Here the official information for the Regatta:

Francois, our dear departed NYC Commodore, was adamant that racing was “for all”.
Her motto was “Ladies & Gentlemen, Have you sailed today?”

On Saturday 16 October at 2:00 pm we will host this year’s Francois Jacques Memorial Trophy regatta. To the best of my ability, I will make sure as many people as possible are able to compete.

Every year we host this event, and the Trophy Winner will have his or her name added to the Main Honors Board, held in the NYC Clubhouse. Previous Winners include Fanny Vermont, Takabou Destiny, Joris Tolsen and Jenna (jnxle); maybe this year your name will appear next?

The Francois Jacques Memorial Trophy 2021 will be a series of four races over the same course.
Skipper’s meeting at 20 minutes prior to race time so we know who all is there and can set up scoring.

We will be using the low point system with one discard so three to score in accordance with World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing, Appendix A. This will mean a crash in one race will not affect your final score.

The winner of each race will score 1 points, second place 2 points, third place 3 points etc etc. Full detail can be found in the Racing Rules of Sailing here:

It is estimated that the course time will be around 12 minutes, and the whole event will last around two hours.

This year we will be racing the Bandit 22 LTE. The regatta is single handed so a crew will not be permitted.


Trophies will be awarded to the top three skippers with the first place winner having his/her name added to the Francois Jacques Honor Board located in Nantucket Yacht Club’s club house.

We plan to announce best scores as they happen.
However due to the enormity of the task and the math needed, the results for the FRANCOIS JACQUES TROPHY 2021 will be announced as soon as possible.

In order to plan staffing and other considerations we are requesting preregistration again this year. Please send a notecard to either Gemma or Justin telling us of your intent to enter.

Gemma Vuckovic
Commodore, Nantucket Yacht Club
Justin Blade
Head Race Director Nantucket Yacht Club

It took me a while to motivate Justin to give out the wind range they planned to use for the Regatta day. They always say you cant get it so early in RL.
Well my TV and my weather reports must be more modern than the one of Justin because and wind range of about 25° are always possible to know 1 or maybe even 2 weeks before.
Sailors train on Championships areas in RL at least 2 weeks before to get a feeling for winds and streams. So why not giving our sailors the same chances?
Well in the end Justin gave in one week before the races and gave us a wind forecast of 170°-195° and speeds between 14 and 22knots.
So i made some tests with different wind directions and gave my experiences and hints to my sailors of Saint Aubrey to get used to the area and the course a bit.
Friday and Saturday i practiced with some of our racers from Saint Aubrey and discussed with them the different tactics for the course and specially for the starts. And additional we gave our video director Noe the chance to find her best spots for the videos during the races.
The last thing i did was to ask LL to restart whole Blake Sea and they did it 4 hours before the Regatta.

Now time was right that the NYC Team Gemma, Justin, August, Mike and Palani came along and prepared themselves for the briefing, the organization and clearing of the course.

The following racers came to join the races:
Lisa, Jenna, Nicci, Lucy, Amy, Arrekusu, Jessi, Moon and Flapio
Izi, Elfie, Ezio came to watch and cheer up their favorites and million thanks to Noe who did all the awesome video work.

a close look at the sailors and their boats at the briefing (video by Noe)

Race 1:

Lisa found a mouse hole close to the community boat with the right timing and won the start followed by Amy and then Lucy, Jenna, Jessi, Moon and Nicci very close together. A little later followed Flapio and Arrekusu.

Start of 1st race (video by Noe)

The first leg was a long upwind leg with the tacking point to the first buoy somewhere in sim China. With the slight wind sailors experimented a lot to use the code for a bit more speed. During the first minutes the sailors found their place in the string of pearls on their way to the first tack.

first leg part 1 (video by Noe)
first leg part 2 (video by Noe)
at buoy 1: 1. Lisa, 2. Jenna, 3. Amy, 4. Lucy and Moon, 6.Jessi, 7. Arrekusu and Nicci, 9. Flapio(video by Noe)

On the following reach leg Lucy could sail away from Moon and Arrekusu sailed away from Nicci and passed Jessi.

at buoy 2: 1. Lisa, 2. Jenna, 3. Amy, 4. Lucy, 5. Moon, 6. Arrekusu

The downwind leg between buoy 2 and 3 is very dangerous, because the direct route passes 2 sim corners very close. We lost Lucy, Jessi and Flapio on this dangerous leg unfortunatey.

end of the first spin leg at buoy 3 (video by Noe)

Nicci could pass Arrekusu at buoy 3.

reach leg passing north side of Crows Nest (video by Noe)
last buoy and start of final downwind leg (video by Noe)

The final downwind leg is as dangerous as the first downwind leg and passes as well the 2 sim corners very close.

