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MSC Work Day - Sat. Oct. 20th

posted by William Fontaine

Please join us for our work day to close up the club for the season on Saturday, October 20th. We plan to start at 9am and be finished by 1pm at the latest. We will have work crews you can join or move between: (1) Waterfront, (2) Club sloops, (3) Barn crew, organizing and storing the Lasers.

Remove moored boats by Oct. 18

posted by William Fontaine

Please note that moored boats should be removed by Friday, October 18th. This will allow us to put the moorings to bed for the winter on Saturday, which is our scheduled work day. If you need assistance pulling your boat, please contact us. Also, please notify us when you pull your boat. Thanks!

Labor Day Weekend Regatta Results

posted Aug 31, 2019, 8:06 PM by William Fontaine   [ updated Sep 1, 2019, 7:29 PM ]

Labor Day Weekend Regatta 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019


On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, five races were sailed in a NW wind with big shifts and puffs that made for a fun afternoon of sailing. We sailed a combination of port triangles and windward-leeward courses. Since we got in five races, there was one throw-out. Andre & Sasha Bakker were very fast, with three bullets. Tom Kucharski and Jenn Carroll took second place, with two bullets, a second and a third. Reg Jones and Steve Kovacs had two third place finishes, a fourth and a sixth to capture third place. Phil Rentz and Matt Kamrath were in very close contention for third place with two third place finishes. Jim Hourdequin and his daughter Charlotte, along with Dave Beaufait held their own and captured a second place finish in the fourth race just seconds behind the Bakkers. Rand Dickson and Cathy Geiger sailed well in their FJ with Widgeon sails with two fourth place finishes. Joe Gasparik and Wendell Smith had a second place finish in the second race. Bryan Muenzer and Alex did well for their first regatta, with a fourth place finish in the final race.

Many thanks to Betty Ann Heistad for getting the burgers and hot dogs for our post-racing BBQ and for Kate McMullan's help with set up, and our volunteer grill masters.  Reg Jones got the cold drinks ready and took care of the trash and recycling. Thanks everyone!


Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Ratings: USPN, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNR1R2R3R4R5Total
Mariner 19R19CBAndre & Sasha Bakker95.8(2.0)1.02.01.01.05.0
Flying JuniorFJDYCTom Kucharski & Jennifer Carroll981.0(5.0)1.03.02.07.0
Marlow 18MAR18MSCReg Jones & Steve Kovacs92.7(7.0)6.03.04.03.016.0
JavelinJAVMSCPhilip Rentz & Matt Kamrath111.33.03.05.05.0(8.0)16.0
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim & Charlotte Hourdequin & D. Beaufait89.7(6.0)4.06.02.05.017.0
FJ WidgeonWPMSCRand Dickson & Cathy Geiger1034.0(8.0)4.06.06.020.0
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJoe Gasparik & Wendell Smith89.75.02.0(8.0)8.07.022.0
Rhodes 19R19CBMSCBryan Muenzer & Alex Arcone95.8(8.0)7.07.07.04.025.0

R1

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNElapsedCorrectedBCE
Flying JuniorFJDYCTom Kucharski & Jennifer Carroll9812:560:13:120:00:00
Mariner 19R19CBAndre & Sasha Bakker95.813:110:13:460:00:32
JavelinJAVMSCPhilip Rentz & Matt Kamrath111.315:360:14:010:00:55
FJ WidgeonWPMSCRand Dickson & Cathy Geiger10314:430:14:170:01:07
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJoe Gasparik & Wendell Smith89.713:280:15:010:01:38
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim & Charlotte Hourdequin & D. Beaufait89.713:580:15:340:02:08
Marlow 18MAR18MSCReg Jones & Steve Kovacs92.714:350:15:440:02:21
Rhodes 19R19CBMSCBryan Muenzer & Alex Arcone95.817:310:18:170:04:52

R2

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNElapsedCorrectedBCE
Mariner 19R19CBAndre & Sasha Bakker95.811:380:12:090:00:00
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJoe Gasparik & Wendell Smith89.711:530:13:150:00:59
JavelinJAVMSCPhilip Rentz & Matt Kamrath111.317:090:15:250:03:38
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim & Charlotte Hourdequin & D. Beaufait89.713:540:15:300:03:00
Flying JuniorFJDYCTom Kucharski & Jennifer Carroll9815:160:15:350:03:22
Marlow 18MAR18MSCReg Jones & Steve Kovacs92.714:460:15:560:03:31
Rhodes 19R19CBMSCBryan Muenzer & Alex Arcone95.815:520:16:340:04:14
FJ WidgeonWPMSCRand Dickson & Cathy Geiger10317:400:17:090:05:10

