- 17 November - One hundred and eighteen people enjoyed the evening and
meal at the Conanicut Yacht Club for this year's Awards and Installation Banquet.
- 19 October - The 2001 JYC Annual Meeting was held at the Fire House.
Twenty five adults and 8 children attended. The slate identified below for
next year's board was approved. There was pleanty of food and the remains were split
amongst all. Additional information will be provided soon.
- 15 October - For the upcoming Annual Meeting on 19 October at the
Firehouse at 7:30 PM, the following slate has been nominated: Commodore - Julio DiGiando,
Vice Commodore - Richard Boes, Rear Commodore - Bucky Brennan, Secretary - Maureen
Rotondo, Treasurer - Winston Knight, Member-at-Large: Andrew Kallfelz and Samira Hakki.
- 14 October - Race mark 15 was hauled today. Boy, what a workout.
- 12 October - I finally got some pictures and posted them in the Fool's
Rules sections; a whole bunch, 95 pictures. These pictures come courtesy of Joseph
- 30 September - Last Sunday ended up being the last race for the 2001
Fall Series. Due to high winds out of the NE, the Race Committee couldn't get out.
Hope all had a good season!
- 4 September - The Summer race #9 was updated due to the protest hearing
results for Class D. This affected the results for the summer for Class D.
The Summer Summary was updated which reflects Wind Ensemble in 1st place and Freightrain
in 2nd place.
- 25 August - The Fools Rules Regatta was held today however I couldn't
make it because NBYA volunteered me for Race Committee for them for the weekend.
Whenever I get the results I will post them as well as pictures (if I can get some this
year) on the Fools Rules Regatta page.
- 21 August - The last race for the Summer Series was held in light air.
The results are posted. Class D is tentative pending a protest.
- 15 August - I just posted the results this evening. Sorry about
that but I am doing the Ensign Nationals with Charlie Shoemaker and haven't had time until
now to post the results.
- 11 August - We had the 16th running of the JYC/CYC Challenge Race.
Fifteen boats showed up for pretty good racing. Unfortunately for us, only
three boats showed up and twelve CYC boats showed up. A quirk of the scoring system
and pretty good finishing by the three JYC boats ended up with JYC winning this year.
The three boats were Fall Line 1st, Time Bandit 5th and Wind Ensemble 10th.
The wind was out of the NE at about 10 knots. We had to delay the start a while
because the Shields were using Mark 3 for their leeward mark so we waited until they went
by. Light rain came down for a little while but other than that it was pretty nice.
- 17 July - Just added the 2001 US SAILING Protest Form to the download files area. Please use this one
vice the one in the Race Circular if you don't want to listen to Dan Davis complain about
using the wrong protest form.
- 29 June - The spinnaker fleet for the Night Race was modified due to an
error in Fast Lane's reported finish time. Breakin' Wind actually won and Fast Lane
- 24 June - Just received the results for the Night Race from Steve and
- 22 June - What a surprise the Night Race was. I was expecting
crummy weather but it cleared up, we saw the sunset and stars, it was dry and we had wind
the whole night. We, non-spinnaker, were done at 9:49 PM. Eight boats
raced. I will post the results as soon as Steve gets them to me.
- 5 June - This was the last Spring Race for 2001. Thirty two boats
showed up as well as 8 Etchells coming through the starting area causing a delay in the
starting sequence. Next Tuesday starts the summer series. See you out
there. I expect to be out there on the Exxon Valdez. By the way, the new
"Z" appeared today; see the notice above.
- 2 June - Updated the Calendar and Cruise pages for this year's cruise
- 20 May - Race Mark 15 was put in today in Potter's Cove. This
year it is painted yellow to differentiate it from 5 MPH buoys and it has "15"
on two sides. It is located at 41 30.90N / 71 21.62W a little South of where it was
- 19 May - JYC ran the first NBYA race of the season.
Not a bad day for the 1st race; sunshine off and on, winds consistently from the
SSE at 9 to 14 kts and no rain. Did get cold towards the end waiting for the A fleet
to finish. The A fleet had a 21.7 mile course covering most of the southern bay East
side. Six boats in C and D fleets started early and had to come back. Not use
to the new starting sequence I guess and set up a 15 or 20 minute timer and didn't pay
attention to flags and horns. We had a good turnout for JYC for race committee:
Cheryl Rienzo (NBYA Principal Race Officer), Steve McInnis (provided the race committee
boat), Lois Cone (provided the peanut butter cookies), Julio DiGiando (provided
sandwiches), Winston Knight (provided drinks), Bill Munger (provide the mark boat) and Roy
Guay. John Quinn of the CYC snuck in on race committee and was a welcome
participant (actually Winston Knight is also a member of CYC but we won't hold that
- 15 May - Sorry about the delay with the results. We had a
- 8 May - The race results for this race were brought to you from San
Diego. Steve emailed me the results and I posted them. The whole thing got
done fairly quickly. No "Z"?
- 6 May - This year's Skipper's Brunch was canceled.
- 1 May - The new 2001 Race Circular was posted today in both HTML and
PDF format. Check it out in the Download
- 24 Apr - The Race and Cruise Skipper meetings were held tonight
upstairs at the Jamestown Country Club. About 30 people showed up for the Race
Skipper's meeting. Steve McInnis pointed out the changes to this year's Race
Circular: the new starting sequence, the new marks for the Night Race, etc. Steve
also mentioned that JYC will be doing Race Committee for the NBYA Saturday race on 19 May.
After the Race meeting the Cruise Skipper's meeting was held. About 6 people
participated in the planning on this year's cruises.
- 5 Apr - JYC Board Meeting. The sailing scholarships for the year
2001 have been awarded. We have four spots available for the JYC/CYC partnership.
This year we had four applicants, and were able to accommodate each request.
The Joshua Wadsworth Leonard Scholarship, a one time award of $200, was
sought by five children, all residents of Jamestown. After a review of applicant
letters and letters of recommendation, the Board's consensus choice was Sal Morenzi of
East Shore Road, a student at Monsignor Clarke School.
- 30 Mar - The Pot Luck dinner was held at the Jamestown PAC and quite a
few people attended; about 20 children and 40 adults. Everyone who attended seemed
to have a great time. Lots of little kids, as well as moms and pops enjoyed the
European Puppertry of Yorick.
- 20 Mar - 8 people showed up at the Fire House to go over modifications
to the Race Circular for 2001. We went over the new starting sequence as well as
other changes due to the new 2001-2004 Racing Rules of Sailing.
- 2 Mar - Thirty of us enjoyed a tremendous meal at Sardella's Restaurant
in Newport for the Winter Dinner this year. Afterwards we had a guest speaker LCDR
Joe Brenner (USN). Joe gave a lecture & slide show on storms with an emphasis on
hurricanes. He showed some slides from the 38 hurricane.
- 18 Feb - The new 2001-2004 Racing Rules of
Sailing have been posted on the ISAF site. Check them out.
- 7 Feb - Three message boards were added to the web site. You get
to them via the Message Boards menu to the left. One message board is for general
JYC activities, one is dedicated to JYC Racing and one is dedicated to the JYC Mooring at
Block Island. Enjoy them.
- 1 Jan - Check out the pictures from last year's Annual Awards Banquet
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Created by Roy H. Guay - 22 November, 2001