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General Category => U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! => Topic started by: Chuck Ballew on January 26, 2011, 03:23:47 AM

Title: U20's in the SE
Post by: Chuck Ballew on January 26, 2011, 03:23:47 AM
Sailing in a one design class is fun. I want to share my excitement with others, U20 owners and others who might be interested in buying one. I am a nobody in the U20 class but would like to make a suggestion among the southeastern U20 captains.

Let's have a SE campaign. A championship. Do the Hospice regatta's in different cities. The Outback in Columbia. CRW on the coast. Make it 6 races. The lowest score in 5 races sailed wins. I'll spring for the trophy for the first year.

Let's come up with a schedule. I suggest we get SAYRA involved. They can help pass the word on their website and it would be good exposure for the boat. Where are all the road warriors??

Chuck Ballew
 HappyHours #58
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Jim Pearson on January 26, 2011, 09:06:40 PM
Everyone is important in this Class. Being from Canada, I could probably not make 6 races but would commit to a couple, say Columbia and CRW. Class really needs to get kick started again in the East. I would suggest that Number of Regattas is not so high as to use up budgets and have people skipping the NA's in Holland. We Need another good turnout there. We can not afford another Ottawa turnout.
Jim Pearson
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Chuck Ballew on January 27, 2011, 04:14:26 AM
Jim, I don't know how to get this process started but let's start mentioning some races and gauge the response. The midwinters in March at Lake Norman. The CRW in April. The outback in Columbia in May I think. The Hospice in Anderson in Oct. Lake Norman in November. Lake Norman gets hit twice because there's 12 boats up there already. Maybe some will travel. Who is the South East Rep for the group?? The SAYRA group meets in Hilton Head this weekend. It would be nice to have something in hand to put in their schedule.
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Billy Ellis on January 27, 2011, 06:13:33 PM
The Key is the Lake Norman Boats and getting them to travel. It is mightly difficult to commit to travel when most of the Lake Norman boats don't. Of the boats in the South East we have a hand full of boats from Lake Norman, a team in Columbia, a boat in Huntsville, one in Anderson and one on the Gulf Coast that has shown as much as a passing interest in travelling. I find it sad that we have more Canadians willing to come to our events than locals. Most of the boats outside of Lake Norman that race will travel some and do. To get the numbers up we need a better commitment from the Lake Norman Fleet.  I agree with Jim that 6 races would be difficult for me as it is a 10hr haul but 3 races is doable. If three were scheduled then you could do one at home and only travel to two. (except for me and Chris Mcgraw it would be three travel regattas.) If more Lake Norman guys won't pack up for two regattas that are 3 hours or less from home then what the point?
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Jim Pearson on January 27, 2011, 11:09:19 PM
If your plan was to have these races over the full year, I would suggest you start with about four races. This year, Lake Norman in March. While there try to get commitment out of Lake Norman to travel a little. Skip CRW this year, so maybe some will have funds to do NA's in Holland. Include Holland in Series this year.
Maybe a Columbia in Fall and one other Hospice that I am really not aware of.
Following year if Norman is traveling do.
1. Lake Norman in March
2. CRW in April since NA's will probably be out west. Few travel that far, so funds may be available price of CRW.
3. Columbia in fall.
4 One more somewhere. Maybe Winter Regatta.
Just my thoughts. Feedback really should come from your area.
Jim Pearson
CAN 200
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Chuck Ballew on January 28, 2011, 01:12:19 AM
I would like to mention WCSC's Hospice regatta in Anderson SC. Oct. 14-16. We have on average 4 to 5 U20's every year. Don has been coming for ten years. Steve brought his two boats last year. It's an hour and a half from Columbia. People could leave their boats there and we'd ferry them to Columbia for that event. That would be two regattas in March and April, and two in the fall, October 14-16 and November in Columbia. Anyone know the exact date for the Columbia regatta??

