Proud restorers, Peter Kovats and Mike Davies from Chicago.
A Letter from the President
Here it is, The Mainsheet i y b so
issue syou’ve been
waiting for with the NORs and entry forms for the
1-3 Rhodes 19 East Coast and National Championships.
Now is the time to start planning to tune up the
boat and your sailing skills.
4-6 As we get ready to sail and race our Rhodes
I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of a few people
7-11 who have made a significant effort in making the
Rhodes 19 the active class that it is today.
11 First my predecessor as Class Association
President, Wiley Crockett: Wiley steered us
through the implementation of the new class rules.
12-14 I got to know Wiley as we worked together on the
Mainsheet. There are few in the class who care
as strongly for the Rhodes 19 and its integrity as
15 a one-design class. The mission he consistently
drove home was to promote racing in boats of
equal performance and to maintain the Rhodes
19 class as a moderate cost option on the race
course. We all owe him a debt of gratitude for
continued on next page
the hard work and time he gave for the future The resignations by George and John weren’t
benefit of the class. the best news I’ve received since becoming Class
Early this winter George Randal let me know President and they both left big shoes to fill.
that after four years he wanted to step down as Fortunately the Rhodes Class has a tradition of
Measurement Committee Chair and Chief Measurer. attracting considerable talent and members willing
George’s role was one that goes largely unnoticed to contribute their time and effort to make things
until the rubber hits the road and we need to work. Jerry Blouin has agreed to accept the
measure boats for the Nationals. What doesn’t role as Measurement Committee Chair and Chief
get noticed is the preparation and planning of Measurer. A past Rhodes 19 National Champion,
the process that makes the measurement process he was also a member of the Rules Rewrite
work smoothly. During George’s tenure as Chief Committee. Jerry recently relocated from New
Measurer the revised rules with several new mea- Orleans to Marblehead. Other than that possible
surement points were implemented. As with any lapse of judgement, Jerry is highly qualified for
transition there were a few issues; one of the this role. Welcome and thanks, Jerry.
more interesting and entertaining was convincing This issue contains the notice of our annual
every skipper that they had to drill a 3/8 inch meeting on August 19th in conjunction with the
hole just above the waterline in their boat’s tran- Nationals in Padanaram. If you are unable to
som. Ever the diplomat, George eased the pain attend, please designate a proxy so your vote
with good humor. can be counted and to insure that we have a
Recently another stalwart in the class, John quorum to conduct the meeting. A proxy card
Durlak, announced that he wanted to resign as Mid- is included in this issue and is also available on
West Measurer and member of the Measurement the website and can be downloaded and emailed
Committee. Like George, much of John’s effort to the Class Secretary, Peter Meissner, at peter.
was behind the scenes but he has contributed firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email address will
greatly to the measurement process and one indicate that the proxy came from an active mem-
design integrity of the class. In addition to his ber and will be accepted as a signature.
role as a Measurer, John contributed significantly The Fleet Roundup indicates several fleets are
to the growth and development of the Chicago picking up new members and it is great to hear
Fleet. Guy Whitney’s article in the last edition from Chris Schreiber and the folks in St. Croix
of the Mainsheet documents this well and John that Rhodes 19 sailing is continuing and growing
hopefully will continue his role as a mover and in the islands. There must be a way to work in
shaker. a midwinter regatta with Fleet 40. There has also
been correspondence from a group at Savannah
Yacht Club who are considering the Rhodes for a
Mainsheet Advertising Rates new one-design fleet in their area. This is in addi-
Quarter Half Whole tion to the existing Rhodes 19 fleet on Skidaway
Individual Placements $60 $110 $200 Island. Hopefully we will have more to report and
Year Discount Total* $110 $200 $360
welcome a new fleet soon.
Savings $10 $20 $40
* 2 Issues, Spring and Fall, if paid in advance On a mundane note, it is dues time. Many
fleets collect Class Association dues as part of
Schedule spring registration so that is essentially automatic.
Submission Deadline 15-Apr 15-Oct For those who pay individualy, dues a membership
Publication Date 30-Apr 31 Oct form is on the website http://www.rhodes19.org/
pdf/08membershipform.pdf. Your Mainsheet mail-
c B o
To place your ad in The Mainsheet contact Barbara ing n
a label shows youra current a c
r t b rt a
Wilson, email@example.com or Tom Despres, If it says “Inactive Member”, we haven’t received
firstname.lastname@example.org. dues from you for over a year and you will be
dropped from the list with the next issue of the
The Rhodes Class lost a long-term advocate
of the class this past winter. Sadly, Fleet 35, the
Rhodes 19 Class and the sailing fraternity have
lost Bob Taber, a Narragansett Bay icon and
48 Evans Rd., Marblehead, MA 01945
sailor’s sailor. Bob was featured in a 2003 Fleet
Profile and lived a life full of sailing experiences
and introduced countless locals to the sport he
PETER MEISSNER T E
Jim Finch in Gundog with Dave Legier crewing.
