The EC12 has now been voted in as an official class for the HMYC. We will be sailing monthly on Saturdays in 2018 and we will be holding a two-day regatta in October. The 2018 racing schedule is now posted that includes the EC12 race days and can be viewed in the “Racing Series/2018/2018-Racing Schedule” tab.
Regatta Results 2017 …
October 7th (Saturday)
Location: Bethany Veterans Memorial Park
Skippers meeting 9:30
Lunch 12:00-12:30 Bring your own lunch
We had a great day of racing at the third and last EC12 monthly regatta series. We had 8 skippers and below are the results.
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Who’s coming …
This will be the last monthly regatta for the 2017 season. At this regatta, there will be an important meeting at lunch time to discuss what the sailors from Region 1 would like to see next year. Various options will be discussed. If everyone wants and will continue to support this monthly EC12 sailing initiative, the HMYC can continue with the monthly sailing of one-day regattas on Saturdays and get this started early in the 2018 season. Below is a proposed list of possible sailing dates which at the moment, don’t conflict with any regattas in region 1 or 2.
|Saturday, April 21, 2018||Bethany|
|Saturday, May 26, 2018||Hop Brook|
|Saturday, June 24, 2018||Hop Brook|
|Saturday, July 21, 2018||Hop Brook|
|Saturday, August 18, 2018||Hop Brook|
|Saturday, September 22, 2018||Bethany|
|Saturday, October 20, 2018||Bethany|
Other items to be discussed are whether to make all or some of these race days AMYA points regattas. We also need to discuss if additional two-day regattas can be supported in Region 1. There is a lot to be discussed and if everyone wants EC12 racing to continue in region 1, please make every effort to attend this regatta and meeting so that your input can be considered in decision going forward for next year.
August 19th (Saturday)
Location: Hop Brook Lake
Skippers meeting 9:30
Bring your own lunch Racing 12:30-3:30
Who's coming ...
October 7th (Saturday) Location: Bethany Veterans Memorial Park Skippers meeting 9:30 Racing 10:00-12:00 Lunch 12:00-12:30 Bring your own lunch Racing 12:30-3:30
July 15th (Saturday) Location: Hop Brook Lake Skippers meeting 9:30 Racing 10:00-12:00 Lunch 12:00-12:30 Bring your own lunch Racing 12:30-3:30 Who's coming ...
* The first EC12 regatta was a great success with 11 sailors participating in a great day of racing. Top three finisher were 1st place : Bruce Walton 2nd place: Don Ouimette 3rd place: Al Dion Click below for the score sheet and results EC12 July 2017 Scores Some Drone Pics (click to enlarge...)
Each race day will be governed by the current (2017-2020) Racing Rules of Sailing with Appendix E, the AMYA By-Laws, and the EC12 class rules. Scoring will be with the low point system. If we have greater than 14-15 sailors, the CESSpool or Odd/Even racing system may be used.
It would be very helpful if you could send an email within a week or so prior to the race with your sail numbers to let us know you are coming to help us anticipate the numbers and setup score sheets.
Both venues have good rest rooms and Bethany has a pavilion and picnic tables.
The Hop Brook venue does not have a dock so you need to wade into the water to launch your boat. Most of us use water shoes during the warm months and boots in the cooler weather. The Bethany venue does have a portable dock and a nice sandy beach. We would like to pack in as much race time as we can in the day, so the finish times proposed below can be adjusted base on what the longer distance travelers would need to get home.