Tuesday and Wednesday evening races will be short races, generally lasting around 20 to 30 minutes each. Three races are generally sailed.
Race day fees are free for club members.
Race courses may be windward-leeward with the start line either at the leeward end or in the middle of the course, modified olympic (triangle, windward, leeward)
Results for the current year will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.
LDBSA encourages sailors to participate in regattas. Photos, results, and any written information submitted to the club will be posted on this page.
|Sailor||Boat||R1 C Time||R1||R2 C Time||R2||R3 C Time||R3||Points||Place|
|Rich Barker/ & Crew||I-20||17.60||4||DNS||6||DNS||6||16||5|
6/11/14: WOW Another perfect night for sailing. Sunny, nice temps, winds around 7 with gusts up to 10. Rich and Bob set a Gold Cup course with a windward leg of about .5 mile, which is quite a bit longer than traditional race nights, so only two races were sailed, but they were exciting and allowed sailors to get a feel for boat speed and selecting a side of the course.
LDBSA wins back the bragging rights trophy at the LLYC/LDBSA challenge.
Moderate, very shifty conditions made for some very exciting sailing at Long Lake, for the 4th annual LLYC/LDBSA challenge. LDBSA had light representation with Dennis Gamble, Calen Terry, and Joe Terry, but all sailed well enough to sneak in a win by just a few points. Historical Results:
Final results to follow.
LDBSA was well represented by Dennis Gamble, Joe Terry, Calen Terry, Hank Sims, Kurt Sims, and Ed Peck. The winds were light for the entire regatta. The joke for race 3 was that the winds were out of the south at zero, with gusts to one.
Long Lake did an amazing job hosting the event. Local housing was made availablle for sailors, and the food was amazing throughout the weekend.
2014 Butterfly Single-Handed National Championship
Long Lake Yacht Club - Long Lake, Wisconsin
|6 Races, 1 Throw-Out Denoted in Red.|
6/17/14: Portsmouth Handicap. Race Committee: Joe Terry, Roger Grantham. Diminishing winds resulted in two races being sailed and the boats being towed back to the dock at the end of the evening. The racing was close, and like usual in light conditions, staying in the pressure and maintaining boat speed was critical. We had a special guest sail with us: Jim Young of Colorado.
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6/25/14: Butterfly One Design, Race committee: Sara and Mike Koss, Bob Swoboda, Billy Martin. Three races were sailed in north winds eventually swinging east. The first and last races were a W1, and the middle race was a Gold Cup. The winds were light to moderate and the sailors mixed it up well. The evening was capped with what is becomming a traditional dinner in the boat yard grilling hotdogs and enjoying the company of our sailing friends until about 9:30.
7/1/14: Portsmouth Handicap. Race Committee: Stewart Doty, Rich Barker. With rain threatening, two races were sailed. Breezy and slightly shifty conditions made for a really fun time on the water. The boats were fast and positions changed several times.
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Congratulations to the Sims family for finishing first and second in tonight's One Design racing session. Hank scored a first in the third race, and 2 seconds to win the evening by a 3 point margin.over his father, Kurt, who won the first race Winds started out from the North at about 8 to 10 mph, but quickly fell to about 5 mph after the start. There were some good lanes of wind, and finding and staying within them, seemed to be the difference between success and "not so much".
Tom Jones also sailed quite well tonight, scoring a second in the last race of the evening and finishing 4th overall.
Thanks to Rich Barker for handling the PRO duties tonight, along with Sharon Barker and Jeff Radtke, a friend of Calen Terry.
Race Committee: Brian Marks and John Volrath. Breezy conditions met teh fleet as the winds were around 10-15 wtih gusts over 20 prior to the first race. Hank and Kurt Sims sailed out to the course but opted to not start in the gusty consitions. The cool temps and cold spray made for cold conditions for Ed and he opted back to shore to dress up and try again in race 3. Tom worked his way around the course, but decided late in teh first race the conditions were just out of his comfort zone for racing. Joe and LaCinda's I-20 was a treat to watch skimming on the spinnaker reaches at 12+ knots downwind and between 6.5 and 7.5 knots upwind, and Dennis and Calen were duking it out throughout the evening and were very fast upwind and were hooting with delight on plane doing power reaches between races. Special thanks to Brian and John for handling race committee duties and dealing with an almost dead battery after the switch was left on from the previous week.
