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7 hours ago, Shorthanded said:

1sailor, food to hear you went with the 400. Looking forward to seeing it on the water. 

I think the Muskegon team will be on the same ride this year, if I’m thinking of the same team as you. I’ll ask Don next time I see him what he has going on. He usually keeps his cards close to his chest. 

I just wrapped up a weekend of racing on San Fran bay. Nice little break from the snow and cold. 

What team are you speculating? Mystic? Sounds like they are staying on the 40.

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000, that was the team I've heard rumblings about, from a guy who apparently had indicated interest in their boat after I told him mine had been donated and was gone.   Heard nothing from the horses' mouth or any of their team members directly.

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West Michigan sailors (and in particular 000)---- does anyone have a decent handle on which set of advertising rules we can get away with  for (combination)  Mac / Queens / LTYC and of course local PHRF ? 

No, I'm not looking for sponsors or to become a billboard, but if I'm buying sails I like the idea of putting a company logo on 'em so I can use pre-tax dollars for the sail cost.

I've noticed 000's insurance agency logos--- wondering what the limitations are, I know there are various 'categories' that exist.

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11 minutes ago, 1sailor said:

West Michigan sailors (and in particular 000)---- does anyone have a decent handle on which set of advertising rules we can get away with  for (combination)  Mac / Queens / LTYC and of course local PHRF ? 

No, I'm not looking for sponsors or to become a billboard, but if I'm buying sails I like the idea of putting a company logo on 'em so I can use pre-tax dollars for the sail cost.

I've noticed 000's insurance agency logos--- wondering what the limitations are, I know there are various 'categories' that exist.

I've never had a problem with any advertising. I think race organizers want to make sure that you dont have a porn site or a derogitory logo on your sails so they put the restriction in the SI's otherwise they will gladly accept your $$$.  Look at the 52 series and go from there.

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3 minutes ago, TripleZeros said:

I've never had a problem with any advertising. I think race organizers want to make sure that you dont have a porn site or a derogitory logo on your sails so they put the restriction in the SI's otherwise they will gladly accept your $$$.  Look at the 52 series and go from there.

I dont think its that simple.   Events are either category A, B, or C (various limitations in each, on branding) and I know for sure the Mac committee has put something in the NOR about no sponsor logo's allowed that compete with any of the CYC sponsors. 

Guess I'll have to dig thru the NOR's for each event and figure it out for myself..  the TP52 class however is a much different set of rules than LM-PHRF or the CYC regs.

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3 hours ago, 1sailor said:

I dont think its that simple.   Events are either category A, B, or C (various limitations in each, on branding) and I know for sure the Mac committee has put something in the NOR about no sponsor logo's allowed that compete with any of the CYC sponsors. 

Guess I'll have to dig thru the NOR's for each event and figure it out for myself..  the TP52 class however is a much different set of rules than LM-PHRF or the CYC regs.

Mac says see World sailing regulation 20,   20.2.4 specifically is what I was talking about. 

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14 hours ago, TripleZeros said:

What team are you speculating? Mystic? Sounds like they are staying on the 40.

I think so, but I am hearing stuff second hand. Unless there is a new development, it will be the 40. 

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For my last season/year with "Nice Pair" I stickered up the boat and main sail with all sorts of sponsorship decals and graphics.  We also put some on "Lucky Strike."  Nothing was said or infraction occurred.  All was fine.  If you look at the aft beam of "Arete' , you will see a line of sponsorship decals.  That being said, we are multihulls and maybe the common thought is that we don't really fall under some of the same auspices.

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Registration is open for LTYC / Harbor Springs regatta.     I feel a bit confused about the split PHRF and ORR section for  big boats.    How do you decide which to register for ?  I guess I can sit and wait to see who signs up for what, but I wish they'd just put us all in the same club.   

Advice on which to register for ?  I dont know which rule "likes" my boat better.

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10 hours ago, 1sailor said:

Registration is open for LTYC / Harbor Springs regatta.     I feel a bit confused about the split PHRF and ORR section for  big boats.    How do you decide which to register for ?  I guess I can sit and wait to see who signs up for what, but I wish they'd just put us all in the same club.   

Advice on which to register for ?  I dont know which rule "likes" my boat better.

PHRF will "like" your boat better. This is assuming you end up with the same rating that Meridian X has on the Chesapeake.

