Century Club: Karen Roberts

Saturday, August 28, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Thanks to John Smith, Jessica and Josh. 4th behind MyRage, Shock and Jammin'.

Thursday, August 26, 2021
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1 day

Thanks to John, Jessica, Josh, Colin for making it fun! Welcome Colin!

Thursday, August 26, 2021
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1 day

Weekly fall series ~ Thanks to John Smith, Jessica and Josh. 3rd.

Monday, August 23, 2021
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1 day

Monday night Harbor 20 races.  Thanks John and Beth!!

Saturday, August 21, 2021 to Sunday, August 22, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Beautiful night race on the southern Chesapeake Bay! Thanks to John , Josh, Elena and Nate!

Thursday, August 19, 2021
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1 day

Took second at Willoughby. Thanks to John, Josh, Jessica for great crew work!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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1 day

Great evening on the water! Thanks to Alvin, Rick, Ken, Butch and Patty and Ace for a great evening and winning night!

Saturday, August 14, 2021 to Sunday, August 15, 2021
Number of days:
2 days

Great weekend with John, Fabian and Josh. My goto guys! Raced to Cape Charles, VA; spent the night with 78 sailboats and raced back the next day. ran aground twice trying to get out of Oystger Farm Marina. Fun times.

Thursday, August 12, 2021
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1 day

Thanks to John, Josh and Fabian, my go to guys

Monday, August 9, 2021
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1 day

Thanks John Smith! Fun Times racing harbor 20's.

Sunday, August 8, 2021
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1 day

Thanks to John, Fabian, Lisa Small and Josh!

Thursday, August 5, 2021
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1 day

Thanks to Evan, Michael, Fabian, Josh, John

Thursday, July 29, 2021
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1 day

Okay team, New series, fresh start! Thanks to Evan, JOsh, Fabian, Niko!

Saturday, July 24, 2021
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1 day

Wow. Making 3 tunnels in 6-7 hours with changing tides and no wind at points. Challenging! Had a GREAT spinnaker run from downtown Norfolk to Hampton Roads channel! Trained two new spinnaker trimmers ... the Ashleys! Thanks to Ashley, Fabian, Lisa, Josiah, Ashley!

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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1 day

Thursday night fun on Willoughby Bay (Little Bay)! Thanks to John, Fabian, Evan, Christine, Justin and Josh! Great night on the water.

Saturday, July 17, 2021
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1 day

Great day on the water. Good start although Calinectes tried to force me to the pin. Race eventually abandoned due to missing HC mark. Alex White, Emily, Ashley, John, Lisa, Elena, Karen.

Saturday, July 17, 2021
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1 day

Great day on the water. Good start although Calinectes tried to force me to the pin. Race eventually abandoned due to missing HC mark. Alex White, Emily, Ashley, John, Lisa, Elena, Karen.

Thursday, July 15, 2021
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1 day

HORNET Wins! Alex White, Fabian Law, Evan Whately, John Smith, Elena, Karen, Josh Harford.

Saturday, July 10, 2021
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1 day

1st Spin B! Fabian, Evan, John and I. HORNET

Thursday, July 8, 2021
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1 day

Thursday night Willoughby Harbor Norfolk. Spin B. East Start.

Monday, July 5, 2021
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1 day

Enjoying the water on Monkey Fist. 18' CC

Sunday, July 4, 2021
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1 day

Great 4th of July night sale with fabian, christine, calvin, Liz, and be letter B Miss B :-) fireworks everywhere what a great time

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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1 day

Thanks to the Captain of Shock for inviting me to sail aboard this fine Santana 3030 made by WD Schock. 

Sunday, June 27, 2021
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1 day

Thanks to HYC and Chris Whatley, my double handed partner for a great day on the water!

Thursday, June 24, 2021
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1 day

Great evening with 8 crew members including John,Lisa, Chloe, Evan, Fabian, Josh, Jordan.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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1 day

Thanks for a great evening sail. Loved spin trim! 

Saturday, June 19, 2021
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1 day

J30 HORNET would like to thank John Smith, Chris Whately and Evan Whately for a great race and day on the water! 

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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1 day

We sailed fast,! Leading the pack! Sailed right by the finish line!!! Ugh. Thanks John, Chris, Josh, Frank and Jordan! I'll do better next time :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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1 day

Thanks to the SHOCK for allowing me to trim! 

Thursday, May 27, 2021
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1 day

Great evening on the water! All new crew! Beautiful sailing. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021 to Sunday, June 20, 2021
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1 day

Bit spirited wind. Battle with Spinnaker. Sailed back to slip with beautiful green Spinnaker flying from the mast hounds. There will be other days.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
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1 day

Cape Henry Cup 2021 sponsored by Broad Bay Sailing Association. Beautiful day on the water. 2nd place Spin B to HORNET J30.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
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1 day

Cape Henry Cup 2021 sponsored by Broad Bay Sailing Association. Beautiful day on the water. 2nd place Spin B to HORNET J30.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
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1 day

Cape Henry Cup 2021 sponsored by Broad Bay Sailing Association. Beautiful day on the water. 2nd place Spin B to HORNET J30.

