2012 HAMYC Frostbite Regatta

Halifax Area Model Yacht Club Frostbite Regatta
Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth, NS
October 28 and November 5, 2012

Rank SailNo HelmName Day 1 Day 2 Total
1st 544 Jim Goddard 8 5 13
2nd 222 Tom Kenney 25 17 42
3rd 333 Bob White 35 16 51
4th 136 Mike Waller 38 17 55
5th 141 Henry Ng 52 18 70
6th 175 Brian Wilmshurst 46 24 70
7th 213 Gary Bugden 27 52 79
8th 109 Bob Boutilier 72 7 79
9th 202 Victor Lovitt 51 52 103
10th 171 Bob Wade 62 41 103
11th 139 Mike Kennedy 80 27 107
12th 887 Warren Tobey 80 35 115
13th 207 Dalton Tobey 80 37 117


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2012 HAMYC EC-12 Club Championship

Halifax Area Model Yacht Club
First Ever EC-12 Club Championship
October 27, 2012
Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth, NS


Pl  sail Helm R1 Total Nett
1st 2104 Jim Goddard 1.00 1.00 1.00
2nd 1580 Henry Ng 5.00 DNF 5.00 5.00
2nd 958 Bob Boutilier 5.00 DNS 5.00 5.00
2nd 491 Gary Bugden 5.00 DNS 5.00 5.00


2012 Soling 1 Metre Canadian Championship Regatta

The 2012 Soling 1 Metre Canadian Championship Regatta
September 7 to 9, 2012
Heckman’s Island, NS

Thanks to,
Colin Finlay, Race Director
Bob White Commodore and Organiser all the volounteers
David and the Terra Beata Cranberry Farm for hosting and making the site available.

Pos Skipper Sail# Points
1 Jim Goddard 544 26
2 Paul Switzer 569 37.2
3 Bob Boutilier 109 45
4 David Allsebrook 28 50
5 Charlie Berry 1464 50
6 Bob White 333 52
7 Gary Bugden 213 54
8 Tom Kenney 222 65
9 George Townsend 2725 73
10 Graeme Welch 46 78
11 John Clay 247 81
12 Victor Lovitt 202 91
13 Michael Kennedy 139 99
14 Brian Wilmshurst 175 100
15 Bob Wade 192 102


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2012 CanAm Regatta – Stowe, VT

2012 S1M CanAm Challenge Regatta Results —
15 Races (30 Heats); 2 Throw Outs

By Charlie Berry

The fourth annual CanAm Challenge Regatta was held in Stowe, VT on August 4th &5th. This event is continuing its popularity: we had 10 boats in the inaugural year of 2009, and 22 boats this year. We had 11 boats from Canada (with the largest contingent from the Halifax, NS club), and 11 from the USA.

George Dean and Bob Letwenski, our RD’s, dealt with light winds on Saturday, but
managed to keep the pace moving right along. We ran two-fleet racing under the
Odd/Even system. This system is consistent with the theme of the regatta: “A
Friendly Cross-Border Rivalry”. It is essentially a random selection process, which
had the top sailors mixing it up with the newer sailors. The racing was based on
individual performance – no team racing allowed. However, the individual scores
were then applied to the Team scoring, with the top 5 scores from each country
applied to the Team results for that race. In this manner, any sailor could help out his
or her team by scoring in the top 5 for the team in any given race.
Eight races (16 heats) were run on Saturday, with 1 throw-out allowed. Bruce
Nourjian ended the day with 11 points, closely followed by Jim Goddard and Paul
Fixx, each with 16 points. The U.S. group held a solid lead in the team scoring at the
end of the day with 95 points versus 180 points for Team Canada.
Sunday treated the group to an 8 to 12 mph southerly breeze, with stronger gusts. The
RC managed to run 7 races (14 heats) by 1pm. Bruce continued to build upon his
lead, winning four of the races and throwing out a 3
rd. He ended the regatta with 19
pts, followed by Jim Goddard (29 pts), Charlie Berry (33 pts), Boots Boutilier (39
pts), and George Townsend (40 pts) rounding out the top 5. The Team Award went
to the USA group for the fourth straight year. The chant from Team Canada: “Wait
‘til next year!” The camaraderie both on and off the water said that there will, indeed,
be a next year.
The Corinthian spirit of this regatta was in full display throughout the weekend. At
registration, all competitors were given T-shirts with dueling Canadian and USA
boats on the back with a “U.S. Eh?” banner. Each team had various caps, hats, shirts
and bandanas showing its respective patriotism. Following a buffet dinner, there was
much banter followed with singing of Canadian and USA national anthems and sea
shanties, led by Bob “Boots” Boutilier and Bruce Nourjian.
There is no question that the “friendly cross-border rivalry” is now a tradition. There
is strong support to hold the CanAm Challenge next year, again at Stowe. The 2013
date will be determined and promoted well in advance to avoid as many conflicts as
possible and to build support from other U.S. and Canadian clubs.
Place Skipper Club Points
1 Nourjian, Bruce Stowe, VT 19
2 Goddard, Jim Dartmouth, NS 29
3 Berry, Charlie Stowe, VT 33
4 Boutilier, Boots Bedford, NS 39
5 Townsend, George Stowe, VT 40
6 Stone, Tim Stowe, VT 44
7 Fixx, Paul Stowe, VT 45
8 Bugden, Gary Bedford, NS 53
9 JD Langdon Stowe, VT 63
10 Cohen, Ira Garden City, NY 64
11 Olsen, Niels Bluffton, SC 69
12 Tonks, Phil Stowe, VT 71
13 White, Bob Dartmouth, NS 76
14 Slesar, Oliver Stowe, VT 78
15 McKinney, John Woodstock, ON 78
16 Lovitt, Victor Chester, NS 95
17 Welch, Graeme Montreal, PQ 98
18 Clay, John Brighton, ON 108
19 Conabree, Ben Barhaven, ON 131
20 Langlois, Gloria Port Stanley, ON 137
21 Varall, Ken Stowe, VT 145
22 Langlois, Robert Port Stanley, ON 153


