Fleet Race Friday

Fleet Race Friday
GHS, Brunswick, RCDS, and GA at Fleet Race Friday

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

COACHES AND COMPETITORS BRIEFING: FCSL Women's Championship and the Ryan B. Mahoney Regatta


We look forward to seeing you and your teams this afternoon. 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY, TO BE AS EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THIS WILL SERVE AS TODAY'S COACHES AND COMPETITOR BRIEFING. FEEL FREE TO FWD TO YOUR SAILORS. 

Click to read: 
Sailing Instructions with course diagram for RBM Regatta
Sailing Instructions with course diagram for the FCSL Women's Champs
and rotations for both events. 

Logistics:
  • Sailors should be dropped off at IHYC. All buses should park off site. Cars should do their best to park on the street or immediately to the left inside the gate. 
  • Sailors may change in the Jr. Clubhouse or the locker rooms in the lower level of the clubhouse, accessible through the archway on the west side of the clubhouse.
  • Coaches will shuttle sailors to Grass Island and the east docks.
  • We will monitor VHF channel 72. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN RADIO. 
  • Boats 1-12 are located at Grass Island, Boats 13-24 are located on the east docks at IHYC, and Boats 25-30 are located on the west docks to the right of the hoist. Please be sure your sailors get into the correct whaler to go to the correct location. 
  • FCSL A division sailors will go ALL shuttle to Grass Island to rig GHS boats.
  • FCSL B division from Darien, Fairfield, GA, GHS, will shuttle to Grass Island to rig GHS boats. 
  • FCSL B division from RCDS, Rye High, Stamford and Staples will shuttle to the Brunswick boats on the IHYC east property docks. 
  • RBM Regatta A division from Brunswick, Fairfield, and GFA will rig GA boats on the east docks. 
  • RBM Regatta A division from RCDS, Rye High, Stamford, and Staples will rig RCDS boats located by the hoist. 
  • RBM Regatta B division should be ready and waiting on the dock to be shuttled to the course.
  • RBM Regatta will rotate out of 2 whalers. Brunswick, Fairfield, GFA, GA, and GHS B division should ALL be in one whaler attached to a mooring for rotating and RCDS, Rye High, Stamford, and Staples should be in the second whaler attached to a mooring. 
  • Conditions are favorable that two boats can come alongside at once. Coaches, please assist in guiding teams to the correct whaler (hopefully pinnies will make it easy for teams to spot their rotation boat). PLEASE REMIND YOUR KIDS TO RELEASE THE VANG before approaching the rotation whalers. 
  • Starting sequence: FCSL Womens A, RBM A, FCSL Womens B, RBM B.
  • After racing: sailors will sail boats to appropriate homes and derig. Thanks to ALL coaches in advance for your help in getting boats to the right location AND shuttling kids back to IHYC. 
  • Awards and PIZZA! We will have awards and pizza for ALL, please plan on staying for the awards ceremony and pizza party. 
Reminder: shirts and shoes required in the parking lot and on the docks. IHYC is in full-on summer season, please be aware of members coming in and out of the club parking lot.


Coaches, thank you for reading and being at the ready this afternoon to make these two events a success and fun for our sailors - a great way to wrap the season up. 

Let's go sailing!
Carolyn and Clemmie

Carolyn Russell
Director of the Annual Fund
Head Coach Varsity Sailing
​Greenwich Academy​

Office 203.625.8933
Cell 203.962.5939
crussell@greenwichacademy.org

​C​
emmie Everett
 
​Head Coach 
Varsity
 Sailing
​Rye 
Country Day School
Cell 
914 712 5120

FCSL Silver and Gold Cup

The season is wrapping up quickly! The Notice of Race for the Silver and Gold Cup, the FCSL Team Race Championship, is posted. The Silver Cup will be sailed on Friday and qualifying teams will advance to the Gold Cup on Saturday.  

"Byes" for the gold cup will be determined after teams sign up. Since we are pressed for time, please sign up at http://gat.rs/fcslsilverandgold as soon as possible but no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1700.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Upcoming events!

Fairfield County Sailing League has two exciting events coming up on one day! RCDS and GA will coordinate efforts on Tuesday, May 16 to host both the Ryan B Mahoney Regatta and the FCSL Women's Championship. 

NOR for both events are attached. You may sign your team up for one or both.

