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Front cover photos: top to bottom Anacortes Yacht Club since 1891 and home of the BMW-Oracle A/C boat. Center: The city welcomes the Lidos at the Sailing Center. Right: The Bi-Centennial (1776-1976) Memorial to citizens of Anacortes who lost their lives at sea. Center: The floating dry dock looking out at the sailing area. 4 City owned Lidos are there also. The large red freighter left the long dock on the north just before the first race started. The result was that tons of eelgrass was ripped loose in the prop wash. On the way to finish, even more wind on the right side didn’t come close to making up for the grass collection on boards and rudders. JT hit the left side, winning handily. Anacortes welcomes the visitors entering the city and the local Brewery cooks up some Lido Lager—pretty good stuff too! Bunched up at the weather mark the Gold flight demonstrates close competition in all races. Photos submitted by Tara & Kathy Muenz.
Rear cover top: Gold flight starts as Silver Flight hovers, ready to line up. Center: Gold flight splits around the restricted start line on the run. Lower cover: Left Terry Johnson holds off Mandi for a race win in the Women’s Champs Right, Jerry Thompson and Mandi Smith smile as they display the loot they won at the Senior Class Championships. Mandi also won the Women’s Championships the next day. We hope Jerry brought a large vehicle to put this stuff in. Photos by Michelle Pope, Steve Potter and others.
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Naturally there are lots of pretty pictures and links to videos. x Dropbox will be used for large files and photos. Your server speed is all that will restrict your access to HUGE files. You can view most of the content without registering, assuming you do, please take the time to view and update your User Profile it helps a lot. Very soon, recognized Association members will have access to additional content. For instance, the roster you received recently was expensive to produce and mail and several folks have joined since May. Obviously, this is sensitive so it won't be launched until a couple of options have been thoroughly tested and security can be ensured. When it launches, you should have real time access to membership lists and possibly a means to pay your renewal dues online. I’m totally looking forward to the So-Cal Fall Traveling season. Happy Sailing. Steve--, Da Pres & 6284
President’s Report Congratulations to Jerry Thompson and Mandi Smith our Senior and Women’s Champions. In the last issue I ended my report by saying, “The family friendly, fun sailing we all enjoy starts at the local level.” After last evening I am reminded how true this is. Kristina and I finally made a Sunstroke Series Thursday night of racing after a couple of seasons with irreconcilable schedule conflicts. We had a blast and were reminded how much we missed our beloved Thursday nights. A bit up the West Coast, I had the same great experience at the Class Championship Regattas in Anacortes, WA. Of course, there could have been more boats and there could have been more wind or at least some wind on the last day of the Senior Class Championships, but every other aspect of the event completely outweighed any objection one could make. It was a wonderful event and a great vacation. This happened because of good planning, hard work and a lot of friendly effort from an incredibly large number of local volunteers. I look forward to working with the returning members of the Governing Board and would like to welcome our new members, Bruce Wasson (Fleet 6) and Tony Billera (Fleet 78) as well as Kevin Thomas (Fleet 2) the new District 1 Secretary. Your Board is dedicated, talented and diverse ensuring all local and regional perspectives contribute to the management of the Class Association. A year ago the most important concern and question I heard was, "What's going on with the website?" Well, a whole lot has happened since then. Alexander/ WD Schock granted the rights to the domain Lido14.com to the Association and the board hired a cruising Lido friend to design a website. We got our website posted some articles and gradually figured out how things work and how powerful the site platform is. Therefore, after a year of development, I encourage you to visit the site anew. Here's some of what you will find. x Event Calendars. There is site based calendar for events which strives to be as up to date as possible. Register with the site and you will be able to submit events to be added to the calendar. In addition, Bruce Wasson's World Famous Master Calendar in Excel format a couple of clicks away and is truly a masterpiece. x Classifieds. Anyone can view listings but you need to register to post one. If you are listing something Lido related on Craig’s list, take a few minutes to post here as well and "keep it in the family".
What is Dropbox? Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox will also automatically save to all your computers, phones, and even the Dropbox website. This means that you can start working on your computer at school or the office, and finish on your home computer. Never email yourself a file again! So now we are putting photos in Dropbox. Lots of them! Links will be placed on the web We have a link to Bruce Wasson’s Calendar of events. you can look at NOR’s sign-up sheets and other valuable information. It’s dynamic, and with special permissions others can be invited to update it and include their own information. Your Fleet Captains have all been invited to use Dropbox to look at some of the photos of the 2012 CCR’s. They can share them with you all. Ask them, it’s your fleet! BOW WAVE PUBLISHING INFORMATION The Bow Wave is the official publication of the Lido14 Class Association. It is published four times annually. Circulation: Approximately 300 Issue Publication Date--/Material Deadline (DUE DATE) Spring Issue March 21 / February 21 Summer Issue June 21 /May 21 Fall Issue Sept 21/August 21 Winter Issue December 21/ November 21 Photographs, anecdotes, Regatta Results, Fleet reports, and even small and tall tales, are welcomed. Technical articles are encouraged as well E-mail submissions may be made to: Subject title, Bow Wave Article Lido4960@roadrunner.com Dave Carroll, Bow wave editor,
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News From the Factory and an Editorial by Dave Carroll Gree Recently we have been working with Scout Troop 555 in Palmdale to get some of the boys involved with boating. Alexander has given an OK for a Factory tour and hopefully we can work out some introduction to sailing. The Governing Board kicked this around a bit at the meeting last week. I was hoping to be able to get Fleet 6 involved because they have several loaner Lidos as well as being relatively close to the desert outpost and a lot of enthusiastic people in their Fleet. The Scout Troop in Long Beach is looking for a fixerupper Lido to play with. Donations anyone? While we were at the factory installing the straphead board and Paul Makielski's boat Alexander announced he could not stay because his father was in the hospital in San Diego, later I asked if things were better and he said that his dad had stage IV lung cancer. A couple of weeks ago Alexander called to inform me that his father had passed away. We are very sorry for his loss. During the conversation following the announcement of his father’s passing we talked about how his dad came into the US. It is an amazing story! During the height of the Cold War, "Mike" slipped through the Iron Curtain from Yugoslavia into Germany. Then with his engineering degree and 50 dollars in his pocket “Mike” managed to get on a converted liberty ship (tramp steamer) and worked a passage to the US. Several jobs later he became co-director of the Apollo Space Program, He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Nixon for his work, which helped save the lives of astronauts Lovell, Swigert, and Haise of the Apollo 13 accident. Alexander mailed me a link to some of the stories posted on Wikipedia. It is in Serbian, but Google can translate it for you. If you do a Google search for Mike Vucelic you will find this on the 2nd page of the results. I’m amazed at the Google translation. You can look up Mike Vucelic on Google search page 2 and find this. Click on the blue “translate”. sr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ɇɢɥɨʁɤɨ_ȼɭɰɟɥɢʄ
Greetings Lido sailors! It is with great pleasure that I am writing to welcome you to the closing ceremony of the Class Championship Regatta in Anacortes. The Lido 14 Class Association is undergoing a major renaissance. Fleet One in Newport Beach hosted a very successful Harry Wood Memorial Regatta and is adding new members on a regular basis. Fleet Six in Alamitos Bay continues to expand due to their ability to host regular sailing events and fun social gatherings. Both Fleet 62 in Fremont and Fleet 81 in Fernridge have been doing a wonderful job of introducing new sailors to the joys of Lido 14 racing. The Lido 14 Class Association and W.D. Schock Corp. are continuing to collaborate and refine the 6000 series boat. Recently, Dave Carroll and Steve Potter spent three days working with the factory in retrofitting a 6000 series Lido with a Dave Carroll designed sheave box mechanism that replaces the cassette and an improved centerboard, nicknamed the “strap head” because it uses a ¾” wide stainless steel strap that serves in place of the classic welded-up arm (Cheaper, simpler & easy to install). The Board of Directors and the factory are in constant communication over a wide range of subjects. I look forward to hearing from each fleet as we all work together to bring new life to the Lido 14 Class Association. Here are some of the things we have accomplished so far this year: On behalf of W.D. Schock Corp. we provided a new website domain name for the Lido 14 Class Association to convey information to its’ members (www.Lido14.com). The website is looking really good and is filled with interesting and useful information. We have also been working with the Lido 14 Class Association to cross-promote the Lido 14 sailboat on many social media platforms. The factory is in the process of editing some video footage provided by your President Steve Potter to promote the love of Lido sailing. We will be uploading this video on the W.D. Schock YouTube account so look for an email announcement in the upcoming weeks. We, at W.D. Schock Corp. are committed to promoting and building the Lido 14 sailboat. This year, we have handcrafted and delivered 9 new Lidos with more to come. These new boats have been shipped to a wide variety of locations from Connecticut to Mexico! The Lido 14 Class Association and its’ members are known for their love of sailing and their Corinthian spirit. It is common to see them taking penalty turns even if no-one saw them hit the pin. Lido 14 sailors exemplify the highest ideals of sportsmanship and it is their bond and camaraderie that has kept Lido sailing vibrant for more than half a century. Bill Schock introduced the Lido 14 over 50 years ago with the goal of producing a low maintenance and affordable daysailer. It is an honor and a pleasure to carry on the tradition of building the Lido 14 sailboat and supporting the Class Association and its’ members who all share the love of their Lidos. Alexander Vucelic W. D. Schock Corp.
Photo, right: Milojko “Mike” Vucelic. As he points to the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by Richard Nixon. The highest U.S. civilian award. Steve Potter has posted the link (which is pretty long and complicated) on the Lido 14.com website. Mike’s story is amazing—the American Dream come true. Following his work with NASA he rescued an ailing electric company in Chicago and turned it into a profitable business with over 200 employees. After selling this company he continued to do charitable work in Yugoslavia encouraging young Serbians to get an education. On a more upbeat subject, we have added a cruising section. Garry Osborne and his grandson entered the Texas 200 in a chartered Lido. Five days of sailing 40 miles a day. Camping gear and other stuff on board made the little boat a bit heavily loaded but it survived. I suggested that a Bow Wave article would be nice and was pleasantly surprised to find one in my e-mail before the August deadline. We sent Garry a set of complimentary bumper stickers and a Summer Bow Wave. Garry has decided to find a larger boat for the next event, but having the old Lido finish such an ordeal is a memorable feat. Photos and drawings of his modifications will be posted on the Lido 14.com website. And probably the factory’s also.