2012 Green Mountain Regatta – Stowe, VT

2012 EC12 Green Mountain Regatta
By: Charlie Berry

Stowe Yacht Club and The Commodores Inn held this annual event on the
pond behind the Inn, in Stowe, Vermont. The regatta is part of the New England Cup
Championship Series. There were 20 competitors, covering a broad geographic area
in addition to the New England area, including Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois and, for
the first time, Nova Scotia.
Conditions were as challenging as they were variable. We did have wind, but
it never established a consistent direction. Toss in a fairly steady rain for Saturday
afternoon, followed by some welcome sunshine on Sunday, and you have typical
New England springtime weather!
With 20 boats, we elected to use the EORS two-fleet system, moving four
boats up and down. We modified the seeding race process by using the new Class
Ranking System to set up the initial heats, and then used the first race to adjust the
seeding. This race did not count in the scoring.
Prior to Saturday’s Skippers Meeting, Doc Greer brought out the champagne
bottle to christen his brand new boat. The brand of champagne happened to be
Suzan’s absolute favorite. Suzan was one of the Race Scorers. Coincidence? Also of
note, we had three skippers who were racing in their first EC12 regatta: George
Townsend (Stowe), Jim Goddard and Boots Boutillier (both hailing from Nova
Saturday’s races were held in light-to-moderate southerly breezes. Al Dion,
with his new Chuck Luscomb built boat, dominated the day. Bruce Nourjian held 2nd
place, 10 points behind Dion. Dave Brawner had uncharacteristic equipment
problems, taking him out of two races. He still managed to hold onto third, one point
behind Nourjian.
At the Saturday evening dinner, we held a “rigged raffle” set up by Dave
Brawner. We had a “set of Danny Thomas sails” to raffle off, and had 20 names in a
hat. The set up was this: all the names in the hat were “Nick Montgu”, and the sails
were for a Santa Barbara, not an EC12. Dave has been secretly building a Santa
Barbara for Nick, and a group of East Coast guys are heading out to San Diego this
summer to race their brand new Santa Barbara’s. Nick will be joining this group,
willing or not!
On Sunday, Brawner put on a come-back clinic, winning four of the six races
and taking over a solid lead for the regatta. Dion, though, was hanging tough until
the fifth race of the day, where he was over the line early. He never recovered in that
race, and remained in the B Fleet for the final race. That sealed the deal for Brawner.
Nonetheless, Al Dion knows he has a hot boat. Jim Goddard, racing in his first
EC12 regatta, had major equipment failure early Sunday. But he has a new boat that
was delivered to him in Stowe by Dave Brawner – watch out for him in the future.

Regatta Results- All Positions:
Place Skipper Points
1 Brawner, Dave 31
2 Dion, Al 40
3 Nourjian, Bruce 44
4 Walton, Bruce 49
5 Greer, Bob 55
6 Shaw, Ken 59
7 Barker, Don 61
8 Skerry, John 63
9 Hill, Rob 76
10 Ward, Jack 76
11 Tonks, Phil 95
12 Mueller, Gary 104
13 Oberg, Victor 110
14 Branning, Dave 120
15 Townsend, George 126
16 Boutillier, Boots 137
17 Mortgu, Nick 142
18 Stone, Tim 158
19 Amsbary, Doug 181
20 Goddard, Jim 187

2012 Opening Regatta

Halifax Area Model Yacht Opening Regatta 
May 13, 2012
Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth, NS

Final Results

Rank SailNo HelmName Total Nett
1st 333 Bob White 18 10
2nd 175 Brian Wilmshurst 34 20
3rd 141 Henry Ng 44 31
4th 202 Victor Lovitt 44 32
5th 887 Warren Tobey 56 36
6th 132 Don McDermaid 55 39
7th 109 Bob Boutilier 61 41
8th 136 Mike Waller 63 47
9th 0 Mike Kennedy 93 73


Click here to download complete results 2012 Opening Regatta