42225 W Belle Plaine Ave., Unit 2E
Chicago, Il 60641
110 N. Lake Shore Dr., Apt 3-B,
Chicago, IL 60611
19 Way Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Notice of 978-283-0316
2008 Annual Meeting
The Rhodes 19 Class Association’s Annual
Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 19, RICHARD WITHERSPOON
2008 from 5P.M. to 8P.M. at the New Bedford 3257 N Hoyne., Chicago, IL 60618
Yacht Club, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. 773-718-3784
The Agenda will be in accordance with Article XII email@example.com
of the Class Constitution.
For those who are not able to attend the
meeting, please consider naming a proxy, so that DAVE LEGIER A G
D E V I
we can meet the quorum requirement of 1/3 of 1 Canebreak Place, Fairhope, AL 36532
the active membership. A proxy form is provided 251-928-9401
with this issue. firstname.lastname@example.org
Proxies must be received by the Class Secretary,
Peter Meissner, 41115 W. Belle Plaine Ave, Chicago,
IL 60641 or by email at peter.meissner@corinthian. DAVID CURRY
org at least 7 days prior to the meeting (August 24 Whitney Woods Ln., Cohasset, MA 02025
5, 2008). Members who name a proxy may with- 781-820-4414
draw the proxy and vote in person at the Annual email@example.com
Only votes from members who have paid their
dues for the current year will be valid. Proxies
received will be compared to an updated list of the J E
JERRY BLOUIN R R
2008 membership before recording the votes at 132 West Shore Dr., Marblehead, MA 01945
the Annual Meeting. A membership form is avail- 781-990-3548
able on the class website (http://www.rhodes19. firstname.lastname@example.org
org/pdf/08membershipform.pdf) and you m y may o
n d u
include your 2008 dues with your proxy.
2008 RHODES 19 CLASS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
RHODES 19 CLASS ASSOCIATION and RHODES 19 FLEET 9
New Bedford Yacht Club, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
AUGUST 20 TO AUGUST 22, 2008
NOTICE OF RACE (4/15/08)
1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (2005-2008).
1.2. Following the measurement and entry of a boat, the measurement protest provisions of the RRS will apply.
1.3. The Rhodes 19 Class Rule RB 17.00.03 is changed as follows:
One U.S.C.G. Approved PFD of Type I, II, or III per crewmember.
One U.S.C.G. Approved PFD of Type IV (Throwable).
Advertising will be restricted to Category A.
3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1. This regatta is a championship event sanctioned by the Rhodes 19 Class Association. Competitors shall
comply with the eligibility regulations of Article B 12.00 of the class rules.
3.2. The regatta is open to all Rhodes 19 keelboats that are certified as in compliance with the Class Rules by the
3.3. Eligible boats may enter by completing an Official Entry Form and sending it with the required fees to the
registrar by August 19, 2008. Entry forms are available from the New Bedford Yacht Club web site
4.1. The entry fee is $290 per boat with US Sailing membership and $315 per boat without. A $25.00 discount is
extended to US SAILING members. To receive the discount, the US SAILING membership must be in the name of
the Person in Charge. If the Person in Charge is not the Helmsman, then the Helmsman must also be a US Sailing
Member. You must present your membership card or other proof of membership at registration to avoid this fee.
4.2. Entries postmarked after July 26, 2008 will be subject to an additional $50 late fee.
Eligible competitors shall register with the Organizing Authority at the New Bedford Yacht Club during the following
dates and times:
Sunday, August 17 1500-2000
Monday, August 18 1500-2000
Tuesday, August 19 0800-2000
All boats will be measured for compliance with class rules. Any boat is subject to remeasurement or examination
during competition. Competitors are asked to present their boats for measurement during the following dates and
Sunday August 9 – Sunday August 17 call for times Local Boats only
Sunday, August 17 1500-2000
Monday, August 18 1000-2000
Tuesday, August 19 0800-2000
7. SCHEDULE OF RACES
Date Warning Signal
Tuesday, August 19 1400 Practice Race
Wednesday, August 20 1030 Up to three races
Thursday, August 21 1030 Up to three races
Friday, August 22 1030 Up to two races
A maximum of eight races shall be held during the course of this regatta.
8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
The Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.
The race area will be outside Padanaram Harbor in Buzzards Bay.
