Fluffy

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  1. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Very happy over on Bravo course as well. 4 great races for the 105's and 3 for the rest of us which was just fine by me for the first full day of the year. Looking forward to the lake warming up a bit.
  2. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Agreed, tough conditions last weekend but the RC on Bravo ran 6 great races between the two days. Can't speak to the band though, I was chilled to the bone and packed it in early, I'll call that my one pass for the year. Funny enough they are predicting 30 degrees for the Susan Hood this year. That might just make me do it for the first time in 10 years.
  3. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Didn't see that one coming. Looks like that weekend will be an automatic on the schedule. The last "Youngstown" ever, I can only imagine what will happen.
  4. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Absolutely a great weekend, although the BBQing was a little tougher than expected. Anyone have tips for lighting the Q upwind? Most races took us half the upwind just to get it started. Thanks Barkley and NYC. Official BBQ fleet next year?
  5. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    I'm in for Owners. I hear it is going to be a smokin' time!
  6. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Nope. But we did try and hit Ripper at ABYC (the person not his boat). Unfortunately he moved and we got the boat he was on.
  7. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    I can't remember the last time I was on a boat on Lake Ontario that hit another boat. Very courteous we are.
  8. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Bill Visser did a kick ass job as RC on Charlie course for LYRA. It was nice to see a guy actually have fun on a comittee boat while running good races and making sensible decisions in difficult conditions. Anybody have any stories from Saturday night? I heard that some may have had a little too much fun...
  9. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Owners was as good as it could've been given the G20 and weather. Certainly not the best in recent years but it is what it is, we still had a great time. PCYC is going to be a great regatta with warm sunshine and great, steady winds. You heard it here first...
  10. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    You'd better believe it. Just bring lots of beer because it will not be a quick drive down Queens Quay to get to the beer store. Arrive by boat, leave by boat and try not to leave the club.
  11. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Let your friend know that I will be on bear necessity friday evening if he wants to talk about race course positioning. Alec, I can't respond to PMs from work so call me at 905-338-7224 if you get a chance. Cheers, Dave
  12. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    We were racing at ABYC and won our division. Tonight 4 of our crew travelled to a different club to race on the boat that finished last that weekend to help them get up to speed faster. Commaradaries and good natured fellowship do exist; it is just unfortunate that those that don't believe in it tend to be more vocal. Interestingly enough, my experience tonight didn't happen because we are wonderful, generous teachers. It happened because a boat chose to show up at the start line regardless of their experience, bring a great attitude and be open to help. Hopefully you're young friend will try again and maybe you can join him for a day or set him up with someone that can help teach him how to get around the race course. Every boat on the start line counts. Hey Fluffy, good karma brother. Respect. Maybe you and the crew can come with us one day and get us up to speed seeing as we came third last I don't think we can help you go back when you are over early. Maybe hold off on the rummers until after the race. I've been trying to get a hold of you. Any interest in sailing RCYC this weekend? If anybody else is PM me.
  13. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    We were racing at ABYC and won our division. Tonight 4 of our crew travelled to a different club to race on the boat that finished last that weekend to help them get up to speed faster. Commaradaries and good natured fellowship do exist; it is just unfortunate that those that don't believe in it tend to be more vocal. Interestingly enough, my experience tonight didn't happen because we are wonderful, generous teachers. It happened because a boat chose to show up at the start line regardless of their experience, bring a great attitude and be open to help. Hopefully you're young friend will try again and maybe you can join him for a day or set him up with someone that can help teach him how to get around the race course. Every boat on the start line counts.
  14. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    I'll be at Owners too. Enough of us for a little SA get to together? Here are the details When- When ever the Appleton girls are pouring the free rum. Where- Where ever the Appleton girls are puring the free rum. There will be appleton girls pouring rum, right?
  15. Fluffy

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Overall RC did a pretty good job. Still much prefer the straight windward leeward as it was just too tempting to open a beer on the LONG reaching leg. Gotta say I was a dissapointed in the organization by RCYC for the open for the following reasons. Friday night they were brutally understaffed and there wasn't even a big turnout of open racers. What would have happened if more people actually showed up? Who knew that Friday night racing, game seven of the hockey playoffs and an open regatta would lead to additional people? Saturday morning no additonal ferries led to crew showing up late even they showed up adequately early for the launch. Sunday morning they had additonal ferries for all of the crew that were already on the island after sleeping over. Having to punch a ticket at the free pour sucks, but such is life in the new world of drinking and driving and over serving rules. Massive line ups at the end of the free pour aren't cool. Forcing all the crew to pay $30 for a wrist band that gets them a dinner of cold pasta just doesn't cut it. Either way I will be there for the whole week of LYRA and I am bringing the type of 4 knot shit box that racing is so desperately missing these days. Hoping things are better organized we see some competition.