I am a Nor Cal sailor and anarchist for many years. I do not post often, but read daily. I am relocating to the Chicago area and am reaching out to you all for advice as to the sailing/racing scene on the Lakes. I know it is a vibrant and talented community and need ideas of how/where to get involved. I have crewed countless SFO Bay races and have 4 Pac Cups under my belt.
So, what say you?
Thanks in advance!
LC Take a look at the Chicago Area III thread. Many people there that you could pm. Each of the Chicago area YCs has a crew site, post your resume. The principal ones are Chicago YC, Columbia YC, Chicago Corinthian YC, Burnham Park YC and Jackson Park YC. There is very good non brick and mortar club called MORF (Midwest Open Racing Fleet). Each of the major offshore one design fleets has a web site--Tarten 10s (T10), J105s, Farr 40s, Ben 40.7, Ben 36.7 and I am sure I am leaving some out. Consider going to the boat show in Mid January--many connections to be made with clubs and vendors, sailmakers etc. When you get offers, and you will, if you have questions feel free to PM me. I am currently without a boat but have been an active racer or boat owner/skipper in the Chicago Area since the mid 1970s.
Welcome to Chicago,
Links to the Farr 40 and 40.7 websites?