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Wow - this thread goes all the way back to 2012 on the same page.  Come on GMORA peeps - racing is still fun!

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Are you guys checking to make sure I have other plans before you set these things up? My oldest turns seven today so it's Bakugan, Legos, and Friendly's tonight...

 

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Never too soon to start.

Bring him down, buy him a Shirley Temple,

or Miley Cyrus or whatever they call 'em these days.

Tell him not to repeat anything he hears at the bar in front of his teacher.

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Time to start thinking about getting boats in the water. look for this announcement to come on the GMORA website.

 

The Sail Maine Regatta on Saturday June 6, 2009 is new to the GMORA schedule this year. GMORA boats will race with regular crew alongside new crew from the Sail Maine community sailing program. Boat skippers and the program director at Sail Maine, a long time crewmember on KAOS, will match Sail Maine crewmembers and GMORA boats.

 

It’s a chance for boats to recruit new crew. GMORA also gets a new regatta with a great party, an extra weekend of sailing when the sun is really high, and an opportunity to promote sailing and do something for the community. Sail Maine gets a real world handicap racing class, the possibilities of a crew positions for students during the GMORA season, and a new high profile regatta and fund raising opportunity.

 

The Sail Maine Regatta is the first of the season, a warm up and a chance to recruit new crew. Make plans now to insure that your boat is in the water in time. June 6, 2009 is the second Saturday after Memorial Day this year, and a week before Centerboard. Records show that the mean temperature is 60 F, with an average high of 70 F. The water temperature is in the mid 50’s. There’s no reason to miss it, if you plan now.

 

Watch for more details. This is going to be fun.

For boats and crews it is a win win regatta.

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Time to start thinking about getting boats in the water. look for this announcement to come on the GMORA website.

 

The Sail Maine Regatta on Saturday June 6, 2009 is new to the GMORA schedule this year. GMORA boats will race with regular crew alongside new crew from the Sail Maine community sailing program. Boat skippers and the program director at Sail Maine, a long time crewmember on KAOS, will match Sail Maine crewmembers and GMORA boats.

 

It’s a chance for boats to recruit new crew. GMORA also gets a new regatta with a great party, an extra weekend of sailing when the sun is really high, and an opportunity to promote sailing and do something for the community. Sail Maine gets a real world handicap racing class, the possibilities of a crew positions for students during the GMORA season, and a new high profile regatta and fund raising opportunity.

 

The Sail Maine Regatta is the first of the season, a warm up and a chance to recruit new crew. Make plans now to insure that your boat is in the water in time. June 6, 2009 is the second Saturday after Memorial Day this year, and a week before Centerboard. Records show that the mean temperature is 60 F, with an average high of 70 F. The water temperature is in the mid 50’s. There’s no reason to miss it, if you plan now.

 

Watch for more details. This is going to be fun.

For boats and crews it is a win win regatta.

 

thats cool,

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I never met George, but felt like I knew him from all the wonderful stories I've heard from people.

 

 

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of long time fleet member George Tonini. George was an avid J 24 sailor and for whom our fleet award is named. Although he has not been seen on the water in some years, many will remember George sailing the bright yellow USA 1031 Trick or Treat. We are happy to have had him as a friend and member of fleet 43. His memory will live through the Tonini trophy and our members.

 

Please see below George’s obituary and the memorial details.

 

George Tonini

1922 - 2009

 

George Tonini, born in Trieste, Itlay, December 20, 1922, and passed away February 19, 2009.

 

George was a Merchant Marine and trained on the Italian navy ship Amerigo Vespucci. During WWII he was an Ensign and while cooperating with the U.S., he served in The Royal Italian Navy as navigator on the Italian submarine Goffredo Mameli. He was stationed in many different places, but the most interesting was Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay. He also worked as a dispatcher and translator at the American Motor Pool for the Allied Military Government in Trieste Italy.

 

He settled in Maine, married and worked the rest of his life as a Chef and Caterer in several different capacities. (If you were one of the lucky ones you would have tasted his food). He was a member of the Portland yacht Club since 1964, he taught many people how to sail, and was an avid J/24 racer until the ripe age of eighty. There was so much more to his life then we can put into words. He loved life, the ocean, sailing, dancing, cooking, playing poker, fishing, the Caribbean, and most of all, his wife Dorothy of 50 years. He was loving, vibrant, flirty, energetic, and cute. We will miss him dearly.

