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#2301 Rum Runner

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

Lake Michigan this morning:

http://www.chicagotr...ne&VID=23862729

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

Columbia's service ramp this morning at about 6:30am...

http://www.screencast.com/t/on7s9DAL

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

Ohgodohgodohgod.

So ... like ... how high is the Burnham Harbor breakwater, exactly?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

Columbia's service ramp this morning at about 6:30am...

http://www.screencast.com/t/on7s9DAL


Thanks for being there and helping out!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:50 PM

Ohgodohgodohgod.

So ... like ... how high is the Burnham Harbor breakwater, exactly?

High enough (and wide enough) for you not to worry about.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:46 AM

Thanks, Stewie. IdiotBoy over here (*waves* ) went and bought a sailboat lying Burnham YC late last week. Poor thing's been mewed up ever since, unable to move as Lake Michigan decided to go kookoo. I've been anxious ever since, imagining Adler Planetarium rolling down and squashing it.

It's prolly a good thing Burnham YC's webcam shut down in 2010. I'd have sat here all day. Shouting at the screen, "Look out! Here comes a big wave!" :o

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

Thanks, Stewie. IdiotBoy over here (*waves* ) went and bought a sailboat lying Burnham YC late last week. Poor thing's been mewed up ever since, unable to move as Lake Michigan decided to go kookoo. I've been anxious ever since, imagining Adler Planetarium rolling down and squashing it.

It's prolly a good thing Burnham YC's webcam shut down in 2010. I'd have sat here all day. Shouting at the screen, "Look out! Here comes a big wave!" :o


Actually, I saw the boat on Saturday sitting quitely in front of the YC. It's in a rather safe place. As long as it was secured reasonably, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

That's good news, ChiGuy. I spoke with Burnham today & they seemed pretty blaise about the whole "30' waves eroding the breakwaters, woe, woe" thing. This may be a weekly occurance in Chicago, I dunno. And they've kindly extended the season thru Saturday on account of the weather. So all is well. :)

One of the dangers of the internet -- besides midget clown porn -- is finding new shit to scare yourself with. While looking for Lake Michigan storm info, I stumbled across the tale of Chicago's 1954 seiche event. That seemed to involve T-storms, tho. Not just hard north winds. Don't mind me....

#2309 Grinder

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

Burnham is 100% sheltered from any wind with any North component.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

We (I believe 99% of us, who have been there for the last 2) definetly want mrs. Chaos there! Sue rocks!!

ID

What do you care, you wont show up, you'll have to drive to South Bend for something.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:50 PM


We (I believe 99% of us, who have been there for the last 2) definetly want mrs. Chaos there! Sue rocks!!

ID

What do you care, you wont show up, you'll have to drive to South Bend for something.


In da fence of ID, I believe he's gone to the last 2 gatherings... perhaps just because Mrs. Chaos was there.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:32 PM


are you talking about the guys ski weekend? i'm in.


You wanna tell Mrs. Chaos she can't go, have at it. I gotta warn you, she's a black belt.

Chaos


I propose Superbowl Weekend for this Winter's ski trip: Feb 2. This is purely selfish since I am out of the country until January 24 and Strictly Sail would be going on the 26th/27th. Grinder will dress up as an NFL cheerleader from one of the teams.


Recall... How about February 9th?

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#2313 skidmarks

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

"I am out of the country until January 24"
Brendan


I'll bet you just love saying that.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:47 AM

Men's Hall Pass Ski Trip is Saturday, Feb 9 at Devils Head in Wisco.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:22 AM

in.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

February 9th??? WFT happened to NFL Wild Card Weekend?

Why the change?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

Men's Hall Pass Ski Trip is Saturday, Feb 9 at Devils Head in Wisco.


In! I wonder if the other mongo will keep all of his shoes on this year.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

Brendo, our founder, is out of town untill the week before Wild-Card, so it was Super Bowl Sat or the following. We chose the following weekend. I didn't want all of us to be incapacitated for the (Bears?) Super Bowl

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:10 PM

Wonder if Red will be back in town then

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

Brendo, our founder, is out of town untill the week before Wild-Card, so it was Super Bowl Sat or the following. We chose the following weekend. I didn't want all of us to be incapacitated for the (Bears?) Super Bowl

(null)


Fuck him! Half the fun of the weekend was the football. Now we all have to suffer? Can't we just get some other drunk douche that looks sorta like him. We'll all be so hammered we won't know the difference.

