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#1 Dude

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

Would like to sail/charter something 38-50 feet, want to be in the hunt in whatever class we enter. Can you tell me the do's and don'ts of this event?
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

do go
dont miss it

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

do go
dont miss it


'nuff said!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

I need to find out who and what to charter, anyone have any real ideas?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

I need to find out who and what to charter, anyone have any real ideas?


Peter Johnstone. Gunboat 66.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

http://www.ondeck.co...nta-cruz-37.htm

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:08 PM


I need to find out who and what to charter, anyone have any real ideas?


Peter Johnstone. Gunboat 66.


I got the Owner (person with the money). He has it on his bucket list and I just need to provide the details. I would have to assume the best race boats are chartered already.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Call here...

http://www.smyc.com/

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:12 AM

DOs
  • Get into a racing class - Enter the CSA Monohull class with a Spinnaker rating,
  • Enter the Commodore's Cup as well - another day of racing for about the price of 4 shirts,
  • Contact Michele or Anna or Gerry in the St Maarten Heineken Regatta office for help finding your boat - there are very few organisers that are this helpful, knowledgable or friendly,
  • Get a boat that is set up for reaching - there is more reaching in the Heineken than in your average W/L or Gold Cup stuff,
DON'Ts
  • Do NOT try to give up drink for that week,
  • Do NOT miss the 2013 St Maarten Heineken Regatta - it is sure to be one of the best ever.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

DOs

  • Get into a racing class - Enter the CSA Monohull class with a Spinnaker rating,
  • Enter the Commodore's Cup as well - another day of racing for about the price of 4 shirts,
  • Contact Michele or Anna or Gerry in the St Maarten Heineken Regatta office for help finding your boat - there are very few organisers that are this helpful, knowledgable or friendly,
  • Get a boat that is set up for reaching - there is more reaching in the Heineken than in your average W/L or Gold Cup stuff,
DON'Ts
  • Do NOT try to give up drink for that week,
  • Do NOT miss the 2013 St Maarten Heineken Regatta - it is sure to be one of the best ever.



Good info, THANK YOU

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

www.zenyatta62.com

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

We had an excellent experience with www.kayachtcharter.com at this event two years ago. Very highly recommended. Boat was immaculate, sails fresh, by our observation much better shape than the OnDeck boats. Book your lodging and rental cars through Melinda at www.blueviewescapes.com. Blue Pelican condos are excellent choice.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

www.zenyatta62.com

Great boat. Great people.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

Don't forget to squeeze the Heineken girl's ass as she hands you the trophy. They love it!!

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

Bumpity bump bump..

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

do go
dont miss it


This

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:44 AM

You need me to go look at a boat for you, let me know.

I don't think I'll still be in SXM come regatta time but I can go check that it doesn't look like the front will fall off or anything.

Seem to spending a lot of time at SMYC lately...good happy hour.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

You need me to go look at a boat for you, let me know.

I don't think I'll still be in SXM come regatta time but I can go check that it doesn't look like the front will fall off or anything.

Seem to spending a lot of time at SMYC lately...good happy hour.

BJ, how long y'all gonne be there? gettin in on the 23rd and will probably grab a burger at JImbos or the yacht club.

fun hanging out at the SMYC during bridge openings aint it?

you should hang and enter your boat in the regatta ;)

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Is there going to be some kind of SA meet and greet? I seem to remember last year a bunch of us were there, but I only got to meet two of you. Can we set a place/date/time for an SA drunk up?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

Agree with SOMA's advice

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

you should hang and enter your boat in the regatta ;)

This is a really good idea.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

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wow, so what do you call the crewman who blends the margs and makes the canapes while racing?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

Bump I'm not sure how long we'll be here.

Meeting my FIL and his SO (girlfriend in-law??) in Antigua on 3/6, and we'd like to see some of the stops between here & there.

But SXM is very seductive. Decent food, way better than the BVI's, and mostly reasonable prices on stuff. We joined the yacht club so my kid could sail fun boats while we are here (bar discount doesn't hurt either), there's a lot of cruisers here and we have friends...and happy hour watching the bridge! Some cool boats come popping out of there!

So I don't know if we will be there still. Depends on how a couple of things pan out in timing of getting work done, getting mail from the states, etc. I could end up waiting here til then just for the bloody mail!

I'll post when I'm clearing out of here if it's before then.


BTW I think you almost ran over me (and moealfa) in my dink last fall, assuming the boat I thought was yours was in fact yours. I was going out of the West river back to the boat anchored in the Rhode and I saw a boat that from the name and Anarchy shirt on board made me think it might be you. You all looked like you were prepping for a race night so I didn't approach, waving my arms like an idiot asking if you were aboard, and didn't have net back on the boat so I forgot to mention it...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

Entering my boat is a HIDEOUS idea. I live on board...we need to raise the damned waterline now!

My mind could not cope with the weight and slowness in a race.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:56 PM


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wow, so what do you call the crewman who blends the margs and makes the canapes while racing?


Finally a real job for the afterguard.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Hey BJ, if you're still there tomorrow (24th) I'll look for ya at the SMYC late afternoon.
Flying down today but don't get in until about 10pm

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:44 AM

St Martin Roll Call ............ here with Pitman.... anyone else? LOL

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

Met up with Loopy Girdle Sniffer in Antigua. I'm sailing CSA 2, hanging @ Jimbos early most evenings

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

Hey BJ, if you're still there tomorrow (24th) I'll look for ya at the SMYC late afternoon.
Flying down today but don't get in until about 10pm


Bummer, just missed you. We left on the 11:00 bridge on the 24th.

We just pulled in to St. Kitts after a couple of nice days on Statia.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

I'm present and accounted for. Parked outside the soggy dollar. Come for a drink!!




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