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I have a friend that's looking for a referral for some electrical work on his boat, which he keeps down at 31st. Anyone have any ideas here?

 

PM me if so. Thanks.

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Good times at the Circus last night.

Okay, that's my contribution to bump this thread out of page 4.

 

carry on...

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Just in case anyone is interested - Here is the latest Security restrictions...

 

Press

Release

***UPDATED***

Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies Announce

Security Restrictions and Transportation Plan for the 2012

NATO Summit in Chicago May 20-21

May 8, 2012

JIC - 02

Contact: Chicago Police Department, 312-745-6110

Federal Aviation Administration, 202-267-3455

U.S. Coast Guard, 414-747-7152

U.S. Secret Service, 202-406-5708

(Chicago) – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is hosting its 25th summit in

Chicago, Illinois on May 20-21, 2012. Leaders from NATO member countries are scheduled to

attend the two-day event.

Security and transportation plans for the summit have been developed by a partnership of local,

state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies. This plan provides the general

outlines for road closures, vehicular restricted zones, public transportation, charter vehicles and

pedestrian routes. Specific questions regarding this transportation plan should be directed to the

participating agencies as identified.

Road Closures, Parking and Pedestrian Restrictions

Road closures, parking restrictions and changes to public transportation routes and public works

services will be necessary during the NATO Summit beginning in a limited capacity at 6 a.m.,

Sunday, May 13 (parking restrictions only). Additional parking restrictions will go into effect on

Tuesday, May 15 in limited areas near McCormick Place. Road closures and pedestrian

restrictions will be implemented beginning at midnight, Saturday, May 19 (Friday midnight into

Saturday). The affected roadways will open for evening rush hour on Monday, May 21.

In addition to the road closures and parking restrictions listed below, there will be intermittent

traffic delays and temporary closures on interstate roads and throughout the downtown area

beginning on Saturday, May 19, until Monday, May 21, to allow motorcades to travel to and

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from McCormick Place and other event sites. The major roadways affected by these intermittent

closures include:

• I-90 East & West (Kennedy Expressway) between O'Hare International Airport and

downtown

• Ohio Street from I-90/94 to Fairbanks Court/Columbus Drive

• Ontario Street from Fairbanks Court/Columbus Drive to I-90/94

• I-90/94 East and West between downtown and I-55

• Roosevelt Road, 18th Street, and Canalport Avenue access from I-94 West (Dan Ryan

Expressway outbound)

McCormick Place

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Street parking will be prohibited beginning at 6 a.m., Sunday, May 13, until 11 p.m. Monday,

May 21, at the following location:

• East and West sides of S. Indiana Avenue between Cermak Road and E. 24th Place

Tuesday, May, 15, 2012

Street parking will be prohibited beginning at 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 15 until 11 p.m., Tuesday,

May 22 at the following locations:

• East and west sides of S. Calumet Avenue between E. Cullerton Street and E. Cermak

Road

• East and west sides of S. Prairie Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street

• East and west sides of S. Indiana Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street

• North and south sides of E. 21st Street between S. Calumet Avenue and S. Indiana

Avenue

• North and south sides of E. Cermak Road from S. Indiana Avenue and Martin Luther

King Drive

• North and south sides of E. 24th Place between S. Indiana Avenue and S. State Street

• North and south sides of E. 25th Street between S. State Street and Martin Luther King

Drive

• East and west sides of Martin Luther King Drive between E. Cermak Road and E. 26th

Street

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – Monday, May 21, 2012

Road closures and pedestrian restrictions will be implemented beginning at midnight, Saturday,

May 19 (Friday midnight into Saturday). The affected roadways will open for evening rush hour

on Monday, May 21:

• Northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive between E. Balbo Avenue and E. 39th

Street

• Northbound and southbound Interstate 55 between I-90/94 to Lake Shore Drive

• Northbound and southbound S. Columbus Drive at E. Balbo Avenue

• Eastbound and westbound E. Roosevelt Road between S. Michigan Avenue and Lake

Shore Drive

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• Northbound and southbound S. Indiana Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street

• Northbound and southbound S. Calumet Avenue between E. Cullerton Street and E.