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Race Committee: Jim Force and Stewart Doty. Moderate winds turned light and spoty out of the north for the evening as this year's Butterfly Open National Champion, Jim Young, joined the fleet for the evening racing. Kurt started out hot, followed closely by Hank for a Sims 1,2 in the first race. Dennis finished in 3rd, but took top honors, schooling the LDBSA fleet in the third race winning by a large margin. Hank was consistant throughout the evening with some fantastic displays of speed to take 2nd overall and Calen kept moving up each race taking 3rd overall.
Race Committee: Rich Barker and Stewart Doty did a fantastic job setting the course and starting line in what started out to be fairly shifty conditions but evened out as the evening progressed. Thanks guys!
What an evening for the last scheduled Portsmouth race of the season. Temperatures in the upper 60's, water temps in the 70's, and winds hovering just under 10 mph. Perfect.
We also had two guest sailors join us. Catamaran sailors Mike Alekna and Jim Wanta borrowed Joe and Calen Terry's Butterfly sailboats and sailed very well.
The wind conditions were perfect for Joe and Calen in the I-20 as they dominated both in speed on the water and handicap results with three bullets.
Hank Sims had a few highlights, sailing very fast in the 1st race ahead of the rest of the Butterfly sailors and making an outstanding capsize recovery for a respectable 4th place finish in the 2nd race.
Dennis Sailed consistently well, and that consistency paid off with a solid 2nd place overall.
Kurt was in contention in every race and finished right behind Hank putting the Sims family out in front in the first race.
Tom sailed well in the medium air and gave our guests a run for the money in every race.
While Bob's overall place was 6th, the MC has a tough handicap and his boat speed was excellent, keeping the I-20 in his sights on the first upwind legs of every race.
Speaking of guests, Mike an Jim sailed very well, especially considering it was their first time in a Butterfly. The Butterfly sailors were sailing very tight all evening and gave everyone a treat with 6 boats trading places throughout.
We even had two cruising sailors out sailing around this evening, putting 11 club boats on the water (well, 12 if you include the committee boat) to make a wonderful turnout for the last Tuesday race of the season.
We even concluded the season with the traditional tube steak banquet and lots of fun talk. Most of the sailors didn’t leave the yard until after 10:00 pm!
There is a rumor that an unscheduled fun regatta may be scheduled for late September. We'll see if the rumors come true, so stay tuned!
Long Lake hosted their annual Labor Day Regatta on Saturday, August 30. The winds were out of the west between 4 and 8 mph and there were 12 scows in three varieties sailing: 7 MC, 1 M-16, and 4 Butterfly sailboats. The course started at the west end of the "narrows" with a windward mark centered in the large part of the lake and the sailors had to sail thorugh the narrows to get to the leeward mark, centered in the small part of the lake. If one figured out the wind patterns in the narrows, there were some significant gains that could be made.
Lake DuBay was represented by Joe Terry (MC), Kurt Sims(Butterfly), and Hank Sims(Butterfly). Bill Dohr (Butterfly) also sailed. The sailing was pretty close throughout the day. The Butterfly fleet stayed in a group and the 16' scow fleet did the same. Finishing places varied greatly as with the top 8 sailors finishing in the top 4 at least once.
Long Lake hosted a fantastic event with their usual amazing hospitality. There were no regatta fees to participate and all sailers were invited to their pot luck fall banquet after the racing. Hank Sims took 3rd place in the Butterfly class for the season and earned the LLYC most improved sailor. Joe Terry took 2nd place at the Labor Day regatta, winning the 2nd race handily and trading places thorughout the 3rd race, getting beat by a boatlength by regatta winner, Kelly Stevens.