[Ed note; this document was read (perfectly and without a microphone) to the participants at the Annual Meeting in Anacortes Yacht Club by Secretary-elect Terry Johnson. Also some minor editing was done to clarify the centerboard installation parts and work. Kudos to Karen Pierce of Fleet 1 whom contributed in some way to the writing of this message.] Page 4
Editorial continued At the risk of leaving out somebody, Other significant contributors to this issue are Joe Rubash, Fleet 81, Harold Ho, Fleet 62, newly elected Director Tony Billera, Anacortes Fleet 78 with 2 articles, Kathy Sandifer, Fleet 25, Stevy Mast, Fleet 21, Tom Estlow, Fleet 2, Kathy Muenz, Fleet 57, Director Butch Michel, and Gary Schaffel Fleet 2 for his contributions and observations at Huntington Lake at in the B fleet. The results show that there were enough B fleet entrants to move Gary to the A Fleet at last. Bruce Golison's contribution to the website of the July 4 Regatta at Alamitos Bay has been passed down for Bow Wave publication by Steve Potter. New Director, Bruce Wasson, should be praised for his continually improving Calendar that is now linked on the website throughDropbox. What is Dropbox? Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox will also automatically save to all your computers, phones, and even the Dropbox website. This means that you can start working on your computer at school or the office, and finish on your home computer. Never email yourself a file again! Now you can download it to your computer. Entry forms, NOR and all are hooked in. Recently we posted a whole gaggle of photos from Anacortes on this link. (that recently was e-mailed to all of your Fleet Captains) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/342k4gqrwpqr1e8/mDGcHGrYQ0. These photos were taken by Kathy Muenz and her daughter while at the Championships. Unlike most of the photos we show in the Bow Wave. This is closer to a tour guide of the sailing area and surrounding landmarks. Many of the photos are of the women's championships as well. Fleet 6 hosted the Jr. Fleet Championships (which could have been easily expanded to include all of District 1). It would be nice if these competitions were coordinated with the Governing Board. Kevin Thomas is now the District 1 Director (and the District 1 Champion as well having won the single race in the ocean with a few other competitors). Unfortunately, there were no Juniors competing at Anacortes for the Junior Class Championships. Moving the date from Mid August to July meant that Anacortes was going head-to-head with the Huntington Lake High Sierra Regatta, a world-class venue which has been owned for 59 years by Fresno Yacht Club. Two long drives in one month with gasoline bouncing along at near four dollars a gallon was probably just too much for Southern Californians to swallow. It is unfortunate to think that the Sabot Championships were perceived to pose such a threat to the Lido Class. A whole lot of Sabot sailors need mom or dad to transport the boat to anywhere; actually it works pretty much the same way with the Lido, but mom and dad get to sail together. We really need to get kids introduced to the boat so the class will have some future. Jerry Thompson won the Championships, setting a new record for aged winners. At 73 years old he qualified for the first old skipper award as well. Jerry and Mandy sailed very well. Harris Hartman showed up from Sacramento with his beautiful classic Lido and qualified as the oldest skipper at 78. Roger Patterson (at 80 something) had threatened to come but had cataract surgery which precluded the drive. Tim Fuller from Mission Bay Yacht Club easily qualified for the Longest Trail Award. Tim was very helpful in trying to get me relocated from the campsite in the boonies but there just was not time to put it together with everything else happening. Speaking of helpful, local sailors Bob and Anne Barry even offered us the use of their fenced backyard to store the dog so we would not have to leave him cooped up in the Toybox while we were attending evening events. We declined the offer because of Fat Boy's (AKA Houdini) his ability to escape from just about anywhere. Thanks, anyway folks. Page 5
The proposed 12 boat Union Pacific pod for travel to Anacortes did not materialize. More than likely little enough time and details not fully resolved. Nevertheless seven entrants from Southern California got to Anacortes one
way or the other. The support teams from Anacortes Yacht Club were extremely gracious and helpful. It was good to see old friends Tom and Anita Nute setting marks and helping out with the Regatta. Years ago, Tom finished second in the Lido Class Championships at Huntington. Tom's greater fame was his Snipe sailing, finishing second in the World's at one time. He has now retired from North Sails but still belongs to Mission Bay Yacht Club and owns property in San Diego too. On the way up we stopped at Sacramento to get the measurement checklist made by Certified Measurer Harris Hartman. After detouring for road repairs on Interstate 5, then bouncing our way up the 99 we arrived at the Hartman house with the boat front tie down ripped out of the floor breaking the #10 screws like toothpicks. Fortunately, no damage was done to the boat or the Toybox and Harris had plenty of tools to repair the problem. But the highway experience certainly emphasized how poorly the roads are maintained. I do not think we had but one rest stop that was open on the whole trip up (that is, until we got to Oregon) crossing from California to Oregon was amazing. The roads were without potholes, even though big logging trucks were everywhere. Every rest stop was open and clean. The first time we stopped for gas in Oregon the price was $3.49 a gallon. Moving right along the transition from Oregon to Washington was seamless and smooth. Gas prices were still low rest stops were still open, and oh yes; the trailer speed limit was higher. Traffic through Seattle at rush hour was no fun with a 6 ton loaded truck and trailer. This was especially since we needed to buy more gas there too â€“ bad planning on my part. Arriving at Anacortes we found it raining, but got to the club easily and dumped off the boat in the Toybox so we could get to the campsite. Turning right from the main drag on the way to the camp we noticed the welcome mat out at West Marineâ€”a sponsor of the event. Many locals chipped in and sponsored the event, including the city of Anacortes. Due to date changes and late timing our Board was unable to approach the national sponsors as they have in the past. Departing, following the ladies event, a bunch of the competitors pitched in to help load Wood Wind on top of the truck. The job was made easy by the fact we could back the truck up to the curb and a grassy knoll so the shorter people could lift the boat even with the rack on top. Just after completing the lifting there was a loud report. Sonic boom? After all we were in close proximity of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. No, it is the town crier announcing his presence. It seems that the city of Anacortes likes things traditional, so they sponsor a town crier, who appears in colonial garb to report things about the city. They fire a cannon to announce his presence. After 20 or 25 min. a similar boom adjourns the meeting. Fun and interesting place to be!
Class Association News It’s hard to believe summer is gone and 3/4 of 2012 sailing season. There have been many good regattas this year that was attended and enjoyed by many. It's been so much pleasure on my part to see in all my travels up and down the west coast, Lido sailors coming together and having nothing but fun on and off the water! As some of you may know, I have grown up in the Lido Class dating way back in the sixty's…. I've seen a lot of different things, but I truly believe the love and friendships in this class is getting stronger as we keep going forward. As Class President for 2011-2012 Steve Potter has done an outstanding job--outstanding. It was so good to see his hard work noted at the Class Championships by Tom Schock. The whole board for 2011-2012 had a foot going forward for all its members. Everyone did a fantastic job! I was honored at the class championships trophy dinner by being presented with the Roy Woolsey Indomitable Spirit Award. It is such a great honor to have my name added to the list of great Lido sailors before me, Jim Sterner, Roger Patterson, and Dave Carroll. They have truly done so much for this class then and now. Also looking back at the evening of the awards dinner in beautiful Washington, President Potter presented Steve and Ginger Orsini an award for their hard work for putting the 2012 Nationals together. Not only did they get a standing ovation (that went on for a good 3-4 minutes) that they deserved so much, but had tears in many of our eyes just seeing what a good time that was had by all. I personally witnessed nothing but good sportsmanship and respect on and off the water. The final day, all the sailors were helping each other getting boat covers (bottom and tops) on boats, sails rolled ,a helping hand whenever needed with nobody walking away thinking of only themselves The only thing I remember not perfect was that I didn't bring enough Red Solo Cups for the tail gate party at the Michel's, as things were getting packed up. There still was a party to be had. Terry Johnson said she could hear me saying "let’s party" while we were on the water waiting for the wind machine to turn on. It never did, but the party was good! Looking forward, we have another strong group of folks on your 2012-2013 board. Heading things up again will be Steve Potter. Folks, he is always open for ideas and will listen. He has made it hard for him to top such a good job his first year, but my money is on it--he will out-do himself. We had a switch at the Class Secretary position. Terry Johnson will do a bang up job. I personally know she cares and will do so much for the class. She really looks after the class and has nothing but good for all. I'm honored for you all to have me as your director again for the 4th year and I thank you. I believe 99 % of you know I don't take sides, or favor anyone, but just keep looking out for the good for the class and its great membership. I will be working with 3 fine gentlemen this year which also have nothing but love for our class. Ron Runyan which has done a fine job at secretary will be a director this year. New to the Governing Board as a director this year is Bruce Wasson from Fleet 6. Bruce has all ready proven he is a great guy. He personally put together the Lido calendar all year for us to follow. Our other new Director is Tony Billera from Anacortes, WA, Fleet 78. Within the first week of taking on the role of director has been responsible for many articles published in Sailing World, Latitude 48 and Northern CA Sailing. Has many great ideas for the class --he also is a nice guy. So we have our lineup, but we need help from you all with any ideas, or problems needing attention. We need the District Secretary's and Fleet Captains to be active with the
class this year. Without you folks, the backbone of the class, we would be lost. We need to support each other's regattas, and get fleet members to travel to different venues. I probably do more travel than anyone, but when you get offered housing, a warm meal and great friendship it is so hard to pass up. Lastly, to the Schock Family on behalf of all the Lido 14 members, we were all sorry to hear about the passing of Betty Schock. We are all so grateful for what she has done for the class. God Bless you Betty. Submitted by Butch Michel ~~_/)_~~
A Farewell, Betty Schock Passes Away Betty Schock, sailing the Schock Sabot (above, Photo courtesy of WD Schock Co.) was co-founder of W.D. Schock Co. with her late husband Bill
Looking Back and Looking Forward
The Schock family was in attendance at the Annual Meeting and announced that Betty had passed away Monday, the 23th of July, the day before her 92nd birthday. Services were held in Newport, CA, August 14, 2012. Bill preceded Betty in death in 1991, after the two had been married 50 years. Betty Schock is survived by her three sons -- Tom, Scott; and Steve, as well as six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donations in Betty Schock’s memory were requested for the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Betty was born July 24, 1920 in Selma, Calif. After moving to Hollywood as a teenager, she attended Fairfax High School. She met Bill in 1938, and they were married in 1941. In 1946, they founded the W.D. Schock Corp., a Southern California boat-building firm that went on to pioneer the use of fiberglass in production boats. The W.D. Schock Corp, based in Corona, CA is now owned by Alexander Vucelic von Raduboj. Betty’s son Tom remains with the company as Brand Ambassador. Tom is also Honorary Director of the Lido 14 Class Association. A position passed down after Bill retired (sort of) from the business in the mid 1970’s. Schock Boats, a Newport Beach-based boat sales firm was also founded by Bill and Betty, and is operated by their son Scott Schock and his wife, Marie. Betty’s son Steve is a naval architect. Steve has been involved in the design of several of the WD Schock products.
Tom and awards following Schock Newport Club Photo Page 6
Betty pose at celebration the 2011 Regatta at Harbor Yacht Karen Pierce
Fleet Reports 1 Fleet 1 Newport Harbor, CA
Fleet 2 Marina del Rey, CA
To our Lido 14 friends, It is hard to believe that summer sailing is almost over, especially as the weather is still so perfect. Dredging in Newport Bay has been a challenge at times and dodging the barges makes for interesting race strategy. At Balboa Yacht Club, Twilight races continue on Wednesday nights until September 12th. We have had a great turnout of Lido sailors this summer and the barbeque dinner that follows the racing is the best in the bay! If you haven't come out to race yet this summer, there's still time! Register online at www.balboayachtclub.com or at the club's sailing office. Racing starts at 6 PM. If you need crew or a skipper, let us know and we will put the word out. Next summer, American Legion Yacht Club has invited us to sail with them on their Monday night racing - and Lido Isle Yacht Club has invited us to join them for their Friday night racing. So for those diehard summer sailors, we will have Lido sailing three nights a week! We are also working with the local sailing schools to introduce their students to the thrill of Lido racing. We will be meeting with them again in the new year to work out the details and get the summer racing schedule into the schools' class brochures. Coming up on Sunday September 16th is the annual Roy Woolsey Regatta. Registration is at 11 AM, the skipper's meeting is at 11:45 AM, and the first of five races commences at 12 Noon. The Notice of Race will be sent to you in a second email. We are also in the planning stages of our annual Fleet One Championship Regatta to be held later this year. We will hold our Fleet One party after the racing. Details coming soon If you haven't checked out our Facebook page, please do. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fleet-1-Lido-14/401676496530360 Click "Like" and you will get updates and news from us. If you have photos or news that you would like to post, please do! We hope to see you out on the water soon, Karen Pierce
Steve Vincent and Gigi Barbes (2803) ‘Ragtime’ sailed to a commanding victory at the Fleet 2 Championships in June. 9 boats entered the breezy 12-14 kts conditions. Kevin Thomas with Chris Kitchen (3883) ‘Short Bus’ and Steve and Kristina Potter (6284) ‘Isis’ were closely behind in 2nd and 3rd. Everybody has been playing together pretty well during the Thursday night Sunstroke Series. We sail until August 30th. th Fleet 2 sent 6 teams to Huntington Lake for the 59 running of the High Sierra Regatta. Actually, there were 4 boats racing. Larry Hoskinson (6197) offered himself up to help out with Race Committee, and manned one of the chase boats. Chris Kitchen (882) sailed with Gary Schaffel, while Jen Kitchen chased James and Oliver around the lake. Congrats to Gary Schaffel (3446) ‘Tacks Shelter’ for winning the Lido 14 “B” fleet and propelling himself into the “A” rankings. What mad it interesting was that on Saturday, Gary sailed with Chris but on Sunday, Gary picked a ‘crew of the day’ off the beach. Also, the 2nd place was a 3 way tie with our own ‘Lido Mosquito’ (Charles and Joanna Smith) just getting nipped on tie breakers and ending up 4th. Oh for a 2nd!! Michelle Shanks (Little Miss Magic) rounded out the Fleet 2 teams entered but broke her boom on Saturday. Fortunately, she got the loan of a boom from a DNC so she could sail on Sunday. Kelly Cantley, (5036) ‘Transitio’ and her Kevin sailed with the “A” fleet. By the by, Joanna and Kelly did well, honing their fly-fishing skills in the nearby creeks. Reporting by Tom Estlow
[Ed; Breaking News! Word has it that Kevin and Kelly are planning on tying the knot. Check Facebook.]
