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Author: Bill Sumerfield
Subject: 2016 Schedule
Info: (4238 views) Posted: Wednesday 12-30-15 08:06:37 PM
Yeah, figure on about 12 hours driving each way SF/HR with no issues. But I-5 to 84 is a pretty easy drive that time of year.

Glad to hear Matt is planning on the Double D. Keep in mind that with 4 Expresses in HR now, with just one of you lot joining us we can get a one design start for the shoulder regatta(s) the week prior in Cascade Locks. C/L is a great buoy racing venue. Or you can just come out and mix it up with the HRYC crew on Wednesday night, then try to find a sub 30 knot delivery window for the upwinder to Cascade Locks before Saturday. We (moxie) ended up trailering up there last year while Ted (monster) sailed it. Feel free to ask us both about the highs and lows our our respective experiences.

Any questions at all, please contact me, Ted, Erik, or Jason. We are happy to help with whatever it takes to get you guys up here and racing.

:: Chris/Steve-totally hear you on the boat requirement
:: issues. We have spent a lot of money the last two years
:: and were penalized in the Lightship (crewed) even though
:: we had all the gear, so frustrating. Don't even get me
:: started. I did not look into the requirements for crewed
:: vs. DH Farallones but want to do both. 100% in for DH.
:: Some of my crew really wants to go as well though.
::
:: Bill-Pretty sure Tequila is planning on doing the Double
:: Dammed. Just talked to him. That makes it a real
:: possibility for us. I need to talk to my Dad and
:: convince him but think I can do it. Its a 12-15 hour
:: trip roughly?
::
:: Matt also brought up doing Spin Cup, Coastal Cup, then
:: dip out of SoCal 300 (light air, big boat race...I have
:: no idea) and try to get back for the Ditch Run. I'm not
:: sure about that but that would be a hell of a week of
:: sailing if doable. Assuming finish June 1st at latest
:: you could get to Ditch Run for the 4th. I think some
:: Moore 24s did it last year.
::
:: Important people do the Safety at Sea Seminar....posted
:: link below. They are 3/11-3/12 and then 3/13-3/14.

:: http://www.ussailing.org/education/safety-at-sea/find-a-seminar-n...
::
:: Glad people are showing some interest!
::
:: :: Thank Oliver, Great suggestion for adding some blue
:: :: water events to the fleet season championship as over
:: :: the past several years the 1DS schedule is concentrated
:: :: on buoy racing which undermines the capability and
:: :: design of the Express 27. The fleet should have an open
:: :: ocean event requirement to qualify for the E27 season
:: :: championship; it would be nice to get back to the days
:: :: when there was 15+ express 27 on the line for
:: :: Double-Handed Farallons.
:: ::
:: :: :: Any idea when the fleet schedule will be complete?
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Some dates announced for some other races, typically not
:: :: :: on schedule, we plan on doing:
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Crewed Farallones-May 9th (last yr date, prob same
:: :: :: weekend) if schedule same as last year it's between
:: :: :: Vallejo and the Elite Keel. I plan to do this race this
:: :: :: year.. Great way to get more people/crew out around the
:: :: :: islands as obviously only two can go in March for DH
:: :: :: Farallones.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Spinnaker Cup-May 27th....we are doing this. It's a lot
:: :: :: of work getting the boat ready to go again for the Ditch
:: :: :: Run a week after on June 4th but totally worth it. I
:: :: :: would love more people to do this. Amazing wildlife down
:: :: :: the coast, Ano Nuevo, and in Monterey Bay. The people at
:: :: :: MYC are about as nice as they come.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Midnight Moonlight-July 16th....great race last year. I
:: :: :: think it was just us and Nick. Highly recommend people
:: :: :: come out for this race. I think Nick had maybe 3-4 15-16
:: :: :: yr olds on his boat last year and he won overall if I
:: :: :: recall. Think about it. I might be out of town but I
:: :: :: would be shocked if Abigail isn't on the line.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Coastal Cup-May 29th-June 1st......we have been wanting
:: :: :: to do this the last three years but lack of boats two
:: :: :: years ago cancelled it and impossible to do it if they
:: :: :: want to overlap it with the Ditch Run. We are probably
:: :: :: out in favor of Spin Cup/Ditch Run. If a few Expresses
:: :: :: showed interest that could change my mind.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Duxbury Lightship-7/25 was last years date (not
:: :: :: announced yet).....wanted to do this last year but
:: :: :: overlap with the CYC OD. Will do if no conflicts but
:: :: :: committed to fleet schedule first. If you surf Bolinas
:: :: :: this is not a bad way to get a different perspective.
:: :: :: Guessing this is a non-starter but we see.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Windjammers 9/4-9/6....this is during a hole in our
:: :: :: schedule last year so if looking for something to do
:: :: :: this is an option. I'll probably be too lazy to enter.
:: :: :: Good play would be to do this race and then rent a house
:: :: :: in Santa Cruz for a few days. That's what I would
:: :: :: do....weather dependent.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Other races I have an interest in doing would be the
:: :: :: Trans-Tahoe or the Double Dammed. I'm pretty busy though
:: :: :: so not sure this is the year. I didn't look either up
:: :: :: but if the fleet shows interest I would do my best to
:: :: :: try and add to the numbers.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Any interest?
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Oliver

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