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blubberboy

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In Topic: Chicago Area III

09 September 2014 - 03:16 PM

Fact check -

 

20% of the drink costs went to the foundation.

 

So if you bought drinks, good on ya. You made a worthy contribution to a wonderful charity; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation.

 

Thank you Pinnacle Foundation for your efforts to both raise funds for a beautiful cause, and provide a fantastic regatta


In Topic: Douche bag stole my phone....GAME ON!

08 September 2014 - 02:04 PM

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In Topic: Chicago Area III

08 September 2014 - 01:26 PM

good breeze, different course.  I know that tactically it may be a little boring participating in a reaching parade, but it's fun to execute maneuvers that are a little different than your standard W/L course.

 

thanks to the Defiance guys for having me out, sorry the leg kept me from being able to contribute a bit more.

 

I thought the course was set up nicely using our permanent fixtures on the lakefront as marks, and with the addition of the added drop marks. I ( me personally) wouldn't have minded an extra loop in between the Harrison-Dever and the Wilson cribs. All and all, it was one of the closest things we've had in Chicago resembling a Ugotta Regatta course. Let's keep it up!! Maybe next year we could use some of the marks around the beercan courses in addition to the cribs and drop marks.

 

Suggestions -

 

1. Let's not over-charge on the cocktails and beers, let the people drop their donations into raffle tickets, not cash registers at the bar. I'm sure the dollars are all going in the same direction (we hope), but it will help the image of the event, and possibly bring in fresh young (drunken) faces .

 

2. Adding some complexity to the course would be fun. And yes, I was listening to '78' all day, and heard some of the most ridicules questions asked to our wonderful RC. Typical... But let us not cripple the masses due to those that refuse to read ( and comprehend) the SI's.

 

3. 10:00 am first warning. Let's get out there and race. We had fantastic breeze in the morning, and it tapered of during the afternoon. Granted, this played to our favor, but me likes the big breeze. Inversely,  If we have to sit it out under AP, so be it. Always error to racing...

 

And lastly, great job to the RC and event coordinators! I ( me personally) was very pleased with the event as a whole. This was a great start to what should be one of the best regattas in Chicago. I certainly hope this event grows in size and prominence in short time.

 

Ol'shit-sky - sometimes not doing something is doing something... Great job not buggering anything up!! :lol:  I love sailing with you.... Miss you bro. 'sniff, sniff.. someone get me a tissue damn-it!'


In Topic: Douche bag stole my phone....GAME ON!

07 September 2014 - 02:08 PM

At any point did anyone step on a boat? Otherwise, this topic is on the wrong thread, maybe.... Were there sailing apps on this phone? If so, then we're cool.

Glad you got your SAILING phone back. Bring it out next week to the Sheldon Clark regatta. Make this thread truly legit.

Blubb could use a ride next week too!

In Topic: Chicago Area III

26 August 2014 - 01:09 PM

Good to have you back on the lake Jeff'o!

 

See you at the Joe.