How's that sound??
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Billy Ellis on January 28, 2011, 01:46:50 AM
Interesting thought Jim. Three regattas in the SE plus the nationals = SE season champion.
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Chuck Ballew on January 31, 2011, 06:59:07 PM
Just received an email from Emily. We have a class start if we can get enough boats on the line. Inshore course with Vipers and Melges 20. Three boats are already online. It would be great to have ten boats signed up.
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Emily Jones on January 31, 2011, 10:02:41 PM
BJ and I are registered. That makes 4.  let's see if we can get to 10 before tomorrow!
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Gregg Henning on February 01, 2011, 01:21:15 PM
USA 58 HappyHours Chuck Ballew Greenville, SC, USA Ultimate 20 20
USA  203 Honour David Crall Loveland, OH, USA Ultimate 20 20
USA 148 Lotsaknots Chet Wiesenmayer Mooresville, NC, USA Ultimate 20 20
USA 151 Rumbullion BJ Jones Cornelius , NC, USA Ultimate 20 20
USA 227 You Sassy B! Stephen Rose Columbia, SC, USA Ultimate 20 20
USA 174 Zulu Peter Marriott Charlotte, NC, USA Ultimate 20 20

6 so far.... Keep Registrations coming in!!!  Let's show the U20 is alive and well.

Goombay Smash
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Don Corey on February 02, 2011, 04:02:04 AM
OK then, looks like the U20s serious about this one.  GREAT!  All along I said I'd be the seventh one to register and did just that, done.  Hope more U20s jump in and join us for this big event.  They ain't no better place for good food than Chalston (no, I didn't leave any letters out).
Hopefully these road warriors will also commit to traveling north to Holland MI for the U20 NACs on August 12-14.
Don Corey  #159 scram 
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Rick Sellens on February 03, 2011, 02:08:43 AM
Dragon Bait will be at Lake Norman in March (just two of us, but wind should be light to moderate, right) and I can commit to Charleston if we can get a weight limit waiver. Can anyone confirm no weight limit for Charleston so I can sign up as number 8?


Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Chuck Ballew on February 03, 2011, 03:43:39 PM
Rick, I don't know who would make the call on that issue. Maybe our SE Rep??

Aother decision we need to make. What races make a SouthEast champion?? I suggest one race each in Charleston, Columbia, Anderson, Charlotte and another locale. The more the boat is seen, the more interest and excitement we'll build in our class.
Title: Weight Limit for Charleston
Post by: Emily Jones on February 04, 2011, 07:55:33 PM
Just like with the owner/driver rule, we should poll the U20's who are registered to see if everyone agrees to waive the weight limit and permit non-owners to drive. Hoping the latter will get someone racing Steve Rose's other boat.
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Jim Pearson on February 04, 2011, 09:37:23 PM
Just registered for CRW. If waiving weight limit and owner driver gets more out, I say go for it. We really need a good showing to get class Jump Started again in the East. Maybe Mr. DOBIE will make his trek to the East and sail Steve's other boat. Maybe Don can get a charter for one of his other boats if he wants. Hope everyone agrees to let Rick in.
Jim Pearson
CAN 200
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Chuck Ballew on February 05, 2011, 01:23:56 AM
I vote we waive the driver/owner and weight limit rules for the upcoming Charleston race week. It would be great to have a big turnout for this event.
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Rick Sellens on February 05, 2011, 01:51:07 AM
I also support waiving the owner driver rule to get more boats on the water, however, for the sea lawyers among us, it's worth noting that both the owner driver and weight limit rules apply only to "class sanctioned events" under article OD II. The 2011 Regatta Schedule posted on the web site doesn't include CRW, so it's probably not yet a sanctioned event, so....

I'll go register now while my crew and I are still eligible ;-)


Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Jim Pearson on February 05, 2011, 12:54:15 PM
CRW now has 9 boats registered. 7 from US. 2 from Canada. Lets get into the double digits. There has to be a few more boats in the East, plus a few more from Canada. Brad talked me into going. Usually get 3 good days of sailing. Reasonable rooms. Great restaurants. Central location. CRW is quickly becoming the small boat version of Key West without all the costs. Lets keep promoting.
Jim Pearson
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Brad Boston on February 05, 2011, 04:20:50 PM
It really is a great place to race and take the family to. The after party at the resort each night is also one not to be missed :P. We have done this regatta for the last three years and have found a bunch of cheap clean Hotels that are close by. If you go down town it is really Historic with great restaurants.

