With the meeting of minds (our Div AGM/ Planning session) that was held Sat Nov 13th, We now have a schedule ready for 2022! As it has been for the last 2 years, all of these dates are subject to changes in the prevalent local laws and updates related to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, if things continue as they are heading, we are hoping for a ‘somewhat normal’ regatta season for 2022!
If you look closely, you notice a few oddities…. I am still waiting on confirmation of the Desert Classic in May, You’ll notice Skomakawa has 2 dates… this is dependent upon whether we get approval to host the H17/ H18 North American’s at Lake Quinault in August. That will hopefully be confirmed by January. We’ll keep you updated on that one!
**Since the initial posting of this message it has been decided to postpone the hosting the H17/H18 NAC’s to 2023 due to the lack of on shore infrastructure currently in place at Quinault. Skomakawa Regatta will now be held August 6/7. An updated schedule is below**
Another ‘new’ event on the books is a MySail Family/ Friends Fun Camp at Quinault. This is an event were you get to invite your friends and neighbors who have always wondered what this thing is that you do with the 2 kayaks bolted together … Invite them out for a fun weekend of camping and sailing. More details on that as we get closer….
There are also some other ‘Fun Sail Days’ planned which will be posted. Miles in Coeur d’Alene/Spokane has some fun sail/ cruising days planned for June 18th and August 20th. More details on those in the new year.
Meanwhile, have a safe and wonderful holiday/ winter season, go easy on the slopes and we’ll see you in the spring!!
Here is the *updated* Schedule in downloadable pdf…
2022 Regatta Schedule V2
Following a very successful MySail Youth Camp at Lake Quinault, our annual Area Championship regatta was another great success! With 27 boats registered the sailing featured huge over the weekend. Here is a comment from Paul Carter:
“Saturday it rained during the night and into the day, with no wind. At noon it was decided to prepare the pasta dinner for 2:30, and then race until dark if the wind came up. The radar showed the rain moving away. And it worked beautifully. We all ate, and socialized, had beer by Eric and Valerie, then dressed, put up sails and went out about 3:30pm. We raced in double trap, travel down-winds and sun until 7:30 or 8pm and got 3 races in. The late sun lighting up the hills and the beach with all the Hobie sails was magical. Had desert and then a good raffle. Fun all around.
Sunday dawned slightly misty then dry but calm. At noonish the wind started to blow, and we got another 3 races in with building breezes until after 3pm, with some boats staying out for the double trap afternoon breeze. All around a very successful event. We miss all you Canadians.”
And we (us Canadians) missed being there!
Thanks again to all the organizers, Al Jones (regatta chair), Laura Sullivan (FOOD!), Charlie Rathkopf (PRO), Bob Combie and Tim Dorwin (chase boats) and all the other volunteers who make these events happen!
A personal note however, there was a great turnout of H18’s (10!) but they sure look boring with all those white sails!!! Where’s the colour? Oh yeah, It’s the Canadians who bring the colour!!
Jan Anderson has some great pix from the weekend too!!
Thanks to everyone who attended (19 boats!) the first official Division regatta in over a year was a success! A big thanks to the volunteers and organizers that made it happen. Of the 19 boats there were 2 H14’s, 1 H17, 9 H16’s and an incredible 7 H18’s! And that’s without the Canadian boats in attendance.
Results can be found here.
The Long Distance race results are here.
Next weekend is of course Quinault Regatta where we hope to see another huge attendance.
With all the uncertainty floating around with events being cancelled (or not) due to Covid, we are pleased to announce that barring any unforeseen circumstances, Skamokawa and Quinault regattas will go ahead as planned!! The only uncertainty at the moment is will the Canadians be able to attend!.. Still waiting for the border to open on that one.
Check out the calendar page for updated information, NoR’s and links to Events.com for register online for these events. To assist in our planning we would ask that you register ahead of time (online is so easy even Paul V S can do it!) using the links provided… I’ll even include them here.
The dates have not changed for either event, there may be Covid protocols in place and we are expecting to provide the usual Saturday evening supper.
See you there!! (hopefully!)
Paul Evenden, Div 4 Chair
Division 4 Schedule *REVISED 5/31/21*
With 2020 being a bust for any organized regattas within the division, the executive held our meeting in November to plan for a better 2021. A regatta season has been planned with all the usual events, plus a few more added including the probability of hosting the Hobie 16 Youth NAC at Lake Quinault again in August.
