2017 Racing Comes to an End

The 2017 Tuesday Night racing season has officially come to an end.  We tried something different this year; we didn't have multiple series of races and we chose to race EVERY Tuesday for the sake of consistency.  Overall I think the season was a success.  We had a total of 12 boats that came out and raced at various times with 6 boats racing regularly.

To determine the "overall winner" of the summer, we laid out a few ideas at the beginning of the year and tweaked them as the summer progressed.  It was decided that for a boat to be "in the running" that boat had to race in half of the Tuesday races plus 1.  This year we held 20 nights of racing so that would require a boat to make at least 11 of those nights.  We had 5 boats that met that requirement. 

The next question came down to how may "throw out" races.  The captains agreed at a mid-season meeting to set that number at 15.  The draft season sailing instructions stated that the best 10 races would be scored.

In the end it made no difference how we scored, the results came out the same.  :)  A final tally was made using the score for ALL of the races, the best 15, and the best 10; all with the same results.  The tally sheet with all of the calculations can be found in the right hand column.

Here are the final results!:

1st - Mach One - Norm Shatto

2nd - Barefoot - Paul Gascoigne

3rd - Cantata - Tom Brownson

4th - Blue Jay - Curt Yoder

5th - Aja - Rich Elstrom

Congratulations to Norm Shatto and the crew of Mach One on an exceptional season!  Also, a big congratulations to all of the boats and crews, it was a fun season of sailing.  

Finally, all of us who sailed would like to extend a huge thank you to our race committee: Toby Dyal, Bruce Faling, and Josh McConnell.  They were out on the water every week setting the course and running the line.  These races would not be the success that they are without all of their hard work.

Tuesday, August 29th Race

The next Tuesday race, August  29th, will be held in the "Pursuit" format.  Each boat will have it's own start time to reflect it's PHRF rating.  Any boat that wants to participate, please be at the clubroom for the 5:15 Captain's meeting.  The first boat starts at 6:15.  Hope to see many of you there!


2017 Memorial Cup

This coming Saturday, July 29th.

Captains meeting in the clubroom 12:00

Race Starts at 13:00

2017 Tuesday Sailing

Race results for Tuesday night races have been posted.  AYC is doing things a little different this year.  Rather than have different "Series", there is a standing race every Tuesday night.  Tabulations for each weeks bragging rights will be made and posted.  Results so far can be found in the column to the right.

Astoria Regatta 2016

The 2016 Astoria Regatta sailing races were held on Saturday and Sunday the 13th and 14th of August.  There was plenty of wind both days and numerous fishing boats to dodge.  As usual, the conditions were challenging and the racing was good.  We had a guest boat from the Island Sailing Club competing in a Wavelength 24, it was great to have them here and we hope they come back again next year.

Congratulations go out to Norm Shatto and the crew of Mach One for winning this year's regatta.  It was a very tight competition between Mach One and Wildfire with the final score being tied after five races and Norm getting the win with a throw out.  Full results are posted under "Racing Results 2016" to the right.

Memorial Cup

The 2016 Memorial Cup was held this last Saturday, July 16th.  The weather cooperated and as the day continued the sailing got better and better.  Congratulations to Mike Campbell and Rattler, an Olson 30, for winning the event.  Results are posted to the right under "Racing Results".

Opening Day Race

The notice of race has been posted for the upcoming Opening Day race.  The race will be held on Saturday, May 3rd.  Captains meeting will be in the AYC clubroom at 11:30 am with the hopes to start racing at 1:00 pm.  Please see the notice of race posted to the right of this page or click here.

2016 Race Schedule is Posted

April 15, 2016

The racing schedule and Notice of Race for the 2016 season has been posted.  The link for the schedule, NOR, and for the race entry form is on the right side of this page.

There will be a preseason meeting on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 in the clubroom.  We will review the season, rules and sign up boats.  Anybody looking for a boat to crew on should come and meet the skippers and make your interest known.

Racing Season is Coming.

March 29th 2016, Posted by Webmaster

The Astoria Yacht Club 2016 racing season is right around the corner.  We will be holding a captains meeting on Tuesday April 5th at 6:30 in the clubroom to discuss the upcoming season and schedules.  All interested captains are encouraged to attend and provide input for the upcoming schedule.  Hope to see you all there.

Racing Season Summary

November 20, 2015

The 2015 sailing season was a busy one!  We had 21 weeks of Tuesday night sailing along with 5 additional days of racing including Opening Day, the Memorial Cup, Regatta and Closing Day.  More importantly, the weather cooperated magnificently this year with only one race not completed due to a lack of wind.  We ran some varied courses this year and got to be even more creative with the recurring buoy 10 season loss of our racing mark.

The racing fleet continued to improve and the racing was close all year.  Of the three main series each had a different winner with Rattler winning the Spring Series, Wildfire summer and Zephyr the fall.  With cooperating wind we managed multiple races on our special race days.  Three races on Opening Day, three for the Memorial Cup, five for Regatta and one nice long race to buoy 22 and back for the Closing Day race.  All together we held 33 races, not too bad for our small fleet. 

Overall when the dust cleared (or would we say spray?) and all of the calculations made, the season winner was Mike Campbell in Rattler.  Mike finished no worse than 2nd for any series and won Opening Day, the Spring Series, Memorial Cup, the Double Handed series and Closing Day.  Nice job Mike.

Of course all these races wouldn't be so successful without the fantastic support from our racing committee members.  A very big and special thanks to Toby and Bruce for their amazing commitment to helping run all of these races.  Their willingness to spend their time setting up course marks, starting and recording races and picking up afterwards is truly appreciated and helped to make our season the success that it was.  Thank you again!

Respectfully Submitted,

Paul Gascoigne - Race Captain 2015