2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

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2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Pink66 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:38 pm

Guys,
Joe Walter was kind enough to post the NOR for the Liberty Bell Regatta on the regatta page today for me so for those who want to mail an entry please download the form and send it in. Nick Mortgu will have the electronic entry form set up shortly for those who want to register online. Hope to see many of you at the first region 2 event of the year.
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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby NickM » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:07 pm

This is your electronic registration link. You may use any credit card with this link.

If at all possible please use it to pay your registration.

Thanks......Nick

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/30685954455970
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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Pink66 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:27 pm

Below are the skippers who have registered so far. We only have a week left for registration. Please send yours in and join the fun.

Skip Hall
Dave Branning
Victor Oberg
Jamey Betz
John Kircher
Bill Ewing
Phil Tonks
Bob Shluger
Harry Mote
Tim Stone
Chris Bock
David Ramos
Alex Ramos
Don Barker
Dave Littleton
Ken Shaw
Roger Baldwin
Scott Graf
Danny Thomas
Rob Seidelmann
Jarl Wathne
Myself (If Dave B gets back from across the big pond in time to pick-up RD duties)

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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Pink66 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:19 pm

The entries are set for the regatta. See above.
Everyone drive safe to the lake. We'll see you Saturday.

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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby DT1405 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:22 am

Hey Pinky, Looking forward to it. Is that Dr. J's name I see there? Well alright,now I'm really lookiong forward to it :) Should be a blast. Hope DB gets back in time,it won't be the same w/o him. Safe travels all. See ya Sat. AM
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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Tim » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:41 pm

Can't wait for the weekend. I always enjoy this regatta. Phil T. and I are driving down Friday, hopefully get some practice in at the park in the afternoon. Might be leaving Vermont in the middle of a Snow Storm???
If any other Skippers are in town Join us for dinner, Somewhere? Or Saturday AM at "Bob Evans" for breakfast, 7:30 AM? Email, text or call me (802) 373-0638
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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby DT1405 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:09 pm

What a great AMYA class this is. For the 2 regattas this weekend we have 48 boats registered to compete,share fellowship and comraderie. Awesome all,shaping up to a blast of a racing weekend for the class. Can't wait
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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby DBrawner » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:14 pm

When you get to the lake, don't panic over the landscaped shoreline. We'll end up putting the dock by the fence and rocks in the corner. Not quite sure where the township got the money for this, but it does look nice even if it makes it a bit trickier to get the boats in an out. No big deal.

I am bringing out the CESS Pool fleet management system again for our 22 boat fleet. This means everyone will sail two out of every three races.

The Saturday night dinner will be at UNO's at 7pm. We'll get a headcount at the skipper's meeting.

Bring your patience and a smile. See you tomorrow.

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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby DBrawner » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:44 pm

Oh thank you Mother Nature for the glorious weekend of sailing at Laurel Acres!! Bright sunshine, temps in the 60's and breeze coming right down the lake all weekend long. Damn, life is good!

We dodged a couple bullets. One was the start of fishing season and the other was the township somehow found money to landscape the entire shoreline of the lake. Seriously, mulch, shrubs and plants around the whole lake. Thanks to the wind direction, we fit perfectly into the non-fishing side of the lake and landscaping ended up not only not bothering us, but looks pretty good...for now.

For two straight days the course was set once and never touched again. We started deep in the cove with the weather marks up by the parking lot. The leeward end was a gate that actually set a little above the starting line. The breeze was mostly "A" rig but wondered into "B" on day two, which is when attrition came into play.

The CESS pool was used to allow each skipper to sail in 18 of the 27 long long long 2 1/2 lap races. On the second day, the top seven were taken out of the random pool in a fairly colorful manner and required to sail together in each of their heats. To avoid a lengthy explanation, just assume I was screwing with them. :-)

You'll see down below that the usual suspects are found at the top of the leader board. The top five contained four national champions that have won eight between them. Yes, our regatta was also decided by one point. There was so much really good sailing this weekend that is all just a blur at this point. Perhaps later, I will remember more. One highlight was Dave Branning breaking his EC12 regatta maiden with a bullet on day one. In an ironic twist, he lost a tie breaker with Phil Tonks, who had two.

Nick Mortgu and Mark Rinehart did all the leg work setting up the event. I merely picked up a clipboard when I got back in the country and pressed the start button. Sir Joseph of Williamstown, the skipper formerly known as Joe Cole, assisted Nick all weekend long with everything going on at the windward end of the course. Ivor Walton lent a big hand on day one. We also had our official photographer, Jim Flach on hand both days. His pics can be found athttps://picasaweb.google.com/108473518809726585434/2013EC12LibertyBellRegatta.

After racing, a handful of us started a new Liberty Bell tradition with a venture over to the indoor electric go-cart race track. All I can say is that if you think it's scary being in front of Jarl, Mark and the Ramos boys on the lake, you should try it on the go-cart track where there isn't an RRS to save your butt.

As always, thanks for coming. I had a blast.

DB da RD

1 D. Thomas 37 (1 National)
2 J Wathne 38 (2 Nationals)
3 D Ramos 40 (1 National)
4 J. Betz 46
5 M. Rinehart 50.2 (4 Nationals)
6 H. Mote 52
7 A. Ramos 89.2
8 T. Stone 94.6
9 D. Barker 99
10 B. Shluger 100
11 P. Tonks 100
12 D. Branning 100
13 B. Ewing 106
14 C. Bock 144
15 S. Graf 167 sailed Saturday only
16 V. Oberg 170
17 D. Littleton 173
18 R. Baldwin 178
19 J. Kircher
20 Skip Hall 207
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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Capt. Flak » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:34 pm

Another 1 point victory. What a great racing weekend for the EC12 Class. I am looking forward to all the pictures from both regattas.
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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby jbetz » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:37 pm

Just wanted to thank Dave,Nick,Joe,Ivor,and Mark for a great event. It's always a pleasure to sail with this group and this weekend was no exception. The competition is feirce and the laughs are loud. As usual the Brawner twist! I didn't know what to expect when the top seven balls hit the ground, but after Daves display of agression I knew it wasn't going to be good. Four National Champions in every one of my heats! Thanks Dave......
Thanks again for a great weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone on the water again soon.

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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby Tim » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:14 am

Dave,
Thank you for sharing your Birthday with us on Saturday! Sounds like you had a great time in Spain and glad you were able to make it back in time for the regatta. It would not have been the same with out you as Host.
Thank you to you, Lisa and the race comittee for a wonderful regatta weekend!! Kudos to the Wind Gods!! What a great group of guys to sail with. The 2009 Liberty Bell was my first regatta with my new boat and this years was my best performance to date. Can't wait to come back next year! Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
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Re: 2013 Liberty Bell Regatta

Postby DBrawner » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:22 pm

Here are Jim Flach's pictures of the Liberty Bell....

https://picasaweb.google.com/108473518809726585434/2013EC12LibertyBellRegatta

Thanks Jim!!!
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