R3

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNElapsedCorrectedBCE
Flying JuniorFJDYCTom Kucharski & Jennifer Carroll9819:240:19:480:00:00
Mariner 19R19CBAndre & Sasha Bakker95.819:040:19:540:00:06
Marlow 18MAR18MSCReg Jones & Steve Kovacs92.720:340:22:110:02:13
FJ WidgeonWPMSCRand Dickson & Cathy Geiger10323:100:22:300:02:47
JavelinJAVMSCPhilip Rentz & Matt Kamrath111.325:270:22:520:03:25
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim & Charlotte Hourdequin & D. Beaufait89.722:090:24:420:04:24
Rhodes 19R19CBMSCBryan Muenzer & Alex Arcone95.824:110:25:150:05:13
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJoe Gasparik & Wendell Smith89.724:140:27:010:06:29

R4

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNElapsedCorrectedBCE
Mariner 19R19CBAndre & Sasha Bakker95.810:420:11:100:00:00
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim & Charlotte Hourdequin & D. Beaufait89.710:060:11:160:00:05
Flying JuniorFJDYCTom Kucharski & Jennifer Carroll9811:510:12:060:00:54
Marlow 18MAR18MSCReg Jones & Steve Kovacs92.711:210:12:150:01:00
JavelinJAVMSCPhilip Rentz & Matt Kamrath111.314:510:13:210:02:25
FJ WidgeonWPMSCRand Dickson & Cathy Geiger10314:020:13:370:02:32
Rhodes 19R19CBMSCBryan Muenzer & Alex Arcone95.814:170:14:550:03:35
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJoe Gasparik & Wendell Smith89.713:350:15:090:03:34

R5

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNElapsedCorrectedBCE
Mariner 19R19CBAndre & Sasha Bakker95.812:220:12:550:00:00
Flying JuniorFJDYCTom Kucharski & Jennifer Carroll9813:170:13:330:00:38
Marlow 18MAR18MSCReg Jones & Steve Kovacs92.714:320:15:410:02:34
Rhodes 19R19CBMSCBryan Muenzer & Alex Arcone95.815:280:16:090:03:06
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim & Charlotte Hourdequin & D. Beaufait89.714:330:16:130:02:58
FJ WidgeonWPMSCRand Dickson & Cathy Geiger10316:490:16:200:03:31
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJoe Gasparik & Wendell Smith89.716:060:17:570:04:31
JavelinJAVMSCPhilip Rentz & Matt Kamrath111.320:310:18:260:06:09



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Labor Day Weekend Regatta changed to Saturday, August 31

posted Aug 27, 2019, 8:17 PM by William Fontaine


° Skippers meeting at 12:30pm - Will review racing instructions, match crew with skippers and club boats. 

° Racing to begin at 1:30pm - no races to start after 3:30

° Potluck BBQ at 4:30pm - we will provide cold drinks, burgers & hot dogs and cookies. 

Please contact Bill at wfon55@gmail.com for more information.


2019 Griesbach Regatta Results

posted Aug 4, 2019, 5:49 PM by William Fontaine   [ updated Aug 5, 2019, 1:39 PM ]

The Griesbach Regatta honors Ernie and Marga Griesbach, who donated the Club Rhodes 19, which is enjoyed by many. Here is a brief account of the Griesbachs and their connection with Dick Lathrop:

Marga and Ernie Griesbach came to Enfield for many years as guests at Kluges.  In 1986 they bought a condo on Lake Mascoma and in 1990 moved to a house in Canaan.   Ernie met Dick Lathrop, who was manager of the Dartmouth Sailing club, in the summer of 1988 in a rescue operation.  When Ernie was having problems one afternoon on the lake sailing his "beer cooler", as Dick described it, Dick motored over to help him.  They became good friends, and Dick later helped Ernie find a good boat, a Rhodes 19.  When Ernie died from complications of surgery in 1992, Marga donated the Rhodes to the sailing club and Dick initiated the Griesbach regatta, which has become an annual event in Ernie's memory.   

The history of the Griesbachs is remarkable.  Marga and Ernie were both German Jews.  Marga was captured by the Gestapo in Germany and taken to a ghetto in Riga, Latvia.  She was later shipped to a concentration camp, Stutthof, in Poland and then to a labor camp.  Those who were able to walk were marched back to Germany, but Marga was able to escape with her mother, who suffered severe frostbite.

