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In Topic: North Sails Apparel

04 January 2016 - 10:28 PM

North Sails is not the only tradename/trademark that is used to sell clothing in Europe and which is detached from its real sailing roots. An old and at a time very successful Chicago loft -- Murphy & Nye -- continues as a very successful mark in Europe for clothing and related accessories and it uses the old M&N trademark. M&N has been out of business as a sailmaker for more than 30 years.

In Topic: Chicago Area III

26 December 2015 - 04:34 PM

Good day, bad day but since I could not afford to push my own program it is good to have her sold and have her return to the race course.  Unfortunately, Serenissima has gone east.  I will be doing my racing or other sailing contribution on other people's boats as I have since 2010.  See you on the water.


In Topic: West Michigan Thread

22 December 2015 - 04:25 PM

I noticed that the Sydney 38 Serenissima in Chicago finally sold.  Could this be Hroth's new ride?

Unfortunately the boat is going East and will not be sailing on the Lakes. Really good guy.

In Topic: Completed Evolution of the Super Mac - now pictures of winning boats?

17 December 2015 - 04:12 PM

This has been interesting to follow. Nice effort.
Another nugget here for your files. I found this hardware on the wall at my old mans house over Thanksgiving. Apparently the 81 and 83 races also had two divisions. IOR and LMYA. LMYA was the Lake Michigan PHRF of the day.. then they went to MHS, then IMS etc. The Chicago vets would know more on the rules whens and whys. Anyway, I hit Dad up for some stories in between his Manhattans.. He recalled the 81 race being a screamer. They went from the island to Sarnia in 26 hours and never even tried to put up a kite. He could not recall the IOR winner. In 83 it was the polar opposite. They sat in the straights for 12 hours and finally dropped out (along with many others) to ensure they could make the the Bayview Mac start. The boat was a new Pearson 40' - Flush Decked, IOR lines, Furniture Store, Centerboard, Tall Rig. I have a picture somewhere.. 
Merry Christmas

The LMYA rule (Lake Michigan Yachting Association) was a local rule which combined the hull measurements and actual weight of the boat (actually measured not estimated) that were found in the CCA rule (Cruising Club of America) and the Sail measurements of the IOR rule. The Chicago fleet was split between IOR and LMYA until PHRF took over the second slot. It was a reasonably fair rule and not under attack (no one would build to a purely local rule) that died an administrative death because of the number of people needed to measure and maintain the certificates.


In Topic: Sailing 101... The beginners guide?

12 November 2015 - 07:08 PM

The RHKYC has a whole series of educational videos at multiple levels of experience that are very nice both as new learning and crew and skipper refreshers during the winter. They are free and posted on youtube. Best way to get to them though is through the YC's web site.