2012 Lido 14 Fleet 2 Fleet Championship Results 6/16/2012 Skipper Steve Vincent Kevin Thomas Steve Potter Kelly Cantley Peter Beale Gary Schaffel Dan McGann Tom Estlow
Crew Sail # R1 Gigi Barbes 2803 1 Chris Kitchen 5 2 Kristina Potter 6284 4 Kevin Kashima 5036 3 Steve Gau 2999 5 Diane Schaffel 3446 6 Helen McGann 6136 7 Karmen Estlow 4141 9
R2 2 3 1 7 6 5 9 8
R3 1 3 5 2 7 6 9 8
R4 R5 Total 1 3 8 4 1 13 2 6 18 3 4 19 6 5 29 7 DNF 34 9 7 41 8 9 41
Below: Steve Vincent and Gigi Barbes show winning form in capturing the fleet two championships photo submitted by Tom Estlow with the article
Above; Is that Charles and Joanna Smith up in the middle of the A fleet covering Jim Sterner? Submitted by Tom Estlow Page 7
Alamitos Bay Fleet 6 Junior Championships AKA some sailing and a Feeding Frenzy internecine First 3,000 Calorie Regatta In History! Fleet Six Junior Championship burst the record books! Sunday’s regatta proved once and for all, there is no topping ABYC sailors. Five teams were hand selected from thousands of entries for a grilling one day, five course affair. Selection was based on competitive appetite, body frame and metabolism. The winners would be awarded the famous black “L”, which they must proudly display on their mainsails until the age of 20. Kai Jensen and Dana Boudreau, heading into the lunch break with what seemed to be an insurmountable lead. Talk about training--of course we were going to blow these guys out of the water. We’ve been barbequing with the Senior Lido guys since spring. Those old farts do have one advantage over us kids though: they suck down 1400 calorie martinis while we make due with 190 calorie blue cream sodas,” Kai was reported to have bragged during the lunch break. Speaking of which, the lunch break featured over 1100 calories of ABYC Snack Shack cheeseburger and fries. ABYC Snack Shack has proven time and time again that their cheeseburger is Long Beach’s finest, always perfectly grilled and dripping with savory hot beef tallow. This also gave the racers plenty of time to socialize over vintage sodas and develop the life-long bonding that comes from breaking bread together (that is of course until the bonds form from the depredatory dating and marriages for which ABYC is famous). The afternoon races featured more of the same: Jensen/Boudreau’s Lido experience dominating the field. Their string of bullets was only interrupted in the first race by Peter Bishop and Nolan Peterson. Adam and Nora Elsharhawy also had a great day, losing to them by a wafer thin margin on the tie breaker. And Cameron Bloemeke and Leeway’s Julia Jaynes scared the champs in the last race with a close second place finish. A special thank you to Eileen Cameron’s mom, who insured the regatta would go into the caloric record books, when she showed up at trophy presentations with lemon cupcakes and her secret recipe coconut Wonder bars, each one packed with 300 incredible calories, thus pushing the champs over the 3000 calorie mark.
Fleet 6 Juniors caught gorging at lunchtime. Snickers Bars and other goodies were launched on the water to ward off hunger pangs Julia Jaynes, Leeway SC, with a tasty start for race one.
And the 2012 Jr Fleet 6 Champs, Kai “Porky” Jensen and Dana “Hefty” Boudreau sandwiched between Capt. Makielski (ret) and his most excellent PRO George “Sweetness” Suarez.
Authorship not claimed: Probably written by P. Makielski. ED
Junior participants all got regatta mementos which were 5 gallon lunch bags (just so the teams could stay in training throughout the school year.) Many thanks to Quantum Sails for not only providing the black “L” but also two XL Quantum T-shirts
Fleet Six Lido 14 Junior Championships Results
Fleet 7 at Mission Bay Yacht Club, San Diego, CA Reports For some time, we've been talking about repainting the Lido Court utility box. It's looking worn, and I understand that the graffiti artists like to step in and help decorate. Besides, we don't want our custom box to look worn! Barbara Williams is willing to coordinate. So, if you're willing to help, please email Barbara at“email@example.com with your availability. Wednesdays are best for her, but she's able to be flexible, depending on others' schedules. Roger Patterson has decided to make Lido # 6127 available as a Fleet 7 loaner boat. He has worked on the boat and believes that it should be in good shape to compete. It will be at MBYC, dry-stored. Fleet Captain, Grant Williams, has provided us a boat space on MBYC campus. #6127 is now stored in space G10. Roger will be preparing an agreement for each user to sign. Each user will need a sponsor. Full details of the plan will be shared at the next fleet meeting. “I prevailed on Tom Schock to provide details concerning the availability of a new boat for those interested in buying one. I have a plan to share on that subject. It is attached; save a copy on your computer and have it available for anyone you would care to sponsor. If this undertaking is to be useful, it will take the participation of everyone in the fleet. I hope you will be involved in this effort to expand our membership base.” Roger P. firstname.lastname@example.org
friends she called the “Art Ladies.” Her interest in art history led her to travel all over the world with the Art Ladies to visit art museums and galleries. Barbara loved to attend the Ladies Luncheons at MBYC. Her interests, talents and friendships were many. The Lido Class Association the Mission Bay Yacht Club and Lido Fleet Seven have lost a great member. We will miss her! Lido Fleet 7 hosted LIDO DAY on Saturday, September 16th. We welcomed our new members to the club and fleet along with enormous support from our current Lido fleet. Everyone enjoyed a point of sail discussion followed by a leisurely sail. We then returned to the dock for a racing lesson and lunch. Roger Patterson and Ray Wegrzyn provided a small racecourse and race committee for a series of five races. Our new members all did fabulous and the spirit of competitive Lido sailing was out in full force. What a wonderful day to share with friends! We look forward to more Lidos on the water as we put energy into such a special fleet! In the wake of this event Fleet Seven has brought forward a blog site for your enjoyment please visit us on. http://lido14fleet7.com/ Members of our Lido Fleet and friends enjoyed a beautiful ‘moonlight sail’ on Friday, August 31. The winds held up for a leisurely two-hour jaunt around Sail Bay fortified by hors d’ouevres and liquid refreshments. Roger and Marilyn Patterson enforced the rules of the road from the BARCA. We were pleased to welcome new members; the Colyer Family. We returned to the docks as the winds died and a large blue moon rose in the east, and we all retired to the club for a friendly Friday evening dinner on the patio. Blue Moon, Bahia Belle, & Lido passenger
The utility box beside the sidewalk at Mission Beach conceived by Pat Tilton, painted by members of Fleet 7 Barbara Watry – A long time member of Lido Fleet 7 One of the beloved members of Lido Fleet 7 at Mission Bay Yacht Club passed away on August 28, 2012. For those who were active Lido sailors in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's, Barbara and David Watry are familiar names. Barbara Watry was a warm, friendly member of Fleet 7, encouraging and welcoming new members long after she and David stopped sailing their Lido. Lido sailing was part of their life for many years – they sailed the very first TNT at Mission Bay Yacht Club, and were active Lido fleet members for longer than most of us can remember. In fact, many of us learned at Barbara's memorial at MBYC that David and Barbara made time during a family camping trip to sail in a Lido Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi in 1970. (Note, there were 55 Lidos on the line in those Nationals!) Dave and Barbara met in Germany, when they were both teaching at the U.S. Army American School. They were married 55 years. As David said at Barbara's Memorial at MBYC, they had a 55 year honeymoon. Barbara was a first grade teacher for many years. After she retired, she developed an avid interest in art history, and attended classes with a group of
L-R: Roger & Anne Hinton Kent & Pam Foster; Snacking on the Blue Moon Cruise
Fleet 21 Oceanside, CA Fleet 21 will now begin their monthly races throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons, under the guidance of Fleet Captain, Dan Avina. This will be the eighth Oceanside Harbor Championship Series and will culminate in April 2013 with the awarding of the Van Slyke Perpetual Trophy. All local Lidos and outside agitators are welcome. The schedule of events to come will be available soon. Contact Fleet 21 and Dan Avina for more skinny. Article submitted by Stevy Mast
Summer 2012 in Oceanside Harbor Lido 14, Fleet 21 was treated to a great summer of Thursday evening races, courtesy of Oceanside Yacht Club. 816-2012 was the last event of the series, and Trophy Ceremony capped the 12 week one-design racing. The moderate breezes that graced the first 11 weeks of racing were absent for the last contest, but the fiercely competitive atmosphere persisted. There were new faces and boats for the series, and the progress that some made was surprising. John Bartholomew in Monkeys Ate My Donut, Taylor Renee in Taylor Renee, and Jock and Lilli brought fresh programs to the venue. Each new team seems to up the level of competition. Carl in Agitator, a long time Lido racer, returned with his rd new ride #4900 and captured the 3 place honors for the Series, and Holly and Jay drove Irish Car Bomb to the overall nd 2 slot. P C Van Slyke with Hugh gave the series positive reviews after claiming the overall victory in Red Tide. After years of low interest, OYC is experiencing a resurgence of small one-desgn activity, due to the hard work and insistence of Jen Russell, Jan Bessent, James Connor, and Slater McArdle, and the enthusiasm of the Lido Fleet.
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Boat RED TIDE IRISH CAR BOMB AGITATOR A LITTLE QUICKIE BOP IS FOLLY BUCKAROO VELACITA TAYLOR RENEE OCCAM'S RACER MONKEYS ATE MY DONUT
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PC, Hugh and Red Tide
Oceanside Summer Series Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 S Nett PC HUGH -2 -2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -3 2 18 11 HOLLY JAY 1 -4 1 2 -12 -12 4 2 2 2 1 1 44 16 CARL BRO 4 1 3 3 -12 2 2 3 3 -12 -12 12 69 33 JACK MARGIE -12 3 6 6 2 3 3 4 4 4 -7 -7 61 35 MARC LEO -12 5 4 4 -12 4 5 5 -7 5 5 4 72 41 LOU XMAN 5 6 5 5 -12 5 -12 7 6 6 6 -8 83 51 NIC BARB -12 -12 -12 12 12 12 12 6 5 3 8 3 109 73 TAYLOR ANDERSON -12 -12 -12 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 9 5 129 93 DANNY JOBSON 3 7 -12 -12 -12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 130 94 BARTHOLOMEW BARTH -12 -12 -12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 4 6 130 94 JOCK MCGRAW LILLI -12 -12 -12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 2 12 134 98
Measurement Matters and other Stuff From an e-mail exchange: Hi Dave; I was just talking to Cindy Heavrin about the braces she and Kathy got put in their "new " Lido and then she told me something that made me wonder if maybe what I was about to put in mine was illegal? Just dowels but they would go down to the seat. Then she said you might be looking for someone to do a project with to photograph and describe in Bow Wave. True? Nathan Dallaska Nathan; A previous Bow Wave article has dealt with this. In the future we can hope that some of these archived articles will be indexed and made available on the website. The approved changes just say that reinforcements are allowed. We don’t need to go further. It is pretty obvious that reinforcing the deck is not going to have a significant effect on the boat speed. What we were trying to do here is make the Classic Lido a bit more race worthy and reduce maintenance problems. Classic boats have foam under the deck at the jib leads, which once broken cannot be easily repaired. The C/M (Walter Johnson) ruling last year said up to 4 per side (3 is plenty). If the braces DON’T go to the seat/side junction then loads will be transmitted to the hull at the weakest point-not much of a brace. Either screw or a small dab of hot melt glue will hold it in place till the fiberglass cures. All need to be fitted individually. Dowels would be OK but have less bond area and would be harder to make a nice fillet. Remember that a solid piece will block access to the pole storage forward. I use my braces to store my drinking water bottle and kelp stick behind them. Historically, the allowed change was made with the intent providing a means to fix a problem rather than deal with continual repairs for rails breaking when crews fell on them or had violent roll tacks that would break the fiberglass. At the time, permanent repairs would have been difficult and not economical with available materials. The joint connecting the seat to the hull is a double layer of fiberglass material which makes it ideal to carry additional load without adding much weight. We do not need to measure it and complicate the process of interpreting rules which are perfectly clear English.
