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Member Since 19 May 2004
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In Topic: Chicago Area III

14 November 2016 - 10:33 PM

Squirrel !!

In Topic: Chicago Area III

14 November 2016 - 10:03 PM

First it was the economics and quality of racing as the biggest factor in fleet reduction

Then came that the race day is too long and maybe fewer higher level higher attended events will solve things? 

but wait, OD is better competition, more exciting, and more fun that PHRF. OD crew are typically more athletic. Let those  50 ft+ sized misfit toys stick to PHRF, because that's their place...

Oh, but no, it's the lack of a young crowd in the sailing scene and it's making the social scene suck

Or is it the $$$$$ YC fees...

The Area III website sucks, there you go...

Maybe the 4 big YCs should meet for a joint racing meeting.

Too many cooks, different events.

We are well off pace from the early 2000's glory days...

Private clubs have no interest in opening the doors or cutting prices to get rowdy 20 - 30 somethings 

YC not shinny enough, too many sausages.

Street fests will save sailing...

Pink pony party stranger count up, non sailors crashing parties proves to be an uptick.  Less sausages, less red hats,.. Probably power boaters..

Big marketing agency that no one suggested as a 'good idea' is just that; not a good idea... We need street fest to drive traffic to the sailing community.

Those idiots at the YC better be reading all our great ideas...

YCs aren't going away anytime soon. And they certainly aren't the enemy, like no one has suggested,,,

Let's restate the obvious - Low turn out, too many sausages, too many organizers with conflicting schedules, too many old sausages

Identified "issues' but no one agrees with my solutions... YCs need to pull it together!

new CASRA website is nice, we're saved...

Old people ruining everything by taking their electric scooters and starting shit somewhere else..

We need to pick one schedule and go race. 

Everyone else, get your old sausages out of the way.

Any other club not under the CASRA umbrella can go pound sand, or their old sausages...

One race circle will fix it...


And there it is. 

In Topic: Chicago Area III

11 November 2016 - 07:13 PM

Busier than a 2 dicked dog at a bitch fight... Not Dago for me.

In Topic: Chicago Area III

11 November 2016 - 06:49 PM

Everyone has issues, some more than others  :blink: ...... 


Participation is one of the key issues. What is the strategy to bring new ( and past) racers into the fold? 


" Let's start a new organization!!! " 



In Topic: Chicago Area III

11 November 2016 - 06:46 PM

The "schedule" is not the problem and has not been since the "clubs" have coordinated the "schedule" as far back as the Chicago Yachting Association (CYA) days. It is participation. No amount of "scheduling" will get a single NEW boat or crew out to the race course.