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DaveK

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I hope so Crump! LOL

 

It was a fun day chasing you around the lake. My knots kept coming untied on my jibe sheets so I was a bit slow catching you and Mickey upwind. Apparently I can't tie a bowlin anymore. It was suppose to be a 5-10 day but that never happens and this was really a nice 10-15 day with a few puffs around 20. Really nice day and wonderful temps. Thanks for the sail guys!! Really fun to get out after the winter chill!!!

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Yea, we practiced today at Big D's lake, it was freakin awesome!. Lovely warm day, maybe 10-12, great fun. When he puts that big kite up, it's see ya later!, the rotten puke! Bring it next weekend, we are!

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Please tell me that Krumpie is not already dialed in after only one day on the boat.

 

Any idea if Apexchaser is going to come out Sunday, Dave? If we're going to be effed, might as well be effed twice, amirite?

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Please tell me that Krumpie is not already dialed in after only one day on the boat.

 

Any idea if Apexchaser is going to come out Sunday, Dave? If we're going to be effed, might as well be effed twice, amirite?

 

Naw... he isn't dialed in yet. He was trying to furl the kite while turning upwind and his furler is tweaked. He'll get there quick though and he was trying to get way forward and get the butt out of the air like his raider. Felipe is not gonna make it though. Going to Florida for Spring Break.

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Jezus..... It's freaking windy today. I's swear it's blowing gust to 40.

 

Which reminds me to call Bartlett to make me a set of smaller sails. :P

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Don't think it's going to be windy on sunday, unless big d shows up, then it's always crankin! Or no, that's what he says about me; every time we sail in a regatta, it's honking! See y'all soon!

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The 2012 Rush Creek Yacht Club Spring Dinghyfest is excited to have the Texas Centerboard Circuit joining us this year. The NOR is up. Look for registration soon.

 

2012 SPRING DINGYFEST NOR

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Hello out there. This is a big change from the club that gave peoples money back and told them there was no Portsmouth Fleet because they were to lazy to keep times. Maybe hope out there yet for others to accept us misfits. Nice to have clubs that support all sailing, not just OD. Lets sail. DG

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The 2012 Rush Creek Yacht Club Spring Dinghyfest is excited to have the Texas Centerboard Circuit joining us this year. The NOR is up. Look for registration soon.

 

2012 SPRING DINGYFEST NOR

 

Thanks for the heads up Glaze! I'm looking forward to sailing at RCYC again! Lake Ray Hubbard is a great venue. I hope we have a really good turnout!

FM

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We'll be there! Love that club!

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Red and Crumps, Are you guys gonna get preregistered for Opening day?

FM

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I made double sided laminated course cards and maps to marks for everyone so make sure to see me.

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I'll see ya, and have your sail!

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I'll see ya, and have your sail!

 

Ortega, Is that sail for his Landfill 14'? I can't wait to see ole DK planing across the lake in it.

FM

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Not to be picky but do you know the luff length and foot???

 

It's kinda a long boom at nearly 10'

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Yea, it's made out of old laser rudder bags!

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And btw, that's my Noah's Ark boat....

 

I can't launch it until the flood comes.

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I think it may be perfect, it's like stupid long foot, double the length of my IC, can measure tonight if'n ya want?

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Ok, see ya sat eve or sunday am, we'll be at the club, cabin # 4 sat late after, keep in touch!

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Obviously, we were hoping for a sail on Saturday but looks a bit rainy. And what a mud pit its gonna be on the point. I already got my boat muddy last weekend and it wasn't even raining. I hope it pours though.

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I'll be sailing Sunday's race in memory of Leslie Cochran, who passed away today...fair winds...

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KB

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Austin's official king of weird dies. He never really recovered from his head injury from a fall in 2009.

 

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Red and Crumps, Are you guys gonna get preregistered for Opening day?

FM

 

I'm in. Who scheduled a race for the first day of Daylight Savings Time? Oughta be a law...

 

RIP Leslie. What are the Austinites going to wear in his memory?

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Hey Red,

I think DK said something about sailing in a thong underneath his wetsuit. It will really motivate me to stay in front of him :).

FM

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Hey Red,

I think DK said something about sailing in a thong underneath his wetsuit. It will really motivate me to stay in front of him :).

FM

 

Fuk that! I'm wearing it over my wetsuit!!

