Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

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Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby bigfoot55 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:01 pm

APRIL 9 AND 10, 2016
lOCATION: Atlanta Yacht Club, Acworth GA
35 miles off I75 northwest of Atlanta
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby rs vernon » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:42 pm

Thank you Tom.

Let me say a few words as in past years to promote the 2016 Gone With The Wind Regatta at Atlanta Yacht Club.

The 2016 GWTW Regatta will be held at Atlanta Yacht Club in Acworth, GA on Lake Allatoona, April 9-10.
7120 Yacht Club Drive, Acworth GA 30102.

Look at what is included with your entry fee:

Friday night Welcome Party with complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks at the AYC clubhouse.
Practice races Friday afternoon
Complimentary spaghetti dinner (BYOB)
Saturday and Sunday continental breakfasts at the clubhouse
Saturday lunch
Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks after Saturday races. Outstanding draft beer provided by Dave Linville.
Saturday night catered dinner at the clubhouse (BYOB)
I believe that boats will be transported by an AYC member to the club house and stored fully rigged over Saturday night, then transported back to the sailing area
Trophies for the top five finishers
Event management coordinated by numerous Atlanta Yacht Club members
Good solid wide high and dry (better than ever) temporary dock at the shoreline for boat launching

Entries must be received by April 1.
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby LewEnglish » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:48 pm

Scott,
Will there be cabins available this year?
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby rs vernon » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:00 am

Lew,

I suggest you send an email with that question to Robert Mitchell whose email address is on the NOR. Use the link in Tom P's post above to lead to accessing the Notice of Race.

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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby LewEnglish » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:00 am

Is there a list of skippers somewhere?
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby rs vernon » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:54 am

Current skippers list - 15 plus 1 maybe
Scott Davis
Danny Thomas
Jack Shepard
David Pulling
Dave Linville
Scott Vernon
Chuck Millican
Tom Phillips
Don Hackbarth
Lew English
Tom Evens not registered yet, as far as I know
Skip Allen
Robert Mitchell
Chuck Ellis
Ian Elliott
Steve Helender maybe

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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby bigfoot55 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:16 am

Danny, hope you can make it. The Ga. yellow snow should be over by then.
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby dplin2001 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:16 pm

Danny is coming and is hand carrying his registration
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby bigfoot55 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:49 pm

Attrition- that was the word. 14 races. Only two skippers managed to sail in every heat. Danny Thomas showed everyone how to do it. 9 Firsts. 5th place drop. B rig day, should have had C rigs.
Saturday Top 5
Danny Thomas
Dave Linville
Tom Phillips
Scott Vernon
Skip Allen with his new boat just finished this morning.
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby rs vernon » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:48 pm

We very much enjoyed the EC-12 racing clinic put on by Danny Thomas at Atlanta Yacht Club on Lake Allatoona, but the real star of the show was the wind - both days. It was from opposite directions the two days, but John Mulhausen and his helpers were able to set a good testing course all weekend long. Saturday was solid B rig coming down the lake from the left and Sunday up the lake from the right and a choice of A rig or B rig at the start, with most people staying with their original choice as the wind speed rose during the morning. It started at gusting to 6 to 8 and rising and finished with gusts at probably more than 12 or 14. So either rig worked well with the occasional out of control downwind moments for most everyone. It was great.

Due to low water in the lake (down about 5 feet) we raced off the beach over to the right, with the swimming platform towed out of the area. That worked out well.

A lot of pictures taken by John Pardus have been put up on the internet. They are a mixed bag, but they portray the craziness very well. John also helped Means Davis to put out and move the marks and to rescue boats, lots of rescued boats. Luckily they spent the whole day Saturday on the water. Chuck Millican's weekend fun was cut short by a below waterline dime or penny sized hole on Saturday and the boat was lifted out of the water just before the boat would have gone to the bottom. Electronics were fried. A lot of boats, but sadly not all, had bow bumpers. It is just so unnecessary and preventable to have anyone's boat holed and weekend ruined.

Images posted on Flicker
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ragresen/ ... 6468020310
Click on an image to choose it and then click on it again to make it go full sized.

One of the highlights of the weekend for me was AYC Snipe and EC-12 racer Don Hackbarth and his A rig scoring one 1,2,3,4,5 and one or more 6,7,8,9,10 and 11 in the 17 races he was able to compete in. I think I will try to get my wife, Susan to, make a special "first place in race 21" trophy for him. His sail number 4316 B rig mast broke at the gooseneck in the first race on Saturday. He is the happy guy who is Danny's friend in the group picture.

Results after 22 races 15 boats started the first race.
1st Danny Thomas 37 points after dropping a 5 and a 6. 11 bullets. He was a joy to race with. #1405
2nd Scott Vernon 87 points with a win in the last race. First Brewhouse Boatyard (Dave Linville) boat in a regatta. Very nice hull. #880
3rd Dave Linville 92 points with one win #2099
4th Skip Allen and the lime green rocket 99 points and 4 wins - some of them horizon jobs. New boat blues other times with a couple of 16s. #177
5th happy guy Ian Elliott 106 points #862
6 Tom Phillips #265
7 Jack Shepard. Danny was impressed with his skills. #1094
8 Chuck Ellis #2119
9 Don Hackbarth with 3 scores of 16 that he could not drop. #4316 B rig and #778 A rig.
10 Tom Evens #1053
11 Scott Davis from Charlotte #1896
12 Lew English #2380
13 Chuck Mullican who got holed in the 8th race. He was doing well with a first and second in two of those races. #2180
14 David Pulling #43 not 104. He started the first race. He was not scored DNF in that race.
Robert Mitchell #1952 did not start any of the races.

Yacht Club atmosphere and hospitality, lots of good food, great job by John and all of his many helpers, the usual camaraderie, and lots of wind and big-lake waves. I almost forgot the very tasty 3 kinds of exotic home brew beer from Boatyard Brewhouse. Big thank you to Dave. Very gracious and generous guy. Thank you to Lew English and Chuck Ellis for chipping in on the beer.

Scott
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby Ragresen » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:01 pm

Scott thanks for the write up and the posted link to my pictures I took. I just today got in touch with someone to activate my account and now able to post. thanks to all those who where sailing at the Regatta and that worked it. I have a great time being there and helping where I could.


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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby steve h » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:40 am

Sounds like it was an action packed weekend down there!
#1988 and #1858...aka Frank's boat
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby yachtie » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:29 am

Great photos - linked onto our club Facebook account here in NZL - Kapiti Radio Yacht CLub
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby Ragresen » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:40 pm

Thank you. I am a bit of an amateur Photographer and love to hear folks like what I was getting photo wise.
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Re: Gone with the Wind Ap 9/10, 2016

Postby bigfoot55 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:07 pm

Official Results

The final standings were:

Place Skipper Club Points

1 Danny Thomas Maryland 37
2 Scott Vernon Roswell, GA 87
3 David Linville Peachtree City, GA 92
4 Skip Allen Lawrenceville, GA 99
5 Ian Elliott Atlanta, GA 106
6 Tom Phillips Jacksonville, FL 114
7 Jack Shephard Atlanta, GA 122
8 Chuck Ellis Peachtree City, GA 136
9 Don Hackbarth Atlanta, GA 166
10 Tom Evens Peachtree City, GA 186
11 Scott Davis Charlotte, NC 187
12 Lew English Peachtree City, GA 242
13 Chuck Milligan Sun City, SC 253

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8p6aFP2dc8
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