Re: 2022 StFYC Fall Dinghy Regatta - October 22-23 - NOR now posted

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Al Sargent

Oct 18, 2022, 2:25:46 PM10/18/22
to Usher, Tracy L., International Laser Class Association District 24,
(Adding the new Google Group mailing list that we're transitioning over to so that everyone sees this.)

The ILCA 6 fleet is looking solid. We'll have the current girl's national champion and the current masters legend world champion. Plus we can come out and push Tor hard to help him prepare for high school nationals, which he qualified for a few weeks ago

We're lucky to have an awesome local fleet... and this is one of the last times this season we'll all be on the line. (The last one is Richmond Midwinters on Dec 4.)

So... sign up now! 

On Tue, Oct 18, 2022 at 10:47 AM Usher, Tracy L. <> wrote:

Ok everyone, TODAY is the early registration deadline, if you wait until
tomorrow it is going to cost an extra $20! Think of what you could do
with that money... buy a gallon of gas, a half gallon of milk, etc. So
save it for something useful and register today!

It is still Tuesday, too early to say anything for certain... but the
current wind forecasts are certainly interesting with plenty of wind on
Saturday and maybe less than what we'd like for Sunday. The current
weather pattern is starting to change and the exact timing will be key
to the weekend breeze pattern. Interestingly, the morning weather folks
were starting to use the "r" word for next week! So maybe the last
weekend to get out for some real sailing without getting hit with fresh

It looks like sailors are voting with their rigs and all entering the
ILCA 6 fleet with now 12 boats signed up. It looks like a highly
competitive fleet with a bunch of good youth sailors along with a to
group of masters!

I believe this is the first time I have seen a dinghy regatta at St
Francis without an ILCA 7 fleet! I'm sorry that I will not be able to
race this weekend but I am sure the ILCA 7s will return in force for the
Spring Dinghy in the Fall!

Anyway, its not too late, get signed up now!


On 10/17/22 13:13, Usher, Tracy L. wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>     Just a reminder that the 2022 Fall Dinghy Regatta is THIS weekend!
>     The weatherman on Channel 2 this morning said that because it was
> Fall Dinghy Regatta weekend that we would have a break from Fogtober
> with sun and nice wind! Ok, he might not have mentioned the Fall Dinghy
> Regatta explicitly. Or the nice wind part. He might not necessarily have
> said sun either, but he did say "things will change". So I am taking
> that to mean sun! One thing we know, the Golden Gate current tables say
> the regatta will be slack to ebb, peaking at just under 3 knots.
>     The last day to enter without incurring a late penalty is Tuesday
> night! At the moment we 10 boats in the ILCA 6 fleet (with good
> competition too, this is going to be a good regatta from that point of
> view!) but only 2 in the ILCA 7 fleet. I know a few of the ILCA 7
> regulars are out this weekend (e.g. I have to fly to Abu Dhabi for next
> week's World Sailing meeting), but hopefully we can get the locals to
> rally and get over the 6 boat minimum to get a fleet!
>     There will be lots of boats this weekeend, as I type we're already at
> 69 total with 5o5s, I14s, C420s, I420s, Optis, RS Fevas, RS Teras and
> ILCAs. The Optis and RS boats will be on the Fort Mason course, the rest
> on the City Front so it should be really fun to be out with all these boats!
>     Tracy
> On 9/26/22 13:31, Usher, Tracy L. wrote:
>>      Amazing how time flies! The StFYC Fall Dinghy Regatta is now less
>> than a month away! This year's event is planned to be a big event with
>> two course areas and a number of invited classes. We promise the
>> standard Fall weather... in typical years this means warm sunshine and
>> often waiting for a moderate seabreeze to fill. This year's event see's
>> a flood to ebb transition with moderate currents. No matter what it is
>> we do promise lots of food for tired, hungry sailors after racing!
>>      The event page has been brought to life and can be found at
>>      As usual, fleets need six boats registered by the early registration
>> deadline of October 19.
>>      PRO on the City Front course will be Tony Chargin, a veteran of
>> numerous dinghy regattas at St Francis. Handling the Cove course will be
>> Gerard Sheridan, also a veteran small boat PRO. So we are well handled
>> in the race management department.
>>      Given the expectation of a large number of boats we are putting in
>> place a launching plan to facilitate getting everyone to their start
>> line in a timely fashion. If you are not sailing, or if you know people
>> who might want to spend some time watching the racing and can help out,
>> please let me know and I'll make sure they get conscripted right away!
>>      Tracy
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