2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

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2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:51 am

Good Day Skippers,

Greensboro Model Yacht Club is pleased to invite you to attend our 2013 Soak at the Oak regatta. The regatta will be May 4-5, 2013, with pre-event tuning on Friday, May 3rd. Racing will take place at Oak Hollow Lake, using Shelter 6 for racing and administrative facilities. Site amenities include power and tables under covered shelter, full restrooms, and very close parking.
http://goo.gl/maps/Tsd6v

Entry fee is $35.00, which includes light breakfast on Saturday/Sunday, and lunch on Saturday. Water bottles will also be provided. Awards will be provided to at least the first 3 finishers. Green Chevrons will also be awarded to the top three.

NOR and registration form are available here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing

Online registration link is here:

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/30838478810966


I will be using this post to update the registered skippers list, hotel discount information, and other event news. I'll also be setting up the online registration soon.


As many of you know, Oak Hollow Lake in High Point, NC will be hosting the 2013 EC12 Nationals this November. Get a leg up on your Nats competitors and get a weekend of tiller time on the lake.

Please send any questions to Steve Helander, settinsails@gmail.com

Hope to see you in May!!!
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:03 am

Posting the NOR here while we get a file issue resolved.

Notice of Race
The 2013 Soak at the Oak
The 2013 Oak Hollow EC-12 Regatta
Venue
Greensboro Model Yacht Club invites you to participate in the 2013 Soak at the Oak EC12 Regatta. This event is scheduled to take place on May 4-5, 2013 at Oak Hollow Lake, in High Point, North Carolina. Shelter 6 will be utilized for racing activities.
Link to Google Map: Shelter 6 Oak Hollow Lake:
http://goo.gl/maps/XMYHt
Schedule
Friday May 3, 2013
Practice Sailing in afternoon.
Park closes at dusk. Evening get-together TBD.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
8:30 Pre-race check-in
9:00 Skipper’s meeting
9:15 First Race
12:00 Break for lunch
16:00 Latest start of the last race of the day
18:30 Evening get-together
Sunday, May 5, 2015
8:45 Skipper’s meeting
9:00 First Race
13:00 Latest start of last race
14:00 Announce results, award presentation
Measurement
Boats may be checked for measurement on a random basis.
Entry Fee
$35.00. Please pay using PayPal (email settinsails@gmail.com for paypal info), or make checks payable to Steve Helander, 565 Whistling Swan Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455. Skippers breakfast, lunch for Saturday and Skippers breakfast for Sunday is included in the entry fee. Non sailors fee of $5.00. Entry fee is only refundable if cancelled prior to the entry deadline of April 28, 2013.
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:06 am

Online registration link:
http://form.jotformpro.com/form/30838478810966

If that doesnt work, cut/paste this in an email, and send to settinsails@gmail.com

Soak At the Oak 2013- Oak Hollow Regatta Registration May 4-5, 2013
Email completed entry form to Steve Helander, settinsails@gmail.com
Regatta: Oak Hollow Regatta
Name:
Address:
Home Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Email:
AMYA Member Number:
Club Affiliation:
Radio:
Boat YRN: Main Number: Jib Number:
Guest Lunches:
Attending Saturday Dinner:
Please specify paypal or check/money order:
Total entry fee (including guest meals):
Dated:
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:52 pm

Registered Competitors as of 4/29/13.
Tony S.
Alan M.
Gerry F.
Geoffrey C.
Gerry C.
Dave L.
Scott V.
Skip A.
Chris K.
Tom E.
Rick H.
Bob M.



Reichard had to withdraw due to a prior commitment, so he will not be able to defend his title of the only person to win the Soak at the Oak. Hurry up and register so you can take your place on the podium at Oak Hollow Lake in 2013!!!
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:37 pm

Hotel information (Sorry it has taken so long, too many college graduations around town that weekend). There are many restaraunts and establishments in the area to suit folks for dining and beverage consumption.

Hilton Garden Inn
4307 Big Tree Way
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27409
TEL: 1-336-852-1491
Reference GMYC Event for $89.00 per night room rate (per Beth Johnson with their group sales dept). They have limited rooms with 2 queen beds (less than 5), but as of today, have about 20 king rooms available. This rate doesnt include breakfast, but we will have light breakfast available at the lake.

