Here are four videos taken during the 2017 Wrinkleboat Ran-Tan on Lake Pleasant, AZ
First video taken the Thursday before the Ran-Tan officially began. Warm, sunny and wind 3-5 kts. Great winter sailing day! (Please excuse the quality of this as was recorded originally as LIVE video on Sage Marine’s Facebook page.)
This video was recorded a couple hours after the above. It is in HD so much better quality than the Facebook LIVE recording above. Both the SageCat and Sage 17 sailed north and around Horse Island in 3-8kts of wind.
This update reviews the morning racing on Saturday 17 February 2017 and includes a tour of the Sage 15 cabin (same interior as the SageCat) – (This video was originally a Facebook LIVE broadcast so please excuse the image quality.)
Video taken before the final race of the 2017 Winkleboat Ran-Tan on Lake Pleasant, AZ, Sunday 19 February 2017. Rain, wind, rain, wind and more rain! It is blowing 12-15kts and Sage 15 sloop ASOLARE is hove to as the video is shot. You can see the ‘slick’ of water coming off the keel and hull to the right of Dave’s head (left video frame) – (This was originally recorded as a Facebook LIVE feed so please excuse the image quality.)
The BLOG post linked below for Ran-tan results –
Sage 17s a Sage 15 and SageCat will be attending the Wrinkleboat Ran-Tan on Lake Pleasant, AZ, just north of downtown Phoenix, February 17-19 2017 (this is President’s Day Weekend). The boats will be available for demonstration sails before and after the Ran-Tan, 15-17 Feb. and 20 Feb. ’17.
If you want to see the boats and go for a sail give us a call at 800-621-1065 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each January owners of Jerry Montgomery and Lyle Hess designs get together on Lake Pleasant, Arizona, to enjoy some wonderful Winter sailing. For the past five years the ‘winkleboats’ (ie, boats with lapstrake styled hulls) are the largest fleet taking part in the Arizona Yacht Club’s Birthday Regatta.
Details about the event –
The event is called ‘wrinkleboat’ (a tongue in cheek joke about the lapstrake hulls looking like they are wrinkled) and in reality all trailer sailor pocket cruisers are invited to attend.
Some information for those interested in attending – with a boat or not –
We have a couple of sailors expressing a desire to crew at the 2016 WrinkleBoat Intergalactic Championship Regatta and Ran-Tan – (who wouldn’t want to participate ? ?)
Send us a note using the ‘Contact Us’ form [on the Wrinkleboat’s www-site] if you have a position available – these are not ‘multiperson crews in uniforms’ so if you have a spot, need crew or would like to share the experience and we will try to make proper matches.
Marty C. crewed for me during the 2015 event – I made a new sailor friend, had fun and Marty helped produce great results !
Rumor has it there will be a new ‘fathead’ sailing there with it’s designer driving – unconfirmed but…true.
Thanks for your interest!
Have Fun, Come Sailing in the desert in January 2016!
– Gary O
This is a great event … as much fun on land sharing stories and skills with fellow pocket cruiser sailors as the challenge oneself on the racecourse.
Have just returned to Colorado after a wonderful weekend at Lake Pleasant, Arizona, attending the 2015 Wrinkleboat Ran-Tan. Arizona provided summer-like weather during the weekend – 70s and sunshine. The only ‘negative’ was the wind was at an all-time low … folks that have attending the Arizona Yacht Club Birthday Regatta stated this was a ‘record low’ for lack of wind. Oh well, one can’t control the weather.
Sailing was still fun. The Wrinkleboats ran three races – two on Saturday and one on Sunday. The two Saturday races were ‘drifters’ with the wind blowing at most three knots, but usually around 1kt. There were times that the boat was moving though no evidence of wind was on the water.
Sunday started out with a 10-12kt wind. The course on Sunday was to run around two islands, Horse and Balanced Rock, at the north end of the lake and then around an un-named island at the south end of the lake. The nice breeze at the start wasn’t to last. As the group approached Horse Island the wind died to almost nothing. As on Saturday I was able to keep the boat moving even with no evidence of a breeze. The course was shortened to end at the ‘un-named island’.
The racing was fun. Interacting with the Wrinkleboat feet members was a blast. Great discussions about all things small boat were had.
After racing on Sunday was completed the awards were handed out to participants.
Click on the link below to see the results (once the document loads scroll down to the Sage/Montgomery results) –
The group then got their boats ready for transport. Home locations include Arizona, California, Idaho and Colorado.
Planning for the 2016 event is already in process.