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Robin

Member Since 10 Feb 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2016 04:14 PM
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In Topic: Chicago Area III

27 June 2016 - 10:45 PM

Some of you knew my brother-in-law Marco Lucchinetti (each other's best man).  He sailed on Sudpak, Esprit, Esta Es and other boats.  He had a massive heart attack last evening and didn't survive it.  Eight Bells for a super nice fun guy, who leaves his bride Rasa of 21 years.  May the winds be behind you for eternity.
 
Services are in Morristown, TN on Wednesday.  PM me for details.


8 bells indeed. I first met him when he sailed on Sudpak.

Robin

In Topic: Newport-Bermuda Wx- The Good, The Bad and the Ugly...

20 June 2016 - 04:31 PM

As they should Edith. This is an ocean race, not some overnighter. Only way they should postpone is if there is a named storm bearing down on the race track.



I am rooting for one of the little boats that is built to go offshore, Kurranulla the Sydney 38.
Robin

Define little. Too much forecast wind for a little boat to hold on. What little boats need is light and building the whole way especially after the big boats are in they have to be doing hull speed. Just the way of this contest.


As of this morning they are sitting fourth in section and 12th in fleet--not bad.
Robin

In Topic: Newport-Bermuda Wx- The Good, The Bad and the Ugly...

17 June 2016 - 02:22 PM

I am rooting for one of the little boats that is built to go offshore, Kurranulla the Sydney 38.
Robin

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