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RCR Yachts Racers' News, #594, April 22, 2015

Let RCR Find Your Next Boat, or Sell Your Existing One!

What's New? By Tim Finkle:  We apologize for not getting a newsletter out last week.  We were busy running around getting our J/70 rigged and ready for Charleston Race Week.  It was another great event and we learned some more lessons for the playbook.  Unfortunately, we had some rainy weather and light winds that made it challenging on and off the water, but we made the best of it.  We just got back to Buffalo last night, so I’m catching up this morning from being away from the computer for a week.  I managed to write part one of my Charleston RW Report in this issue, see stories section below.
 
After Charleston, we towed the boat up to Annapolis to drop it off until we come back for the NOOD in two weeks.  We left it at Jabin’s Yacht Yard where there is plenty of buzz there getting boats in the water.  They are a bit behind in their spring schedule because of the extended winter, so it is all hands on deck in Annapolis.    
 
Before we left for Charleston, we hosted a two night seminar at the Buffalo Yacht club with guest speaker Mike Ingham.  Mike did an excellent job and we estimated around 120 people showed up on Friday night and only slightly less on Saturday afternoon.  The yacht club was a great host, handling the food and bar and overall setup.  We thank those that donated to the BYC Jr Sailing Foundation.  We would like to do more of these types of events in the future and we are pleased that the sailing community came out to support it.  We had many travel several hours to attend, which was encouraging and proof that this type of event is worthwhile.
 
 
Saturday afternoon Upwind tuning and trim seminar
 
 
Mike Ingham explaining the flow over the sails
 
Our RCR Buffalo Marina was mobbed last weekend with boat owners coming down to work on boats – spring is here!!

 
 
Erie Yacht Club Racing Fleet News:
Apr 22: Social meeting 7:00 PM.  Schedule and event updates, rule changes, info.  Race Committee presentation.  Smart Phone GPS tracking demo, Q&A.  See new EYC Fleet hat selection.
Erie Yacht Club Racing Fleet:   http://www.erieyachtclub.org/racing-fleet
 
This Saturday, April 25, Ullman Sails Buffalo Open House:  Saturday April 25th from 3pm-8pm. Stop by and see the new loft on 433 Broadway in Buffalo NY. Fun, food, prizes and giveaways!  Come see the staff and have some fun!
We look forward to seeing you –
Ullman Sails Buffalo
ullmanbuffalo@aol.com
gregorykoski@ullmansailscleveland.com
716 447-9766
 
May 1st, North Sails Clinic at JDaze J/24 Regatta in Canadaigua:

 
 
May 6th PHRF Optimization Seminar by Doyle Sails:  Hosted by Olcott Yacht Club and starting at 6pm, the local Doyle representatives will explain some great ways to optimize your boat for PHRF racing.  This could include sail area vs rating, sail trim, boat setup and prep, time saving tips, roundings and maneuvers, etc.  RCR will also be bringing a J/70 for those interested in seeing it up close.
 
May 9 & 10, Buffalo Open House and Customer Appreciation Picnic:  Both days from 10AM to 4PM.  The usual FREE grilled food and other refreshments will be served, highlighted by Darren’s special sausages.  See new and used boats on display and visit with friends who are working on their own boats.  We always look forward to this opportunity to see our customers and sailing friends, it is a nice kickoff to the season.
 
RCR acts as a Buyer’s Agent for FREE:  Let our brokers help you find your next boat.  They know the best practices and the proper steps to take, it’s what we’ve been doing for 43 years and it costs nothing for you to have us work on your behalf.
 
If you are thinking of selling, we can use more listings because our extensive marketing program generates plenty of leads.  Contact any of our brokers for a free evaluation of the sale prospects and pricing for your present boat.  
 
RCR staff cell phones, dial us as needed!
 