Ernie's family moved from Germany to France in 1933 because of oppression.  When the Germans invaded France, Ernie's sister was arrested by the French and placed in a camp, Guers, for German Jews.  The rest of Ernie's family escaped.  The sister, however,  was released when the firm that she had worked for indicated that she was an essential employee.  As she was heading back toward her home in Bordeaux, she stopped in the marketplace of a small town and remarkably bumped into her family, as they were fleeing.  The reunited family headed to Spain, crossing the Pyrenees on foot.   They reached the US in 1941.

There was a nice breeze around 10mph for the 2019 Griesbach regatta, with gusts over 15 coupled with some big shifts. Dick Lathrop did some fast sailing, ending up with three bullets and a second place. Gary Orkney and Donna Bowie had one bullet, two seconds, and a third, ending up just three points shy of the first place winner. Tom Kucharski and Jenm Carroll had a second and three third place finishes to capture third place just two points behind the Rhodes 19. Reg Jones and Harriette Yahr finished in the middle of the pack, with eighteen points. Steve Kovacs and Amanda Rafuse had a solid record, but were hampered by a DNF in the last race. Richard Balagur and Matt sailed the Lightning, which made good time but could not overcome the handicap rating. Bill Fontaine finished in seventh place, getting a single fourth place finish in the first race before retiring from the regatta. Jim and Margaret Hourdequin finished last due to only starting in the final race, but made up for a late start with a fifth place finish. 

Many thanks to Sally Sharp, who set the course with a variety of races, and Betty Ann Heistad, who got the supplies for the BBQ and served as grill master. And finally, thanks to all our participants

Griesbach regatta 2019

Results as of August 4th, 2019

Overall

Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Ratings: USPN, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNR1R2R3R4Total
DaysailerDSCTDick Lathrop / Judy Saide98.61.01.01.02.05.0
White RhodesR19MSCGary Orkney / Donna Bowie95.83.02.02.01.08.0
Flying JuniorFJDCYCTom Kucharski / Jenn Carroll982.03.03.03.011.0
Hunter 170HTR170MSCReg Jones / Harriette Yahr92.75.04.05.04.018.0
JavelinJAVMSCSteve Kovacs / Amanda Rafuse111.36.05.04.09.0 DNF24.0
Blue LightningLIMSCRichard Balagur / Matt87.17.06.06.06.025.0
Precision 14PRS14MSCBill Fontaine103.54.09.0 DNS9.0 DNS9.0 DNS31.0
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim Hourdequin  / Margaret Hourdequin89.79.0 DNS9.0 DNS9.0 DNS5.032.0

R1

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNElapsedCorrectedBCE
DaysailerDSCTDick Lathrop / Judy Saide98.68:570:09:050:00:00
Flying JuniorFJDCYCTom Kucharski / Jenn Carroll989:580:10:100:01:04
White RhodesR19MSCGary Orkney / Donna Bowie95.89:470:10:130:01:05
Precision 14PRS14MSCBill Fontaine103.512:130:11:480:02:49
Hunter 170HTR170MSCReg Jones / Harriette Yahr92.713:380:14:420:05:13
JavelinJAVMSCSteve Kovacs / Amanda Rafuse111.316:260:14:460:06:20
Blue LightningLIMSCRichard Balagur / Matt87.113:010:14:570:05:07
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim Hourdequin  / Margaret Hourdequin89.7DNS  

R2

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNElapsedCorrectedBCE
DaysailerDSCTDick Lathrop / Judy Saide98.69:050:09:130:00:00
White RhodesR19MSCGary Orkney / Donna Bowie95.89:460:10:120:00:56
Flying JuniorFJDCYCTom Kucharski / Jenn Carroll9811:290:11:430:02:27
Hunter 170HTR170MSCReg Jones / Harriette Yahr92.712:220:13:200:03:50
JavelinJAVMSCSteve Kovacs / Amanda Rafuse111.314:550:13:240:04:40
Blue LightningLIMSCRichard Balagur / Matt87.113:500:15:530:05:49
Precision 14PRS14MSCBill Fontaine103.5DNS  
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim Hourdequin  / Margaret Hourdequin89.7DNS  