Boat Weight Measurements Recently, I was approached by a member about the variance in several measurements of his boat weight. A couple of years ago at Huntington Lake we weighed all the boats going into the Championship Series. Although a good electronic scale was provided by ABYC. Almost every boat was maybe 5 pounds lighter than the certificate weight. My experience is that a bare hull should weigh around 250 pounds. Researching fiberglass and moisture entrainment up to 3% of the weight can be water absorbed by the resin and layup. This means that one could expect a 7 pound variance in hull weight between wet and dry. A boat stored at Alamitos Bay, Mission Bay, or Newport Harbor could probably lose 7 pounds of water weight just going through the hot, dry San Joaquin Valley and up in to the dry atmosphere at Huntington. Oh yes, the density of air is less at Huntington so the buoyancy of the boat in air could also be slightly less (let us forget this factor for the moment). Most of the boats came up 5 pounds or so light (probably due to drying out). My own boat, which had been, stored in the hot desert, weighed exactly the same. When the expensive electronic instrument ran out of batteries we pulled out a backup "big game scale" that cost less than $20--a spring scale with a dial. Before the electronic scales battery died, we did a back to back pull on a boat that had just been weighed, and found that both indicated same weight within a pound. All agreed this was a suitable substitution and we proceeded to finish the measurements. Recently, at Harris Hartman's house, we weighed my boat and found that it was nearly 20 pounds difference between two different "big game scales" at a 307 pound load. I was terribly disappointed to find a 3% error in a cheap scale. However, it was not surprising. Since all measurers, both certified and Fleet, need to have a reliable source of measurement for boat weight, here is what we need to do to insure accurate measurements. 1 Since we are only measuring a 310 pound boat we do not need to worry about points largely deviant from 310 pounds. Get the scale calibrated and determine the error at 310 pounds. 2 Offset errors (reading at zero) can either be recorded or tuned out depending on the design of the instrument. 3 Variances at 310 pounds will be small with small offsets in boat weight. 4 Find a facility that can give you an accurate “certified" calibration of the scale you intend to use. Do not worry about weighing a 2000 pound boat or a 95 pound Sabot. This is all about Lidos. Your club scale needs more range. 5 Make notes, and go ahead with the job of measuring the boat at hand. Aside from all that, remember that modifications to the boat can affect the weight. Installing rubs rails on a 6000 series boat adds maybe 7 pounds. Installing custom centerboards and rudders can lose up to 20 pounds. Painting the inside of your boat can add a lot of weight, so be careful when you clean up this winter. No surprises! Got questions? Please call (661) 266 0368 !
In the photo below, left, a screw is used to secure the top half of the brace. On the right the boat pictured is using the braces as a means to support fixed ballast
The 2012 Lido 14 Senior Class Championships. Article by Tony Billera Skipper, First Woman skipper in the Senior Championship and Overall awards.
The Lido 14 2012 National Class Championships were held on Fidalgo Bay, Anacortes, Washington, during the week of July 23, 2012. Participating in this fun and rewarding competition were twenty-eight Lido 14 teams. Teams traveled from California, Oregon, Washington, and as far away as Ohio and Georgia. This active class regularly attracts 10 to 30 boats at local and District regattas around the country. The National Class Championships are annual penultimate events and this yearâ€™s Nationals attracted crews ranging from 13 to 78 years old. Unsettled weather cleared late on Monday, with Tuesdayâ€™s qualification series sailed in typically beautiful northwest sunny skies and moderate winds. Mt. Baker and the Cascade mountain range were spectators to three qualifying races. Selection trials were conducted to separate the Gold and Silver Flights as well as determine pairing for the team trophy. The pairing is such that hopefully the top qualifier will be able to help the lowest qualifier improve his skills and boat speed. Lowest total scores for the Championship event get the Team Perpetual Award. Much excitement enjoyed by the crews of the 28 boat fleet, all jockeying for clear air at the starting line. The father/son team of Steve and Andrew Klotz showed their speed and consistency to win the Gold Flight top spot, edging out teams; Jerry Thompson with Mandi Smith, Steve with Anne Schupak , and Kevin Thomas with Amanda Wayne. Team Billera, new Association members from Fleet 78 in Anacortes, finished as the top seed in the Silver Flight. Day one of the Championships was another awesome, cloudless, northwest day. Variable winds challenged both the sailors and the race committee. Sailing the Lido 14 fast demands attention to tactics and crew position, the light and shifty winds rewarded those skills. The majority of boats liked the south side of the course, though there were substantial gains to the north where the wind was clear of interference and the incoming current provided some tactical benefit. Mark and Kathy Sandifer, (husband and wife team from Portland Oregon Fleet 25), demonstrated expert boat handling skills that were honed on the shifty wind of the Willamette River. They preferred the middle of the course, while Jerry Thompson and Mandi Smith (Fleet 6) immediately recognized the South side of the course and were found there all day. Team Thompson/Smith ended the first day with a two-point lead over Team Sandifer/Sandifer and four points over Team Schupak/Schupak (Fleet 1) in the Gold Flight. Ron and Nicole Runyan (Fleet 25) finished the day with a formidable lead in the Silver Flight 10 points ahead of Tony and Catherine Billera who were tied at 17 points with the father-daughter team of Matt and Maggie Nolan (Fleet 80) closely followed by Butch Michel and Melody Wong with 19 points. Heading into the final day (Thursday) of the National Championship the stage was set for close racing by the top three Gold Flight teams, where first and third were only 4 points apart. The Silver Flight looked like an equally close contest for second thru fifth, separated by only 4 points as well! A throw-out would occur if two more races were completed, for a total of six, creating additional uncertainly for all the leading teams. However, winds proved to be fickle, and the typically consistent summer westerly did not arrive in time. After about 2 1/2 hours of delay, racing was finally abandoned and the scoring from the four races of Wednesday became final. It was the correct call by the RC and time for the long awaited and anticipated feast of local salmon was at hand. The Anacortes Yacht Club served up a terrific salmon dinner to top off a great week. A variety of perpetual trophies were presented, including Longest Distance Traveled, Oldest
LIDO 14 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS Qualifying Series Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Gold Skipper/Crew 1 Klotz/Klotz 2 Thompson/Smith 3 Schupak/Schupak 4 Thomas/Wayne 5 Fuller/Fuller 6 Johnson/Munch 7 Sandifer/Sandifer 8 Orsini/Orsini 9 Way/Orsini 10 Johns/Lutz 11 Potter/Bright 12 Carroll/Carroll 13 Sterner/Sterner 14 Hartman/Muenz Silver 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Billera/Billera Estvold/Hill Michel/Wong Estlow/Estlow Nolan/Nolan Ho/Ho Runyan/Runyan Mackey/Roteman Murphy/King Erbele/Lentz Henry/Shogren Glade/King Skubi/Mays
Tiebreaking procedures were necessary to sort out the team trophy with three teams tied with 37 points each team Runyan had the most firsts in the silver flight and carried team Orsini into the winners circle with him.
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Team Trophy Final Points 1 Orsini/ Runyan 37 2 Sandifer/ Mackey 37 3 Johns/ Nolan 37 4 Thompson/ Skubi 44 5 Johnson/ Murphy 53 6 Carroll/ Michel 57 7 Schupak/ Glade 62 8 Sterner/ Estvold 67 9 Hartman/ Billera 68 10 Thomas/ Henry 68 11 Way/ Ho 77 12 Klotz/ Chwalowski 78 13 Potter/ Estlow 78 14 Fuller/ Eberle 80
The2012 2012Lido Lido14 14Women’s Senior Class The ClassChampionships. Championships, Article Article by by Tony Tony Billera Friday, started clear and bright and the 6 women’s teams paired up for a day of racing with the men standing by as boat boys and spectators. The day brought perfect wind and weather for the six teams that turned out for the Lido 14 Women’s Nationals found themselves in a fast and furious battle for the top three podium positions. Fidalgo Bay produced its classic westerly with winds pegging the anemometer at a steady 13-15 mph. Alexis and crew Ginger Orsini nailed the first start but came in third for the race. The next four races evolved into a shoot-out between teams Mandi Smith/Amanda Wayne and Terry Johnson/Stephanie Carroll. Tied scores of 1, 2, 1, 2 and 2, 1, 2, 1 going into the fifth and final race, Smith and Wayne grabbed the lead early and never gave it up winning the 2012 Women’s title followed by Johnson/Carroll and Orsini/Orsini in third. On shore, all of the Women’s Teams were beaming and some happily complaining of sore abs from the hiking while gleefully boasting of the best sailing conditions of the week. A fitting competition and wrap up to a great week of sailing and hospitality thanks to the volunteers of Anacortes Yacht Club.
LIDO 14 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS Final Results GOLD FLIGHT: Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
LIDO 14 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS REGATTA Fin 1 2 3 4 5 6
Skipper/Crew Smith/Wayne Johnson/Carroll Orsini/Orsini Wong /Nolan King/Bell Muenz/Muenz
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The Silver Flight at the weather mark, article author Tony Billera, #6156 in the foreground. Photo by Steve Potter
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Thompson/Smith 6 Sandifer/Sandifer 25 Schupak/Schupak 1 Johns/Lutz 25 Thomas/Wayne 2 Johnson/Munch 6 Klotz/Klotz 8 Orsini/Orsini 78 Potter/Bright 2 Fuller/Fuller 7 Carroll/Carroll 7 Sterner/Sterner 80 Way/Orsini 78 Hartman/Muenz 8 SILVER FLIGHT: Runyan/Runyan 25 Billera/Billera 78 Nolan/Nolan 25 Michel/Wong UN Estvold/Hill 78 Mackey/Roteman 80 Ho/Ho 62 Murphy/King 78 Skubi/Mays 78 Erbele/Lentz 81 Estlow/Estlow 2 Henry/Shogren 78 Glade/King 78 Chwalowski/Chwalowski 8
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Team Orsini grabs an early lead at race one but succumbs to pressure from Terry Johnson and Mandi Smith and takes a third. Photo credit Michelle Pope
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G Raaccee ##11 Goolldd FFlliigghhtt SSttaarrtt R Middle row, left: close competition upwind as the gold flight splits tacks on the weather leg. Right, Mandi Smith leads Terry Johnson in race two of the women's championships (the best sailing conditions of the whole week). Bottom left; Butch Michel jokes with crew, Melody Wong while waiting for the wind which never came. Right, deer were everywhere and wondered about freely and unafraid of humans in campsites, on lawns, and beside the road. This one was less than 10 feet from the Camera. Photo Credits Michelle Pope, Steve Potter & Dave Carroll
AAnnaaccoorrtteess C Chhaam mppiioonnsshhiippss PPhhoottooss Top Left: 2012 Champions Jerry Thompson and Mandi Smith display the W. D. Schock perpetual for Winners of the Gold Flight. See back cover for the rest of their plunder Second row: Winners of the first race, third race, Masters award as well. Jerry is the oldest skipper at 73 to ever win a Lido 14 National Championships. Middle: Harris Hartman, sporting a Gold L from 1966 is the oldest skipper (at 78) in the competition. Third row, left: Garrett Johns picks up a perpetual for winning the second race in the gold flight. Center Ron Runyan and Steve Orsini, come out tops in the threeway tie for the team award. Right: Mandi Smith and Amanda Wayne collect first in the Women's Championship finishing 2,1,2,1,1. Fourth row, left: Terry Johnson first women to finisher in this championships. Center: Tim Fuller collects long trail driving from San Diego. Right: Stefanie Carroll & Terry Johnson, second in the Women's Championship (a match race with finishes of 1,2,1,2,2). Bottom, left: first family award to Mark Sandifer, finishing second in the competition. Center, Butch Michel is nominated for the Roy Woolsey indomitable spirit award. Far right, Ginger Orsini with daughter Alexis (skippering) pick up a third in the Women's Championship event. Photos taken by Tom Estlow of Fleet 2â€”Camera by Potter.
