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Frostbiting starts tomorrow morning -

 

1st warning is at 10 AM - should be a great first day of sailing!

 

V15's - Laser - Sonar in the morning. (10 AM) on the lake

 

Sonar - Rhode 19's (out on the lake) 420's in the harbor 1:30 PM start

 

Stop down and watch the racing - I'll try to set up the start line off the south point of the harbor,

 

So you can watch from the sea wall by the club (CYC Belmont) if it stays out of the SSW.

 

Free parking at the club for all of frostbiting and tasty beverages will be served afterwords at the bar.

 

Come down and enjoy the racing and then go warm yourselves up at the bar and watch some NCAA Hoops on the big screen. (Credit cards accepted - all are welcome)

 

Hope you can join us.

 

5D

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Wed: Sunny Skies. Warm. Near record high temperatures. High near 75F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.

 

Beer can racing should start tommorrow!

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Alderman: Double yacht tax to pay for mental health clinics

 

 

3/14/12 2:17 AM

 

By: FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com

 

Chicago should double the “yacht tax” that fat cats pay to moor their boats to stave off the impending closing of six mental health centers, a South Side alderman said Tuesday.

 

Less than a month before the first two clinics are scheduled to close, Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) is suggesting an alternative championed by mental health advocates and once included in the menu of revenue-raising alternatives outline by Inspector General Joe Ferguson.

 

It calls for doubling — to 14 percent — a seven percent boat mooring tax that raised $1.32 million in 2010. That would generate $1.32 million of the $2 million needed to keep all six clinics open.

 

The remaining $680,000 could be cut from the Health Department’s budget — by eliminating the jobs of three new deputy commissioners; wiping out $450,000 for surveys or by eliminating a $72,608 increase in the department’s advertising budget, advocates said.

 

Cochran said the boat mooring tax was brought to his attention by mental health advocates and it made so much sense, he agreed to champion the idea at a news conference Wednesday, before the City Council meeting.

 

“People who are advocating for that are asking those who have to support those that have not. That’s a very good way to support the community and the moral standards of our country,” Cochran said.

 

“As we look at all the publicity surrounding that soldier that did that shooting in Afghanistan, he had psychological problems. The more troops come home, the more people who’ll be breaking down. We have to look at mental health clinics saving — not just something that will cost us money.”

 

For the boat owner who currently pays $108 per foot to rent a 30-foot stall at Burnham Harbor, the proposed 14 percent mooring tax would add on $15.12 per foot, up from $7.56 currently.

 

For the yacht owner who pays $132 per foot for an 80-foot stall at Belmont Harbor, the tax would go from $9.25 to $18.48 per foot.

 

Health Department spokesperson Effrat Stein refused to comment on the yacht tax proposal. In an e-mail to the Chicago Sun-Times, she simply portrayed the clinic closings as a way to “deliver better services those in need and expand mental health services” to an increasing number of patients.

 

“All Chicago residents who depend on the city for services will continue to have access to quality mental health care,” she wrote in an e-mail.

 

“These changes have already allowed us to invest $500,000 that will provide 1,000 more people with psychiatric care, as requested by mental health providers.”

 

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, a spokesman for a coalition of mental health advocates and patients, said fat cats can afford to take the hit.

 

“When the very wealthy take a mental health day, they take their boats out on the lake. In our communities, city clinics provide the only outlet for folks dealing with severe mental illness,” he said.

 

“The mayor decided it would be a better option to make 5,000 people who go to mental clinics suffer the disruption in service rather than impose a minor inconvenience on some of the wealthiest people in our city.”

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Alderman: Double yacht tax to pay for mental health clinics

 

 

3/14/12 2:17 AM

 

By: FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com

 

Chicago should double the “yacht tax” that fat cats pay to moor their boats to stave off the impending closing of six mental health centers, a South Side alderman said Tuesday.

 

Less than a month before the first two clinics are scheduled to close, Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) is suggesting an alternative championed by mental health advocates and once included in the menu of revenue-raising alternatives outline by Inspector General Joe Ferguson.

 

It calls for doubling — to 14 percent — a seven percent boat mooring tax that raised $1.32 million in 2010. That would generate $1.32 million of the $2 million needed to keep all six clinics open.

 

The remaining $680,000 could be cut from the Health Department’s budget — by eliminating the jobs of three new deputy commissioners; wiping out $450,000 for surveys or by eliminating a $72,608 increase in the department’s advertising budget, advocates said.

 

Cochran said the boat mooring tax was brought to his attention by mental health advocates and it made so much sense, he agreed to champion the idea at a news conference Wednesday, before the City Council meeting.

