May 20 Sunset Results


Thank you to Stefan Oelermans, and Leigh Campbell,
A little cool even by some previous standards, hiking breeze from the North-west and a start line off the hill. RC tried to use an I-pod for timing, it was mostly adequate, some of the starts. Heart rate monitor, I-pod, next race we will use a cell phone.
6 boats, 5 races and very good racing and mingling with the fleet , in spite of the issues with feeling the rope or hiking strap. After taking the boats off of the trailer from the Regina trip it was back to more frostbite sailing. This type of sailing requires very deliberate and thought out movements, because……….its cold . Kristine sailed with the SK Race Team boys’ crew, Jordon, showed very good speed and boat handling, Kristine with a dry suit, Jordon with diving gloves and pink spandex. Matt with his sore back and no watch was in most of the races, and then did some free sailing after racing was done. He obviously likes to be in a boat, even when ice build up is a factor. He had a dry suit as well, but his hands and feet were very pink at the end of the night. Ilia won race 5 start with a stellar high speed reach approach. Jamie Hogan, fresh off of her 3 first place race finishes at the Canada Games………12 years ago, was out for her first evening. She tried some old school rigging, mast raps, that has yet to be proven effective. Jason Boyd rigged the club boat in the eye of the breeze. Perhaps not the nicest evening for the first sail of the year. It is safe to say if it was not a race, we would not be near the lake, unless we were chopping wood for the fire.

I was proven wrong (again) with the comment after opening night racing, were I guaranteed it would be warmer soon/next night. It might be warm for the weekend.

Coach Lammens.

May 13 Racing Pics…

General Information, Racing

Thanks again to Jason Boyd for these great pics from this weeks Wednesday night Races.  Click on the thumbnail to see a full size version of each photo. Please contact BSSC is you would like to obtain a higher resolution version of any of these images.

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Eb’s Sunset Series Results for May 13th…

Thank you to Dick White, Stefan Oelermans, John Barry and Patty,
Crappy forecast, excellent conditions, sunny, hiking breeze from the North, start line off the beach. Did not know if the sailing would be good when leaving Saskatoon at 3:00!! The original plan was go out and if too poor, load boats for racing Regina this weekend!!!
7 boats, 5 races and very good racing and mingling with the fleet. Matt Monias started off very well with good start and speed in Race 1. Ilia Rudnitskiy had very good speed up and down the track being top laser in Race 4, and top laser at parts of race 3 and 5. Home Depot service guy extraordinaire Payton Byrns is taking a page out of the Stephen Huszar program, high activity/high function. Had the perfect start and then had an issue with the scope on the start mark. The women’s 29er KT, had a strong evening with boat handling and speed, the only drama being a jibe/dump on the finish line. The boys KJ, were getting their starts figured out and had moments of brilliance.
KJ did some free sail at the end of racing to flush their boat issues. Ellyn Byrns was out in the international Opti and was heard commenting on the heat absorption qualities of aluminum vs carbon. Coach Lammens

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May 6th Racing Pics…


Thanks to Jason Boyd for these awesome pics from May 6th race night. Click on the thumbnail to see full size versions. Contact BSSC if you’d like to obtain a higher res version of any of these pics.
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Eb’s Sunset Series Results for May 6

Thank you to Bill Hogan, Jaime Hogan, Patty Coons, and Leigh Campbell for their work to get the races off.  5 races, hot action, hot stove, moving in pre-starts was a very good way to generate some heat. The wind was from the North, start mark for the line was set up off the beach, between the flag pole, the water temperature is 8.9 degrees, actually felt warm (er). The air temp was……………less. If you dressed well it was very good. Mark, Ilia, Payton in Lasers with Kristine and Tanys on a 29er.  MLa.
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