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  1. Very rare beast..... only six made.... I and a group of friends bought one in 2012 and restored it. great little boat for racing, it’s still doing well on Toronto far our out of QCYC. Hope one of the present owners sees this and chimes in....
  2. New, from the Riggers at Home Depot!
  3. Actually, if you go back in their stuff a few years they did do the Rhone downhill, I believe when they brought Magic Carpet down from Switzerland to the Med. Their channel is one of two I have ever expected money on (yours is the other).
  4. Yes, I think you definitely would benefit from reading basic flag etiquette. FYI, the American flag is flying from the jackstaff, which is the premier place of honour, the burgee is flying from the masthead on a pig stick, exactly where it’s supposed to be.
  5. So kayaks are really quiet...... a couple of packets of sugar from the donut shop in the tank of the gen-set on the swim platform should alleviation the problem....
  6. All bundled up for winter, Thunder Bay, Ontario 2 weeks ago. sniff
  7. So Dylan, when you finish with the Chesapeake you have to come check out Lake Superior.... just snapped this picture of Pic Island fine on our port bow this morning, unfortunately not a breath of wind, but 5he scenery is lovely (like Scotland without the whiskey).
  8. So there was some guy from Ontario Sailing on CBC this morning and he was implying that clubs were cancelling racing and regattas. Does anyone have any clear news on this? I know QCYC starts their season this morning (in spite of much of the land base being under water), what about ABYC Open? Is it a go?
  9. Splashing this weekend at QCYC 4 weeks to the first Wednesday race!
  10. LYRA 2015 So LYRA is at Whitby this year, anyone know what the dates and start points for the feeder races are? Is there a definitive sched posted anywhere?
  11. So, a week ago they posted another announcement saying they were working on it and were "hoping" to post results by Monday the 29th.... Right. What a joke. Can we get a refund on our entry fee?
  12. So it's now been six days. How difficult can it be to score one race with 24 boats in 4 divisions? We sailed our boats over there at some ungodly hour for one race. They happily collected our $75, now how about some results? If it's totally screwed up, tell us! The silence is perhaps the most annoying. 4 or 5 years ago I entered this regatta and had such a sour experience I didn't go back. Until this year. That was clearly a mistake. If what they are trying to do is rid themselves of the 4 ksb fleet, they are being very effective. I won't go back.
  13. So it's now been 5 days since the finish of the RCYC Open Regatta's Balmy Beach Offshore Rally. For the first couple of days they had a note up saying results would be posted as soon as possible, then for the last 3 days they've had this up: rcyc open results for balmy beach offshore rally - will be posted shortly Unfortunately, the Offshore Rally hit the time limit with many boats still out on the course. Due to these circumstances the results have been delayed. We will be posting these shortly. Thank you for your patience! This is ridiculous......
  14. Anybody have the inside scoop on the protest that is going tow hearing this weekend?
  15. So, is the problem in local organization and promotion. Are the local clubs doing anything to encourage their local boats to race? It's interesting to look at the registrations for the regattas last year. ABYC had 3 register, 2 from their club PCYC had 4 NFS, 2 from PC, and 2 FS, 1 from their club. EYC had 3 NFS with 1 from EYC and 4 C&C 27-5 with 2 from EYC QCYC had 18 NFS in 3 fleets 15 of which were from their club and 6 flying sail, 3 from their club. In other regattas Oakville open had 13 FS and 11NFS Bronte Rocks had 23 NFS and 5 FS Why is it that PHRF seems to be doin
  16. So I discovered this evening when I went to the LORC site to register that ABYC Open "Regatta" this year is not running a full, two-day series of races for PHRF boats. Instead they are running a single "coastal race" on the Saturday only. This isn't worth the time, effort and resources to commit either of our boats to. This is unfortunate (we really enjoyed this regatta in past years), but there is not much we can do about it. Last year RCYC also moved to this format, reserving the actual racing for one-design and IRC boats. This is a worrying trend. Perhaps LORC should drop the pretense and
  17. Any word on where or when the next one will be? Had to work on Wednesday....
  18. So how is it that his hair is the same length in every photo?
  19. The RC on Echo was equally awesome juggling 4 very diverse fleets. I think the Kirby 25's got 5 races on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. We got 4 and 2. JohnCrawley was entertaining as always. The party was great and the venue was, well, Youngstown! Can't wait for next year
  20. So we're now a month away from the ABYC regatta and still no registration?
  21. Just got our new cert, we rate 199 NFS, I expect we'd be mid 180's. We'll see how the spring shakedown goes.
  22. This reminds me : If anyone with a boat in the 24-28' range would like to race in a PHRF spinnaker division on Tuesday nights at the National, send me a PM. We race to the west of the island, on proper W/L courses with inflated tetrahedron marks. Poda is coming over from TS&CC. Who else would like to join us? Maybe not right away, we just got the boat and are on a bit of a steep learning curve.... maybe later in the season. What's the rating spread?
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