Cermak Road

• Northbound and southbound S. Prairie Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street

• Eastbound and westbound E. 21st Street between S. Indiana Avenue and S. Calumet

Avenue

• Eastbound and westbound E. Cermak Road between S. Michigan Avenue and Martin

Luther King Drive

• Westbound E. 24th Place between Martin Luther King Drive and S. State Street

• Eastbound E. 25th Street between S. State Street and Martin Luther King Drive

• Northbound and southbound S. Wabash Avenue between E. 24th Place and E. 25th Street

• Northbound and southbound Martin Luther King Drive between E. 26th Street and E.

Cermak Road

• Northbound and southbound Moe Drive between E. 31st Street and Mines Drive

• Eastbound and westbound E. 31st Street between S. Cottage Grove and Fort Dearborn

Drive

• Northbound and southbound Fort Dearborn Drive between E. 31st Street and Lakeside

Center

Northern Museum Campus

Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium are scheduled to be open for business

with limited parking on Saturday, May 19. Parking lots open on Saturday include the top three

floors of Soldier Field North Lot and the Adler Planetarium parking lot. All parking lots will

close at 5:30 p.m. following the closure of museums. If vehicles are still in lots they will be

towed from the campus to an off-site city lot.

As of 6 p.m. Saturday evening, May 19, the Northern Museum Campus to include Northerly

Island will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. All pedestrians and vehicles still on

the campus at that time will be permitted to exit at the intersection of Columbus Drive and

Roosevelt Road.

Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium will be closed to the public on Sunday,

May 20.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

***UPDATED*** Museum Campus access for the Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, and

Shedd Aquarium will be granted at the following locations:

• Vehicles will be able to access the Museum Campus via Eastbound E. Roosevelt Road at

Indiana Street. However, there is only limited parking on Saturday, May 19 until 6 p.m.

• Pedestrians will be able to access Museum Campus via Lakefront Trail in front of the

Shedd Aquarium.

The following roads will be closed:

• Museum Campus Drive between McFetridge Drive and 18th Street

• E. Waldron Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

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• 18th Street between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

• Lake Shore Drive between McFetridge Drive and McCormick Center (Street closure will

merge with McCormick Center street closures.)

Street parking will be prohibited at the following locations:

• East and west side of N. Museum Campus Drive between McFetridge Drive and 18th

Street

• North and south side of E. Waldron Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum

Campus Drive

• North and south side of 18th Street between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus

Drive

• East and westbound E. Roosevelt Road between S. Indiana Avenue and S. Lake Shore

Drive

The following parking lots will be closed to museum campus patrons:

• Field Museum east parking lot

• South portion of Adler Planetarium parking lot

• First floor of Soldier Field North Lot

• Waldron Lot and Soldier Field South Lot

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 6 p.m. until Sunday, May 20 at midnight (Sunday midnight into

Monday)

The following roads will be closed:

• Museum Campus Drive between E. Solidarity Drive and 18th Street

• E. Waldron Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

• 18th Street between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

• Northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive between E. Balbo Avenue and

McCormick Center (Street closure will merge with McCormick Center street closures)

• E. McFetridge Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

• S. Columbus Drive between E. Balboa Drive and E. McFetridge Drive

• Eastbound and westbound E. Roosevelt Road between S. Indiana Avenue and S. Lake

Shore Drive

Street parking will be prohibited at the following locations:

• East and west side of N. Museum Campus Drive between E. Solidarity Drive and 18th

Street

• North and south side of E. Waldron Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum

Campus Drive

• North and south side of 18th Street between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus

Drive

• North and south side of McFetridge Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum

Campus Drive

• North and south side of eastbound and westbound Solidarity Drive between Museum

Campus Drive and Adler Planetarium turnabout.

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The following parking lots will be closed:

• Field Museum east parking lot

• Adler Planetarium parking lot

• Soldier Field North Lot (all floors)

• Waldron Lot and Soldier Field South Lot

Willis Tower

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, there will be intermittent road closures starting at 6 p.m. at:

• S. Franklin Street between W. Adams Street and W. Jackson Boulevard

• In addition, the street closure that already exists due to construction on W. Adams Street

(north side of Willis Tower) and S. Upper Wacker Drive (west side of Willis Tower) will

be in effect.

No street parking will be allowed beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 19 until midnight, Sunday,

May 20 (Saturday midnight going into Sunday).