Thursday, May 6, 2021
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1 day

RV HORNET with Lisa Carlson, John Smith, Evan Whately, Frank.

Sunday, May 2, 2021
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1 day

CCV Springs Series. Two Windward leeward races back to back. John Smith, Lisa Carlson, Evan Whately, Jay Jay and Dawn. RV HORNET.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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1 day

Sailed aboard 'Shock' with Chris Whately, Evan Whatley and crew. Winds 15-20. 

Sunday, April 25, 2021
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1 day

Came in last but had some great training. Lots of fast boats. Protested Fat Bottom Girl but too much red tape to continue with protest. We're stbd they are port and we had to tack to avoid contact. Duh.

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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1 day

Regular Thursday Race night 20 knot winds hang on and go! Thanks to Evan, Frank, John, Lisa, Jay Jay, Dawn, Chris!

Sunday, April 18, 2021
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1 day

Made it for race 1. Spinnaker halyard AND topping got away from the bow /mast crew. We'll be back!

Monday, April 12, 2021
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1 day
  • Chris W at the top of J30 mast
  • Raymarine Wireless Dual Gauge Solar
  • Raymarine Wireless Wind Gauge Solar
  • Raymarine Wireless Wind Transducer Solar

Went from warm and sunny to cool breezy and rain all in about 4 hours. Paired new wireless wind transducer with wireless gauges and recruited my 3 amigos Chris, Eric and Andrew to do the muscle work of hoisting Chris to the top of a fractional rig to drill holes for the  Raymarine T120 wind transducer mount and mount the previous little gem. Everything went exactly as planned. Thanks guys!

The new Raymarine Axiom 9 Plus's were not indicating supply voltage so figured out how to make that happen. Also had very sliw response times during race day before so made some setup adjustment s that will hopefully help.

Since adding new electronics have been concerned about battery consumption. The Supply Voltage reading wasn't what I would've expected when plugged to shore power. After investigation and READING THE OWNERS MANUAL,  it was apparent that battery 1 wasn't connected to charger battery 1, how it knows which is starting is beyond me. Also noticed some corrosion on connections which I cleaned up. Purchased and brought to boat the last of the winch maintenance supplies. A good day on the boat.

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Beautiful spring day in the southern Chesapeake Bay to go sailing. Temperature was in the low 70's and winds 8-12k. S/V HORNET (J30) was u/w at 0930 from Rebel Marina with an eager crew of 8. First race the start was challenging with a line the lenght of 5 boats and 10:starting. Current was against us. DFL. Second race the skipper, me, struggled with the start sequence. Never seem to get those sound signals right. Hanks to Evan, Frank, John, Missy, Dawn, JJ and Eric for a great time!

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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1 day

SV HORNET first race of the season. Wind 15-19k, temps in low 60's. Lotsa training opportunities! Two Spinnaker hoists and many many tacks. 

Thanks to all ~ Lisa, John, Dawn, Barbara, Evan, Chris as they crewed HORNET to a successful first showing of the season!Too busy for pictures :)

 

Monday, April 5, 2021
Number of days:
1 day

Busy day on the water. Racing starts this week!! 

Last coat of Cetol Natural Teak on the toe rails. Looks good. Applies nicely and no sanding. 

Was struggling getting waypoints from Navionics app to Raymarine Axiom +. Finally figured out, no instructions, that the app puts the wapoints on the Navionics chip and then YOU migrate/import from chip to plotter. Very cryptic.

Called friends Chris and Frank to help with removing the Furler and installing the tuff luff. Remove all cotter ins from standing rigging, slacken all standing rigging, tie off Spinnaker and jib halyards as temporary head stay, remove screws holding drum to bow stem, sludevup drum to access turnbuckle, loosen turnbuckle, remove cotter pin and clevis pin from stem, slide off furler one piece at a time. 

Slide on top spacer for tuff luff, then tuff luff, then bottom spacer, and attach prefeeder. Voila!

Sunday, March 21, 2021
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1 day

Getting ready for race season! Thanks to John Smith, Dawn Misitano, Lisa Carlson and Bob Radam for making it a great day!

Sunday, March 14, 2021
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1 day
  • The hard working one & the youngest!
  • The Crew

Wonderful day on Willoughby Bay! Tack, Jibe, Set Douse, repeat. Let's clear that winter fog.

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

Great fun with John Smith on the Schock Harbor 20 at Sail Nauticus Norfolk VA. Day 2 on January 2nd 2021.

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

Great fun with crew members Chris, Evan, John, Jordan, Eric and myself. Best way ever to start the New Year!