 

“People who are advocating for that are asking those who have to support those that have not. That’s a very good way to support the community and the moral standards of our country,” Cochran said.

 

“As we look at all the publicity surrounding that soldier that did that shooting in Afghanistan, he had psychological problems. The more troops come home, the more people who’ll be breaking down. We have to look at mental health clinics saving — not just something that will cost us money.”

 

For the boat owner who currently pays $108 per foot to rent a 30-foot stall at Burnham Harbor, the proposed 14 percent mooring tax would add on $15.12 per foot, up from $7.56 currently.

 

For the yacht owner who pays $132 per foot for an 80-foot stall at Belmont Harbor, the tax would go from $9.25 to $18.48 per foot.

 

Health Department spokesperson Effrat Stein refused to comment on the yacht tax proposal. In an e-mail to the Chicago Sun-Times, she simply portrayed the clinic closings as a way to “deliver better services those in need and expand mental health services” to an increasing number of patients.

 

“All Chicago residents who depend on the city for services will continue to have access to quality mental health care,” she wrote in an e-mail.

 

“These changes have already allowed us to invest $500,000 that will provide 1,000 more people with psychiatric care, as requested by mental health providers.”

 

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, a spokesman for a coalition of mental health advocates and patients, said fat cats can afford to take the hit.

 

“When the very wealthy take a mental health day, they take their boats out on the lake. In our communities, city clinics provide the only outlet for folks dealing with severe mental illness,” he said.

 

“The mayor decided it would be a better option to make 5,000 people who go to mental clinics suffer the disruption in service rather than impose a minor inconvenience on some of the wealthiest people in our city.”

 

 

 

 

WOW, I guess its better then trying to change, just ask the "Rich boat owners" for more because they have it. The logic is amazing these days with politics.

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What a jack-ass. Keep reducing the value of what we are already paying for, strain our finances to ensure that only those who are truly wealthy can even afford it, and then block our access to the lakefront by holding special events that nobody pays for at all.

 

I guess that makes me the nut job for continuing to pay the increasing slip fees, and therefore worthy of using the crazy houses they seek to have us sustain.

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Why should the city stop there? Maybe they should charge all the Burnham boats for the free music from Northerly Island. Or an anchoring fee to Oak Street or the Air show? The possibilities are endless..

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Why should the city stop there? Maybe they should charge all the Burnham boats for the free music from Northerly Island. Or an anchoring fee to Oak Street or the Air show? The possibilities are endless..

 

There should be a toll to step on each dock, that way the city soaks users and not just boat owners. Rahm could put his name at each dock just like Blago did with the Tollway.

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Politicians can't get by on booze, soda pop, and lottery ticket taxes alone. Tax the rich, and then we eat them...

 

Evidently the lost booze tax revenues has not been made up by your increase in soda pop taxes...hence the increased boat taxes...

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I'm looking to race on a boat for this summer. Helmsman and main trimmer and tactics. PM me if you know of any openings...Speedo optional.

 

ID

 

Can you get across a J/30?

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I'm looking to race on a boat for this summer. Helmsman and main trimmer and tactics. PM me if you know of any openings...Speedo optional.

 

ID

 

Can you get across a J/30?

ID don't do no 5ktsb!

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I'm looking to race on a boat for this summer. Helmsman and main trimmer and tactics. PM me if you know of any openings...Speedo optional.

 

ID

 

Can you get across a J/30?

ID don't do no 5ktsb!

 

Dude,

 

What a game yesterday! I was rooting for your Boilermakers. Thought that last shot was going to bank in...

 

Cheers,

 

Chaos

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To our friends around the Lake, the Muskegon Yacht Club is hosting a US Sailing Safety at Sea seminar on April 21st at the Muskegon Yacht Club. Might be a bit of a drive but hotel rooms in Muskegon in April are dirt cheap!

 

More information and registration forms available HERE

 

We have about 70 signed up but still have room for plenty more! It is going to be a great day, don't miss it! :D

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CYA Boat of the Year is no more. Is replaced by LMSRF Area III Boat of the Year. Draft Notice of Series attached

 

Might want to rewrite the scoring system as it makes little to no sense. Recipe for winning - go out and race the one race with the most participant and win it - you just won boat of the year. If anybody cares about this boy series it is not going to encourage participation in the late part of the season for people who have scored well in the earlier part. Kinda strange. But the final death of the CYA BOY was a given

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CYA Boat of the Year is no more. Is replaced by LMSRF Area III Boat of the Year. Draft Notice of Series attached

 

Might want to rewrite the scoring system as it makes little to no sense. Recipe for winning - go out and race the one race with the most participant and win it - you just won boat of the year. If anybody cares about this boy series it is not going to encourage participation in the late part of the season for people who have scored well in the earlier part. Kinda strange. But the final death of the CYA BOY was a given

 

according to the appendix you have to sail 75% oi races to qualify.

