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  1. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Not at all, usually much worse
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    That would be the most likely outcome if redress is granted.
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    If looking for MOB could be eligible for redress. Might make 2nd yet
  4. West Michigan Thread

    Need to have a handheld radio with DSC, and separate MMSI number mandatory this year in addition to the main radio and no synthetic lifelines. The radio was recommended but not mandatory last year. They are looking to go to LED flares also but still will require parachute flares. as LED aren't good in daylight. Other than that nothing too exciting at the show. The sailing area is getting smaller and smaller. every year. Kind if sad but it is what it is.
  5. West Michigan Thread

    Happy to discuss offline the why's and how's on the development of the Trans Michigan Race if your really interested but for this forum suffice it to say that it was done very reluctantly after much discussion and negotiation with SSYC over many years. No animosity just doing what is best for MYC. MYC racer QC articipation had/has dropped from being 15-20% of QC fleet to only 2-3 boats. The Trans Mi race was developed to satisfy the demands of MYC and other West Mi racers who wanted a more consistent race. Trans Mi is drawing primarily boats that would likely not do QC anyway (so far). That may change but we will see. QC is run for the best interest of the SSYC as it should be. The Trans MI is being run based on the best interest of MYC and other west Mi racers. People can make their own decisions but Trans Michigan will always be a daytime race from Milwaukee to Muskegon for those boats that want to race the race.
  6. West Michigan Thread

    MYC Schedule should be out shortly. Some changes. Governors Cup will be June 16-17 as a pre regatta for the Tripp/ Trans Michigan. Tripp will start from Muskegon on June 20, Trans Mi is Friday June 22. Morning start for a evening finish in Muskegon. Hope to have lots of boats in Muskegon for the week for a buoy racing for the Governors Cup and back to back offshore racing with the Tripp /Trans Mi races with a big party Friday night in Muskegon! Registration is open for Trans MI and NOR available HERE
  7. J/35 Another Rule 18 Clarification

    The question is, was there an inside overlap established at the 3 boat length circle. At 6 knots you move about 10 feet per second. The other boat appears longer than 35 and since they hit the circle first it is their 3 boat lengths not yours. Doing the math you would have had to have an overlap very early in the video. No real way to tell given the camera angle and parallax if there was an overlap from the video alone. If there was, you had rights for room to round the mark on the inside. If not, then you fouled them. Burdon of proof would be on you to prove there was an overlap as the presumption in a dispute is that there was not, How big was the other boat? What was your speed? what would you estimate their speed? Wind speed? any current? Those are the questions I would be asking as PC.
  8. Chicago Area III

    Wow Didn't notice the huge rip in that Puma kite in the previous shots I'd seen. Wonder if they ripped in during that last jibe. Looked OK before the got to the bridge.
  9. West Michigan Thread

    Muskegon YC is running a couple of seminars in the next couple of weeks Friday night November 3rd, Rules Seminar 6-9 upstairs in the Lakeview Room. Free and open to the public Saturday November 4th, US Sailing One Day Judge Seminar. 8-5. $75 includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and US Sailing fee. Will qualify you to take the US Sailing Test to become a Club Judge. Must register in advance at the US Sailing site ussaling.org. or HERE Registration deadline is October 27th. Attendance at the Friday night rules seminar is recommended but not mandatory.
  10. West Michigan Thread

    Chris Higgins too
  11. West Michigan Thread

    Yep that is Mystic from MYC for the 2017 season. My understanding is that it was always a gap boat and they would be moving on to something else when they found something else. My guess is they found something else!
  12. West Michigan Thread

    Several West Michigan Sailors and Anarchist on board Il Mostro as it attempts to break the Chicago to Mackinac speed record tonight. Track em on YB http://yb.tl/ilmostro2017 Good Luck boys!
  13. J35 Anarchist

    Big thanks to AYC and Fleet 7 for putting on a great event. Big thanks to the Major Detail and Mr. Bill's Wild Ride for making the trip from the Midwest to Annapolis. I just got word today that Tawas YC is pull out for the 2018 NA's so we are looking for a new venue. I would like to keep it on the Lake Huron/St. Clair area if we can. More to follow!
  14. J35 Anarchist

    I was in town for a brief appearance but did not get out on the water. I am sure someone was taking pics though and I will post some if I get copies. Day 2 results Mr. Bill goes 1,1,3, to maintain first place, Major Detail goes 4,4,1, to move into a tie for second place with Abientot who went 2, 3,2, for the day. Aunt Jean is hot on their heels only 2 points behind after going 3,2,7 on day two. Bill is going to be hard to catch but anything is possible and the fight for the other two podium position is fierce! Full results HERE
  15. J35 Anarchist

    Day 1 of North American Championship Regatta in Annapolis MD. Light and variable winds allowed only one race to be completed. Mr Bill's Wild Ride of North star Sailing Club in Harrison Township MI took race one with Aunt Jean of the home Annapolis YC in second place, and Major Detail of the Port Huron Yacht Club, Port Huron MI took third. Full results on Yachtscoring. Let's hope for some better winds for day two so the race committee can bang out some more races!!