You know... there is no RULE that says we can't do it both days. Anyone else want to go Wildcard Weekend?

Chaos

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

Wonder if Red will be back in town then


And no, Red won't be here yet

That's good news, ChiGuy. I spoke with Burnham today & they seemed pretty blaise about the whole "30' waves eroding the breakwaters, woe, woe" thing. This may be a weekly occurance in Chicago, I dunno. And they've kindly extended the season thru Saturday on account of the weather. So all is well. :)

One of the dangers of the internet -- besides midget clown porn -- is finding new shit to scare yourself with. While looking for Lake Michigan storm info, I stumbled across the tale of Chicago's 1954 seiche event. That seemed to involve T-storms, tho. Not just hard north winds. Don't mind me....


The boat is no longer at a dock in front of the YC. I presume it was safely moved to it's new home.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

Winter Anarchy 2013 party planning in progress.

I know everyone's got their input, so share away!

If you want to help in the planning, shoot me a PM.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

The boat is no longer at a dock in front of the YC. I presume it was safely moved to it's new home.


Yep. Tucked into Crowleys where it remains until a certified Offspring (Firstborn) is tendered as payment. :o Kidding. Boatyards sure are proud of their work, tho. I think we have a decent shipper lined up. Hours spent trolling the Web for boat transporters suggests Big Dog isn't unique. Couldn't find a Midwestern company that wanted the job; maybe too busy shuffling boats locally? Thanks for keeping an eye peeled, ChiGuy. Reports say the old 10 hp Penta smokes a bit. The fenders were lost overboard during last week's ruckus, which is maybe why you don't clip them to lifelines. Or the PO kept 'em, who knows. :)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

Chilly but nice day out on the race course.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

Winter Anarchy should not share the space w Salsa dancing but should have enough bartenders. Maybe be in a place that is convenient to public transportation as well.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Winter Anarchy should not share the space w Salsa dancing but should have enough bartenders. Maybe be in a place that is convenient to public transportation as well.


+1

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

There's no salsa dancing at Hooters, or Tilted Kilt. There may be some at VIPs depending on who's on stage at that particular time.

2013 = the year of "Teach a Stripper to Sail"


Brendo, our founder, is out of town untill the week before Wild-Card, so it was Super Bowl Sat or the following. We chose the following weekend. I didn't want all of us to be incapacitated for the (Bears?) Super Bowl

(null)


Fuck him! Half the fun of the weekend was the football. Now we all have to suffer? Can't we just get some other drunk douche that looks sorta like him. We'll all be so hammered we won't know the difference.

You know... there is no RULE that says we can't do it both days. Anyone else want to go Wildcard Weekend?

Chaos


Yeah, fuck him!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:57 AM


Winter Anarchy should not share the space w Salsa dancing but should have enough bartenders. Maybe be in a place that is convenient to public transportation as well.


+1


Oh yeah, if we are going to have "sponsors" or door prizes let them have their say and feel as if they got their $$'s worth. If they don't have a voice then they should not be there. I, personally, don't need to wake up in the am with miscellaneous chatchkis in my pockets. That's just me, promoting SA, nasty girl, lip balm etc is not what I go for, it to see you jerks. How hard is it to find a back room with a $25 or $35 special where we can all get together and have a laugh

#2329 Grinder

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

How hard is it to find a back room with a $25 or $35 special where we can all get together and have a laugh


Harder than you think, I think. When we were looking for the Fake Yacht Prom, people are hesitant to rent a room with out a deposit. I didn't have any deposit.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:14 AM

Venues also don't like to rent out rooms when you have a distributor donating 7kegs and a free pour.

Looking for venues in the downtown/close to cta areas currently. Went through suggestions from last year, though, all those places were pretty west. Any new ideas?

Anyone wanting to help or have suggestions, shoot me a message!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

The Black Rock has a private room in back... Goose Island brings in kegs for the rugby team(s)... Maybe a little small, but that might be just what we need. Fire places, pool table, couches, no salsa dancing.

I worked in the industry for 7 years, and I do know one thing; (just about) every bar manager/owner in Chicago would lick a dog's sack to get 50 to 75+ people in their bar during our Mid-Winter.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

That place looks legit. Just a tad far north maybe?