 

so this would only discourage people who sail pretty much every qualifying race, and care enough about BOY to blow out the last few just to maintain their average.

from what I recall most of the boats who sail every qualifying race would stay in the game for the last 25% because that's more fun than sitting on the dock/

 

of course if they keep the current wording i

RACES TO COUNT AND MINIMUM REQUIRED The series will consist of all Area III races. There is no minimum number of races required.

 

it renders the whole thing nonsense

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Is anyone here familiar with the history of the COLORS regatta or have a plethora of in-depth information about it?

 

Also, if you have an opinion on the city's racing scene or suggestions, I'd love to chat

 

 

Please contact me

 

Thanks :)

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Is anyone here familiar with the history of the COLORS regatta or have a plethora of in-depth information about it?

 

Also, if you have an opinion on the city's racing scene or suggestions, I'd love to chat

 

 

Please contact me

 

Thanks :)

 

Colors started as the Chicago Yachting and Navigation Regatta become the West Marine Regatta and finally Colors sponsored by Col. YC.

 

It started as regatta for IMS boats and One design boats (primarily the Farr 40s) that no longer wanted to do the Chicago to Mich City and return races to avoid that port to port race and not have a dead weekend. At its inception it was always held the same weekend as that port to port. It, together with other factors, succeeded in killing off the port to port but never became really popular on its own. Possibly through lack of promotion.

 

Robin

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but never became really popular on its own. Possibly through lack of promotion.

 

or the bad tie dye...

 

 

 

It has always been a good regatta in my eyes.

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If you score low in neuroticism and are more emotionally stable, you may want to consider not participating in this years BOY.

 

 

Participate in this year's BOY!

 

If you are low on neuroticism, high on narcolepsy, and somewhat interested in necrophilia, then our BOY is what you want to consider!

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Not sure if anyone's looked recently but the slips are in at 31st.

 

http://oxblue.com/op...1ststreetharbor

 

There's also an interesting video on the website talking about the building of the breakwall http://www.chicagoha...arbors/31st.php

 

Great production/direction

 

thanks for the props fellas. the engineering going into that breakwater is crazy...as crazy as the neon vests we had to wear.

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US Sailing Club Judge Seminar @ CYC Monroe Station this Saturday.

This is the new Club Judge Seminar to get club members involved in helping out

Racers and Race Committee in the protest room.

 

All are welcome - US Sailing Members $60

 

Go to the US Sailing website to sign up or contact me

for more info.

 

We need more judges at all the Chicago Area Yacht Clubs

and this is good way for you to help your yacht club

grow a stronger race committee.

 

Thanks

 

5D

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US Sailing Club Judge Seminar @ CYC Monroe Station this Saturday.

This is the new Club Judge Seminar to get club members involved in helping out

Racers and Race Committee in the protest room.

 

All are welcome - US Sailing Members $60

 

Go to the US Sailing website to sign up or contact me

for more info.

 

We need more judges at all the Chicago Area Yacht Clubs

and this is good way for you to help your yacht club

grow a stronger race committee.

 

Thanks

 

5D

 

 

 

US Sailing Judges Seminar Link

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So who in Chicago land purchased the old Puma????

 

Abu Dhabi is the old Puma..

 

How much cardboard glue have u been sniffing?

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So who in Chicago land purchased the old Puma????

 

Abu Dhabi is the old Puma..

 

Azzam is a new build.

 

Sanya is the old T Blue.

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Chicago locks will now be closed the entire month of April thru the 30th. Working on the bearings or something. The only time they'll be open is April 7th from noon-4.

 

http://chicagoharbors.info/notices.php

 

Who want's to sit along the locks on the 7th and watch the traffic jam?

 

We could make that the Fill the Lake (Lock?) Party!

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So who in Chicago land purchased the old Puma????

 

Abu Dhabi is the old Puma..

 

How much cardboard glue have u been sniffing?

 

They bought the old Puma Avanti as a trainer.. Azzam is a new build, correct.

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Chicago locks will now be closed the entire month of April thru the 30th. Working on the bearings or something. The only time they'll be open is April 7th from noon-4.

 

http://chicagoharbors.info/notices.php

 

Who want's to sit along the locks on the 7th and watch the traffic jam?

 

We could make that the Fill the Lake (Lock?) Party!

 

2nd that!

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So who in Chicago land purchased the old Puma????

 

Abu Dhabi is the old Puma..

 

How much cardboard glue have u been sniffing?

