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  1. 5Degrees

    Chicago Area III

    Merry Christmas to my sailing friends near and far - and a Happy and Safe New Year. I'll be sailing out of Charleston SC as a home base from now on - look me up if you get down here. 5D
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    Chicago Area III

    Safety at Sea Seminar There will be a US Sailing Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar at Jackson Park YC on Saturday, January 19th 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Cost is $145 Link to register http://www.jacksonparkyachtclub.org/
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    Chicago Area III

    The Corinthian Tartan Ten Fleet and the Corinthian Offshore Fleet invites everyone to attend a Speed Seminar: Sail Trim with Wally Cross of Quest Sails Join us, Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Corinthian Y.C. Montrose Harbor This is a free seminar featuring another of our local sail makers presenting information you can use to improve your speed. EVERYONE WELCOME- FROM ANY FLEET, ANY CLUB! Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club: T-10 Fleet Captain, Steven Fink Offshore Fleet, Chuck Fogel and Chuck Beitel
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    Chicago Area III

    T... are you on the RC for this event? Yes
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    Chicago Area III

    F40 - Pre Worlds Friday and Saturday Worlds Start Monday and go on until Thursday - Boat are docked down at Monroe Station - CYC
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    Chicago Area III

    Hope everyone had a great weekend sailing and racing - let's hear some more story's from a moderate to heavy breeze weekend - 3 cheers to Olof and Kristen and the rest of the RC hanging on the signal and mark set boats and getting all the races in this weekend. Still waiting to hear from Robin and Dennis to see how their rides did in this breeze?
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    Chicago Area III

    Hi all - I was on shore all weekend ( ask the other Mongo) - waiting for updates from Robin & and Lazy Guy ( Dennis) how their boats dId in moderate ( 15 - 22 ) knots breeze this weekend. Heard the RC was great and ran a lot a good courses for all the racers! How'd you'd you guys do this weekend?
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    Chicago Area III

    Someone give Lazy Guy a Lollypop and turn his frown upside down.
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    Chicago Area III

    In full disclosure toyou all I'm on the CYC RC. However I was not there on Sunday for the inshore Verve. I was on RC for the offshor Verve. Robin and Sam I respect your opinions and you are entitled to voice them here. There are many reasons to cancel/postpone/ abandan racing for a day. 1. Safety of the racers / RC / RC equipment / fleets 2. Experience of the RC and volunteers that day. ( Experience , age, time on the water, ) 3. Weather forcast and information available to the RC. 4. Fleet captians - yes the fleet captians where part of the processes. ( Did you talk to your fleet captian before voicing your opinion?) 5. OA - Organizing Authority All these variables are take in consideration before cancelling racing for the day. I've yet to see most of you on this forum out volenteering on the water to help RC on regular basis. - Let me know if I'm wrong about this. I got the snot knocked out of me on the Saturday of the offshore Verve on the signal boat - two of my crew ( Sr Flags - Flags ) are 80 and 73 years old respectivley. We had 3 RC members sea sick hanging on - scoring finishes/ between yacking over the side - every single one showed up on Sunday to do their jobs - so you would be able to race on Sunday to get the regatta in.. Come ther inshore Verve 2 weeks later and we're short on volunteers - imagine that. ( I skipped racing on the Etchells to help out RC on Saturday) CYC - ran 3 safety boat classes this spring - two US Sailing Power Boating Classes - Safety at Sea - 1 US Sailing Advanced Racemanagement class. Would you like me to start listing how many events the ( Chicago Area Yacht Clubs) run and days on the water that qualified RC volunteers are needed.. If you don't feel like we are providing good racing - please go join Dennis and run your own races with MORF - they're doing a great job - he tells us that all the time! My rant is over - please come join your local race committee and give a little back to your sport. That's my opinion for what it's worth. Tom Keegan
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    Chicago Area III

    COLORS REGATTA - Looking for 4-5 volunteers to help with the race committe for this weekends Colors Regatta. ColYc has split the regatta into 2 circles to provide more races and better racing. They have enough equipment ( Boats - marks - ground tackle - flags etc) But they need 4-5 more Race Committee volunteers to help run the races. If your avaiable either Saturday or Sunday please contact AnchorYanker to help out. His email is foredeck@msn.com or contact me and I'll get your number and have Olof call you back. Thanks in Advance. 5D
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    Chicago Area III

    Will I'm Eddy be ready for this weekend Colors Regatta?
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    Chicago Area III

    Convictus Maximus, Farr 42 I concur - Farr 42 Sue
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    Chicago Area III

    Blub Get there early and be ready to start on time this Sunday - Looking to run longer races with breeze on - hopefully! and hope to turn and burn right into the 2nd race so eat those sammy's on the down wind leg! Bear with AREA III Scoring this year - they are working on improvements. Please have someone from each of your boats read and understand the GSI's and SSI's for Sunday and every race! ( Hint Hint)
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    Chicago Area III

    Looks like another great day for frostbiting this Sunday at CYC Belmont. We had 12 Lasers and 14 V15's on the line last week. Come on out and join us this Sunday. Just a quick heads up - there will be no 420's racing this Sunday afternoon - High School Regatta has the boats. 5D
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