 

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Tonini of Cumberland, daughter Juliana Tonini of Windham, son Daniel Tonini of Portland, along with his granddaughter Aria Tonini of Alfred. Daughters Adele Harnois of Portland & Linda Beck of Gorham. Sons Eric Tonini of Ft. Myers Florida & Giorgio Tonini of Trieste Italy. He has five grand children.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Memorial

Chapel of Independent Death Care, 471 Deering Ave. Portland.

 

Donations to:

 

American Stroke Association

51 Us Route 1

Scarborough, ME 04074

 

Or

 

Animal Refuge League

449 Stroudwater St

Westbrook, ME 04092

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I never met George, but felt like I knew him from all the wonderful stories I've heard from people.

 

 

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of long time fleet member George Tonini. George was an avid J 24 sailor and for whom our fleet award is named. Although he has not been seen on the water in some years, many will remember George sailing the bright yellow USA 1031 Trick or Treat. We are happy to have had him as a friend and member of fleet 43. His memory will live through the Tonini trophy and our members.

 

Please see below George’s obituary and the memorial details.

 

George Tonini

1922 - 2009

 

George Tonini, born in Trieste, Itlay, December 20, 1922, and passed away February 19, 2009.

 

George was a Merchant Marine and trained on the Italian navy ship Amerigo Vespucci. During WWII he was an Ensign and while cooperating with the U.S., he served in The Royal Italian Navy as navigator on the Italian submarine Goffredo Mameli. He was stationed in many different places, but the most interesting was Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay. He also worked as a dispatcher and translator at the American Motor Pool for the Allied Military Government in Trieste Italy.

 

He settled in Maine, married and worked the rest of his life as a Chef and Caterer in several different capacities. (If you were one of the lucky ones you would have tasted his food). He was a member of the Portland yacht Club since 1964, he taught many people how to sail, and was an avid J/24 racer until the ripe age of eighty. There was so much more to his life then we can put into words. He loved life, the ocean, sailing, dancing, cooking, playing poker, fishing, the Caribbean, and most of all, his wife Dorothy of 50 years. He was loving, vibrant, flirty, energetic, and cute. We will miss him dearly.

 

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Tonini of Cumberland, daughter Juliana Tonini of Windham, son Daniel Tonini of Portland, along with his granddaughter Aria Tonini of Alfred. Daughters Adele Harnois of Portland & Linda Beck of Gorham. Sons Eric Tonini of Ft. Myers Florida & Giorgio Tonini of Trieste Italy. He has five grand children.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Memorial

Chapel of Independent Death Care, 471 Deering Ave. Portland.

 

Donations to:

 

American Stroke Association

51 Us Route 1

Scarborough, ME 04074

 

Or

 

Animal Refuge League

449 Stroudwater St

Westbrook, ME 04092

 

 

Our thought's go out to Jules-

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It has been pretty quiet and cold up here...

 

Any new GMORA scuttlebut?

 

Any new boats sailing or not sailing for the 2009 season?

 

SailMaine/GMORA

Win-Wind Regatta

June 6

 

Centerboard Regatta June 13 W 1 W

Pilot Race June 20-21 W 2 W

Harraseeket Regatta June 27 W 1 W

PHRF Maine Champs July 11-12 W, C, E 2 W

MDI Series I July 12 E 1 E

Hospice Regatta July 18 E 1 E

Boothbay Harbor July 18-19 W, C 2 C

MDI Series II July 19

E 1 E

Seguin Is. Trophy Race July 25-26 W, C 2 C

Downeast Challenge Race July 26-27 W, C 2 Any

MDI Series III

July 16

E

1 E

Camden-Castine Race August 1-2 C 2 C

MDI Series III

August 2

E 1 E

Monhegan August 7-9 W 2 W

Down East Race Week August 7-9 E 5 E

MS Regatta August 15

W 1 W

Smuttynose Island Regatta

August 15, 16

w

2

w

 

MDI Series IV

August 16

E

1

E

 

PHRF New Englands TBA Overall 3 Any

Northeast Harbor Race August 29-31 W, C, E 2 Any

PYC Fall Series Sept. 5, 19, 26,Oct. 3, 10

W

5 W

GMORA Awards Banquet October 24th

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MorASS discusions:

 

1) New regatta with SailMaine

2) Up dating or changing Scoring system to make it more understandable and transparent

3) Providing more support for the Camden Castine regatta

4) providing "scholarships" to member yacht clubs so they can send individuals to PYCs race management course.

5) Scoring the Smuttynose regatta in Portsmouth

6) As you know MorAss sent out a survey to members- The board is digesting that survey and making sure they are driving the organization in the way the membership wants

7) Adding transparentcy by posting board minutes on the MorASS wedsite.