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Muskegon YC has its schedule and registration up for the 2018 Season. The full season Schedule is HERE   Event Registration is HERE  or directly via Yachtscoriing.

Governor's Cup has been moved to June 16-17 as a pre-regatta to the Tripp Memorial Cup starting from Muskegon to Milwaukee on June 20 and the Trans Michigan Race from Milwaukee back to Muskegon on June 22.  Boats registering for the three events will receive free mooring at Muskegon YC for the nights in Muskegon.

Trans Michigan Race will start at 10am CDT (11am EDT) for an evening finish in Muskegon with big Friday night festivities planned at MYC.  The Milwaukee base will be the beautiful north side McKinley Municipal Marina.  See the NOR for details  HERE. 

Start of Tripp and the Trans Finish are moving to the NORTH side of the Muskegon Pier to avoid some of the onshore light interference (though we hope to be in before dark anyway!)

First race (Challenge race)  May 2,  First race counted for the season May 9.  The Season is only 90 days away!!

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Hey all! I started sailing in my small daysailer last summer and totally fell in love with the sport. I'd really like to up my game and learn to sail bigger boats in the coming years. I'd really like to find a boat to help crew on Lake Macatawa for Wednesday evening races this summer. I know the basics, I'm in good shape, and have a lot of passion. Does anyone have any contacts or know who I should talk to? Thanks!

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1 hour ago, abredow said:

Hey all! I started sailing in my small daysailer last summer and totally fell in love with the sport. I'd really like to up my game and learn to sail bigger boats in the coming years. I'd really like to find a boat to help crew on Lake Macatawa for Wednesday evening races this summer. I know the basics, I'm in good shape, and have a lot of passion. Does anyone have any contacts or know who I should talk to? Thanks!

Welcome!  I'm in Holland and we race on Wednesdays, but we are pretty full up for crew.  One place you can check for boats looking for crew (or you can post under crew available) is here on the Bayshore Yacht Club website: http://www.bayshoreyachtclub.org/Racing-BYC.html

Scroll down to the bottom. It's empty right now, but there might be some postings as we get closer to the racing season.

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On 1/31/2018 at 10:09 AM, lartaunt said:

 

Governor's Cup has been moved to June 16-17 as a pre-regatta to the Tripp Memorial Cup starting from Muskegon to Milwaukee on June 20 and the Trans Michigan Race from Milwaukee back to Muskegon on June 22.  Boats registering for the three events will receive free mooring at Muskegon YC for the nights in Muskegon.

 

Will the Governor's Cup have both Spin and JAM divisions?  What will be the format for each? W/L? Offset? Number of races each day?

Also, will the Tripp still be a night race? Ending at SSYC or McKinley?

Thanks.

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Governor's Cup will have both spin and JAM divisions.  W/L races for Spin, may have an offset course for JAM depending on fleet,  3 races planned per day.  NOR is up on Yachtscoring

Tripp will be a night crossing and the finish line will be the traditional south entrance.  Awards for Tripp will be at SSYC but we will likely have an UBER or some transport options at McKinley to get to SSYC for the awards if interested.  Motor from the south entrance to McKinley is only about 15-20 minutes at 6 kts.

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Let's just start the Tripp cup from any harbor on the Eastern shore at 7:00 PM and see how it works out.   I think we'll choose Holland and hope the wind builds from the S in the night.  There are at least 6 fast boats from Holland, we could have a great night chasing stern lights looking for the Polish Moon to rise before the sun blots it out.  

OR we could have an ass-crack of dawn start for the new "I'm not tripping cup" that could start from Grand Haven on Thursday at 0600 so my crew is less confused about where the cars are and we can still make what's left of the party at SSYC

 

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8 hours ago, From the Helm said:

Let's just start the Tripp cup from any harbor on the Eastern shore at 7:00 PM and see how it works out.   I think we'll choose Holland and hope the wind builds from the S in the night.  There are at least 6 fast boats from Holland, we could have a great night chasing stern lights looking for the Polish Moon to rise before the sun blots it out.  

OR we could have an ass-crack of dawn start for the new "I'm not tripping cup" that could start from Grand Haven on Thursday at 0600 so my crew is less confused about where the cars are and we can still make what's left of the party at SSYC

 

I think the second option might work. Or just leave Holland late Wednesday night and booze cruise it with a boat full of Blackrocks brew. 