• North and south side of Adams Street on north side of Willis Tower

• North and south side of Jackson Boulevard between Franklin and Wacker Drive

• East and west side of Franklin Street between Adams Street and Jackson Boulevard

Chicago Cultural Center & Art Institute of Chicago

No street parking will be allowed beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 19 until midnight, Sunday,

May 20 (Saturday midnight into Sunday):

• East and west sides of Wabash Avenue between Lake Street and Washington Street

• North and south sides of Randolph Street between Michigan Avenue and Wabash

Avenue

• North and south sides of E. Washington Street between Wabash Avenue and Michigan

Avenue

• West side of Michigan Avenue between E. Randolph Street and E. Jackson Drive

• North and south sides of E. Monroe Street between S. Michigan Avenue and S.

Columbus Drive

Beginning at midnight, Sunday, May 20 (Saturday midnight into Sunday) the following road will

be closed until 11 p.m.:

• E. Monroe Street between S. Michigan Avenue and S. Columbus Drive

Beginning at 4 p.m, Sunday, May 20, until 11 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

• Garland Court between Madison Street and Randolph Street

On Sunday, May 20, 2012, there will be intermittent road closures starting at 6 p.m.

• Northbound/southbound Michigan Avenue between E. Randolph Street and Jackson

Drive

• Jackson Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive

• S. Columbus Drive between E. Monroe Street and E. Jackson Drive

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Airspace Restrictions

An interagency airspace security plan will be implemented to provide secure airspace over the

Chicago area during the NATO Summit. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight

advisory listing enhanced restrictions was released April 18 (Notice #NOTC3675 -

http://www.faasafety...w.aspx?nid=3675). A Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs)

with additional details will be published at a later date.

Pilots are strongly encouraged to check NOTAMs frequently for possible changes prior to

operations in the area or contact a Flight Service Station at 1-800-992-7433 to check for all

current NOTAMs. Pilots may also contact FAA Systems Operations Support Center (SOSC) at

202-267-8276 or through the FAA's website http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/liStreethtml.

Marina/Waterway Restrictions

The public will see an increased U.S. Coast Guard presence on the water during the NATO

Summit. The Coast Guard's initiatives are one of the many layers of increased security during the

summit. The Coast Guard will continue to perform its standard missions of search and rescue

and law enforcement in addition to their homeland security responsibilities.

The following maritime security zone will be effective and enforced 24 hours a day between 8

a.m. on May 18, 2012, and 8 a.m. on May 22, 2012:

• Security Zone A - Security Zone A encompasses all U.S. navigable waters, facilities, and

shoreline within the arc of a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the Burnham park boat

ramp with its center point located in the approximate position 41º51'37"N,

087º36'44"W.[DATUM: NAD 83].

Security Zones B, C, and D, effective between 8 a.m. on May 18, 2012, and 8 a.m. on May 22,

2012, will have fewer restrictions than Zone A. Commercial and recreational traffic will be

allowed access to these areas unless security measures need to be temporarily implemented.

• Security Zone B - Security Zone B encompasses all U.S. navigable waters, facilities, and

shoreline within the arc of a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the outer most tip of the

Chicago lock with its center point located in the approximate position 41º53'19"N,

087º36'17"W.[DATUM: NAD 83].

• Security Zone C - Security Zone C encompasses all U.S. navigable waters of the Chicago

River between the Western Gate of the Chicago Controlling Works Lock which is located

in approximate position 41º53'18"N, 087º36'28"W. [DATUM: NAD 83] and the juncture

of the north and south branches of the Chicago River which is located in approximate

position 41º53'11"N, 087º38'15"W. [DATUM: NAD 83]

• Security Zone D - Security Zone D encompasses all U.S. navigable waters of the south

branch of the Chicago River between Mile Markers 245.0 and 276.0. [DATUM: NAD

83].

Concerned maritime traffic can contact the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Representative via

VHF-FM Channel 16.

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All City of Chicago owned or operated bridges over the Main, South and North Branches of the

Chicago River will be closed to masted navigation between 7 a.m. on May 18, 2012 through 7

a.m. on May 21, 2012.

Commuter Rail Lines and Public Transit

Commuter rail lines in Chicago will not be closed to riders during the NATO Summit. However,

passengers should plan for delays as trains approach and pass through the McCormick Place stop

due to necessary security measures.

The McCormick Place stop will be closed on both Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21. Other

stations may be closed as needed. Additional information on route changes during the NATO

Summit will be available online via Metra at http://www.metrarail.com and the Northern Indiana

Commuter Transportation District at http://www.NICTD.com.

Changes to bus routes within the vehicle and pedestrian restricted areas will be necessary.

