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Search: Posts Made By: pnewsom
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

I think this is called a predicted log. I am sure there would stuff on the internet about it.
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By ccriders
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Maybe a real navy cockswain can help out here. I once observed a navy competition of precision boat driving. It was much like a poker run, but there was no chance element and speed was the ability to...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

You can use two handicap methods in a race. say a standard one and a club handicap where last weeks winner is basically f@@@@ and by the end of the season/series everyone has won a race. Then in the...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Since you are on a river you can have a pursuit race with a difference. You need three marks, with the start in the middle (perhaps two actual marks forming a gate) and an upstream mark and a...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By Faster
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Adding a social/BBQ 'apres race' component often brings in more people. One of the clubs we used to race at (relatively serious Weds nights) was followed by a BBQ dinner, the club sold steak/chicken...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

--oh, I forgot until paulk reminded me, funny trophies:

The Po'boys have a last-place seasonal award, the "Lame Duck," which is a fairly large rubber-duckie wearing a little sailor hat. The...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By paulk
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

We have an annual race - The Rat Race - in the fall. It starts in a pursuit format (based on PHRF handicaps) that ends at a port about 16 miles away. Boats used to have to start from anchor, but...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

I try to do monthly full moon evening sail/raft up, even have a cd full of moon songs.
(we still use cd's no?)
Maybe make it a pot luck night.
Good for 4-5 evenings a season.
And/or a new moon...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

One group I know of has what they call the "Po'boy Handicap Racing Fleet" which is done similarly to what has been described. The fastest/best boat is the rabbit boat, ergo all ratings shift round...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By Faster
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Standard start sequence is often the most intimidating part of racing - in a tight fleet many races are won/lost at that point. Close contact, aggressive maneuvers, the odd gentle collision can get...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By Faster
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

PHRF rating information is available for nearly every design of boat, and there are guidelines for coming up with ratings for others. No need to reinvent the wheel, but what you can do is modify the...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By malyea
Wink Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Here's a few quick thoughts after a few years working similar issues with this club South Winds Sailing Club, Lake Allatoona, Atlanta Georgia, Sailboat Racing, Cruising, Family Fun, Sailing Atlanta...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-30-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Lou452
Re: New Member

Glad to have you ! Have fun with your new boat ! Winter will give you some time to putter around and look for little jobs. You can save some money for the new add on or the repair you wish to make. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By massageatsea
Re: New Member

Welcome Peter,
It is an awesome thing to look forward to isn't it?
Roxanne
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Dave_E
Re: New Member

Welcome aboard Mate! Congrats on the new boat!

Dave
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By DRFerron
Re: New Member

Welcome, Peter, and congratulations on your new boat!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-12-2012
Replies: 128
Views: 19,934
Posted By wind_magic
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

Another option is to let taking care of yourself be your new business.

There is a certain kind of math that happens in people's minds in America where they figure out that a lot of things aren't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2009
Replies: 243
Views: 144,945
Posted By Maine Sail
Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Buff Polish & Wax


Try these products (for Gel-Coat only not intended for Awlgrip)

The Cliff Note Version:
Steps:
#1-Clean the hull with an acid base cleaner like FSR, oxalic acid or On &...
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