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In Topic: What's your preferred non-cash sail race/regatta/series prize?

24 February 2016 - 02:02 PM

When I put on a regatta and a class isn't formed till two days before the race, it is a piece of an old sail and a sharpie . . .

In Topic: What's your preferred non-cash sail race/regatta/series prize?

23 February 2016 - 03:21 PM

I always try to get something useful for trophies, I was just talking to my wife this weekend trying figure out if there isn't something we could do with the stacks of plaques laying around the house.  Some things I have done in the past:

  • Monogrammed gym bags - you can get decent bags on amazon and take them to a local shop to have the regatta name, date and place embroidered on.  If you can get a local sailmaker to make bags as a sponsor, that is even better.  
  • Dry bags, they have the new ocean to sea bags that are very nice.  You can get them screen printed with the regatta info, but the printer will have to get special ink for printing on hypalon.
  • Pictures of the boat in a nice frame, although that means handing out a certificate at the awards and mailing something later if you do it right
  • Monogrammed soft cooler
  • We have a regatta every year where the proceeds go to the Jr Sailing program.  We get the kids in the program together at the local pottery shop and they make plates for the trophies, these are probably the most popular thing we have ever done.

Rum in an engraved bottle with the race/series name and year on it. 

And this is always a good one

In Topic: ISAF RRS, But Not As You Know It

19 February 2016 - 02:19 PM

Option 1 : Host a World Championship with a new set of grammatically challenged rules that nobody has ever used before with Scot Tempesta and Clean as your international jurors.

Option 2: Call your Worlds the Intergalatics.

Option 3 : Become a World Sailing International class.

The only tempting feature of option 1 would be the international Jury........now that would be a fireworks display and a whole lot of entertainment. The unpredictable decisions would be forcefully issued with colorful language and penalties would involve the winner of the protest buying shots for the losing team and the jury.

I think that ISAF juries should have three members, so in addition to Scot and Clean, who would you add to the mix for maximum ruling unpredictability and debate?
Donald Trump ( to ensure equal treatment of competitors irrespective of race, religion or gender and to debate Scot)
Howard Stern (to get to the real facts of the matter)
Bernie Sanders (for wealth based rulings)
Paul Elvstrom ( because anything that Scot and Clean say wouldn't matter)
Giselle Bundchen ( no explanation needed)


In Topic: Key west Race Week

18 January 2016 - 06:11 PM

Need to have someone out there tomorrow, looks like nuking conditions.