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Peter Beardsley

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2015 WLIS racing
« on: January 29, 2015, 01:24:50 PM »
Big season on tap with the 2015 NAs at the end of the season at Larchmont YC Oct. 15-18.
Fleet planning meeting Jan. 31 at 2 pm at LYC - email me if you plan to attend.  Still finalizing the 2015 schedule, but the WLIS circuit will look something like this:

1. Larchmont Sportboat Grand Prix: May 23-24
2. Viper New England Champs: June 13-14 Noroton YC
3. Larchmont Race Week: July 18-19
4. YRALIS Champs: Aug. 1-2
5. Stamford YC Viper Open: Sept. 19-20
6. HPDO / Pre NAs: Oct. 10-11 American YC

Count your best 3 regattas (overall score only), everything else can be dropped, tiebreaker is overall result at HPDO.
Larchmont YC Fleet
Viper 269 "Great Scott!"
Formerly Viper 222 "Ghost Panda" and Viper 161 "Vicious Panda"

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Re: 2015 WLIS racing
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 02:42:57 PM »
The 2015 YRALIS MidSound Sailing Instructions are attached, along with the Larchmont fleet supplement (which changes the schedule a bit and makes a few other modifications to the scoring, protest procedure, etc.). 
Larchmont YC Fleet
Viper 269 "Great Scott!"
Formerly Viper 222 "Ghost Panda" and Viper 161 "Vicious Panda"

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Re: 2015 WLIS racing
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 10:00:22 AM »
25 Vipers made it out for part or all of the 4 days of LYC Race Week.  After several years of really nice wind for this event, the 2015 edition of Race Week was among the lightest in recent memory, continuing the theme of a very light air summer locally.  Several teams left early after long postponements, either due to long travel times home or a lack of faith in the persistence of the LYC Race Committee, and others decided only to sail part of the event due to other commitments, which is still better than not sailing at all -- thank you everyone for participating and getting out there -- the drysail area was full of Vipers, and it's a great sign for the rest of the summer. 

Thankfully the Vipers are still able to ghost along in these conditions and after a 2-hour on shore postponement yesterday, we even ended up with planing conditions in the final race.   Racing was very tight generally -- Saturday was light with two races, and scores were all over the place - 15 teams scored a single digit finish in the two races, which mathematically is hard to do, but also showed the depth of the fleet, and it was great to see some new teams mixing it up with the leaders.  For the 4-day event, Blackout Proposal with a combination of Danny Pletsch, Cardwell Potts, Jennifer Potts, Megan Magill Pletsch, Kendra Emhiser, and a cooler that if it had arms and legs could sail an Opti, came from behind on the second weekend to pass Ghost Panda and take the title.  Blackout Proposal also won the Cullen Trophy for the best overall performance at Race Week, which is the first time that a Viper 640 has ever won the Cullen - and hopefully not the last. 

Only the scores from the second weekend count toward the WLIS Viper Championship Circuit, and as a result we had 8 additional teams on the line.  Joe Healey, Alison Puleo, Roddy Thaler and crew improved every race, winning the day overall on Sunday and moving up to third for the second weekend.  4th through 8th were separated by only 2 points. 

Scores for the WLIS Championship Circuit are attached, along with just the scores for the second weekend of Race Week, and the updated LYC Season Championship scores.  Complete final scores are posted at http://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=1451

There is no racing this coming weekend -- if you want to get out there and practice, great, but otherwise, get back in the good graces of your families, save up your hall passes (or, plan to travel north to the Marblehead NOOD -- 10 Viper signed up currently, none from WLIS - http://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1232) and plan to get out there August 1-2 for the YRALIS Championship -- counts both toward the LYC Season and the WLIS Circuit.  Racing this year will be hosted by American YC with all of the other Senior One Designs, with the circle to be east of AYC.  Register online ASAP -- it's not just me who will be hounding you, but also event chairman Jay Rhame.  http://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1288

Schedule for the rest of the summer at Larchmont (not counting fall racing or racing at Noroton):

July 25: no racing unless you go to Marblehead
Aug. 1-2: YRALIS Champs (see above)
Aug. 8: YRA racing
Aug. 15: no racing
Aug. 22: YRA racing
Aug. 29: no racing
Sept. 5: YRA racing, also possibly a brand new event in Eastern CT out of Stonington with a party Saturday night on Fisher's Island. 
Larchmont YC Fleet
Viper 269 "Great Scott!"
Formerly Viper 222 "Ghost Panda" and Viper 161 "Vicious Panda"

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Re: 2015 WLIS racing
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 08:37:28 AM »
Now that fall racing is here, a bunch of you have a lot of regatta registering to do.  Here's the local schedule, with a bunch of stuff the next 2 weekends.  If you need crew or if you want to sail, please let me know ASAP. 

