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    Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show

    PV stands for Party Vessel, not Power Vessel. Enough said.
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    Lake Michigan waves

    Did they repeat the use of Pronto throughout their J ownerships? Pronto II J105, etc...
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    Lake Michigan waves

    Sheboygan WIsco is The Great Lakes Surf Capitol!
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    Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show

    We always HAD class members or owners at a table around the boat we raced. First problem, the boat does not get hauled into the show anymore like everyboat it seems so there is really nothing to showcase. There are reasons dealerships that sell recreation allow you to demo the merch or at least walk through it. Wets your floorboards and appetite. Again, we will go to far lengths to get sailing on people's "to do" list any maybe sold for a lifetime of it but the show makes it a bit more difficult or I should say maybe not the best purveyor of information.
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    Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show

    1.No sailor in Chicago gets excited about heading to McCormick Place. 2. Owner and crew went to the show last year JUST to get a deal on foul weather gear. Don't need anything this year and the pickings are slim...no reason to go. 3. The internet is the shopping place of today. 4. We had a fleet rep including myself every year at Navy Pier. Now, the cost and the boat isn't even present makes for bad PR for selling a fleet and it's benefits. 5. Socializing now is post show and they occur up LSD at Belmont or Montrose. Not many places that are convenient down around McCormick Place. 6. It bothers me that collegiate teams, clubs, and charitable organizations have to PAY as much as any dealer. This equates to no giveaways and no younger sailors to talk to and get them into your fleet. 7. My college sailing team used to have a booth. I bought a Tshirt and sweatshirt and half went to their program. Seems like a foul ball not having these opportunities anymore. 8. Lastly, I can shake hands and have a beer with my fellow sailors at the YC.
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    J/111 staysail

    The effects of a staysail on a 109 and 105 which is basically unfurling the jib are measurable. We saw boat speeds jump 3/10s of a knot on certain angles,...albeit very tight and specific angles. Curious with the comments whether the 111 has restrictions on tacking down one aft on port racing. With a jib up that is of smaller size, doesn't this make the sailplan efficient under specific reaching conditions?
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    Our refreshed 1D35 comes out to play.

    I am going to reach out to the owner. If he isn't caught at the peak of Vail this holiday season I might get a response before spring.
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    Our refreshed 1D35 comes out to play.

    Good friends relayed some soft spots on the deck and put a sprit on her last year. Wish I had a newer pick. Also renamed it Entourage II. Great boat and will be interesting to see how they do this year after they have sorted out what the new dimensions and sail arrangement can do for them. Makes it a more effective racer for the Race to Mackinac and other distance stuff. Not sure the hit they take on any ratings with the new look.
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    Pay to play - amateur racing

    Pay to Play scenarios.....can become a mess and deadly. Something that we have seen happen and I am continually not a fan of. I like the fact that someone puts forth an incredible option for people to get out sailing and racing but first and foremost make sure you make that distinction. Racing involves a run through of all the systems on the boat weekly to maintain the safety of the vessel and it's crew. Most importantly for the sailors sailing the vessel. Not that cruising it you should overlook anything but a BC must be appointed and paid to clean, maintain, and refit anything that needs attention. Lastly, when you are a guest on a boat and are bringing something to drink, bring what YOU are planning on drinking and sharing. Nothing worse than a case of falstaff that sits in a heated damp dock box for 3 mths.
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    Comments on Trim

    Roger that
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    Comments on Trim

    more leech tension...hike harder.
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    Chicago Area III

    George solidified my ride into a new class years ago. I owe em one, but that's about it. Saw him out cruising about a month ago....
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    Chicago Area III

    Not a big God believer but more so than know-it-alls and one uppers...
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    Chicago Area III

    Well I talked to all the race organizers and they don't want your help!