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Those are options and choices.  We are trying to promote racing in West Michigan.  The current plan is to rotate the start of the Tripp Cup with Holland and MYC in coming years with each club having a pre event like the Governor's Cup.  Last Year some of our boats came to Holland for the Commodores Cup and MYC ran a shuttle to MBYC for the Tripp start so cars would be at MYC.  Worked well.  

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I have often thought that the Tripp could be expanded substantially by permitting simultaneous starts from any  harbor on the east side of the Lake. Then adjust for distance.  I realize that it's not perfect but Windquest and all the similar rated boats are never in the same wind as  most of us anyway. Could easily double or triple the entries now that Tripp has abandoned the tradition of starting where the QC finishes.

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You might look at the PHRFection event run by Michigan City Yacht Club. Boats start from different harbors in 2 different States and finish in Michigan City, the following day they race back to their home ports.  The key is, they are all racing against each other even with different course lengths.

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Interesting Idea.  Tripp is a LMSRF Area IV race so that is up to them. Too late for this year but worth exploring. The Tripp disconnecting from the start of the QC came about when SSYC started moving the finish to Ludington, South Haven, & St Joe.    Logistics just too difficult

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On 1/21/2018 at 6:34 PM, 1sailor said:

 There's a Thompson 35 custom  offwind rocket now in milwaukee that was discussed elsewhere on SA this fall.    Holland is minus a Farr 40 and plus a Farr 400 being sailed by us (usual suspects), not sure what the Tyrant guys are doing (they're quiet but I think they have a plan), and some speculation about a different muskegon team doing an upgrade too but you'd know more about that than me.

 

yeah... Don't be Ascared.

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Bump up from deep on page two!   

First race in Muskegon is 5 weeks from Wednesday!!  PHRF certs are out,  Time to get your registrations in.   Fleet meeting for Muskegon Yacht Club 4/25/2018 ,  Section splits and more on the program.  

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Join us next Thursday (April 12) at MBYC for the Leukemia Cup kickoff party. Graham Garrenton from Meridian X will be in town to share their MOB experience in the 2017 ChiMac race. This should be a very informative presentation/discussion as Graham will be sharing lessons learned from their harrowing experience. The event begins at 5:00 pm. Hope to see you there. 

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19 minutes ago, dyslexic dog said:

Thursday is Hockey night for me. Dang, its always something.

 

Good to hear that you’re back on the ice. I still have to take that big step. 

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20 hours ago, Shorthanded said:

Join us next Thursday (April 12) at MBYC for the Leukemia Cup kickoff party. Graham Garrenton from Meridian X will be in town to share their MOB experience in the 2017 ChiMac race. This should be a very informative presentation/discussion as Graham will be sharing lessons learned from their harrowing experience. The event begins at 5:00 pm. Hope to see you there. 

It would be swell if there were a video of this talk, to share with the masses from the West side of the lake.

 

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51 minutes ago, Grinder said:

It would be swell if there were a video of this talk, to share with the masses from the West side of the lake.

 

I’ll see what I can do. But you can only watch it when you come up to visit mongo and we’ll drink Yooper beer. 

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On 4/5/2018 at 9:28 PM, Shorthanded said:

Join us next Thursday (April 12) at MBYC for the Leukemia Cup kickoff party. Graham Garrenton from Meridian X will be in town to share their MOB experience in the 2017 ChiMac race. This should be a very informative presentation/discussion as Graham will be sharing lessons learned from their harrowing experience. The event begins at 5:00 pm. Hope to see you there. 

Bump. I didn’t mention it in my post above, but this event is open to the public. 

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I"ll be there with some of the other 'suspects

and we are for *sure* using DD's member number-- I'll open the tab for you guys

 

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If you have no idea how much coverage you have to get your boat off the bottom of the lake, or if your mast is depreciated or replacement cost when it snaps, plan on coming to Muskegon Yacht Club on 4/25 @ 7:00 for some helpful info and beer.  I will be there with marine underwriters from Frankenmuth Insurance doing a short presentation and answering questions.  Are your sails included in the hull value or is there a separate limit on your policy? These are all good things to know before something happens.  What if something happens and you are not on the boat when it does?

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Shorty, we'll be there to drink on your tab, thanks for being a good owner, I'll try not to trim your new #1 through the stanchions again, if I remember.    

