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NOODS ReCap Charleston Race Week


Commodore’s Corner The 2013 ACSA season is officially in full motion, high fidelity, 3-D, HD, with Smell-O and Taste-O vision! It is now May and the docks are filling and the weather is warming. In fact, we just had one of the best Icebreaker regattas that I can remember. With two fleets and perfect weather – 70’s and sunny, we enjoyed a perfect Saturday of fun in the sun on the water. With the warmer weather, comes the invitation to prepare the ACSA facility for the season. In March, a group of volunteers (thank you all who helped!) opened the bath-house and made the facility ready for the basic functions. On May 11th, we will be having the Spring Work Day at the facility, where we complete the final opening of the ACSA facility, from cleaning out the storage container, to cleaning out the shelter. We will be moving the boats to their correct placements and moving the grill and other items to their correct location from the men’s restroom. I know there will be flowers to be planted and mulch to be spread. Come one, come all to help ready the facility to welcome the 2013 season! We have a lot of fun activities planned for this season. The month of May brings us Adult Learn-toSail lessons on Thursdays and Sundays, Red Cup Racing on Wednesdays and, on May 18-19 we will be holding our annual May Cup Regatta.

In June, we have events planned for everyone. June 22 will be the first day of the two-part Women’s Regatta. This is a great annual affair for the women of ACSA, bringing members together for some fun, food and competition. This event is usually punctuated with a great on-thewater raft-up with the committee boat for lunch, followed by more afternoon racing. On the next day, we will be holding our singlehanded regatta, which was held on the 14’ Hunters last year, with great wind and excitement. I look forward to whatever is in store for that day. Look for more about all the racing opportunities in the Vice Commodores article. On June 13, we will host a special event organized by the Columbus Sail and Power Squadron for all central Ohio area clubs, including ACSA, CSPS, Leatherlips, Hoover and Buckeye Lake to bring people together for some food and fun. A presentation of “The America’s Cup: A Brief History and San Francisco 2013” will be presented. Dinner will be $10 per person. This will be a great opportunity for us to mingle with other clubs to learn about their programs and build stronger ties. Our Learn to Sail program is continuing to grow. This month, along with teaching classes, our instructors are attending a class at the Columbus Sail and Power Squadron for instructor certification. This is an effort to improve the quality of lessons by ensuring a common approach to instruction and communication. As our program continues to grow, so must the pool of instructors. It is good to see so many new names and faces in the program. Finally, I want to thank ALL of the volunteers who give so much time and energy to this club. You are the heart and soul of ACSA. I look forward to seeing everyone at the docks and on the water. Thank you for supporting our mission of promoting the sport of sailing. Making Waves 

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ACSA Trustees Senior Trustee John Mason Junior Trustee Neal Heiser Freshman Trustee Allison Foreman trustee@alumcreeksailing.com

ACSA Executive Committee Commodore Brent O’Keeffe commodore@alumcreeksailing.com 419-253-5119 Vice Commodore (racing) Sharla O’Keefe vicecommodore@alumcreeksailing.com 419-768-1231 Rear Commodore (facilities) Jim Foreman rearcommodore@alumcreeksailing.com 614-404-1771 Secretary Ed Baldwin secretary@alumcreeksailing.com 614-719-9585 Treasurer Rick Caw treasurer@alumcreeksailing.com 614-325-1664 Past Commodore Jim Klein pastcommodore@alumcreeksailing.com 740-815-5196 Monohull Fleet Captain Tom Wherung cruiser@alumcreeksailing.com 614-844-6638 Multihull Fleet Captain Joe McHenry catamaran@alumcreeksailing.com 614-760-9000

ACSA Committee Chairpersons Program Chair Ron Fantozzi programs@alumcreeksailing.com Social Chair Brianna Foreman social@alumcreeksailing.com 614-425-4005 Membership Phil Verret membership@alumcreeksailing.com 614-557-1781 Volunteer Coordinator OPEN Marketing Chair OPEN marketing@alumcreeksailing.com PHRF Chair John Beck PHRFhandicap@alumcreeksailing.com 440-554-8480 I-LYA Representative Bob Sheppard 740-852-2802 Historian OPEN historian@alumcreeksailing.com Newsletter Editor Carin Martin newsletter@alumcreeksailing.com 614-204-0649 Arbitration Joe Hosch 251-402-3715 Risk Management Joe Hosch 251-402-3715 Adult Learn-to-Sail Program Chair Mike Gray learntosail@alumcreeksailing.com 614-989-4286 Youth Learn-to-Sail Program Chair Nahum Burt nahumburt@gmail.com 414-332-8935 Webmaster Brian Ross webmaster@alumcreeksailing.com 614-839-3686

