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jabrams

J 105 charter for Chicago mac

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My crew and I are considering doing a Chicago mac Race and are looking good at options. We could trailer our 105 there and back but we would prefer to charter one if possible. Does anyone know of a lead on a 105 for the race.  

Thanks

Jody 

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jabrams,

Contact the Fleet 5  class president and he will hook you up with some leads. There are a ton of 105's on the lake many of which don't race. We have seen great participation in the 105 fleet for the Mac race over the past 4-5 years, 20+ boats making us the largest one-design class the last two years. We have had crews from TX/MN/CA/MI/WI/MO to name a few. Great race and great fleet and a good time on the island afterward. (I can almost smell the horseshit now!) Hope to see you on the line! * The NA's are slated to be the next weekend in Harbor Springs (day motor/sail away) if you have an interest in that sort of thing.

Steve/USA 104

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Like my friend Holdmycourse! stated, there are options and we are hoping to free up some boats that normally do not race.  I would also add that the 105's that do not race with any regularity give this season a try.  If not, charter your boat.  This is the year to get on board with some local racing and do the epic Race to Mackinac.  Hopefully without 30kts from the N- NE with chilly temps!  It is a lake though...

 

Porto/USA 104

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Arm chair quarterback question, but what sort of coin would one expect for a charter? Turnkey, since we wouldn't have a van full of sails.   We've tossed the idea around,but never seriously considered.  I miss the race, the people, & being out on Lake Mich!

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Isn't the Mac supposed to be a feeder race for the NA's in Harbor Springs this year? If someone wants to do one race, but not the other, perhaps combining resource would be efficient. At the very least the cost of taking the boat back from Mac would be mitigated.

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How do you handle the Ins aspects of chartering from an owners pov??  Also, How many chartered boats have done well at OD regattas??  Just curious as I have never really heard of any but the top 24/22 sailors doing well with a chartered boat and usually they have a couple of owners aboard.  Assume some fleets are more accommodating than others, no? 

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