Written by Mark Whitehead
Editing Kathleen Whitehead
Photos by B.B. Wright, Tim Wright, Mark Whitehead, Paul McBride, Al Posnack
Cloud Captions Al Posnack
Layout & Photo Captions by Paul McBride
Games by Ellen Koehler and Kathleen Whitehead
Videos and Photos
- Back Bay Skippers Video (WMUR NH Chronicles)
- Back Bay Skippers YouTube Channel
- Latest Videos: Solings, US12s, Lily Pond
- Latest Photos: Solings, US12s, Lily Pond
- Photo Gallery
- Sheila Ryan Memorial Footy Regatta
- Awards for 2019 Season
- Tim Wright Wins CAN/AM Challenge 2019
- Lake Discovery Camp 2019
- US12 AMYA Region 1 Championship, Nashua
- Sasquatch Footy Regatta (Nor’Easter Footy Series)
- Skippers Spring Party 2019
Skipper Hard at Work
Bob Brennan has taken on the responsibility of the Back Bay Skipper memorial. He has single-handedly approved the design, acquired the necessary town approval, and ordered the plaque. Our thanks also go out to Marc Stipo from Lakes Region Engraving for his generous involvement in designing and building the memorial plaque.
What a Team
The team of Tim Wright, Rick Lalley, and Al Posnack put together our March training programs on tuning and tactics. The team worked diligently to provide the skippers with first-class programs, and holding them on Zoom instead of in person has boosted our attendance dramatically.
Down to the Nitty-Gritty
On March 12, the Competition Committee met via Zoom to develop the rules and programs that we will sail under this season. At this point we are still under the Covid protocol from the state, town and boat museum so it makes the decisions a little tricky.
The committee includes Tim Wright, chairman, with Bill Hagerup, Anthony Quinn, Bob Brennan, Eric Leitner, Mark Whitehead, and Wes Matchett as statistision.
Under discussion right off the bat was education, education, education. Continuing out on the water what was started in Zoom classes was tops on the list. Time and method was discussed. For example, should we have a practice session at 12:30 before our 1:00 regatta?
Setting up and handling the starting offset buoy, the courses, scoring, protests, and penalties will be brought before the skippers during the coming weeks.
Links: American Model Yachting Association, MinuteMan Model Yacht Club, Nashua Model Yacht Club, Marblehead Model Yacht Club, Greater Worcester Model Yacht Club, Sarasota Model Yacht Club, Space Coast Model Sailing Club, Sun Coast Model Sailing Club, Stowe Yacht Club, USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, Vac-U-Soling, 3D Printed Radio Yachts, US Vintage Model Yacht Group