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24 - Summer Red Cup Series 26 - Youth LTS 29 - Executive Meeting 31 - Summer Red Cup Series AUGUST 1-4 I-LYA Bay Week 7 - Summer Red Cup Series 10 - Dock Walk Meteor Party 12 - General Meeting 14 - Summer Red Cup Series 21 - Fall Red Cup Series 28 - Fall Red Cup Series 23-25 - Rafting Trip 26 - Executive Meeting 30-Sept 2 - Battle of Lake Erie Tall Ships SEPTEMBER 4 - Fall Red Cup Series 9 - General Meeting 11 - Fall Red Cup Series 14 - Women’s Regatta 15 - XX/XY Regatta 18 - Fall Red Cup Series 23 - Special Ladies Night

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Rear Commodores Wrap-Up Jim Foreman, Vice Commodore

Things are shaping up nicely at the Marina. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped open the bathrooms, placed the channel markers, prepared the security gate, and all the other things that need to be done to open your Marina. Currently, I would estimate the Marina is about a third occupied, but with better weather coming I expect it to fill up quickly. Saturday, May 11 at 9:00 AM will be the spring workday. I wanted people to have the opportunity to get their boats in the water and for the weather to warm up before we started the final touches on preparing our Marina. In the bathrooms, we will need a thorough cleaning of floors, walls, light fixtures, etc. The pavilion needs to be cleaned out moving the boats from their winter storage to the cat beach, cleaning the gutters and picnic tables. We will need help cleaning the grounds of debris, trash, leaves etc. so please plan on bringing rakes and other yard tools. I plan on having coffee and doughnuts there in the morning and don’t expect this to take much more than a couple of hours. If you’ve never been to one of these, we have a lot of fun while completing the work. It’s the volunteers who make this place run. If we had to pay for it, dock fees would go up considerably. When everything is done, let’s go sail! There are some special things that need to be done this year including painting the bathroom floors and storage container. We will address these items later. Please email me with any suggestions or concerns you might have. I hope to see you there on the 11th.

Youth Learn to Sail

Hello ACSA! This year we will again be running two sessions of the YLTS program. Each session has three classes and will be held on 3 consecutive Friday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00PM. Session 1 dates are June 7, 14, and 21. The first session can be registered through the Westerville Park and Rec department’s website. The class information is on page 78. https://www. westerville.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=5763 Session 2 dates are July 12, 19, 26. The second session  can be registered through the Upper Arlington Park and Rec department’s website. The class information is on page 18. http://www.uaoh.net/ docs/book5/Spring%20Summer%20Activity%20Guide.html#/18/ zoomed Additionally,  I am still looking for instructors for the kids and chaperons for the parents who want to go out on a boat and watch their kids learn to sail. Please let me know if you are interested in either role... don’t be shy, this is a fun program! Sincerely, Nahum Burt, 414-332-8935 nahumburt@gmail.com *Please see the LTS section of the ACSA website for the above links. Making Waves 

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Team Infrared – Best Around the Buoys

Brent O’Keeffe, Commodore Last month, three ACSA Sailors were given the opportunity of a lifetime. Sharla O’Keeffe, Brent O’Keeffe and Regan Cole were among the members of Team Infrared owned by Bryan Huntley, which hails out of Sandusky Sailing Club, in Sandusky, OH, who were selected as this year’s winners of the Best Around the Buoys contest by Sail Magazine. As winners of this contest, they were given the use of a new Beneteau First 35, yacht named Tutto Bene at the 2013 Charleston Race Week regatta. At the 2013 Charleston Race Week, Team Infrared joined nearly 300 other boats to compete at the three-day event, sailing in the offshore PHRF fleet. Team members arrived a day early for the event to meet with the contest representative and team member for the week from North Sails, Kimo Worthington. Kimo has a long resume of professional sailing experience, including more recently team manager for the Puma Volvo Ocean Racing team. The team was also showered with apparel from the various sponsors, including hats, gloves, shirts and other gear. To quote one team member, “I feel like a NACSAR driver!” The team spent a few hours on the water getting to know the boat and practicing various maneuvers. After all, this was a larger boat than what they are used to, a Kelly 28’ and some team members had never sailed together before. Everyone had to learn their positions and how to coordinate actions during the different maneuvers that would be required in the coming days of racing. The weather predictions were starting to look like it would be a rough couple days of racing, so they felt a bit of practice would be in order. continued on page 8