Easy for me to get to, but last year the big issue was getting closer to downtown!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

My brother has a line on Lizzie McNiels. He is apparently too chicken to chime in.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

My brother has a line on Lizzie McNiels. He is apparently too chicken to chime in.


I mentioned that It would probably be a good spot. If anyone wants me to talk to owner let me know. I've never attended the shitshow known as Winter Anarchy so don't know who set it up etc.

P.S. Go fuck yourselves. I am a salsa dancer.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

Check your messages

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

My brother has a line on Lizzie McNiels. He is apparently too chicken to chime in.



Maybe he'll chime in on the Winter Anarchy FB page.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

Odds are stacked against that.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:47 AM

Sup?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

Sdown?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

I know it's a bit away, but just thought I'd let you guys know that COLORS already has some pretty nice sponsors lined up for 2013 :)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

Hoghead McDunna's has a back room. Not huge. And they have been a supporter of sailing.

What's wrong with Weather Mark?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

IIRC, weather mark couldn't handle our crowd. They had 2 bartenders & waits for drinks was 15 minutes. Go Irish was the point man back then. I think we just wanted a new venue. Bottom lounge epically failed us, too. Next up.....

Poor Spring Fever. Talk about a thankless job.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:25 PM

IIRC, weather mark couldn't handle our crowd. They had 2 bartenders & waits for drinks was 15 minutes. Go Irish was the point man back then. I think we just wanted a new venue. Bottom lounge epically failed us, too. Next up.....

Poor Spring Fever. Talk about a thankless job.


Why don't you just do it at CCYC?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

IIRC, weather mark couldn't handle our crowd. They had 2 bartenders & waits for drinks was 15 minutes. Go Irish was the point man back then. I think we just wanted a new venue. Bottom lounge epically failed us, too. Next up.....

Poor Spring Fever. Talk about a thankless job.


Too many fights.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

So I met with Lizzie McNeill's last night and they seem to have everything we've been lacking in years past...

- Downtown location (400 N McClurg) right on the river. A bit off the beaten path in a good way, so we shouldn't get in too much trouble!
- Parking - come in for the show, short walk to/from Navy Pier, Lizzie's will validate parking for $8! Got that? $8 for 24 hour parking.
- CTA - depends on what bus you typically take, 7min walk from the 151
- Space - they're willing to reserve most of the bar for us 75%
- Bar - the bar itself is similar to WM, but it was packed when I arrived, I got a beer in less than 10s
- cover charge - so long as sponsors cooperate, you're going to only pay $10!!! Or at least til the included booze runs dry
- you say you don't like 312 or Mount Gay? We'll have our own drink specials and well drinks start at about $5

How does this all sound???

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

What could go wrong!? ;)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

http://www.seahorsem...or-of-the-month

Take a second and vote for our very own Helmut Jahn to be Seahorse Sailor of the Month. Quick and easy, you know you want to!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

SF, book it I say.... :)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

The one place you're guaranteed to not find salsa dancing...an Irish pub. Done.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

Why don't you just do it at CCYC?


I'd throw in a vote for this too. Plenty of space fore everyone, guaranteed not to have Salsa dancing. Parking is ultra easy and close to express buses from downtown.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

So I met with Lizzie McNeill's last night and they seem to have everything we've been lacking in years past...

- Downtown location (400 N McClurg) right on the river. A bit off the beaten path in a good way, so we shouldn't get in too much trouble!
- Parking - come in for the show, short walk to/from Navy Pier, Lizzie's will validate parking for $8! Got that? $8 for 24 hour parking.
- CTA - depends on what bus you typically take, 7min walk from the 151
- Space - they're willing to reserve most of the bar for us 75%
- Bar - the bar itself is similar to WM, but it was packed when I arrived, I got a beer in less than 10s
- cover charge - so long as sponsors cooperate, you're going to only pay $10!!! Or at least til the included booze runs dry
- you say you don't like 312 or Mount Gay? We'll have our own drink specials and well drinks start at about $5

How does this all sound???

it's a half a block from where i live. i commend you on finding this superb venue.

(now officially not a thankless job)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

The one place you're guaranteed to not find salsa dancing...an Irish pub. Done.


Riverdance... I'll bring the bouzouki

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:55 PM


Why don't you just do it at CCYC?


I'd throw in a vote for this too. Plenty of space fore everyone, guaranteed not to have Salsa dancing. Parking is ultra easy and close to express buses from downtown.