8) remake of MorASS website.

9) More parties, more beer, MorASS.......

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MorASS discusions:

 

1) New regatta with SailMaine

2) Up dating or changing Scoring system to make it more understandable and transparent

3) Providing more support for the Camden Castine regatta

4) providing "scholarships" to member yacht clubs so they can send individuals to PYCs race management course.

5) Scoring the Smuttynose regatta in Portsmouth

6) As you know MorAss sent out a survey to members- The board is digesting that survey and making sure they are driving the organization in the way the membership wants

7) Adding transparentcy by posting board minutes on the MorASS wedsite.

8) remake of MorASS website.

9) More parties, more beer, MorASS.......

 

Good Work, Kitty.

Kudos to you.

Great leadership.

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Yeah, really lotsa changes in store to the GMORA schedule this year, when you think about it.

 

SAILMAINE on June 6th. A new first regatta.

Get on the water. Get Crew and get to the party.

Thank you SailMaine.

 

Monhegan is gonna start on Friday.

Party on Thursday night after sailing, should be a blow out.

Race Friday and Saturday.

All day Sunday to recouperate.

Back to work Monday ready to kick ass.

Thank you PYC.

 

Camden Castine is under revitalized and purposed management.

More Race Committee oversight.

Social support from MMA and Castine YC

This weekend is gonna be as good as it's ever been, or better.

Thank you Camden YC.

 

Race in the Smutty Nose Regatta.

This is new for GMORA.

Boats on the way down to PHRF can have a great regatta in Portsmouth the week before

A new venue and new competition for us.

Thank you Portsmouth.

 

Falmouth to South West Harbor

We're still waiting on the details for this new classic.

Let's go Papa Smurf!

 

The PYC Fall Series is gonna be 5 weekends.

Wow! Best Sailing of the years.

Thank you and God Bless PYC!

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MorASS discusions:

 

1) New regatta with SailMaine

2) Up dating or changing Scoring system to make it more understandable and transparent

3) Providing more support for the Camden Castine regatta

4) providing "scholarships" to member yacht clubs so they can send individuals to PYCs race management course.

5) Scoring the Smuttynose regatta in Portsmouth

6) As you know MorAss sent out a survey to members- The board is digesting that survey and making sure they are driving the organization in the way the membership wants

7) Adding transparentcy by posting board minutes on the MorASS wedsite.

8) remake of MorASS website.

9) More parties, more beer, MorASS.......

 

Thanks!

 

Strong Work!

 

The SailMaine Event should be a great one. We have plenty of young sailors at SailMaine ready, willing and talented who will be ready to go!

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Congratulations and respect to Rich Wilson of Marblehead for completing Vende Globe today!

 

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"Crossing the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne at 12h 43 19s GMT Rich Wilson completed the 24,840 mile Vendée Globe solo non stop round the world race in ninth place, completing a highly creditable result which is testament to his excellent seamanship skills, deep determination, careful planning and prudent execution, staying the distance to finish this incredible edition of the race which has claimed the highest attrition rate yet. Wilson finished 121 days 00 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds after leaving Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday November 9th. Wilson averaged 9.84 knots on the water covering 28,590 miles. He sailed the 24,840 theoretical miles at an average speed of 8.55 knots.

 

While nineteen of the 30 skippers who started from the Vendée start line on November 9th had to retire from the race, the most grueling challenge in solo ocean racing, Wilson, the race’s senior skipper at 58 years old, has stuck rigidly to his watchwords of safety and conservatism, showing huge determination to complete the course as the pinnacle of a sailing career which already included three ocean passage records.

 

Sailing Great American III, which was built in 1999 to a design by Bernard Nivelt for Thierry Dubois, Wilson, of Marblehead, MASS, becomes only the second American ever to finish the Vendée Globe after Bruce Schwab finished ninth from 20 starters in the 2004-5 race on his Ocean Planet.

Wilson safely completed his boat’s third circumnavigation after Dubois sailed her in the 2000-1 Vendée Globe and then the 2002 Around Alone. His vessel was completely refit by Maine Yacht Services and rigged by Port Rigging Co.

 

While his first race into the inhospitable wastes of the Southern Oceans proved the biggest physical challenge for Wilson, his weeks since rounding Cape Horn have tested his mental durability. In the South Atlantic he struggled with constant headwinds and occasional difficult low pressure systems which generated strong winds and confuses seas and the complex weather pattern in the North Atlantic meant he had to make detours of nearly 1000 miles to get west around successive high pressure systems.

