Lake Quinault delivers again!!

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!!
Results can be found here: Quinault 2021 Results
Jan Anderson has some great pix from the weekend too!!

Skamokawa Regatta a success!!

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.

2021 Schedule *Revised*

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*

Skamokawa Registration

Quinault Registration

2021 Schedule

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!!

RRS 2021-2024 now available!

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

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