2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4

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2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4

Postby bigfoot55 » Thu May 19, 2016 7:47 am

FRIDAY and SATURDAY July 15-16, 2016

RCR R4 Kensington Great Lakes Championship, Kensington MI Contact Ted Flack tedflack45@gmail.com

Entry: Entry is $35.00, sign up using this link
https://form.jotform.com/61604031078952/

NOR-date corrected below. See link http://ec12.org/Regattas/2016/2016_Kensington_NOR.pdf

For J class skippers on the way back from the Chicago NCR, stop in Kensington and give Region 4 a boost.
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 Championship

Postby Capt. Flak » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:50 pm

This one is a bit far for me to get to this year, but I sure hope there is a great turnout from all you northern and mid-western skippers. Let's support this new club. They have a really nice venue with wide open water for lots of good wind and a high vantage point from a seawall.
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Ted Flack » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:01 am

If you have Facebook here is a photo album from our first ever event back in April. You can see how nice the facility is on the pictures.

https://www.facebook.com/kensingtonrcsa ... 7011163358
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Ted Flack » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:08 am

Three weeks out from the close of registration, entered so far:

Dave Ramos
Mike Vanover
Jeff Gros
George Townsend
Tim Stone
Ted Flack
Jerry Leonard
Larry Markey
Scott Mohring
Bob Armbruster
Dave Brawner
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Capt. Flak » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:17 pm

I'm assuming Sean and Tiffany will be there, but I see from Facebook, they are flying gliders in Utah right now.

Come Back Down to Earth Sean!! :lol:

Enviously yours,
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby armbrusterco » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:04 pm

Ted,

I just registered this morning and am looking forward to sailing with everyone.

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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Ted Flack » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:02 pm

I am getting excited about hosting our first (official) event at Kensington.

Here is the latest list of entries, I have only listed sailors who have signed up and paid. I have three or four firm commitments but they won't be listed until I have "Cash in hand".

Dave Ramos
Mike Vanover
Jeff Gros
George Townsend
Tim Stone
Ted Flack
Jerry Leonard
Larry Markey
Scott Mohring
Bob Armbruster
Dave Brawner
Rick West
Jim Bowers

Updated 6/23/2016
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Ted Flack » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:47 am

No new entries since my last update. Looks like we will have 13 to 15 boats which is just about right. If you are thinking of attending please do so by the 9th

We are working on places to go to dinner Thursday, for the early arrivals, and Friday for a group dinner. I'll have details as soon as I have them.

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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Ted Flack » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:46 am

The weather forecast is near perfect, 80 degrees both days with west wind (good direction for our site) of 9 to 12 on Friday and 6 to 9 on Saturday. Gonna be a fun weekend.
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Ted Flack » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:18 pm

Day one done and in the books.

When we arrived at the lake the wind was a nice B rig velocity (the forecast was 14 to 18), the lake we sail on has some small chop to add to the fun and we were ready to go. Then, as seems to be the norm, someone pushed the timer button and the wind dropped dramatically. Darn start buttons!

We all left out B rigs on and sailed in wind coming from various directions and various strength. I would call it "Character Building" sailing. You could be sailing along nice as can be in a good position and suddenly the entire fleet would get a puff and sail higher and faster right past you....grrrrr!!! Some of us eventually changed to A rigs but even in light air it didn't help much. Frank Vella (the RD) and his crew did a great job. He even set two courses for a north or west wind. We did get in 14 races and stopped a little early because I think all of us had run out of energy, mental and physical.

After 14 races, and 2 throw outs, the results so far are:

Ramos-25
Brawner-26
Flack-28
Leonard-68
Vanover-72
Mohring-74
Stone-74
Townsend-79
West-83
Markey-86
Gros-97
Boerema-136
Bowers-146
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Capt. Flak » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:24 pm

Wow, looks like Ramos, Brawner and Flack got the lion's share of all the firsts, seconds and thirds. You guys need to learn to share a little.

Great report. I hope the weather holds for you tomorrow.
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Ted Flack » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:15 pm

All done here is Michigan, another light air day, but much better than yesterday.

All the results aren't done but I do have the top five, congratulations to Dave Brawner for winning our Region 4 Great Lakes Championship:

Brawner
Ramos'
Flack
Mohring
Leonard.

Frank Vella is still working on the final results, as soon as I have them I will post them,

Larry Markey had us all over to his shop for burgers and some relaxation after the sailing today which kind of slowed down getting the results done but it sure was fun!
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4 DATE CHANGE

Postby Ted Flack » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:58 am

Our RD stayed up late and finished the results:

Dave Brawner-35
Dave Ramos-38
Ted Flack-50
Scot Mohring-95
Jerry Leonard-99
George Townsend-118
Mike Vanover-128
Rick West-132
Tim Stone-143
Larry Markey-160
Jeff Gros-160
Dick Boerama-226
Jim Bowers-243

We will have pictures and a full report in a day or so.
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4

Postby DBrawner » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:47 pm

We just had another great week of adult summer camp with the J Nationals in Chicago followed by the EC12 regatta in Detroit thanks to efforts of the local clubs. Both events were fantastic. I feel fortunate to have been able to attend both. In theory, we went because of the sailing opportunity. In reality, the video car racing competition, the indoor skydiving and the go cart racing certainly added to the fun. A handful of skippers even got a ride in a Ferrari at a multiple of three or four times the speed limit.

Thanks to the cooperation between the two clubs, we were able to schedule these events to make it work out for traveling skippers. Jeff Gros gets a big thank you for the original idea. Also another big thank you to Ted and Jerry, who picked up the ball in Detroit when the original coordinator failed to follow through.

This was simply fun. Let's do it again soon.
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Re: 2016 Kensington Regatta- Region 4

Postby Ted Flack » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:03 am

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