Geoffrey was able to get a nice rate at this property, about 68.00 a night.
http://www.crestwoodsuites.com/property ... high_point
Crestwood Suites of High Point
2860 N. Main Street
High Point, NC 27265

Phone: (336) 886-5665
Fax: (336) 886-7514
E-mail: highpoint@crestwoodsuites.com
Office hours: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM M-F • 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM SA-SU

You can try the following hotels, but availability was quite limited.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Wendover
4308 Big Tree Way
Greensboro, NC 27409, USA
1 336-369-1300
Rate of $119.00 per night with breakfast

Holiday Inn Express Greensboro
4305 Big Tree Way,
Greensboro
$90.00 per night (per hotels.com)
1-855-239-9222‎

As with last year, the club leadership recommends NOT staying in the Colesium/High Point Road area. Not the best area to be at night, and a bit of a drive to the lake.
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby dplin2001 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:16 pm

Just did my registration and payment online. I'm having some computer issues so let me know if it didn't work.
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:04 pm

Youre all set Dave. See you in May.
Thanks,
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby Capt. Flak » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:53 pm

Come on everyone. Let's get those entries in today. Steve is planning on a great event for you all and this is a great opportunity to get some local knowledge before the NCR in November.
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:19 pm

Thanks Joe.

If anyone has issues.with the online registration, please just cut and paste the info and email me your.information.

Also please let me know if anyone intends on sailing Friday afternoon. We will have to be off the lake by 5:00 or so.
I'll be placing the food order on Friday for firehouse subs. Stay tuned here for sandwich options.

Thanks,
Steve
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:10 pm

Last call for any late entries!!!! Anyone interested in participating feel free to reach out to me directly.

Current weather forecast for the weekend as of Tuesday 4/30/13 9PM

Friday: Cloudy 0% chance of rain. High of 72. Winds from the E at 10.

Saturday: Partly cloudy.0% chance of rain. High of 70. Winds from the E 5-10.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, 40% chance of rain. High of 73. Winds from the SE 5-10.
Rain appears to be possible later in the afternoon.

We will have hot coffee and some warm Krispy Kreme donuts each morning to take the chill out of the air.

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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Fri May 03, 2013 10:56 am

Updated weather forecast as of 11AM ET Friday. You may want to bring B rigs.

This afternoon mostly cloudy, 67 degrees, wonds ENE at 10-20

Saturday Overcast, High of 64, Winds ENE 10-20.

Sunday Partly Cloudy, 40 % chance of showers in the afternoon, High 63, Winds ENE 10-15

See some of you this afternoon, the rest we will see tomorrow morning. For the folks coming up I85, the hiway patrol is doing speed and/or aggresive driving enforcement from about milepost 75 to about milepost 111. Travel safe.

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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby dplin2001 » Sun May 05, 2013 7:32 pm

Thanks Steve for a fun regatta!!! Freezing cold, blowing like stink made a very challenging weekend. I still had a great time despite the tough conditions!! Can't wait for the NATS.
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Sun May 05, 2013 10:24 pm