Cruisin’ News: A Lido 14 in the Texas 200 (a five day event), By Garry Osborne stainless steel tube that arches over the top of the mast, which caused stranding of the main halyard. The mast-head fitting and the wire halyards had to be replaced. I made a doublesheave fitting for the main halyard at the mast head and installed it using the one hole already existing in the mast. (I tried not to drill any holes is my borrowed boat.). When it came to make new composite halyards, I elected to install ferrules in loops at the wire ends, using Nico-Press-like fittings that I made on my 65 year old Kalamazoo machinist’s lathe. Many of the chroniclers of the T200 have warned that one should be prepared for the fact that there will be a lot of wind and that reefing capability is a must. To that end I began contacting sail makers in an effort to find someone who would install lines of reef points in the mainsail and I began to study what might be done to reduce the size of the big (for so small a boat) jib of the Lido. The sail makers, several of them, answered that they were already booked for work and could not meet my time requirement. Ullman never responded to two attempted contacts. That was disappointing. Finally, Doyle Sailmakers, of Salem, Massachusetts, responded saying, “Send the sails”. Andrew Schneider of Doyle was very helpful and they did a fine job at a reasonable cost. [Ed note: A great effort was made by Garry to provide for reefing the main and use of a storm jib carried inside of the standard jib. The lengthy descriptions of which have been edited in the interest of space and non-one design modifications. These add-ons could later be removed to return to the original Lido specifications.] The Sailing: The 200 is a five-day, 40 mile a day event. 40 miles is a long way to sail at 4 or 5 miles per hour. The first day ends either at the jetties at the cut thru the barrier island at Port Mansfield, for those who sail outside in the Gulf the first day, or in the harbor at Port Mansfield for those who elect to sail inside and who prefer not to make a long beat to windward to get out to the jetties to join the campers. At Port Mansfield, you can sleep aboard if you have the accommodation or stay in a convenient hotel, with bath and a nearby watering hole, or restaurant, if you prefer. My grandson and I stayed in the hotel. The first day started out with a relatively gentle breeze and the wind strengthened during the day. We started out under full sail and reefed as the wind became stronger. I sailed almost all of the trip. Douglas, my grandson, has never really sailed before and during our one sail before leaving Colorado I must admit I was impatient with him and he was disinclined to receive any more abuse from his irascible captain. It took a while to sort out all the halyards and reefing lines at the mast and when shaking out a reef we had to take care to free the reefing lines to eliminate wrinkles in the sail. Doug got better and better at the job as he became familiar with the maze of lines and the reefing/shaking out went more and more quickly. By the time we arrived at Port Mansfield the wind was quite strong, we were reefed right down (two reefs in the main and flying the little jib) and it was a bit rough as we turned to enter the harbor. I had previously arranged for a countyowned slip for the Lido and we had a reservation at the Sunset Hotel and the lady manager fulfilled her promise to come and get us at the dock and drive us to the hotel. Great service indeed! After dinner at the Windjammer Restaurant, we had a good night’s sleep. The second day the wind rose in the afternoon and during a particularly strong gust the tiller broke off in my hand and we were quickly ashore in the shallows. During the incident we jibed accidentally and some water came aboard and while we got things sorted out and the boat bailed out a couple of guys stopped in their Bolger “Light Schooner”. We were on a lee shore. They simply got their lee-board and rudder blade up and grounded near us.
During the fall of 2011 I read several mentions of the Texas 200 in one or the other of the sailing publications that I receive, and about the Everglades Challenge and others. Having moved to Colorado in 2004, from Connecticut, where I sailed quite a lot. I was drawn to the idea of sailing in salt water again. I can’t say exactly why the idea seemed so attractive, but sailing in Colorado is done on very small bodies of water, often in the lee of a dam or the edge of the forest. There’s barely enough water in Colorado to drink, let alone sail. On salt water, there always seems to be plenty of room to sail. But, it’s a long way from Denver to the sea no matter which way you turn when you go out of the driveway. On the internet I read the accounts of participants in earlier T200s and I studied the photos and the videos, becoming more and more motivated to participate myself. Although I had bought a “MINIFISH”, I had sailed it only a couple of times and found that although it is very like a Sunfish, I was not comfortable on it at all. The passage of 25 years since I had a Sunfish hasn’t improved my flexibility one bit. At 84 I’m about as flexible as a railroad sleeper. So, I was without any sort of boat to take to Texas and I began to look around and to confront the fact that a sailboat in the front yard would be about as attractive to my neighbors as my submitting an application to the county for a license to establish a bar in my home featuring topless dancers. The boat should go in the garage (not an option, with one half of the garage full of motor-scooters and my wife’s car the other half), or in storage. The storage option is both expensive and inconvenient, making it far more difficult to work on the boat to get it ready for the rigors of the T200. Nevertheless, I searched Craigslist. Finding a suitable boat: I found a very old Lido 14 (number 1533) advertised for what I perceived as a very high price, considering the condition of the boat, but the owner is a tolerant and patient young man, who, when I offered him one sixth of his asking price had the good sense to “keep his cool” while demurring and contact between us continued, sporadically, over a couple of months. Finally, in March, I offered him a sum of money to allow me to use the boat while he retained ownership. I would improve the condition of the boat and when I returned from Texas, he could examine the boat and if he wanted to sell it on his own, he would return my money. If he didn’t think he could get more for the boat than I had given him he would sign it over to me and no further payment would be called for. We signed a contract. I could tell neighbors that the boat was borrowed and that it would be gone before the summer was over. I fastened a hitch ball to the street light standard in my front yard so the boat/trailer would stand perfectly still while work advanced. The hull was perfectly sound. Black graffiti, “SUR13”, adorned one side. The driver of a concrete delivery truck, making a delivery next door said to me, “Do you know what that means?” I answered that I couldn’t even read the letters but he told me that SUR 13 is the symbol of the “SURENOS”, or southerners, an infamous street gang and that the 13 is a reference to the thirteenth letter of the alphabet, “M”, a salute, if you will, to the Mexican mafia. We were not able to totally remove the graffiti, so the boat carried its sinister symbol throughout the T200 and I’m happy to say that there were no negative consequences. The laminated tiller that came with the boat was in terrible condition and beyond repair; I had plenty of cedar and fabricated a laminated replacement. BIG MISTAKE! Cedar is much too soft and is not nearly strong enough for the application and we, my grandson and I, suffered the consequences of that bad decision. More on that later. The mast-head fitting, early on, demonstrated the familiar (to Lido sailors) high friction of the wire halyard against the Page 16
Cruisin’ News: A Lido 14 in the Texas 200 (a five day event), By Garry Osborne They were very helpful. I reversed the tiller, put the little end into the rudder head, packed with a little bit of light line to get a better fit and I thought that as long as I held the tiller back, into the rudder-head, we could continue. Getting off the lee shore was my greatest concern. The wind was striking the shore at an angle. We asked the schooner-men to turn us around and give us a bit of a shove, which they did, with a will. With just a tiny bit of board and a little rudder bit of the rudder blade, the Lido hauled off without difficulty and we continued to the end of the day’s sail, a location called “Hap’s Cut”, where the mud at the water’s edge (there is only about 6” of tide in the waterway) is 12” deep and it’ll take your shoes off and not give ‘em back if you’re not careful. At the water’s edge, having landed not five minutes before, a couple of the other participants came down and said: ”We understand you have broken your tiller. What can we do to help?” When I removed the rudder, these guys took it and we walked down the beach to where another of the sailors was beached. He had with him a box full of stainless fittings in a wide assortment, a cordless drill, a cordless Sawzall, and, miracle of miracles and old wheel-barrow handle! Talk about helpful! In an hour I fit the handle to the rudder head and, suffice to say, we were able to complete the T200 without further trouble. This demonstration of forethought and generosity I will never forget. The third day was relatively uneventful except our arrival at the Padre Island Yacht Club where we were to be guests of the club. As is often the case, things can get a little dicey when the wind is hooting and there is hard property close at hand. Although we were deeply reefed, our speed was substantial while we tried to maneuver to a dock, so I sailed up to windward of our goal and Douglas took off the last remnants of sail. Even with nothing but the windage of the mast driving us we were moving pretty rapidly when we entered one of the club’s big slips where, thanks to our good fortune, one of the club volunteers was able to stop us with his feet. We were looking forward to spending the evening and night at the club, which organization has welcomed the participants of the T200 for several years and they provided everyone with a very good 10$ hamburger and- fixing’s dinner, along with 1$ beer and other cold drinks. Plus, we were welcome to use the showers and camp anywhere we wanted to on the grounds, even inside the air-conditioned building. The fourth day we and many others elected to sail up to windward, toward the barrier island, to minimize the wavemaking capability of the wind, this as an alternative to sailing across the mouth of Corpus Christi Bay, with considerable fetch to windward and the resulting bigger sea. This meant that we were out of the Intracoastal Waterway for miles and the water is very shallow. There’s nothing like a center-board to let you know when you’re in the shallows and we touched the rudder often as well. This day the destination for camping was a place called “Paul’s Mott”. Shortly after we arrived, two fellows in a Daysailor capsized within a quarter mile of the destination beach. The sailors were experienced but not very physically fit and the boat filled anyway and they needed lots of help and they got it. Paul’s Mott is really an idyllic, although primitive, camp site and it was there that two of the sailors were married!. They had met on the T200 a couple of years before and wanted to be married there. One of the sailors is a minister (and boat builder), there was cake, the minister wore a robe that made him look like the Grand Wizard of the KKK, Sailing in the Texas 200 in a Lido 14 the girls had grass skirts, there were leis for everyone, and Champaign! Another unforgettable element of the 2012 T200! The fifth day was, perhaps, a little anti-climactic, but mercifully uneventful, at least for Douglas and me. When we arrived at Sea Drift, TX, where our trailers were parked, the town feed was an excellent $10 “shrimp boil”, with plenty of
free drinks. The road back to Denver was still about 1200 miles long! Suitability of the Lido: Is the Lido 14 suitable for this kind of dinghy cruising? Absolutely! But the ability to reef is of paramount importance. What changes would I make in that Lido in order to go again? In preparation for the impending sale of the boat, I made a new tiller out of a beautiful piece of ash, so that’s done. One of the members of the Lido organization recommended that I add flotation forward and reinforce the boom. I didn’t do either of these, although our substantial drybags could be considered as added flotation. As to the boom, the vang attachment is surrounded by evidence of galvanic corrosion, which would serve to emphasize the need for reinforcement, but we were not racing and we were not stressing the vang much at all. Luckily, perhaps, the boom survived. What complaint about the Lido’s behavior? We were sailing with the wind from abeam, to starboard, back to dead astern. Steering was not easy. The boat “rooted” a good deal, with alternating heavy pressure on the tiller to starboard and then to port. This may have been because of the loading of the boat, although the total added weight was probably no more that the weight of a third occupant. Douglas and I together weigh about 350 pounds. This steering difficulty was tiring to deal with. Perhaps some of the skilled Lido sailors can identify the cause. As an added note, we never hiked out nor sat out. We adjusted the amount of sail. One objective I had was to avoid capsizes. I chose to wear my hearing aids all the way. To capsize would have meant the probable loss of these $5000 instruments. ED NOTE: Extracted from an e-mail to Mr. Osborne. Garry;although we have raced in winds well over 30, we have never sailed 40 miles in a Lido in one day. However, some of the things you could have done that would have made things easier but to make sure you trimmed out the centerboard position, crew weight, and the sails to try and balance the boat. Your course was probably pretty close to straight line so some experimenting would probably made things easier. Hiking straps and a hiking stick are not only for racers but can seriously make things more comfortable in a cruise. Sitting out on the weather side is much more comfortable than sitting in the seat and trying to balance the boat without using the upper torso. Rail is small, but you did not have any rules that say you can’t have some padding on it so you would be more comfortable. One of the things that we do in the Single-Handed Regatta at Marina del Rey is allow a "Tiller tender" to be used. in the single-handed race everybody has the same chance and a Tiller tender makes setting the pole much more easily done. Simply stretch a 1/4 inch bungee across the boat approximately where the tiller handle is and wrap one turn of the bungee around the handle. This allows you to push the tiller into a neutral position and the boat will steer pretty much by itself. To launch the whisker pole you carefully get up (not shifting weight to either side) and walk forward to launch. A Tiller tender would take a lot of load off of your efforts steering and you can still make minor adjustments with a hiking stick. The second reason the boat does not steer well is that by serious reefing you lose speed and consequently rudder authority. In large waves the orbital motions on the water surface also serve to challenge the rudder authority on the face of the wave the velocity is in the same direction as the boat having the same effect as slowing water going over the rudder and reducing lift. If the boat was trimmed out to not need much rudder authority the problem would also be reduced.