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13 hours ago, From the Helm said:

Shorty, we'll be there to drink on your tab, thanks for being a good owner, I'll try not to trim your new #1 through the stanchions again, if I remember.    

You’re welcome. My pleasure. See you tomorrow. 

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On 4/10/2018 at 7:49 PM, TripleZeros said:

If you have no idea how much coverage you have to get your boat off the bottom of the lake, or if your mast is depreciated or replacement cost when it snaps, plan on coming to Muskegon Yacht Club on 4/25 @ 7:00 for some helpful info and beer.  I will be there with marine underwriters from Frankenmuth Insurance doing a short presentation and answering questions.  Are your sails included in the hull value or is there a separate limit on your policy? These are all good things to know before something happens.  What if something happens and you are not on the boat when it does?

-000

Is there a presentation from the meeting last night?  I couldn't make it and would be interested in the content...

 

Hroth

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Nope, applied for a cert for the new boat in February or early March, it's concerning, but I guess I"m glad to know I'm not alone here.

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Have not seen mine either ....

But did notice the LMPHRF website lookup is showing the 2018 ratings ...    so would like to think ....   that seeing a new cert in the mail can't be to far away !

 

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They dont have me listed either.  Not sure what to tell the local RC to score me at, when I start racing in a  week or so.  Hum.  I can guess....

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A big batch went out weeks ago and I thought they were all out but apparently not.  My understanding is that the second batch was mailed late last week.  Received one today so check your mail.

 

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4 hours ago, Shorthanded said:

They don’t even have me on their website and they cashed my check in March. Same old same old with LMPHRF. 

They must not like you.  Ha ha.

Hroth

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21 hours ago, Shorthanded said:

Seems like this comes up every year around this time, but has anyone received their PHRF cert yet?

I sent mine in the day after I received it and nothing back. I sent again with another check after emailing with no response. Still no response....

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4 minutes ago, TripleZeros said:

I sent mine in the day after I received it and nothing back. I sent again with another check after emailing with no response. Still no response....

Mine arrived today. Now I can launch. 

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13 hours ago, TripleZeros said:

I sent mine in the day after I received it and nothing back. I sent again with another check after emailing with no response. Still no response....

I KNOW they don't like you...

Hroth

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YO!! Are you guys racing over on that side yet?? where the results??

Check out the Thompson 35 BERSERKIR page on FB. Hoping to make the Queens Cup.

As far as PHRF certificate... it was FINALLY issued about two weeks ago AT 90!!! Dude had a Melges 24, so apparently they can't tell the difference. So far, NOTHING back from them!!!

see you out there...we hope!

 

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We started racing at Muskegon three weeks ago!   No wind, too much wind, and really light and shifty winds so far. LOL results HERE  .  17 boat Melges 24 Regatta this past weekend,  Fogged out on Saturday,  good racing on Sunday. results HERE

Governors Cup coming up the weekend of June 16-17, followed by Tripp Cup to Milwaukee June 20, and Queen's (night ot Grand Haven) and Trans MIchigan (Day to Muskegon) back across on June 22. I am thinking a day crossing is going to be a LOT warmer with the lake being so freaking cold. Lake is still in the 40's and Tripp/ Trans is only 4 weeks away! BRRR!

 

 

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9 hours ago, TripleZeros said:

...and I'm just hanging out waiting for my PHRF cert.

Same--- but at least you have a known rating !

I have not been able to get any replies of any kind.   

What to do ?

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Have you guys sent an email to LMPHRF?  Paul is usually pretty good about replying.  Anybody have Carl's number to help these guys?  

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3 minutes ago, lartaunt said:

Have you guys sent an email to LMPHRF?  Paul is usually pretty good about replying.  Anybody have Carl's number to help these guys?  

of course !  enough of ‘em that I worry about a TRO and a 6 second hit

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15 hours ago, TripleZeros said:

...and I'm just hanging out waiting for my PHRF cert.

you were -15 last year or -18 ?

whats your ORR?

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On 5/22/2018 at 9:25 PM, 1sailor said:

you were -15 last year or -18 ?

whats your ORR?

I was -15 last year. Should be getting my ORR cert this week...

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On 5/22/2018 at 9:19 PM, lartaunt said:

Have you guys sent an email to LMPHRF?  Paul is usually pretty good about replying.  Anybody have Carl's number to help these guys?  

I've also talked to our local guy, still no cert.