the finish part 1 of race 1: 1. Lisa, 2. Jenna, 3. Amy (video by Noe)
the finish part 2 of race 1: 4. Moon, 5. Nicci, 6. Arrekusu (video by Noe)

Here is the result of race 1:

1: Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — 00:13:56
2: jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — 00:14:07
3: Montserrat Naidoo IDBSCE61 — 00:14:17
4: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:14:46
5: Nicci Neox IDBSA594 — 00:15:21
6: Arrekusu Muromachi IDBS65D3 — 00:15:41
7: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — not Finished
8: Flapio Resident IDBS29AC — not Finished

Lap Times:
Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:13:54
jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — Start: 00:00:16 — Last lap: 00:13:51
Montserrat Naidoo IDBSCE61 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:14:08
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:14:29
Nicci Neox IDBSA594 — Start: 00:00:17 — Last lap: 00:15:04
Arrekusu Muromachi IDBS65D3 — Start: 00:00:31 — Last lap: 00:15:10
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — Start: 00:00:14 — Last lap: not finished
Flapio Resident IDBS29AC — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: not finished

Race 2:

Jessi, Lucy and Flapio came back to the line with a fresh boat for race 2.

the line up for race 2 (video by Noe)

The start of race 2 was a bit more chaotic. Jenna noticed when she passed the community boat that she might be over early and luffed up. Lisa and Lucy saw that in time and sailed around Jenna without much speed loss. Flapio saw that too late and ran into Jenna’s back. Amy tried to pass both on the inside, but when Jenna tacked to the line Amy was forced to cross it over early and had to sail around the community boat again for her restart. Moon and Nicci followed the fleet a bit later and Jessi and Arrekusu did a wider turn around all.

the start of race 2 (video by Noe)

Lisa, Jenna, Moon and Nicci took the windward line, while Lucy, Arrekusu and Flapio lost a bit on the leewar line.

upwind leg part 1 to buoy 1 (video by Noe)
at buoy 1: 1. Lisa, 2. Jenna, 3. Moon, 4. Nicci, 5. Lucy, 5. Jessi, 7. Arrekusu, 8. Flapio, 9. Amy (video by Noe)

During the reach leg to buoy 2 Flapio got turned around and sent on a strange course. I bet that was the moment he crashed again.

at buoy 3: 1. Lisa, 2. Jenna, 3. Moon, 4. Nicci, 5. Lucy, 6. Amy, 7. Jessi, 8. Arrekusu (video by Noe)

On the downwind leg to buoy 3 it looked as if Jessi hit a sim corner and had to moor to reset her boat. The rest of the positions stayed stable.

around buoy 3 (video by Noe)
around buoy 4 (video by Noe)
the finish part 1 of race 2: 1. Lisa, 2. Jenna, 3. Moon, 4. Nicci, 5. Lucy (video by Noe)
the finish part 2 of race 1: 6. Amy, 7. Arrekusu, 8. Jessi (video by Noe)

Here is the result of race 2:

1: Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — 00:12:14
2: jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — 00:12:23
3: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:12:34
4: Nicci Neox IDBSA594 — 00:13:03
5: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — 00:13:04
6: Montserrat Naidoo IDBSCE61 — 00:14:17
7: Arrekusu Muromachi IDBS65D3 — 00:14:19
8: jessikalne Resident IDBS327F — 00:14:26
9: Flapio Resident IDBS29AC — not Finished

Lap Times:
Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:12:12
jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:12:21
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:12:31
Nicci Neox IDBSA594 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:12:52
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:12:56
Montserrat Naidoo IDBSCE61 — Start: 00:00:29 — Last lap: 00:13:48
Arrekusu Muromachi IDBS65D3 — Start: 00:00:22 — Last lap: 00:13:57
jessikalne Resident IDBS327F — Start: 00:00:26 — Last lap: 00:14:00
Flapio Resident IDBS29AC — Start: 00:00:05 — Last lap: not finished

Race 3:

Amy had to leave the Regatta and we got some more spectators on the community boat.

line up for race 3 (video by Noe)

Jenna won the start of race 3 and took the lead. The others started very close together. Something must have happened with Flapio’s boat. He had a totally different wind and raced through the fleet like a hot knife cuts the butter.

start of race3 (video by Noe)

On the first leg Lisa took the closest line to the wind and passed nearly all in front of her. Jenna tacked first to buoy 1 and avoided a port tack foul against Lisa in the last second. Well done Jenna.

upwind leg (video by Noe)
around buoy 2 (video by Noe)

Lisa chased Jenna now on the reach leg to buoy 2. Moon and Lucy started an exciting duel and Nicci was watching them in her popcorn position all the way to buoy 3.

the first downwind leg to buoy 3 (video by Noe)

Now the SL issues hit Noe and Arrekusu and let two crash. But as you can see the position didnt really change until the finish line.

