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  1. SailChiTown

    Chicago Area III

    The map, clearly excludes ColYC and it's dock from the order. It includes CYC, but not their docks. I guess you are right, WI boats, come on down and stay on your boat!! Don't worry, we will bring you supplies and GrubHub and Saucy deliver to both clubs.
  2. SailChiTown

    Chicago Area III

    You don't sail 40.7s do you? Full crew for railmeat is 12. yes, that is way overkill for the maneuvers, but that boat is over powered with the mast 2 feet forward of original design and needs the bodies. i would say a 36.7 would be considered fully crewed with 8, some take 9.
  3. SailChiTown

    Chicago Area III

    Why change your mind, don’t come, I hope many don’t come, more dock space for us.
  4. SailChiTown

    Chicago Area III

    This is good news for me, even if i'm not planning on doing the BYCmack, it lets us know for the CYC MAC what the island thinks. 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race Race Chair Communication #5 May 18, 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race - Update Current items to update everyone on. 1. Port Huron Harbor Master has reported: a. Marinas in Port Huron will open on 15 May b. The City of Port Huron will not have any additional restrictions other than those required by Governor Whitmer. 2. I have spoken with the Mackinac Island Mayor, Margret Doud, and she is supportive of the Race. She is facilitating communication between the appropriate parties and just as we are, she encourages flexibility and patience. 3. Mackinac Island has reported that they will begin opening on 1 June 2020 with a hard open on 19 June 2020 4. The Mackinac Island Harbor Master has reported that the water is very high and they may not be turning on the power to the docks. This issue is being evaluated. Currently, they are planning to limit docking to one boat per well when they open. We will continue to stay in touch with the proper authorities and keep everyone up to date. 5. Race Weather Briefing: a. The weather briefing will be virtual this year b. The briefing will be recorded on Friday and made available to all competitors via a link on the Race web site, c. The briefing will be updated Saturday morning, with the latest info via a link on the Race web site, d. Early in the race week, a test will be set up just so racers can use the site once before the Race. Never hurts to practice these things..... 6. We will NOT be printing any race documents/notifications this year unless it is ABSOLUTELY necessary. Always consult the web site for official race documents and notifications. 7. Great Lakes NOAA Weather Buoys - Per USCG LNM:13/20, NOAA Weather buoys throughout the Great Lakes will not be set on station as advertised in the Volume VII Great Lakes Light List. The National Data Buoy Center has postponed servicing of these buoys until further notice. 8. The Coast Guard Permit was granted for the Chicago Race to Mackinac on 14 June 2020. We expect our permit any day. General Questions we have received: Question Comment Will there be a party in Port Huron? Not one sponsored by BYC Will there be a party on Mackinac Island? Yes, we believe so but will be scaled back Will my boat have a safety inspection on Mackinac Island? Yes, there will still be random inspections. Will Endless Summer band be on Mackinac Island? Not this year. Will awards be handed out on Mackinac Island Yes, we believe so Will there be social distancing requirements on Mackinac Island? This will be up to Mackinac Island and government directives/requirements. Will there be changes before the start of the race? Absolutely! Could the race still be canceled? Yes it could, based on the conditions stated in the NOR. Does Mackinac Island even want us on the island and can they accommodate us? The answer to both of these is a resounding yes! The Mackinac Island economy has been severely impacted. They want and need us to support them. What right-of-way rules apply to a virtual mark? It's a mark regardless of its physical presence. Please review the RRS. How does using Yellow Brick to score the race impact the finish times and possible scoring? It does not in any meaningful way impact the results. We have done research and the data shows that the change between scoring the boats by the bow or stern (YB Transponder Location) would not have impacted scoring in the past several years. We are working with US Sailing, World Sailing and Yellow Brick to come to a common understanding and agreement. What does all this mean? The Bayview Mackinac Race is still a go! Get your entries in, Rating Certs processed and your boats ready! Chris Clark Chairman - 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race
  5. SailChiTown

    Chicago Area III

    Wilmette Harbor Opening & Heavy Lift Wilmette Harbor Club May 5, 2020 Over the weekend, the State of Illinois issued a Summary of the New Order which included guidelines for marinas. With this new ruling in place, the harbor plans to open for the season on Friday, May 8. Unfortunately, the guidelines continued the requirement of only 2 people per boat. Hopefully, the State will revise this guideline in the near future.
  6. SailChiTown

    Chicago Area III

    I'll just say, you do you. I, for one, will go if the race is running. that goes for Chi-MAC too.
  7. SailChiTown

    Chicago Area III

    this is big: It is likely that Mackinac Island will start opening in the 3rd week of June. This is three weeks before the 2020 Bayview Mackinac Race and is adequate time for us to run the Race. Due to this compressed timing there will be some required adjustments.
  8. SailChiTown

    Chicago Area III

    not sure about larsen's, but skyway and crowley's are open to a point. SD in place
  9. SailChiTown

    ticky tack?

    SS, when comparing Case 83 with US appeal 72, you should consider the circumstances of the reason for the crew to be outside the lifelines. In the case, the crew is doing a normal trimming action and therefor, was probably happening all the way down the run. In the appeal and the photo, the crew is clearly acting during a douse, therefore doing a brief and necessary job. Please don't confuse different situations by not understanding or paying attention to the the intricacies of that situation.
  10. SailChiTown

    Sail Charts for Beneteau First 40.7

    You might want to let people know what config your 40.7 is. Most of them in the NE have done mast head kites and/or penalty pole. Also, knowing your inventory would be essential.
  11. SailChiTown

    Significant decline in 2019 Tri-State Regatta Registration

    should have posted this in Chicago area III thread. however, we now have 105 boats.
  12. SailChiTown

    LBRW 2019 Results: Someone shoot the coder please

    Volunteer to fix it yourself or just STFU and say thank you for all the other volunteers that make our sport possible.
  13. SailChiTown

    Chucktown Fuckery

    Look at the SIs for the race, it says that if you redress a starting penalty and lose, you get a DNE. That said, it’s BS that they do that.
  14. SailChiTown

    Chucktown Fuckery

    Well said, mike
  15. SailChiTown

    To Taffeta or Not to Taffeta

    Without knowing what the skin is, hard to know whether taffeta would be a help. I will say, if it's mylar, adding taffeta will help, mylar will start to crack from folding and weather after 3-4 years. we put taffeta on one side of a mylar sail and think we got a full year more out of it (maybe more).