RCR Yachts Racer's News #571, October 22, 2014
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What’s New? By Don Finkle:
I am looking forward to racing this Sunday afternoon in our final local race here on the Lower Niagara. I have warned my fellow members of the LYRA Executive that I will be leaving our meeting promptly at 1300 in time to make the start. Tim mentions below that he will be in Annapolis this weekend for a J70 regatta, there are six boats from between Rochester & Cleveland entered. RFA starts their frostbite series soon in Rochester which allows those who can’t let go of the tiller their fix over the winter months.
Please find articles below for the J/24 Worlds, which included a number of local sailors including Travis Odenbach, Rossi Milev and Mike Ingham, who all finished the series in the top 10 (of 69 boats). Mike and his crew of wife Delia and Dan Fien won the Championship of Champions regatta, his second career win in this event. You will find the article and results link below. Also finishing in the top half of the fleet were locals Doug Kaukeinen and Eric Voss. Rochester did well, with three of the ten teams from there. The regatta was held in Thistles at Cleveland’s Edgewater YC.
A gathering of sailors young and old showed up for Skip Doyle’s induction into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame last week. It was a really nice evening and the HOF folks did a great job. Skip’s entourage numbered over 100 and included such luminaries as Ed Botterell, Paul Henderson, Skip’s brother Denis (yes, that spelling is correct) and HOF member Jody Starck. Always fun to see old sailing friends, some of whom we have not run into in years. Olympian swimmer Summer Sanders was present to see her husband Eric Schlopy, himself an Olympic skier, enshrined. There were past and present pro athletes in various sports there too, all of whom had a connection with WNY. Pretty cool that sailing made it into the program.
Last weekend we had our annual Fall Open House in Buffalo, which served as the local debut of the new C&C 30 One Design which had just arrived. Like all race boats it is hard to envision the whole package when the rig is not up, since so much of the boat is in the spars, standing and running rigging. Nonetheless you can see what the boat looks like below the waterline and feel the spaciousness of the deck and cockpit. The keel is semi-retracted for transport and storage, and is currently in the up position which makes it a lot easier to board the boat. Stop by and have a look for yourself.
J/70 Fall Brawl Regatta, by Tim Finkle
: Not done yet! I dropped the rig on Junior Monday night and packed it up for another J/70 regatta, this time the Fall Brawl in Annapolis, MD. This regatta is always on the list for us because it was the first one design regatta that the class had back in 2012. The Eastport YC had just opened its beautiful new clubhouse and were terrific hosts, kick starting what has turned out to be a great class. We went again last year and got more good breeze and competition, so we see no reason to stop attending. As of now, 34 boats are signed up including Terry Hutchinson, who recently bought a J/70 and whom I’ve heard is a pretty decent sailor. This class is never short on talent, that’s for sure! My crew for the weekend is Justin Hays and Mike and Duffy Danish. For those who don’t know Mike, he’s a former Youngstown YC Jr. Sailor who went off to sail successfully at The Coast Guard Academy. He met Duffy (now wife) who was a sailing coach at Connecticut College right next door to the Academy. They recently moved to Washington DC, so this was a good opportunity for them to do some sailing close by. Equally as important to the team is Justin Hays, a very active coach for local high school and college programs and a lot of fun to sail with. Me on the other hand….well, I’m providing the boat. See more here: J70 Fall Brawl
. I will have a complete write-up for next week’s edition, so stay tuned!
Local Racing still going strong:
It’s great to see many boats still in the water and racing locally too. There have been 4 good races so far for YYC and NOLCS sailors in the “October Cup”. These Sunday races start in the river just off the dock of the NOLSC with the course usually going out and around several buoys in the lake and finishing back in front of the same dock. Reports have been great with plenty of breeze and nice weather overall. Being a J/70 sailor myself, I am very pleased to see Tony Byrne at the top of the results, he’s sailed a great series. (Tony, you are screwing the PHRF rating). As a small boat, there is plenty of opportunity to get blanketed or rolled by the larger vessels, but “Napoleon” has been a force each and every Sunday (Maybe the Bills front office should give him a call). NOLSC October Cup Results
RCR Buffalo Annual Fall Open House, October 18-19:
This past weekend, RCR held its annual open house in Buffalo. Another great turnout from our loyal customers and new this year was a Chili cook-off with winners getting prizes for best tasting chili. Tim & Sue won the raffle prize for best attendance at our marina social events. There is great camaraderie between slip holders in Buffalo and you will find that our marina does a lot more social activities than some of the others in the city. We thank Chuck, Marilyn and Darren who run most of that effort, but it’s the customers who come back each year that make it all happen.