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000---- keep me posted brother.   I can't seem to get a reply.   It's worrisome / frustrating.    Good thing we're not in the water yet or I'd be bummed about this !  Glad to see you guys have ARMA going so well already !

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13 hours ago, 1sailor said:

000---- keep me posted brother.   I can't seem to get a reply.   It's worrisome / frustrating.    Good thing we're not in the water yet or I'd be bummed about this !  Glad to see you guys have ARMA going so well already !

Just recieved ORR, looks like Mac AP you guys are 1.063 and ARMA is 1.048   

 

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4 hours ago, TripleZeros said:

Just recieved ORR, looks like Mac AP you guys are 1.063 and ARMA is 1.048   

 

Yep, 1.063 AP and 1.071 Offwind.  Looks like I"m gonna owe you some time, also my GPH number is 506.4, not that I understand what any of the above means or how to calculate 'time owed'.   I'm a recovering one-design guy I guess.

In other news---- my wife just called to say my PHRF cert showed up in todays mail.  Finally !    We are -18 buoys, and -21 offshore.    Was hoping for -15 and -18, but it's early for me to start crying about it.

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12 hours ago, TripleZeros said:

Just recieved ORR, looks like Mac AP you guys are 1.063 and ARMA is 1.048   

 

 

7 hours ago, 1sailor said:

Yep, 1.063 AP and 1.071 Offwind.  Looks like I"m gonna owe you some time, also my GPH number is 506.4, not that I understand what any of the above means or how to calculate 'time owed'.   I'm a recovering one-design guy I guess.

Got ours today, too. 1.038 AP and 1.046 OW. Looks like we're all in the Section 02 club?

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2 minutes ago, Blizzard said:

 

Got ours today, too. 1.038 AP and 1.046 OW. Looks like we're all in the Section 02 club?

Looks like it, Blizzard.   The two boats discussed above are Usual Suspects (Farr 400) and ARMA (Soto 40).     Gonna be some fun this summer, assuming we learn how to sail this thing first and get to launch it soon

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37 minutes ago, 1sailor said:

Looks like it, Blizzard.   The two boats discussed above are Usual Suspects (Farr 400) and ARMA (Soto 40).     Gonna be some fun this summer, assuming we learn how to sail this thing first and get to launch it soon

Sweet, good luck! I'm on Relentless, the Schock 40 up north.

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Bump!   

 

Trans Michigan Race was a blast!  Great conditions even a little sunshine and in my own bed by midnight!   Congrats to Andy Price and Arma on finishing first overall!

Any news on the Queen's Cup?   Here it was tough at the start.   Condolences to the family and friends of the sailor who died after the finish. Haven't been able to find any details other than it was a Milwaukee based boat and that he was 41.  

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lartaunt, it turned out to be an awesome race.    

we did start in 20-30 and 6-9's but it moderated pretty quickly.     upwind the whole way, slightly cracked off into a J2 most of the time--- not really my boats' conditions but we further complicated things by sailing some extra-credit miles because we were apparently having too much fun.

Woulda been better wi th all you guys out there---- night sailing is FUN --- as we coulda had some better class splits; phrf 1 was everything from Ocean at -130 or whatever they are, TP52, my Farr 400, the Swan 42 all in the same class.  More boats woulda fixed that !

Nice to see some of you guys briefly in Milwaukee

eric

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Great QC:  Had fun chasing 1sailors new ride for a few miles, kept us on our toes.   The wind and waves at the start were great, loved dodging the occasional white cap, while keeping our nose clean from the ever present Edge.    North Sails had an amazingly accurate forecast to present, right down to the timing of the NE shift getting serious and pushing us down.

The spread in PHRF 1 was extreme, in PHRF2 we were 0-30 which was tight racing.  

Got the cobwebs out, we are psyched for the Mac.

 

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Glad you guys had a good race!  Only a couple of our boats would have done Queens so wouldn't have changed much.   I did the Tripp on Wed at night and the Trans on Friday in daylight and sun.  MUCH warmer in the day LOL!    Getting too old for staying up all night twice in one week!  We started with about 18 and a #3 were soon reaching and moved to the heavy 1 and then the AP 1 as we got 20 miles out.   A little upwind work for the last 16 miles in 10-12 in flat water. 

