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zz4gta 02-04-2010 06:49 PM

Any interest in Down The Bay race?
Yes, it's a 123nm race that starts in Annapolis and finishes in Hampton VA. I plan to do it on my 25 foot Merit "Audrey". My question is, should I look for you on the starting line? Or would you like to crew? :eek: I'm used to being one of, if not, the smallest boat in the fleet, but the boat rates well, has new sails, and should do well. Just need crew. 4 would be nice 5 would be better. Any others interested in this?

nccat30 02-06-2010 09:18 PM

I did this race last year as crew on a j109. It was a hoot! That being said I would make sur I had enough crew to run the boat while some of the others slept. It is a grueling sprint and the race last year was ALL to windward. Racing through the night is a different experince, and we had some close encounters with container ships so make sure your lights are good. All that being said it was a great race and we all had a blast so good luck

lapworth 02-19-2010 06:33 AM

I would love to crew! I have been sailing on the Bay for the last 3 yrs. mostly solo on a 24' but I have never raced. I can give you more info if you want me to PM you.

zz4gta 02-19-2010 08:21 AM

PM inbound.

Sabreman 02-19-2010 08:38 AM

I definitely want to do the race. I was planning on doing it last year and missed out due to a last minute work crisis. Had crew and everything lined up. We have a new genoa this year and want to do a long race with some air. We've sailed Gov Cup 2 years in a row and it's such a light air race that we get killed. We eventually want to do Annapolis-Newport.

Do you have dates for his year? I have two other things that may conflict (Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon and a work trip).

If I can't afford the time to get my boat to Annapolis and home from Hampton, I may ask to tag along on someone else's boat for just the race.

BubbleheadMd 02-19-2010 08:39 AM

I'm trying to decide if I should ask to crew with you, or be your competition. ;)

Depends on how much sail time I get before May, and how good I feel about my boat.

zz4gta 02-19-2010 09:09 AM

That's going to be a long race Bubblehead. It'll be a long one w/ my boat and a rating of 174. Yours with a 231 rating is going to be a marathon. Good luck.

Sabreman 02-19-2010 09:18 AM

We're rated 144. We'll save a spot at the bar for ya :D

BubbleheadMd 02-19-2010 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by zz4gta (Post 571590)
That's going to be a long race Bubblehead. It'll be a long one w/ my boat and a rating of 174. Yours with a 231 rating is going to be a marathon. Good luck.

LOL..I know it. I looked up Merit25s' in the Ches PHRF listing and my face fell. :laugher Forget a seat at the bar, have breakfast ready for me the next day!

zz4gta 02-19-2010 09:56 AM

Does anyone know if there's a cut off time like Gov cup? I can't seem to find the SI's.

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