2002 Activities

22 November - The Annual Awards and Installation Banquet was held at the Atlantic Beach Club upstairs.  It was a wonderful night and about 120 people participated.  Food was good and it was great seeing people not seen since racing seansons.  New the JYC Board was installed, JYC awards and racing awards were given and the evening was finished with dancing.

18 October - Annual Meeting held at the Fire House.  Nice group of people; about 30 adults and 15 children.  Plenty of food; pizza and deserts.   Winston Knight gave the Treasurers' Report; we are $5K ahead of last year.   The new slate was approved.  Nominations were taken for the various awards to be handed out at the Awards' Banquet on 22 November.  The last order of business was to distribute the profits from the Fool's Rules Regatta to eight organizations: Jamestown Fire Department, Conanicut Island Land Trust, Friends of Jamestown Skaters, Visiting Nurses of Newport County, Jamestown Philomenian Library, Jamestown Lions Club Christmas Committee, North Kingstown High School Sailing Program and Jamestown Ambulance Association.

6 October - The 2002 JYC Racing series is over with for another year.   The Fall Series was pretty good, great weather.  Thanks all for participating.   See you at the Awards Banquet in November.

3 October - The new slate is out for 2003.  The nominating committee has provided the following:  Commodore: Ed Doherty, Vice Commodore: Samira Hakki, Rear Commodore: Mary Brennan, Treasurer: Winston, Secretary: Maureen Rotondo, Members at Large: Anne Lane and Andrew Kallfelz. Julio has provided the following about the Awards Banquet which is in November at the Atlantic Beach Club in Newport.  It will feature a buffet with beef, chicken, and seafood. Cost will be $30 per person. More to come.

9 September - The first Fall race is posted now.

8 September - First Race of the Fall series was today with great wind.   The Race Committee sent us out to R2, R4 and R6 depending on class.  Great start for the Fall Series.  However, not so great is that we lost mark "Z" today.  We rounded the mark twice between 11:30 and 12:00 practicing spinnaker sets and takedowns and when we met the Race Committee at 12:30 they said that "Z" had disappeared.  We couldn't believe it and went off looking for it.  Sure enough, it was now gone.  Where did it go?

7 September - JYC Family Day 2002 saw over 100 JYC members and children enjoy a beautiful September afternoon at the pavilion at Fort Getty. Lots of food, lots of camaraderie, and lots of family fun preceded the clam/lobster boil. It was the most well attended JYC function this year, and hopefully the tradition will continue.

3 September - Crew Rotation Race.  Ended up being a wonderful night.  Light winds, maybe about 20 boats, most in spinnaker.  Kept the spinnaker up from "13" to "R" through some very tight reaches.   Was wonderful, that is, until most of the 1st group of spinnaker boats, except Rumors that is, got stuck heading out the bay trying to round "R"; too much current, not enough wind.  First one J/105, Cloud 9, sliding south out the bay, then another J/105 Rigadoon doing the same thing, then us, Floating Point, then two J/24's.   We turned on the motor.  Not too many boats were able to finish but it was wonderful anyway.

16 August - Just got back from the Engsin Nationals and just received the results so they are finally posted.

8 August - Get your JYC/CYC Challenge Race Instructions here!

6 August - The past two weeks Steve McInnis has been on vacation and Steve Kennedy and his boat Seal provided a platform for the Race Committee.  Thanks a lot Steve K.

13-14 July - The annual Block Island Cruise was undertaken by 10 JYC boats and a few guest boats. The weather was beautiful with adequate wind both going and returning. The Saturday evening barbecue was attended by 40 people. As usual we held several friendly competitions on the beach. The annual scavenger hunt was won by Erin Brennan, Cate Brennan and Amina Brown with a very creative interpretation of the event. Ask them about their Hula girl! The kids Kayak relay race was won by Kenny Lush and Alex Sakovits. The adult race was won by Mark Buckley and Carl Sakovits (The adults conceded the overall championship to the kids). This is a great weekend event - hope to see everyone next year.

21 June - Another wonderful evening for the Night Race.  We had wind the whole night although it got a little light for Floating Point.  Fall Line sailed a wonderful race.  Four spinnaker racers and one non-spinnaker racer (Epiphany) enjoyed a wonderful evening.  This is the first time I have sailed spinnaker in a long while and Steve's new course adds quite a bit to the course.  I just don't understand why more people don't do this race especially since we moved it to June from August.

20 June - The first annual Solstice Raft up was a great success on a beautiful calm evening. Attendees were Beluga, Aurora, Gabrielle, Blackbird and the Babich’s motor boat including them and the Rotondos. New members Tom and Maureen came by kayak and new junior member Tom Brendlinger was ferried out via dinghy. Everyone wants to do it again so check back frequently for news on the next spontaneous event.

14 May - The first night of racing for 2002 started with winds up to 28 knots but eventually calmed down to about 8 to 12 knots.

12 May - The 2002 cruising itinerary has been posted.  Check it out.

4 May - The Commissioning was held at the Museum of Yachting.We had ninety members present and some juniors on top of that.  Mother Nature cooperated and gave us a beautiful evening, at a very beautiful place.  Bill and May Munger graciously provided the Jamestown Ferry that had to make three trips back to accommodate the crowd.  Steve at Slice of Heaven is a wonderful caterer, as the food and presentation were just right.  We were able to conduct our ceremony with the assistance of our junior musicians, who, without any practice time, made everyone proud.   It is nice to see so many members come together on the social side.

3 May - Posted the 2002 JYC Race Circular which can be viewed as either html or PDF and can be downloaded as PDF which includes the application and waiver forms.

23 Mar. - Potluck was well received. We had about 90 +/- in attendance with about 20 of them kids. It is amazing how many young children are family members, a big change from a few years back. The story teller, dressed as a British "Tar" kept the kid’s attention for well over an hour, with pirate and seas stories. We named the Joshua Leonard Award winner, Kurt Kaan, and announced the JYC/CYC winners and alternates. Food was tasty and consumed.

8 Feb. - The Winter Dinner was a successful evening at the Bay Voyage after which Ned Caswell briefed the group on his experience on the BT Global Challenge, the race around the world in the wrong direction.  Twenty seven people attended.   Unfortunately I wasn't one of them (and I was looking forward to hear Ned) because I forgot about the whole event and watched the Olympics Opening Ceremony instead.  Talk about embarrassing.


Created by Roy H. Guay - 20 January, 2003