That was my first CRW and all I can say was WOW! Hands down, the best overall regatta experience I've ever been involved with. The venue is fantastic, the organization was top notch, everything was geared to a good experience for all, coffee and bagels in the AM, friendliest and most helpful volunteers, great racing, smoking hot College of Charleston sorority girls handing out Dark n'Stormys on the dock. Aside from having my ass handed to me in the J/70 fleet, it was a great experience.
I can't wait to go back next year. If you have not done this event, put it on your schedule, you will not be disappointed.
Sorry I missed you Chaos, and even sorrier I missed Mrs. Chaos. And I'll pass your words along to everyone at the event.
In case you missed the final video, I think Petey out did himself.
My bad Clean. Saw you plenty but you seemed pretty busy so let it slide.
Thanx for the videos. Most enjoyable. Especially at the leeward mark on Sunday. I was on the middle of the shitshow and still laughing about it. Mrs. Chaos on the other hand had an awesome rounding of the right gate on Aquaholics and got quite a cheer! (Check your video near the end).
One thing I did think interesting on your video: As one of the boats was approaching the left gate with the chute still up, you started yelling to them "That's the move!"... some could interpret that as outside assistance.
Please pass the cudos on to Randy and the rest of the gang in Charleston. They are awesome.
_unsolicited_ outside assistance doesn't violate the RRS anymore
In the older rules, even unsolicited outside advice was technically a violation, and in theory the recipient should have resigned, or could have been protested.
I'm not sure that this ever happened, but they "cleaned" up the rules, so Clean is free to give all the unsolicited advice he wants - whether anyone wants to follow it is another issue.
i guess you could also ask whether it's good idea for him to do it, but it wouldn't bother me.