Don Finkle    CEO 716-695-4328
Rick Lenard  Buffalo Sales 716-472-4702
Corbo Corbishley Rochester Sales 585-752-2530
Tracy Buczak Erie Sales 716-680-4554
Darren Wright Buffalo Service 716-572-2312
Jim Egloff Customer Service 716-525-3228
Mary Egloff    CFO, Title Work 716-425-5534
Tim Finkle Marketing 860-917-5416
 
Forward our newsletter sign-up to sailing friends:  Newsletter sign-up
 
Have you visited our website lately? We just launched a brand new site, check it out:  www.rcryachts.com 
 
 
Upcoming Events:
 
Obersheimer’s Last Winter Seminar:  May 6, 7PM – Weather Forecasting, General Discussion Q&A, Social BBQ with Hot Dogs and Hamburgers provided
 
April 30th - Gary Jobson Speaking at RIT:

 
 
2015 Port Credit Spring Boat Show:  Canadian Yachting & Canadian Outdoor Sport Shows is proud to announce the Second Annual Port Credit Spring Boat Show to be held at Credit Village Marina, this May 29, 30 and 31st, 2015. Located in Port Credit’s beautiful and historic downtown, Credit Village Marina is nestled in picturesque Snug Harbour and features first-class amenities and ample parking. Snug Harbour Restaurant is onsite, offering fresh seafood, live jazz and waterfront patio dining. And for those who want to explore the Port Credit Harbour area, there are a number of other dining options a short stroll away. From the location to the amenities, Port Credit has it all – it’s the best location in Southern Ontario for what promises to be Southern Ontario’s best In- Water Boat Show!  Make sure to mark your calendar May 29 to 31 2015 @ Credit Village Marina.  Regards, Scott MacInnes, 416-275-2705, scott@fishandboatshow.com
 
May 29-30, MELGES 20 2015 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:  The 2015 Canadian National Championship will be held on May 29-31 and hosted by the fantastic Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC). 
 
Rochester YC Events for 2015:
May 23-24 – High School Team Racing NIT Championship (chair is Jimmy Carminati)
June 11-14 (race days are June 12-14) –Hospice Nationals (chair is Tim Sladden)
July 14-19 – US Sailing Women’s Junior Singlehanded Championship (chair is Lisa Esquier). We are expecting 40-50 boats for this regatta (Laser Radial).
July 31-August 2 – Junior Olympics (chair is Jenn Altobelli)
August 15 – Hospice Regatta. It is RYC’s turn to host this regatta (chair is Eric Snavely)
TBD – Vice Commodore Peck announced that RYC is looking to host the J/24 District Championship regatta to coincide with a memorial event for Lambert Lai.
 
Oswego Yacht Club Racing Events for 2015:
June 20th - Oswego Hospice Cup Regatta
July 24th and 25th - Sail Oswego Regatta
August 15th and 16th - J/24 District 7 Regatta
 
May 28-May 31, 2015 Southern Bay Race Week welcomes J/70s:  This is the weekend after Memorial Day on the southern Chesapeake Bay. Check out the entry fees, the special early bird discount, NOR, entry list, scratch sheet, accommodation information, online entry and payment, and more at the 2015 SBRW Yacht Scoring event site. Click http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1250 or contact Lin McCarthy at mcbear@earthlink.net or 757-850-4225. We look forward to having the J70 racers at SBRW on the southern Chesapeake Bay! 
 
May 29-31, Bayview One Design Regatta:  Bayview Yacht Club would like to cordially invite the J70 Class to our award winning Bayview One Design Regatta. This event won the US Sailing One Design Regatta of the year in 2012 so do not miss out on our great race committee and legendary dockside fun. Racing will take place on May 29-31 on the beautiful, fresh waters of Lake St. Clair. Entry fee is $175, and we offer free launch and haul out for the regatta. Sign up soon to help increase your Class size and let your friends and competitors know you are coming. See http://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1260 for entry and all other details. Hope to see you there, Todd Jones saildry@aol.com 
 
June 12-14, Cleveland Race Week One Design Weekend:  With spring just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about sailboat racing! With that thought, please allow me to extend a personal invitation to join us at the 35th anniversary of Cleveland Race Week. We have added some new one design classes, a casual cruising race event and some surprises for the onshore events. One design weekend is June 12-14. The NOR is posted. You may view it and register at www.clevelandraceweek.com.  On behalf of the 2015 Cleveland Race Week Committee, we look forward to seeing you, Cathy Newpher and David Wilber dmwilber@gmail.com 
 
June 13-14 2015, Toronto Area Hospice Regatta Announcement:  The 2015 TAHR Organizing Committee are excited to announce that the Notice of Race and registrations are now available online at http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1332
 
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing Speaker Series:  Last one is Apr 22 – Wed – Bronte Harbour YC
 
July 10-26, 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto:  A world-class event is coming to our area next summer with the following fleets being contested.  Believe it or not, we understand that there will be no US entry in the J24 class, an unfortunate situation that is the result of scheduling and other issues. http://www.toronto2015.org/sailing
 
