Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6 2012

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Re: Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6

Postby steve h » Tue May 01, 2012 6:49 am

Reichard,
I'm open for input on single fleet vs two. I'm leaning toward one, unless the line is too congested.
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Re: Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6

Postby steve h » Tue May 01, 2012 10:04 am

Reichard, I've been going back and forth on a fleet versus a/b. I think if we can get a start line oriented to accommodate everyone, we can run a single fleet. Single fleet would allow more races per day, and more throwouts.

I'm open to input, comments, and bribery. :mrgreen:
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Re: Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6

Postby kahle67 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:13 pm

Steve and all of the members of Greensboro Model Yacht Club, thanks for a fun and laid back regatta weekend!!!! Reminded me of days in the past sailing at Lake Norman Yacht Club In Mooresville, NC. The open water waves with an occasional motor boat wake required a powered up trim vs. pointing ability. We sailed a different shore today than we did yesterday and the course was as long as ours here in Charleston. It is great to have options!

Looking forward to viewing pictures and reading the regatta report. Will be back next year if you will have us.

Top five were (unofficial):

1) Reichard Kahle
2) Ricky Gerry
3) Chris Kakavas
4) Skip Allen
5) Gerry Cobley
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Re: Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6

Postby steve h » Sun May 06, 2012 9:28 pm

Thanks, Reichard. Congratulations on being the first Soak at the Oak Champion!!! I'll type up a full regatta report tomorrow (at work :mrgreen: ) As I get working photos and videos, I'll post the links here. Glad you guys made it home safe. Hope to see all of you again next year!

Thanks again to all of the competitors, their guests, and our entire race staff. We learned alot from you all, both on the water and off.

19 races (12 Saturday/7 Sunday), 2 throwouts

Results are official.

1. Reichard K. 43 pts
2. Ricky G. 49 pts
3. Chris K. 69 pts
4. Skip A. 70 pts
5. Gerry C. 73 pts
6. Tom R. 96 pts
7. Carl O. 117 pts
8. Scott V. 126 pts
9. Mervin J. 131 pts
10. Bob M. 161 pts
11. Rodney L. 167 pts
12. Jim R. 175 pts
13. Jerry F. 186 pts
14. Geoffrey 194 pts



Revising score total to correct an error on single day competitor. My apologies for the oversight.

Steve
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Re: Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6

Postby skip241 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:49 am

Steve,

My thanks to you and your entire regatta staff. You guys have a great venue with hospitality to match. A person attending this "Soak the Oak Regatta" would have never known it was your first event. You and your team did great!

It was a fun weekend and I'll be back next year!

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Re: Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6

Postby steve h » Wed May 09, 2012 1:45 pm

Regatta report:
2012 Soak at the Oak Regatta Report
Saturday, May 5th, 2012, brought fourteen competitors to Shelter 5 at Oak Hollow Lake, in High Point, NC for the inaugural Soak at the Oak EC12 Regatta. They were greeted by the eager race staff, checked in, and spread out to set up lakeside on the grass. A light breakfast of coffee, donuts, OJ, and fresh fruit was provided under the large shelter, and a skippers meeting was held by RD, Steve Helander. He discussed the course, starting prodcedures, penalties, and two navigational hazards close to shore. After the ceremonial flyover of multiple USMC F/A18 Hornets(honest, it did happen), the RD called boats to the water. Skippers could launch from the large sailboat ramp or a nearby sandy beach. Racing began under sunny skies, temps in the mid 70s, and wind from the SW at 5. Chris Kakavas jumped out to 2 bullets in the first 2 heats, capitalizing on a rare mistake by Skip Allen in heat one. Reichard Kahle found his groove, taking the next four heats. Behind Reichard, the fleet stayed tightly bunched in scoring. On the water, the pack spread out a bit, but seemed to reconverge just prior to the windward mark. It made for some tense moments, and a couple of raft ups, but all competitors pressed on. Lunch was served after race 6. Sandwiches and beverages were provided by GMYC. The race staff made a quick course change, bringing the first mark in about 30 feet. Racing resumed with the temps rising, and the wind coming in puffs and lulls for the races 6 through 8. Finding a clean line proved key, with Reichard, Chris, and Ricky Gerry exchanging bullets. The wind filled in for races 9 through 12, offering plenty of tacking battles, with boats fanning out in all directions searching for the fastest lines. There were very close finishes mid-pack, often with 5 boats crossing the line within a boat length or two. There were only 4 DNF’s on Saturday, and everyone made the start line for every race. Racing concluded at 3pm, just before the rain came in; and after 12 races the top 5 were Reichard K.(35pts), Ricky G.(45 pts), Chris K.(55 points), Gerry C.(71 pts), and Skip A. close behind at 72 pts. 6th and 7th places (Tom R. and Bob M.) were within striking distance of Skip with 78 and 81 points. Saturday night brought the group back together at Tripp’s Restaurant for dinner and socializing. It was a great chance for the competitors and race staff to get to know each other.
Sunday morning brought stronger wind from the ENE at 10, so the course was relocated from Shelter 5 to Shelter 6. The RD set up a course that gave long upwind and downwind runs, and competitors could choose to hug the shoreline in light air, or venture out into open water seeking stronger wind. Winds ranged from 2-15 during Sunday’s racing, with very little deviation from ENE. Racing started prompty at 930, with Skip gapping the fleet and taking heat 13. Ricky, Reichard, and Chris scrapped it out for 2nd. Gerry took top honors in heat 14, and Skip snapped up heat 15. Again, action was exciting mid-pack, with very close action, and a mishap or two. No damage was inflicted. Ricky took heat 16, with Gerry Cobley taking heat 17. Skip took heat 18 (again, jumping out ahead of the field and hiding). Reichard closed out the day by taking the bullet for heat 19. Mervin and Carl snuck into the top 5 during heat 19. Ricky was very consistent on Sunday, having only one finish outside of the top 3 all day. But it wasn’t enough to catch Reichard, who took the overall victory. Trophies were awarded to the top five finishers, and the RD and staff expressed their thanks to all participants for spending their weekend at GMYC’s first regatta. GMYC hopes to see everyone again next year, for the 2nd Annual Soak at the Oak.

Final Scores (including 2 throwouts)
Place Skipper Hull # Points
1 Reichard K. 67 43
2 Ricky G. 63 49
3 Chris K. 36 69
4 Skip A. 21 70
5 Gerry C. 25 73
6 Tom R. 47 96
7 Carl O. 69 117
8 Scott V. 80 126
9 Mervin J. 74 131
10 Bob M. 27 161
11 Rodney L. 15 167
12 Jim R. 9 175
13 Jerry F. 1832 186
14 Geoffrey C.1332 194
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Re: Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6

Postby steve h » Wed May 09, 2012 1:53 pm

Additional pics: https://plus.google.com/photos/10228832 ... 9703954305

Let me know if that link does not work.
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Re: Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6

Postby Geoffrey » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 pm

Steve,

Firstly let me thank you for a most enjoyable week end and a great "first race" experience. I see on the results that my sail number has been given as 1832, however my sail number is 1332. Was this a missprint ?

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Re: Soak at the Oak- 1st Annual Oak Hollow Regatta May, 5-6

Postby steve h » Mon May 14, 2012 10:02 pm

Geoffrey,

It was a misprint. Its taken care of.
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