Brian, Jean and Jean
Tim and Sue Angielczyk
Also at our Open House was the New C&C 30 One Design,
which everyone was really excited to see, and it got a lot of foot traffic.
RCR Commissioning on the Road:
Jim Egloff and Brian Buczack flew down to Naples, Florida yesterday to fully commission a brand new J/88 for our customer who plans to race it in some winter regattas. Last week we showed a picture of the boat as it left Rhode Island on the trailer and this week we have a picture of the boat with it’s new fancy graphics!
J/88 “Touch 2 Play”
Skip Doyle Inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
: Last week we attended the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. RCR was a sponsor and in attendance to support our friend and fellow Youngstown Yacht Club member, Skip Doyle for his long and successful sailing career. Skip had over 100 friends in attendance and one of the biggest groups of supporters out of all the inductees. Shows how much respect we have for Skip and what he’s done for sailing in our area. Here is an article in the Buffalo News on his accomplishments.
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. Just as we work with other brokers to sell our own listings, we work with out of town brokers to find boats for our local customers. So please let us know what you are looking for and we will find it and negotiate on your behalf. No cost to you for this arrangement.
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RCR Bus Trip to the Toronto Boat Show, Jan 11, 2015:
We are again organizing a trip to the Toronto Boat Show. The date is Sunday January 11, 2015. We will be leaving from RCR Buffalo Marina at 9am and should arrive back at the marina about 5pm. The cost for the bus trip is $22.00 per person, this includes tax and gratuities. Tickets for the Boat Show itself are available at the door or you can purchase a discounted ticket online at www.torontoboatshow.com. NEW THIS YEAR...For those of you who may be more interested in Sales rather than Sails the bus will make a stop at the Eaton Centre and will pick you up there at the end of the day. This trips sells out every year so reserve your seat early to avoid being disappointed. Contact Chuck or Darren to secure your place. Please note once your reservation is confirmed we cannot offer any refunds.
News from the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club
: Save the Date!
The North U Racing Tactics seminar is coming to Buffalo on March 1st. Meet the man who wrote the book. Bill Gladstone will be presenting this all day event hosted by the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club. A lecture hall at the University of Buffalo is being reserved. More information regarding registration will be available soon. In the meantime, mark your calendar and plan on attending. Price of admission is $115. Lunch is optional at $10. The North U Tactics CD will be included with your registration.
News, Stories and Articles:
J-24 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, NEWPORT RI (From Haarstick Loft Lines):
From September 22-26, Newport RI delivered 5 days of superb sailing conditions. From Day 1, which featured 15-25 knots w/ 3-4 foot chop and a crossing 8-10 foot ocean swell, things started off with a bang! 1.5-1.75 Mile first legs, 5 leg courses…this was a true WORLD Championship. 70 Boats from 13 Countries came to race hard for 5 full days of ultra competitive sailing. We could go on and on, but needless to say it was as difficult and challenging an event as one could imagine. Boats with Haarstick Sails came out and did extremely well. Our own Travis Odenbach on "Honeybadger" - sporting the finest AMERICAN made J-24 sails in the world of course....had the best 3 race string of the entire event with a 3-1-2 in races 5,6,7. Honeybadger showed exceptional boatspeed throughout the event and finished in 5th Place!! Kris Werner who was calling tactics for Aidan Glackin on "Mental Floss" a new customer from Long Island, NY, finished a super respectable 14th place as well. Bob Kinsman, also a newer customer, finished 30th, and Julian Howarth and his team on "Mr H" were awarded the trophy for Top Youth team! US J-24 Class President- Lambert Lai, also competed with a set of Haarsticks! Other than industry giant-North Sails (made in Sri Lanka), Haarstick had the most sails on the race course!!! Impressive. Congratulations to Will Welles and his team on becoming the new World Champions. Nice work.
Travis Odenbach on “Honeybadger”
Ingham Earns Second Career Championship of Champions Title (From USSailing.org):
CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 12, 2014) – A 16-year-old upstart and a former champion each entered Sunday’s racing with a chance to win the Jack Brown Trophy at the Championship of Champions, hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club. Recognized as US Sailing’s most unique National Championship, the 2014 edition was nothing short of this description.
Sunday’s showdown featured Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y.), a J/24 sailor and the 2005 champion of this event, and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.), an International 420 sailor and member of US Sailing’s 2014 ISAF Youth World Championship Team. Ingham is also a six-time Thistle National Champion.
The race committee tallied two more races Sunday, pushing the race total to 11 for the regatta. With fewer than 12 races, a boat’s worst race score was excluded, instead of two.