July 11-12, Centrals on Sodus, One Design Regatta:  Attention Adult and Junior Laser District 9 Competitors, Area Opti Competitors, 420 Spinnaker and Non Spinnaker Juniors.  Replacing the CNYSA Annual Regatta is the all new "Centrals on Sodus" Annual Regatta. The new regatta format is designed as a youth event for Optimist, Laser, and 420. Adults and Juniors will as always compete for the Laser District 9 Grand Prix during this regatta.
http://www.sbjsa.org/Sodus_Bay_Junior_Sailing_Association/Home.html
The regatta is a 2 day event for all classes with awards in multiple categories. This year’s regatta features 2 US Sailing Area E Qualifiers:
*The U.S. Junior Doublehanded Area E Qualifier for the Bemis Trophy
*The U.S. Junior Singlehanded Area E Qualifier for the Smythe Trophy
 
July 24-26, CanAm Challenge, Youngstown YC:  Racing is open to any fleet than can get 5 one-design boats to register - we will give you a start.  So far we have 48 boats signed up in the following classes:  8 Metre, Beneteau 36.7, J/105, Beneteau 10R, J/88, Laser 28, J/27, Kirby 25, Melges 24, J/24, J/70, J/22, and Pursuit fleets for Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker that will allow racing for any boats that don’t fall into a one-design class.  We ask that those of you that know you will be racing come July 25th to please sign up online today to help us promote the event and show strong participation, it will only help to attract more out-of-towners!  Any questions about the event or how we can help you attend, please reach out to me directly. Register Here:  http://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1242   
 
New CanAm Website:  We just launched our new regatta website thanks to our publicity chair Amy Reynolds. Please check it out periodically as we just went live with it and will have many updates between now and the regatta. www.yyccanam.com
 
 
 
2015 Beneteau 36.7 North Americans: The 2015 NAC website is up and running.  Obviously, those considering the journey from outside the region pay attention to the number of boats planning to compete.  Please sign up now!  Payment is not due until August 1st…
http://www.yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=1257 
 
The Sodus Bay Yacht Club is excited to be hosting the Lake Yacht Racing Association 131st Annual Regatta on the Great Sodus Bay:  This will be the 11th time that SBYC has hosted this prestige Regatta. The members of SBYC invite racers from all around Lake Ontario to enjoy an exciting week of racing at its finest.  The week begins with the Founders Cup from Oswego Yacht club to SBYC on July 26th. Followed by the Centennial Cup from Genesee Yacht Club to SBYC on July 28th. Then the long distance Freeman Cup race on July 29th.We wrap up the week with course racing on July 31st, August 1st and August 2nd. Official regatta information can be found at LYRA2015.com  
 
Rochester Yacht Club will host 2016 Lightning North Americans: From the Lightning Class website: “ The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 2016 Lightning North Americans will be held at....Rochester Yacht Club in New York!
 
 
News, Stories and Articles:
 
Charleston Race Week 2015 Report, Part One:  This year’s CRW was the 20th edition of the event in what has grown to be a very well attended regatta and one of the biggest on the east coast.  This regatta is run like a business and the amount of volunteers and paid staff it takes to pull it off is impressive.  I know it also takes a lot of money and you can see that by the number and type of sponsors they attract.  The Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina at Mt Pleasant is a nice venue for the onshore activities and they clearly have a nice formula working there. 
 
All of that said, the actual racing is not the most ideal situation.  You have very little space in that harbor between the shipping channel, the island with Castle Pinkney, the rock pile in the middle of the race course, the shallow water near the shore of James Island, and of course the other racing circles on either side.  Then, you add the tides pouring in and out of the three rivers providing a very strong current to deal with.  The current is so strong that it can trump the wind in many cases.  It’s the main focus of the racing for the sailors and the race committee.  I like that it’s a different type of regatta in that it provides a lot of unique challenges, but I can see why others may get frustrated and not want to race there.  More on that when we get into the racing part later…
 
This was our third time doing the event on the J/70, though Dad has done a few previous regattas on other boats, having won his class once in the Beneteau 10R.  After having 80 boats in our class last year and even slightly more this year, we knew we wanted to attend again.  Having figured out the logistics from previous years, it takes less effort to get organized each year.  You know who to call or email, where to launch, where to dock, where to stay, etc.  We are lucky to have worked out an arrangement with fellow YYC members and J/88 owners, Joe and Jeff Pawlowski, to share a house for the crews on Sullivan’s Island, about a 15-20 minute drive away in a beach town with nice restaurants nearby.  It has worked out well and saves us both some money, plus it’s just a lot of fun.
 