Information on route changes will be available on the Chicago Transit Authority website at

http://www.TransitChicago.com.

Online Information

The Chicago NATO Host committee will use Notify Chicago as a resource for communicating

useful summit related information on street closures, traffic disruptions and more.

Individuals may sign up for Notify Chicago through the City of Chicago Office of Emergency

Management and Communications website to receive message alerts via text message or

voicemail related to extreme weather alerts, traffic disruptions, health alerts and major incidents.

The free subscription can be completed in a matter of minutes by visiting

http://www.notifychicago.org. This is a free City of Chicago service, though text message rates

may apply based on cell phone provider.

Information and updates for the 2012 NATO Summit will be available online through the

following websites.

• NATO Host Committee – http://www.chicagonato.org/

• City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications:

http://www.notifychicago.org

• Chicago Police Department: https://portal.chica...ortal/ClearPath

• Chicago Transit Authority: http://www.TransitChicago.com.

• Chicago Metra http://www.metrarail.com

• Federal Aviation Administration flight restrictions – http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html

• Illinois Department of Transportation - www.travelmidwest.com

• Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District - http://www.NICTD.com

• U.S. Secret Service – http://www.secretservice.gov

Additions or updates to this plan may be made prior to the start of the event.

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Press Release

Vehicle and Pedestrian Restrictions for 2012 NATO Summit Chicago

U.S. Department of

Homeland Security

United States

Secret Service

May 4, 2012

Press Release

Vehicle and Pedestrian Restrictions for 2012 NATO Summit Chicago

U.S. Department of

Homeland Security

United States

Secret Service

May 4, 2012

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Holy F-ing Sh##.

I'm stunned..........

 

No, I'm not a regular, I'm an out of towner from Michigan who regularly comes into Chicago for regattas (at least 2X a year).

This scares the SH## out of me. Mostly because I don't know where all the lines are drawn.

 

I KNOW its not the weekend of the NOOD or Verve, but it still intimidates the heck out of me.

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No big deal. It will be like the Taste of Chicago, with dirty hippies and club swinging cops. Sounds kind of fun! I could make a small fortune renting folding chairs and selling popcorn... Protester tours on the double deck buses, Steve Irwin style...

 

We have decided to cater to your higher end protester/anarchist/nutjob with plastic adirondac chairs, pbr sunbrellas and wi cheese slices with thunderbird wine....

but seriously who is paying for the hundreds of thousands man hours for 4/5 day lock down and why would you want to have it in your city?

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No big deal. It will be like the Taste of Chicago, with dirty hippies and club swinging cops. Sounds kind of fun! I could make a small fortune renting folding chairs and selling popcorn... Protester tours on the double deck buses, Steve Irwin style...

 

We have decided to cater to your higher end protester/anarchist/nutjob with plastic adirondac chairs, pbr sunbrellas and wi cheese slices with thunderbird wine....

but seriously who is paying for the hundreds of thousands man hours for 4/5 day lock down and why would you want to have it in your city?

 

...because the Roller Derby was going on that weekend in Detroit.

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Hi All! I'm looking for a fun Wed Night ride out of Monroe or DeSable. Please send me an email if you have any suggestions. I'm out of the loop these days... cjmurray1@gmail.com

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Hi All! I'm looking for a fun Wed Night ride out of Monroe or DeSable. Please send me an email if you have any suggestions. I'm out of the loop these days... cjmurray1@gmail.com

 

before they attack, correct your post.

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CIRCUS

Going out Wednesday for a little Wednesday tune-up. Anyone else going out?

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Hi All! I'm looking for a fun Wed Night ride out of Monroe or DeSable. Please send me an email if you have any suggestions. I'm out of the loop these days... cjmurray1@gmail.com

 

Get the V-15 out!

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What a great weekend on the water, sure Saturday was a little damp but Sunday more than made up for it.

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Going to meet Doug-mo (Guy Cunningham) at The Dock at Montrose Beach at 3:30 today for a beer. Wanted to go to this place since it opened last year. Nice day for a beer on the beach.

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bowman(person) needed for May 28th (Olympic Cup?). sprit boat. PM me.

 

damn. Sunday is the 27th not the 28th as indicated previously. I'm such a shin dick.

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bowman(person) needed for May 28th (Olympic Cup?). sprit boat. PM me.

 

damn. Sunday is the 27th not the 28th as indicated previously. I'm such a shin dick.

