2010-11 Frostbite Series

The 2010-2011 frostbite series took place at Spring Lake during the months of November through April. There were 3 (nominal) races per day, for a total of 15 races for the series. To qualify for recognition, a skipper needed to start 9 of 15 races and be a member of the Club. There were six throw-outs. The races were on November 13 (abandoned), December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, and April 10 (Sunday, makeup day), starting at 1:00 P.M.

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

2010 Portsmouth Numbers for Centerboard Classes
Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012
Map to Spring Lake

Standings 2010-2011 Frostbite Series--Open Class

Place

Skipper

Boat Class
(D-PN)

Qualify?

Avg Pts

November 13
1  2  3
Canceled
(See below)

December 11
4  5  6

January 8
7  8  9

February 12
10  11  12

March 12
13 14 15

April 10
1  2  3 9
(makeup)

2

Mark Alarie

S-10
(110.0)

yes

3.00


2 4 2

4 3

2 6 6

3 5 4

4 3 5 5


Mike Bolger

Force 5 (95.4)

no







6 5 6 4

4

Fred
Brass

Cyclone
(101.0)

yes

4.78




5 5 2

5 1 2

8 7 8 -


Emilio Castelli

Laser
(91.1)

no

1.00






1 1 1 1


Charlie Dotti

Laser
(91.1)

no

2.00


4 1 1

3 1





Doug
Howson

Laser
(91.1)

no

3.00




4 1 4




Ed Kane

FJ
(97.9)

no

3.33


3 3 5

2 4



3 - - -


Steve
Sarsfield

FJ
(97.9)

no

3.57





4 2 3

7 2 4 3

1

Jim Smith

West Wight Potter-15
(138.1)

yes

1.89



5 5

1 2 3

1 3 1

2 4 2 2

3

Wallace
Whiting

Vagabond 14
(111.0)

yes

3.56




3 3 1

2 4 5

5 6 3 6


Allen Wykoff

FJ
(97.9)


3.25


1 2 5

1 2

6 4 5





Detailed results


Race Committee Chair: Ed Kane


Race Day #1, November 13, 2010:

Ed Kane and Wallace Whiting started and rounded the first buoy, but the race was called for too much wind, as both skippers fought to keep their boats upright while attempting to tack toward the second mark. Ed estimated the wind at over 15 knots as Wallace planed on a broad reach toward the dock. As Ed, Wallace, and Charlie Dotti waited at the dock for more favorable conditions (with a cap and a whisker pole blown from their positions), it became clear that even retrieving the marks would be adventure enough. All three provided moveable ballast for Wallace's Vagabond 14 under shortened sail (no jib) as the marks were retrieved. But all agreed that any day spent sailing (even if only briefly) is a good day! The Series will be extended through April to make up for this abandonment.

Race Day #2, December 11, 2010:

Winds were very light, or non existant for the December race day. This resulted in short courses and a partial start of boats in the third race. The weather was warm and sunny for December.

Race Day #3, January 8, 2011:

Winds were very light and practically non existant on this race day. The race day also lived up to its Frostbite name on this cold January day. Despite the conditions 5 intrepid skippers managed to get two races in with the third race not conducted due to the absence of wind.

Race Day #4, February 12, 2011:

We finally had good weather conditions along with some wind. The conditions helped produce competitive races with very close finishes. Don't miss the next race day on Saturday, March 12.

Race Day #5, March 12, 2011:

Excellent weather and new race course layout greeted our sailors on this race day. The new course was proposed before racing started by our Commodore and consisted of a windward and leeward mark, with the start line layed out between the island and the shoreline. This new layout takes into account Spring Lakes notorious wind shifts.

Race Day #6, April 10, 2011:

Sun, wind, 8 boats racing (including our newest Club member), spectators, a BBQ, model boats, collisions and near collisions (very slight), and even a capsize! We had it all on this quintessential Santa Rosa Sailing Club Frostbite Finale. Many thanks to all who participated, especially Ed Kane who gave up sailing in the last 3 races to officiate. If you weren't there, we missed you -- and you missed a great time!




Picture taken on January 8, 2011 frostbite race day by Mark Alarie.

Picture taken on March 12, 2011 frostbite race day by Dennis Luz.



Pictures taken on February 12, 2005 frostbite race day by Mike Bolger.

Pictures taken by Ed and Kathy Kane at Spring Lake race on August 10, 2008

Pictures taken by Ed and Kathy Kane at Spring Lake race on Mother's Day 2007

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