Archive for June, 2008

RC Duties and the LL

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Fleet Race Officer Dambrie will have more to say next Wednesday on the topic, but since we did not have any “Tune-up” event or RC training on Memorial Day weekend this year, a reminder on the operation of the Lindsay Lord is in order.

  1. Only PYC members are authorized to drive the Lindsay Lord and only those who are trained should attempt it.  If you are not a member or a member who is not trained, see Nick or if he is unavailable, me.
  2. The vessel should be left in good order when it is returned to the mooring:  all race management equipment should be stowed in its proper place, all electronics should be off and the batteries switched off, trash should be picked up and taken ashore, the key and the shotgun (if you used it) should be returned to the dockhouse.
  3. If you are unsure about any aspect of the operation or care of the vessel . . . ASK . . . Nick or me or one of the waterfront personnel.

The Lindsay Lord is a valuable Club asset that has been placed at our disposal every Wednesday night and many weekends free of charge.  Nick and I are asking each of you to do everything you can to ensure that we don’t lose the privilege.

— Howard

Pilot Race

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Right now only Flying Circus, Mr Hankey and Second Chance are signed up for the Pilot Race. We need two more boats to make a scorable event.  Bruce?  . . . Tony? . . . Bueller? . . . anyone? . . .

Close Racing Continues

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

The results for the last two Wednesday nights bear some striking similarities. See if you can pick up on the pattern:


1. Second Chance 1-5, 6 points

2. Mr. Hankey 4-2, 6 points

3. Denali 3-3, 6 points


1. Mr. Hankey 5-1, 6 points

2. Flying Circus 4-2, 6 points

3. Flying Chicken 3-3, 6 points

Two three way ties, each boat with six points resulting from some combination of 1-5, 2-4, 3-3 finishes. Of the two sets of top three finishers, only Mr. Hankey appears in both.

Some other signs of good competitive racing: 

  • In seven races, five different boats have registered bullets.
  • Of the 11 boats that have competed in at least one of the three Wednesday nights thus far, 8 have registered at least 1 top three finish and 7 at least two top three finishes.

Hull # 3154 For Sale

Thursday, June 12th, 2008


 This boat is in Northeast Harbor . . .  1982 model year has a trailer and motor. It is in good condition and has new navy blue awlgrip with older sails. Typically, it was launched and moored only in August of each year. Asking $6,200

Please contact me at 610.879.4508 Thanks Carl Neilson