THIS SATURDAY SEPT. 12: Leukemia Cup @ LYC, please sign up ASAP -- at least 7 teams tell me they're sailing but only 4 are signed up.  This regatta counts for the season and is also a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Great cause and we sail in memory of former LYC Marine Facilities Director Scott Seaver, who was a great guy for those who remember him.   http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1504

THIS SUNDAY SEPT. 13: Stamford YC Denmark Friendship Race -- 50th anniversary of the race. http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1478 -- if we get 5 Vipers, we're sailing one design, if not, PHRF and it'll be great. The party is excellent.  Plus you can leave your Viper rigged at SYC for...

- Sept. 19-20: no LYC racing, but it's the Stamford YC Viper Open - the 5th out of 6 qualifiers for the WLIS Circuit - http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1494 -- 10 teams signed up so far. 

- Sept. 26: LYC local racing - or, Viper Great Lakes Champs on Lake Champlain - http://forum.viper640.org/index.php/topic,1946.0.html -- 16 teams signed up so far. 

- Oct. 3: LYC local racing

- Oct. 10-11: HPDO at American YC - final qualifier for the WLIS circuit and it also of course counts toward the LYC season championship: http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1458 - 34 Vipers currently signed up. 

- Oct. 15-18: NAs at LYC - 50 boats now registered.  Still a few local teams not signed up -- http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1518
Larchmont YC Fleet
Viper 269 "Great Scott!"
Formerly Viper 222 "Ghost Panda" and Viper 161 "Vicious Panda"

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Re: 2015 WLIS racing
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 10:18:47 AM »
A classic HPDO, in that it resembled many other past HPDOs with one good day, one bad day, similar race management, close racing and a very large Viper fleet.  36 Vipers made it out for part or all of the weekend - 23 WLIS teams and 13 visitors prepping for the North Americans, which start this week.  Saturday had 2 races in light air with a lot of shifts and multiple wind directions.  Sunday was a more typical building southwester, ending in marginal planing conditions.  Lots of opportunities for gains and losses, and I think everyone is excited to see what this will look like with a racecourse that is 20% longer and a fleet that is 30% larger.  LYC Teams took 6 of the top 10 places overall - Ted Ferrarone lent 163 to Danny Pletsch, Megan Magill Pletsch, Dave Perkowski and Becca Liggins, and sailed a great series to win without having to sail the last race, despite not winning any races.  Zeke Horowitz from North had an all-pro team place 2nd, two points ahead of Brad Boston's all-pro Doyle Sails team in third.  Cardwell Potts, Ted Ferrarone, Jennifer Potts and Kendra Emhiser won 3 of 5 races on Sunday to move up to 4th, DragonFire sailed an amazingly (and statistically improbably) consistent series with five 5th place finishes in a row to place 6th.

HPDO marks the end of the LYC and WLIS season for scoring purposes.  The LYC title was up for grabs at HPDO with a close battle all season between Blackout Proposal and Jenny.  Blackout Proposal led going into the weekend, but after being slow out of the gates on Saturday, ceded the lead heading into Sunday.  However, the team on 205 rebounded on Sunday to claim the title by .0098 over Jenny.  163 with a great performance leapfrogged Ghost Panda for the third spot by .01.  A record 13 LYC teams qualified for the 2015 season championship out of 19 Vipers now at LYC.

The WLIS Championship Circuit provides some consolation for Jenny and Ghost Panda, with Jenny claiming the series title, followed by Blackout Proposal and Ghost Panda.  19 out of 30 WLIS teams sailed at least 3 regattas to qualify for the circuit.  Season standings for both are attached. 

Once we're on the other side of NAs, we'll talk about a fleet dinner, awards, 2016 season plans, confirming who plans to go to Florida this winter, etc. 
Larchmont YC Fleet
Viper 269 "Great Scott!"
Formerly Viper 222 "Ghost Panda" and Viper 161 "Vicious Panda"