 BTW the name I got for the deceased sailor is Matt Morden of SSYC.    Condolences to the family and friends.   I guess as a sailor not a bad way to go.  In your sleep after a great race.  Just 41 though which is way top young.

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Great to hear the race reports, whatever you decided to do.  Only one multi in the Queens is telling.  I think that heyday has sailed on.  Good job sailing to all of you!  Sad about that deceased sailor, and yes, 41 is too young these days.

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Looking for a ride to Mac Island on the16th to the 17th ofJuly or someone who want a car to return from there to GR? I'm doing a return and need the logistics. 

 

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is that a question or a proposition, perhaps you are dyslexic?  not sure what ya mean here my brother but glad to help if I can.

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1 minute ago, dyslexic dog said:

So True. I'm doing a return from PT Huron to Mac and I need a ride to Mac Is or someoneto take my car back to GR. 

Man I hate typing on a phone with swipe. 

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12 hours ago, dyslexic dog said:

Man I hate typing on a phone with swipe. 

I get it on the swipe!  Though I can't get used to just punching letters with thumbs and fingers.  Wish I could help you out.  In Norway for the summer until beginning of August.  All the best! on your Mac ride and getting yourself and items shuttled around.

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Looks like someone at MYC is messing with the GRSC Commodores Cup race, the annual beer drinking point to point from GH to Muskegon.  Am I the only one who thinks that race is fun that way. No, we didn't win last year either.  Email mentions a possible turning mark.  We did drop a crew member in the lake with a life jacket outside of Pere Marquette to swim into the huge beer festival/beach camping that goes on that weekend.  Does anyone else on here do that race?

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5 hours ago, TripleZeros said:

Looks like someone at MYC is messing with the GRSC Commodores Cup race, the annual beer drinking point to point from GH to Muskegon.  Am I the only one who thinks that race is fun that way. No, we didn't win last year either.  Email mentions a possible turning mark.  We did drop a crew member in the lake with a life jacket outside of Pere Marquette to swim into the huge beer festival/beach camping that goes on that weekend.  Does anyone else on here do that race?

Have not heard anything about a course change.  As a participant agree that yes, I like the informal nature of the race, the super easy logistics and having a nice overnight/dinner at tip in GH.  Made my slip res I think in March maybe?  Anyways, here is hoping that change doesn't sent course too far out into lake as being in a smaller boat that might impact decision to race/participate.

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6 hours ago, TripleZeros said:

Looks like someone at MYC is messing with the GRSC Commodores Cup race, the annual beer drinking point to point from GH to Muskegon.  Am I the only one who thinks that race is fun that way. No, we didn't win last year either.  Email mentions a possible turning mark.  We did drop a crew member in the lake with a life jacket outside of Pere Marquette to swim into the huge beer festival/beach camping that goes on that weekend.  Does anyone else on here do that race?

Nothing dramatic and it will depend on the wind.  Probably throw a 1 mile windward leg in at the start or finish just to make things a bit more interesting. Other than that; just adding Yachtscoring for registration which necessitated a slight increase in entry fee. and now it is a joint venture as last year with a couple of protest. it was a CF as GRSC was not prepared or equipped to deal with the protest and it was not an MYC race.

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Safe travels everyone.  Try not to break anything.  If anyone needs one-way air transportation to the Island on Tuesday night or Weds morning, PM me.  I will probably have one seat available out of MKG.

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All the best to you who are doing the Chi Mac in what looks to be another gear buster upwind slog of a race.  Be safe!

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You all should know that there is not a good situation on the Chi Mac race with Imedi losing a MOB.  Andrew Price and his crew have been involved with the search from the beginning doing zig zag patterns in the vicinity.  It is about 5 miles to the East of Navy Pier, just off the starting line or so.  Keep a good thought it all works out well, even though it has been over 3 hours now, and know that one of West Michigan's own is right in the thick of it.

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Merlin, from Tampa Bay, posted on FB that they are among the handful of boats assisting in the search for the MOB. 

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Hey peeps.  Nobody Died Airlines leaves for KMCD around noon tomorrow from KMKG.  I have two seats open if someone needs one-way transportation to the Island.  PM me for details.

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9 minutes ago, fyschebone said:

Hey peeps.  Nobody Died Airlines leaves for KMCD around noon tomorrow from KMKG.  I have two seats open if someone needs one-way transportation to the Island.  PM me for details.

Maybe not the most clever choice of words - considering

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