 

Unfortunately out of town.

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I am surprised there is racing this weekend. I know Downtown is the epicenter, but transpo all around the loop will be challenging.

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I am surprised there is racing this weekend. I know Downtown is the epicenter, but transpo all around the loop will be challenging.

I don't think there is any racing this weekend. However, checking the A3 website, there is only 1 entry for ALL races this year so far. What gives?

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If anyone is looking for a Spinlock Deckvest there are a few newly updated '09 models on ebay from Spinlock with full warranties etc. $150 - NFI but looked like a pretty good deal.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spinlock-Deckvest-Updated-2009-Generation-/261025234796?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc650ff6c#ht_500wt_1156

 

 

Nice breeze today - good sail

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If anyone is looking for a Spinlock Deckvest there are a few newly updated '09 models on ebay from Spinlock with full warranties etc. $150 - NFI but looked like a pretty good deal.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spinlock-Deckvest-Updated-2009-Generation-/261025234796?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc650ff6c#ht_500wt_1156

 

 

 

 

Looks like size 3 only.

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If anyone is looking for a Spinlock Deckvest there are a few newly updated '09 models on ebay from Spinlock with full warranties etc. $150 - NFI but looked like a pretty good deal.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spinlock-Deckvest-Updated-2009-Generation-/261025234796?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc650ff6c#ht_500wt_1156

 

 

Nice breeze today - good sail

Thanks!!! Bought 1.....

ID

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Congrats to Dave Rearick and Matt Scharl for first to finish in leg 2 of the Atlantic Cup :)

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All sold - Damm I should have pulled the trigger yesterday.

If anyone is looking for a Spinlock Deckvest there are a few newly updated '09 models on ebay from Spinlock with full warranties etc. $150 - NFI but looked like a pretty good deal.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...c#ht_500wt_1156

 

 

Nice breeze today - good sail

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Not sure what their stock is but this is the 2nd or 3rd lot of 10 that Spinlock has put on ebay. Might be worth keeping an eye out for the next batch. May get different sizes next time.

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Nice to see everyone coming out of hibernation and posting again. Welcome back, summer.

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SW artical about bowman cracked me up when they stated something to the effect of, 'Nothing good ever comes from yelling.' Who are they kidding. Bowmen love getting yelled at.

 

I always thought they're were yelling with me, not at me.

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Oh boy! Another season with the Area III website.

 

I propose Area III gets a cork board to post race results and info on, it would be easier to navigate and use, plus saving the money of paying a web administrator.

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I don't think we pay him, it's free, thus the problem.

 

Yacht Scoring would be the shit.

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North Echo 27... lil rock and roll out there, even in the harbour.

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.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS

AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES

2 TO 4 FT.

.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KT. HIGH PROBABLILITY OF GOOD TIMES

AND AWESOME SAILING. TRY NOT TO SHIT YOURSELVES. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

 

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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So tomorrow starts the split of fleets between Area 3 & CYC racing.

Stupid.

In my stupid opinion.

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I think you'll find that most of them are registered for the CCYC race, too:

 

http://bit.ly/Jlqcvw

 

I was unaware of there being any T-10 start anywhere other than CYCC, this weekend. Perhaps there are a few folks staying there?

 

It was our mission to ensure that there were no competing starts for T-10's and according to our schedule, that is the case.

 

I think you are seeing all those boats registered because you have to register for the whole series, and there are a number of races on the T-10 schedule that are part of the RYF series.

 

Hope I'm not wrong; splitting isn't good.

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Is Peter Kovatz sailing his Rhodes on the north branch? I'm at EBC in my banana hammock and the Coast Guard helicopter has been circling for an hour.

 

It's circling because you're in your Speedo in the banana hammock at the East Bank Club....rambler/protestor!! :P

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Going to mr Crowleys mon, should be back next week.

 

if going eight knts that must be quite the boink to the bulb and joint. I hope no one suffered any injuries.

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Everyone is good, we were trucking along at about 6.6 kts. Tim is lodging a protest against that rock. The protest hearing is gonna be wild, man!

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The sprit is a new, not yet clear coated, carbon custom job - but who can guess the boat?

 

post-10660-057479600 1338320745_thumb.jpg post-10660-040347100 1338320794_thumb.jpg

 

Convictus Maximus, Farr 42

 

 

I concur - Farr 42 Sue

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Beer Can Kick-Off Party tomorrow night at Columbia!

