Event #2 - Midwinters VX One Winter Series : Pensacola Yacht Club

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All VX One sailors are invited to the Pensacola Yacht Club’s New 2021-22 VX One Winter Series. This is a three regatta series that includes just VX One Class competition. Racing dates are Dec 11-12, January 15-17 and February 19-20. Series #2 is the VX One Midwinter Championship. Boat Storage for the fleet is available before and between regattas.

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  • Jan 17, 2022 15:43 EST

    Monday, January 17 2022


  • Jan 16, 2022 09:20 EST

    Day: Sunday, January 16th, 2022 

    Time: 08.18am 

    The Race Committee has displayed AP over A, what means that NO RACING today.
    Also, the Burger after racing has been cancelled.

    Hal Smith
    Principal Race Officer


  • Jan 15, 2022 21:46 EST

    VX One Midwinter Championship fleet raced four tough raced 

    By Talbot Wilson 
    Pensacola, FL Jan 15, 2022
    The 2022 VX One Midwinter Championship— 2021-22 Winter Series #2 [WS#2] — started with lots of splashes Saturday on Pensacola Bay. The first leeward leg of race #1 saw five boats turn turtle and then on the final run to their finish two more went over. Seven total turtles. 
    And then the rain came in for race #3. In race #1 Leg 2, one of the sailors had to be picked up by a spectator boat and returned to her boat when she couldn’t swim fast enough to catch the boat. VX One #175 ‘Quiet Coyote’ was righted by the crew. As the boat came upright the one of the crew in the water got separated from the boat. Then one other person went overboard on the second downwind leg, but was quickly recovered. Racing was set for a first warning at 1055. The wind was out of the East with gusts to 20kts and shifting a little South. 
    After several short AP postponements, racing got underway. PRO Hal Smith’s Pensacola YC committee and the VX One fleet got in four tough races. In race #1, 35 boats started and two did not finish. In race #2 , 34 boats started and two did not finish. In race #3, 33 boats started and three did not finish. In race #4, 32 boats started and three did not finish. Gusty winds building ahead of an approaching cold front with rain moving across the bay at the start of race #3, took their toll on the fleet. It was a rough day on the bay. 
    The first W-L around the course in race #4 was wet, but the final two legs for Day 1 were better with only 10-12kts and no rain. 
    Leading after four races on provisional results was VX One Class President Chris Alexander in #276 ‘Counterproductive’. Alexander, from Gulfport [MS] Yacht Club, had finished third overall in the WS#1 regatta in December. Paul Kleinschrodt from Buccaneer YC in Mobile AL in #196 ‘Merica²’ stands second. Kleinschrodt finished WS#1 in fourth place. 
    1. 276, Counterproductive, Christopher Alexander, GYC / Edison Sailing Center, 1-1-3-5- ; 10 
    2. 196, Merica², Paul Kleinschrodt, Buccaneer, 4-4-5-1- ; 14 
    3. 275, , Greg Griffin, EYC, 2-2-8-4- ; 16 
    4. 232, Katana, William Lydens, MBYC, 10-5-1-8- ; 24 
    5. 269, Double The Fun, Hayden Bennett, Sail Newport, 5-7-7-6- ; 25 
    6. 286, Leatherback Beer, Timothy Pitts, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 8-10-11-2- ; 31 
    7. 123, Bro Safari, Marc Farmer, RSTLYC, 12-11-10-3- ; 36 
    8. 310, Old Man's 5-0-5, Paul Murphy, Storm Trysail Club, 3-6-18-13- ; 40 
    9. 284, Jailbreak, Matt Haddon, None, 15-3-16-12- ; 46 
    10. 171, The Wagon, Charles Brown, Ida Lewis, 6-12-15-17- ; 50 
    Racing continues Sunday and Monday in the three-race Championship. With a cold front passing and high pressure building on the other side, it will be cold sailing, in the 47ºF range on Sunday, if it is not too windy to race. VX One class rules and the NOR set a steady 3-minute 25 kt wind limit for racing. Two trusted weather models predict 23 with gusts to 35 and 20 gusting to 29. It is possible that no racing will be held on Sunday or maybe just delayed until the afternoon based on what actually happens. Monday looks like the best day of the series. 
    Full daily results are posted at https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/23476#_home

  • Jan 15, 2022 17:05 EST

    Saturday January 15, 2022 


  • Jan 15, 2022 09:07 EST

    VX One fleet heads back to Pensacola for Mid-Winters and Winter Series Round 2

    by Talbot Wilson 10 Jan 14:03 PSTJanuary 15-17, 2022
     Paul Murphy's Old Man's 5-0-5 #310 leads a bevy of VX One's around the weather mark in the VX One Winter Series #1 in Pensacola. © Talbot Wilson

