The Annual Meeting was held on September 13, I am happy to report the club has had a successful year and we are fortunate to have the same slate of officers as last year. Your Board of Directors does a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes and I would personally like to Thank them for their help and support last year and the following year to come. We are currently in the process of updating the surveys and obtaining permits to raise and refurbish the Junior Club House. The Main Clubhouse Ladies Room will also receive an update providing handicap accessibility along with a new handicap entrance for our members and guests. Work will begin after the Fall Series has been completed. The successful Fund Raiser has provided much appreciated funds for the upcoming projects.
The Fall Series began Sunday and was well attended with 56 boats registering for the 6 week Series. Thank you to all our volunteers that made Race Officers Jim Hulme’s job a little easier. Fran Graham and her team made registration a breeze, and Rachele Borruso’s and her crew provide great food for all the participants and volunteers. We are always encouraging our members to come down and volunteer it’s a great way to meet other members and get involved. We would love to have members volunteer to bring their favorite dish or dessert to share, spend a Sunday afternoon on a patrol boat or pitch in the kitchen. Sign-up sheet is in main club house or give the office a call.
The Summer Series Awards Dinner and Commodores Night will be held Sat September 19, 2015 hope to see our past Commodores’ and members to honor our sailor’s accomplishments.
Racing Rule 18.2 Giving Mark-Room (a) When boats are overlapped the outside boat shall give the inside boat mark-room, unless rule 18.2(b) applies. (b) If boats are overlapped when the first of them reaches the zone, the outside boat at that moment shall thereafter give the inside boat mark-room. If a boat is clear ahead when she reaches the zone, the boat clear astern at that moment shall thereafter give her mark-room. (c) When a boat is required to give mark-room by rule 18.2(b), (1) she shall continue to do so even if later an overlap is broken or a new overlap begins; (2) if she becomes overlapped inside the boat entitled to mark-room, she shall also give that boat room to sail her proper course while they remain overlapped. However, if the boat entitled to mark-room passes head to wind or leaves the zone, rule 18.2(b) ceases to apply. Part 2 WHEN BOATS MEET 15 (d) If there is reasonable doubt that a boat obtained or broke an overlap in time, it shall be presumed that she did not. (e) If a boat obtained an inside overlap from clear astern or by tacking to windward of the other boat and, from the time the overlap began, the outside boat has been unable to give markroom, she is not required to give it.
Week #4 Fall Series Canceled
This week’s Fall Series Race on 10/4/15 has been canceled due to weather.
See you next week!
Club Office Hours
Club Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
All other times by appointment
Please Call: 631-325-8321
WYS Celebrates 125 Years!
Written by Betsy Craz
This is the third in a chronological series of the Westhampton Yacht Squadron’s life cycle, spanning the years of 1890 to 2015. The first installment covers 1890 to 1963 when the tradition of organized racing on Moriches Bay first began…