At one point in the middle of the Atlantic he was nearly 500 miles closer to his home in Boston than he was to the finish. His race has been more limited to a test of stamina since the south of Australia and New Zealand when his nearest rivals, first Canadian Derek Hatfield (Algimouss Spirit of Canada) and then Jonny Malbon (Artemis) retired successively with rigging damage and with mainsail damage respectively. That left Wilson feeling more isolated with his next nearest rivals 1000 miles ahead and astern.

 

His finish is a great triumph for the amateur solo skipper whose career has progressed steadily, regularly proving that he has the steel and the skill to take on big challenges. In 1980 he was the youngest skipper to win overall in the Newport-Bermuda Race on

Holger Danske. Between 1993 and 2003 on his 50 foot trimaran Great American II he set world records on clipper routes. In 1993 he set a record for San Francisco to Boston of 69 days 20 hours. In 2001 he sailed from New York to Melbourne in 68 days and 10 hours and in 2003 he sailed from Hong Kong to New York in 72 days and 21 hours before competing in the 2004 Transat in which he finished second in class 2. Since moving to the IMOCA Open 60 Great American III, Wilson completed two Transatlantic races, the two handed Transat Jacques Vabre in 2007 and the return solo race the BtoB from Brasil to France.

 

 

In a field which is mainly populated by die-hard professional solo skippers, Wilson stands out with a long academic, teaching, consultancy and investment career which has run successfully alongside his sailing programmes. He has three university and college degrees from Harvard, from MIT, and Harvard Business School. He was a policy adviser to the Democrat party, a popular maths teacher in his native Boston, a desalination consultant in Saudi Arabia as well as a successful private business investor. In 1990 he created the sitesAlive foundation and has since developed hugely popular learning programmes on the internet and in newspapers, engaging young people of all ages with his adventures. Along with a team of experts he enlightens with practical presentations of topics from simple science and geography to more complex topics. During the Vendée Globe he has had hundreds of syndicated articles and essays published in more than a dozen different newspapers.

 

He has also been an inspiration to asthma sufferers all over the globe. Afflicted since the age of one, he went on to run the Boston marathon in 1982 and has takes four daily medications to keep his asthma under control.

 

The American skipper suffered a cracked rib during the first storm when he was thrown across the cabin. The injury hampered him badly for the first two weeks of the race, and then even a week later the relentless pounding of his boat exacerbated the injury again. In the Pacific he had to climb the mast to un-snag his running backstays from the standing rigging. Wilson has fought extreme fatigue since the Southern Ocean. Since losing the wind direction input to his autopilot he has had to sail with his pilot set only to compass course which has limited to his rest periods to only very short naps. Approaching Cape Horn he sailed to within a few miles of the spot where he was capsized and rescued in 1990.

 

 

Rich’s Race:

 

Wilson was all but overwhelmed at the start, admitting to being nervous about the magnitude of the adventure he was setting out on and, of course, the forecasted storm. He settled quickly to the task but was very sick within the first few hours of the race. During that first big storm he was thrown violently five or six feet across the cabin, smashing his back against a grab bar. At first the pain was so bad that he could not call his specialist doctor.

The injury improved in time but even in early December the pounding of the boat in tradewinds damaged it again and it was a long time until he could move freely.

In twenty first place at Cape Finisterre, Wilson routed to the east, inshore and was in eighteenth place has he paced Raphael Dinelli who was just 22 miles behind him and 28 miles ahead of Unai Basurko. The Basque skipper stayed closer to the rhumb line to the Cape Verde islands while Rich stayed east of the islands. Dinelli, Basurko and Wilson had an enjoyable and friendly three way race going on and it continued right south through the Equator. The Sablais skipper and Rich were just 20 miles different when they crossed into the Southern Hemisphere.

Wilson’s course is methodical and conservative while Basurko is more extreme from the east to the west, gaining but then losing to Wilson. But as perhaps a first taste of the attrition which is to affect all parts of the fleet, first Dinelli heads west to the try and repair his halyards and then Basurko, on 4th December, reports his rudder cassette problem which ultimately lead to his retirement.

 

 

At the first security gate the Great American III is in 21st place as his race develops with a new set of rivals and running mates. British skipper Jonny Malbon, having suffered badly in the Doldrums compounding an earlier poor routing choice in the east, is just 151 miles ahead of him and by the Iles Crozet and then the Kerguelen Islands Canadian Derek Hatfield – who had to re-start – has caught up to within 300 miles of Rich who is now in 16th place as skippers ahead of him start to fall victim to luck and mechanical failures. Wilson routes comfortably and safely north of the Kerguelens

 

 

Rich’s race becomes mentally tougher after first, the retirement of Derek Hatfield who had to head for Hobart when he lost his upper spreaders, and then Jonny Malbon who retired to Auckland when he felt there was no point in continuing with his badly delaminated mainsail. At the East Australian gate Rich is already 14th, showing considerable determination, though always trying to stay one step ahead of the weather conditions. By the New Zealand gate he is 11th.

