Off Soundings Club
SAILBOAT RACING IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND
Last Updated: May 16, 2013
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2013 Notice of Race, Entry Form, and Lockwood Entry Form Have Been Posted
The 2013 race documents, Notice of Race, Entry Form, and Lockwood Entry Form (to encourage youth participation) have been posted.
Amendments to the Notice of Race are presented on the Off Sounding Club Notice Board. Please review these amendments prior to the race as updates occur on a periodic basis. Also on the Notice Board is information relating to extended operating hours for local restaurants and updated contact information.
Early entries have been posted. Remember that the cutoff date for entries is May 24.
Preparatory Race for Off Soundings - Saturday, June 8 - Fishers Island Sound off of Pine Island
The Shennecossett Yacht Club is hosting the traditional Pre-Off Soundings Race on Saturday, June 8. This is an excellent opportunity to tune your crew and your boat in preparation for the Off Soundings Spring Race scheduled for the following Friday and Saturday.
Visually experience racing in the 2012 Off Soundings series by watching this thirty minute video, 'Passion to Race'.
In the fall of 2009, the race from New London to Greenport on Friday was abandoned due to a powerful front that had developed that morning. However, boats still had to get to Greenport via Plum Gut so they could race in Gardiners Bay on Saturday. This two minute video was taken from a boat appropriately named ... 'Dark N' Stormy'.
The series conducted in 2008 represented the 75th anniversery of the club and featured two days of excellent racing conditions. These three minute videos are rated 'thumbs-up'!
2013 Annual Dues are due. If you haven't received your invoice, you can use the attached copy. Please contact our treasurer if you have any questions.
Origins of the club name:
Why is the club called Off Soundings when all of it's races are conducted On Soundings?
Two private discussion groups, 'Members' and 'Board of Governors', are forums to be used for discussing current club activities. Access to the groups is restricted to members and the Board of Governors only.
A secure account managed by Google is required for access and is based on your email and a password of your choosing. You do not need a separate Google Gmail account for email, your usual email address is fine. Most members already have a secure account, but if not, create it using this link, SECURE ACCOUNT and let the Off Soundings Webmaster know that you are requesting access to the group. The process is a little tedious, but it's necessary to maintain security and privacy. Once the secure account is created and access is granted to the group you should no longer be challenged for access. Contact the Off Soundings Webmaster if you have problems accessing.
The Board of Governors welcomes and considers all comments.
|Ever lose your phone overboard? Here is the un-officially sanctioned voicemail message indicating to callers that it might be a while before you get back to them.|
Calendar at a Glance
|Saturday, January 19||Board of Governors Meeting|
|Tuesday, January 29||Luncheon - Legend's - New Suffolk, LI NY|
|Thursday, February 21||Luncheon - Skipper's Dock - Stonington, CT|
|Thursday, March 7||Luncheon - Lenny's - Branford, CT|
|Saturday, April 6||Board of Governors/Annual Meeting and Shore Party|
|Friday, April 19||Spring Series First Notice Mailed|
|Thursday, May 9||Late Guest Invitation Cutoff|
|Thursday, May 23||Spring Series Closing Date & Deadline for New Measurement Certificates|
|Tuesday, May 28||Classifcation of Entries Complete|
|Friday, June 7||Spring Series Sailing Instructions & Class/Entry List posted to web site and mailed (to entrants only)|
|Friday-Saturday; June 14-15||Spring Series Races: Watch Hill -
|Friday, July 12||Spring Series Final Results Mailed and Posted to the Web Site|
|Thursday, August 8||Late Guest Invitation Cutoff|
|Thursday, August 22||Fall Series Closing Date & Deadline for New Measurement Certificates|
|Friday, September 7||Fall Series Sailing Instructions & Class/Entry List posted to web site and mailed (to entrants only)|
|Friday-Saturday; September 13-14||Fall Series Races:
|Friday, October 11||Fall Series Final Results Mailed and Posted to the Web Site|
|Saturday, October 26||Board of Governors Meeting|