Region 4 @ Camp Dearborn Info. August 4-5,2007

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Region 4 @ Camp Dearborn Info. August 4-5,2007

Postby fvracer1 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:45 pm

The Region 4 regatta will be hosted this year by Detroit Model Yacht Club , in co=operation with Ann Arbor MYC and lakepointe MYC. The site of the regatta is Camp Dearborn, Milford Michigan. This is the site for the 2008 US Nationals. Ten (10) Discounted rooms are avaialable at the Baymont Suites in Wixom, Mich (8 Miles away) at 59.95/night. Their number is 313 381 5600. Look for further information on this site or at DMYC's web site: www.dmyc.org

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Postby Rick West » Thu May 10, 2007 12:26 am

Hmmm, EC12 is not listed as a class yet the logo is.

Nonetheless, there will be a major bash this August and then again in the fall of 2008.

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Postby fvracer1 » Thu May 17, 2007 12:40 pm

Entry fee of 75.00 dollar includes dinner at Mystic Creek Golf course club house.... about a 7 iron away....and a special T shirt in my favorite colors.......

Entries so far: {Name, sail #, freq assignment}

West 94 (50.01)
Vella 89 (83)
Harrington 05 (77)
Dagenais 575 (69)
Kistler 1955 (2.4)
Brawner 1253 (50.08)
Novak 1817 (66)
Atkinson 1847 (79)
Mueller 1890 (2.4)
Hale 1559 (72)
Rowland 15 (2.4)
Hill 23 (63)
Rinehart 166 (50.05)[defending R4 Winner]
Loesel 2002 (89)
Lenhart 1129 (87)
Ward 04 (76)
Armbruster 123 (2.4)
Kelter 18 (84)
Pebbles 99 (74)
Allen 47 (2.4)
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Postby fvracer1 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:42 pm

Follow along above for updates to Region 4 Championship Regatta and see current list of skippers, updated daily......

All those with "Dudinsky lifts" are asked to please bring them with you. Camp Dearborn is a seawalled pond with sidewalk up to the edge, so these devices will be handy......also please make yours available to other skippers who may need to borrow.

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Postby fvracer1 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:56 am

Since entries sit at 19, we have extended the "no late fee" to register until this Saturday midnight. Would love to get to 20.
At 19, do we have one fleet or two?

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Postby Capt. Flak » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:32 am

I think you should try something different for this regatta. In honor of the Tour De France, have a 50 lap individual time trial instead of fleet racing. The guy who does all 50 laps in the least amount of time wins.

No bathroom breaks or battery changing.[:D]

Seriously, I wish I was going. If the lake is big enough, I would put all 19 on the line together.

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Postby fvracer1 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:42 am

Heck Joe, screw the Tour, we'll do a tribute to Daytona and do 200 laps non stop, pit whenever you need to and pottybreak is each skippers personal call. "Rubbin" allowed at the windward mark..... if you get hungry, and want food, we;ll bring it to you, just don't get any in your transmitter....

PS Pond plenty big to set line for 19 boats.....
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Postby Doug Wotring » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:49 am

I'd like to see a tribute to the 24 hour races of Daytona and Lemans.

2 skippers one boat. continuous racing. most laps in 24 hours wins.

Brawner has a big light tower to turn night into day
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Postby Rick West » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:03 am

There is nothing wrong with a 17-20 boat regatta. More is not always better except for the expenses.

I like large fleets in a single start. One soon learns that forcing issues on such starts will put you at the back of the fleet quickly. There are the Rules but this Dummy wants a clean start wherever I can get it. The big NO-NO is port tacking and lee bowing. The idiots that do that will be at the back of the fleet and feeling the heat of their friends. The sad part is they will take one or two good sailors with them. This is a race committee cop thing for me.

Rinehart started 18 at Pink's Pond in Cambridge this last weekend on a shortened start line for the pond (small sailing area) and there were very few issues. He also did something I really liked and was to have a very small finish line. I think it was about 25 feet. It provided close racing with tactical consideration. It was super.

The key to a large fleet start is the distance and placement of the windward mark(s). There will be more problems there and on the start.

BTW, I told people this weekend to call you if they wanted to go and refuse to pay the extra...[:D]

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Postby fvracer1 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:11 pm

Bingo, got 20, Skip Allen is coming! Yea!!!!!

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Postby ole kistler » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:41 pm

raceer1, My opinion regarding the 20 boats on a large or long starting line is fine if you can see the line, AND the wind speed is less than 10 mph. Last year at Delia Pond when 18 boats started it was very hard to see your boat. I realize I am half blind but in the best interest of others I feel the answer is: IT DEPENDS. I.E. THE WIND SPEED SHOULD DETERMINE IF THERE IS ONE OR TWO FLEETS.

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Postby ole kistler » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:32 am

Gentlemen, Looks all the past champions are gearing up for the 08 Nationals. Probably better put me in B fleet.

o.k.
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Postby fvracer1 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:46 am

To all R4 racers:

Please be advised we will be measuring rigs ( 3 maximum) at the chalet on Friday and by appointment Saturday AM. A group dinner will be at Baker's Restaurant on Milford Rd (about 2 miles away Friday) This is out of pocket, buffet dinner Saturday at Mystic Creek CC on the grounds of Camp Dearborn. This is included with entry. Cash bar. DMYC will provide lunch and water both Saturday and Sunday. If you choose something other than water, please bring it along. NO RAIN IN FORECAST!

Queeg.

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Postby fvracer1 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:48 pm

Saturday....Mostly sunny during the morning. Partly sunny during the afternoon. Highs 84 to 88. East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming light and variable.

Sunday
Cloudy during the morning. Partly sunny during the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 83 to 87. Chance of rain 40 percent. 60% it aint.......

Queeg.....

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Postby fvracer1 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:54 pm

Name, Sail # * points after 24 races with 4 throwouts
1. Mark Rinehart 66 * 48 points
2. Dave Brawner 53 * 71
3. Gerhard Kelter 18 * 75 points
4. Rick West 94 *93 points
5 Scott Rowland 15 * 100
6. Ray Dagenais 575 149
7. Skip Allen 47*149
8. Gary Meuller 90 * 156
9. Bob Hill 23 * 171
10. Jack Ward 04 * 180
11. Frank Vella 89* 193
12. Ole Kistler 55 *197
13. Dave Harrington 05*203
14. Bob Armbruster 123* 216
15. Gib Loesel 2002 * 238
16. Jim Hale 159 * 266
17. Kerry Pebbles 99*274
18. Frank Novak 17 275
19. Ed Atkinson 47 * 314
20. Tom Lenhart 29 * 320

Sunday, skippers were greeted by light showers that minimized to a drizzle then a mist then overcast. Winds were in the 4-6 range most of the day. Headquarters were moved around the pond and the skippers sailed left to right. RD Jim Grover restricted boats from going downwind through S/F to avoid the "head ons" that were occurring Saturday. Skippers used the slight bank on the side of the pond to improve site lines and then quickly walked down to the sidewalk and walked alongside their boats. Racing was called at 3:30 PM and awards were presented. Traditional DMYC award for the skipper traveling the farthest went to Mark Rinehart, who edged out Dave Brawner by the fact that he drove up to Dave's house in NJ to ride to Detroit together. Mark received a Detroit Tiger "Tom Selleck " look alike ball cap. Everyone promised to travel safely home......

Frank Vella
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