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CMYC emails
POSTER: Casey Dannhauser Send a Private Message to Casey Dannhauser Email   — POSTED: 01/29/11  — 08:14:34 PM
For anyone who wishes to get in contact with the commodore or the race committee in general for any reason, I have set up an email address. cotuitmosquitoyachtclub@gmail.comCasey Dannhauser




2010 Racing Schedule?
POSTER: Lallie Lloyd Send a Private Message to Lallie Lloyd Email   — POSTED: 06/22/10  — 10:33:44 AM
Hi Everyone,I look forward to seeing you all on the water soon! I'm looking for the CMYC Racing Schedule. Calendar links to the left look great, but the full schedule isn't up yet. Making summer plans now and am looking for more info.Any suggestions?Lallie




Sails for 2010
POSTER: Thomas Burgess Send a Private Message to Thomas Burgess Email   — POSTED: 01/26/10  — 02:21:37 PM
Cotuit Skiff sailors,

After conferencing with Squeteague Sailmakers, we have a sail price for 2010 sails that are ordered in a group.This year, Squeteague will construct these sails out of German manufactured cloth cut to the 36 inch width of our current sails.This will be $1247 + tax=$1325.As you know, the Race Committee postponed a decision on the prototype constructed last year using the German cloth but with wider panels and constructed with a new software program until it could be raced some more on Geyser built skiffs.As a comparison, the current price for the prototype sail bought as group would be $1099. + 68.69 = $1167.69.If the prototype performs creditably as it did last year, the future savings to skippers seem significant.

Yours,The Sail Committee [T.Burgess,L. Odence, B. Wheelwright>




Rules Committee
POSTER: Lincoln Jackson   Send a Private Message to Lincoln Jackson Email   — POSTED: 06/23/09  — 05:09:03 PM
Toph asked me to post the following links on behalf of him and the rules committee...

Rules Quiz 1
Rules Quiz 2
Recommended Blog

Happy summer.




CMYC Sail Committee Interim Report (1/1/09)
POSTER: Lincoln Jackson   Send a Private Message to Lincoln Jackson Email   — POSTED: 06/16/09  — 06:39:29 AM
For those of you who donated funds to support the creation of a new prototype sail from Squeteague sail makers, modifications to the software used to set the pattern have been made and three further paper sails have been cut this past autumn.There remains one minor adjustment to make as the leach is measuring a one-half inch too short in the latest model.This will be corrected in the winter and the prototype will be ready for us when the racing season begins in 2009.Over the autumn an e-mail discussion arose among some skippers in the fleet from a plan to purchase a sail from another sail maker to race in the 2009 season.The Sail Committee reacted negatively to this suggestion on the grounds that it was our commission from the Race Committee to see the Squeteague prototype through to completion and competition against other Squeteague sails before any decision might be made to accept or reject that prototype and/or discontinue the Squeteague sail as currently made as our class standard.To that end, members of the sail committee had a discussion with the commodore and the chairman of the 2009 Race Committee who agreed that the our mandate continues until the Squeteague prototype is evaluated and that no other non-standard sail may race competitively in the 2009 season.

The discussion that had occurred prior to that meeting raised issues about sail longevity and durability and quality of materials, which the commodore and RC chairman asked us to examine with Squeteague.Recently Condrad Geyser has supplied the sail maker with photographs of sails that he has washed and hung recently noting areas of wear and loss of shape towards improving the quality of our sails.Along that line, subsequent to a conversation held with the sail maker prior to the issue of Conrad’s photos,we can report that the Bainbridge cloth, which we currently utilize is the top quality cloth in the 36-inch width for strength and durability given our weight specification.It originates in England.The 54-inch cloth from a German manufacturer that will be utilized in the prototype is expected to be somewhat superior to this in that it is heat sealed on the finish instead of containing an applied stabilizer.In the opinion of the sail maker, sails which are raced competitively for the majority of the races during a summer season, but kept under a sail cover and flaked carefully after each season should last for at least 3 sailing seasons.Sails that are used less often under the same conditions should last longer while especially those that are kept without sail cover and or used for a longer season may well show the effects of such greater use and exposure to sun and salt in their second or third season. With every handling there is some deterioration and thus it is recommended that skippers change to an older sail during any pre season or post-season activity.

Our studies concerning high performance materials such as Mylar, carbon-fiber and the like have revealed that these materials are extremely unstable and have often lost their air-foil shape after not just a season but a certain number of tacks or jibes.On the other hand, sail cloths known for great durability come in weights too heavy to be utilized by craft of the size of the Cotuit Skiff.Thus, the materials with which we are currently working are the best possible combination of weight, performance and durability for a racing yacht of skiff size.

T.K. Burgess, for the CMYC Sail Committee




Cotuit Library Fundraiser
POSTER: Kathy Grove Send a Private Message to Kathy Grove Email   — POSTED: 01/28/09  — 07:11:51 PM
Dear Sailors:Since the Cotuit Library raises 60% of its budget, we are planning to publish a cookbook as a fundraiser this year.THe last one was done in 1999.We are hoping to have it ready for May/June.It all depends on recipe collection.So please, if you have some good recipes, please e-mail them to Celerity54@aol.comThanks so much for your help!!!Kathy Grove




Re: CMYC Burgees
POSTER: Edward L Peirson Send a Private Message to Edward L Peirson Email   — POSTED: 01/13/09  — 07:12:12 AM

----| On 12/05/08 Edward L Peirson wrote: |----------------
Just in time for Christmas.We have a number of 12" x 18" CMYC Burgees available.$30 each.Contact Sue Peirson PO Box 3 Cotuit. Or 508-428-5119. Or epeirson@aol.com




CMYC Burgees
POSTER: Edward L Peirson Send a Private Message to Edward L Peirson Email   — POSTED: 01/13/09  — 07:12:12 AM
Just in time for Christmas.We have a number of 12" x 18" CMYC Burgees available.$30 each.Contact Sue PeirsonPO Box 3




CMYC Burgees
POSTER: Edward L Peirson Send a Private Message to Edward L Peirson Email   — POSTED: 01/13/09  — 07:12:12 AM
Just in time for Christmas.We have a number of 12" x 18" CMYC Burgees available.$30 each.Contact Sue PeirsonPO Box 3




Prototype Sail Report
POSTER: Lincoln Jackson   Send a Private Message to Lincoln Jackson Email   — POSTED: 01/13/09  — 07:12:12 AM
The CMYC Sail Committee commissioned Squeteague Sailmakers to design and fabricate a prototype sail from 54" cloth in an effort to keep sail costs for skiffs - now priced at $1300 -down nearer to $1000.Five mock sails were made of paper and one from 54 inch cloth, but the computer generated design for reasons as yet unknown changes the angle of the gooseneck clew corner from 91 degrees to 84 thereby rendering a sail which, although extremely attractive, is not identical to our current model.The sail maker, of course, does not wish us to use this sail as it does not meet our specifications that the new sail measure up exactly as the older models. Thus, our efforts for a new sail tryout this summer seem to have come to naught.The sail maker is conferring with the software designer to try to establish why the change is occurring in the angle of cut at the gooseneck clew.When that bug is corrected, we may actually succeed in getting a prototype, but we very much doubt that this will occur for this racing season.The Sail Committee will be contacting by letter all those who contributed to the ACMYC for this sail to assure them that the sail funds are being held in escrow until this problem is rectified and a prototype sail can be executed according to our specifications.For the committee,Tom Burgess


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