10.1. Per Class Rule B 10.00, the regatta will be scored as provided in Appendix A of the RRS using the Low Point
10.2. One score shall be excluded if ﬁve or more races are completed.
The following perpetual trophies will be awarded:
National Championship Trophy – awarded to the overall winner
Cressy Trophy – awarded to the overall 2nd place ﬁnisher
Don Quixote Trophy – awarded to the highest ﬁnishing competitor who has never ﬁnished in the top ﬁve
in any previous National Regatta
Novice Trophy – awarded to the highest ﬁnishing competitor who has never competed in the event previ-
Robert Jensen Masters Trophy – awarded to the highest ﬁnishing skipper over sixty years of age
Corinthian Trophy – awarded to the highest ﬁnishing amateur skipper under 25 years of age
Travel Trophy – presented to the competitor who has traveled the farthest with the greatest effort to attend
In addition, the daily race winners will be presented with an award.
12. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision To Race. The Organizing
Authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with
or prior to, during or after the regatta.
13. FURTHER INFORMATION
See the New Bedford Yacht Club web site at http://www.nbyc.com for general information and directions to the
club. For regatta information, see http://www.nbyc.com/regattas/html/rhodes_19.html. For further information,
please contact Scott Lindblom at email@example.com or 508-878-2969.
Spring 2008 |
ENTRY FORM !!"#$%&'
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! ! ! IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!
BJ277,<K-!/06,!! ! ! ! XP,- X3*!!
! ! L*6,!M)*3,!! ! N1),<!M)*3,!
E++<,--!!! ! ! ! ! ! O$D024!E++<,--!
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! ! !!!!!!! !!!!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!
521PA!B101,A!Q27!! ! ! ! ! ! X P,- X 3*!! !!!!M<,;,<<,+!C0P!R!S26,!T23+*9!
! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!!!EU0240@4,V!B?3+0P!76A!D*3+0PA!S?,-+0P!06!
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! ! IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! d3+,<!F%l!
5<,9!W!%!! ! ! ! XP,- X3*!!
! ! 5<,9!W!F! ! ! ! ! XP,- X3*!!
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!! D**<238!*<!C*>J!*U,<328)1-V!!!X E44!-,1!$!)0U,!6P!*93!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
=0>)1!54?@!*<!M*<1!*;!5044!! ! ! ! ! ! !!!!!!!!!!X!/,,+!-*6,1)238!"P*?!60P!@,!<0;1,+'!!!
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! IIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!IIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!! IIIIIIIIIIII!! IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!
:*01!/06,!! ! B024!W!! ! !!!!!!!!L?44!5*4*<! ! (%.!Y4,,1!W! B72330J,<!5*4*<"-'!
BJ277,<!"M<231!/06,'!! ! ! !!!B28301?<,!! ! ! ! ! C01,!
ENTRY FEE: $290 per boat ($315 if not a US Sailing Member)
Entry Fee!! ! ! !!cIIIIIIIII!!!!!!dB!B024238!6,6@,<-)27WV!IIIIIIIIIIIIII!
:*_!e?3>),-!"c.!,0>)'!!! ! !!!cIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!WIIIT,+!!!IIIS)?<!!!IIIY<2!!!!!D,01!7<,;,<,3>,V!!IIIIIIIIIII!
! ! ! ! ! ! C,42!-03+92>)A!>)27-A!;<?21A!+<23J[!!M2>J!?7!@P!.06!,0>)!+0P[!
Total Enclosed: cIIIIIIIII!!!
D0J,!>),>J!70P0@4,!1*!New Bedford Yacht Club. N<!7<*U2+,!><,+21!>0<+!W!921)!-,>?<21P!>*+,!03+!,_72<012*3!+01,!
as the Rhodes continues to provide one of the
best options for competitive racing in the harbor.
Among our newest members are Dave Reynolds
FLEET 4, Fairhope, Alabama and Jeff Shoreman, Larry and Kath Durkin,
By Dave Legier Scott Krypel and possibly Susan McMullen and
Fleet 4 Rhodes 19ers began family. We all look forward to seeing them on
their season with the FYC the water and helping them get acquainted with
Dogwood Regatta on March 29th and 30th. sailing a Rhodes.
Three Rhodes 19’s participated in two
days of racing on Mobile Bay. Weather FLEET 9, Padanaram, Massachusetts
conditions were ideal with plenty of wind By Geoff Marshall
and sunshine for the sailors. Tony Lowery Spring is finally here and everyone
finished in First Place, Steve Odom was here in Fleet #9 is getting primed for
Second and Jim Finch was Third. a full schedule of racing this summer. We all
On April 19th Fleet 4 R19ers will gather recently convened for an early season cookout/
at Jane and Dave Legier’s for a short fleet meeting where many topics were tossed
meeting and social. At the meeting, plans around amidst some cold drinks and hot food off
call for election of Fleet Officers for 2008. Also, the grill. Racing begins the first Wednesday in
a short discussion of our 2008 Race Schedule June and we are expecting to have an average of
is planned and a brief review of the fleet’s 15 boats out every week which is a slight increase
plan to submit a bid for the 2009 R19 National from last year.