 

Cape Horn is an uplifting and emotional time for him. While he had intended to be well to the north, the prevailing winds brought him to within a few miles of where he had capsized in 1990 and had to be rescued. From there to Cape Horn his moods were mixed, but certainly when he had cleared the Island Los Estados there was some relief to be back into the Atlantic.

 

It may have been fairly kind on the outward leg south, but Wilson seemed to pay a price on the way back north to Les Sables d’Olonne. Some of his continued, consistent feeling of frustration was certainly a by product of his fatigue, but he was seemingly constantly on the wind or being pounded by contrary or confused seas in a series of stormy low pressure systems which seemingly singled him out from the South American coast.

But he toughed it out all the way. ‘Beyond frustration’ was how he ultimately described the weather conundrum which faced him in the North Atlantic. A long series of detours around two high pressure systems took him west in the Atlantic, closer to the home port of the Great Americans than the finish port.

 

Wilson has regularly been fulsome in his praise for other Vendée Globe skippers, entranced and inspired by the race of Michel Desjoyeaux, who regularly gave advice to Rich before the start and visited his family at home in Boston, but also admiring the performances of Sam Davies, of Dee Caffari, Steve White. But as he completes his own Vendée Globe, Rich Wilson is fully deserving of enormous credit for the completing his race in an excellent ninth place.

 

 

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Les Sables-Equator 15 days, 14 h and 28 mins

Les Sables-Cape of Good Hope 30 days 16h 58 mins

Les Sables-Cape Leeuwin 46 days 20 h 13 mins

Les Sables-Cape Horn 78 days 1 h 48 mins

Les Sables-Equator 98 days 12 h 8 mins

Les Sables-Les Sables 121 days 0 h 41 mins "

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New Boat:

 

Last Red Cent

Nice !

Does this mean that 25% of all L-28s are now in Maine?

I can appreciate the name too.

Where will you keep your penny?

 

 

Yep, 3 of the 12 will now be in the GMORA fleet and a 4th is also owned by another MMA Grad in VA. The plan is to keep the boat in Falmouth once the summer comes. Their should be a good class C this year with the 3 L28's and Seven all rating 114.

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Yea they won it for the second time. LAYC Harbor Cup. College big boat west coast champ.

 

regatta site

 

 

1. Maine Maritime Academy, Matthew Bourque, 1-6-4-1-1-5-3-2, 23 points.

 

2. USC, Chris Vetter, 4-5-1-2-7-1-6-3, 29.

 

3. Cal State U. Channel Islands, Austin Dias, 6-4-3-4-5-4-2-1, 29.

 

4. Chapman University, Max Moosman, 3-1-2-3-8-7-1-5, 30.

 

5. California Maritime Academy, Paige Johnston, 2-2-6-9/DSQ-2-2-5-7, 35.

 

6. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Eric Johnson, 7-3-7-5-3-3-4-4, 36.

 

7. U.S. Naval Academy, Andrew Poulin, 5-7-5-6-4-8-8-8, 51.

 

8. Northwestern Univ., Tod Reynolds, 8-8-8-7-6-6-7-6, 56.

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Yea they won it for the second time. LAYC Harbor Cup. College big boat west coast champ.

 

regatta site

 

 

1. Maine Maritime Academy, Matthew Bourque, 1-6-4-1-1-5-3-2, 23 points.

 

2. USC, Chris Vetter, 4-5-1-2-7-1-6-3, 29.

 

3. Cal State U. Channel Islands, Austin Dias, 6-4-3-4-5-4-2-1, 29.

 

4. Chapman University, Max Moosman, 3-1-2-3-8-7-1-5, 30.

 

5. California Maritime Academy, Paige Johnston, 2-2-6-9/DSQ-2-2-5-7, 35.

 

6. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Eric Johnson, 7-3-7-5-3-3-4-4, 36.

 

7. U.S. Naval Academy, Andrew Poulin, 5-7-5-6-4-8-8-8, 51.

 

8. Northwestern Univ., Tod Reynolds, 8-8-8-7-6-6-7-6, 56.

 

 

Way to Go!

Congrats to skipper and crew.

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Yea they won it for the second time. LAYC Harbor Cup. College big boat west coast champ.