Our week started out by hopping in the truck and towing the boat down to Charleston.  My job is to drive the boat so that Dad can sit in the passenger seat and make calls and email from the iPad, afterall we are in our busiest time of year.  There is no radio in the truck, well at least I don’t dare turn it on anyway.  I listen and we talk about business and make sure to look back to see how “Junior” is doing behind me on the trailer from time to time.  My mom came along this time, though I think she may want to fly separately next time.  It’s a long drive sitting in the back of a truck, but she’s a trooper for sure. 
 
We arrived on Tuesday and went straight over to James Island YC where we got the mast up and rigged enough before calling it a night, knowing that we wouldn’t launch until Wednesday anyway.  When the No-see-um bugs got bad enough, we went into the JIYC club for a beer and were greeted with $2 draught beers.  This wasn’t a special, it is always $2 for the premium beers and even $1 for the light beer.  Now that is my kind of club!  We got to talking to the locals and found out that it is a big fishing and sailing club, equally welcome to join and they have a very strong membership base.  We got to talking some more and found out that there are no female members unless you are married into the club.  You cannot join as a woman member alone……wow, that certainly caught us by surprise, but we were reminded that we are in the South and that is the way it is at that club. 
 
The following day we went back to the boat, finished the rigging enough to launch and motored across the harbor to the marina where we’d dock for the weekend with all the other J/70s.  I spent the rest of the afternoon tuning the boat, cleaning and prepping so that when the crew arrived on Thursday, we’d have the full day to get in a proper practice session. 
 
Sorry, ran out of time this week, more on the actual racing in the next issue….
 
Here are the results for now:
http://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1220
 
 
 
Junior at CRW 2015
 
 
New Boat News:
 
We have many new sailboats to choose from this spring.  They are of all different shapes and sizes with various purposes.  As always, if you are wondering about what your next boat might look like, please stop by or give us a call and we can help guide you through your research.  We’d like to be your advisors in the process!
 
J/88 Update:  We recently published another J/88 update with some news about the boat and the growing local fleet.  Please read the full article here and an excerpt below:  Link to J/88 Update #7
 
 
J/88s at Charleston Race Week
 
Beneteau ASA 22 HERE NOW!  The “ASA” 22 is a new entry level sailboat developed in collaboration with the American Sailing Association with a purpose of making sailing a fun, safe, and easy way to sail.  It is also relatively inexpensive, allowing for a small fleet to use them as an introductory fleet.
 
 
 
J/70 Stock Boats Available for Spring: Join the fastest growing one-design fleet in the world! We currently have two new boats for sale in Youngstown.  Special pricing offered on hull #303.  This boat comes with a trailer, new North Sails main and jib and several options at our cost.  The price of this boat is better than most used on the market, ask us for more details if interested. 
 
New Racing Boats in Stock and available for viewing at RCR Yachts:
29’ J88, Youngstown and Buffalo
C&C 30 One Design, Youngstown
Beneteau ASA 22, Youngstown
23’ J70, Youngstown, Rochester
 
 
Boats For Sale:
 
Let RCR Find Your Next Boat, or Sell Your Existing One!
 
Selected listings only, see http://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' Pearson 36 1973 "Patriot" Over $35K in Upgrades, A good solid and stable boat repowered with a recent Yanmar diesel, loads of sails, electronics and gear, REDUCED to $24,900, Rochester NY.


Pearson 36 1973, Rochester, NY, $24,900
 
36’ C&C 34+ 1990 “Child’s Play” Shoal Draft, Lots of Sails, Spinnaker Gear, Fresh water use only, Race & Cruise Equipped, Many improvements  and detailing done by RCR Buffalo service staff since listed.  Survey available.  Buffalo, NY REDUCED to $59,900
 
36’ C&C 34+ 1990 “Ciao Bella” Fin Keel, Diesel, Wheel, Roller Furling, Refrigerator, Stove/Oven, Shore Power, GPS, Dodger, Ohio REDUCED to $59,900


C&C 34+ 1990, Ohio, $59,900
 
33’ Soverel 33 1983 “Ghost” fast PHRF Racer, 2011 Honda 9.9Hp 4 Stroke Motor, Rigged to Race and Win, Fast PHRF racer, Erie PA REDUCED to $14,000            
 
33’ C&C 33-1 1976 “Sea Star” NEW LISTING, race equipped, rebuilt engine, lots of sails, Buffalo, $17,900


C&C 33 MKI 1976, Buffalo, NY, Make an Offer 

30' Mumm/Farr 30 REDUCED to $79,900.  Owner will entertain offers.
 