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Dat's too funny, wait 'till Mikey see's what I'm wearing!

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Tap brother is bringing his Fireball so that makes 7.

 

Maybe a couple of mystery boats will show as well.

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Forecast is back up to 70 degrees for Sunday. Should be nice after this cold snap.

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Dat's too funny, wait 'till Mikey see's what I'm wearing!

 

Dude... yer going to Sherwood forest.... Tell me your not going to wear... Naw i ain't even going there.

FM

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Dat's too funny, wait 'till Mikey see's what I'm wearing!

 

Dude... yer going to Sherwood forest.... Tell me your not going to wear... Naw i ain't even going there.

FM

 

Dat's too funny, wait 'till Mikey see's what I'm wearing!

 

Dude... yer going to Sherwood forest.... Tell me your not going to wear... Naw i ain't even going there.

FM

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No Mikey, I will be wearing the tights. This is Linda btw

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Maybe a couple of mystery boats will show as well.

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Maybe a couple of mystery boats will show as well.

 

 

 

The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

 

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Congrats to Big D for winning Mudfest Opening Day Regatta 2012. I only got my suburban slightly stuck once in the mud. But the sun came out and a slight breeze filled in briefly before dieing completely on the distance course. Red got 2nd in his Weta and Crumps beat me with 3rd in his new Weta as well. I don't even think I corrected over the Fireball. But aside from having zero wind and some mud to play with, it was a great time. Hope the water rises a bit from it.

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Yes, thx to all for the lovely sail, wish we had more wind, but Dave killed us all! See ya at BTF, hopefully better wind.

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Damn the caliche! Full speed ahead!

 

I've got it freaking everywhere.

 

I can understand Big D leaving us behind when there's a breeze and he nails the start. Coulda sworn he had a Mirage Drive installed when the wind squatted, though. :D

 

 

It was great playing together again. Looking forward to next time.

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Rush Creek's Spring DinghyFest Registration is OPEN!

 

http://dinghyfest.rcyc.org

 

Please help us prepare for a great regatta and register early!

 

BTW, I personally love camping at Wurstfest, and we have plenty of space to camp out at Rush Creek.

 

See you there!

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Signed up also! See y'all there at Big D's!

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Rush Creek's Spring DinghyFest Registration is OPEN!

 

http://dinghyfest.rcyc.org

 

Please help us prepare for a great regatta and register early!

 

BTW, I personally love camping at Wurstfest, and we have plenty of space to camp out at Rush Creek.

 

See you there!

 

Thanks for the heads up Scooter!

 

I'll see about getting my preregistration in today! Camping at RCYC is great with the huge lawn and being able to set up close to the water. Not to mention having bathroom access 24/7. Bridge too Far is two and a half weeks away!

 

FM

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Just in case people are wondering what RCYC's view is...

 

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Yea, little diff than Travis!

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We were cutting it close! Some of the other clubs on the lake had problems with the lake level, but all we did was to add a little extra cable to the cranes so that we could hoist the boats down.

 

We are still 1.82 feet below full.

 

The scratch sheet will be updated ASAP.

 

 

 

 

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Please help us prepare for a great regatta and register early!

Scooter, Are the Weta trimarans invited to sail with the Portsmouth fleet. Do you have current Portsmouth Yardstick numbers for Weta's, IC's and AC canoes? Do you plan on one fleet of Portsmouth boats regardless of numbers. Who is the RCYC person to contact if you are not he or she. Thanks DG

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I think the Regatta Chair should answer those Q's...We will be at the club tonight, and I will ask him and get back with you.

 

Please help us prepare for a great regatta and register early!

Scooter, Are the Weta trimarans invited to sail with the Portsmouth fleet. Do you have current Portsmouth Yardstick numbers for Weta's, IC's and AC canoes? Do you plan on one fleet of Portsmouth boats regardless of numbers. Who is the RCYC person to contact if you are not he or she. Thanks DG

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I would have to defer to the guys in charge of the Texas Centerboard Circuit. I am sure they have the most experience with handicapping various boats in portsmouth. Have any Weta's sailed portsmouth on the circuit?

 

I am open to allowing any boat to sail. I only want it to be fair to all parties. We will try to be as flexible as possible, within reason, to accommodate all boats. If a rating is determined for the weta, then the Weta has the right to attend the regatta and sail to that rating, or not sail.

