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1 Hour Ago 10:35 PM
travlineasy
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I just came home from playing my second Halloween party of the day. The temperature outside is just 42 degrees, too cold for this old man to go sailing. Tomorrow, the engine and water system will be winterized, then within a few days the old gal will be on the hard. It will take me another day to get the rest of the stuff off the boat, remove the sails, and put on a tarp for winter. That's it till April. Damned I hate winter in Maryland.

Gary
2 Hours Ago 09:46 PM
chef2sail
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

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Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
Due to the gale warning, I aborted my trip.
Disappointing.
Understandable....good choice
4 Hours Ago 07:06 PM
TakeFive
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

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Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
Due to the gale warning, I aborted my trip.
Disappointing.
I was wondering about that...
5 Hours Ago 07:00 PM
BubbleheadMd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Due to the gale warning, I aborted my trip.
Disappointing.
22 Hours Ago 01:03 AM
chef2sail
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Looks like a bit of a cold blow this weekend so it will be our first weekend home in 6 months. We have some great projects my wife has planned for me. Grrrr

Last weekend we had a couple of great sailing days. Saturday was our traditional Princess Regatta where the sailboat captains take on board some of the power fleet captains and mates for a " fake race" so they can see what it's like. It's meant to be a fun day out on the water and a day to take others out on your boat.

Course we have a couple of sailboat captains who take this as an opportunity to terrorize the stink potters on board and pull in the sheets tight to heel to scare them. We also have a few
Who take this race seriously and use the opportunity to bull their way through everyone.

We encountered on of these on our first leg of the race where we had a boat on our port sailing alongside us. Both on starboard tacks us the starboard boat. There was enough overlap that the port boat would have to tack behind us as we neared the shore, but instead the captain recklessly tacked right across our bow causing a near miss only because we took evasive action. It caused us to turn down wind some to avoid t boning him. I assume the captain misjudged his timing or he just wanted to play chicken, something we don't engage in. After all this was a friendly race and we had guests on board. In every group there is always one who worries to much on where they finish vs. the purpose of the event which is to promote commradiere and fun between the sailors and powerboatsers at our club.

Almost all boats took on other crew and saw it as a great opportunity to bond with others at the club. It is one of the many activities our club enjoys and sponsors.

The so called race was won by our own PAUL Itzel on the restored1903 Lawly wooden racing
sloop Witchcraft. She is a sight to see under sail and U.S. seen at all major regattas around the Bay. Second was a 26 Ranger wth a real racing captain our social member Chris Wallace. They both could have lapped all other finishers they were so far ahead.

We had a great time all in all as did the powerboaters who now have a different perspective and appreciation for life closer to the water and without noise..

As a side our club us venturing to start a real racing program starting next year. We already sponsor one of the Rock Creek Racing Associations races and have joined formally the CBYRA to kick off our commitment. We are expanding our Sail Camp from 2 to10 weeks and are hiring certified ASA teachers. We already have a small fleet of Optis. We also have two club members boats who will start entering the weekly Wednesday night races crewed by club members

New and exciting things for us . Stay tuned.
1 Day Ago 04:54 PM
T37Chef
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

slip...sorry
1 Day Ago 11:42 AM
BubbleheadMd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

T37-

You wash your mouth out with soap after uttering that obscene four-letter word!
1 Day Ago 11:36 AM
T37Chef
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Possibly
1 Day Ago 11:36 AM
aa3jy
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

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Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
Have fun BubbleHD...
I am joining the entertainment committee and will chair it next year

Cheers,

Shawn & the crew of S/V Windgeist
Frankenfish on the menu?
1 Day Ago 11:30 AM
T37Chef
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Forgot to mention, last weekend we had the pleasure of participating in the MYC Regatta. Its was a race for fun and to extend the long tradition the club has had with its regatta, I wanted to support our Sail Fleet Captain and the tradition of the event. We had a blast even though we muffed the start which caused a little friction between the Admiral and I but at the end of the day of 10 boats we placed 4th I think. It was fun and the after party was great as well...we will drink our bottle of champagne this weekend to celebrate LOL

Cheers,

Shawn & the crew of S/V Windgeist
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