 

regatta site

 

 

1. Maine Maritime Academy, Matthew Bourque, 1-6-4-1-1-5-3-2, 23 points.

 

2. USC, Chris Vetter, 4-5-1-2-7-1-6-3, 29.

 

3. Cal State U. Channel Islands, Austin Dias, 6-4-3-4-5-4-2-1, 29.

 

4. Chapman University, Max Moosman, 3-1-2-3-8-7-1-5, 30.

 

5. California Maritime Academy, Paige Johnston, 2-2-6-9/DSQ-2-2-5-7, 35.

 

6. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Eric Johnson, 7-3-7-5-3-3-4-4, 36.

 

7. U.S. Naval Academy, Andrew Poulin, 5-7-5-6-4-8-8-8, 51.

 

8. Northwestern Univ., Tod Reynolds, 8-8-8-7-6-6-7-6, 56.

 

 

Way to Go!

Congrats to skipper and crew.

 

And the 4th place team (1 point out of 2nd) was coached by a Mainer, my baby boy :>)

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What's it rate?

 

Should come in around 87

 

 

are you going to race it????

 

 

WTF, whaddaya think he'd do with it, haul lobster traps!

 

 

Hey, take it easy on Kitty. Remember, he is in management now. Stupid questions, like buzz words, are just part of the job.

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So here's a fun question to ask. Who's left in A fleet?

 

Kitty, are you doing Marblehead-Halifax this year? I am scheduled to be racing on a boat called Falcon, out of Stamford, CT for M-H but I would love to give that bar crawl of ours another shot in halifax....

 

-bobo

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What's it rate?

 

Should come in around 87

 

 

are you going to race it????

 

 

WTF, whaddaya think he'd do with it, haul lobster traps!

 

crack rocks over by Cow Island maybe....

 

In the immortal words of Suider: Ledge on in 5... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.... .....Ledge on.

 

Looks like fun Max!

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What's it rate?

 

Should come in around 87

 

 

are you going to race it????

 

 

WTF, whaddaya think he'd do with it, haul lobster traps!

 

crack rocks over by Cow Island maybe....

 

In the immortal words of Suider: Ledge on in 5... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.... .....Ledge on.

 

Looks like fun Max!

 

I still kind of wish we'd made those Casco Bay Ledge Tour t-shirts...

 

G

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What's it rate?

 

Should come in around 87

 

 

are you going to race it????

 

 

WTF, whaddaya think he'd do with it, haul lobster traps!

 

crack rocks over by Cow Island maybe....

 

In the immortal words of Suider: Ledge on in 5... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.... .....Ledge on.

 

Looks like fun Max!

 

I still kind of wish we'd made those Casco Bay Ledge Tour t-shirts...

 

G

 

It can still be done...

 

Although there are many more potential ledges to crash into!

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Well here it goes...

 

In the name of 'shameless' self promotion:

 

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Port Rigging is 'bucking' the economic naysayers and has purchased an obscene amount of cordage.

If anyone would like a Maine Sailing Anarchy deal on new sheets or halyards PM me. I shall be running a 'special' for the month of April.

 

(Yes, I am now quite ashamed of myself....)

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Very little chatter on here as the season approaches. Any sense of who's in?

 

Revolution

BDP

KAOS

Snowbird

???

 

 

 

Kitty - how's the race from Falmouth to MDI looking? Going to happen?

 

It's a big secret. It is Papa Smirf's race but no one has said anything about it or done anything to organize it. I don't think there is a ton of support for it. It is on the schedule but.....

 

I believe there is a PYC fall series race that weekend.

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'09 Maine Rocks Race August 29-30.

As posted at http://www.rocklandyc.org/calendar.html it looks like the Maine Rocks Shorthanded Race will be July 29-30, not August 29-30 -- is that right?

 

Of course July 29-30 is a Wednesday-Thursday -- so a mid-week overnight race? On the other hand, maybe it makes some sense to put it there sandwiched between the Marblehead-Rockland race the previous weekend (July 25-26) and the Camden-Castine race the following weekend (August 1-2)?

 

 

Very little chatter on here as the season approaches. Any sense of who's in?

Here's hoping that Greyhawk will be "in"

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Trivia question of the week:

 

Who won the Dirigo Bowl in 2002? I'm trying to complete a list of past winners for the yearbook and 2002 is the only year missing.

 

Through various sources, inccluding the keeper of the bowl this year, I've been able to gather the winners for every year from 1993 on.