 

The current plan is to sail all portsmouth boats in the same fleet. I will be consulting with the TCC on proper protocol as more entries come in and time gets closer.

 

Ryan Glaze

Regatta Chair

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Great stuff Ryan, and we love the weta's, great people. And plz let us all sail together, unlike wurstfest which split us into two groups!

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I would have to defer to the guys in charge of the Texas Centerboard Circuit. I am sure they have the most experience with handicapping various boats in portsmouth. Have any Weta's sailed portsmouth on the circuit?

 

I am open to allowing any boat to sail. I only want it to be fair to all parties. We will try to be as flexible as possible, within reason, to accommodate all boats. If a rating is determined for the weta, then the Weta has the right to attend the regatta and sail to that rating, or not sail.

 

The current plan is to sail all portsmouth boats in the same fleet. I will be consulting with the TCC on proper protocol as more entries come in and time gets closer.

 

Ryan Glaze

Regatta Chair

 

Of course I'm bias but the Weta's sail much better with the portsmouth fleet as far as speed goes. It's more of a performance dinghy than a mutihull. I've tried to race it with mutlihull fleets and i'm just twice as a slow as everyone. It takes me an hour for what they do in 30 minutes. The original rating by USSA is 78.5 but European numbers, that are at least updated, now have the boat at an equivalent rating of around 84 which more like a Thistle or a Fireball.

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There are three TCC Wetas, Ryan. We sincerely appreciate RCYC being open to us coming up to play.

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Harpoonetta catches fish!!

 

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Get it in focus better next time Mickey!!

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Harpoonetta catches fish!!

 

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Get it in focus better next time Mickey!!

 

DaveK,

I lost my instructions for focusing my cell phone camera.... It might be that a good lens cleaning is in order though :P. Two weeks till Bridge Too Far! Can Big D maintain the momentum? Will Red tuna challenge him? How will the Crumpie do with the Weta if we have some breeze? All these questions and more to be answered on the 31st of March at the Stillhouse Hollow marina. Rumor has it there will be at least one Raider and a Raider II there also.

FM

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Vid is up from Opening Day.... Sorry it was such slow slow day.

 

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Great stuff Dave, thx for posting, hopefully will be a bit more at BTF!

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Thanks Ortega! I'm with you though... let blow, 10-13.5

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It was a fluke to be able to stay in the light stuff like I did. Looking forward to our next event. Hope it blows for the BTF. DG

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It was a hoot today out on lake Travis.... Gusts were recorded as high as 30 knots on the point. Damn I hate it when the weather is a week late :P. I had some serious screaming fast reaches and nothing busted. The fore stay pin (3/16) is bent pretty good though,

 

The lake is up another foot or so. The bottom point is getting smaller. DK, It is now high enough to be Landfill 14' launchable. the Catalina 22's were launching and a J24 launched also but got stuck.

FM

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It's blowing snot today. And quit calling it a Landfill! My boat has feelings too ya know. You can call it a flower pot 14 but it's not going to a landfill. I put the rudder on and it looks nice. It even toggles up and down, not that I need that with a fixed keel

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5 inches of rain last night right in the sweet spot of the watershed. Travis has already risen 2 feet since yesterday and may rise another 6 or more when done. Yea!!! We can use the boat ramp again!!

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Glaze, Rod and his new VX want to come play at Spring Dinghy fest, do you think that would be ok? And Mikey and Crump, you guys put your 2c in also,I'm thinkin it would be great, 'specially after he has his demo day at RCYC soon. We can rate him like the viper, around 68 or so, what ya think?

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Hi Ortega,

I already posted a couple of weeks ago on the VX-1 demo thread (on Sport Boat anarchy) asking/challenging him to come out and play with us. Wonder if we can get Ultraracer Interested too?

FM

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Glaze, Rod and his new VX want to come play at Spring Dinghy fest, do you think that would be ok? And Mikey and Crump, you guys put your 2c in also,I'm thinkin it would be great, 'specially after he has his demo day at RCYC soon. We can rate him like the viper, around 68 or so, what ya think?

if the portsmouth group is comfortable with the VX racing against them, then I don't see a problem. We just want to try and avoid getting the fleet too spread out on the course between the fastest and slowest boat.

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No worries, Big D will keep them all in check!