Championships. The highlight of the upcoming season will be
The new clubhouse for FYC is progressing the Nationals which the New Bedford Yacht Club
very well and is on schedule for a July/August, is proud to be the host. Measuring and regis-
2008 completion and move-in. Everyone is getting tration for this event will be held on August 18
excited about our new club house and photos and 19 with racing from August 20 - 22. The
can be viewed at http://www.fairhopeyachtclub. complete schedule of events, the NOR, the entry
com/index.htm. form and lots more information is all posted on
Regards from Fairhope, on the Eastern Shore the NBYC website, www.nbyc.com/regattas/html/
of Mobile Bay. rhodes_19.html. I encourage all those planning on
competing in this event to sign up early. We are
FLEET 5, Marblehead, Massachusetts hoping for a large turn out and some competitive
By Tom Despres racing in blustery Buzzards Bay.
Suddenly spring is in the air here in Scott Lindblom, who did such a great job of
Marblehead and there is the feeling that coordinating last years East Coast Championships
this year’s sailing season is coming on fast. Fleet has been persuaded to be the chairman for this
5 held a well-attended late winter/spring party to years Nationals in August. Many of the same
get members talking and thinking about sailing committee members are back and the organizing
back in March. Our spring fleet meeting is in late is well under way. We look forward to seeing
April and we’ll get together and finalize the rac- as many of you as possible in August and hope
ing plans for the racing season. The Marblehead everyone has a fun and safe season of R-19 rac-
Racing Association has tweaked the schedule, ing.
breaking the season into a Spring Regatta, two
summer series regattas with racing on Saturday, FLEET 12, Chicago, Illinois
and threw in two weekend Saturday and Sunday By Peter Meissner
regattas to provide variety. All that, along with The harsh winter has almost
the NOODs, aka Marblehead Raceweek, the East released its grip here in Chicago.
Coasts in nearby Winthrop in July and the Rhodes Spring is teasingly around the corner. Frostbiting
19 Nationals at Padanaram in August, provide almost began last weekend, but the ying and yang
multiple options for getting on the racecourse of weather didn’t cooperate. Perhaps next week-
with great competition. With this many races and end.
regattas available there should be an opportunity The sailing hiatus, which the winter months
to fit everyone’s schedule. bring, are a mixed blessing for our fleet. It means
Our fleet has picked up a few new members we are not doing what we love, out on the water
Spring 2008 |
sailing. We don’t have the opportunity to work on organized the race committee schedule for the
our skills, our tactics, or developing new sailing Sunday race series and special regattas. It’s one
stories. It does mean we have time for those of those thankless but critically important jobs to
activities which build our fleet such as featuring make the sailing season work at an all-volunteer
the boat and fleet at the Strictly Sail Show, pot- club. Communications is a huge component to
lucks to share old stories with new potential crew growing our fleet. For as long as I can remem-
or skippers, plan the new season, sign-up race ber, Marc Culler has maintained a ListServ for
committee, develop new communication chan- Skippers and Crew to use. Our humble thanks go
nels, teach crew school, and upgrade or restore to Marc, as we transition to a new service with
our boats to pristine conditions. These activities greater functionality. Check out our postings, pic-
have involvement from all members of the fleet. tures, schedules and links at: http://groups.yahoo.
Everyone brings a unique skills to help the fleet. com/group/rhodes19fleet12/
High Honors go to the following members. Magna Cum Laude goes to the “restorers” of
Brian Morgan for organizing the Pot Luck fol- their boats to gain that elusive competitive edge.
lowing the Strictly Sail Show. We had a great Gary & Pat Scott are upgrading Uno Mas with
response from new folks contacted at the show. new hardware and paint. Jen Wolhberg is learn-
Good food, good company and great stories. The ing the joys of ownership with refinishing floor
room was buzzing from the energy! Dave Nelson boards and welding a cracked mast. Mike Davies
and Jen Wohlberg have graciously volunteered is coming to the end of his multi-year project
their time to help teach Crew School at the yacht with a new black-metallic paint job on Maximus.
club this spring. While the crew training is targeted Christa Georgeson and Laura Reischel are in
for “big boats”, the Rhodes 19 fleet consistently the final throws of a total restoration of a derelict
finds a few individuals who are looking for more hull which was headed for the junk yard. They
action than to be “rail meat” on some behemoth. are taking suggestions on naming the boat with
Lightning sailor Tom Hennessey is moving to the Tinkerbelle and Phoenix in the lead.