the finish of race 3: 1. Jenna, 2. Lisa, 3. Moon, 4. Lucy, 5. Nicci, 6. Jessi (video by Noe)

Here is the result of race 3:

1: jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — 00:12:02
2: Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — 00:12:17
3: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:12:22
4: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — 00:12:34
5: Nicci Neox IDBSA594 — 00:12:53
6: jessikalne Resident IDBS327F — 00:13:18
7: Flapio Resident ID4510 — not Finished
8: Arrekusu Muromachi IDBS65D3 — not Finished
9: Flapio Resident IDBS29AC — not Finished

Lap Times:
jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — Start: 00:00:06 — Last lap: 00:11:56
Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:12:14
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:12:19
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — Start: 00:00:09 — Last lap: 00:12:25
Nicci Neox IDBSA594 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:12:45
jessikalne Resident IDBS327F — Start: 00:00:13 — Last lap: 00:13:05
Flapio Resident ID4510 — Start: 00:00:24 — Last lap: not finished
Arrekusu Muromachi IDBS65D3 — Start: 00:00:27 — Last lap: not finished

Race 4:

spectators cage and sailors line up for race 3 (video by Noe)

The start of race 4 looked most exciting of all. Only Jenna was a little over early and had to sail around the community boat again for her restart. The other 7 boats started within 3sec.

start of race 4 (video by Noe)

Jenna came back after her second start really wuick and caught up with the fleet. In the front Lisa and Jessi took the advantage of their best starts.

upwind leg to buoy 1 (video by Noe)
around buoy 1 (video by Noe)

Looks like Nicci crashed on the leg to buoy 2.

around buoy 2: 1. Lisa, 2. Jessi, 3. Arrekusu, 4. Moon, 5. Lucy, 6. Jenna, 7. Flapio (video by Noe)
after downwind leg around buoy 3 (video by Noe)

On the reach leg to buoy 4 Moon caught up a lot with Jessi and Jenna passed Lucy.

reach leg passing Crows Nest and around buoy 4 (video by Noe)

On the final leg Moon found his spin turbo and passed Jessi and Arrekusu. Moon, Arrekusu, Jessi, Jenna and Lucy finished within 10sec behind Lisa. After the closest start we had also the closest finish in all races yesterday.

the finish of race 4: 1. Lisa, 2. Moon, 3. Arrekusu, 4. Jessi, 5. Jenna, 6. Lucy (video by Noe)

Here is the result of race 4:

1: Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — 00:11:11
2: moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — 00:11:34
3: Arrekusu Muromachi IDBS65D3 — 00:11:35
4: jessikalne Resident IDBS327F — 00:11:36
5: jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — 00:11:40
6: LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — 00:11:44
7: Nicci Neox IDBSA594 — not Finished

Lap Times:
Lisa Hyandi IDBS2145 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:11:10
moonglownight Resident IDBSBF2E — Start: 00:00:02 — Last lap: 00:11:32
Arrekusu Muromachi IDBS65D3 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:11:31
jessikalne Resident IDBS327F — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:11:35
jnx1e Resident IDBSD171 — Start: 00:00:21 — Last lap: 00:11:19
LucyInTheSky Afarensis IDBS3536 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:11:41
Nicci Neox IDBSA594 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: not finished

after the races (video by Noe)

Congrats to the NYC Team to keep the race course clean during the races and for hosting this awesome Regatta Day.

Congrats to Lisa for 3 and Jenna for 1 win and to all others who made this event really awesome and exciting.
And million thanks again to Noe who made this report possible with all her great videos.

Here is the official Result from Justin:

2021 Francois Jacques Memorial Overall
Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Entries: 9, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st BS2145 Lisa 1.0 1.0 (2.0) 1.0 5.0 3.0
2nd BSD171 Jenna 2.0 2.0 1.0 (5.0) 10.0 5.0
3rd BSBF2E Moon (4.0) 3.0 3.0 2.0 12.0 8.0
4th BSa594 Nicci 5.0 4.0 5.0 (7.0) 21.0 14.0
5th BS3536 Lucy (7.0) 5.0 4.0 6.0 22.0 15.0
6th BS65D3 Arrekusu 6.0 7.0 (10.0 DNF) 3.0 26.0 16.0
7th BS327f Jessikalne (10.0 DNS) 8.0 6.0 4.0 28.0 18.0
8th BSce61 Amy Pond 3.0 6.0 (10.0 DNC) 10.0 DNC 29.0 19.0
9th BS29AC Flapio (10.0 DNF) 10.0 DNF 10.0 DNF 10.0 DNC 40.0 30.0

Stay all safe and healthy and we hope to see you next Saturday on the “After Regatta Party” in the NYC Garden at 2PM SLT. Watch the notices in SL Groups for more informations.

hugs and kisses


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