 

Get your butts to the boat for free beer, Mount Gay specials/girls, and live music on the Aft Deck

 

See y'all there wink.gif

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Goblin, NM50 is sold & moving to the West coast. hope they Find the Other Mongo's porn mag stash.

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Hoping. Otherwise we all sail CIRCUS.

 

What's the verdict, we will see you on the dock in the morning?

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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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It’s COLORS time again! Columbia Yacht Club says, “It’s time to shake the sheets and sweep away the cobwebs.”

 

 

 

 

The ebb of entrants over the past few years due to the economy put a damper on the event, but now a resurgence of 77 boats is a promising turn. This is the highest number of entries in the past three years.

 

 

 

 

COLORS has traditionally been a locals-only event with a few boats from across the northern border, but Race Chair Olof Andersson says, “Not for long.” This year the Race Committee has made the ambitious decision of adding a second race circle. “If you want to be a big racing Club, you just gotta do it.” In the past years, Columbia’s hosted 60+ boats all on the same circle. “It gets too crowded at the leeward mark.”

 

 

 

 

The Farr 40’s preparing for Worlds in September are just one of eight one design fleets on the two courses tomorrow. “This is their first big chance to feel each other out and test their new gear,” foresees Andersson. The J/111’s are all registered, several of the Beneteau 40.7 and 36.7’s, three Flying Tiger 10 Meters and most of Chicago’s traditional Tartan 10 fleet are all showing up. Compared to past years the PHRF and ORR sections have nearly diminished, but this regatta began as a one-design event for “level” racing and this year's outcome doesn’t have the race organizers concerned.

 

 

 

 

All the boats will be testing new gear, breaking in new crew, and, simply, getting back into the swing of things. Where do most boats get it wrong? The leeward mark. “We expect to see a large shift in talent from Saturday to Sunday.”

 

 

 

 

Results will be posted on a live basis on Yachtscoring with Twitter updates from the race courses @ColYC.

 

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Columbia One-design Level Offshore Racing Series has been hosted by Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago since 1995. It is identified as the kick-off race for the season as well as the tune-up for the NOOD the following weekend.

 

 

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WOW!!! 3 Flying Tigers! I gotta see that!

 

ALL three tigers sounds better. For next year's write-up.

 

constructive criticism, who knew it existed here? tongue.gif

Thanks!

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WOW!!! 3 Flying Tigers! I gotta see that!

 

ALL three tigers sounds better. For next year's write-up.

 

Only two showed.

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What an awesome weekend. That could not have been more fun - thanks RC for putting on some great races and thanks mother nature for giving us some nice varied conditions.

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What an awesome weekend. That could not have been more fun - thanks RC for putting on some great races and thanks mother nature for giving us some nice varied conditions.

 

Ditto!!! And thanks for making the last races of the day 5 leggers putting us 1.5 miles closer to the bar. Anyone know who the sailor was on Circle 2 bitching on air to the RC when they announced 5 legs that it wasn't in the SIs?

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Anyone live in the NW Burbs and want to car pool this weekend? Just moved to Arlington Heights. Email me at vytisracing(at)gmail.

 

Looking forward to this weekend.

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Anyone's boat going to be at CYC for the weekend? Need a HQ for Anarchy Party!

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Anyone's boat going to be at CYC for the weekend? Need a HQ for Anarchy Party!

 

I'd do it but BC is not racing. Have fun out there, people.

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WOW!!! 3 Flying Tigers! I gotta see that!

 

ALL three tigers sounds better. For next year's write-up.

 

constructive criticism, who knew it existed here? tongue.gif

Thanks!

 

Actually, as much as I'd like to take credit for something constructive, 'twas a bit of soft scarcasm.

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Any comments on this year's Nood's? How was Saturday's distance race? Any thoughts on Ocean's performance?

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Any comments on this year's Nood's? How was Saturday's distance race? Any thoughts on Ocean's performance?

 

Big props to the race committiee on Circle C. Smooth and by the numbers. That had to be the best 3 days of weather I have seen on a Nood in a decade. Awesome. Congrats to Blane and the boys on Striking, you guys were fast and smart.

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Ocean beat a bunch of Catalina's & j105's. They should be proud!

 

:lol:

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The GL36/FT10 section was great! Last finish of Day 3 - all seven boats finished within 60 seconds!

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