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1982 Stiletto 27 CE (Championship Edition) Catamaran. This is a very fast fun boat.  We have had 11 people on her and still pegged the know meter at 20+ knots in a stiff wind!!  She has a berth in each hull, a port-a-potty in the port hull, 2 batteries (with solar charger), VHF, running and mast lights, 9.9 HP Evinrude.  Swim ladder.  Sails include original main and jib in good condition, reacher, fractional spinnaker, roller furling for jib and lazy jacks for main.  Trailer has been mostly rebuilt with new axles, springs, bearings and rollers.  For more information on Stiletto Catamarans see http://www. stilettocatamarans.com/ and http://stiletto. wildjibe.com/.  $13,500.  Contact Keith Fuller for details @ k-fuller@earthlink.net of call 614-905-9339 and leave message.

trailer with extension tongue and original VAC brake system on both. Mainsail, 150% headsail, Marine head, VHF Radio, Raymarine ST40 Bi Data Compass, Stereo, Complete records and manuals. VERY NICE CONDITION Asking $7,900 OBO. This boat has been graciously donated to the Vermilion Sal Education Foundation Inc., a 501c3 Corp whose sole purpose is to support youth sailing. For information and to arrange viewing terry freeman Cell 440-653-1083 1987 Catalina 25 Standard rig, wing keel. Main, hank-on jib and genoas. Two-axle trailer. $7,000. Call Ben at 614-562-8239 or email bshremshock@yahoo.com if interested.

1981 27’ Hunter $11,000 bimini; diesel; wheel; head; alcohol stove; 4’keel; roller jib; sails I have a dock space at b46 - call me to have a look or go for a testdrive 20’ gvw 9400 flatbed trailer and cradle ($3000) John Bratt 937-594-2424 jrb2093@yahoo.com

1989 Hunter 23 “The Fantasea” Is ready to go sailing.Versatile and very forgiving wing keel with shallow draft and 800 lb. ballast. Boat sleeps 3-4 comfortably. With the pop up camper top you can stay out all weekend. Porta-potti, swing-up table, and stow-away sink/stove unit with fresh water supply. Pop-top design for comfort while cruising. Main and jib stored in bag. Main cover. Fenders. Lifelines. Non self-tailing winches. Trailer with hydraulic brakes. Trailer completely rebuilt. 6HP Johnson O/B. Radios. PFDs. Deep cycle battery. Swim ladder. Extra lines. Camper Top. Bimini and Storm Gib. Classic lines on an affordable vessel that is versatile and easily trailered. Asking $4850. Call Gary @614-425-3392

2001 Hunter 260 9.9hp Mercury outboard, trailer, full canvas covers and bimini, cockpit, stern seat, saloon cushions, VHF radio, gas grill, one burner stover, galley sink, ice chest, head has sink and porta potty or permanent stool with holding tank. Wheel stearing, convertable table, forward and aft bearths, sleeps six. Bottom painted in the spring. Mast raising system. Main and furling jib in great shape. On the water and ready to sail. Only sailed in fresh water. $22,000 Call John Haugen (614) 261-0671, jhaugen@hudsonmkt.com, dock B-40.

