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Robin

Member Since 10 Feb 2004
Offline Last Active May 27 2016 07:46 PM
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In Topic: Chicago Area III

05 May 2016 - 10:19 PM

In my years in Burnham I lived through all of the reconstructions, renovations, rebuilds and reconfigurations of the roads, lake shore, Meigs, museums and Soldier Field. Never missed a single sailing day or regatta as a result.

In my view it is also not a "land grab". In this case I do believe that it is a Museum that is being located within an area dominated by similar institutions.

As to the Olympics I am not fully qualified to judge the various designated venues in the Chicago bid, but I will wager that there are a lot of Olympic sailors, rowers, kayakers, etc that would love to have their events in the waters of Lake Michigan rather than the waters of Rio.

Robin

In Topic: Chicago Area III

05 May 2016 - 02:10 PM

I had my boats in Burnham since the mid 80s through last year. You needed to do a little planning around any Soldier Field event but never had any real issue. It would be a shame if Chicago would lose the kind of investment and tourism that the loss of the Lucas Museum would signify.
Robin

In Topic: Snap Crackle and Pop

18 April 2016 - 08:45 PM

Surprised that no one has commented on the position of the crew holding onto the backstay.


49.2 When lifelines are required by the class rules or the sailing
instructions they shall be taut, and competitors shall not position any
part of their torsos outside them, except briefly to perform a
necessary task. ....

robin

In Topic: Chicago Area III

25 February 2016 - 04:55 PM

Anyone who sailed with me knows that I was always in the get the race started group regardless of perfection. Get the race started even if there is very little wind or it has not settled down. This is particularly true for everyday cans racing as opposed to national or international regattas of substantial importance. I too believe that the training of PROs stressing the perfect line, the perfect wind, etc has lost all of us a lot of great racing time.

By the way anyone that puts Vlad and Bo at the same level as PROs is out of there minds.

Robin

 
Everyone wants to tell the race committee how bad they are.  I strongly suggest that those of you most critical of the different RC's take a few days out and volunteer to walk in those guys' (and gals') shoes.  Maybe you will learn that it is a difficult job and worst of all, the pay really sucks.  By the way, you will also have to park your big egos at the door.


I had nothing bad to say about any race committee. I was simply stating I was always pleased when a race got started. I was happy to have the race committee err on the side of imperfection. I have always gone out of my way to thank race committees and everyone involved in putting on regattas. I would give them all a break. When we did nothing but sail around fixed marks from fixed starting areas we would occasionally, without any fault of the RCs end up with down wind starts. The racing was fun and no one ever complained.

Robin

In Topic: Chicago Area III

25 February 2016 - 04:25 PM

Anyone who sailed with me knows that I was always in the get the race started group regardless of perfection. Get the race started even if there is very little wind or it has not settled down. This is particularly true for everyday cans racing as opposed to national or international regattas of substantial importance. I too believe that the training of PROs stressing the perfect line, the perfect wind, etc has lost all of us a lot of great racing time.

By the way anyone that puts Vlad and Bo at the same level as PROs is out of there minds.

Robin