Cruisin’ News: A Lido 14 in the Texas 200 (a five day event), By Garry Osborne Fleet 25 Portland OR Reports
Photo below ; From the T 200 website: Garry says “With the causeway in sight lighting this would be the morning of the fourth day, just leaving Padre Island yacht club
Fleet 25 has a whirlwind summer of sailing, sunshine and socializing. Sailors from Fleet 25 competed in six regattas around the Northwest during the short summer months, not to mention every Wednesday night racing at Willamette Sail Club. Portland' Fleet 25 was well represented on the awards podium with Ron and Nicole Runyan taking first place at the Turtle and Vancouver Lake Regattas. Mark and Kathy Sandifer then took a first at the Emerald Cup Regatta and the Al Morris Regatta. Then the Nationals! What a great learning and inspiring week. The Runyans captured a first in the Silver Flight and the Sandifers took 2nd in the Gold Flight. How awesome is that!. [Now for 13 months in the “A” fleet for Ron --ED] Our fleet has also been having what we call "Lidos Unleashed" parties once a month after the Wednesday night racing. This is time for pot luck and exaggerated stories. Next summer we are planning a weekend camping trip on our Lidos where we will load our boats with gear and sail to a remote campsite and send the night. Lidos truly can do it all. Kathy Sandifer Fleet 25
On the left: Chained to the light standard in front of Gary's house in CO, Lido 14 #1533 complete with the storm jib and reefed main are checked out before going to Texas. Photo by Garry Osborne
Above: in a considerably more benign environment #3773 cruises the Willamette River, OR. Submitted by Kathy Sandifer of Fleet 25, Portland
Photo below: Reefed in with jib on the deck and caps all over, Garry and his Grandson, Douglas, push on to the next stop. Photo submitted by Garry Osborne
Fleet 6 Announces the Catalina Cruise – provides sign up for island cruisers not sailing Lidos. Our island adventure is just around the corner. On Thursday evening the "Catalina Committee" will meet to finalize arrangements. We have two options for food: 1) Everyone just brings their own, OR 2) Friday dinner (for those who ditch work on Friday), Saturday dinner and Sunday early brunch on the beach are provided for a cost of $30/person. Please give Dana (email@example.com) some feedback on the above so that the Committee has an idea of what the preference is. For Friday & Saturday dinner, and Sunday morning brunch on the beach we will use the shore facilities that include a huge BBQ, long granite top serving area with sinks, and plenty of nice picnic tables. The updated sign-up sheet is to try to make sure that everyone who wants to go over can, we need to know (big) boat schedules, and those without a boat need to ask for rides with those that do....no shyness allowed!. The weekend should be tons of fun, and Cindy may be coming up with beach activities to challenge the brave! [Oh Well, it’s a big ocean, 25 miles across the sea etc.etc…ED]
Fleet Reports 5; Fleet 57 Leatherlips Yacht Club, OH Minton Regatta Race Report Eleven boats took to the water this Saturday, August 21st, for the annual Minton Regatta at Leatherlips Yacht Club (www.leatherlips.com). st This was the 21 time that the race had been sailed, in memory of Dr. Minton, who did so much to establish Lidos in the midwest. Eight boats were skippered by regular Lido sailors and three of the clubâ€™s learn-to-sail boats were skippered by guest sailors who had defected for the day from Day Sailors and Interlakes. The forecast was for 7mph winds from the SSE with a predicted high of 91 degrees. The course was set from the club line, with the first leg to windward, followed by a broad reach/run to a mark to the North, and finally a beat back to the start line, as shown below. Five races were planned, with the best four to count. The first race started in near drifting conditions amidst concern that the forecast might be wrong and so the race took approximately 45 minutes to complete. Guest sailor Mike Clowes took line honors with a convincing lead. The breeze filled in for the second race and racing was close from the start with many port starboard calls on the first beat. Line honors went to Mike Cerrato. After a short break, John Lawmon risked a port tack start on the line in front of the fleet to start the third race, taking line honors after some nail-biting moments on the broad reach to the leeward mark. The wind increases slightly for the fourth race and John again took advantage of a port tack at the start to secure another win. The fifth and final race started well for John but was lost on the final beat to the line when he failed to cover Mike Cerrato who sailed past him to take line honors and the Minton Trophy Article and photos submitted by Kathy Muenz District Secretary. ED Note: Not to be outdone by Will Dryden, of Fleet 7, for his aerial photo (Spring 2012) John Lawmon was somehow influential in getting photos of the airship.
Crews and skippers for the 21st Minton Regatta. Left to right (top): Lisa & Mike Cerrato, Mike Bankiewicz, Nick McMahon, Patti, Mike Clowes, Bob Albright, John Lawmon, Mark & Carol Lawmon, Steve Moore, Deb Obert, Christie Whitt, Bill McDonald, Jack Boyles Kathy Muenz. Left to right. (below) : Peter Polites, Virginia Mayle, Tammy Manley, Dana Hess, Christopher Obert, Nathan Obert, Jackie Herkowitz. Prizewinners for the 2012 Minton Regatta left to right Jose Isern & Nick McMahon, Mark and John Lawmon, Mike and Lisa Cerrato
Below: Course marks and start line with Oâ€™Shaughnessy dam to the South and Columbus Zoo to the South East.
Minton Regatta Results. Skipper Mike Cerrato John Lawmon Nick McMahon Peter Polites Jackie Herkowitz Mike Clowes Steve Moore Bill MCDonald Jack Boyles
R1 2 6 8 4 9 1 3 5 7
R2 1 4 5 3 2 8 9 6 10
R3 4 1 2 6 3 9 8 5 7
R4 2 1 3 4 6 8 5 9 7
R5 1 2 3 5 6 4 8 10 7
Fin 6 8 13 16 17 21 24 25 28
The results (above) fail to show how close and competitive the racing really was. Inset: to the Left: Goodyear airship over the start line.
Fleet Reports 6: Fleet 81 Fern Ridge OR On June 23rd and 24th it was our privilege to host the Lido 14 Northwest Districts at our local body of water, Fern Ridge th Reservoir. This event also coincided with the 26 annual Emerald Cup which gave the Lidos an opportunity to sail amongst Santana 20s, Thistles, Wavelength 24s, giant trimarans and many other boats. We had a good turnout of 11 Lidos coming from all over the northwest including Portland, Seattle and Anacortes. The weather this time of year has a history of being very unpredictable and this year was no exception. As final preparations were made for racing, small rain showers rolled through, breaking up the otherwise sunny, warm day. Shortly before setting sail, all competitors gathered as the seasoned race committee briefly went through fleet starting order, race courses and other race mechanics. The race committee also described the predicted weather as a coat-on-coat-off kind of day. Pushing off from the docks we sailed out through light rain to the race course. The first race started with moderate winds and clearing skies; and great sailing conditions. Jim Sterner took first with Mark Sandifer close behind in second. The last leg of the first race was sunny and far too warm for rain gear, persuading most to strip off layers before the start of the second race. As boats were running the line, checking wind direction and developing starting strategies most sailors noticed the dark band of clouds in the distance, but few expected little more than a few strong puffs of wind followed by a little bit of rain. In fact, a few welcomed what they thought would be a chance to cool off in the ever warming day. The coming change in weather was unexpected to say the least. Moments before the start of the second race, the wind quickly rose, rippling the water and building in strength with each passing second. Coming off the starting line the Lido 14 fleet was greeted with sustained winds of 15 mph with frequent gusts of 25 to 30 mph. Valiant crews struggled to keep the boats upright hiking hard while skippers wrestled with the mainsheets trying to control the violently flapping main sails. In spite of the sudden fight for survival, many wore grins from ear to ear; the race was still on and a little weather never stopped a good Lido sailor! As we rounded the weather mark we looked about and realized that many other fleets were also struggling in the surprising new conditions. In the distance a capsized Thistle was being righted by its crew and many boats chose to douse their spinnakers, letting them flap futilely in the wind. The most telling sign of the severity of the current conditions came when rounding the leeward mark. Roughly 50 yards from the mark an odd 3 foot tall triangular structure protruded from the rough murky water. Approaching closely, we could clearly see a class insignia, just visible above the breaking waves making it easy to identify but still difficult to comprehend that we were looking at the very top of a sunken Santana 20 with sails still in place. Moments later the entire boat sank out of site but for a small red buoy to mark its location so a team of divers could raise her the next morning. The last upwind leg of the second race was wet and wild as the waves began to build. After a long battle with the wind and waves it was again Jim Sterner who took first with Mark Sandifer not far behind. The wind continued to blow hard through the third and final race of the day but thankfully without the gusts. This time it was Mark Sandifer who took first leaving Jim to except second place. With three intense races under our belts, we were happy to call it a day and sail back to shore where warm clothes, hot food, cool beer and great stories were waiting to be shared. The next day, the wind was much lighter but just as challenging. The two races on Sunday were more like chess matches rather than knockout brawls like the previous day.
Jim Sterner and Mark Sandifer had some brilliant downwind battles but in the end it was Mark Sandifer, and his wife, who were first to cross the finish line winning both the Lido 14 Northwest Districts and the Emerald Cup. We would like to thank all who joined use for the memorable racing and we are grateful that no one was hurt except for the unavoidable cuts and bruises. Congratulations Mark and Kathy on a well deserved victory! Story and Photos submitted by Joe Rubash,
Below: Tranquility, #4230, on the first upwind leg of the second race during the Lido 14 Northwest Districts. Notice the Santana 20 in the background trying to right itself after a knock down. After a few poorly timed waves the Santana 20 was flooded and began to sink. Amazingly enough no Lidos went down that day
Above: Mark Sandifer and his wife making all the right moves winning both the Lido Northwest Districts and the Emerald Cup regatta. On her way down. Davy Jones, claims the luckless Santana 20 gasps for air the final time.