The dates are all installed in the Calendar on this website and I am including a PDF version you can print off for yourself.
2021 Division 4 Schedule
Of course, all of these dates are wholly dependent upon the state of the nation(s) and the Covid restrictions that are in place at the time.
We will open Division regatta online registrations about 1 month before the event once we are confirmed the regatta will be able to go ahead. If you are not sure, please contact the regatta organizer listed to confirm if there are any changes. The calendar on this website will hopefully contain the most recent information.
Let’s hope for a better 2021!
Meanwhile, stay safe, stay healthy and have a Merry Christmas!!
Every 4 years World Sailing updates and changes the Racing Rules of Sailing based on proposals and corrections that are sent in over the course of the year. These are done after an Olympic year (which was supposed to be this year) so our new set comes in effect Jan 1 2021.
There are some significant changes that affect Race Officers, Judges and Sailors. There are changes the definitions and in Parts 1, 2 and 3.
The new rules are available on the World Sailing and are linked below
RRS 2021-2024 Study Version
Dave Perry’s Significant changes to the RRS 2021-2024
Division 4’s Paul Evenden will do a Zoom presentation on the new rules in Jan/ Feb 2021. Date will be announced early in the new year.
Also, for Regatta Organizers:
The NoR and SI template has changed a bit in keeping with the new rules. However they will not be published with the RRS for 2021-24. They are now located on the World Sailing website but I am including them here to make it easier to find!
Appendix K Notice of Race Template
Appendix L Sailing Instructions Template
To all… from the Div 4 Chair.
I have just had a meeting with some of our Div 4 executive and Regatta Organizers concerning the remaining regattas left on the Div 4 Calendar.
With venues still closed to public access (Quinault), a limit on size of gatherings and the current extended border closure, it has regretfully been decided to cancel all further scheduled activities on the Division 4 calendar. This includes regattas at Ocean Shores, Skamokawa and Quinalt and all of the MySail camps. We hope that things will improve considerably for next year so we can get back on track with our events.
Some people have been organizing fun sail weekends as a get-together and this is encouraged. Please be aware of your restrictions on numbers and do your utmost to stay healthy and safe. I have heard of only 1 person in our ‘family’ who was infected (don’t know who), so lets keep it that way….
Stay safe, stay healthy, do your part……
NRO, RMCC, CJ
Division 4 Chair
With the current situation we are seeing many major events around the world being cancelled or postponed. Unfortunately we are not immune from this also.
At the time of writing (April 4th) PSSR and Cultus Lake regattas are confirmed cancelled or postponed to later dates. Other possibles yet to be confirmed are Kelowna Springtime and the Jericho Classic. We will try to keep everyone informed as things develop and we would ask organizers to let us know if their event has been cancelled or postponed.
Either way, for all the sailors, make sure you check before planning to go anywhere when the current restrictions loosen up.
Meanwhile, keep your distances, stay healthy, and be safe!
Paul Evenden, Division 4 Chair.
updated June 2nd: Harrison Regatta cancelled. Check the Calendar page for updated information.
The dates are now set for the 2020 Regatta season. All dates are now up on the Div 4 Calendar page. It’s going to be another great year with a few more division regattas added to the season. Along with the usual events we have added points regattas at Kitsilano Yacht Club July 11/12 (part of their Kits Invitational regatta), at Regatta at Ocean Shores benefiting MYSAIL on July 25/26 plus an assorted collection of other fun events throughout the Northwest.
Online registration is setup for many of these events that are hosted by the Division at Events.com. Links are provided on each events calendar page. Registering online really helps out the organizers, please take advantage of this setup….
2020 Division 4 Schedule (downloadable pdf)
We look forward to seeing everyone on the water!!
A big cheer goes out to Laura Sullivan, our esteemed and tireless leader, on being awarded the Carlton Tucker Sportsperson of the Year Award for 2019. This is the highest honor the class can bestow upon their members. She joins many other over the years who have won this award for their contribution to the Hobie Way of Life. For more information about the award, follow this link: Carlton Tucker Award
Well done and Well Deserved Laura!
You can read what was submitted about Laura HERE