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Make-up Race, Series #4 — August 14

Becalmed Wednesday Night Racing

Registration for the make-up race is located here.

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Santa Fe Twilight Racing Series #4

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Cocktails and Canvas

12-churchill-painting-at-the-easel

Bar opens at 5pm

Painting to begin at 6pm or so

Canvas donated by Sew Extreme!

Bring your own supplies if you have them, if not there will be paint and brushes available

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Rule 69?

Melges Optimist

This past Saturday, in Italy, two fleets were racing at international regattas – practice for Optimist World’s and the 2013 Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series. Two of the Melges’ vessels decided that port tacking through an optimist fleet while on their downwind leg was a good idea. So far they have been proven right with one boat winning the regatta and the other maintaining their Top 10 world ranking. You can read various statements from the boats and fleets at the Melges 32 Class Association.

Fortunately no one was hurt, but reportedly one Optimist lost a YC burgee to an errant sheet when a Melges broached, and photos show others altering course. Unfortunately, although this is a particularly egregious example, it happens on the Gulf Coast as well.

When asked about his reaction, James “Jimmy” Haupt, SYC Optimist Chair and host of international optimist events, wrote:

“I’ve had fairly accomplished sailors right here at home totally disregard an Opti race course because they wanted to simply get to the harbor/bar 2 minutes sooner. Even after being asked to “please go around the course”, they told the safety boat, no!  Whereby they sailed right through a group of kids going downwind on a W-L course.

Morons come in every stripe of life. Thankfully, they’re the clear minority. For the most part, I find racing sailors the most seaworthy of folks on the water. “

Let’s think about this the next time we are headed for the bar, and make sure to keep clear.  There are more important things than that pickle dish — even if says Audi on it.

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Boating Education Course, Saturday, July 27

A boating safety class sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013. The day long class (8am – 5pm) is required to operate a power vessel over 10hp for those born in 1984 or later. To register email Ed  Huntsman.  The course is free, however make sure to bring a lunch.

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2013 Bastille Day Regatta – July 13

Bastille Day Burgee
Notice of Race | Register Online |
Who’s Racing | Results |
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Rick Owen, Ryan Bancroft and crew celebrate their 2013 Bastille Day Regatta win.

Rick Owen, Ryan Bancroft and crew celebrate their 2013 Bastille Day Regatta win.

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