1982 Catalina 22 Excellent condition newer sails; mainsail, 2 jibs, regular and a 130 Genoa. 8 hp Evinrude. New custom sewn cushions inside, porta-potti, galley. New custom sewn sail cover, fenders, anchor, ladder with easy steps. Swing keel with 2’- 4” draft when up. Pop top cabin with enclosure. Single axle trailer with new tires, new electric brakes and new LED submersible lights. Ready for the road. Photos available by e-mail at randyrobert9@ gmail.com. $ 5,500 Randy (614) 915-9300 Powell, Ohio

1979 Chrysler 26 Original owner, White hull, Fixed keel, Bow Pulpit – lifelines and stern pulpit, Backstay adjuster, Factory built in galley option, Jiffy reef main, Mast raising system, Boom vang, Boarding ladder, Original Chrysler 12hp outboard motor with cockpit controls, EZ Loader dual axle

2005 Hunter 170 Excellent condition. Always drysailed by experienced sailors and wintered inside. Includes all equipment including roller jib and new full, custom, waterproof cover. Like-new trailer and 2 1/2 hp, four-stroke Suzuki motor with stand. Located in SW Ohio. $6000. Contact Walt Making Waves 

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Staudenmaier at ovrautox@woh.rr.com. 15’ Newport Surprise Day Dialer good condition, ready to sail, reconditioned trailer ideal for small car, $950.00. Call 614354-9033 or email ccoogan@columbus. rr.com. 19’ Lightning All wood, needs work but no rot. Call Fred Wyatt for price (614) 2797191 Brig Baltic 310 Rigid Inflatable Boat - durable yet portable all purpose light weight boat, brand known to be used by rescue services. www.brigboats.com 10’4” and 5.5 beam. 16” dia tubes with multiple chambers. 2 seats, holds 1100lbs. Weighs 97lbs in 2 seperate land transport bags (included). Full cover, stanchion canopy supports, added padded center seat and under seat bag, foot pump and repair kit, hard bottom fiberglass slip in boards (rigid deck), oar locks, drain valves, inflatable keel, life lines, 3 towing D rings. Used only once (fresh water lake). Never stored in sun or water. Includes 5hp Nissan Stroke outboard (tiller drive, no fuel to mix...no noise, no smoke). Asking $2200, delivery negotiable. Contact Dan Libby at 740-808-2586. Vinyl Racing Sail Set for Catalina 22 nearly new reportedly used only one time. Set includes main, jib and 150 Genoa. Manufacturer is UK. $1000.00 or best offer. Call 614-354-9033 or email ccoogan@ columbus.rr.com. Sail Caddy System: Serves the same function as Lazy Jacks. It is a cradle that attachves to the boom and catches the sail. It folds flat when not in use. Great for single handed sailing. Make an offer. In perfect condition. Eileen, 895-2445, ekolman@nd.edu Professional Tension Gauge Loos model No. PT-2 for cable sizes 3/16”, 7/32”, and 1/4”.  Recently sold my F-24 and no longer need this valuable tool.  I have had the gauge for a number of years, but just used it once to check the tension on my mast tensioning cables (an older version of this gauge came with the boat when I bought it, but I initially did not know the gauge was aboard).  West Marine currently lists the PT-2 for $117.99 plus tax and shipping.  Will sell it for $60 obo. Ellery Block, 614818-3850 or elleryblock@gmail.com


After the Thursday afternoon sailing session, the team headed back to the dock to get ready for the first party of the regatta. After having much food, fun and beverages, the team retired for the night to get some much needed rest for the coming day of racing. Thursday morning brought with it moderate to heavy winds and partly cloudy skies. Getting to know a new boat, while racing can be a bit difficult, but add the element of aggressive racing building wind conditions and your blood will get pumping. The first race started out tough, having been called over the start line early, we had to fight our way back to the rest of the fleet. We were able to pass a few boats and finished in respectful position. The second race was better and Tutto Bene was able to stay in the middle of the pack. As the wind built, the third race of the day was developing into a game changer. With a great start and upwind tactics, Tutto Bene rounded the weather mark in 2nd place, but fate had another idea plan for Team Infrared, when another boat bore down and struck the boat on her starboard side, breaking a couple stanchions and scratching the rail. Luckily there were no injuries on either boat and both boats retired from the race. Back at the docks, both teams were able to fully repair both boats and be ready for day two. Insert the Friday night party. You will have to use your imagination here, because memories seem to be foggy on that night. All I remember is the drink of the night was the Dark and Stormy. Day Two developed just as the weather reports were predicting, with winds building to the 20’s and temperatures dropping to continued on page 11

