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2020-08-21 17:22:42 UTC

2020 Jr. Club Championships

Hello WCSC,
 
Its Championship Season! Juniors, in spite of camp being canceled this year, we are still planning to hold Junior Championships as always on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, which is September 5th. We are making some modifications in light of social distancing guidelines for everyone’s safety, so this year will be a single-handed-only championship; meaning it will be sailed in Lasers, Sunfish, or similar boats with one person per boat.
 
To help us make sure this runs smoothly, please register online for the event. On WCSC’s website, the club calendar has Junior Championship as an event highlighted on September 5th. This has a link to registration. Please complete the link to let us know you plan to participate and in what kind of boat. All the other important race day information can be found there as well. We are asking that you please register by August 31.
 
See you all soon,
 
Joe Martin

Western Carolina Sailing Club 

Junior Championship 2020

Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions

Saturday of Labor Day Weekend

 

Rules - This regatta will be governed by RRS 2017-2020, the prescriptions of the US Sailing Association and the sailing instructions. 

 

Eligibility - Open to all WCSC Juniors.  Junior eligibility ends the year of the 19th birthday.  To clarify, if the sailor turns 19 between and including January 1st or December 31st of 2020 the sailor is not a Junior for the entire year of 2020.  Junior sailor must have been eligible for 2020 Junior Sailing Camp whether sailor attended or not. 

 

Registration – Registration can be completed on the club website/calendar.  Register for Champs using the link for the event dated Sept, 5, 2020.  Registration deadline is Monday, August 31, 2020.  There is no registration fee.  

 

Eligible Boats – The Junior Championship will be sailed in Lasers and Sunfish. This year, 420's will not be used due to the Covid virus to encourage social/sailing distancing. The Laser sailors may sail standard full rig, radial or 4.7.  WCSC has several Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 rigs for loaning on a first come basis.  Please indicate what you will be sailing when registering.        

 

Borrowed Boats – If you will need to borrow a boat for the races please contact me well in advance so that appropriate plans can be made to secure boats.

 

Number of Races – Five will be attempted.  One will count if weather does not cooperate. 

 

Schedule of Events –

 

September 5, 2020 - 10:00 Competitors Meeting at the Tiki Deck in the main parking lot. 

Having boat rigged and ready to go prior to 10:00 is suggested. 

September 5, 2020 - 11:00 First Race followed by additional races. 

 

Starting Line/Course Marks – Starting line will be between the orange flag on the Race Committee and a red sphere.  The class flags and course marks will be identified and reviewed at the Competitors meeting on Saturday.

 

Race Course –  Windward –Leeward (W) or Windward-Leeward X 2 (W2).  Course description sheet will be provided at the Competitors meeting on Saturday.  Course W or W2 as well as the color and shape of the weather mark to be used will be displayed from stern of the Race Committee boat prior to the starting sequence.

 

W - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to the Finish Line. Marks will be left to port.

 

W2 - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to Leeward Mark, back to the Windward Mark, back to the Finish Line. Marks will be left to port.

 

Scoring – Depending on registration trophies will be awarded for all classes.  The Junior Championship will be scored using the Portsmouth Handicap System thereby allowing the Overall Junior Champion to come from the Laser or Sunfish fleet.  The low point system will be used with no scores being discarded.


2019-08-06 13:17:58 UTC

2019 Jr. Club Championships - Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 31st)

Western Carolina Sailing Club  

Junior Championship 2019

Notice of Race/Sailing Instructions

Saturday of Labor Day Weekend

 

Rules - This regatta will be governed by RRS 2017-2020, the prescriptions of the US Sailing Association and the sailing instructions.  

 

Eligibility - Open to all WCSC Juniors.  Junior eligibility ends the year of the 19th birthday.  To clarify, if the sailor turns 19 between and including January 1st or December 31st of 2019 the sailor is not a Junior for the entire year of 2019.  Junior sailor must have been eligible for 2019 Junior Sailing Camp whether sailor attended or not.  

 

Registration – Registration can be completed on the club website/calendar.  Register for Champs using the link for the event dated August 31, 2019.  Registration deadline is Monday, August 26, 2019.  There is no registration fee.   