dark side with the purchase of a pristine Rhodes Summa Cum Laude goes to one person. This
19. Huge thanks goes to Sally Hamann who has person has selflessly lent his time and expertise
to insure boats are primed and ready for the various Caribbean regattas...it’s a small island, so
upcoming season. When I see 20 boats on the we all sail everything! But we’re ready to move
line this season, I will know that it is, in no small into one design time again, and hopefully will be
measure, due to Peter Kovats. He has done three, seeing 5 to 7 R-19’s on the line in the upcoming
and soon to be, four rib jobs. Two boats fully- series.
faired, sanded and primed – ready for finish coats. Mike Weber and his Jezebel are anxious to
Include a few “minor” repairs to keels, rudders and show their stuff, as are Morgan Dale’s Rhodes
other miscellaneous items on lots of boats – just Runner and Beech Higby’s nameless Rhodes (can
incredible. Additionally, he made a dozen “control you imagine???).
platforms” for fleet members to install under their Together, those three boats are the resurrected
cuddy for simplifying the handling of sheets on Bitter End Rhodes 19’s, completely refurbished and
their boats. One will be installed on my boat, looking sharp! We’ll see if fleet champion Chris
804. My thanks as Fleet Captain goes to the Schreiber can hold his own with the reconditioned
inspiration he has given to all in the fleet through boats and if the two St. Croix Yacht Club boats
his willingness to get the job done. can hang as well! Look for reports and pictures
in the next Mainsheet.
FLEET 39, Gloucester,
By Carter Hall
Blue Streak went in
the garage March 1st. That is the first sign
of spring, even surer than the first robin
on the lawn. Not much else has happened,
though. The garage is not heated.
However, racing at Eastern Point Yacht
Club is taking shape already. Our race sched-
ule is set with our basic Sunday afternoon
racing off the breakwater, sometimes outside
and sometimes inside. Appy Chandler, our
new Race Committee Chair, has made con-
tact with the Cape Ann counterparts, and
we are working to have interclub events.
This year we hold the Cape Ann Rhodes-19 Appy Chandler of Fleet 39 has taken some compelling pictures. This collage
Championships on (tentatively) July 20 at should start to get the racing juices ﬂowing!
EPYC. It is a simple one day afternoon 2 or 3
race event. We have had great racing the past FLEET 45, Winthrop,
2 years with Sandy Bay, and hope this year to Massachusetts
entice boats from Manchester and Marblehead By Angela Hickey
(and points beyond) to join us with the promise of Hello All, Cottage Park Yacht
an afternoon of fine racing. NOR to follow. Club’s Rhodes 19 Fleet 45 held its spring party and
Same fleet is back, with the addition of meeting at Tom Bailey’s house a few weeks ago.
Ben Richardson sailing Tern Too. Competition It was good to get out, see our summer sailing
is cranked up a notch, with Rob Paterson in friends and think warm thoughts. The discussion
Tuxedo, Ben in Tern Too, and Eben Moulton ranged from a review of our successful frostbite
in Nonameasyet expected to provide some fine season to the upcoming summer schedule.
competition for the rest of us. We have a beautiful The Rhodes 19 Frostbite Series has been a
sailing venue, and everyone is welcomed at any great success. Due to the popularity of the Series
time to show up and race with us. and the limited pier space for parking boats,
the 2008 Rhodes 19 Frostbite Series will be an
FLEET 40, Saint Croix, US Invitational Event.
Virgin Islands The 2008 Schedule will be finalized within the
By Chris Schreiber next month. Check the CPYC/R19 website for
STX Fleet 40 has been quiet details. Some exciting events happening this year
lately, as we’ve all been off island racing in the include the R19 East Coasts being held at the
Spring 2008 |
CPYC on July 11 – 13. The club has also agreed held every Thursday evening at 6 pm.
to host a Match Racing Series that will be sailed Fleet 45 is looking forward to hosting the 2008
in Rhodes 19’s on 6/21 & 6/22. This is a great Rhodes 19 East Coast Championship, July 11 – 13
opportunity for exposure of both the Rhodes 19 and plans are well underway. We are anticipat-
and CPYC as it is a Ladder Event to the Prince ing a great turnout and a terrific event. The
of Whales Cup. Also, as a fleet we are planning NOR is included in this issue of the Mainsheet
to race every Saturday with a start time of 1 and is available on the class website http://www.
pm. We will join the Star’s on the outside line. rhodes19.org/pdf/2008_NOR_Rev2.pdf. John
An Adult Sailing program is also planned. This Siljander is doing a fabulous job as Event Chair
is a great way to introduce new members to and watch for more details.
sailing and the fun of sailing a Rhodes 19 and Once again, thanks to Tom Bailey for hosting
an opportunity to build our fleet. Rhodes 19s our party the meeting. Looking forward to a great
and volunteer instructors are needed to make this summer!
successful. Classes will start in July and will be
Salem, MA - Some seafarers from Salem, MA are looking ahead to the warmer weather, when
they plan to launch the city’s first community sailing program on Winter Island. Sail Salem Inc.,
would operate much like Community Boating Inc., its Boston relative, offering economical member-
ships for adults and providing children with weeklong sailing lessons for only $1. The program is
still in the early stages of development, having recently been approved by the city’s Parks and
Recreation Commission and earned nonprofit status.