To register for the Ryan B. Mahoney Regatta (co-ed) click here
Questions: contact Clemmie Everett Clemmie_Everett@ryecountryday.org

To register for the FCSL Women's Champs click here
Questions: contact Carolyn Russell crussell@greenwichacademy.org

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NESSA events update

Coaches, 

I've been asked to forward information regarding NESSA events and the CT States. As a coach, you are responsible for registering your team for events outside the FCSL. This includes NESSA events and the CT States. 

To make sure you are receiving the latest emails from NESSA and info on upcoming events, sign-up to receive NESSA email blasts. You can do so at here

You can always check the schedule, NORs and find school info at NESSA online: http://nessa.hssailing.org/

Rob Hurd's Latest Emails referencing the O'Days and Herreshoff are below and the attachments are attached. 

And a link to the CT States NOR is at the end (scroll down). 

And, our league site with information and our league SIs is at http://fairfieldcountysailingleague.blogspot.com/

Hope this is helpful,
Carolyn


O'DAY EMAILS--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rob Hurd <rshurd@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 3:33 PM
Subject: [NESSA] Fw: O'Day Site Assignments
To: NESSA Google <nessa-sailing@googlegroups.com>


Updated O'Day list is attached.  

  • Schools in Yellow  have not reached the 3-meet/regatta requirement as stated in the by-laws/district rules.  This requirement was establish for safety, is more than 30 years old, and can to be waived. 
    •  In some cases, schools have reached the three meet/regatta requirement through some local fleet racing regattas, results of which are not posted on Tech score.  Those results should be forward to me, to be put on file in case anyone asked.  This is designed for your protection. 
    • In other cases, schools in yellow will not reach the 3-meet/regatta requirement before Saturday morning.  Those schools, especially the ones on probation, are reminded that they haev until 49 hour prior to the O'Day qualifiers (0830 on Thursday April 20, 2017) to withdraw without penalty.
  • Schools in red have not paid yet and are not officially in the regatta until they do.  Payment must be made through the NESSA PayPal account, located here.

The ExComm stands ready, willing, and able to work with all schools to meet the basic requirements for participation in this Championship.  Please reach out to any of us with questions, comments, or concerns. 

Rob Hurd
Waterfront Director
Tabor Academy
66 Spring St.
Marion, MA 02738
508-291-8522 (office)
508-542-0700 (cell)
RSHurd@Hotmail.com



From: nessa-sailing@googlegroups.com <nessa-sailing@googlegroups.com> on behalf of Rob Hurd <rshurd@hotmail.com>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 12:33 PM
To: NESSA Google
Subject: [NESSA] Fw: O'Day Site Assignments
 

Good Morning,
There have been  a bunch of inquiries into the O'Day this week.  Below is the e-mail that was sent to the membership on April 5th outlining assignments and responsibilities.  In some case, the confusion has been caused by people involved with their high school program not on the NESSA e-mail list. 
​​
Anyone can join and the instructions on how to do that are located in the upper right portion of the website - here is the link.  It is self-serving, so you have to add (or remove) yourself.

In other cases, NESSA e-mail have been filtered out to your junk or spam folders.  In that case, please check your settings.

In addition the NOR, SIs and Rotations have been added to each qualifying site under Tech Score.  You can find that information by clicking on the "R" button next to the regatta on the schedule page.

Finally, as a reminder, please make sure that your team takes care of their Tech Score responsibilities as outlined below sooner rather than later.  Showing up at the O'Day qualifiers unprepared may cost your team, which is a shame, sicne it is your responsibility to be prepared.  

Questions, comments, or concerns?  Ask any of us on the ExComm



Rob Hurd
Waterfront Director
Tabor Academy
66 Spring St.
Marion, MA 02738
508-291-8522 (office)
508-542-0700 (cell)
RSHurd@Hotmail.com



From: nessa-sailing@googlegroups.com <nessa-sailing@googlegroups.com> on behalf of Rob Hurd <rshurd@hotmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 9:12 PM
To: NESSA Google
Subject: [NESSA] O'Day Site Assignments
 

Attached are the Site Allocates for the O'Day trophy as determined by the NESSA Vice President.  I believe in all cases, every school was slotted in their first choice.

Some NESSA District Rules  reminders as we head towards the regatta date. 

1) Article K, NESSA Regattas, section D: "Schools must sail at least three scheduled meets or regattas prior to the championship ....."  
  • Results from team races can be sent to me for posting on the Team Racing  Scores website.  
  • Results from fleet races can either be posted on Tech Score or sent to me "for the record."