Parkin and Ingham were even atop the leaderboard to start the day, with Parkin taking the tie-breaker advantage. Ingham’s throw-out score was a 21 and Parkin’s was a 10. However, Ingham took control Sunday morning with a win in Race 10 and he placed 13th in Race 11. Parkin was fifth in Race 10 and 17th in Race 11, his worst score of the regatta. Ingham edged Parkin by one point to earn his second career Jack Brown Trophy.
Mike’s wife, Delia Ingham (Rochester, N.Y.), and Dan Fien (Webster, N.Y.) crewed for Team Ingham this week. Parkin’s crew included Florian Eenkema van Dijk (Darien, Conn.), an Youth World Team member with Parkin, and Jack’s father, Barry Parkin (Riverside, Conn.).
“We had a big battle at the pin today in the last race,” said Mike Ingham. “We started putting ourselves in a bad spot and they took advantage of that. Fortunately, we battled out of it after beating him on one tack at the end.”
“It was nice to see a young man take the lead,” added Delia on Parkin’s racing this week. “He sailed very well this week. It was great work on his part.”
“We were the underdogs coming into it and we didn’t expect much,” said Jack Parkin. “We were hoping to finish it off today and maintain the lead. On the last race, we tried to engage them on the start and push them outside the pin. We were able to slow them down, but it wasn’t enough.”
All helmsmen qualified for this event by winning a 2013 or 2014 one-design class National, North American, or World Championship. Helmsmen and their crew were tested in Thistles this year.
1. Mike Ingham [J/24], 6-[21/RET]-3-1-1-3-2-6-2-1-13- ; 38
2. Jack Parkin [Intl 420], 1-3-5-5-3-1-10-5-1-5-- ; 39
3. Paul Abdullah [Y Flyer], 4--7-9-11-7-3-7-3-2-1- ; 54
4. Brent Barbehenn [Jet 14], 8-4-1-10-2-6-13-1-10--2- ; 57T
5. Greg Fisher [J/22], 15-6-2-2-10-8-1--4-3-6- ; 57T
New Boat News:
C&C 30 One Design in the Sail for Hope Regatta:
SALT (HULL#2) sailing in the ‘Sail For Hope’ regatta this month in Newport, RI.
The New J/112e for Spring 2015:
: 36 feet is a magic size in the J/Boats line-up. With a spacious two-cabin accommodation plan and a comfortable, ergonomic cockpit, the all-new J/112E is as well suited for the annual cruise as she is sprinting to Mackinaw Island or short-handing through rough weather. Versatility in sailboat design means not only a sailboat that can do many things, but one that can do them across a wide range of conditions, both fair and adverse.
Upwind is a Breeze – Downwind is a Blast
: The J/112E joins her sisterships, the J/97E and J/122E, as an exceptional upwind performer. V-shaped bow sections provide superior directional stability and reduced slamming in waves. Freeboard forward and topside flare help to keep the deck dry. A long waterline combined with a low vertical center of gravity results in a smooth, sea-kindly motion - more like that of a 40 footer. J/112E is a moderate displacement design with a high aspect, non-overlapping sailplan. This efficient set-up provides ample sail power in light winds (while most others are motoring), and easy to down-shift options when the wind builds. J’s are known for being able to sail well under mainsail alone, jib alone, and nearly any combination of mainsail and small jib. The J/112E is no exception. All one needs is a mainsail and 105% jib to enjoy easy, high performance sailing in winds from 5 to 25 knots. For downwind fun with minimal effort and crew, one can deploy the asymmetric spinnaker from the retractable carbon sprit.
Designed to Sail:
Owners have been sailing their J’s offshore for years and their enthusiastic feedback has fueled J/Boats’ continuous pursuit of designing the world’s most comfortable sailing boats. Comfort at sea means more than nice backrests (which by the way the J/112E has). “Sailing comfort” means sailing without stress - like having clear visibility from the helm station; easy access to vital sail controls to allow short-handed sailing; a smooth sea-kindly motion that’s easier on the stomach; numerous handholds and foot braces both above and below decks for secure movement; and a highly maneuverable boat that is easy to dock or moor in tight places. Sailboats that inspire confidence (and reduce stress) inspire their owners to sail more. Maybe that’s why J/ sailors spend so much time sailing.
Boats For Sale News:
Let RCR Find Your Next Boat, or Sell Your Existing One!
Selected listings only, see www.rcryachts.com/used for full list:
The listings below are only part of what we have for sale. We can also find you a boat out of town, just let us know what you are looking for.
