With 3 of the 5 major Charleston Lightning regattas completed, it's time to post updated fleet championship standings.
The racing has been incredibly tight and fun. Congratulations to the top 5 boats at this point:
Nancy Hagood / Patrick Hogan
For complete results, see this Google Docs spreadsheet.
Come join us for another great Wild Oyster Lightning Regatta.
In 2011, we had 37 boats.
In 2012, we had 39 boats.
In 2013, we had 65 boats.
Beautiful all year long, Charleston is especially nice in October. Come join the fun and excellent racing. Plus there's a Greg Fisher sailing clinic on Friday and a fabulous shrimp boil and oyster roast on Saturday.
You can sign up the Class's Who's Coming Board.
Just in time for the start of the local 2014 season, here are the results from the Charleston Lightning Fleet Championship for 2013.
The rules are straight forward:
5 Charleston Lightning Regattas – Hobcaw, James Island, Charleston, Carolina and Wild Oyster
DNS / DNF etc. = N+1 for a regatta
The top five local boats forr 2013 were:
You can see the complete results on Google Docs.
Gotta love competition. Dieball Sails is offering Special Pricing, too. You can grab a 20% discount starting immediately. This special runs through December 10, 2013. They tell me, "There are no hoops to jump through or minimums to activate this special pricing."
The sails can be found here: http://dieballstore.com/classes/lightning/sails.html
Brian Hayes from North Sails has arranged a 20% OFF deal if we can get together a fleet sails order by November 30 (Saturday). He's counting Wilmington and Charleston as the same fleet. He already sold enough sails at the Wild Oyster that he only needs 7 more orders to get the 20% discount. If you're interetsed please file out the North Sails One Design Order Form - lightning (click link to download form) and talk to Brian. I believe he needs both the order form and payment by Saturday.
Several boats have already registered for the Wild Oyster. They still need to come by the registration desk to pay and pick up their bow numbers.
The Carolina YC will be opening up the boathouse — the building closest to the water and the hoist — for drinks on Friday Night. Non-members can pay by cash; members can charge to their accounts. Credit cards aren't accepted — maybe next year.
We'll also have beer in the boatyard so you can relax after Greg Fisher's seminar.
The Wild Oyster Sailing Instructions - 2013 are now available online. Hardcopies will be available at Registration.
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with November 8, 2013.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
F 8 Low 5:06 AM 0.1 6:44 AM Rise 11:38 AM 23
8 High 11:37 AM 6.4 5:23 PM Set 10:41 PM
8 Low 5:57 PM 0.2
8 High 11:55 PM 5.5
Sa 9 Low 6:08 AM 0.3 6:45 AM Rise 12:24 PM 34
9 High 12:40 PM 6.2 5:22 PM Set 11:46 PM
9 Low 6:56 PM 0.3
Su 10 High 1:01 AM 5.5 6:46 AM Rise 1:05 PM 45
10 Low 7:14 AM 0.5 5:22 PM
10 High 1:42 PM 6.0
10 Low 7:56 PM 0.3
It's a great idea to take advantage of early bird discount by sending in your registration early. The NOR says, "$5 Discount, if you fax yourregistration form toCYCpriorto Thursday, November 8". See the NOR for full details.