2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

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2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby steve h » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:28 pm

Greensboro Model Yacht Club invites you to attend the 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, which is scheduled for May 17-18, 2014. The venue will be Oak Hollow Lake, home of the 2013 EC12 Nationals. Steve Helander will serve as RD for this event, and this is part of the Dixie Cup Series.

RACE DATE CHANGED TO 5/17-18,2014. I'll update the NOR and registration links this evening.

Notice of Race is posted here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwbinaXJ1UsnUFpyNzdnZ3RqUVE/edit?usp=sharing

Registration information is posted here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwbinaXJ1Usnb0w3ZHlidzg3akE/edit?usp=sharing


Online registration will also be available here:
http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40797984179981


Revised the online registration link due to date change. Thanks Gerry.

Please contact Steve Helander with any questions, registration questions, etc. at settinsails@gmail.com
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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby steve h » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:56 pm

Hotel information for the area. Most are about 5-10 miles from the venue:

Red Roof Inn Greensboro Airport
615 Regional Road South
Greensboro, NC 27409
Phone: 336-271-2636
Fax: 336-884-8053

Fairfield Inn Greensboro
4308 Big Tree Way
Greensboro, NC
(336) 369-1300

Springhill Suites Greensboro
6006 Landmark Center Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 809-0909

Hilton Garden Inn Greensboro
4307 Big Tree Way, Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 852-1491

Holiday Inn Express Greensboro
4305 Big Tree Way
Greensboro, NC
(336) 854-0090

Holiday Inn Express Greensboro Airport
645 S Regional Rd
Greensboro, NC
(336) 882-0004

Courtyard By Marriott High Point
1000 Mall Loop Rd, High Point, NC 27262
(336) 882-3600
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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby steve h » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:17 am

Registered Skippers list:

Tony Shoaf
Scott Vernon (2013 defending champion). Scott's staying at the Red Roof Inn Greensboro-Airport.
Bob Mersereau
Gerry Cobley
Ron Small
George Morris
Glenn Morris
Clint Collins
Steve Helander


Hopefully now without having a conflict with the Friendship Regatta in PA, we could get some of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast guys coming down.
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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby steve h » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:33 pm

OK folks, Here is another invitation to join us at the 2014 Soak at the Oak. I would love to be faced with the decision of a large A Fleet, or have to deal with A/B Fleets. :mrgreen:

I updated the first post with the new online registration link. If it doesnt work, you can always send me an email with your pertinent info.

Please let me know if you plan on attending.

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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby steve h » Sat May 03, 2014 9:56 pm

OK Skippers,

We are now 2 weeks away, and only a handful of registered skippers. Registration will be closed at 10AM Monday morning, May 12th.

Please join us for another great racing weekend at Oak Hollow Lake.

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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby steve h » Mon May 12, 2014 4:04 pm

Entry list revised as of Monday 12pm ET. We are a little light on entries, but will proceed with the regatta. I'll extend the registration until Wednesday, but we will be tight on time for lunch ordering.....

Current weather forecast is around 75 both days, winds wnw 5-10....Lows around 50, 0-10% chance of rain. Looks like its shaping up to be a great weekend for racing.

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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby bigfoot55 » Mon May 12, 2014 4:16 pm

Grandpa Skip needs to go sailing and relax. Go get 'em gramps.
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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby skip241 » Tue May 13, 2014 8:34 am

Unfortunately Linda and I scheduled our vacation for this same weekend and week before the regatta date was changed. I have to keep the little lady happy so she continues to fund my boating trips. I hope to join Steve and his very hospitable team next year. Good luck to all those who attend.

Tom, you were right. Mr. Grumps turned into Grandpa the first time I held her hand.

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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby steve h » Tue May 13, 2014 10:15 am

We'll let you slide this time Skip....There are reasons and there are excuses. I think both of yours counts as reasons :mrgreen:

Congratulations!!! Does she have a YRN Sticker? did she pass measurements?
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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby steve h » Sun May 18, 2014 8:53 pm

Results are in:

Day 1 totals with throwouts.
Scott V. 23
Gerry C. 35
Tony S. 40
Bob M.42
Steve H. 59
Ron S.74
Glenn M. 87
George M. 113
Clint C. 134

Day 2 final scores with throwouts:
Scott V.36
Tony S.51
Steve H.82
Ron S. 106
Glenn M.123
Gerry C.124
Bob M. 131
George M.156
Clint C.222

Congratulations to Scott Vernon for defending his title. After 16 races on Saturday and 9 on Sunday, he was practically unstoppable. His throwouts were two 4's and a 3. We had a few who were Saturday only sailors, and some mechanical issues bit almost everyone over the course of the weekend.

Thank you to the competitors for their participation, the clean sailing (only a handful of fouls all weekend), and to our race staff of Gayle, Terri, and Jamie for scorekeeping, and Martin and Ron for the behind the scenes stuff. I also want to thank Tony for going across the lake to rescue Bob's boat when his battery dislodged. Tony was in the middle of a rudder servo replacement, and heeded the request for assistance. Gerry also did a yeoman's job of providing tuning assistance and helping fellow competitors sort out the gremlins.


I'll have a regatta report out in a couple days.

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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby s vernon » Mon May 19, 2014 9:13 pm

Thank you Steve and your crew. You all did a very good job and it was an enjoyable regatta for the entire small group. I hope in the coming years many more people are able to attend.
Perhaps Steve should have mentioned that Gerry C. and Bob M. did not race on Sunday.