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Glaze, Rod and his new VX want to come play at Spring Dinghy fest, do you think that would be ok? And Mikey and Crump, you guys put your 2c in also,I'm thinkin it would be great, 'specially after he has his demo day at RCYC soon. We can rate him like the viper, around 68 or so, what ya think?

if the portsmouth group is comfortable with the VX racing against them, then I don't see a problem. We just want to try and avoid getting the fleet too spread out on the course between the fastest and slowest boat.

 

That's not unusual for that to happen especially when a Dolphin Senior or the like shows up. Just the nature of portsmouth racing. and it's a bitch when that Dolphin corrects over you... :P

 

Big D just text me this photo from IC midwinters. It's for sale Mickey!!

 

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I'd love to have the VXers come play with us. Somebody has to stay in front of my

 

expensive, wet, nose-diving pig at speed bleeding edge high speed racer

 

so I can find the marks if Big D doesn't make it to a race.

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expensive, wet, nose-diving pig at speed bleeding edge high speed racer

 

 

 

lolz

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I wish i could, rush creek is a great club - we love sailing there. Unfortunatly i'm tied up that weekend.

 

remember - that viper rating was with no bulb and a single trap. Should get some credit back for that on the VX rating. I actually think a portsmouth rating exists.

 

Might see you guys at the bridge too far next weekend.

 

Hi Ortega,

I already posted a couple of weeks ago on the VX-1 demo thread (on Sport Boat anarchy) asking/challenging him to come out and play with us. Wonder if we can get Ultraracer Interested too?

FM

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I wish i could, rush creek is a great club - we love sailing there. Unfortunatly i'm tied up that weekend.

 

remember - that viper rating was with no bulb and a single trap. Should get some credit back for that on the VX rating. I actually think a portsmouth rating exists.

 

Might see you guys at the bridge too far next weekend.

 

Hi Ortega,

I already posted a couple of weeks ago on the VX-1 demo thread (on Sport Boat anarchy) asking/challenging him to come out and play with us. Wonder if we can get Ultraracer Interested too?

FM

 

 

Cool, be nice to hoist a cold one with ya Ultra. What do ya think Tortuga? VX @ 68.5? I hate odd numbers like that. Perhaps a even 70 sounds good... yaah, yaaah, Frankie, 70 sounds good to me.

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70 is a great #, sounds fair, we'll see, he might sandbag just so we don't rate him like an A Scow! See y'all soon!

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70 sounds about right. :rolleyes:

 

Let's see if they can sail to it as it might be low, as is the Weta's.

 

I saw that the Hull Yacht Club has the VX rated at 108 vs the Viper'ssss 99.

 

http://www.hullyc.org/gcr_scratch.php

 

No idea if it's provisional, but if that number is accurate, that would make DPN=(PHRF+330)/6 = 73.

 

Just sayin...

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Well when the big chute comes out it should be around a 60, 'cause that's what Big D's does! Look at the 29er; 84 until bf5-9, then 78!

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Okay, okay. Didn't mean to stir anything up and create discord. I haven't seen a VX yet and only want them to come play.

 

And just to show I bear no hard feelings, if you want Arrested Development re-rated to 60, you can count on my support.

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Well dang it, he's out of town and can't chime in, but he'd probably sail to that rating anyways! And I just want the leadminers to come play also, 'specially since I'm sailing one at lakefest this year!

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I don't think it matters much. From what I saw at canyon there should be a huge disparity between light and heavy air. We launched in the light and were neck and neck with big d in yr heavy atuff.

 

It's handicap racing, which means it's more about who wins the party (for me). And there ain't no handicap that'll hold me back on that one, bring it!

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Im beating the DCs that break and one of the Nethercotts. Fifth out of eight with one day left. Very shifty winds today. Blew good yesterday. Top finish a 2nd. Pics and movies to follow. In 15 and up I will beat the Viper boat for boat. Bring on the VX. Let it blow.

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Go get'em big D.

 

 

Cant wait to square up.

 

 

Bring that skinny bitch on ;-)

 

 

 

As a side-note, who's coming down for the bridge too far?

 

 

 

Im beating the DCs that break and one of the Nethercotts. Fifth out of eight with one day left. Very shifty winds today. Blew good yesterday. Top finish a 2nd. Pics and movies to follow. In 15 and up I will beat the Viper boat for boat. Bring on the VX. Let it blow.