2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta Report
The 2013 Soak at the Oak EC12 Regatta was sailed under unseasonably chilly conditions this weekend, but the racing was hot and heavy. Saturday morning started with the Greensboro Model Yacht Club welcoming 13 skippers to breakfast at the lake, along with a stiff easterly breeze blowing parallel to the shore from 8-12. During pre-race tuning, one skipper withdrew, knowing the limits of his A-rig and light air boat, leaving us with 12 for the skippers meeting. RD Steve Helander provided a nice rectangular course, with long true upwind and downwind legs, and an upwind finish near the windward end of the course. Skippers who had B-rigs put them to good use. Boats took to the water for the first race, with Scott Vernon taking the first bullet. Chris Kakavas scored a win in heat 2, with Scott taking the bullet in heat 3. Racing was very close, with three boats getting tangled up after a very strong gust, forcing the RD to perform a rescue of a demisted boat, and another boat with a broken shroud. Repairs were made, and all soldiered on. Race 4 brought an increase in wind, and Rich Hawley surged ahead of the fleet, taking his first win after a long sailing hiatus. Dave Linville scored 3 second places in row, keeping himself near the top of the leader board. Gerry Cobley grabbed back to back bullets, followed by Dave taking the wins in heats 7 and 8. Racing in the pack was fierce with Tom Evens, Alan Morris, and first time Dixie Cup competitors Ron Small and Richard Wiley all vying for solid mid-pack finishes. The wind and waves began taking their toll on the fleet, with jib sheet failures, loss of radio contact, and two more demastings occurring. That kept the RD busy recovering boats so skippers could execute repairs. Lunch was provided by Firehouse subs, and the break allowed the fleet to dry out, repair, and tune. Gerry and Dave were tied for first with 23 points, with Tony Shoaf and Scott Vernon tied for third with 41 points. Rick Hawley was 5th with 41. The remainder of the fleet was within ten points of each other, about ten points behind 5th place.
Winds picked up even more after lunch, 12-15, gusting to 17, but still straight down the course. Starts remained clean, and skippers all battled strong winds and the occasional shift. Rick Hawley and Tony swapped first and second place finishes, with Scott, Gerry Cobley and Dave Linville grabbing the remaining heat victories of the day. Chris suffered his second demasting of the day, sustaining too much damage to continue. Every skipper scored at least one top 5 finish, and most suffered at least one DNF or DNS. Geoffrey’s boat was taking on water, and back at the hotel he discovered that the strong winds had caused a crack in the deck. He made repairs before dinner, and was watertight on Sunday.
The fleet and race staff met for dinner and conversation at Ham’s Restaurant, and had a good time socializing and bench racing while the scorekeeper tallied up the results.
Sunday morning brought temps in the high 40’s, with wind from the ENE at 12-15, forecasted to be near 20 around lunchtime. A quick skippers meeting reinforced the course and rules, and racing began. Gerry Cobley and Scott swapped victories, and Gerry took the third race of the day. Geoffrey recovered well, securing 3 solid finishes with his repaired boat. The action mid fleet rivaled those at the front, with Richard, Tom, Ron, and Alan swapping positions. Several finishes had three competitors within a couple boat lengths. Scott, Gerry Cobley, and Dave again grabbed the last heats of the day. All three saw sustained winds 15-17, with several gusts over 20. Twenty one races were run over the weekend, all remarkably clean considering the high winds. Racing concluded before the rain came. The RD ran through the finishing order, and presented the top five finishers with their trophies. Scott Vernon took his first Dixie Cup win by two points over Gerry Cobley, with Dave, Tony, and Rick Hawley rounding out the top five.

Final Results:
1. Scott Vernon (2880) 43 pts
2. Gerry Cobley (2125) 45 pts
3. Dave Linville (2099) 49 pts
4. Tony Shoaf (1347) 56 pts
5. Rick Hawley (1820) 63 pts
6. Alan Morris (2373) 109 pts
7. Tom Evens (1053) 136.2 pts
8. Ron Small (1858) 140 pts
9. Richard Wiley (1456) 146 pts
10. Chris Kakavas (2048) 151 pts
11. Jerry Fernald (1832) 155 pts
12. Geoffrey Cohen (1332) 173 pts

Greensboro Model Yacht club wants to thank those who participated in the second Soak at the Oak Regatta, and the RD gives his most sincere appreciation to the race staff. George, Glenn, Bob, Jerry, Martin, Clint, Joe, Jamie, Ron and Richard all worked very hard to make this event possible. GMYC would also like to extend an open invitation to all EC12 skippers to the 2013 Nationals in November. We look forward to hosting this event, and hope to see you all in the fall.

RD- Steve Helander
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Sun May 05, 2013 10:27 pm

Thanks Dave. You know, they have these neat things called pants. They help keep your legs warm when its cold and windy outside. They also have these neat things called shoes, which serve an amazingly similar job for your feet. You should try both sometime :mrgreen:

Glad you had a good time. We loved hosting you guys. Just dont ask me to raise my arms tomorrow, cause that aint gonna happen. I never knew RC sailing was such an exercise filled hobby :mrgreen:
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Re: 2013 Soak at the Oak Regatta May 4-5, 2013

Postby steve h » Sun May 05, 2013 10:31 pm

For those who attended, please PM me with any comments, ideas, suggestions, etc.(good, bad, great, or indifferent) We are up for constructive criticism, especially if it means a better experience for everyone at the Nats, and the 2014 Soak at the Oak.

Respectfully,
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