Dates: Sat - Sun, Jun 01 - 02
Location: Barnum Bay Marina
Event Date: Saturday, June 9
Date: Sat, Apr 20
Location: Monroe Town Hall
Date: Sat - Sun, June 09-10
Hosts: Scotty / Wayne
The CRAW (Catamaran Racing Association of Wisconsin) held a two day racing event at Barnum Bay this weekend. There were 15 catamarans competing. We had 5 races on Saturday and 3 races on Sunday. Winds were strong at anywhere from 10 to 26 mph. Five boats tipped over on Sunday. Only 6 of the 15 boats started and finished the 8th and final race on Sunday because of the high winds and rough seas. It felt like we had some 30 mph gusts at the end of the race.
Here are a few comments from Wayne…….
A big thank you to Doug Dannen and Bob and Judy Gause for using their boats
as committee boats for the CRAW races this weekend. We couldn’t have hosted
the race without their help. Also a big thank you to Scotty for the use of
his boat as a chase boat and for letting me ride with. And I’m not going to
complain about getting wet. It helped keep me cool. It got a little wild
today with the strong winds. 5 cats went over. They all got righted and back
in the race.
Jim and Mike represented the Club well. They had some very professional
competition and hung right in there with them.
Thanks Bob, for the pictures.
Date: Saturday, June 2
Skipper’s Meeting: 10:00AM
Race Start: 11:00AM
Event Host: Jeff Reabe
Crash Boat: Scotty
The Barnum Bay Yacht Club held their annual Spring Triangle race on Saturday, June 2nd. The winds were quite strong ranging from 8 to 24 mph. Because of the higher winds, only four boats decided to race. The race course consisted of a large triangle. The catamaran finished in just over an hour, and the last cruiser finished in a little over two hours.
There were a few notable incidents before and during the race. One cruiser ran out of gas while motoring out of the channel. The committee boat took out a can of gas for them. Later on, the committee boat ran out of gas on the lake and had to be towed in by the crash boat. One cruiser lost the end of its main halyard while attempting to hoist the mainsail. The crew had to pull one of the crew members to the top of the mast to retrieve it. The catamaran didn’t have the necessary hardware needed to use the centerboards, and had to leave the centerboards on the beach and sail without them. The last cruiser to the “A” mark noticed the buoy was being deflated and removed from the water. They had to radio the crash boat and ask them to drop the mark back into the water. Last but not least, Jeff our race commodore cut his hand while on shore getting the ice ready for the refreshment cooler. Jeff was driven to the hospital later to get seven stitches in his hand. Apparently he is doing OK. Jim filled in for Jeff to present the awards.
Other than that, the race went off without a hitch. Thanks to Jeff, Scotty, and everyone who helped run this event. Excluding Jeff, everyone appeared to enjoy the day.
Date: Sun, Sept 02
10:00 Skippers’ Meeting
11:00 Race Start
Event Hosts: Jean, Penny, Mary, Judy
Hello sailing friends,
Date: Sat, Sept 01
Event Host: Rick Georgeson
Sorry, no pictures to post.
Date: Saturday, August 25
Event Hosts: Doug & Mary Dannon