Monday, April 7, 2014

National Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association Will Present New Alberg Racing Awards.

Photo by Lew Thatcher

The national Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association is acknowledging the success of the Typhoon Nationals by creating a new award named after the Typhoon’s boat designer, Carl Alberg.
Carl Alberg was born in Sweden though he worked most of his life in Massachusetts.  He’s noted for designing boats that move well through the waves, no matter the weather.  Mr. Alberg’s 56 designs led to the production of 10,000 boats.  Two thousand 19-ft. Typhoons were built beginning in 1963. Sailors from this area have searched across the US for them, bringing them back for renovation and fun.
This year, an award will be given to the top performing CDSOA member in the Championship Fleet and the winning CDSOA member in the Corinthian Fleet.
The regatta begins Friday morning, June 6th offering final registration and launching. This will be followed by a sail trim workshop hosted by Jerry Latell of Ullman Sails Virginia. The racing will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 7th and 8th.
A Friday night barbeque; Saturday and Sunday breakfasts; and a Saturday night dinner are part of the full weekend of events.  The Awards Ceremony will take place Sunday afternoon. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Women's Sunday Typhoon Series Begins April 27th

Milton Avery

Developed by Stephanie Chaufournier and supported by Ron Milhills and Chuck Carmichael, this new series is designed to help women improve their racing skills and have fun out on the water.

Schedule: Sunday afternoons starting ~ 3:15 pm (Stephanie will be coordinating with the Junior Sailing group so that we don’t collide on the water). The series will span 5 racing days between Easter and early June. Since everyone is busy and not likely to race in all 5 Sundays, the scoring will be lenient. With the intent of 3 races per race day, we’ll take each racer’s best 9 scores. That means as long as you race in at least 3 race days you won’t be penalized with “no show” scores. Here are the proposed dates:

· Sunday April 27

· Sunday May 4

· Sunday May 11 (this is Mother’s Day so we’ll play it by ear…if there’s enough interest we’ll hold a race, if not we’ll pass)

· Sunday May 18

· Sunday June 1 (Awards BBQ to be held afterwards)

If you need help in recruiting crew, that shouldn’t be a problem – we have 4+ women available to crew. So if you are looking for crew or want to crew, let Stephanie know and she'll help make a match.

We need to recruit Race Committee and Mark Boat volunteers so if you are willing or have a spouse, significant other, parent or child willing to help out in at least one race (or as many races as they want), that will be super.

If you haven’t raced ever or in a while, don’t worry…this is a low key series intended to be fun and supportive. Over the next few weeks, Stephanie will be sending out information (eg, equipment needed on board, racing rules, starting sequence info) to get everyone geared up and excited. Also, she may organize a “captain/crew” briefing right before first Friday, April 4th to answer any questions you might have and go over rules, etc. We'll keep you posted on that.

In the meantime, if you have an interest or questions, email Stephanie at

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

There Is Something Great Waiting For Those Who Register Early! (It's not like you have anything else to do.)

Artwork by Glenn Wolk
The 2014 Ty Nationals Registration Form is now available for you to help get your new year started off to the perfect start. Most of you have probably already decided to include entering more Typhoon races on your list of resolutions.  This form should help your goal along.  Best yet, if it's mailed in early, your boat's name will be included on this year's Typhoon Nationals T-Shirt! Yes, you will be "immortalized" just by entering. Simply click on Registration here or up on the tab at the top of the Homepage also titled Registration to get started.  It will find event details and ways to order more of our nifty merchandise.  Hurry now before we run out of space on the shirt!  The clock is ticking and that ball will soon be dropping...