2) Article L: Failure to Compete.  You have until 48 hours prior to the event to withdraw without penalty.  Teams on Probation (list attached) should pay particular note of this as the second violation of article L while on probation carries a severe penalty.

3) Article M: Trophy winner responsibility.  Tabor is the holder of the O'Day  trophy.

4) Tech Score: There will be no paper race participation (RP) forms this year at any NESSA regattas.  Coaches will need their own Tech Score account to upload their sailors.  Failure to do such carries a 20 pt/division penalty, the result of which could knock a team out of qualifying. If you need a Tech Score account, access this page and follow the direction at the bottom. Furthermore, names on the school's  rosters show up on Tech Score 24 hours after they have been loaded, so plan ahead.



Rob Hurd
Waterfront Director
Tabor Academy
66 Spring St.
Marion, MA 02738
508-291-8522 (office)
508-542-0700 (cell)
RSHurd@Hotmail.com

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Herreshoff Email-------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rob Hurd <rshurd@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 5:12 PM
Subject: [NESSA] Herreshoff Site Assignments
To: NESSA Google <nessa-sailing@googlegroups.com>



Attached are the Site Allocates for the Herreshoff trophy as determined by the NESSA Vice President. In some cases, schools were assigned their second choice in order to create greater balance between the three sights.

Some NESSA District Rules  reminders as we head towards the regatta date. 

1) Article K, NESSA Regattas, section D: "Schools must sail at least three scheduled meets or regattas prior to the championship ....."  
  • Results from team races can be sent to me for posting on the Team Racing  Scores website.  
  • Results from fleet races can either be posted on Tech Score or sent to me "for the record."

2) Article L: Failure to Compete.  You have until 48 hours prior to the event to withdraw without penalty.  Teams on Probation (list attached) should pay particular note of this as the second violation of article L while on probation carries a severe penalty.

3) Article M: Trophy winner responsibility.  Portsmouth Abbey  is the holder of the Herreshoff  trophy, but as there is no actual Herreshoff trophy yet, this article does not apply

4) Tech Score: There will be no paper race participation (RP) forms this year at any NESSA regattas.  Coaches will need their own Tech Score account to upload their sailors.  Failure to do such carries a 20 pt/division penalty, the result of which could knock a team out of qualifying. If you need a Tech Score account, access this page and follow the direction at the bottom. Furthermore, names on the school's rosters show up on Tech Score 24 hours after they have been loaded, so plan ahead.  

CT States Email-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 7:58 AM, Carolyn Russell <crussell@greenwichacademy.org> wrote:
All, 

CT States registrations opens at 0900 today. 

NOR and reg link are available at


Carolyn Russell
Director of the Annual Fund
Head Coach Varsity Sailing
Office 203.625.8933
Cell 203.962.5939
crussell@greenwichacademy.org

Saturday, April 8, 2017

CT STATES NOR POSTED

The NOR for CT States is posted

Schools wishing to complete must complete the online registration form here. 

Questions regarding registration can be brought to 
Sam Jones at: sam.jones@uwalumni.com 

Registration opens 0900 April 8. 2017

Registration closes 2359 April 23, 2017

There are 20 berths for this event and Registration is first come, first served.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017 FCSL Season

The 2017 calendar is posted!

Please be sure to register for NESSA events on March 1 at 0900.

Local US Sailing Level 1 Courses

We are lucky to have local options for level one courses. The first is at American Yacht Club in Rye, NY during spring vacation week. Please share with your sailors and fellow coaches. 

Small Boat Instructor 
Level 1 at American Yacht Club 
4/10/2017   -   4/13/2017
Enroll Now 
(early registration discount until 3/13/2017)
There are 12 available slot(s) left
American Yacht Club
499 Stuyuesant Ave.
Rye, NY 10580
  Contact: Kevin Broome
Instructors:   Kevin BroomeEvan Olmstead
DRY SUIT REQUIRED

The second is in June at Indian Harbor Yacht Club.


Small Boat Instructor 
Level 1 at Indian Harbor Yacht Club 
6/05/2017   -   6/08/2017
 Enroll Now 
(early registration discount until 5/8/2017)
There are 10 available slot(s) left
Indian Harbor Yacht Club
710 Steamboat Rd
Greenwich, CT 06830-7188
  ontact: Mary Von Conta
Instructors:   Jeanne Walker Sinclair

For a full list of courses including Norwalk, Westport, Southport, and Stamford visit US Sailing.