2015 J22 SAILING RESULTS
Series 6 Day 1 - 13 September, 2015
Light winds with a lot of of North. RO Hamilton set a short and challenging course to the first red as windward and the bouy as leward. The first race had 4 lead changes with all the boats withing spitting distance. The second race Zipper had major jib issues after the start and allowed Renegade and Defender to disappear being far enough behind that Defender was able to douse the chute and go back for a floating winch handle. The third race Renegade lost her forestay (just the pin) and was fortunate not to damage the jib.
Skippers & Results
Renegade - Hamilton (1st)
Defender - Morse (2nd)
Zipper - Harper (3rd)
Series 4 Day 1 - 12 July, 2015
A near cancellation at one stage for lack of boats saw a last minute flurry by the yutes on borrowed Zipper and Renegade to get a 4 boat day together. And they seem to have shown the adults how to do it....
Skippers & Results
Zipper - Evan (1st)
Renegade - Zoe (2nd)
Ayahso - Mike (3rd)
Defender - Nigel (4th)
Youth Skippers - 28 June, 2015
With the only requirement being a youth sailor on the helm, it was out with the fuddies and in with the duddies
Series 3 Day 2 - 14 June, 2015
No sign of Winston, Stephen at the Helm on the RC!
Light wind day with 1 to 8 knots, all inside the bay. Lyn played the flags (what a star!) and this time the RC allowed them the shade of the gazebo. Wind from the SW to N and everywhere in between. Peter turned up to play but realised that he needs crew to do so, so ended up helping Lyn instead of Sailing Zipper!
Skippers & Series Results
Ayahso - Mike Morse (1st)
Nina - Stephen Dear (2nd)
Zipper - Peter Harper (3rd)
Renegade - Zoe Knowles (4th)
Defender - The Commodore Himself, Mr Nigel Knowles Esq (5th)
Series 3, Day 1 - 31 May, 2015
Winston on the flags. Only three boats participating and this signal from the race committee:
Skippers & Results
Zipper - Peter Harper (1st)
Nina - Stephen Dear (2nd)
Ayasho - Mike Morse (3th)
Mallash Memorial Series Day 2 - 17 May, 2015
Mike Morse and his merry team of professional cyclists and instructors managed to pip the rest of the fleet to be the Champion boat in the first Robert Mallasch memorial J22 series. His widow, Norma, not one for sailing, graced us with her presence for the prize giving, it was great to see her.
It was a very fitting win for Ayahso as not only had Mike organized the race, the prizes (donated by John McConnell before his recent passing, rest his soul), but he did it on Bob Mallasch’s old boat that he had steadfastly crewed on up until Bob’s death this time last year.A fitting tribute Mike, well done from all of us!
The racing was held over two weekends with three races per day (because Bob didn’t like to have more than that!). The series was well supported with two teams from Kingston driving the 120 miles each way to make the fleet up to a respectful 7 boats. The racing was just how Bob would have liked, quiet on the first weekend and blowing dogs off chains on the second. In fact the winds were powerful enough on the second day to allow moments of upwind brilliance to be outstripped by shimping, diving and anchoring and throwing the race all in one move. Well done J22 Tsunami, the only instance this writer is aware of when having put the mast in the water and lost some crew overboard, one of the said crew was then run over by the sideways moving hull and popped up between the keel and the rudder with a vaguely anxious look.
Bob is missed for his enthusiasm and for creating the glue that FORCED all of the skippers to come and sail an event, even if they thought they might have an excuse. He would always call every Thursday before a weekend and remind everyone of a pending event and have a quick chat about any hilarious exploit that came to mind. He was a true sportsman, always loving, generous and rule abiding. If only there were more like him.
Thank you to the Race Committee Bryan and Lyn for their rules, their interpretation of the rules and most importantly for Bob's Beer and the memories.
Race Fleet & Skippers
Ayasoh - Michael Morse (1st)
Awesome (Geronimo) - Steven Cooke (2nd)
Tsunami - Scott Clarke (3nd)
Zipper - Peter Harper
Nina - Stephen Dear
Defender - Nigel Knows (Commodore)
Renegade - Richard Hamilton
Mallash Memorial Series Day 1 - 3 May, 2015
For the first day in a week the strange haze
lifted and a moderate wind blew - it had been
an oppressively hot and peculiar weather week
up until Sunday.
With Peter having his eyes done and Richard
getting old, the fleet was looking thin until two
keen teams of sailors drove from Kingston for
the day - thank you to Geronimo who came and
sailed Awesome and Tsunami who came and
sailed ...... Tsumami!
Looks like it is turning into a Kingston versus MoBay competition, Bob would be have been chuffed! Lots of yellow shirts on the water as a mark of respect!