29’ C&C 29-2 1984 “Snapshot” NEW LISTING Race & Cruise Equipped, 10 Sails, Spinnaker Gear, Folding prop, Rigid Vang, Harken Furler, Autopilot, GPS, 2013 Electronics, TackTick Compass, Good Bottom, 110V Shore Power, New Refrig, Pressure water, Much more.  In transit to Youngstown, $22,500


C&C 29 MKII 1984, Youngstown, NY, $22,500

25’ B-25 1991 “Spirit” 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


B Boats B-25 1991, Rochester, NY, $12,500
 
23’ J/70 2013 “Kraken”, NEW LISTING Hull #167, Many upgrades, fully equipped to race.  Triad Trailer, Hull, Deck and Mast Covers, Padded Boom, Tiller, Rudder Covers, Torqeedo Motor, Multiple sets of Sails, Racing Instruments, Youngstown, Price TBD.
 
23’ Bavaria 707 w/ Trailer 1984, Inboard Diesel, Roller Furling, Newer Headsail, Many Upgrades, EZLoader Trailer, Great Starter Vessel, Erie, REDUCED to $6,900


Bavaria 707 + Trailer 1984, Erie, PA, $6,900
 
22’ J/22 1985 “Smokin J” Hull #453, NEW LISTING Race ready with trailer, Erie PA $12,000
 
Performance sailboats available now at RCR:
 
Size Make Year Name Location Asking Price
37’ Tripp 37 1987 Kamikazi Cobourg 34,900
36’ Beneteau First 36.7 2002    Vinyasa Buffalo SOLD
36’ C&C 34+ Wing Keel 1990 Child’s Play Buffalo 59,900
36’ C&C 34+ Fin Keel 1990 Ciao Bella Ohio 59,900
36’ Sabre Spirit 2008 Bella Youngstown 219,000
36’ Pearson 36 1973 Patriot Rochester 24,900
33’ Soverel 33 1983    Ghost                    Erie    14,000
33’ J/33 1989 Blue Horizon Erie 29,900
33’ C&C 33-1 1976 Sea Star Buffalo 17,900
30’ Andrews Custom 30 with Trailer 1989 Flak Buffalo 29,900
30’ Catalina 30 TR MKII 1987 Roundabout Buffalo SOLD
30’ Kirby 30 Custom 1981 Banshee Buffalo SOLD
30’ C&C 30 Diesel 1974 Moxie Rochester 9,900
30’ Mumm 30      1997 Uprising Rochester 84,900
30’ Tartan 30 1974 Shamrock Sodus Point 11,900
30’ Redwing 30 1968 Osprey Buffalo 7,900
29’ C&C 29-2 1984   Sodus Bay 20,900
29’ C&C 29-2 1984 Snapshot In Transit 22,500
29’ Tanzer 29 1989 Lady Jane Erie SOLD
28’ Newport 28-2 1984 Windrunner Erie 11,900
28’ Islander 28 1985 Stray Cat Erie 16,900
27’ C&C 27-5 Diesel 1985 Kiawah Buffalo SOLD
26’ C&C Wave 26 1989 Lady in Red Youngstown 16,900
26’ Pearson 26 1978 Blue Jay Youngstown 3,900
25’ B-25 1991 Spirit Rochester 12,500
24’ Melges 24 2000 #446 Buffalo SOLD
23’ J/70 2013 Kraken
#167
Youngstown TBD
22’ Bavaria 707 w/trailer 1984 Late Bloomer Erie     6,900                         
22’ J/22 1985 Smokin J
#453
Erie 12,000
21’ Sills Custom 1983 Minute Hand Rochester 5,000
12’ Bauer 12 Daysailer 2014 w/trailer Rochester 8,495
             
Not interested in a Racing boat?  Check out our full listings on our website at http://www.rcryachts.com/used
 