Featured Used Boats:
36' Sabre Spirit 36 2008
"Bella" Beautiful Flag Blue hull paint 2012, North Sails, 27HP Volvo with Saildrive, Below Deck Jib Furler, Self-Tacking Jib, Electric Halyard Winch, Hall Carbon Mast with Rod Rigging, Hall Quickvang, Knot, Depth, Wind, VHF, RAM, Cruising Spinnaker, Raymarine ST6002-Plus Below-Deck Autopilot, GPS, Stereo, Custom Winter Cover, Steel Cradle, Very Light use, fresh water only. Currently stored indoors in Youngstown for the winter, $229,000
Sabre Spirit 2008, Youngstown, NY, $229,000
36’ Beneteau 36.7 2002 “Vinyasa” REDUCED
RCR owned this boat originally and sold to current owner and it has been exceptionally maintained over the years, one of the nicest 36.7’s around. Full Tacktick Racing Instruments, Harken Carbo headfoil, 10 Doyle racing sails plus several older cruising sails, Many class legal rigging upgrades, New rudder bearings 2013, multiple protective covers, currently on display at RCR Buffalo, $89,900
Beneteau 36.7 2002, Buffalo, NY, $89,900
36' Pearson 36 1973
"Patriot" NEW LISTING
Over $35K in Upgrades, A good solid and stable boat repowered with a recent Yanmar diesel, loads of sails, electronics and gear, an excellent value at $29,900, Rochester NY.
33’ Soverel 33 1983
“Ghost” fast PHRF Racer, 2011 Honda 9.9Hp 4 Stroke Motor, Rigged to Race and Win, REDUCED
33’ Hobie 33 1984
“Stray Cat” with Trailer, 8 Sails, Autopilot, 15HP, Knot, Depth, Wind, Linked Instruments, VC 17 Bottom, PHRF 96, REDUCED
Hobie 33 1984, Erie, PA, $19,900
30’ Custom Andrews 30 1989
"FLAK" NEW LISTING
Fast Maxi-MORC Proven Winner, always fresh water, Recent survey, Yanmar Diesel, Extensive Inventory, newer Custom Bulb Keel $29,900, Buffalo
Andrews 30 1989, Buffalo, NY, $29,900
26' C&C Wave 26 1989
"Lady in Red" NEW LISTING
Fresh Survey, 12HP Diesel, Wheel, Dodger, Bimini, two Suits sails, Storm Jib, Genneker, Shoal keel, Profurl, 110V Shore Power with Charger, Two Batteries, Raymarine Speed, Depth, Wind, Autopilot, VHF, In Transit, $17,900
C&C Wave 26 1989, Youngstown, NY, $17,900
25’ B-25 1991
“Spirit” NEW LISTING
Leif bailey designed Sportboat, pretty red hull, new mast and rigging 2002, very lightly used 2005 Yamaha 4 Stroke 4HP Motor, carbon rudder, carbon spin pole, lifting keel, trailer with brakes. Rochester $12,500
BBoats B 25 1991, Rochester, NY, $12,500
24’ Melges 24 2000 Hull #445 NEW LISTING
Melges 24 hull numbers in the 400’s are known to be fast. Meticulously maintained boat with TactTick Compass, Velocitek ProStart, 2 motors including 2011 Mercury 4HP, Galvanized trailer with 2 boxes. Full deck, mast and keel covers. Raptor soft deck added in 2013. Buffalo, $25,000
Melges 24 Hull # 446 2000, Buffalo, NY, $25,000
22’ J/70 #246 2013
“Touch 2 Play” REDUCED
Just finished 4th
place overall out of 86 at the J/70 World Championship, among other strong finishes. Includes Triad trailer, 6HP Yamaha outboard, Quantum sails, TackTick Racemaster and more. Buffalo, $51,900.
Performance sailboats available now at RCR:
Let RCR Find Your Next Boat, or Sell Your Existing One:
||Beneteau First 36.7
||Beneteau First 36.7
||C&C 34+ Wing Keel
||C&C 34+ Fin Keel
||Beneteau First 10R
||Hobie 33 w/Trailer
||Beneteau First 310
||Andrews Custom 30
||C&C 30 Diesel
||C&C 27-5 Diesel
||C&C Wave 26
||Lady in Red
||Touch 2 Play
||Touch 2 Play
Once in a while we need to remind our readers that we are actually in business. It is nice to provide a service to the sailing community and hopefully our readers will remember us when it comes time to buy or sell a boat. We do know what we are talking about!
