Gator Regatta Nov 9-10, 2019

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Gator Regatta Nov 9-10, 2019

Postby Capt. Flak » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:25 am

Annual Gator Regatta
East Coast 12 Meter Class
Hosted by: The Villages Model Yacht Squadron, November 9-10, 2019
Eligibility: The Regatta is open to all class legal and properly registered EC12 Class model yachts. All entrants must be AMYA members.

Rules: The rules will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) as modified by Appendix E, Radio Sailing Racing Rules, of US Sailing when they apply and the rules of the EC12 Class and the Sailing Instructions.

Location: Ashland Pond, 765 Lynnhaven Dr., The Villages, FL 32162

Entry: Eligible boats may enter online or by completing the attached form and mailing it with the entry fee. The deadline for entry is October 25, 2019. The entry fee is $32.00 and includes coffee, donuts, drinks and Saturday lunch. Guest lunches are available for an additional $8.00. You may enter online using the website.

Saturday, November 9:00AM - Check in
9:15am Skippers Meeting
9:30 am First Race
12:00 Lunch
1:00 pm Racing resumes
3:45pm Last race of the day
6:30pm Dinner Party at Arnold Palmer Legends Country Club

Sunday, November 10 9:15am - Skippers Meeting
9:30am First race of the day
12:30pm Last race of the day
1:00pm Trophy Presentation

Racing format: If fewer than 18 boats are starting, a single start for all will be run. For more than 18 starters, racing will be conducted using the EORS Promotion/Relegation system.

Prizes: Trophies will be awarded to the top four finishers.

Additional Information: The Villages Model Yacht Squadron website;

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Re: Gator Regatta Nov 9-10, 2019

Postby georgeb2200 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:10 pm

This regatta is the first regatta in the Florida EC-12 2019-2020 Series. It is always a fun regatta. John Goldsworthy, Commodore of the host club The Villages Model Yacht Squadron, reports that 10 EC12's have been sailing in their club races this summer. It is just one month away so get your planning done and enter now.
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Re: Gator Regatta Nov 9-10, 2019

Postby UBPardee » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:18 pm

Skippers, as per our annual meeting, your 2019-20 dues are due. You can hand them directly to me at this regatta, but please have your $10 check or cash in a sealed envelope with your name on it. That way I can still work on rigging my own boat. I also plan on being at the Punta Gorda regatta if you miss this chance. Thanks for your help-Brenda
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Re: Gator Regatta Nov 9-10, 2019

Postby Capt. Flak » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:18 am

2019 EC12 Gator Regatta
by: John Goldsworthy

The annual and popular Gator Regatta for EC12 was held at Ashland Pond, The Villages, FL, on November 9,10 Nineteen skippers had registered for the regatta. This event kicks off the 2019-2020 EC12 regatta season in Florida. Skippers were divided into two fleets, A and B. The promotion/relegation system was used. Entries included many fine skipper and past national champions so competition was tight.

Ashland Pond provides perfect sailing conditions for all wind directions but north. Saturday morning arrived with strong and gusty winds from the north. Though it took some creativity, the race team managed to set a reasonably fair course which included a reaching start to a leeward mark and then a beat to weather. Competitors sailed this course two and a half times around before finishing at the weather and offset marks. Nine races were completed Saturday before we retired to a local eatery for a fine meal.

Sunday dawned with no major changes to the sailing conditions. Winds continued from the north, but they were light and variable. Each heat had 10-11 sailors as 4 were promote from B and four relegate down from A. This made for tight and competitive racing. Three skippers from the local fleet sailed their first regatta. A significant number given the aging population within the EC12 class.

Summary of the 2019 EC12 Gator Regatta, Green Chevron
Date: November 9-10
Location: Ashland Pond, The Villages, FL
Entries: 19
Winds: Saturday 10-12, gusting to 20+, Sunday: variable 4-8 from the north
Races Completed: 13 for each fleet
Scoring System: low-point with 2 throw-outs
Regatta Committee and volunteers: RD: John Goldsworthy; Asst. RD: Bruce Farr; Score Keeping: Dayna Weinman, Joe Devine, Bill Kenifeck and Judy Clark; Food: Francoise Goldsworthy; Rules Officials: Ken Morrison and Tom Germer; valuable helpers: Sal Serio, Terry Reynolds, Gary Weinman, John Rumplasch, Chuck Young, Karen Luscomb

2019 EC12 Gator Regatta Results:
Place Skipper Points
1. Chuck Millican 24
2. Alan Perkins 28
3. Earnan Scavella 39
4. Joe Walter 42
5. Martin Grey 49
6. John Luscomb 60
7. Bob Greer 65
8. Calvin Obara 73
9. John Santoro 95
10. Brenda Pardee 105
Remaining finishers: George Balaschak, Dan Pearce, Liz Perkins, Frank Ligon, Gary Weinman, Sal Serio, Chuck Young, Don Hain, Ricky Gerry
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