Let RCR Find Your Next Boat, or Sell Your Existing One:  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:
 
Beneteau 36.7 Rudder and Loos Gauges:  For the Loos RT 10 and RT 11 I am asking $450 + shipping. The new rudder and bearing I am asking $1500 + shipping. Contact Mark at mrpizzazz8@gmail.com
 
Torqeedo Travel T1003 Electric Outboard Motor:  Purchased in 2013 but has had very light use.  Includes two (2) chargeable batteries and charger.  Perfect for a dinghy or small trailerable sailboat.  $1,500.  Contact MorganPaxhia@gmail.com or 716-984-2105
 
Torqeedo Travel T1003 Electric Outboard Motor:  Mainly used in fresh water, purchased in 2013.  $1,200 OBO.  Contact pcannon@cannondesign.com
 
2011 4HP Yamaha outboard.  4 stroke long shaft.  Has less than 10 hrs.  Asking $995.  Call 330-323-7395 or e-mail gsteinba@neo.rr.com
 
ATN Gale Sail, 60 sq. ft., very rarely used, in next-to-new condition, $500.  Call 814-746-8200 or email abelovarac@mercyhurst.edu
 
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 jim@rcryachts.com
 
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 darren@rcryachts.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.  lhuibers@cogeco.ca
 
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 info@niagarafallslive.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, 941-400-5241 cell
 
 
Race Calendar:
 
To add your event to the Calendar write to Don Finkle at don@rcryachts.com and Tim Finkle at timfinkle@rcryachts.com.
 
Note that dates have been known to change so you should always check any event’s website for final scheduling!
 
Regatta Calendars:  these two sites are good sources of dates too. 
http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/calendar
www.RegattaDates.com
www.regattanetwork.com
 
J/70 2015 Racing Calendar:  See the full calendar of events and the rotation of Regional Championships at the class website.  Notice that Fleet 7 “Niagara” will host the 2016 and 2019 Great Lakes Championships. http://www.j70class.com/index.php/event-calendar2/
 
2015 J/22 Racing Calendar:
March 27-29, J22 Midwinters, Jackson Yacht Club, Ridgeland, Mississippi
April 16-19, Charleston Race Week, Charleston South Carolina
May 1-3, Annapolis NOOD, Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis, Maryland
May 16-17, JackRabbit Regatta, Canandaigua Yacht Club, Canandaigua NY
May 30-31, J22 Quebec Championship, Hudson Yacht Club, Hudson, QC
June 13-14, Cleveland Race Week, Edgewater Yacht Club, Cleveland, Ohio
July 18-19, Rawbar Regatta, Buffalo Yacht Club
July 19-25, J22 Worlds, Travemunde, Germany
July 25-26, CANAM Regatta, Youngstown Yacht Club, Youngstown, New York
August 8-9, J22 Canadian Championship, Oakville YS, Oakville, Ontario
August 22-23, J22 Ontario Championship, RCYC, Toronto, Ontario
Sept 19-20, Lake George Championship, Lake George Club, Lake George, NY
Sept 30-Oct. 4, J22 North Americans, Houston Yacht Club, Houston, Texas
 
2015:  (check the appropriate website for date confirmation)
Date Event
May 1-3 Annapolis NOOD Regatta, AYC
May 16-17 J22 Jack Rabbit  Regatta, Canandaigua YC
May 16-17 Cedar Point One Design Regatta, Cedar Point YC
May 22 Storm Trysail Block Island Race, Stamford CT
May 23-24 ABYC Regatta, Ash Bridges Bay YC
May 29 Susan Hood Trophy Trace, Port Credit YC
May 29-30 Melges 20 Canadian National Championship, Port Credit YC
May 30-Jun 1 Bayview One Design Regatta, Bayview YC, Detroit MI
May 30-31 J22 Quebec Championship, Hudson YC
June 5-6 Annapolis to Newport Race
June 11-14 Hospice Nationals, Rochester YC
June 12-21 Cleveland Race Week, Edgewater YC
June 12-14 Cleveland Race Week One Design Regatta, Edgewater YC
June 12-14 Chicago NOOD, Chicago YC
June 12-14 Great Race, BHSC
June 13-14 Toronto Area Hospice Regatta
June 15-19 J/111 Worlds, Sail Newport, Newport RI
June 18-19 Raw Bar J/22 Regatta, Buffalo YC
June 20-21 Comet NA Championship, Northern Lake George YC
June 20-21 Lightning Lake Erie Districts, Erie PA
June 20-21 RCYC Open Regatta
June 20 Oswego Hospice Cup Regatta, Oswego YC
June 21-26 Block Island Race Week, Storm Trysail Club, Block Island RI
July 3-5 J80 World Championship, Kiel, Germany
July 6-11     J/70 World Championship, La Rochelle, France
July 8-20     PanAm games Toronto Hosted by RCYC
July 10 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, Port Credit YC
July 10-12 Melges 24 Canadian National Championship, Windsor YC
July 14-19 US Sailing Women’s Jr Singlehanded Championships, RYC
July 15-19   Lightning International Masters Championship at Buffalo CC
July 18-19 J22 Rawbar Regatta, Buffalo YC
July 19-25 J/22 World Championship, Travemunde, Germany
July 19-25   Lightning World Championship at Buffalo CC
July 23-26 Marblehead NOOD, Eastern YC
July 24-25 Sail Oswego Regatta, Oswego YC
July 25-26 CanAm Challenge, Youngstown YC
July 25-31 Thistle National  Championship, Fort Walton Beach Fl
July 26 LYRA Founders Cup, Oswego YC to SBYC
 