Flea Market & Items For Sale/Wanted:
Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole (without end fittings):
Was purchased for a Beneteau 36.7 as a spare spinnaker pole. Selling for $1000, retail is nearly double that price. Call Jim Egloff at 716-525-3228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
North Sails Asymmetrical Spinnaker with Sock:
Great shape, basically brand new. Made for a Newport 27S. I tried it out on my Newport 27mkII and it fit great. Would work for any boat this size like a Catalina 27 or C&C 27. This sail belongs to one of our customers and is a steal at $700. I have it in my possession if you wish to see it. If interested contact Darren 572-2312 or email@example.com
FOR SALE, 12' Apex Center Console Hypalon Inflatable.
Includes 25HP Yamaha and trailer. $3,750 CDN. 12' RIB with seating for 2 on center console seat. Room for another on the cooler in front of the C/C. 25 hp oil injection Yamaha long shaft, 6 gallon fuel tank. Brand new steering and control cables. Includes 3 point lifting harness. firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom 35 Cover and Cradle:
The cradle is custom made and has four screw pads on either side. The cover was only used one season and is like new but may need to be modified a little bit as it was made to accommodate the radar arch. $500.00 for each item. Contact email@example.com
or (716) 628-2531
Steel cradle for 37' sailboat. $750.
Presently fitted for Hunter 376. Contact Gerry Palmer, Broker, RCR Yachts Sodus Point, 315-483-2526
US Sailing's 2014 Championship of Champions
NOLSC October Cup Results
To add your event to the Calendar write to Don Finkle at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Tim Finkle at email@example.com.
Note that dates have been known to change so you should always check any event’s website for final scheduling!
these two sites are good sources of dates too.
2014: (check the appropriate website for date confirmation)
Oct 25-26 J/70 Fall Brawl, Eastport YC, Annapolis
Nov 1-2 J/70 Chesapeake Championship, FBYC, Deltaville, VA
Dec13 -14 J/70 Winter Series #1, Davis Island YC, Tampa
Jan 10-11 DIYC J/70 Winter Series #2, Davis Island YC, Tampa
Jan 18-23 J/70 Midwinter Championship at Key West Race Week
Jan 18-23 Key West Race Week
Feb 7-8 J/70 Winter Series #3, Davis Island YC, Tampa
Mar 5-7 J/70 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week
July 6-11 J/70 World Championship, La Rochelle, France
July 2015 Lightning Master and World Championships, BCC
July 8-20 PanAm games Toronto Hosted by RCYC
Sept 21-27 J/70 North American Championship, San Diego YC
Local sail lofts include:
Bierig in Erie, 814-459-8001 (David Bierig)
Dieball Sailing Cleveland, 419-729-0056 (Ernie Dieball)
Dieball Sailing Toledo, 419-726-2933 (Skip Dieball)
Doyle Detroit, 586-790-7500 (Al Declercq)
Doyle Cleveland, 440-346-2651 (Jon Duer)
Doyle Buffalo, 716-435-5944 (Peter "Louis" Johnson)
Doyle Erie, 814-833-7287, 814-504-8469 (Dick Robertson)
Doyle Sarnia, 519-344-5236 (Spike Boston)
Doyle Toronto, 905-820-9169 (Ed Botterell)
Doyle Hamilton, 905-515-5494 (Doug Folsetter)
Evolution Toronto 416-503-1931 (Greg Bratkiw)
Haarstick/Bay Sails Hamilton, ON 905-529-7245 (Keven Piper)
Haarstick in Rochester, 585-342-5200 (Doug Burtner)
Haarstick in Rochester, 585-943-8652 (Travis Odenbach)
Haarstick in Rochester, 585-329-0500 (Kris Werner)
Katlynn in Sodus, 315-483-9102 (Marcia Wait)
Lee Sails Northeast, 716-908-7405
Lee Sails Northeast, 716-491-0330
Mack Sails & Rigging 585-703-6364 firstname.lastname@example.org
North Toronto, 416-259-9644 (Geoff Moore)
North Sails, 585-370-1027 email@example.com
Sobstad WNY, 716-510-5762, Dave Dannhauser
Sportech sails in St. Catharines, 905-688-1833 (Jamie Day)
Ullman Buffalo, 716-447-9766 (Dan Elliot & Rob Handler) 216- 965-4309
Ullman Cleveland, 216-486-5732 (Greg Koski)
Ullman Rochester, 1-877-sail-umg (877-724-5864) (Justin Damore)
UK-Toronto, 416-915-9134 (Brian Chapman) firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: We locate info and event dates from a wide variety of sources, and we won't be held responsible if dates change or info we obtain turns out to be inaccurate. Please double-check any event prior to heading off to it!