 

Eligible BoatsThe Junior Championship will be sailed in Lasers, 420s, Sunfish, and Optis.  Opti sailors will use a separate course.  The Laser sailors may sail standard full rig, radial or 4.7.  WCSC has several Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 rigs for loaning on a first come basis.  The 420 sailors may sail with or without a spinnaker. Please advise as to what you will be sailing when registering.        

 

Borrowed BoatsIf you will need to borrow a boat for the races please contact me well in advance so that appropriate plans can be made to secure boats.

 

Number of RacesFive will be attempted.  One will count if weather does not cooperate.  

 

Schedule of Events – 

 

August 31, 2019 - 1000 Competitors Meeting at the Tiki Deck in the main parking lot.  

Having boat rigged and ready to go prior to 1000 is suggested.  

August 31, 2019 - 1100 First Race followed by additional races.  

 

Starting Line/Course Marks – Starting line will be between the orange flag on the Race Committee and a red sphere.  The class flags and course marks will be identified and reviewed at the Competitors meeting on Saturday. 

 

Race Course –  Windward –Leeward (W) or Windward-Leeward X 2 (W2).  Course description sheet will be provided at the Competitors meeting on Saturday.  Course W or W2 as well as the color and shape of the weather mark to be used will be displayed from stern of the Race Committee boat prior to the starting sequence.

 

W - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to the Finish Line. Marks will be left to port.

 

W2 - From Starting Line, to Windward Mark, to Leeward Mark, back to the Windward Mark, back to the Finish Line. Marks will be left to port.

 

ScoringDepending on registration trophies will be awarded for all classes.  The Junior Championship will be scored using the Portsmouth Handicap System thereby allowing the Overall Junior Champion to come from the Laser, 420 or Sunfish fleet.  The low point system will be used with no scores being discarded.Western Carolina Sailing Club 

 

 


2019-07-12 23:37:13 UTC

Classes start in the morning at 9 am.

We want to thank you for enrolling in sailcamp this year. Please be at the club before 9am.

If you havent had your swim test please be at the club my 8am.


2019-07-09 01:17:04 UTC

Registration is Closed

 

 

We have reached maximum camper capacity. Thank You for your cooperation.

 

 


2019-06-22 12:59:00 UTC

2019 Jr. Sail Camp

2019 Junior Sail Camp

Western Carolina Sailing Club

Registration begins the 1st week of May, 2019:

·        On-line registration (REQUIRED)at www.wcscsailcamp.com

 

·        On-line payment at www.wcsc-sailing.org or bring a check to the “Session 1 Class” of your choice (dates below).

 

·        Classes fill up very quickly, and will be managed on a first come, first serve basis. Register Soon!!

 

2019 WCSC Jr Sail Camp Dates:

June 8th or June 22tH (Sat.) 9:00am – 11:00am (Session 1 Class - Required)

July 13 & 14 (Sat. & Sun.) 9:00am – 3:30pm

July 20 & 21 (Sat. & Sun.) 9:00am – 3:30pm

There will be an Ice Cream Social and Awards held on July 21h at 3:30. Sign-up for your student and any family members is appreciated. Sign-up sheet will be available at the Session 1 Class or the first weekend of camp.
 
Camper Requirements:

-      open to anyone between the ages of 8 and 18 (turn 18 in 2019)

-      open for both members and non-members.

-     Class opportunities based on prior participation and skill level. (If your junior attended last year, they received a certificate that should identify the class in which they will be enrolled). If you are unsure of what class your child should attend, please email Parick Hopp at phopp@elberton.net or you can ask on the day of your Session 1 Class.

Session 1 Class:  (for Beginner & Intermediate Classes only)

***Must attend one – mandatory!

Saturday June 8th or June 22th from 9am – 11am

Session 1 Class will consist of:

·        Turning in the completed student registration, parent consent & waiver of liability forms (simply print and sign on-line registration)

·        Brief Orientation Class regarding camp information and rules (for the parent/guardian and Student)

·        Swim test & capsize drill, regardless as to whether they have done this before.

·        Life jacket check – PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEND THE LIFE JACKET THAT YOU INTEND FOR THE STUDENT TO USE DURING JUNIOR SAIL CAMP.
** Please note that if your student is unable to attend a “Session 1 Class”, UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, and we have potential participants waiting in line for an open slot, this can result in your junior not being able to participate in this year’s Junior Sail Camp.

