Century Club: Alan Bomar

Saturday, October 16, 2021
Number of days:
0 days
  • roundabout J/24 USA 85 round the lights race 2021

We sent to the middle ground light first then rode the current to Thimble Shoals light house.  We were the third boat to try Thimble Shoals and only had to run down two more boats and stay in front of the bigger boats behind us.

Ultimately we passed the two and had five others get past us.  We finished 1st in class and 6th overall.  It was a great day.

We used our 2nd season North J/24 One design Sport Genoa in wind 15 - 20 kts.  It was a great sail choice and we followed North's (Will Wells) recommendation to keep the main trimmed in and ease and feather the Genoa to keep the boat flat.  The boat goes upwind like a "scalded dog" using this method.  This also gave us a Genoa option if the leg was too tight for a spinnaker.  

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

So I was only able to one day of the fall series.  Work took priority

Thursday, May 6, 2021 to Thursday, August 19, 2021
Number of days:
5 days

Hampton yacht club has six sonars that we use for adult sailing and team racing.  In 2021 we were working to rejuvenate the program after the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic.  Not a great season but fun.  I look forward to 2022.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 to Sunday, May 2, 2021
Number of days:
3 days

Great racing in the spring in Hampton Roads.  Three days with race 1-2  being W/L on day 1.  Race 3 being a long distance around government marks on day 2.  Races 4-5 being W/L on day 3.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 to Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Number of days:
20 days
  • Wednesday night racing

Wednesday night racing is casual at Hampton yacht club.  It is not scored and is a great opportunity to relax, enjoy the evening, take new people sailing and train the crew.  It is a fantastic mid week activity.

Sunday, March 28, 2021 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
Number of days:
24 days

In 2021 I continued supporting Youth Sailing Virginia.  This involved shuffling the fleet of power boats for practice, learn to sail and Hgh School Sailing

Saturday, March 6, 2021 to Saturday, October 30, 2021
Number of days:
8 days

In 2021 I was fortunate to volunteer to support and run as the PRO Youth Sailing Virginia (YSV) Regattas.  Mill Creek at Fort Monroe is such a great venue.  

Saturday, January 2, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Out with Jan Clapp Bomar, Dave Stalfort and Trena Stalfort on a warm winter light air day.

Friday, January 1, 2021
Number of days:
1 day
  • Castanet

Sailed on a Bowman 46 corsair Castanet.  It was a great ride in 15 to 20 it's.  Her 32' waterline extends when she's heels over.  Beautiful boat with big overhangs and a substantial tumble-home.

 

 

Saturday, December 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

It was another day on the water. #112 for 2020

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed on Catalina 310 Sail Away clock wise around the Hampton Bar.  The wind was 10 - 15.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 to Saturday, December 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • 2020 track

We have practiced with our new Sailmon max to ping the line and used it to hit this pursuit start within 4 second of our start time rolling at hull speed. We cruise from there passing the four boats in front of us and never letting anyone catch us. This was a waterline boat speed race with few tacks. This winter, I learned heavy air techniques from a North sails J/24 webinar with Will Wells. He taught me to ease the genoa to the lifelines when overpowered, keep the main trimmed, feathe, keep the boat flat and the boat accelerates and climbs. It is really cool and really fast. I no longer fumpband flog my main. Next we sailed a great tight reach under spinnaker burning down when we heeled up. The end result is that we beat the scratch boat in the fleet by 0.25 nm. 1st in class 1st over all. "Smok-in" boats speed. I think my rudder is still smoldering. What a great way to end the 2020 season.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Short day from the dock to the pump out station.  It us all about keeping the bay clean.   Tank and pump out.  Every little bit makes a difference.

 

 

Sunday, November 29, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

An excellent day Sailing with a solid 1st place win.

 

 

Saturday, November 28, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Every year a season comes to an end.  Out of the water comes the YSV RHiB and the the Hobie 16.

Friday, November 27, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

In a Covid19 world a sail on Dave and Trena Stalfort's Swept Away, the new to them Catalina 310.  It was good to have maggie Morgan and my spouse Jan Clapp Bomar aboard.  This was a much better deal than shopping.  

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Thank you Race Committee

Another great day.  We could not run down rmbke but had a solid 2nd place.  Very good boat speed and solid tactics.  

I like that ,J/24 North Sails Sport Genoa.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Fun adventure to Glazed donuts on Stumpet.  Strumpet is a 1974 wooden double ender trawler built in washington state.  She is a very cool boat.

