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  1. 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."
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    West Michigan Thread

    A Very Interesting alternative to the NOOD. I think I like!
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Dates? Never too early to block it off on the calendar.
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    Safety at Sea practice

    Adorable possible SCOTW nominee?
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    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....
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    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
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    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: 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; 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!
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    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
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    West Michigan Thread

    The Booze Crusee train to the Mac now leaves at 6 am! Grand Rapids-to-Chicago Amtrak train to leave earlier, return laterThe daily Amtrak train that runs between Grand Rapids and Chicago, called the Pere Marquette, will be leaving earlier to allow more time in the Windy City. Currently, the Pere Marquette is scheduled to leave the Vernon J. Ehlers Station in Grand Rapids daily at 7:40 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 10:47 a.m. local time. Beginning May 4, the train will depart daily at 6:00 a.m., arriving at 9:11 a.m. local time.
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    West Michigan Thread

    Saw on the Area III Thread that race documents were posted on Yacht Scoring. Copied the following from the NOR: "3.2 Racing will be headquartered at the Chicago Yacht Club – Monroe Station : a.) Racing East of the Monroe station of the Chicago Yacht Club will be offered for the following classes: Beneteau 36.7, Beneteau 40.7, Farr 40, GL36/FT10, GL70, J/105, J/109, J/111, J/30, Level 35, Melges Classes, ORR, PHRF, S2 7.9, S2 9.1 and Tartan Ten. b.) Racing East of the Belmont Station of the Chicago Yacht Club will be offered for the following classes: Etchells, J/70, Luders 16, Melges 20, Rhodes 19, Shields, Soling, Viper 640. c.) The regatta is open to any boat of 19 feet LOA or greater that holds either a current Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) handicap certificate, a valid Lake Michigan PHRF (LMPHRF) rating certificate, or is a member of a one-design racing fleet recognized by the organizing authority."
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    Chicago Area III

    Ok, but no pictures or some hypochondriac will insist we try to drain Lake Michigan, too Portland to flush 38 million gallons of water after teen urinates in reservoir
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    West Michigan Thread

    Have they gotten the barn doors off NatalieJ yet? I'm hoping that one isn't as bad as it looks.
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    Chicago Area III

    Good to see somebody getting out on the water after a bloody long winter. But only a landlubber Trib reporter would refer to icebreaking as "Plowing" the Chicago River Wendella boats back Friday, with help from water plow,0,6029404.story
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    West Michigan Thread

    And how the heck do you pull off that fiasco and still take first in section?