 

But solid data on the 2002 is elusive. The 2003 Maine Yacht Racing yearbook has a couple references to Bandito being the "overall winner," and one of those references specifies she won Class A. But there is nothing definitive that says Bandoto won the Dirigo Bowl. Black Owl won B and Cat's Paw won C.

 

If anyone can provide a Dirigo Bowl winner for 2002 and cite a credible source, you will have my undying gratitude. I might even buy you a beer or rum drink or three.

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'09 Maine Rocks Race August 29-30.

As posted at http://www.rocklandyc.org/calendar.html it looks like the Maine Rocks Shorthanded Race will be July 29-30, not August 29-30 -- is that right?

 

Of course July 29-30 is a Wednesday-Thursday -- so a mid-week overnight race? On the other hand, maybe it makes some sense to put it there sandwiched between the Marblehead-Rockland race the previous weekend (July 25-26) and the Camden-Castine race the following weekend (August 1-2)?

 

 

Very little chatter on here as the season approaches. Any sense of who's in?

Here's hoping that Greyhawk will be "in"

 

 

The web site is wrong. The date for the Maine Rocks Race is August 29-30. We're tweaking the race a little to seperate doubles from singles with seperate starts. NOR will be out within a couple of weeks.

There are now four events in the Gulf of Maine for short handers. Downeast Challenge(singles), Monhegan(doubles), Maine Rocks Race(singles and doubles), 'Round Islesboro(singles).

Planning on doing all four.

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April Fools?

You mean it was just a joke about going to Mark's Showplace?

Oh how sad.

 

I think it was a joke except for that part...

 

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Yeah, that was pretty much my attempt at what was apparently a pretty lame April Fool's joke. Actually, most of it consists of excerpts of actual Kitty posts from over the years.

 

Now that April Fools is past, how about we talk about class breaks? :ph34r:

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I thought I would share with Maine anarchists a preview of the "President's Page" of the GMORA yearbook. Enjoy!

 

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I love it...let's roll with it

Kitty;s annual letter to the Anachists

 

Thanks Kitty. There we go... just to the Anarchists.

 

I will admit to being a little punchy when I was writing this. Stickboy was LHAO.

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If any of you need an excuse to go out this Thursday (yea, right), the Margaritas on St. John Street is having a Portland High School Sailing Team fundraiser. 5% of food and beverage sales in the lounge between 4 and 1 will go to the PHS sailing team. I think the whole St88 family might be there for dinner (but you should come anyway). It's also ladies night... How could you go wrong?

 

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If any of you need an excuse to go out this Thursday (yea, right), the Margaritas on St. John Street is having a Portland High School Sailing Team fundraiser. 5% of food and beverage sales in the lounge between 4 and 1 will go to the PHS sailing team. I think the whole St88 family might be there for dinner (but you should come anyway). It's also ladies night... How could you go wrong?

 

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That's awesome! Count me in. It should perfectly coincide with my planned epic 44th birthday bender that will commence on Wed. evening...

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If any of you need an excuse to go out this Thursday (yea, right), the Margaritas on St. John Street is having a Portland High School Sailing Team fundraiser. 5% of food and beverage sales in the lounge between 4 and 1 will go to the PHS sailing team. I think the whole St88 family might be there for dinner (but you should come anyway). It's also ladies night... How could you go wrong?

 

G

 

That's awesome! Count me in. It should perfectly coincide with my planned epic 44th birthday bender that will commence on Wed. evening...

 

Oh my.

 

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Port Rigging is 'bucking' the economic naysayers and has purchased an obscene amount of cordage.

If anyone would like a Maine Sailing Anarchy deal on new sheets or halyards PM me. I shall be running a 'special' for the month of April.

 

(Yes, I am now quite ashamed of myself....)

 

 

 

 

OK, I give up, where do I find this Port Rigging??? Is it here in Maine??

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If any of you need an excuse to go out this Thursday (yea, right), the Margaritas on St. John Street is having a Portland High School Sailing Team fundraiser. 5% of food and beverage sales in the lounge between 4 and 1 will go to the PHS sailing team. I think the whole St88 family might be there for dinner (but you should come anyway). It's also ladies night... How could you go wrong?

 

G

 

That's awesome! Count me in. It should perfectly coincide with my planned epic 44th birthday bender that will commence on Wed. evening...

 

 

If only we'd known.

We could have arranged a big celebration around it.

Not sure I can make it but I'll try.

I know it'll be a storied night.

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Port Rigging is 'bucking' the economic naysayers and has purchased an obscene amount of cordage.

If anyone would like a Maine Sailing Anarchy deal on new sheets or halyards PM me. I shall be running a 'special' for the month of April.

