Topic: LYRA races for 2013

Hello all:
The National Yacht Club is hosting the LYRA races next summer.
Are they something that the Contessa Assoc should get involved in?
They have several long distance races, to Youngstown, Hamilton etc.
Just a suggestion that we can think about over the coming months...

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2 (edited by bertinol 2012-11-05 19:24:08)

Re: LYRA races for 2013

I received a personal reply from Ron Jenkins, who is helping to organize the LYRA race.
Perhaps, we could wave the Contessa flag at LYRA next July!


    Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:10:23 -0500
    From: Ron Jenkins <ron.a.jenkins@gmail.com>

Subject: Re: Contessas at LYRA??
   
I wouldn't discount the Contessas as humble; on the contrary, considering
their bloodlines, they seem to me to represent very well the style of LYRA
over the years. If you got a few together you might get a class start on
one of the courses -- I can inquire how many boats could constitute a
quorum. The distance races also merit consideration: they would suit
Contessas also.

I came across this article recently when looking into the history of the
Freeman Cup:

http://dolphin24.org/restorations_lezah.html

Certainly, if the Dolphin 24 can do it, a Contessa can,

  -- Ron

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Re: LYRA races for 2013

Joining in the LYRA races is a wonderful idea, but we need to know how many Contessa owners are interested in participating. It would be helpful if interested racers lurking on this list would identify themselves so that plans can be made.
JFF

Re: LYRA races for 2013

Oliver, you may wish to follow-up and ask about requirements for joining such a race.  I would imagine that most of us do not have PHRF ratings for our boats and on many long distance races there are very particular safety requirements that must be met.  These may preclude some of us from racing.

It's not so much that the boats may not be capable but the fleshy bits that steer them.

Re: LYRA races for 2013

The ever-efficient Ron Jenkins replied to Jordan's request within the hour. He also sent me a copy of the Notice of Race and a voluminous copy of the picky regs, totalling 650 kbytes. I have asked Adrian to load it onto the forum, if poss. If not, contacrt Ron or me and we will send you a copy.
cheers, Oliver


from Ron:
I will look into the safety requirements involved in the distance races for
LYRA. I know that in the case of the Lake Ontario 300, there are stringent
requirements; I would doubt that LYRA has them to the same degree, but that
is certainly a consideration. I'll start with a look at the sailing and
registration instructions for the LYRA 2010 event, which I know are still
online from that time.

But LYRA is not just distance racing -- there are also 2 or 3 days of
course racing (depending on the fleet's preference). These races are going
to be held around marks off Ontario Place/Humber Bay, and they would not
have difficult safety stipulations.

Without PHRF ratings, and with enough boats for a fleet start in the course
racing, Contessas could race level. I'm sure that within the fleet there
would be quite a range of competitiveness in the boats, and that racing
level would mean that slower boats would inevitably trail behind the faster
boats, but that would probably be a situation not remedied by putting the
boats up against a rating rule in any case. I personally would rather race
level given the chance, and let the chips fall where they may, than have a
rating rule divide a class into separately-rated boats.

The LYRA regatta is designed in a modular fashion, with separate entry fees
for each long distance race, and another for the course racing. The
distance races are envisioned as a Founder's Cup race from Rochester to
Toronto, a Centennial Cup race from Youngstown to Toronto, then two
versions of the Freeman Cup race (long and short) starting and finishing
probably at the Dufferin buoy, then the course racing. Preliminary details
are at lyra2013.com, a web site I am currently assembling. Courses will be
most likely ratified at the LYRA AGM, to be held this weekend at the NYC.

Cheers,

  -- Ron Jenkins

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