 

They bought the old Puma Avanti as a trainer.. Azzam is a new build, correct.

 

Puma Avanti is formerly ABN Amro Two. Il Mostro is an entirely different beast.

 

Is it ABN Amro Two that has already done the race or Il Mostro... looks like it is the ride from last trip round the marble. They held on to their previous one pretty tight till this go round.

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So who in Chicago land purchased the old Puma????

 

Abu Dhabi is the old Puma..

 

How much cardboard glue have u been sniffing?

 

They bought the old Puma Avanti as a trainer.. Azzam is a new build, correct.

 

Puma Avanti is formerly ABN Amro Two. Il Mostro is an entirely different beast.

 

Is it ABN Amro Two that has already done the race or Il Mostro... looks like it is the ride from last trip round the marble. They held on to their previous one pretty tight till this go round.

 

ABN AMRO Two (the white boat)did the Chicago to Mac. She was bought by Puma as a trainer boat and renamed Avanti.

 

Il Mostro is the boat Puma Built for the last Volvo.

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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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So the latest I've heard is Harbors open next week, locks will be open with delays, right?

 

Sounds about right regarding locks open with delays, but they've also got some dates (April 28-May 1) when the locks will be closed altogether.

 

Notice to Navigation Interests

 

 

Sorry, the above link directed to Notice 12-002. It was superseded by Notice 12-003, which is the one on the chicagoharbors.info page. New link here.

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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

 

Chamber of Commerce sailing for sure.

 

Clicky Week 3

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Saw the Big Country truck go by today at about 4:15'ish.

 

Prehaps to join the Biden motorcade? :P

 

Getting her washed, some maintenance and givin neighborhood kids rides for $5.

 

 

Everytime I pass Daley Plaza in that truck I do see a lot of uniforms unflap their holsters.

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Getting her washed, some maintenance and givin neighborhood kids rides for $5.

 

 

Rides for $5 or a blank canvas for spring break art projects.

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You paying them $5?

Does it read 'FREE ICE CREAM & PUPPIES" on your trunk?

I was a pre-teen underwear model back in the day, and all my photo shoots were shot in a trunk quite similar to yours. You know, I akways thought you looked like someone from my past... wait a minute....

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82° ON SUNDAY!!

 

gimmy back my weather !! blink.gif

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82° ON SUNDAY!!

...only in the 60's along the lake, be ready!

 

ID

 

I'm on the same lake and it is only 42 up here

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Just got an update from Frakulator on Condor. They are hauling ass. Blew outt the 4A & are working with the 3A. They are consistently 15-20 kts boatspeed & hit 25 on a wave.25-30 kts breeze. I am very jealous.

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Just got an update from Frakulator on Condor. They are hauling ass. Blew outt the 4A & are working with the 3A. They are consistently 15-20 kts boatspeed & hit 25 on a wave.25-30 kts breeze. I am very jealous.

 

Nice! Thanks JC!

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Just got an update from Frakulator on Condor. They are hauling ass. Blew outt the 4A & are working with the 3A. They are consistently 15-20 kts boatspeed & hit 25 on a wave.25-30 kts breeze. I am very jealous.

 

Just like last year, right?

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we'll leave the light on for "Yachting CUP"

 

who's comin ??

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Condor hit 28 kts of boatspeed in a 36kt puff. Zac says it's 'fucking hairy' They are on the inside doing poorly, but 300 miles to go!:o

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Re., mac entries, looks like the owner of the old OD48 Wild Horsed bought the old Denali, NM68 & New Denali is a BC40 rocketship. Also Bodacious is now a SC52. Good times.

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Re., mac entries, looks like the owner of the old OD48 Wild Horsed bought the old Denali, NM68 & New Denali is a BC40 rocketship. Also Bodacious is now a SC52. Good times.

 

Turbo'd SC52

New bulb keel

Prod

Carbon swept back rig

 

Fun stuff..

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Re., mac entries, looks like the owner of the old OD48 Wild Horsed bought the old Denali, NM68 & New Denali is a BC40 rocketship. Also Bodacious is now a SC52. Good times.

 

Turbo'd SC52

New bulb keel

Prod

Carbon swept back rig

 

Fun stuff..

 

We're really earning this "Misfit Toys" moniker.

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Re., mac entries, looks like the owner of the old OD48 Wild Horsed bought the old Denali, NM68 & New Denali is a BC40 rocketship. Also Bodacious is now a SC52. Good times.

 

Turbo'd SC52

New bulb keel

Prod

Carbon swept back rig

 

Fun stuff..

 

We're really earning this "Misfit Toys" moniker.

 

Bodacious will have an articulating bow sprit.

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