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Author: Chris Gage (cg...@icgage.com) contact the author
Subject: 2016 Schedule
Info: (6652 views) Posted: Wednesday 12-30-15 08:11:07 PM
YRA is strict on the NORCAL requirements and is the primary reasons to avoid OYRA events do to the cost of upgrading the boats. I would op out of Spinnaker Cup since it is so close to Ditch Run and consider doing Double Dam in August if we can get a group of boats going as it would require some series planning. Here is an updated proposed list of events for the LD/FUN series.

Proposed 2016 LDS Schedule

January 6-17: Corinthian Midwinters

January 31: Three Bridge Fiasco, SSS

February 21-22: Corinthian Midwinters

March ??? Big Daddy Regattas March 12: Corinthian Races, SSS

March 26: Double handed Farallones, BAMA

April 23: Round the Rocks, SSS

May ??? YRA Great Vallejo Race

May 27: Spinnaker Cup to Monterey, SFYC/MPYC

June 4: Delta Ditch Run

July ??? High Sierra Regatta

August 6: Double Dam - Hood River Yacht club

September ??? Jazz Cup

October 22-23: Vallejo 1-2, SSS

October: 29-30: Pumpkin Regattas

:: 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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