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Jay Harland

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2015, 01:16:39 PM »
Breakaway is now registered.  Based upon the Yahoo Group chat the registered/committed boats are as follows:

1.  Brad Lawson 63   Redbeard
2.  Chris Chambers Sandpoint Sailing Association   53   Black Sheep
3.  Mike Josselyn Richmond YC   62   Uhoo!
4.  David Krausz  Single Handed Sailing Society   94   Salsa
5.  John Wolfe  SSS   180   Breakaway

Not registered but planning to race:

6. Jay Harland 73 Madison
7.  Phil Kanegsburg 155 U Decide
8.  Mark Allen 26 Junta
9.  Travis Gregory 222

Would be nice to get at least 3-4 more boats on the line...

Jay

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2015, 09:37:55 PM »
My informal list (not including those registered) includes Uagain, Wasabi, Peabody, Udecide, Madison, junta, and 222.   Hoping to have Toon Town and Too Tuff.    So up to 12 and the fun is just starting. 

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2015, 11:45:13 PM »
Registered.  Can't wait!   8)

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2015, 11:27:30 AM »
Just a note on logistics for the Richmond Yacht Club.   The club renovation is finally starting and a temporary village of trailers and a large heated tent structure have been erected in the parking lot.   All dinning, bar, showers, and other facilities have been set up and the usual fun and friendly atmosphere of RYC will be in place by the time the PCCs start.   We will be the first regatta under the new temporary roof.   The club recently purchased a lot next door and trailer and car parking in a secure area are available.  I will be providing more details as the PCCs get closer. 

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2015, 12:13:50 PM »
Some U20 owners who are attending the PCCs have asked about boat storage.  Of course, during the regatta there will be room for trailers and cars and all boats will be kept in the marina during the race.  However, if you would like to store your boat during the winter in Richmond and participate in the Great Pumpkin and other mid-winter class events, the Brickyard Cove Marina will have space on a month to month basis.  You need to get on their "wait list" at www.bycmarina.com or call Cary Clausen at 510-236-1933.   They have a mule to bring your boat to the hoist and three U20s will be there already.

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2015, 08:58:51 PM »
Some updates.   

1.   SI should be out next week so watch for them on the regatta web site. 
2.    Jeff Canepa will be joining Jim Antrim who will be speaking on Saturday nite at the dinner.   Great to have both of the "architects" of the U20 with us. 
3.    Fleet Week will be going on during our regatta.   Don't get distracted by the Blue Angels flying overhead during our races on Sat and Sun
4.   Weather is predicted to be sunny and warm.   Winds will be typical fall conditions ranging between 5 and 15 knots as the afternoon sets in.   
5.   Not signed up...still time to join us on the water.  13 boats signed up so far.

Mike

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2015, 06:52:09 PM »

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2015, 09:17:46 PM »
Congratulations to Bob Comstock, Chris Chambers, and Mark Allan and their crews!    And thank you to all the boats that traveled far to come to the Richmond Rivera and to enjoy sailing at its best on San Francisco Bay.




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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2015, 12:05:14 AM »
The 2015 Pacific Coast Championship was held at the Richmond Yacht Club on October 10-12 with 13 boats in attendance, traveling from Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, and many parts of California.   The weekend event included 3 windward/leeward races north of the Olympic Circle for each of the first two days capped off with a long distance race on the third.  The weather all through the regatta was sunny with temperatures in the upper 70s to 80s.

The first day the wind started light from the south at 5 to 10 knots, shifting to the southwest as the racing progressed, with winds between 10 and 12 knots.   With the ebbing tide, however, chop developed quickly and challenged all the racers to power through the waves heading upwind.  Downwind legs were fast, but generally under control for the fleet.  The leaders clearly established themselves with Bob Comstock (Ultimate Antics), Chris Chambers (Black Sheep), and Mark Allen (Junta) finishing in the top three on all three races.  Jay Harland (Madison) and Phil Kanegsberg (Udecide) also had good races.   Donna Womble (Peabody) showed strength on the first race, but was out the rest of the day when a bolt on her upper gudgeon broke. 

The second day felt like the first in the morning, but then the thin finger of fog came in over Alcatraz and the wind quickly shifted towards the west and was generally between 10 to 15 knots, with stronger periods up to 20 knots.   At times, the windward mark was obscured by fog.   Of course, the chop was now higher and everyone tightened down their rigs.   The day’s stronger winds resulted in more broaches on the downwind jibes offering opportunities for a number of boats as well as more rig and gear problems for several boats resulting in retirements.  Unfortunately, a port/starboard collision took out two boats.   The Black Sheep team found a way to sail through the conditions, scoring two bullets and Udecide and David Krausz (Salsa) scoring their best of the regatta with seconds. 

The third day was the distance race and was the warmest of the regatta with temperatures in the 80s.   The race started south of the Southampton mark and required a starboard rounding of Blackhaller (near the Golden Gate Bridge) and then a starboard rounding of Harding Rock, before making a choice to take the shorter route through Raccoon Straits or sail around Angel Island to the Richmond Yacht Club channel for the finish.   The wind started out from the northwest, but quickly became unstable, splitting the fleet with those heading south and those more westerly.   The westerly route won out, and as the wind built in, those that sailed down to the City front captured the ebb current to Blackhaller, reaching the windward mark quickly.  Most of the boats opted for the longer route on the return with stronger pressure.  The downwind leg was fast until hitting the lee of Angel Island and the strong ebb current.   While during the race, the separation of the boats was significant in time and distance, the first three boats all finished within boat lengths with Travis Gregory (222) winning. 

The final results had Bob Comstock receiving the PCC trophy, defending champion Chris Chambers second, and previous PCC champion, Mark Allen, third.   

While racing was the primary purpose of the regatta, a talk by Jim Antrim on the design and concepts behind the Ultimate 20 and how it led to other sport boats in the Antrim design series was fascinating and fun.   Jeff Canepa sailed with us on Saturday and joined us at Jim’s talk.   After each day, Mark Allen organized a chalk talk on the docks while serving cold Uinta beer so we could all talk about what made us fast or slow.  The Richmond Yacht Club served great dinners from their temporary “village” while the main building is under renovation.   Dan Irwin (Wasaaabi) sponsored a renaming ceremony for his boat with libations and a proper ceremonial reading.  Being Fleet Week, there was lots of activity on and over the water, with the Blue Angels flying on each day, though few of us had time to notice them while racing.   The real winner of the regatta was perhaps Craig Smith at Elkhorn Composites where three boats headed for repairs and deferred maintenance!
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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2015, 09:45:28 PM »

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2015, 09:47:59 AM »
For you junkies who can't read enough about U20 PCC

http://norcalsailing.com/entries/2015/10/16/sportboats.html

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Re: PCC Venue and Dates
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2016, 03:25:02 PM »
Results are in.   Congratulations to Bob Comstock (Ultimate Antics) for a consecutive win.   Of course, he has been sailing the lake for 45 years, so we think he found out some secrets others don't know--especially the depth to the sandbar between the islands!  Great job, though, with five bullets despite some very stiff competition with boats finishing within seconds of each other.

http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=12329