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    CHI-MAC Race Wx

    Hey oshitsky wind will be 8-12 out of the wsw. Sky's will be sunny. Overnight they will back to the ese the go east all day sunday. Temps in the upper 70s and sunny. No wind above 12 and none below 8. Does this heplp you get through the week?
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    Chicago Area III

    The SIs for the rally say 10:55. Much different than the NORs and past years I noticed. Wondered why the big discrepancy, but it makes getting it together in the AM easy...
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    Chicago Area III

    Mac will require crotch strap or thigh straps on PDFs. They listed this last year as a requirement coming this year. . .
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    Chicago Area III

    But, was she a virgin? Non-virgins might have angered the Orr gods...
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    Chicago Area III

    If you re-cast the results in phrf, the top spots stay the same. Those boats that race one design should do better - they are constantly getting feedback on how to make their boats go fast, compared to other like boats. This makes for better racers. The top of the fleet may stay the same or close (In this case boats 1 and 2 change places, but 6th, 7th and 8th under PHRF were 19th 25 and 12th under ORR - it is in the mid fleet, normally handicapped boats, where the largest affect is felt. It would be great if CYA would make an ORR Division and a PHRF division and allow the owners to vote with their feet. (But then CYC would miss out on all the ORR royalties when no one gets an ORR cert because of the cost...(Follow the money)
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    Chicago Area III

    Looks like someone on port of PHRF heard the same rumor about a PHRF overlay
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    Chicago Area III

    Too bad - ORR sucks unless you are a Sidney 38, or a Mumm 36, vintage boat...
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    Chicago Area III

    Just heard a rumor about this year's mac race - something about an LMPHRF section/overlay on the race. Anybody hear anything?
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    Chicago Area III

    Check on JT. He may be driving up Sunday
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Happy birthday Larry. And thanks for the memories!
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    Chicago Area III

    Everyone was too busy racing and drinking and racing and drinking...The days started a little slow, but once the racing started it was good!
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    Chicago Area III

    Sorry to hear. FWIW, 5 years ago guy doing deliver back w/us didn't get his bag, he had checked and rechecked at most of the hotels to see if it was mis-delivered. As we were heading out on Wed, he got a call that it had been found. Also, a few years ago, one of the crew on EW lost his bag as we headed home. He brought it to the ferry on Mac island, had it tagged, etc and it never showed up in Mac City. As far as I know, that one is still a mystery. And I agree, CYC offering island bag service is an interesting idea. Speaking of things going missing...a couple years ago, someone swiped the Grateful Dead flag from Renegade (originally a Folie flag), the following year the thief or thief's BO returned it. Last week it disappeared again, was taken on Wed between 1 AM - 4 AM. If anyone knows where it is, I can tell you the guys don't get it and really don't care who did it or why, they'd just like the flag back. The GD flag from Renegade (the Folie a Deux battle flag) is one of a kind - if any one sees it or knows its whereabouts please return, or ask it to be returned either to Renegade or to Columbia Yacht club - Larry and the rest of the Folie alumni would be grateful. Besides - its bad karma to steal...
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    Chicago Area III

    Columbia YC is hosting the Boater's Bash again this year, but a little earlier than the past two years! Area III Boaters' Bash Saturday, Oct. 27 6:30 P.M. 2012 Columbia Beer Can Awards Area III Trophies from ALL Clubs Area III Boat of the Year Awards Yachtsman of the Year Award ALL ARE WELCOME $7.00 per person RSVP (312)938-3625 or janet@colyc.org Boaters'BashExternal_2012.pdf RSVP (312)938-3625 or janet@colyc.org
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I'm pretty sure that is Spitfire Looks better in these Pics then she does now, but the horseshoe buoys, which double as seat cushions give her away. Nice boat, well sailed, but got hurt with her ORR Rating, if I remember right. Again Larry thanks for the pictures and the memories.
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    Chicago Area III

    You mean tomorrow, right? I would assume it will be like years past - 19:00 start at the Gap (Chicago Light house) - someone will countdown the start on ch 69 - race around the crib and take your own finish time as you cross the extension of a line from the south end of the breakwall south (North would be bad...) Give give your time to who ever at Columbia YC is compiling the results and wait for the announcement in the bar of the results while consuming adult beverages.... Unless thing are going to change this year?