For years, one of the biggest complaints wast that the venues weren't close to downtown or Navy Pier.

It's also nice to get out of the yacht clubs for Anarchy-related activities.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

http://www.seahorsem...or-of-the-month

Take a second and vote for our very own Helmut Jahn to be Seahorse Sailor of the Month. Quick and easy, you know you want to!


+ 1

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

So I met with Lizzie McNeill's last night and they seem to have everything we've been lacking in years past...

- Downtown location (400 N McClurg) right on the river. A bit off the beaten path in a good way, so we shouldn't get in too much trouble!
- Parking - come in for the show, short walk to/from Navy Pier, Lizzie's will validate parking for $8! Got that? $8 for 24 hour parking.
- CTA - depends on what bus you typically take, 7min walk from the 151
- Space - they're willing to reserve most of the bar for us 75%
- Bar - the bar itself is similar to WM, but it was packed when I arrived, I got a beer in less than 10s
- cover charge - so long as sponsors cooperate, you're going to only pay $10!!! Or at least til the included booze runs dry
- you say you don't like 312 or Mount Gay? We'll have our own drink specials and well drinks start at about $5

How does this all sound???


Some years they will operate the trolley as well.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

rounding up sponsors for #WA2013! Refer a sponsor by Nov 30, and receive 1 free entry. Send referrals to emorgankinney@gmail.com

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:03 PM


So I met with Lizzie McNeill's last night and they seem to have everything we've been lacking in years past...

- Downtown location (400 N McClurg) right on the river. A bit off the beaten path in a good way, so we shouldn't get in too much trouble!
- Parking - come in for the show, short walk to/from Navy Pier, Lizzie's will validate parking for $8! Got that? $8 for 24 hour parking.
- CTA - depends on what bus you typically take, 7min walk from the 151
- Space - they're willing to reserve most of the bar for us 75%
- Bar - the bar itself is similar to WM, but it was packed when I arrived, I got a beer in less than 10s
- cover charge - so long as sponsors cooperate, you're going to only pay $10!!! Or at least til the included booze runs dry
- you say you don't like 312 or Mount Gay? We'll have our own drink specials and well drinks start at about $5

How does this all sound???

it's a half a block from where i live. i commend you on finding this superb venue.

(now officially not a thankless job)


Then the after-party is at your house. Buy some extra beer and chips.

#2358 blubberboy

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

Fair winds and following seas Coyote Mike.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:17 PM


http://www.seahorsem...or-of-the-month

Take a second and vote for our very own Helmut Jahn to be Seahorse Sailor of the Month. Quick and easy, you know you want to!


+ 1

Helmut won the Sailor of the Month award from Seahorse magazine. 2012 is turning out to be a really good year for him. Lifetime achievement award from the Chicago AIA, other architectural tributes, his son Evan got married, winning the Farr 40 world championship. Not bad at all.

#2360 Irishdriver

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

Fair winds and following seas Coyote Mike.


+1....Mike was a great guy and fun to sail with. God be with you CM.

#2361 Grinder

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

Happy Turkey Day to all the Chicago Anarchists. Give thanks for this great big body of water next to our fair city.

#2362 biogrove

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Happy Turkey Day to all the Chicago Anarchists. Give thanks for this great big body of water next to our fair city.

Happy Turkey Day Grinder & Circus Clowns - I was just walking around a lake south of Traverse City thinking how lucky we all are to sail a play around some of the best water on earth. Life is Good!

#2363 spring fever

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Only 2 days left to refer a sponsor and get a free entry to Winter Anarchy 2013! PM referrals to yours truly. Promo ends November 30 11:59PM

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

New vid for the Chicago based US One sailing team:



They just arrived in Malaysia and are competing in the WMRT finale starting December 3rd. They're #1 ranked match race team in U.S.

You guys gots to come check out some of the stuff going on up at CMRC this summer...how comes I only see blubbs and 12345 when I'm there? They're not so great to look at after awhile and could use some fresh faces.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Lower Wacker reopens today! Here's to faster commutes to the harbors from the west side...

#2366 12345

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

hey now Frak...

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:13 AM

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#2368 spring fever

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

had a pretty good chat with Goose Island last week :)

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

The one place you're guaranteed to not find salsa dancing...an Irish pub.  Done.


you'd be surprised....