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I-LYA Report

Bob Sheppard, I-LYA Liaison 2013 Spring Meeting Those of you who didn’t attend the I-LYA Spring meeting missed a great event.  The new format included a symposium and trade show.  The trade show opened during Friday night’s meet-and-greet festivities, and was open again on Saturday to give attendees another chance to speak with the vendors about their products and services.  According to what we’ve heard, it was a huge success and folks are already looking forward to December’s event.   Saturday morning’s symposium-style format featured a presentation by U.S. Sailing president, Tom Hubbel, on their reorganization and mission.  Joy Hadley, U.S. Sailing Training Director, and U.S. Sailing Powerboat Training Manager, Jonathon Meyer, presented a two-part session on powerboat safety and education.  A few of the other speakers at the symposium included Rich Barzyk, Rear Commodore of the

The Great Lakes Cruising Club; Jim Zima of Great Lakes Diesel; Jon Duer from Great Lakes Rigging/Doyle Sales; Al DeClerq from Doyle Sails; Rodger Norcross, Chief of ODNR Watercraft; and a presentation by the Perry Group, the group involved with this summer’s Battle of 1812 re-enactment.    A survey will be going out to all attendees covering likes and dislikes and asking for topic and/or vendor suggestions. If you attended the Spring meeting and gave us your email address at registration, you will receive one.  Please take the time to complete it.    2013 I-LYA Regattas   This year’s Regatta dates are: Junior Sail Regatta:  July 21-25 Senior Sail Deepwater Races:  July 31-August 1 Senior Sail Regatta:  August 2-4 Powerboat Regatta:  August 7-11   Registration for Senior Sail/Deepwaters is now available on-line at www.i-lya. org.  If you’re planning to stay on the

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NOODS Recap Sharla O’Keefe, Vice Commodore

Ten sailors took two boats up to the St. Petersburg NOODS. Bob Sheppard, John Pyers, John Beck, Keven Whalen, and Jeff Benedict sailed on Whatta Schock in the Wavelenght 24 Fleet. Sharla O’Keeffe, Brent O’Keeffe, Eric Dove, Loren Varvarosky, and Chris Varvarosky sailed on Kaotic in the S2 7.9 Fllet. We had 3 good days of sailing and met some wonderful people. Jeff took some incredible pictures from shore and well as from Whatta Schock. We are all excited for the 2013 racing season on Alum Creek.

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the 50’s, it was a cold and breezy day on the water. We were able to get three races in, with no incidents, save one bad gybe where I was launched overboard while gybing the spinnaker pole at the same time the boat broached. Apparently it is hard to stand on the deck when it is vertically and all you are holding on to is a spinnaker pole that is attached only to the spinnaker. I managed to hold on to the pole after hitting the water, only letting go when I was dragged underwater.

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When I let go, I fully expected to come up and see the boat sailing off into the sunset, but as luck would have it, the broach stopped the boat and I came up at the leeward rail, where two other crew helped haul me back on board. Once back on board and after catching my breath, it was back to the foredeck to finish the gybe and get back in the race. The entire maneuver only cost us one placing in the results, thanks to some great teamwork and quick thinking. After that race, the Race Committee called racing for the day, and it was back to the docks and another party. After enjoying some well-deserved beverages and selecting a designated driver, not necessarily in that order, we headed out to a team dinner and a fun night in Charleston. At some point, somehow we made it back to the hotel. Again, you might need to use your imagination, hough there was some photographic evidence of a fun time from that night. Day Three presented itself cold and breezy. We headed out the channel toward the race area and waited for the race committee to make the call. There was a lot of air and big swells on the Atlantic this morning. Finally, the race committee made the call for only the second time in the history of Charleston Race week, to cancel races for the day due to the heavy conditions. Nobody was complaining. The wind instruments recorded sustained winds of 40+ knots. We headed back to the docks and watched the only race of the day, which was the pursuit class which did one race, reaching out from the marina to the end of the channel and back. After getting back, it was time to clean the boat, fold the sails and pack everything up. After all, it was a new boat and a prospective buyer was coming to take a look. We cleaned our gear and supplied out of the boat and gave her a thorough scrub down. We stayed one more night in Charleston, enjoying some local seafood and one final fuzzy night at Red’s Bar, resting up for the long drive back to reality the next day. It was a great time and much fun was had by all. Making Waves 

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