A five-person board, headed by local maritime attorney David Smith has worked to garner funds
from local residents and businesses. Sail Salem aspires to have 50 boats, a mixture of 8-foot
Optimist Dinghies for children, and Rhodes 19s for adults. When the program gets running, it will
ideally become self-sustaining with the $300 season-long adult memberships funding the children’s
classes. The full memberships will give sailors the ability to reserve boats for sailing in Salem’s
Winter Island is the site of a former Coast Guard station at the entrance to Salem Harbor with
a commanding view of Salem Sound and the open ocean. Now owned by the City of Salem, the
facility is home to two historical buildings once used by the Coast Guard and needing renovation
which over time could become Sail Salem’s home.
Youth sailing will take place in protected enclosed areas where a string of children can safely
follow their instructor. There are many protected areas along Salem Sound where students can
safely move from following the instructor to sailing on their own. The more advanced children will
be able to sail out to “middle ground,” an area outside Salem Harbor where they won’t have to
worry about competing with the city’s ferry.
At this point Sail Salem’s board is working to gather funds and plan classes, which will begin the
last week in June and are geared toward children age 8 to 12. They hope in the second year to
have earned enough funds to open up lessons to older youths as well. “Because we’re limited by
money we are starting with the youngest and building around them,” said Smith. “As they advance
in age and ability we’ll adapt to their needs. If we raise enough money we’ll have enough boats
to give older kids lessons.”
“We have eight miles of coastland and most people don’t get to go out on the water and
see Salem Sound from a different perspective,” said Bob McCarthy a member of Sail Salem’s
advisory board and chairman of the city’s Open Space and Recreation Committee.. “This is a great
To learn more about Sail Salem, or make donations, visit www.sailsalem.org.
Spring 2008 |
Cottage Park Yacht Club & Rhodes 19 Fleet 45
Mass Bay, Winthrop, Massachusetts
Rhodes 19 Class Association 2008 Eastern Regional Regatta
Friday, July 11th - Sunday, July13th, 2008
NOTICE OF RACE
The 2008 Rhodes 19 Eastern Regional Regatta will be held in the waters Sailing Instructions: Sailing Instructions will be available at registration.
of Boston Harbor, off Winthrop July 11 – July 13, 2008. Amendments to the Sailing Instructions will be posted at the Cottage Park
Hosts: The Cottage Park Yacht Club and the Winthrop Rhodes 19 Fleet Yacht Club by 0900 hours daily. It is the responsibility of each competitor
45. to check the Official Notice Board for any amendments or other notices.
Rules: The regatta will be governed by the racing Rules of Sailing 2006 Schedule of Races: There will be a harbor start at 1000 hours each day
- 2008 (RRS) as amended, the prescriptions of US Sailing, the Rhodes of racing. The Race Committee will attempt to run as many races as
19 Class Association rules (except as they are modified by this Notice possible. No races will start later than 1400 Sunday.
of Race and the Sailing Instructions), and any amendments thereto, this Scoring: The Low-Point Scoring System, RRS Appendix A2 will apply.
Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. Sailing Instructions will be If five or more races are completed, one race will not be counted in
made available at registration check-in as described below. RRS 30.3 determining the contestants’ series scores, but all races will be used to
may be used. break ties. Three races will constitute a series.
Rhodes 19 Class Rule, Article XII, Section B, Part 12.02 stating that
Protests: Protests and requests for redress will be heard by a jury
the minimum total crew per boat for a class sanctioned event shall be
appointed by the organizing committee. An arbitrator will also be
three for all races shall be waived for this event in favor of the following:
appointed who will conduct a pre-hearing meeting with the protester and
Entrants will be authorized to sail with either a two person or a three
the protestee. Decisions of the Jury will be final in accordance with RRS
person crew providing the following conditions are met:
a. A boat wishing to apply for a waiver to Rhodes 19 Class Rule,
Article XII, Section B, Part 12.02 for the East Coast Regional Mooring and Haul-Out: Boats requiring a mooring during the regatta
Championship Regatta must declare in writing (see Official should so indicate on the entry form. No haul-outs will be permitted
Entry Form), that it will sail the entire regatta with two crew. Such from 1700 Thursday July 10, 2008 until after the finish of the final race.