July 28 LYRA Centennial Cup, Genesee YC to SBYC
 
June 27-28  Lightning Canadian Open/Worlds Tune-up regatta at Buffalo CC
July 29 LYRA Freeman Cup Long and Short Courses, Start & Finish at Sodus Bay
July 31-Aug 2 Rochester YC Junior Olympics
July 31-Aug 2 LYRA Course Racing, Sodus Bay YC, 2 and 3 day events
July 31-Aug 2 2nd Annual Hans Fogh J/80 Regatta
Aug 5-8 Jet 14 National Championship, Mohican Sailing Club, OH
Aug 7-9 J27 North Americans, Oakville YS, Ontario Canada
Aug 7-9 Verve Cup Regatta, Chicago Yacht Club
Aug 7-8 Leukemia Cup Regatta, Buffalo YC
Aug 7-9 Atlantic City Race Week, Farley State Marina, NJ
Aug 8-9 J22 Canadian Championship, Oakville Yacht Squadron
Aug 8-9 SSA Invitational, SSA, Annapolis MD
Aug 15 Rochester Hospice Regatta
Aug 15-16 J/24 District 7 Regatta, Oswego YC
Aug 22-23 J22 Ontario Championship, RCYC
Aug 22-23 Mayor’s Cup, Buffalo YC
Sep 11-13 Canadian Albacore Championship, Buffalo Canoe Club, Ont.
Sep 16-20 Sonar World Championship, Falmouth YC, MA
Sep 17-20 J/105 NA Championship, St Francis YC, CA
Sep 19-20 J22 Lake George Championship, Lake George Club
Sept 21-27  J/70 North American Championship, San Diego YC
Sep 30-Oct 4 J22 North Americans, Houston YC
Oct 3-4 J/70 Chesapeake Championship, Fishing Bay YC, Deltaville VA
Oct 8-11 Lightning NA Championship
Oct 15-18 Viper 640 North Americans, Larchmont YC
Oct 24-25 J/70 Fall Brawl, Eastport YC, Annapolis MD
 

Race Results:
 
NOLSC Furline Series Results:  


Charleston Race Week, April 16-19:
http://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1220
 
Local Sail Lofts:
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 in Rochester, 585-342-5200 (Doug Burtner)
Haarstick in Sodus, 585-261-4884 (Marcia Wait)
Lee Sails Northeast, 716-908-7405, (Christine Asztalos)
Lee Sails Northeast, 716-491-0330, (Mike Atwood)
Mack Sails & Rigging 585-703-6364 (Chic Lasser) 
North Sails Toronto, 416-259-9644 (Geoff Moore)
North Sails Rochester, 585-370-1027 (Mike Ingham)
North Sails Buffalo, (716) 877-8221 (Eric Tanski)
Sobstad WNY, 716-510-5762, Dave Dannhauser
Sportech Sails St. Catharines, 905-688-1833 (Jamie Day)
Ullman Cleveland, 216-486-5732 (Greg Koski, Dan Elliott, Rob Handler)
Ullman Buffalo, 716-447-9766 (Greg Koski, Dan Elliott, Rob Handler)
UK-Toronto, 416-915-9134 (Brian Chapman)

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