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

Strictly Stupid -or Sail, whatever....We need to do something this year besides the 'piss up' at the pub on Saturday night. Something 'Anarchyish' at the show. Maybe a depraved scavenger hunt?
  • + size soiled panties, 'and not your own Irishdriver...'
  • A picture of you being chase by the cops (bonus if they're on a segway, dbl points if you're on their segway!)
  • Summons, subpoena, bond receipt, (or 'I Bond'), and or other any other court orders from the night before (speeding tix don't count)
  • A Billy Goat chez burger
  • A stolen exhibitors badge
  • Anything from the MORF booth
  • A North Sail sail tie ( it would have to be stolen, we wouldn't believe you if you told us you got it for free)
  • Show up with 'Frankendread' to the Anarchy party (bonus points)
  • A stolen autographed copy of "SailorSpeak" by (Wrong) Bob Roiblat. That’s right, have him sign the fucker, then run!
  • Photo of your time at the Harken “coffee grinder” pedestal, in one of the top 3 times
  • picture of titties at the show is always welcome...
  • An absconded clevis pin from a Beneteau
  • A Bubba Gump menu
  • Bring me the head of 'Skipper', the fucking sailing dolphin!

Please add to the list. Can be finalized after the attorneys have looked it over.

#2371 chaosmaster

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

had a pretty good chat with Goose Island last week :)


I hope that chat included provisioning of Green Line Pale Ale. It's the best brew then have come out with to date!

All in favour say "Aye"!

Cheers,

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#2372 spring fever

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:56 PM


had a pretty good chat with Goose Island last week :)


I hope that chat included provisioning of Green Line Pale Ale. It's the best brew then have come out with to date!

All in favour say "Aye"!

Cheers,

Chaos


Pretty much 312, but I'll be talking to Lizzie's about some Anarchist-only drink specials early January.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:44 PM

Strictly Stupid -or Sail, whatever....We need to do something this year besides the 'piss up' at the pub on Saturday night. Something 'Anarchyish' at the show. Maybe a depraved scavenger hunt?

  • + size soiled panties, 'and not your own Irishdriver...'
  • A picture of you being chase by the cops (bonus if they're on a segway, dbl points if you're on their segway!)
  • Summons, subpoena, bond receipt, (or 'I Bond'), and or other any other court orders from the night before (speeding tix don't count)
  • A Billy Goat chez burger
  • A stolen exhibitors badge
  • Anything from the MORF booth
  • A North Sail sail tie ( it would have to be stolen, we wouldn't believe you if you told us you got it for free)
  • Show up with 'Frankendread' to the Anarchy party (bonus points)
  • A stolen autographed copy of "SailorSpeak" by (Wrong) Bob Roiblat. That’s right, have him sign the fucker, then run!
  • Photo of your time at the Harken “coffee grinder” pedestal, in one of the top 3 times
  • picture of titties at the show is always welcome...
  • An absconded clevis pin from a Beneteau
  • A Bubba Gump menu
  • Bring me the head of 'Skipper', the fucking sailing dolphin!
Please add to the list. Can be finalized after the attorneys have looked it over.

  • 1:24 scale MacGregor 26 (bonus points if in a bottle)


#2374 Glenn McCarthy

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

The Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation (of which Area III is one region):

Has a new website that is about 2 weeks old we invite you to visit LMSRF Website
Opened up its newsletters in 2012 from "member only" to all crew, owners, club board members, significant others, or anyone else who wold like to track what is happening on Lake Michigan. See this years newsletters. And sign up for free to get the newsletters monthly (The LMSRF Operating Policies restrict use of your email address ONLY to send you these newsletters). Targeted information right for the region you sail in.

Thank you.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:56 PM


Strictly Stupid -or Sail, whatever....We need to do something this year besides the 'piss up' at the pub on Saturday night. Something 'Anarchyish' at the show. Maybe a depraved scavenger hunt?