declaration must be submitted no later than June 27, 2008. No Exceptions to this rule in order to undertake repairs may be granted
exceptions will be made for any reasons to the number of crew only by the Race Committee in writing. In the event of severe weather,
once a boat has declared. A boat that is not declared by the all competitors will be required to follow any instructions given by the
waiver date will be required to sail with a three-person crew. Wharfinger of the Cottage Park Yacht Club regarding moorings and haul-
b. Boats sailing under the 2 person waiver will be subject to outs.
a minimum crew weight of 375 pounds, with the difference Prizes: Series prizes will be awarded (number depending on the number
between the actual crew weight and the 375 pound minimum of entries).
to consist of closed containers of water ballast which shall
be installed inside the cuddy and above the floorboards and Disclaimer of Liability: Competitors participate in the regatta entirely
sufficiently secured so that they cannot shift while sailing. at their own risk. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for
Crew weights will be determined while wearing dry clothing material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with
not weighing more than 5 lbs, including footwear. There is no or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
minimum weight limit for 3 person crews. Schedule of Events:
Eligibility: The regatta is open to all Rhodes 19 Class yachts as defined Day & Date Time Event
by the rules of the Rhodes 19 Class Association. All boats must meet all Thursday, 7/10 1400 - 2000 Registration
ownership and class membership requirements and class eligibility rules, Friday, 7/11 0800 - 0930 Registration
and must have paid all event fees before becoming official competitors. 0930 - 1000 Skippers Meeting
1000 Harbor Start
Registration/Fees: Entries shall be submitted on the official entry form 1700 Social Event (TBA)
contained in the Mainsheet or posted on the Fleet 45 or National web site, Saturday, 7/12 1000 Harbor Start
and received no later than June 27, 2008. The entry fee is $175 per boat. 1700 Social Event (TBA)
Boats whose entry fees are received later than June 27 will be subject to Sunday, 7/13 1000 Harbor Start
a $40 late fee. Completed entry forms, with the entry fee, check made 1500 Awards Ceremony
payable to Boston Harbor Rhodes 19 Fleet 45, and shall be mailed to
John Siljander, 28 Sleigh Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. Directions to the Club: The Cottage Park Yacht Club is located at One
Registration will be at the Cottage Park Yacht Club between 1400 Baker Square, Winthrop MA 02152. Please see our website www.cpyc.
and 2000 hours on Thursday July 10 and between 0800 and 0930 hours org for additional information.
on Friday July 11. Each boat or representative must complete registration Housing: Accommodations are available in Winthrop area hotels, inns
by checking-in and picking up their skipper’s packets during these times. and local member’s homes. Housing contact: Denise Economides, 617-
Measurements: All boats shall conform to the Class By-Laws and 846-6591, firstname.lastname@example.org.
the Class Rules as prescribed by Rhodes 19 Class By-Law Article XV, Information: For additional information, contact John Siljander, Regatta
Section B 15.00. The actual measuring of boats and sails are waived for Chairman at (978) 256-9332, email address email@example.com or see
this regatta in accordance with the Rhodes 19 Class Association Rules. the Fleet 45 web site at www.cpyc.org
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
Rhodes 19 Class Association 2008 Eastern Regional Regatta
Cottage Park Yacht Club & Rhodes 19 Fleet 45
Mass Bay, Winthrop, Massachusetts
Friday, July 11th - Sunday, July 13, 2008
Skipper’s Name Home Phone Work Phone
Address E-Mail Address
City, State, Zip Do you require a mooring?
Crew # 1 Crew # 2
Boat Name Sail # Hull Color
Fleet # Spinnaker Color(s)
Do you require housing? If so, with a local ﬂeet member or hotel?
I hereby certify that my boat conforms in all respects to the latest rules set forth in the Rhodes 19
Class Association rules. The same crew will sail all races with me, and no changes will be made
without prior permission of the Race Committee. I agree to be bound by The Racing Rules of Sailing
and by all other rules that govern this event.
Skipper (Print Name) Signature Date
Waiver of Class By-Law, Article XII, B 12.02
I hereby request a waiver from Rhodes 19 Class By-Law Article XII, B 12.02 requiring that I compete
with at least 3 crew members. I understand that I must sail the entire regatta with two crew members
and that if our combined weight does not meet or exceed 375 pounds, then additional ballast must be
carried sufﬁcient to meet that weight limit.
