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 However they will not be published with the RRS for 2021-24.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
Now the park is empty again and everyone is wending their way home, I truly want to thank everyone who made the journey from near and far to attend the event at our favorite location to sail. Yes, the week got off to a wet start with a rainy weekend, a no-wind Monday and a wet, shifty northerly on Tuesday. Wednesday started with the Northerly then went glassy, then our true Harrison Wind showed up. About 2:30 the call came over the radio: ‘The southerly is here and it’s building!’ The wind quickly rose to 10-12 knots and 3 races were quickly run giving us an Event (3 races) and a throwout! (5 races). Everyone hit the beach and enjoyed the evening party with hope and enthusiasm. Thursday the wind was ready before we were and another 5 races were run under sunny skies with the wind rising to gusts of 15-16 knots. Friday appeared the same way, wind on the course, sunny skies and 4 more races were run with winds peaking at 17 knots. There were many great starts, a few capsizes, some exciting downwind runs and a lot of smiles on the sailors as they crossed the finish line. The event finished with 14 races in total over the course of the week. A big thanks to our Food providers: Debbie Hughes (Sunday/ Monday), Memphis Blue BBQ House Kelowna (Wednesday), and Lori’s Catering Harrison (Friday) for their excellent meals. Also a big thanks to our entertainers Todd Richard (Sunday) and Cousin Harley (Wednesday). As always, sponsors make a big difference in any event like this, support them when you can. But most of all, a huge thanks to all the volunteers who made the event what is was through their commitment of time and energy to make it all work as smoothly as it did. Be sure to give them the recognition they deserve when next you see them.
Paul Evenden, Event Chair, Event PRO
Facebook Photo Album
The weekend is over, everyone has arrived… and the fun begins…
Actually, the fun started Friday with the first boats arriving about noon. First in the park were Blair and Sasha Wallace and Pat Porter. John Holmburg showed up shortly after that. The a few more boats arrived during the day with the bulk of sailors showing up on Saturday. The weather was overcast but not rainy as people arrived, unpacked their boats and proceeded with the Weigh-in and check-in. A bit thanks to Scot Chapman who was our tractor driver taking boats from the road side and moving them into the park. Size didn’t matter as he brought everything from single boat trailers to Jim Sohn’s (Iowa) cargo trailer with 6 H16, 3 bikes, 3 cat trax, 2 Eclipse paddle boards and 1 kayak.
The final 5 boats showed up on a rainy Sunday and everyone was there. Practice racing started on the water about 2:30 in damp conditions and about 10 knots on the lake. It was more for the Race Management team to get out the kinks ready for Monday’s racing, but about 15 sailors came out and did some practice starts and a few ‘almost’ races…
Sunday nights Meet and Greet had some great hors d’oeuvres, (which disappeared quickly!) and live music by local singer Todd Richard and the TR band.
The weather is looking to clear up during the week so hopefully we will see the sun so people are able to enjoy the true beauty of Harrison.
Check out the North Americans Facebook page for more information and pictures.
I had the privilege of taking photos at the events at Lake Quinault this year and I’ve finally finished going through all of them and pruning them down.
Well, another Harrison Regatta is in the books and complete! Thanks to all the great volunteers who make it happen, from race committee to food prep, it can’t be done without them. And a special thanks to Mark Moddermann who came out from New Jersey to coach our H16 sailors (and the others as well) to get ready for the up coming H16 North Americans in 2 weeks!
This weekend we saw winds from 10-15 knots, some great tight racing and many leader changes during the racing. The weather stayed clear, except for a bit of rain on Sunday morning, it was all done before the sailors arrived on-site.
Mark did some great clinics on boat handling, body movement and on the water strategies… Also, a big thanks to our own Laura Sullivan who helped Mark talking about body movement on the boat from the CREW’s perspective!! A lot of great information was shared this weekend… we’ll see how much was retained!!
Andrew Gross, who looks after Tim Dorwin on the chase boat, took some great pictures during the weekend.. . SEE THEM HERE
Also, Mark took some great video of the sailors, this will be prepared into a one video presentation and will be posted here soon….
Final results can be found HERE