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  1. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    FYI - Saw this posted in Area III (Chicago) thread. No Queens Cup. Might be an opportunity for the Trans Michigan race to make its mark this year: garyedelman Anarchist #4873 Posted 8 hours ago Doubtful that SSYC would be in a position to do this. This morning we received word our slips will not be open this year. Long story short, the April 28-May 1 storm un-did much of the progress made trying to restore the damage from the January 9 storm.
  2. GABA

    Chicago Area III

    Sun Times headline. I think we're all screwed for the summer. Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says During a virtual speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, the mayor said, “Unfortunately at this point, we will not be ready to reopen our lakefront” because a “resurgence in cases is more than a risk.”
  3. GABA

    Chicago Area III

    Chicago Mac is getting even more doubtful. IL Gov ("skinny"?) just announced his five phase plan to eventually "reopen" the state. Phase 2 lasts until May 29. Then maybe Phase 3 can start. Phase 4, which finally allows travel, restaurants and gatherings of up to 50 people cannot start until June 26 at best. The real world - phase 5 can't start until there's a cure or vaccine. Each region has to hit its targets to move to the next phase. Expect Chicago to lag downstate. I think we're screwed for the summer
  4. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    Chicago Mac is getting even more doubtful. IL Gov just announced his five phase plan to "reopen" the state. Phase 2 lasts until May 29. Then maybe Phase 3 can start. Phase 4, which finally allows travel, restaurants and gatherings of up to 50 people cannot start until June 26 at best. The real world - phase 5 can't start until there's a cure or vaccine. Each region has to hit its targets to move to the next phase. Expect Chicago to lag downstate. I think we're screwed
  5. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    So they might actually admit to missing out on our wallets, instead of sticking us with 3 day hotel minimums, limited "Mac Racer" menus at inflated prices and.......
  6. I'm a bit of a "boat whore" I usually race on 3 or 4 boats a season, in 3 different clubs. How many clubs do I have to join? Reciprocity is a joke. What's the initiation, annual dues and monthly restaurant/bar minimum for each required club? And then what do I do when the boat at that club is sold? I understand that sailing is a "pay to play" sport. I ain't no rock star, I expect to pull and pay my own way. Off season boat work, buying and fixing things, deliveries and more. But sheesh...... This sounds like a great way to kill off big boat club racing. So all that's left is the new RC Dragonflite - the fastest growing one design fleet at two of our local clubs....
  7. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    Awesome ! Which boat? Solution, Kashmir or "a player to be named later" ? Lots of turnover after the Worlds
  8. GABA

    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    Crickets.... But I'm pretty sure the 2019 addition to the MSRs Is a direct response (Appendix A - Recommendations) 3.10.1 : "Effective January 1, 2021, each crewmember shall have a dedicated AIS personal crew overboard beacon. This shall be on the crew member's person at all times while on deck."
  9. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    A Very Interesting alternative to the NOOD. I think I like!
  10. GABA

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Dates? Never too early to block it off on the calendar.
  11. GABA

    July 2017 J/111 Great Lakes Racing

    Doesn't look like the Holland MI weekend is getting off the ground. So far 3 local boats signed up to date.... https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=4313
  12. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    2017 Chicago Mac NOR and Safety Regs have been posted. I was wrong. I had expected Chicago to require Safety At Sea attendance (probably with a two year warning or transition). Similar to Bayview. But Safety at Sea is still just a Strong Recommendation for 2017
  13. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    Registrations already starting to roll in . Day 2 has limited capacity so if you want the hands on and the international SAS offshore cert that goes with (as opposed to the standard cert for teh 1 day) it, I would sign up ASAP! FYI - Bayview YC is starting to require SAS attendance in this year's Port Huron Mac. Registration is open and the Safety Equipment Regs are posted: http://www.bycmack.com/pdf/2017_SER_Monohull.pdf For 2017 Bayview is requiring at least 30% of the crew (but not less than 2 including the skipper) to have either: attended Safety at Sea in the last 5 years; or attended four (4) DRYA (Detroit River Yachting Association; www.DRYA.org) or BYC Winter Seminar Series; or read a minimum of eight (8) Safety articles posted under the ‘Safety’ tab of the Race website. I think the second two options are a creative way to help phase in the requirement. It will be very interesting to see whether the Chicago YC also also moves to require Safety at Sea when the Chicago Mac safety regs are released in January!
  14. GABA

    Chicago Area III

    Agreed. NOOD has been withering away across the country for the last five years. Quite a lfew locations have fallen by the wayside. This may be the most gentlemanly way out. Pre-empt the NOOD with the AC in '16, and then maybe think about something fresh in '17