 

Classes Available:

1). Beginning Sailing 1 & 2- Students of any age may attend Beginning Sailing. This class teaches the basics of dinghy rigging, sailing, safety, wind, weather, knots, docking, starting, stopping etc. Students are required to attend this class for 2 or more years prior to advancing to Intermediate Sailing.

2). Intermediate Sailing 1 & 2– Students of any age that have attended Beginning Sailing and have been advanced by their instructor(s) into intermediate. The intermediate class instruction will include but is not limited to the following; rigging, sail trim, wind reading, basic rules of the road, beginning racing, tactics, etc. Students are required to attend this class for 2 or more years prior to advancing to Advanced Racing.

 

3). Advanced Racing–Students must qualify (have been advanced by their instructor(s) into intermediate ) for Advanced Racing and are usually 15 – 18 yrs of age. Beyond what is taught in the Beginning and Intermediate classes, students learn to race competitively and from here are encouraged to take part in WCSC Centerboard races, other Junior races in the surrounding area, or even to continue their racing careers at the college level. (Advanced Racing is held on separate days)

4:) Cruising Class- Students of any age may attend the Cruising Class. This class also teaches the basics of rigging, sailing, safety, wind, weather, knots, docking, starting, stopping etc, but does so in a team environment with the instructors on the boat. These boats will be larger centerboard or keel boats.

Fees:

WCSC Club Members - $85.00 per student

Non-Members - $220.00 per student

This fee includes:

-      5 days of instruction - Session 1 Class (either June 8th or June 22nd), July 13, 14, 20 & 21

-      4 lunches (for students & volunteers)

-      Snacks (for students & volunteers)

-      Sail Camp T-shirt

-      Ice Cream Social

-      Certificates & Evaluations

If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s Junior Sail Camp, please contact Patrick Hopp at phopp@elberton.net by no later than July 8th, 2019. We have several volunteer opportunities for kitchen help as well as ice, snacks, boat launch and haul out, setup, clean up, etc.


We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 WCSC Junior Sail Camp!!

                    Patrick Hopp & Joe Martin

 

Contacts:

Patrick Hopp               Email: phopp@elberton.net  / Mobile (706)988-4281

Joe Martin                   Email: joemartin1559@gmail.com


2018-08-29 02:01:48 UTC

Junior Champs Info

See the below blog entry regarding the Junior Championships this Labor Day weekend.

Points of emphasis:

1) Read the NOR/SI

2) Contact Joe Martin if you are planning to race and/or need a boat ASAP

3) Have your boat rigged by 10am

4) Competitors meeting at the Tiki Bar at 10am

5) Have fun!


2018-07-11 14:11:13 UTC

Jr. Sail Camp 2018

The first weekend of Jr. Sail Camp was great!! We had a lot of wind, sailing, learning, and laughs!

Looking forward to this weekend!! 9:00 am - 3:30 pm each day!

Don't forget your sunscreen and towels!

Remember the ice cream social on Sunday when the campers get off the water around 3:30.


2018-06-27 11:23:29 UTC

Jr. Sail Camp Session I - Required

This is a reminder that the last Session I class (REQUIRED) is this Saturday, June 30th from 9:00 - 11:00.

Please bring your PFD (lifejacket) that you will be wearing in camp.

Bring a check or cash for payment.

See you then!


2018-06-27 11:13:42 UTC

Dingy Races

Centerboard Fleet special event coming up this Friday.  We have a special edition of Friday Night of the Dinghy’s this coming June 29th.  First whistle on the water is at 6:00p. If anyone needs help setting up or needs a boat for on the water respond back to me and let me know.  The last Dinghy night we had 6 boats and a lot of fun. So come on out for some low pressure side by side sailing and join us afterward for pizza at the club house.  We also have a “Spectator Boat” that will be going out with us Friday night.  There are 10 seats available, if you are interested in watching the races up close let me know and reserve a seat and then join us afterwards for pizza and drinks.

 

Best regards,

 

Eric Seymour

eseymour@lockworksllc.net

864-451-0716