Thank you to Gayle and Terri for taking all but the first few and the last one of the photos. Link is below.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1159270250 ... k2014EC12#
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Re: 2014 Soak at The Oak Regatta, Greensboro/High Point, NC

Postby steve h » Fri May 23, 2014 11:01 am

2014 Soak At The Oak EC12 Regatta Report
A crisp, clear spring morning welcomed the nine competitors to the 2014 Soak At The Oak EC12 Regatta. Greensboro Model Yacht Club had breakfast laid out under shelter 6, including coffee, donuts, fresh fruit, and juice, which the staff and competitors enjoyed while RD Steve Helander laid out the course. Wind was 5-10 from the WNW, shifting to the NW as the day wore on. Separate starting and finishing lines allowed very long upwind legs on both the start and finish. A quick skippers meeting was held, outlining the course, rules, and usage of the rescue boat, racing began around 9:40AM. In the first race on the 2 ½ lap course, Tony secured the win, followed by Scott, Gerry, Bob, Steve, Ron, Glenn, Clint, and George. Races 2 and 3 were snapped up by Scott, showing that he was up to the task of defending his 2013 SATO title. Gerry had to put the rescue boat to use after encountering a mechanical failure, but a quick change to his B rig got him back on the water to avoid a DNF. Tony had a rudder servo fail after crossing the finish line, but Steve was able to persuade 1347 to make it to shore after finishing third. Ron, Glenn, Clint, George, and Gerry rounded out the field. Race 3 found Tony under the shelter swapping a rudder servo, and on lap 1, Bob’s boat set off across the lake on a starboard tack. Tony halted repairs on his boat and set off after it, eventually retrieving it on the other side of the lake after being captured by a kayaker before it hit the seawall. A break was taken at the end of race 3, which allowed almost all competitors to be back in the fray for race 4. Clint was sailing a boat he had purchased on Thursday, and was dealing with some teething pains. Gerry recovered for a bullet in race 4, followed by Bob, Scott, Tony, Ron, Glenn, Steve, and George. Clint was forced to make repairs and was out until race 8. The wind was picking up, and Gerry’s B Rig was equaling those sailing A rigs. Race 5 found Bob recover for first, Gerry second, and Scott third. Race 6 saw Gerry score a DNF after suffering another mechanical problem. Ron was sailing consistent, with 4 4th place finishes in the first 6 races. George scored an event best 2nd place finish in race 6, finishing not far behind Scott. That was the beginning of a streak of 5 bullets in a row for Scott.
Lunch arrived as race 7 was finishing up. Steve took a DNF after breaking rudder linkage and a shroud. Firehouse Subs provided sandwiches, chips, cookies, and tea for the racers and staff. Water and Gatorade were also available. Lunch allowed competitors to recoup, regroup, and execute repairs. Gerry walked around, and provided some much appreciated tuning advice to his fellow competitors. George unfortunately was out for the afternoon, after a mechanical issue demasted him. Clint also made the decision to pull off the water to avoid damage to his boat. George made repairs at home, and came back for Sunday’s racing.
The wind remained steady, but a 10 degree shift in direction created quite a challenge for the competitors. Tony grabbed race 11, and in a very close race, Steve captured his first bullet in race 12, where the top 5 finishers were separated by 3 boatlengths. Gerry won race 13, and Scott snapped up the next two. In an excellent display of boat handling, our resident “youngster”, Bob, grabbed the last race of the day(#16), finishing over a mark ahead of the fleet.
Scorekeepers Gayle and Terri (assisted by George after he packed up) did an excellent job, and the RD pulled in the marks. Several headed to Fatz for dinner and beverages, as well as reviewing the day. Gerry joined us for dinner, and then returned home.
Saturday scores adjusted with 2 throwouts:
1. Scott 23
2. Gerry 35
3. Tony 40
4. Bob 42
5. Steve 59
6. Ron 74
7. Glenn 87
8. George 113
9. Clint 134

Sunday morning brought an almost 180 degree shift in wind, coming from the ENE at 5-10. Unfortunately, it also brought a smaller field. Clint and Gerry had prior commitments, and couldn’t participate on Sunday. Bob was also unable to race on Sunday. The course was laid out while breakfast was consumed, and after another quick skippers meeting, racing began about 9:20. Port starts were favored, which made for quite a bit of excitement at the line. The first 4 races were gobbled up by Tony, with Scott close behind in second. Third, fourth and fifth were changed around between Glenn, Ron, and Steve. Scott took race 5 over Tony, with Steve and Ron not far behind. Steve took race 6 over Tony in what became a match race. The finish was about a boat length apart. Tony grabbed race 7 in a tight race with Scott, with Glenn getting his event high third place finish. Glenn’s boat handling improved as the weekend wore on, and he was in the mix in almost every race on day 2. Scott grabbed the last two races of the day, with Tony and Steve swapping second and third. Ron had another string of solid 4th place finishes again on Sunday. The last race completed by 12:30, and everyone pulled off the water and started loading up while the scores were tabulated by Gayle, Terri, and Jamie.
A quick awards ceremony was held, where the finishing order was revealed and trophies were presented. Steve took third place, Tony finished in a very solid second place, and Scott successfully defended his Soak At The Oak title. His throwouts were two 4’s and a 3, which made him impossible to catch.
GMYC would like to thank all of the competitors for participating, and would like to express great appreciation for the entire race staff. Gayle, Terri, Jamie, Martin, George, Ron, and Steve all put in a lot of effort before, during, and after the regatta. We hope Gayle and Martin will join us out on the water for the 2015 installment. The sportsmanship exhibited during the weekend was very nice to see, and the efforts made by Gerry with tuning help really brought the back end of the field closer to the front end. That was a prime example of what the EC12 class is all about. GMYC would like to invite all to attend the 2015 Soak At The Oak Regatta, and look forward to a large fleet next year.
Final Scores:
1. Scott 36
2. Tony 51
3. Steve 82
4. Ron 106
5. Glenn 123
6. Gerry 124
7. Bob 131
8. George 156
9. Clint 222
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