Skippers & Day 1 Standing
Awesome (Geronimo) - Steven Cooke (1st)
Tsunami - Scott Clarke (2nd)
Ayahso - Mike Morse (3rd - tied)
Defender - Nigel Knows (Commodore) (3rd - tied)
Easter Regatta 2015
What a weekend! With the anticipated low
turnout the format of the weekend was limited
to two days racing Saturday / Sunday with a
twist - the All Comers race and newly renamed
Great Yarcht Race would be run on Sunday
afternoon. No foolish regatta and no organised
socials didn't stop Pico action early on Saturday
morning before the J's and everyone having
great fun on the water. Even the Indian's turned
up for the 20 knot beating around the harbour.
Thanks to Ian Johnson for some great pictures
on the water - available to view here.
Results in summary
It was a good weekend for Renegade, who took
every single piece of silverware**. The Paul
Eldemire Trophy, awarded to the lowest
aggregate score of two races on Sunday morning
to allow any visiting Kingston boats to be eligible
for something, was given to Zipper. Anyone who
can read and understand the rules, particularly
on how to break a tie, would know that this is not
quite right - refer below!
Results in detail
Unfortunately detailed results were never captured on the day so here are some made up ones.
The all comers was the closest that Renegade came to be beaten all weekend after losing her chute on the Airport to Seawind mark. She clawed back a good lead up to Doctors Cave but the last leg back to the line she was mawled by the visiting Geronimo determined for blood. It came down to inches on the line, with Renegade getting a luck last second shift and gust to get across the line first.
Lady Skippers - April 19th, 2015
A small fleet of three J22's partipated in the
annual Lady Skippers Racing on a very hot
Sunday, April 19th. Mercifully (for the lady
skippers and everyone onboard) the winds
were light. Our intrepid ladies were Regina
Fitch (10 years old!) on Ayahso, with Mike
Morse and Nigel Hendricks crewing, Carole
Smalls on Degender with Jim Wilson
crewing (just a bit of squealing and yelling
on that boat!), and Stephanie Black on
Zipper, with Peter Harper, Gavin Harper
and Bruce Black crewing. It was an exciting
day that was very much enjoyed by all. And,
happily, Jim and Carole were still speaking
to one another after the racing. Ah, the joys
SFL Kingston Series, Day 2 - March 22, 2015
(oh, no, they didn't come, so let's call it 'NO SFL 1
Kudos to Rugie for coming with family specially
for the day, he called some interesting tactics on
Ayasoh with Mike at the helm. Didn't seem to
help though...After the success of the course a
week before, RO Amblington set a very similar
challenge with the start from the end of the T
and a mark on the right side of the channel. It
wasn't as dead upwind as last week and some of
the overtaking options were limited so it was all
about the starts. Accusation from Defender of
Renegade team racing with Zipper didn't stop Jim
from cleaning up on the day - well done Jim!
Great to see Awesome on the water for the second
week running and sad to see Evan disappear
again to colder climates.
SFL Kingston Series, Day 1 (and only)
March 14, 2015
8 boats, in channel racing, What started as the
first of a two day series seems to have morphed
back to a one day as the next opportunity for
RJYC competitors is too close before Easter. So
congrats Renegade who managed to keep the
scourge of Kingston at bay with 4 bullets in some
great sailing conditions.
It was a Zippery day again when, despite clear
racing instructions (nothing confusing about this
is there?), it took a couple of races for some to figure
out the start / finish lines. The joy of fixed marks!
The SFL format worked really well (Stop For Lunch)
with Lyn and Jacqueline sorting the logistics and the
crews were fed and watered in under an hour. 2
races in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.
Well done RJYC glad to see you back and having fun,
even importing experts from Saudi to help improve
conditions on the water were 'perfectly challenging'.
Perfect with the racing all within sight of the club
and started from the dock with a suberbly square
start line and windward course an 12 to 18 knots of
wind. Challenging given the plethora of visiting
boats littering the water making the start line and
surrounds needing great awareness!
March 2, 2015
Somewhat delinquent due to a small race from Ft Lauderdale to Montego Bay which involved:
A. Getting beaten up;
B. getting sick; and
C. getting beaten up.
Anyway we had fun, and I will add something here when time allows. If. In the meantime, this from MBYC J22 president Mike Morse
Congratulations to Geronimo for winning the first series of the year with the Kingston boats. They have definitely upped the competition with their presence! Final results of the series attached.
Next race day will be Saturday, March 14th, 11:00am start. Trial format for racing that day will be 2 races, lunch break at the club, then 2 more races. Updated calendar is attached.
Easter Regatta – we are planning on bringing back Mosquito Cove on Thursday, April 2, and an All Comers race out to half moon on April 6th. Regatta class racing will be on Saturday the 4th, and Sunday the 5th. We are glad to hear that Kingston will be represented at our Easter Regatta this year!