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Well Ultra, Far as i can tell we will have the two Canoes, very possibly three Weta's, I'll be sailing the Contender, Harpoonette & crew on her Harpoon 5.2, Art and Pam on their V15 and I think two Raiders,. One of them being the newer generation Raider Sport II. I suspect Tumble weed will be sailing his Melonseed. I'd suspect we might even have one or two more.

FM

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Did I mention that Rush Creek ( http://www.rcyc.org ) is having a VX One Demo Day this Saturday @ 10? Come out and check out the VX.

 

I can not wait to take it for a ride, and Rod, I am first in line as I have to catch a flight at 3.

 

 

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Sailed th 29erX all day yesterday, thought I'd bring it to try and beat Dave, but it's not even close to fast enough, even with all 3 sails up. So will be on the skinny B IC. Let it blow(10-12)!

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Anybody got a start time for this Saturday's B to F race? Pursuit style like last year?

 

Yall interested in a "Correctly pick your corrected time correctly" pot, say 5 bucks a boat, closest time wins?

 

Will the elusive "Gouv" finally show up to a TCC race?

 

Will Mickey catch a 5 lb bass, or get outfished by Harpooneta?

 

Will the new Raider owners beat up on the former Raider owner?

 

Will the Wetas completely clog up the start line?

 

Who will be lured into the "minefield" of stumps?

 

Will DaveK finally make an exciting video with funky tunes by bands you never heard of?

 

Will Big D take it all the way to the finish line for glory this year instead of the boat ramp?

 

 

So many questions will be answered this Saturday..........

 

KB

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According to email from BJ Cummings, skippers meet at noon, start at 1:00, my idea of perfect!

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And you forgot: will Ortega capsize as usual?and will he wear the beer bandolier?

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Did I mention that Rush Creek ( http://www.rcyc.org ) is having a VX One Demo Day this Saturday @ 10? Come out and check out the VX.

 

I can not wait to take it for a ride, and Rod, I am first in line as I have to catch a flight at 3.

 

 

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I sure wish we could make it up for the demo day Scooter... But we will be racing this weekend on Stillhouse Hollow! We will probably get Demo'd by Ultraracer on his VX-1.

FM

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I don't think it matters much.

 

Yup, not in this crowd, Jeff.

 

I'm not finding a NOR or registration; nothing on the SHSC site. Just show up? What's it cost? Is there a park entry fee? Guess I need to make sure I bring some cash.

 

Also wondering if the lake level is up enough to make it to the bridge. TWDB shows it up 10-12 feet in the last week or so at 89% full. The lake looks like it can have a lot of reaching if the wind is right.

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I don't think it matters much.

 

Yup, not in this crowd, Jeff.

 

I'm not finding a NOR or registration; nothing on the SHSC site. Just show up? What's it cost? Is there a park entry fee? Guess I need to make sure I bring some cash.

 

Also wondering if the lake level is up enough to make it to the bridge. TWDB shows it up 10-12 feet in the last week or so at 89% full. The lake looks like it can have a lot of reaching if the wind is right.

 

Hi Larry,

I seriously doubt there will be anything as formal as a NOR maybe some SI's at the skippers meeting if that. It is looking possible that we will be racing to the bridge and back. I had some activity on the yahoo group page and Derek mentioned that he had contact with SHSC and we are going to have a one o'clock start with a 12:00 skippers meeting. I doubt there will be an entry fee. So to answer your questions.... Yes just show up, I don't think it costs anything. yes there is a park entry fee but often you tell them your here for the regatta or going to the marina you might not have to pay the 3-5 dollar entrance fee. Figure on four hours or so if we have some breeze. Plan on beer drinking and maybe eating at the end of the dock afterwards.

FM

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Just remember to pull up that board a foot or so when getting to the corner. Those tree stumps come up quick and scare the living shit out of me!! :huh::o

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BJ stated no nor or fee's, very fun and informal, and deff beer, before, during, after.

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Okay, so two posts about stumps has my attention. As I intend to be in front of you all :P, I need to know where these things are. Is there a better map than this available?

 

http://www.swf-wc.us...map9.2_2007.pdf

 

I've planned on being there, but if sailflow is correct I'm not so sure now. Going to take a wait and see. Long way to go for a two knot wind.

 

http://www.sailflow....Forecast+Graphs

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