  • + size soiled panties, 'and not your own Irishdriver...'
  • A picture of you being chase by the cops (bonus if they're on a segway, dbl points if you're on their segway!)
  • Summons, subpoena, bond receipt, (or 'I Bond'), and or other any other court orders from the night before (speeding tix don't count)
  • A Billy Goat chez burger
  • A stolen exhibitors badge
  • Anything from the MORF booth
  • A North Sail sail tie ( it would have to be stolen, we wouldn't believe you if you told us you got it for free)
  • Show up with 'Frankendread' to the Anarchy party (bonus points)
  • A stolen autographed copy of "SailorSpeak" by (Wrong) Bob Roiblat. That’s right, have him sign the fucker, then run!
  • Photo of your time at the Harken “coffee grinder” pedestal, in one of the top 3 times
  • picture of titties at the show is always welcome...
  • An absconded clevis pin from a Beneteau
  • A Bubba Gump menu
  • Bring me the head of 'Skipper', the fucking sailing dolphin!
Please add to the list. Can be finalized after the attorneys have looked it over.

  • 1:24 scale MacGregor 26 (bonus points if in a bottle)


Kidnap Polka the Shark from the Hobie exhibit and hold for ransom. bonus point if you ride him in the RC pond.

#2376 12345

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

The Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation (of which Area III is one region):

Has a new website that is about 2 weeks old we invite you to visit LMSRF Website
Opened up its newsletters in 2012 from "member only" to all crew, owners, club board members, significant others, or anyone else who wold like to track what is happening on Lake Michigan. See this years newsletters. And sign up for free to get the newsletters monthly (The LMSRF Operating Policies restrict use of your email address ONLY to send you these newsletters). Targeted information right for the region you sail in.

Thank you.


Hey Glenn,

Thank you for attempting to upgrade and drag Area III into the future. Curious as to why do you require all the information beyond my email for the newsletter? I would recco that you change it to no requirement or only name and region.

I don't see why you would require all the info, it stopped me from signing up for the newsletter.

#2377 Hippie

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

12345,

Just use IrishDriver's info.

Hip

#2378 Glenn McCarthy

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:26 PM


The Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation (of which Area III is one region):

Has a new website that is about 2 weeks old we invite you to visit LMSRF Website
Opened up its newsletters in 2012 from "member only" to all crew, owners, club board members, significant others, or anyone else who wold like to track what is happening on Lake Michigan. See this years newsletters. And sign up for free to get the newsletters monthly (The LMSRF Operating Policies restrict use of your email address ONLY to send you these newsletters). Targeted information right for the region you sail in.

Thank you.


Hey Glenn,

Thank you for attempting to upgrade and drag Area III into the future. Curious as to why do you require all the information beyond my email for the newsletter? I would recco that you change it to no requirement or only name and region.

I don't see why you would require all the info, it stopped me from signing up for the newsletter.


Fixed it for you. QYB and sign up now.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

I think you shoulda tossed him a STFU rather than a QYB, but either is suitable.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:48 PM


Hey Glenn,

Thank you for attempting to upgrade and drag Area III into the future. Curious as to why do you require all the information beyond my email for the newsletter? I would recco that you change it to no requirement or only name and region.

I don't see why you would require all the info, it stopped me from signing up for the newsletter.


Fixed it for you. QYB and sign up now.


Still requiring name, phone, area and YC info... :ph34r:

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:02 PM



Hey Glenn,

Thank you for attempting to upgrade and drag Area III into the future. Curious as to why do you require all the information beyond my email for the newsletter? I would recco that you change it to no requirement or only name and region.

I don't see why you would require all the info, it stopped me from signing up for the newsletter.


Fixed it for you. QYB and sign up now.


Still requiring name, phone, area and YC info... :ph34r:


Just do what I did:

#2382 12345

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:37 PM



Fixed it for you. QYB and sign up now.


Still requiring name, phone, area and YC info... :ph34r:


Just do what I did:


Nice!

That sure is one way to do it.

#2383 Glenn McCarthy

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:18 PM




Fixed it for you. QYB and sign up now.


Still requiring name, phone, area and YC info... :ph34r:


Just do what I did:


Nice!

That sure is one way to do it.


The lake is 307 miles long by 118 miles wide, with 1,640 mile of shoreline. When you step back and take a look, we (the collective "we" of all of the parts of sailing) are not coordinated. The clubs, schools, sailors, shipyards, chandelries, marinas, dealers, brokers, lenders, etc. all operate independently. It sure seems if we all could get on the same page and work together to grow sailboat racing again, there would be a better chance of success. So if we get to know just a little about you, it becomes much easier to bring the various constituents together.

We stuck our neck out by offering the newsletter to all sailors on Lake Michigan, not just those who pay dues (by the way, this has actually turned into a benefit for those who do pay dues which will be described in a later newsletter). By attempting to pull all racing sailors on Lake Michigan together, we can do a better job of communicating and growing.