R3

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNElapsedCorrectedBCE
DaysailerDSCTDick Lathrop / Judy Saide98.68:050:08:120:00:00
White RhodesR19MSCGary Orkney / Donna Bowie95.88:080:08:290:00:17
Flying JuniorFJDCYCTom Kucharski / Jenn Carroll988:360:08:470:00:34
JavelinJAVMSCSteve Kovacs / Amanda Rafuse111.311:150:10:060:02:08
Hunter 170HTR170MSCReg Jones / Harriette Yahr92.710:100:10:580:02:34
Blue LightningLIMSCRichard Balagur / Matt87.110:000:11:290:02:52
Precision 14PRS14MSCBill Fontaine103.5DNS  
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim Hourdequin  / Margaret Hourdequin89.7DNS  

R4

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
BoatClassClubHelmNameUSPNElapsedCorrectedBCE
White RhodesR19MSCGary Orkney / Donna Bowie95.815:300:16:110:00:00
DaysailerDSCTDick Lathrop / Judy Saide98.616:140:16:280:00:17
Flying JuniorFJDCYCTom Kucharski / Jenn Carroll9819:000:19:230:03:09
Hunter 170HTR170MSCReg Jones / Harriette Yahr92.719:240:20:560:04:24
Flying ScotFSCTMSCJim Hourdequin  / Margaret Hourdequin89.718:490:20:590:04:18
Blue LightningLIMSCRichard Balagur / Matt87.121:100:24:180:07:04
JavelinJAVMSCSteve Kovacs / Amanda Rafuse111.3DNF  
Precision 14PRS14MSCBill Fontaine103.5DNS  



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Thursday Community Sailing - July 25th

posted Jul 24, 2019, 7:32 PM by William Fontaine

Interested in learning about sailing? Join us for our Thursday evening community sailing. You'll have an opportunity trim the sails and even spend some time at the helm if you like.

Please RSVP by contacting Bill Fontaine at wfon55@gmail.com if you plan to come. 

Meeting time :  4:30pm  
Location: Mascoma Lakeside Park

Life jackets will be provided if needed.
Water-friendly footwear is a good idea. 
Let us know if you have limited mobility.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must be able to swim and be comfortable moving from a rowing dinghy to the sailboat.
As safety is our first priority, we may not sail if there are high winds or thunderstorms threaten.

See the calendar on our web site (lower right corner) for upcoming events. 

Enfield Old Home Days Community Sail - July 27

posted Jul 22, 2019, 8:17 PM by William Fontaine

Mascoma Sailing Club is celebrating Enfield Old Home Days on Saturday, July 27th by hosting sailboat outings from Enfield's Mascoma Lakeside Park on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a great opportunity to explore sailing on Lake Mascoma with an experienced skipper. There will be several sailboats leaving from the Park at 2:00pm, 2:45pm, and 3:30pm. Water-friendly footwear is a good idea. Life jackets will be provided. Children 12 and under must wear life jackets per NH law. Minors will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please, no toddlers or infants. Those with young children or those with limited mobility should be mindful that it will be necessary to move from a rowboat to a sailboat. Sessions may be cancelled due to thunderstorms or high winds, as safety is our top priority.

Thursday evening sailing - July 18

posted Jul 16, 2019, 8:17 PM by William Fontaine

The Mascoma Sailing Club is hosting Thursday Evening Sailing on July 18th

If you are interested in sailing and want to see what it's like, you are welcome to join us. You'll have an opportunity trim the sails and even spend some time at the helm if you like.

Please RSVP by contacting Bill Fontaine at wfon55@gmail.com if you will be coming. 

Meeting time :  4:30pm  (there will also be one later boat at 5:15)
Location: Mascoma Lakeside Park

Life jackets will be provided if needed.
Water-friendly footwear is a good idea. 
Let us know if you have limited mobility.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must be able to swim and be comfortable moving from a rowing dinghy to the sailboat.
As safety is our first priority, we may not sail if there are high winds or thunderstorms threaten.

Sailstice Event postponed to Sunday June 23

posted Jun 21, 2019, 8:07 AM by William Fontaine

Due to the forecast for Saturday, with winds expected to gust to 30, we are postponing Saturday's Sailstice event to Sunday June 23 at 2pm. 

Saturday June 22: Sailstice

posted Jun 20, 2019, 6:38 PM by William Fontaine

Saturday at 2pm Enfield residents are invited to sail with us to celebrate the solstice / sailstice. 

We will meet at the Lakeside Park. Please RSVP to wfon55@gmail.com 

Life jackets will be provided if needed.
Water-friendly foot wear is a good idea. 
Let us know if you have limited mobility.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
As safety is our first priority, we may  postpone to Sunday if there are high winds.

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