Fourth of July Regatta at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club by Bruce Golison, Fleet 6 Alamitos Bay Yacht Club’s annual 4th of July regatta was sailed under perfect conditions – warm sunny skies with 5 to 12 knot breezes and very smooth water conditions. Over the two day regatta, there were very steady races held and races that were sailed in pretty shifty conditions. The “A” fleet had 12 entries while the “B’s” had 4 entries. The racing in the “A” fleet saw good aggressive racing with very tight action. This talented fleet was very deep….as evidenced by the fact that the first six boats all had at least a 2nd place finish! At the top of the fleet it was the usual names – Robertson, not one but two Golisons, Thompson, Merrill and Thomas. After the first day, the scores were very close which made Sunday’s racing pretty fierce. There were numerous circles being done, many hails of “protest”, lots of tacking on each other and finally a double DSQ for Mark Golison and Stu Robertson in one incident. For the “A” fleet, the regatta came down to the last race where Bruce Golison, Mark Golison and Stu Robertson were all virtually tied for the lead. As the race went into its final stages, first Stu fell off the leader pace. Meanwhile, Mark and Bruce passed each other 4 or 5 times on the 4 lap course. At the final leeward mark, Bruce led Mark by 5 feet! The regatta was not settled until the final tack to the finish with Bruce crossing ahead to win the race and the regatta followed closely by Mark Golison. In the “B” fleet, the story was all Butch Michel. Butch and Melody Wong dominated the racing with 5 firsts and 2 seconds. Regardless of the conditions of each race, Butch seemed to have it figured out.
Below: photos by Larry Hoskinson, Regatta winners, a jubilant Gary Schaffel and John Makielski receive top honors (by 1 point) in the B fleet at Huntington Lake More Below: Terry Johnson splashed #2720 for the first time she has sailed it and found Charles and Joanna Smith in #6337, outpointing her. Somewhat rushed to get all in order for Huntington, a little more time and tuning for the CCR’s and everything was fine.
Photo by Rich Roberts Below: Meat in the sandwich. Somehow Kevin and Amanda managed to break into the Golison blockade. At the weather mark, on the left is Bruce on the right is Mark, #5, the meat in the middle, is Kevin and Amanda. Or did Bruce let Mark sneak in there?
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th
Flt 6 6 6 7 6 2 2 6 6 6 6
1st UN 2nd 6 3rd 6 4th 6 - = toss out
Sail 6188 6134 4139 2511 5086 5 6284 2453 4029 1542 1255 4150 872 5058 2305 *=DSQ
ABYC 4th of July Regatta Helm Crew Bruce Golison Dina Corsi Mark Golison Jennifer Golison Jerry Thompson Mandi Smith Stu Robertson Sammy Elsharhawy Jeff Merrill Pam Merrill Kevin Thomas Amanda Wayne Steve Potter Kristina Potter Kai Jensen Dana Boudreau Tracy Conn Bill Moore Jon Bell Lauren Bell Dan Gilboa Mike Cox B FLEET Butch Michel Melody Wong Nathan Dalleska Reilly Dalleska Betty Baumann Mike Baumann Tarek Elsharhawy Nora Elsharhawy **=DNC
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 -3 1 3 2 2 3 1 3 2 1 3 5 -5 4 1 3 4 4 2 2 4 -13** 1 1 7 6 5 4 -10 2 4 -10 6 5 9 10 6 -11 10 6 6 6 8 8 9 -10 5 7 10 9 -11 7 7 8 9 7 7 -11 8 9 11 5 8 9 -13** 13** 1 2 -3 -5**
1 3 2 4
1 3 2 4
1 3 2 4
-2 -4 3 1
2 1 3 4
R7 Total Nett 1 15 12 13* 28 15 3 24 19 13* 36 23 4 38 28 2 46 36 5 50 39 6 53 43 7 59 48 8 59 48 13** 72 59 1 2 3 4
9 18 18 26
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The 59th Annual High Sierra Regatta at Huntington Lake. By Gary Schaffel of Fleet 2 The 2012 High Sierra Regatta for Lido Bs had more ups and downs for me than a Magic Mountain roller coaster. We arrived Thursday night and planned to do a practice sail around the marks on Friday with Chris Kitchens my crew. When we launched around 1 PM, the wind was around 20 knots, which is not my idea of a relaxing cruise around the lake. We had the main all the way out and still could not keep the boat reasonably level. I had visions of something breaking down and sure enough, about a mile up the lake, the port jib fairlead shattered. Chris, who was holding onto the port jib sheet for dear life at the time, immediately did an Olympic class backward somersault out of the boat. This ended the days sail, and we limped back to the dock. MEMO TO ALL LIDO SAILORS: Periodically check your jib fairleads. They wear out from the underside, an area not readily noticed. With much appreciated help from Steve McJones, Grant Williams, and the Gill vendor we were able to make a new jib fairlead out of some old Laser parts, and we were ready for Saturday racing. The race committee was preparing contingency plans in case the wind was as strong as Friday, but Saturday's wind forecast was for the normal Huntington Lake 10 to 15 knots, perfect sailing weather. The wind was shifty, with drastic shifts that lasted forever up the center of the lake. Grant Williams ruled the waves with two bullets, but the real drama was for the next several places, since we all but conceded first to Grant. Charles and Joanna Smith had two thirds for 6 points. Simon Wiher (sailing with his son) and I were tied for third, each with a second and a fifth. It was now apparent that the order that Charles, Simon, and myself finished in Sunday's race would determine our overall positions in the regatta, turning Sunday into a three way match race. Things took a temporary turn for the worst on Saturday evening when Chris, who had done a great job as crew, told me he had to leave early on Sunday morning, and i would have to find another crew. Fortunately, Paul Makielski and his son John were in our dinner group, and John volunteered to crew for me. I was initially apprehensive since we would weigh in at 350 pounds, and the winds were running on the light side. However, John's ability as a crew more than made up for the weight penalty we enjoyed. Sunday‘s winds were about the same as Saturday. The race committee gave us course 6, sending the fleet up and down the lake two times. We had a decent start, but never seemed to catch any shifts to the weather mark on the first leg. We rounded the mark slightly ahead of Charles, but way behind Simon. Our weight disadvantage immediately became apparent on the run. Charles caught us going downwind, but then got into a luffing match with several other boats and got so far off course that we were able to round the leeward mark slightly ahead of him. On the second weather leg, we caught some great shifts, passing Simon at the weather mark with Charles still right behind us. Grant was several boats behind us all, but had clear air and was gaining ground rapidly. On the second run to the leeward mark, our weight problem surfaced again. Charles, Simon, and I were never more than 100 feet apart running down the lake and changing the lead every several minutes. About 100 feet
from the leeward mark, Simon got an inside overlap over us, with Charles about 20 feet behind. Simon rounded ahead of us, but had trouble tacking over to a starboard tack, and stalled out. We decided to cover him, at least assuring ourselves of a third place, and maybe a second if Charles, now uncovered, didn't pass us going up to the finish line. We lucked out, as Charles decided to stay on the usually favored port tack to the south side of the lake, which did not pay out this time, as the wind shifted to the right and the starboard tack lift took us almost right up the lake to the finish line. We managed to hang on and finish first, barely beating Simon, and Charles. Grant appeared to be only several boats back, apparently locking up first place, and we congratulated ourselves on being second overall. At the awards ceremony, results were being announced and as we all expected, Charles, finishing behind Simon and I, captured the 4th place trophy (although there should be a special award for consistency, as he had three thirds), Simon was third. And I told John to get ready to come up with me for the second place trophy, but we stopped in our tracks when they announced second place was awarded to Grant Williams, meaning we had first. Grant and I were both so surprised that we asked the race committee to review the final race results, certain they had made a mistake. It turned out that Grant had finished seventh, for a total of 9 points (losing a three way tie breaker with Simon and Charles) all second to my 8 points. It was a complete surprise, and the end to a memorable weekend of sailing. I am still amazed that a three hour race can end with only seconds elapsing between the first several finishers. This is what makes Lido sailing the fun that it is. Congratulations to Grant, Simon, and Charles for their trophies and for the great competition the entire weekend. Thanks for the write up Gary, Welcome to the A’s. ED A's Fin Sail 1 2506 2 2511 3 2665 4 3883 5 4480 6 4518 7 6277 8 5036 9 4339 10 3734 11 1255 12 5110 13 4139 14 2720 15 2153 16 6276 B fleet 1 3446 2 4300 3 5050 4 6337 5 5058 6 4963 7 872 8 4150 9 4617 10 398 11 2562 12 4048 *= DNC
High Sierra Regatta HelmName Flt Boat Name R1 Mad Max 6 Orin B 1 Stu Robertson 7 Lady Wind 3 Bruce Golison 6 2 Kevin Thomas 2 Short Bus 5 Kent Foster 7 Rumline 4 Erik Bakker 2 9 Paul Makielski 6 6 Kelly Cantley 2 Transitio 8 John Gresham 6 10 Keith Ives 6 7 Daniel Gilboa 6 16 Jim Sterner 80 Fin 12 Jerry Thompson 6 Tar Baby 11 Terry Johnson 6 Nui Pilikia 15 Stephen McJones 6 Cassy 13 Kimberley Adam 6 Psychotic Penguin 14
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Photo left: Mark Ryan and Alison Gillum, First in “A Fleet” Page 22
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Regatta Reports 4 and Fleet 62 Fremont, CA Report Harvest Day Regatta August 25-26, 2012: Hosted by Eugene Yacht Club
Fleet 62 Reporting Fleet 62 successfully wrapped up our Summer Series regattas at Lake Elizabeth. The scores are still being tabulated. We've been getting steady turnout at Lake Liz for our regattas this year, but most importantly, we've all been having fun and improving our sailing and racing skills. Also, this year marks the triumphant return of Joe Davis and Lido 5121 who, in a series of very competitive races, won the Spring Series trophy. Bruce and Norene joined Steve and Andrew Klotz, and Harold and Maria Ho for District 2 Regatta at Clear Lake. While we were bummed we didn't have enough participation for a championship, we had a great time racing with the Byte's and El Toro's, and best of all, we all got plenty of go-fast tips from the champion, Steve Klotz. We've started a tradition of having the 7th, 8th and 9th race of each Fremont regatta be the Lido-FJ challenge where we all start on the line and race, as a team, to score fewer points than the FJ's. So far, this year the FJ's have had the upper hand, but we'll come back in the Fall series when the lighter winds will be in our favor. Last, but not least, Maria and I had an absolute blast coming up to Anacortes for the CCR. Thanks to: *everyone* there for showing us a good time. Our only regret was the week was too short and we're looking forward to another vacation in Anacortes again. Meanwhile, we've got Fall Series to look forward to, as well as our annual Estuary Cruise on October 7th, where we'll sail up and down the Oakland Estuary, dock up at Quinn's Lighthouse for lunch, and sail back to Alameda. Harold Ho Fleet 62
Fern Ridge Reservoir, west of Eugene Oregon, provides one of the best small boat regatta venues on the west coast. Fern Ridge Reservoir is the site of multiple Lido 14 National Class Championships. Eugene Yacht Club hosts the annual Harvest Regatta with broad class participation from Wavelength 24, A-Cats, Olson 25, Thistles, Santana 20, and Lightnings. However the Lido 14s was one of the largest classes with six boats competing in five races over the August 25 & 26, 2012. Harvest Regatta was the first opportunity for members of Lido 14 Fleets 81, 80, 25, and 78 to meet since the 2012 National Class Championships in Anacortes WA in late July. Teams travelled from Whidbey Island and Portland this year to join three local teams. Saturday morning the Race Committee noted an easterly wind, known to be unstable and inconsistent. Eventually after attempting to delay until the southerly arrived the Race Committee started the fleet into shifty east wind. They earned their pay by working hard to keep a square course, hauling anchor and resetting the line several times. Sailors reported shifts of 30 degrees both up and downwind, in lights winds of 3 to 5 knots. These conditions led to frequent position changes as all boats tried to stay in phase working towards the marks. EYC provided a keg of tasty beer and prepared a fantastic meal of tri-tip, twice baked potato, salad, and pumpkin cheese cake. EYC’s excellent facility boasts two launch ramps, a lift, a great camping area, showers, kitchen and club house. Sunday, as Joe Rubash of Fleet 81 recalled “….started out very light with the wind almost completely shutting off at the windward mark of the first race. Race committee decided to send the fleet back to shore to cool off, eat lunch and wait for more wind. Wind then picked up with the final race finishing in strong winds”. All through the day racing was very close and competitive. Out of town teams; Sandifer, Runyan, and Billera took home the top three awards. Rubash suggested “Guys from out of town were kind enough to show the local Lidos that they needed to spend a little more time on the water if they want to win!” At the end of the day all six crews raved about the event and were committed to making HDR a scheduled Lido 14 regatta. We hope some of the Northern California folks will consider Harvest Day for a weekend event in 2013. Harvest Day at EYC does not disappoint! Article submitted by Tony Billera of