So when we talk to the marine business in Manitowoc and report that we have 400 sailors in a 75 mile radius, we get their attention. Because they don't have a list of 400 sailors on their own.

The sport needs to integrate and stop working as separate pieces. How do we know? Because the current business model is failing!

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

Glenn I know plenty about the Great Lakes and businesses/towns around it due to a little project I was a part of, believe me I understand the fractured nature of the marina industry and trying to get the antiquated nature of the industry to come into the future.

So you are looking to get a list to sell to advertisers?

#2385 Glenn McCarthy

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

We do not sell the list to anyone or provide it to anyone. If a club asks us to run something (regatta notice, etc.) we'll plug a member club's event.

Back when we had a printed yearbook, we sold ads in the book. We would accept ads today for the newsletter or the website. We also have to remain within the confines of not-for-profit tax laws and will be keen to keep our UBI in check which means that advertising would be limited as a result. But to be clear, those ads would only show up in the newsletter or on the website. There would be no direct for-profit single piece marketing to anyone.

And if you remember the book, there weren't that many ads to begin with. Look at the homepage of this website and the sponsored forums. To accomplish that you have to have readership in the tens and hundreds of thousands. Lake Michigan just doesn't have that kind of readership available due to its regional territory. Just trying to be realistic.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:25 AM

"Well-well look. I already told you: I deal with the god damn customers so the engineers don't have to. I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?"

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:30 AM

How(s) about a demographic that doesn't include my first and last name, and my telephone number. Hell, its bad enough my mother knows my last name, but I'll be damned if she ever gets my phone number. I would imagine that our anonymous demo is worth more to 'them' than our PIN#'s, our first pet's name, and the size of the last fish we caught. (Ah jesuz Glenn, it was frigging huge. I needed two GL70's to reel that whopper in. It took a year to clean, and it's head will be mounted up on Mount Rushmore when they invent a crane big enough to hoist that bad mother up there...)


Just a crazy idea; easy on the idea, heavy on the crazy....

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

Merry Christmas to my sailing family. You all put the 'Dis' in 'Disfunctional'.

And a Happy Nude Year...

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

Happy Birthday Grinder. Here's hoping you get something other than Miller Lite tonight.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

Thanks man.
Happy Holidays to everyone, lets make it a fun & safe '13.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

Happy birthday Jim. Here's to a great 2013

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

Happy Birthday Grinder. Here's hoping you get something other than Miller Lite tonight.

A midnight visit from the Ether Bunny sounds appropriate.

#2393 spring fever

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

23 days to Winter Anarchy

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

Hopefully the fleets will promote WA thru their message boards or whichever means they can to make it an epic event. I miss sailing.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

Hopefully the fleets will promote WA thru their message boards or whichever means they can to make it an epic event. I miss sailing.


Promote what on our where?

Just kidding, up on the 111 and Bring the AC to Chicago page.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Just got my seasons greeting from the City of Chicago and Westrec, OUCH!!!

Frenzy

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

I may have been imagining this but I thought I saw someone write on this page or another SA forum page that the Park District was considering waiving the 25% surcharge for non-residents in order to encourage boats back into the harbors. That apparently didn't happen as my invoice included the surcharge.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

I may have been imagining this but I thought I saw someone write on this page or another SA forum page that the Park District was considering waiving the 25% surcharge for non-residents in order to encourage boats back into the harbors. That apparently didn't happen as my invoice included the surcharge.


That only applies to 31st St.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

Got it. With Monroe as empty as it was last year, I'm surprised it wasn't included in the deal. Maybe the thought was that they didn't want to incent boaters to chose Monroe over 31st Street (although, it would seem to me that that's unlikely given the signficant cost differential between a can at Monroe and a slip at 31st Street).

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

The Corinthian Tartan Ten Fleet and the Corinthian Offshore Fleet invites everyone to attend a Speed Seminar:
Sail Trim with Wally Cross of Quest Sails
Join us, Saturday, January 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. to Noon at Corinthian Y.C.
Montrose Harbor
This is a free seminar featuring another of our local sail makers presenting information you can use to improve your speed.
EVERYONE WELCOME- FROM ANY FLEET, ANY CLUB!
Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club:
T-10 Fleet Captain, Steven Fink
Offshore Fleet, Chuck Fogel and Chuck Beitel





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