 

(Yes, I am now quite ashamed of myself....)

 

 

 

 

OK, I give up, where do I find this Port Rigging??? Is it here in Maine??

 

From his Facebook page:

 

portrigging@yahoo.com

 

207 899-0385

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Good question. Nothing on the web and no add in Points East.

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Hi,

 

Greetings from Port Rigging Co.

We are a rigging company that mostly conducts rigging work for local marinas, sail makers and vessel refit projects.

We are located in Portland, Maine with office at 54 Wordsworth St. I am available

by appointment only for any rigging needs, (Cordage, Swaging, masts etc.)

 

Port Rigging Company:

Port Rigging Co. offers a comprehensive range of rigging supplies for yachts, including a large selection of cordage and rigging accessories. Our full service rigging shop and mobile unit allows us to carry out services in house or on site.

 

Specializing in Running and Standing Rigging / Life Line Fabrication:

Port Rigging Co. can work with you to replace or modify running and standing rigging that has exceeded its usable life span. We offer on site rig evaluations and estimates. On site or in shop swaging available for all lifeline and standing rigging projects.

 

Splicing:

The Port Rigging Co. Riggers are fully versed in Hi-tech, Double braid and traditional splicing techniques. We specialize in performance cordage from Yale, New England and premier racing ropes from EFS Robline of Austria

 

Architectural Rigging is becoming increasingly popular with customers looking for a safe and sturdy barrier that allows them to maintain a virtually uninterrupted view. Port Rigging Co. can assist in your selection of fittings and wire for your project. Stainless Steel wire and fittings have been recognized for their resistance to corrosion and durability in marine rigging for years. Increasingly customers are looking for similar characteristics incorporated into their every day living space.

 

We understand your cruising and performance needs and are available to assist you with your yacht rigging or architectural rigging projects.

 

 

Rigging Services:

Port Rigging Co.'s strength lies in years of experience covering all facets of sailboat rigging, including; dinghy's, day sailors, cruisers and high-tech race boats. Port Rigging Co. is equipped to manufacture rigging for all types of vessels; we have the necessary machinery, supplies and skilled work force to undertake any project.

Port Rigging Co. is pleased to offer the following services:

 

• Rig tuning and Rig Surveys:

• Furling systems by furlex, facnor and Harken and Installations

Bow sprit retrofits from Selden

• Custom Lifelines and Stays

• Performance racing tuning

• Standing rigging replacement

• Yacht Commissioning and deck hardware.

• Custom Fabricated Running Rigging

• Custom Splicing

 

Office 899-0385

email: portrigging@yahoo.com

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PRESS RELEASE (April 2, 2009): Maine’s sailing regatta season will get off to an early start on Saturday, June 6, when sailboats will race on courses outside Portland Harbor to raise funds for SailMaine, a local community sailing program. The Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association is teaming up with SailMaine to host the event, which will provide a wide range of benefits for SailMaine, its students, and the skippers and crews of the racing boats that participate.

 

The regatta will be an opportunity for current Gulf of Maine racers to make connections with new sailors and potential crew members, and will give SailMaine students the chance to experience the thrill of racing on larger boats.

 

“Our students learned on smaller boats and sailing dinghies, and some have been looking for an opportunity to move into bigger boats,” says Sarah Helming, director of SailMaine’s High School and Junior Program. “At the same time, Gulf of Maine skippers and crews are anxious to clean out the cobwebs that developed during their long off-season, and some may be looking to add people to their crew list. This regatta will bring everyone together.”

 

Each racing boat will be assigned a certain number of SailMaine students who are new to Gulf of Maine racing. Sail Maine coaches will evaluate the experience, skill level, and aspirations of students and match them with the appropriate racing yachts. Some of the students are from SailMaine’s junior and high school programs; others may be participants in the organization’s Adult Sailing program.

 

Funds for SailMaine will be raised through entry fees, sales of sailing apparel and other items, and a benefit dinner and party following the race.

 

The post-race festivities will be open to the public, but advance reservations are recommended. People interested in dinner tickets should contact event chairman Sarah Helming at SailMaine: sarah@sailmaine.org or 650-2085.

 

Sail Maine is a non-for-profit, community program that offers sailing instruction to youth and adults, promoting the values of leadership, self-reliance, sportsmanship, and respect for the environment. SailMaine’s web site is www.sailmaine.org.

The Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association is a not-for-profit, charitable corporation formed to act as an amateur athletic organization to promote yacht racing, including international yacht racing in the ocean waters of the Gulf of Maine. GMORA maintains a web site at www.gmora.org.

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