District 1  Regatta Report

Sat Jun 6th, 2015 through Sun Jun 7th, 2015

2015 D1 Brown Star Clinic

 

This year the Boston Harbor Star Fleet decided to host a tune up clinic for all Star sailors new and old, to be called the Brown Star and to be held at Cottage Park Yacht Club.

7 boats showed up on Saturday morning from 3 different fleets, Narragansett Bay (NB), Cape Ann (CA) and of course Boston Harbor (BH).

Thanks to the idea and motivation from Greg Gahlinger and Steve Braverman, this clinic was largely a success and a fun weekend spent with Star sailors of every experience level.

Saturday started out with lots of rigging and tuning on the dock plus a long chalk talk with myself trying to give everyone some useful tips. I covered lots of the theory behind the tuning and boathandling techniques required to go fast and also keep the mast in the boat. The group had really good questions and I feel that everyone came away with a better understanding of this complicated boat.

Saturday on the water was great with a blustery 10-18 which started out strong but then settled and allowed for some nice windward leeward races after some upwind speed drills. Luckily I had a little powerboat to take some behind the boat photos in order to illustrate some of the sail set up techniques I had talked about earlier. The fleet then sailed in and hauled out, which then meant we were ready to head over to Peter Costa’s house for a fleet potluck dinner which was excellent. Thank you Peter, although you weren’t there your house served us well.

Sunday saw similar format to the day even with half the fleet. Again we were lucky with a fresh 10-15 SE breeze which allowed for an action filled albeit short day on the water. One last long upwind was set up so that the boats could then sail into CPYC on a fast broad reach.

Lots of fun for everyone involved and great execution of what started as an idea on paper in December. We hope to do the same type of clinic next year in first week of June, hope to see more new faces.

Report by Tomas Hornos


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 7408   Luke Buxton   Ron Homa   7408   1 2 1 1 2 1 8
2 7621   Peter Costa   Ted Lavery   7621   3 3 2 2 3 2 15
3 7101   Scott Rosen   Ken Woods   7101   4 1 4 6 1 4 20
4 7648   Cedric Adams   Vincente/Braverman   7468   6 5 3 5 5 3 27
5 7732   Greg Gahlinger   Liz Escalera   7732   5 4 5 4 4 5 27
6 7469   Blaise Gallahue   Jim Rudser   7469   2 ocs ocs 3 ocs ocs 33

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