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  1. rs aero

    North, south, east, west - 22 RS Aero events in North America in 2018 are now listed on the RS Aero North American Events Schedule and it's not even the end of January yet. As well as the Midwinters this coming weekend in Florida, the other two major regattas confirmed so far are the North Americans in Galveston in May and the Pacific Coast Championship at the Columbia River Gorge in July. And I am sure some American sailors will be going to the RS Aero Worlds at the 2012 Olympics venue in England in August. Choices, choices, choices.
  2. rs aero

    Yeah. I had never heard of that location in Galveston before. It was selected as a site for the RS Aero North Americans by a vote of class members - the other alternative being the Columbia River Gorge. I think a big selling point among those who voted for it was that it is a more central location in the country than either the north-east or north-west where we have held our NAs or Nationals in the last three years. (Full disclosure - personally I voted for the Gorge but then I am usually sailing the opposite tack to most of rest of the fleet.) The selling points for Galveston Sea Star Base for the Aero NAs in May also included... Protected bayou for sailing. Site of several major Laser, high school and college regattas. Great sea-breeze, usually 10-15 knots and temps around 80 degrees. $30/night onsite lodging, reasonably priced off-site accommodation available. Venue is 40 minutes from Hobby airport and organizer will offer very reasonable airport transport, so no need to rent a car! Pre-event clinic will be held. Charter boats available for $550 from KO Sailing.
  3. rs aero

    RS Aero Midwinters are next weekend at Palm Beach Sailing Club. 25 boats already registered and the current forecast predicts it will be blowing iguanas off trees. This video is of the same event in 2017.
  4. rs aero

    I see that charters for both the Texas State Championships at Conroe YC in April, and the NAs at Galveston in May are now available for purchase on the KO Sailing website. At most events we positively encourage non-owners (aka prospective owners) to charter RS Aeros. That's the primary purpose for the charter trailer. But I appreciate your sentiment, torrid, that at least some boats should be reserved for class members/ current owners at the NAs.
  5. rs aero

    The charter trailer will be at the four Florida events definitely (although I hear all the charter boats for the Midwinters are taken.) And it's been announced that charter boats will be available at the North Americans in Galveston. I don't know personally about all of the others yet. Email the class manager Marc Jacobi at USA@RSAeroSailing.org if you have interest in a charter for any particular event.
  6. rs aero

    2018 RS Aero events in North America confirmed so far... Jan 26-28 - Midwinters - Palm Beach SC - FL Feb 2-4 - Florida State Champs - US Sailing Center, Jensen Beach Feb 24-25 - Frigid Digit - Corinthian YC - Seattle, WA March 16-18 - Sarasota One Design Midwinter Regatta - Sarasota Sailing Squadron - FL April 5-6 - RS Aeros at Feva Worlds - Clearwater Community Sailing Center - FL 28-29 April - Texas State Champs - Conroe YC May 17-20 - North Americans - Sea Star Base - Galveston,TX June 2 - Massapoag YC Small Boat Regatta - Sharon,MA June 9-10 - Wickford Regatta - Wickford YC - RI July 7-8 - Newport Regatta - Sail Newport - RI Sep 8-9 - Massapoag YC Annual Regatta - Sharon, MA Check out https://www.rsaerosailing.org/index.asp?p=events&rg=North America for latest schedule and all the info on each event. I am sure there will be more events added to this list in the coming weeks. Did I miss any other regattas already confirmed?
  7. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    And this part of the WS Antitrust Policy may give LP some difficulties... 2.5.2 Via its contracts with Olympic Classes and their manufacturers, World Sailing monitors production quality and prices of manufacturers, in particular sole manufacturers, to ensure that the supplier(s) is satisfying demand at acceptable quality and service levels. In the event of a breach of the contracts (e.g. consistent failure by the supplier to maintain acceptable quality and service levels), World Sailing has the right to require re-tendering for the production of equipment of the Class.
  8. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    ISCA - The class leadership had a very productive meeting with representatives of Laser Performance and World Sailing in New York City on Monday January 8th. We will update our membership and supporters as we continue to make progress towards a mutually beneficial agreement. LP - LP, ISCA and World Sailing enjoyed a very constructive and positive meeting in New York City on Monday the 8th of January. Because of the nature of this meeting LP will postpone their webinars schedule for Sunday the 14th and Monday the 15th of January for two weeks. Please be prepared to tune in on the 21st and 22nd of January. Well, at least they agree on something.
  9. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Your wife can't have the ISCO. Sara Salamo got there first. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4809704/real-madrid-isco-dating-sara-salamo/
  10. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Wait. There's a meeting today? Am I invited?
  11. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    The Aero is so 2014. It's time to get an ISCO.
  12. What Are Your Sailing Goals for 2018?

    LOL. That was my goal pretty much every year when I used to sail Lasers. Did manage once (but only once) to achieve semi-respectable mediocrity by just squeaking into the top half of my age-group fleet at a Masters Worlds.
  13. What Are Your Sailing Goals for 2018?

    1. Sail my RS Aero a lot 2. Encourage other people to sail RS Aeros a lot 3. Have fun
  14. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Bruce Kirby appointed to Order of Canada. http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/01/02/bruce-kirby-appointed-order-canada/
  15. Huh? New Sunfish Class?