USA – 8 wins AYC 2020 Fall Fling with 5 bullets – 11 Oct 2020

AYC has had a very conservative program this year with very little organized racing.  We cancelled the Finn Masters Regatta and the Texas Centerboard regatta.
The Fall Fling Intramural regatta was created up to give club members of all stripes some racing before the cold weather and Holidays. It was also kind of a test case to see how we could do things safely.  A Club Fall Series is now being considered.
Attached are images of a small but mighty Dinghy Handicapped fleet, there was one other boat not shown. OK Dinghy, USA- 8/1008/Secretariat ended up winning boat for boat and on time against a Contender [Dpn 90.1] and a Harpoon 5.3 [Dpn 96].  The OK is rated at Dpn 96.5 being the smallest, lightest and least sail area.
The OK, USA 8, was tuned up using the “Completely OK” book guidance and looking at Nick Craig’s tuning guide on the British OK web site.  I felt like I was very fast in the the light air.  2020 Greg Wilcox Turtle Sail.  Dan Leech Mk1 plywood boat. [On weight, Measurement Certificate, measured by the OKDIA Chief Measurer, built by Rob Coutts]
USA 8 didn’t sail races 7 and 8 – due to heat exhaustion.  The temperatures were near 100˚F.  Wind from the South 12 with gusts to 22 mph.  Typical course length was around 2 miles, W2, T2 courses.  Photos by Bill Records

CB Regatta
 ScoreMethod=Portsmouth  Results

Sail Skipper Total Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8
1 1008 Bland,James 12 1 1 1 1 1 2 5*DNS 5 DNS
2 777 Loehlin,Jennifer 14 5*OCS 2 2 2 2 3 1 2
3 185 Mashl,Mike 16 5*OCS 3 3 3 3 1 2 1
4 355 Brown,Matt 35 5*OCS 5 DNF 5 DNF 5 DNS 5 DNS 5 DNS 5 DNS 5 DNS

Published by James Bland

USOKDRA Executive Secretary; USA1008 / USA 8 / "Secretariat"

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