The only thing is make sure you take a motor to this regatta as there is a bunch of currents at the entrance to the marina. (we sail in every year but it is not easy) :o.
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Chuck Ballew on February 23, 2011, 04:36:36 PM
Brad, where do you ramp launch your boat from in Charleston??
Title: Outback Sept. 10-11
Post by: Chuck Ballew on August 12, 2011, 08:23:17 PM
Is there going to be a U20 fleet at the Outback this fall in Columbia, SC. I'm planning on being there if there is interest. I need to plan now.
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Don Corey on August 19, 2011, 02:09:40 AM
I'm planning on doing Outback probably PHRF spin to be eligible for the 'Cup'.  Don't know how many U20s will come down from here, hopefully a few, but with three there we're bound to have some U20 action there.  If you are on the road come join us at Lake Norman for the Peninsula Cup Regatta on Sept 17/18 at Peninsula YC.  We will probably have a U20 OD fleet and PHRF.  COME JOIN US!
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Chuck Ballew on August 29, 2011, 09:23:05 PM
My plan is to come Friday, setup and sail.
Title: Re: U20's in the SE - SAYRA One Design series
Post by: Emily Jones on September 12, 2011, 06:48:36 PM
U20 sailors in SAYRA -

we have 2 regattas left in the SAYRA One Design U20 series. These are:
-Western Carolina Hospice Oct 14-16
-LNYC Carolina Keelboat Regatta Nov 12,13

Don Corey has won this series for the past 2 years.  PARTICIPATION IS THE KEY! The other 3 regattas this year have been LNYC Keelboat Midwinters, Charleston RW and Outback Cup.  You need to have sailed in 3 of 5 to qualify.

Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Chuck Ballew on October 05, 2011, 03:15:39 PM
The Hospice Regatta being sailed at Western Carolina is Oct 14,15 & 16. This is the 4th leg of U20's SAYRA championship. We normally have 4-5 Ultimates for this event. Below is the NOR for the event. The early Resignation discount ends Oct 7th. Hoping for a big U20 turnout. Click https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=ad2b13 to register.

2011 Hospice Regatta October 14-16, 2011
Western Carolina Sailing Club, Anderson, SC
This regatta will be governed by RRS 2009-2012.
Expected Fleets
The regatta is open to all sailors, adult and junior.
Keelboat course: PHRF A, PHRF B and Keelboat One Design Fleets*
Distance course: PHRF C, PHRF D
Dinghy/multihull course: Centerboard or Multihull One Design Fleets* and Open Portsmouth.
*Note: Five boats of any Class constitute a One Design Fleet
Registration required by October 7
to determine Fleets and Trophies
Schedule of Events
     Friday, Oct 14
1200 Clubhouse and Grounds Open
1500 Registration opens
1800 Welcome Party – Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, and soda with music
     Saturday, Oct 15
0800 Registration and Breakfast
1000 Registration Ends
1030 Competitor’s meeting
1200 Warning Signal Race One**
1800 Social Hour (Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres)
1900 Dinner will be served, Door prize drawing following dinner
     Sunday, Oct 16
0800 Breakfast is served
1000 Warning Signal First Race of the Day, No Warning Signals after 1300
Awards and Lunch ASAP
Pre-registration by October 7
is strongly encouraged in order to reserve meals and t-shirts and can be accomplished
by completing the registration form attached or registering online at www.wcsc-sailing.org. Registration fee for each
boat is $55 ($75 after October 7
) for adult skippers ($50 if a member of US Sailing). Registration includes: Entry fee,
one weekend meal pass which includes welcome party Friday night, bag lunch for skipper and crew, one Saturday
night dinner, and breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning.  Extra meal passes are $25 for adults and $10 for juniors. 
Trophies will be awarded at least three deep in all fleets.   The winners of each Fleet (must have 5 boats registered in
a Fleet) will be entered in a drawing to determine who will compete in the Hospice Regattas National Championship
which will be held in St. Petersburg, FL in 2012.  A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the winner of the drawing. 
Information about the National Hospice Regatta Alliance and the Hospice Regattas National Championship may be
found at: www.hospiceregattas.org.
Title: Re: U20's in the SE
Post by: Dave Furna on October 27, 2011, 06:40:35 PM
Hi Guys,

Just as soon as I find a U20, I'll come join the SE circuit. I've hauled my Viper from Miami to Marblehead, so Lake Murray and Norman are easy weekend trips. Hope to join the fun in the spring if the "right" boat comes along.