spring fever

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  1. spring fever

    And Now...for something TOTALLY New!

    The Melges 15 starts at $11,750 for the Club and $12,250 for the One-Design. Sails are included in the base price. Make sure that you are selecting the correct boat from the drop-down menu when using the request a quote form. Note: The Melges MC Scow has a base price of $16.8k
  2. spring fever

    And Now...for something TOTALLY New!

    Expect to see an update around 11AM. The boats feature a request a quote form that auto-populate pricing for you - no need to email
  3. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    I have asthma and am tired of not being able to see my parents (one is super high-risk), so there's no question about it. The initial reopening plan for IL just rolled out as well. It will be interesting to see how quickly we get to phase 4 (gatherings of 50people, bars reopen).
  4. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    Big or short-sighted? Let's consider the number of international sailors who come in for the Macs and then look at the boats with 10+ crew members. Regardless of when the end of the stay-home orders takes place, we'll need to take social distancing into consideration. It's simply unwise to pack people of different households on a boat for 40+ hours and send them to an island with limited hospital resources or send them back to their hometowns as carriers increasing the spread. Then look at the population of sailors racing who are over 50yo and have underlying conditions. From a PR standpoint, I'd rather take a hard pass on running a race this year than chance being the next source of an outbreak. Which headline would you prefer?
  5. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    Bring your own supply or visit the booths with a communal bar. Much better selection.
  6. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    I'm not discounting their record nor their sailing prowess, but the video credits a 9-person production crew. Clearly this was on their minds. 1) It could have been VOR, AC, ESPN quality quite easily with the proper direction/input. There's literally an award-winning VOR OBR at CYC - use him as a consultant if nothing else. 2) Kids are growing up with cameras in hand and in the sky. Did you miss that GoPros shoot 4k and the company built its own drone? Teenagers are using action cameras to capture some amazing footage to produce cutting edge skate videos (or their sport of choice). Some are lucky enough to end up in a high school that cultivates their talent in programs like sports broadcasting. Former classmates graduated directly into the ranks at surf/skate publications and ESPN. So, yes, a high schooler could have done it better.
  7. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    Okay, I'll be the one to say it... REALLY?! Do you really think this is a great video?! This is first generation, YouTube-quality production/editing. A program of this caliber should've had an OBR for an event like this. This program could've pumped out some breathtaking imagery - mini features/highlights, short interview clips, onboard photos... the list goes on. Il Mostro could've had content to last them through the end of the year easily. Not to mention, a video like this list wouldn't have taken a month's time nor a team of 8+ to produce. Even with little to no notice, Il Mostro could've tapped several local resources to cover the momentous event - Matt Knighton, Andrew Jowett, Petey Crawford. I have to wonder what the thought process was on this one. Even if there was just a single GoPro onboard, a high schooler could've done a better job. All that being said, I'm still thrilled for the Il Mostro crew on the mad dash up the lake. I just expected a video that would reflect the monster's beastly performance.
  8. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    I prefer lurking nowadays. Keeps me out of trouble. Speaking of trouble... Winter Anarchy will be making a comeback. Save the date January 12.
  9. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    It's exceeding registration rates and breaking previous years' records through proper marketing and communications with the community and stakeholders. It also helps that Skyway is an active title sponsor and is making the most of their relationship to the event as opposed to simply throwing a logo on it. There will be more to come shortly... In the meantime, if you haven't registered, CLICK HERE to do so.
  10. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    The 1D35 is someone departing from an older program - I wouldn't call that new blood when boats are struggling to get crew to commit for a full season. Sure, there may be something going on behind the scenes with CASRA, but where is this sponsorship money going? To a new casual race? Are volunteers suddenly going to get paid or receive incentives? The scene is dependent on volunteers, and you really can run a race for free (I did it for 54 boats in 2014). Maybe CASRA is simply building a bank to invest in something bigger. Until there's some sort of explanation or more transparent communication, I'll continue deleting emails.
  11. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    Agreed. Let's cut to the chase... What does CASRA support mean for the competitor?
  12. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    Great job, Keith & Andy! It was great seeing so many of you. Next time I'll bring popcorn
  13. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    I've been out of the loop... CASRA is supposed to have a link where you can register for multiple events at once. Anyone have a track on this? Cheers!
  14. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    I never asked for free. I'm just saying that we're missing a step in a target-rich environment - timeshare/charter a race boat in a competitive one design fleet
  15. spring fever

    Chicago Area III

    Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have a J105. Owning a boat is just not feasible at the moment and I'm the problem/target market. Some sort of racing charter program would be much more appealing, but I want to race against more than 5 Sonars