If you can get better than 5 x 27s together for CAN AM I'll be there...and looking forward to seeing your t-Shirt design
Easy to gripe...harder top actually do something.
Andy, I guess I was assuming you new who I was from my hull number in my signature. No need to be sensitive, just giving you a little good natured ribbing for the t-shirt design. Neither serious or meaningful criticism. I doubt either you or I go to a regatta worrying about a t-shirt;)
However, throwing it in my face to bring my boat and find out is a bunch of crap. I recall sailing two of the last four events with the past class champion. Correct me If I am wrong, but I recall it being the majority of your club members that backed out of their commitment to come to the Can Am at the last minute this past year. YYC is a gracious host club and would be a nice halfway point for those coming from Rochester or from Lake Erie. When we talked about this in the past you mentioned the hassle of customs and delivery from Oakville. All reasonable complaints, but the program that I have sailed with has been happy to travel to your club along with the handful of other out of towners who have participated in your event over the last four years. All I am trying to get at is it would be nice if you could give your fleet a little nudge to travel. Don't you think that would be healthy and beneficial to the future resurgence of the class?
In any event you deserve more credit than I can express in this post for taking on the role of class cheerleader. If you still take issue with my comments, I'd be happy to read and reply to your private email. Happy New Year and I am sure we will meet on the water again. You sailed an excellent series at this years NA's. Thanks-Eric
Eric...or as the owner of Amazing Potato/Mr Potato Head...seems you didn't recognise a little good natured ribbing in kind :-) Chill
Ok Andy, I guess thats the funny thing about electronic communications its hard to get a feel for a persons tone........ As for the Buffalo fleet, what fleet would that be? Its me and three others and you should know that seeing you are the unofficial record keeper of the boats. Myself and one other are the only two boats who consistently race every Wednesday night. Perhaps that will change in the future and I believe we added a fifth boat to the area, not sure what there racing plans are for 2016.
Seitz-Seer did come and play one year when it was still the levels summer 2011, but that scenario is unlikely to happen again. I sailed with them at that event and I believe we were one of two or three 27's, none of them from Oakville. As for myself, Ive had the boat for two seasons. I guess I got to start somewhere and would likely make the commitment to the Can-Am event, the NA's not so much as long as Mike still asks me to sail with him. Its all about time for me at this stage of life.
Im sorry you got the idea that the Buffalo fleet would come an play, I guess you should have talked to me or one of the other Buffalo boats before getting your hopes up. Oh and by the way, that Mr. Potato Head to you!