Sunday, November 15, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

A great day sailing fit HYC Frostbite Race 3.  Abandoned as the wind was gusting to 30.  On the way to the starting area we blew the starboard uppoer aground.  Managed to not snap the mast.  Replaced the shroud lower pin.  Started sailing back to the starting area and blew the jib halyard.  Changed to the spinnaker halyard as the race was going to be "who survived" wins.  Reached the starting area and the race committee graciously abandoned racing for the day.  Swiftly sailed home without wiping out down wind.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Pulled YSV safety boats for the season.

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

A great day sailing fit HYC Frostbite Race 2.  2nd place finish.

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Ok no racing all dstvfue to a land postponement.  Eventually racing was abandoned fir the day and we went fir a beer sail.  Ultimately another great day on the water.

Friday, November 6, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Great day sailing.

 

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Number of days:
2 days

Another great regatta day.

Friday, October 30, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Preparation for another regatta on Mill Creek

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Last Wednesday night if the season.  I am already thinking about April 2021.  While Covid19 will not be gone, we have mastered mask wearing and social distancing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another Wednesday night

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another great day.  We sailed to Middle ground light first under spinnaker.  The wind was supposed to lay down but it built to 25kts.  That was too much for Liz B, Ray N and I with the 150 up. So we went bare headed ( thanks Ray) and put up the 100.  We took off from that point and walked the boats around us.  We surfed under the jib and main at some undocumented super speed from Thimble Shoals Light to Fort Monroe.

 

We were 1st in C class and 4 the overall. A "smoking" great day.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another Wednesday night.

Sunday, October 11, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • End of fall series'

Two windward leeward races.. good day.  Not so good results.  Fun to race.  Every time out is a day for learning.

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Lucky enough to run races for high school Sailors on Mill Creek at Fort Monroe fir Youth Sailing Virginia. It is great to see sailors from all over Hampton Roads with 18 boats on the water. They learn quick to stay on the correct side of a starting line when you pull out the "I" flag.

Come check out the Mill Creek venue. There is nothing better on the east coast. Thank you to the city of Hampton and the Fort Monroe Authority.

Thank you to Joan Patterson for the photo.

Friday, October 9, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

YSV boat shuffle for a Saturday regatta

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Wednesday nights continue.

Sunday, October 4, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Fun day sailing.  No opportunity to catch the "B" boats as our main halyard broke.  Took down mast and installed a new halyard.  It is always good to have a spare boat.

Saturday, October 3, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

It is always fun to take people out who do not get to go sailing.  Today we too Abigail's friend Amanda and her beau.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Short quick race.

 

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

I really enjoy race committee on Mill Creek. Youth Sailing Virginia has such a great venue. Thank you Joan Patterson for the photo.

Friday, September 25, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Getting ready for a regatta.

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Last night of team racing for 2020.  Fun night Sailing with Rusty Nutshell two up in the HYC Sonars.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

HYC Wednesday night with a down wind start.  Up hill coming home.

 

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another good day on the water. A race around a lighthouse in Hampton Roads.  3rd place finish behind the PHRF B boats Rumble and Cool Change

 

From SBRNYCU -

HAMPTON ANNUAL MIDDLE GROUND LIGHT RACE, with winds reduced on Sunday to a benign 9-10 knots, was the reasonable opportunity for racers in the Harbor. HYC presents this event annually, the first weekend after Labor Day. RESULTS: PHRF-A (9 boats, 10.8nm):1.Ian Hill, Sitella; 2.Sledd Shelhorse, Meridian XI; 3.Leroi Lissenden, Voodoo2. PHRF-B/C (6 boats, 9.0nm):1.Ben Weeks, Rumble; 2.Rusty Burshell, Cool Change; 3.Alan Bomar, Roundabout. PHRF-NS (9 boats, 7.70nm): 1.Paul Clifford, Wind Dancer; 2.Dixon Wilde, Kingfisher; 3.Ken Copeland/Carl Gade/Al Girardin, Black Widow. Race Officer: Dave Taylor; Signal Boat: Brian Deibler; Official Scorer: Kim Deibler. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Good day.  These events end with hauling boats.  On a day like today you can do 8 miles on the road and on the water and never leave the Fort.  Come see YSV at Fort Monroe.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another Wednesday.  Always theroputic.around the bar clockwise.  

Monday, September 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Fun sail on a Cal 29

Sunday, September 6, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Big wind in a test run of the RHiB Yamaha.  Engine ran well however it took a lot of throttle adjustment to keep from accelerating and launching off of waves.

