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Regarding Sept 12-13-14 at Loyalist… This sounds like a pretty good date and venue. Relatively good turnout the last time the NAs were in September and not in conflict with LYRA or the Can-AMs which some may want to do.
I can probably make August 29-31 at Loyalist work as long as we’re not racing on Monday, September 1. Will be harder getting crew on that weekend but if that’s when it has to be… Obviously the weekends of the Can-Am (7/25-27) and LYRA (8/1- ) are okay for me. Other okay dates include June 11–13, August 22–24, September 12–14, October 3–5 and October 17–19. Others are possible but something would have to give.
Derek makes good points about joining in with a larger event. Plus the opportunity to cross paths with people from outside the class you haven’t seen in a while obviously improves.
Loyalist could be fun but Labor Day weekend is traditionally a big family weekend for lots of people. And not keen on ramp launching.
My preferences is for Youngstown in late July with the addition of a 30 mile day race or Toronto late July/early August.
Sounds like a plan. I can’t make the June NOD event so my vote would be for the Can-AMs ideally with a Friday mid-distance day race. A quick look at accomodations suggests that yes, that could be an issue. Any thought that the new format will result in fewer boats/more housing?
If the Can-Am (http://www.yyc.org/index.php/sailing/can-am-challenge/) is only 2 days is this enough racing for people? Seems borderline for anyone coming from any distance.
Lake Champlain coudl be fun but haven’t found an existing event to tag along with. The Mayor’s Cup looks like it’s a one race/one day of sailing affair. Anything else?
Has the site of the 2014 LYRA Annual Regatta been announced? Anything worth thinking about out of Rochester, Youngstown, Bayview, Sarnia, Kingston?
Has a fiberglass post ever failed? Yes my stainless post bent but I now suspect it was pre-bent. Still raises the question, if true, why/how was the post bent originally?
If there’s a rudder that’s available and it has a stainless rudder stock, I’m interested. Jonathan
I’ve also got the rod w/ a coupling nut welded at the bottom and loop at the top. Have always thought a nice option would be an eye nut with webbing. Much lighter and easier to carry around than the rod. Also eliminate reliance on any welds.
Appreciate what the rules say but if all participants agree, it would seem a modification should be doable. Clearly once one boat objects, we use Class rules.
I’ve registered though my participation will depend on the eventual number of boats entered.
Absent any other consideration (and I have no experience with either course), I’d opt for the shorter of the two Freeman courses.
And can we agree that we can carry up to six class legal sails for the distance race and that they don’t have to be the same six sails that get carded for the WL racing?
Three reasons (all related):
– Distance race different from WL day racing.
– There’s enough time between the two portions meaning enough potentail variability in the weather to warrant the ability to adjust one’s sail inventory
– Safety… Say there’s a breezy forecast for the overnight. I might want to bring a reefable main and #4 sails I’d be reluctant to bring if I knew it would mean my choices for the day racing would be more limited.
Keep in mind that all sails would still have to meet the Class acquisition rules.
Event not yet up on Yacht Scoring otherwise I’d have entered by now.
Bump… I like Derek’s take on this especially the part about the LD race. Having done a fair bit of ocean racing, the idea of doing a Mac race has a certain appeal. But to include as part of a championship series with day racing either before or after seems a bit much (and potentially anti-climatic).
Seems our goal should be ten boats whatever that takes. If basing the event out of Toronto gives us our best shot, then let’s commit early so people can plan accordingly.
Much of what is above sounds appealing. But as an alternative either in ’13 or beyond, would hope the class would consider western Long Island Sound in the fall. Just completed our 46nm “Gearbuster” race. Not as truly full on epic as some but memorable nonetheless. 12-18 knots building on the way out with the apparent at 110 (or so) behind. 12 knots of boat speed; +8 knots average for the leg. Close fetch back for 15 miles until the front came through with a 90 degree veer resulting in 8 miles on the wind. Breeze built to 22 – 25 with near 30 knot gusts.
My point is this is a terrific race at a terrific time of year and would be a great race to build an NAs around. Not too many other O30s in the immediate area (a few) so would require some travel. Can guarantee the hospitality would be second-to-none (Club has won US Sailing’s St. Petersburg Trophy for event management). Free hoist usage and I’ll bet we could get a very modest entry fee (enough to cover meals). The Commodore has charged me with securing championship-level events so this fits right in.
It’s toward the end of the year (Columbus Day weekend) so people could do the event and pack up for the season when done.
Just lost one crew so if anyone is interested or knows of someone who might be, they should let me know. Jonathan
Attractive Nuisance will be Cat 3 (no raft) compliant.
Plate made by Garelick? In which case, the West Marine site suggests the 71040 will work.
Glomming onto this thread because I can’t seem to post a new topic… Anyone recognize the boat in the picture? Or more importantly, the outboard bracket and where I can get one? I’m tired of having to lean all the way over the stern to get the outboard into position.
Odds improving that Attractive Nuisance will make it.
Haven’t focused on what the mod would look like since right now it’s a moot point. But if there’s interest and the possibility of a rule accommodation, I’d look into.
Haven’t gotten any feedback. Have access to foil generating software and may just make my own once I settle on a shape. But if there are drawings out there sure would be easier to start with those.
Agree that Charleston is a great venue. For the O30s though have to weigh the appeal against each day’s long power out and back. And there’s no existing middle distance race which I gather is something that often gets included.
There’s always western Long Island Sound in the fall. Established 60nm race (the “Gearbuster”) could be incorporated. Would be very welcome. Host club received the St. Petersburg Trophy for for race management for hosting the ’03 Etchells worlds. Only 3 boats locally but a couple more elsewhere on LIS.
Scott mentioned Sarnia. Just did a regatta there. Great location though I’d opt for something earlier that dates that straddle Sept/Oct.
Thanks Dari. Sent email address via pm.