Bruce Prickett and Jim Lechner lead the Lido's in the combined start of the Lido-FJ challenge.) Sidney Lee and Doug Hamilton
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Fleet Building by Phil Grotheer & More Phil Grotheer, a Lightning fanatic, has resurrected fleet 329 in Annapolis, MD. In fact he has been so successful, the Lightning Class has granted his fleet the privilege of holding the 2000 North Americans, probably their largest regatta of the year. Because the Lightning and the Snipe have a similar heritage, I feel this really speaks to the Snipe Class as well. Key phrase for Fleet Builders: "To be inspired to perform a job is more important - for the work itself is the easy part" This is why many fleets either maintain their numbers or decline over the years, due to lack of inspiration and being content about the way things are. What attracts sailors to a particular fleet? This is a complex question but a very valid one. There are many types of people that sail Lightnings, with varying reasons for buying boats and joining clubs; There are the hardcore sailors like those heading to the Southern Circuit next week, the hardcore sailor wannabe's or sailors wishing they had more free time, there's the family guy that just wants to get his kids into sailing, the club racer that doesn't have tags on his trailer, the "belongers" that just want to be part of a cool crowd that has good parties and fun people, there's even the guy that would rather crew on his own boat than steer. I think there is one recipe consisting of two main ingredients which will eventually draw all these types to buy a boat and join your fleet; 1) The strong will of one or more persons and 2) the persistent efforts of several people over the long course. I also believe the prior ingredient is the more difficult to acquire. What does the common Fleet Captain want out of his fleet? That's simple, a 100 boat Lightning Fleet with club races every weekend of 50 boats or more. Wishing this was achievable in today's fast paced career/family driven world, most will settle for a fleet with 10 to 15 boats at weekend regattas. I guess for many fleets the question is: how can we boost our fleet from 5 boats to 20? I think the answer lies in the motivation of one person to start the process. Finding twenty people in each town who can afford a Lightning who also enjoy the water is no doubt achievable anywhere in the country. If your fleet is in need of repair then it is up to you as Fleet Captain and a sailor to chose one of the following options and follow through with it: 1. Continue sailing in your local Lightning Fleet which has minimal activity. 2. Convert to another class, currently with good activity like J-24, PHRF or whatever Sailing World dubs new "Best Boat of the Year" - this year the new fangled "PlasticDisposable-One-Design-20", or PDOD-20 3. Take up a new sport altogether, maybe a "couchsport" 4. Create a new local Lightning Fleet with over 15 boats by investing some hard work, then enjoy the rewards in years to come. I think everyone that has ever read an issue of the Lightning Flashes will cringe at option 2, some may already be an "option 3" guy. Most will prefer option 4 but lack the inspiration and fear the work. What may help for many of you is to be in the same situation Annapolis Fleet 329 was in 4 years ago ... when only 2 boats showed up at a fall regatta at my home club Severn Sailing Association. It's almost embarrassing admitting that this happened but it's the truth. As
we sat in the parking lot feeling sorry for ourselves and blaming all the regular fleet guys that didn't show up, I had a revelation! Like the church scene in the Blues Brother's Movie when Jake and Elwood were asked by Reverend Cleophus "do you see the light?". For me it was this simple, either make a difference by creating a new fleet or chose options 1, 2 or 3 and accept the demise of our Lightning fleet. I would get so infuriated thinking about all those other active fleets out there not half as worthy as the Lightning. After all, Lightning sailors are truly blessed to have a boat with such great lines and grace, one with such a great International organization, great people, great competitors and great history. It was just our local fleet that needed the help. What did all those other stupid boats out there have that we didn't? Better marketing strategies? Better local organizers? Or just better luck? I truly realized what I wanted more than anything was for the Lightning to overcome this town of Annapolis until all the stupid boats went away and all that's left are Lightnings. This is a bit extreme but it's nice to have dreams of revenge in such a competitive sailing town. It all starts with the clear motivation of one person, who inspires another, then another. You must see your fleet as a "new entity," not the dying remnant from someone else's hard work years ago. Every word spoken about your "new fleet" must be released with a certain level of excitement, which will fire up another key member in the fleet. Then the two of you can start figuring out the next step that will work within your club and your surroundings. Remember that the hard part was seeing the light yourself and realizing that this is what you want, and it was a decision that you made. Others will soon take on your goal as their own and the work will eventually be distributed. When you lose your motivation from time to time, think back to that moment of shame, or whatever it was that first inspired you. Then the rest is all hard work - simple but hard work. And again - when you get tired of making phone calls, writing articles, or attending meetings think of all the other stupid boats that don't deserve to be out there. The rest is simply executing the mechanics of fleet building: Develop a method of bringing new boats into your area (ILCA ads). Get used to working with prospective buyers and find them boats within their budget. Get sales literature from our builders (Allen and Nickels) to give to others with a ballpark price. All it takes is a phone call and a deposit check to order a new boat. 1. Advertise - Write articles in your club newsletter about your fleet, put fleet flyers in your local bagel shop, put an ad in your regional US Sailing publication (our CBYRA), go to big boat parties and recruit people. Be a salesperson and see your commission as that extra boat on the line. 2. Re-assign boats in the lot that don't get used. Ask owners to sell their boat if they are not sailing regularly, and don't apologize for offending as it's their duty as a Lightning owner to keep the circle going. It's also a good way to inspire them to sail more. [These are all good and worthwhile points. So, just substitute Lido in the place of Lightning and think about what kind results and changes you could make in your fleet â€“ ED] Page 24
Fleet Building by Phil Grotheer & More 3. Restructure your regatta schedule to accommodate the few members you have while considering new members. Don't put too many weekend regattas on the schedule if they will be poorly attended at first. If this happens you will immediately lose the guy's interest who was considering joining your ranks. Work on a few good regattas first and allow for "secondary" type sailing - like Wednesdays or Sundays. It's been our experience that excited new members want to sail more so you want to have something to sell to them. 4. Get owners to lend their boats to other excited sailors. Even if you only have one guy in the fleet who doesn't mind lending his boat, take advantage of his generosity to get that boat on the starting line. 5. Phone calls, phone calls, phone calls 6. Email, email, email - start a list if possible so members can communicate with each other without your help. 7. Webpage, webpage, webpage - the best way to get that pile of info that resides in your file cabinet out in public domain where everyone has access to it (email addresses, schedule, phone numbers, articles, digital pictures etc.). I don't think the webpage itself creates members but it frees up your time so you can make more phone calls and emails. Always remember the original cause for your inspiration. Whether it was options 1 thru 3, or maybe an annoying flattering comment someone made about the new "PDOD-20" that's in the new spring issue. It's the fuel that you will use from week to week to get you through the season. Remember that the Lightning is "your class" and whenever you speak about it refer to it in the highest regard. Anyone who knows about sailboats knows about the Lightning Class and will respect you for it. And they will extend that respect when they talk to the next person. Good luck, Phil Grotheer
Forest Service News for Huntington Lake College Campground closed early this year for construction. Roads and spurs will be paved. The restrooms will be replaced with one flush and one vault unit. A large rock drain area will be created to divert water from the hillside which had formerly caused an extensive marsh-like area in several sites. All picnic tables and fire rings will be replaced. The contractor hopes to complete the project before snowfall. Expectations are that the campground will be ready to be enjoyed by tent campers at the opening of the 2013 season. Rancheria Campground, which has been closed for construction since the fall of 2010, has reopened! The completely remodeled campground now has 124 family sites and three new group sites for up to 18 people each. All roads and parking spurs have been paved. Also new is a loop of ten hike-in campsites with handicapped access to three of the sites. There are also hike-in sites near the lake-front with walks of 50 to 60 yards from parking spur to picnic table. The campground now boasts more than twenty handicapped accessible sites. The amphitheater has been completely rebuilt to accommodate more than 100 people for interpretive programs. One half of the fifteen all-new restrooms have flush toilets and outdoor washstands. Campgrounds can be reserved 6 months in advance. Group Camps can be reserved 12 months in advance. Make your reservation soon at www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-4446777.
Photo Right: Gary Schaffel on his way to a B Fleet victory at Huntington Lake in the High Sierra Regatta. Below : Tightly bunched Silver Flight rounds the weather mark while an oil refinery blows off steam in the background. Photo by Michelle Pope
Assorted Championship Photos and a Poem Resting in the Archives from 7 years past Why I Sail Lidos By Skipper Suess The other day an event was held One that cast a refreshing spell Lido Day bestowed good memories upon my psyche And now I boldly proclaim of Lidos… Yes!, Me Likey! I like them Lidos, I do declare They handle fine In all types of air Not too fast-nor not too slow My affection for them Increasingly grows Aboard with one Aboard with more A comfortable sail for you, in store A place to slightly stretch your stumps No hard edges to hurt your rumps No more bruises. No more blood “I weally wike ‘dem” quotes Elmer Fudd! A product of the nineteen and fiftys With an illustrious history--One that’s nifty! Of elegant simplicity in design Lidos turn heads and look mighty fine. Classics or 6000 series do abound No performance edge, both are sound. Classics offer more with which to fiddle 6000s have more seat space in the middle Same hull, same specs, all tried and true Both come replete with smiles for skipper & crew! Many top sailors race them hard Whilst families opt for the cruising card The role called upon, matters not Trust me, you’ll like Lidos…and a lot! The new Lido Fleet 2 did provide Lidos to sail, er…that is, test drive For potential owners & potential crew Perfect weather did ensue To put those Lido 14s through their paces And leave sailors with smiles on their faces You may have missed this last grand Lido Day But don’t you fret Don’t you dare, NO WAY For very soon, (it’s now in planning) The Fleet will grow…always expanding Another Lido Day will be announced And when it does, You, yes you must pounce! Carpei Diem, seize the Day You’ll have fun…and not have to pay! So check your websites. Check your snail mail Ask your friends C’mon prevail For if you lend an attentive ear You’ll know when the Day will soon be here An invitation to come and play Right here at home…Marina del Rey!
Top: Refinery in the background the Championship Gold Flight makes their way upwind after a long run. Center; Upwind, just after the start Gold Flight skippers split tacks looking for an advantage to the weather mark Bottom; Mt. Bakker in the background, the Silver Flight heads upwind. Right : Lady of the Sea at the Entrance of the Anacortes basin,
(Skipper Suess is a fictional character as are the claims regarding the Lido14, Lido Day, or the assault on the English language, and therefore any pleasure derived from sailing a Lido 14 is purely coincidental. This article holds no claims to the enjoyment of Lido ownership)
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