Author Archives: Bill Blevins

Squaw Island Race Photos

Canandaigua RC Laser Fleet Captain Bill Blevins greets the sailors at the skippers meeting before the start of the Squaw Island Race on Canandaigua Lake on Saturday. Squaw Island Race photos taken by Roger Bardwell, Keith Calkins and Tracy Blevins … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gorbold Wins First RC Laser Squaw Island Race

Jonathan Gorbold finished in front of a field of 12 RC Laser skippers who sailed in a two-mile “offshore” race from the docks at the Canandaigua Yacht Club to Squaw Island and back. Second place went to Gary Schmidt. He … Continue reading

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2011 Squaw Island Race Sailing Instructions

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS Canandaigua, New York RC Laser Fleet 14 SQUAW ISLAND RACE May 28, 2011 Rules: The regatta shall be governed by the rules as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing, as amended by Appendix E for RC … Continue reading

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Creative Starts And Scoring Methods For Spring Series

We decided to only count first place wins in the Spring Series. Every first place win during the 7 week series, or about 60 races, will garner that skipper a special award (for each win!) After 3 of 7 weeks, … Continue reading

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Notice of Race: Squaw Island Race

NOTICE OF RACE Canandaigua, New York RC Laser Fleet 14 SQUAW ISLAND RACE May 28, 2011 Rules: The regatta shall be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing as amended by Appendix E for RC … Continue reading

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No Formal RC Laser Racing On Sunday, May 15

As reflected on the racing calendar and due to the J/22 regatta at the yacht club this weekend, there will not be any formal RC Laser racing activities Sunday. The next group of races in the series will be on … Continue reading

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RC Laser Sailors Seek Power Boat Chauffeurs

The Canandaigua RC Laser fleet has been warming up on Sunday afternoons since mid-March but the seven-week spring low point series beginning May 1 is the first official scoring series of the year. Regular weekly racing for the RC Lasers … Continue reading

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Walkabout Races Included Exercise For Skippers

We’re pretty sure that we walked at least 5 miles today. Well… not each person individually, but if you added up the paces from each sailor, plus all of our fans and then those from the spectators, in total, the … Continue reading

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Shirts, Speed Clips & RC Laser Sailing!

We are getting ready to head out to set the marks for this afternoon’s “walkabout” races. Admiral Nelson Habecker (# 54) has schemed up a race where we’ll start from our regular sailing location and then proceed to sail around … Continue reading

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Burning of the Socks Kicks Off 2011 Sailing Season

As spectators and other sailors look on, George Walter (#47) throws his socks into the fire as part of the traditional Burning of the Socks ceremony which signals the beginning of the 2011 sailing season on Canandaigua Lake. The Burning … Continue reading

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