    VX One sailors return the Pensacola YC this weekend for their combined Mid-Winter Championship and VX One Winter Series #2 [WS#2]. To date 39 of these speedy sportboats are entered for the three-day regatta... Jan 15-17... Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the MLK holiday.In the Winter Series #1 regatta (WS#1) sailed in mid-December, a 35-boat fleet sailed eight fantastic races on windward-leeward courses set by PRO Hal Smith and the Pensacola YC race management team. Pensacola YC used computer controlled MarkSetBots for the first time and will use them for the remainder of the three-regatta series. Streamline Marine and MarkSetBot's helped bring this test innovation to Pensacola."We've got more fun sailing planned for the VX One crowd this weekend," Smith quipped. "Maybe we'll be able to get in all 15 scheduled races. Hope they are coming with sailing on their minds."
    Mark roundings in the VX One Winter Series #1 in Pensacola were congested and quick and VXciting. - photo © Talbot Wilson
    The seven-day forecast for the WS#2 weekend calls for low temps around 50ºF and highs near 70º. Frontal winds for Saturday should be Northwesterly 15-20Kts. Sunday looks sunny, but light at about 6kts from the East and maybe a Southeast sea breeze filling in.

    Monday comes back better at 10+kts from the South-southeast. Sunday and Monday cloud cover and sea breeze coming up the bay from Santa Rosa Island and Pensacola Beach will determine what happens. The MarkSetBots should come in handy.

    At this point in the Winter Series, the top ten finishers in WS#1 also lead the series. All of the top ten finishers in WS#1 are returning for this next stage of the Series. The Mid-Winter Championship is a stand-alone event within the series.


    Top 10 finishers WS #1:

    1. 123, Bro Safari, Alexander Heinzemann/Alex Heinzemann/Trevor Parekh, Royal Vancouver YC, 4-2-4-1-5-2-[6]-2-; 20pts
    2. 269, Double the Fun, Hayden Bennett/Esteban Forrer, Sail Newport, 5-1-[8]-3-1-1-7-4-; 22pts
    3. 276, Counterproductive, Chris Alexander/Ricky Welch/Addy Altese, Gulfport Yacht Club, 12-3-1-2-3-[15]-9-8-; 38pts
    4. 196, Merica", Paul Kleinschrodt/Mallory Edwards/Karl Kleinschrodt, Buccaneer YC, 3-7-2-9-7-3-12-[14]-; 43pts T
    5. 275,, Ben France/Jeff Eiber, Edgewater YC, 6-8-3-[25]-4-9-3-10-; 43pts T
    6. 340, USA 340, Doug Clark/Jeff Hayden, Coast Guard Sailing, 2-[36/DNF]-16-10-10-7-1-1-; 47pts
    7. 343, far side, John Porter/David Guggenhiem/Nathan Pine, 9-5-9-8-[11]-10-8-6-; 55pts
    8. 327, Angry Baboon, Rod Favela, Rush Creek YC, [28]-10-20-5-6-4-4-9-; 58pts
    9. 345, Flip Flops and Pearls, Reggie Fairchild/Ned Goss/Jess Goss, Brandon Addison, Carolina YC SC, 13-4-7-6-12-[25]-10-17-; 69pts
    10. 313, Another Bad Idea, Kaitlyn Liebel/Mark Liebel/Jordan Wiggins, Sarasota Youth Sailing, 16-15-6-12-8-12-[22]-3-; 72pts T


    Full results for WS#1: www.regattanetwork.com/event/23475 Daily coverage is posted on Regatta Network and Pensacola YC Sailing— www.facebook.com/groups/PYCSailingRacing

    Once again, the boats will race on windward-leeward courses set just south of the Bayou Chico channel in Pensacola Bay. The course area is just minutes from the Pensacola YC marina at the mouth of the bayou.

    Sailors for The Mid-Winters/WS#2 are coming from 18 states and Canada:
    AL, NJ, MA, OH, RI, MI, FL, WI, TX, OK, CT, SC, NC, CO, MD, WA, LA, GA, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

    A new NOR attachment, Attachment E- Shoreside Logistics, has been posted on Regatta Network— www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/regatta_uploads/23476/ATTACHMENTEShoresideLogistics.pdf

    Entries for the VX One Winter Series #3 on Feb 19-20 may be made at www.regattanetwork.com/event/23477

    For area information and accommodation choices, contact Visit Pensacola, www.visitpensacola.com




  • Dec 15, 2021 10:09 EST

    Read the Regatta report and photo gallery from Regatta #1 of the series HERE ...

  • Oct 29, 2021 19:32 EST

    The registration for the Regattas of February is open and can be found:


  • Oct 28, 2021 13:32

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