Skipper (Print Name) Signature Date
ENTRY FEE $175
Your entry fee of $175 per boat received on or before June 27, 2008, entitles three people per boat
to great racing, all scheduled evening festivities and coffee each race day morning. Entries received
after June 27, 2008 are subject to a late fee of $40. Reservations and a $40 fee are required for
each additional guest to entitle them to attend all scheduled evening events. Please indicate the
number of guests and add the expense to your entry fee. Make check payable to Boston Harbor
Rhodes 19, Fleet 45 and mail with this form to: John Siljander, 28 Sleigh Rd, Chelmsford, MA, 01824,
Jsiljander@prodigy.ne (978) 256-9332.
Entry Fee $175 $_________
Late Fee (after June 27, 2008) $40 $_________
Social Guests $40 each $_________
Total Enclosed $_________
Conrad Langenhagen -
A Quick Study
By Fred Brehob
The title aptly characterizes Conrad
Langenhagen’s short association with the Rhodes
19 Class. In a scant five year time frame, the new
Fleet 46 Capitan has learned how to race our
quirky craft while gaining an effective understand-
ing of its unique place on the sailing scene.
Competitively, he has captured his fleet’s last
three championships, finished second in the 2005
East Coast Championship at home and gained a
fourth in 2007 at Padanarum with a deeper field.
These above average results have been accom-
plished in an off the shelf craft that has not
enjoyed outsourced upgrades.
Making these accomplishments more remark- the fleet almost ten years ago.”
able is the fact that #3120 is the first racing For readers wondering how Conrad got it so
sailboat Conrad has skippered. He attributes his right so quick, the answer is simple, a lifetime on
racing success to the dedication and elbow grease the water. He had the good fortune to be born
of his primary crew Marc Hambley plus the open- into a sailing family and grew up in Hingham,
ness of Rhodes sailors from Hingham, Hull and Massachusetts, a seaside community. His dad fiber
Marblehead. He says, “Every single question I glassed an old wooden turnabout, named it Kraut
had was answered with completeness, thoughtful- and passed it down to each of his three sons.
ness and perhaps more information than I could Conrad was number two and when he had learned
digest.” all he could from it, he used paper route profits
When he purchased it in 2003, #3120 was a to buy a Laser, great for “hacking around on” and
“very used” Stuart, set up for cruising with genoa capsizing endlessly on hot summer days.
tracks, winches, running lights, battery and motor He sailed with his family on an Indian, an
bracket. Most significant was the original, Dwyer Ensign and a Bristol 34. Subsequent trimmer slots
pole mast. Instead of taking the needy craft to a on bigger boats, 40 footers to 12 Meters, deep-
professional, he and Marc, an ex Thistler, rolled up ened his understanding of sails, wind and waters.
their sleeves and did it themselves. They removed Most notably, as trimmer for Tripp 40 crew he
the cruising paraphernalia, rigged new lines and helped win the Lloyd Phoenix Trophy for the U.S.
blocks, added spinnaker gear, internalized hal- Offshore Championship in 1991.
yards and raised the original mast to conform to A good education, BSE, Duke, ‘88 and MBA,
the new rule. A moderately handy crew can copy Stanford, ‘97 helped Conrad understand and
them, thereby saving money, gaining a sense of structure his experiences into effective sailing
self-accomplishment and contributing to the true techniques. After starting his own family; wife Lori
spirit of one design. plus Morgan (8), Sydney (6) and Conrad (2); he
By sailing with Fleet 46, Conrad has gained realized his changed lifestyle was incompatible
a deep understanding of the need to keep a with the big boat scene. The travel and time com-
balance among the more committed class level mitment became a burden on his family life, while
racers, the club “fun” racers and those who are the crap shoot IMS-PHRF scoring was challenging
primarily pleasure sailors, slightly interested in the his patience.
laid back camaraderie that non -spinnaker, eve- When he sought a good local fleet with strength
ning races can provide. , “We are trying to find in numbers in order to continue his sailing and
the right level of activity with peoples’ increasingly to teach his kids, he chose the Rhodes 19, the
busy schedules.” It follows that the Langenhagen “dominant race fleet in Hingham Bay.” Lucky us!
style for Hingham is, “Maintaining the spirit of rec-
reational racing on which Dick Callahan founded
Spring 2008 |
From Fleet 45
Fleet 45 is looking forward to hosting the East Coast
Championship being held at Cottage Park Yacht Club July 11-
13. We welcome all to come a day early and participate in our
Wednesday night series to get a trial run of sailing at CPYC. Our
starting time is 6:00 PM. and moorings are readily available.
Our regatta committee has been working diligently to make
on the water and shore side activities a great success. Notice
of Race and entry forms have been posted at the class website.
Further information about CPYC is available at CPYC.org.
Please pass the word to encourage as many participants as
you can. -John Siljander
Fairhope Fleet Captain Steve Odom in Rhodes to Perdition with the
FYC committee boat The Guardian
1 Foley Beach Road
Hingham, MA 02043
Return Service Requested