Saturday, September 5, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

A fun powerboat day to strawberry banks.  Strawberry banks us on the east side of Hampton Creek.  It was the site of the Roseland Mansion.  We found a lot of sea glass in the beach.  No pottery chards but we will look again.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another great night. Around the bar clockwise. 7.7 NM

 

 

Sunday, August 30, 2020
Number of days:
0 days

Abigail usxworking on skippering.  Today she was at the helm all day.  

Sunday, August 30, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Abigail gas been working on skippering.  She helped all day

 

 

 

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

A great day sailing.  We laid the boat over 90+ degrees during a spinnaker takedown between races. On a shirt course do not be ocs

From SBRNYCU

On Saturday, HAMPTON SPRINTS became a COVID-modified event of multiple, short one-lap races. Five (5) boats took to the race course mid-day Saturday, on the front edge of the remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Laura. The competitors split into 2 fleets, Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker, and raced for an hour and one-half before the building winds drove them off the course. RESULTS: Spinnaker Group (3 boats): 1.RoundaboutAlan Bomar (2-1-2-2); 2.MyrageChristian Schaumloffel (1-2-4/ocs-1); 3.CallinectesBen Cuker (3-3-1-3). Non-Spin Group (2 boats):1.SeekerAlan Johnson (1-1-1); 2.Luna BluKeith Midgette (2-2-2). High-5! to Roundabout, the only boat to fly a chute in any race! Race Officer: John Blais.

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

I love team racing.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Monday, August 24, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, August 23, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another Wednesday night.  This one has roundabout back in the water.

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Monday, August 10, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Every boat needs maintenance.

Sunday, August 9, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Friday, August 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another Wednesday night.  Sailed in Windsong.  Dave Stalfort and I.  Easy relaxing night.

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

In the water fir LTS.

Sunday, August 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Nice ride in big weather in a 23' center console.  

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Team racing in HYC Sonars

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Monday, July 20, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Friday, July 17, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Baseline the boat before installing the prop Guard.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Team racing in HYC Sonars

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Monday, July 13, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Sailed on Sonars

Alan 2, 1, 1,1

David 1, 3, 2, 2

Rusty 3, 2, 3, Ret

Ray 4, 4, 4, DNS

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We put the skiff in a mooring in Mill Creek to have 3 boats in the water for YSV LTS.

Sunday, July 5, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

July 4th in a Covid19 world

Friday, July 3, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Team racing in HYC Sonars

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Good day on the water.  Always read the race instructions.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Number of days:
0 days
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Great start to the new Covid19 season.

Monday, June 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Trying to sell Flip.  Taking a new to sailing sailor out.

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Trying to sell Flip.  Taking a new to sailing sailor out.

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Monday, May 25, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Covid19 season.  No official Wednesday night sailing.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Sailing in Hampton roads

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Another day of Covid19 sailing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Ok. Wednesday night sailing by ourselves. It is good to be on the water.  Water is theroputic.

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Good evening Sailing with the new North sport genoa. 

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Number of days:
0 days

Ready for racing in 2020 but no place to go.  We took out Racing Tide J/24 USA 2503 w/ a new North Club Race Genoa.  It is cool and the best we could tell, fast.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Nice day sailing.  Falling behind last year on 100 days. What time is it anyway?

 

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Sonar racing on Hampton flats.  Oh no here comes the Covid19 lock down.

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

6-8 kts

7.7 NM

Sailed with two great High school sailors Tyler and Ellie

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

We launched the YSV RHiB "New Blue" and did a quick survey between the Bridges on Mill Creek in preparation for sailing FJs there on March 21 at the Phoebus sock burning party.  The Phoebus sock burning party is a brain child of Chandler Clark Signature Canvas Hampton. The event brings a lot of non sailors to a trafionall sailor event at the Phoebus dinghy dock.  The City if Hampton and Phoebus Rvents has embraced the dinghy dock and has asked Youth Sailing Virginia to bring some boats on the water.  It is going to be another great day on the water.

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Number of days:
0 days

8 - 10

55F

8.2 NM

 

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

Old point comfort to down town Hampton

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

2 - 5 kts

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

8 - 20 kts

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

0 - 8 kts

55F

6NM

 

Monday, January 20, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

15 - 25 kts

32F

6.2NM

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

10 - 18 kts

65F

12.2 NM

 

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Number of days:
1 day

10 to 20 kts

48F

10.5NM

Sunday, January 5, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Number of days:
1 day
  • Windsong on to a win