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Author: Mike Bruzone (campmkt...@aol.com) contact the author
Subject: Long Distance Series Proposal
Info: (14272 views) Posted: Tuesday 7-3-07 08:47:04 PM

Whoops . . . I said Summer Keel below . . . I really meant Second Half Opener for the REAL LONG DISTANCE TROPHY.

mb

:: :: Hello Again:
:: ::
:: :: I know; bitch, bitch, bitch:-) once again.
:: ::
:: :: This time I'm writing about re-evaluating the current
::
:: :: Long Distance - Fun Series; which somehow after a
:: :: serious proposal for a REAL LONG DISTANCE SERIES last
:: :: year; for 2007, somehow morphed into a subset of what
:: :: the round the bouys racer's do anyway, plus a few camp
:: :: out races for owners with kids.
:: ::
:: :: First addressing the fun series. My vote is to eliminate
:: :: it from the Long Distance Trophy. For those skippers who
:: :: want a second chance at winning a full model trophy, if
:: :: you don't win the fleet series, please try again next
:: :: year!
:: ::
:: :: I propose the Fun Series simply be fleet designated
:: :: races seperate and distinct from the Long Distance
:: :: Championship Trophy. And please start seperate perpetual
:: :: trophies for these other FUN & individual regattas. In
:: :: fact, do what owners did years ago, cast a Silver
:: :: Trophy, or similar, for the perpetual race of your
:: :: preference and promote it as a one off perpetual FUN
:: :: RACE.
:: ::
:: :: So, please do Huntington; seperately from the LD Trophy
:: :: Series. Its a great camp out and especially for family
:: :: boats. I myself, would go on a Moore 24, in a 30 boat
:: :: fleet, on some other owners card.
::
:: :: Now for the Long Distance Series Proposal. First
:: :: Proposal; Desperado and Lorax have proven beyond a
:: :: shadow of a doubt, that the E27 can easily take the MORA
:: :: series overall. It would be more fun with more
:: :: Expresses.
:: ::
:: :: Now for my 1st 'MORA Proposal'. My first suggestion is
:: :: to make MORA our long distance series. That's a simple
:: :: venue. And think about it, the E27 fleet revives, if not
:: :: saves MORA, and subsequently extracts its fair share of
:: :: value from OYRA. Talk about 2 + 2 = 10. Get a seat on
:: :: OYRA and make it 2 + 2 = 20. In other words, I think we
:: :: can get more than our fair share of value, if we VOTE
:: :: MORA as our Fleets Long Distance Series. And, regardless
:: :: of extracting our fair share out of OYRA with a serious
:: :: contingent. But it is a possibility!
:: ::
:: :: Now for the second proposal. This is roughly last years
:: :: proprosal representing A REAL LONG DISTANCE SERIES:.
:: ::
:: :: 3 Bridge
::
:: :: Spring Crewed Lightship
::
:: :: Vallejo Race (social afterwards)
::
:: :: Monterey Spinnaker Run (social afterwards)
::
:: :: Ditch Run (social afterwards)
::
:: :: Drakes Bay (social afterwards)
::
:: :: Coastal Cup (social afterwards)
::
:: :: Midnight Moonlight
::
:: :: Silver Eagle
::
:: :: Half Moon Bay (social afterwards)
::
:: :: Second Half Opener (social afterwards)
::
:: :: Windjammers (social afterwards)
:: ::
:: :: To cut this down, I would eliminate 3 Bridge, Crewed
:: :: Lighship, Midnight Moonlight, Silver Eagle and send the
:: :: Ditch Run to the Fun series in favor of the Drakes Bay
:: :: Race raft up. So the fun strategy here, within the Long
:: :: Distance Series, is the race must have a social function
:: :: following as a prerequisite for consideration.
:: ::
:: :: To keep some of the non social afterwards races, I'd
:: :: only turn over 3 Bridge and Ditch Run to the FUN series
:: :: . . . keeping the true long diatance races . . . which
:: :: is what the series is suppose to be all about.
:: ::
:: :: Please consider championing and voting one of these two
:: :: options as the 2008 REAL LONG DISTANCE SEIRES. That is
:: :: MORA, or, some combination of the REAL LONG DISTANCE
:: :: RACES.
:: ::
:: :: Mike Bruzzone

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