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Title: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on January 22, 2014, 06:52:20 AM
All,

The Park City Sailing Association has offered to host the U20 Pacific Coast Championship at the fall regatta September 20-21st.  Last year we fielded 6 local boats.  We have tentative commitments, 4 Colorado, 1 California, 1 Idaho.  We are well on our way to double digits!

It's a great venue about 15 minutes from Park City, Utah.  There is camping at the lake and hotel accommodations in Park City or Heber City. 

Humbly submitted by the saltiest sailors on earth! 

-The Utah Fleet,  Euphoria, Hard Drive, Junta, 42, Zipper, Zelph, Endeavor, 222, Prism
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Mark Allen on January 25, 2014, 03:29:37 PM
The park city regatta is looking good for the PCC's this year. I propose Park City for 2014, Huntington for 2015.

Mark
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Jay Harland on February 23, 2014, 06:53:54 AM
It sounds like this is the plan from the Pres for PCCs.  I have no objection and my crew is tentatively up for it.  It would be good to start getting a definitive count of committed boats.

Mark can you work the local fleet to get commitments?  We really need to get all the local boats to commit to race.

If we got all the local boats+ 4 Colorado boats + Black Sheep + Madison + UDecide that makes 16 without any Bay Area boats.  If we could grab 2-4 Bay Area boats then we would have a 20 boat fleet and that would be solid.

Also the details on the regatta being posted to this thread would be helpful.  Two days of racing is a little thin for a championship.  Some racing Friday late afternoon/early evening would be a little better for a championship regatta, but I do not know if this is workable?

Jay

Madison #73


Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Mark Allen on February 23, 2014, 02:55:28 PM
Jay,
  We talked about this event at our winter meeting and I have commitments from 6 of the 10 boats. Some I know cannot make it due to outside conflicts. This might open a charter availability. I won't know until we get closer. With the Colorado boats we are already at 10. I think we easily could be 15+ for this event. I have talked to the organizer and they are excited to host us. There is camping right next to the event and overnight slips are available.

As far as racing on Friday I would open that up to those who are traveling in and see what everyone would like to do. I will contact the race committee and see if this is possible.

Mark
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Jay Harland on February 23, 2014, 04:04:27 PM
Charter would be cool option - especially for boats in the region that can't make NAs.  Very easy fly-in to Salt Lake and short drive to Park City.

Let the class know on the Friday racing inquiry.  I am not advocating at this stage - just wondering if it is an option and what the local boats think of the idea.

Jay
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Chris Chambers on February 26, 2014, 12:51:46 AM
We are planning on driving in from ID for this one.  There is another local boat that I will try to convince to make the trip.

Chris
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Jay Harland on May 30, 2014, 09:52:33 PM
Looks like water levels are heading in the right direction based upon a quick review of the online data.  Any of the locals want to provide a preview based upon more detailed information?

Jay
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on May 31, 2014, 12:23:53 AM
The Tribune says that they expect the J to fill this year.  That is a much better outlook than 2013 and we had plenty of water for the regatta last fall.  I think we should be in good shape.

We'll work with the Park City Sailing Association to get a notice of race etc out in June. 
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Mark Allen on May 31, 2014, 04:12:27 PM
If you plan on camping, reserve your spot early.


utahstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/jordanelle-state-park/
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on July 16, 2014, 05:13:49 AM
Hi all,

The regatta is confirmed for 9/20-21.  I have attached last year's sailing instructions and I'll post this year's as soon as it's available.  Please note that they will give the U20's a separate start (did last year as well) even though this copy says otherwise. 

As Mark mentioned in May you can reserve camping and also slips at the website above.  The State will let you park  your boat on the trailer if you prefer to dry sail.  There is no hoist, it's ramp launch.  Water will not be a problem this year.   If you prefer to stay in a hotel there are many accommodations close by in Park City or Heber (10-15 minutes drive).   Many of the local boats plan to arrive and sail Friday.  We may be able to organize some practice races if there is interest.

We have 6 local boats committed.  With 2 from the North and 3 from Colorado we could be looking at 11!   

Please confirm your intent to attend so that we can help the PCSA plan.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Jay Harland on July 17, 2014, 06:35:00 PM
Pacific Coasters-

See attached Notice of Race.

Committed boats should post here there intention to attend- I will go first - Madison #73

Jay
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on July 20, 2014, 01:26:15 AM
The following Utah fleet boats are planning to attend.


222 - Travis G
Prism - Marty S
42 - Brady L
Hard Drive - Dave
Junta - Mark A

I need to check with Dog On It but he would make 6


Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Jay Harland on July 20, 2014, 02:14:52 AM
I did check with the organizing authority on the entry fee.  At $195 it is a little on the steep side.  However, that includes three regatta dinners and three T-shirts so that is typical for a championship event.

See everyone in two months...

Jay
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Alan Madsen on July 20, 2014, 11:47:42 AM
DogOnIt #138 - Alan does plan on being at PCC.
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on July 21, 2014, 07:19:50 PM
7 Boats!   We are on our way.  Chris we are all anxious to get a look at Black Sheep.  Are you going to make it?

Juiced, Red Beard from CO?

Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Chris Chambers on July 22, 2014, 11:58:49 PM
Yes we are going to be there and looking forward to it! 

I will get my registration in shortly...
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Chris Chambers on July 23, 2014, 12:17:02 AM
Tried to register and all I got was Mark looking at me - drinking beer of course!  Could not find the registration form.
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on July 23, 2014, 01:04:07 AM
Great to hear Chris, with you we are up to 10 boats!

Also attending:

Red Line - Marty, CO
Juiced, - Jim, CO
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Mike Josselyn on August 15, 2014, 03:31:13 AM
Uhoo! from SF Bay Area will be coming if I can find one more crew member.   Anyone want to join David Krause and I on the water?

Mike Josselyn
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on August 15, 2014, 04:38:51 AM
Fantastic. Mike, glad to have you aboard.  We also have a new owner in SLC who is planning to attend.  So that would make 12 and counting.      8)
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Jay Harland on August 15, 2014, 09:44:56 PM
All -

I prodded the Park City Sailing Association guys to get their online form updated and operating.  I think that will happen shortly (everyone just gets busy with their own sailing this time of year).  I will post here and via the yahoo group e-mail list as soon as it is up.

Mike -
I may have a couple guys here that could ride with the Madison team who would be good crew for you.  I will do some asking and keep me posted.

Jay

PS
If any NorCal/PNW boats want a tune-up regatta, Madison and Rogue are doing the Eugene Yacht Club Harvest Day Regatta on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend.  It is cheap registration, great food, good sailing venue, and they let you camp for free on the grounds! Three more would make a fleet. 
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on August 20, 2014, 03:35:57 AM
All,  Mark A spoke with the PCSA folks the registration should be online later this week.  We'll keep you posted on the latest and put a link up here as soon as it's available.

For those interested there is camping at the lake.  You can reserve at http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/jordanelle-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=UT&parkId=342471

Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Jay Harland on August 25, 2014, 12:06:03 AM
The official Notice of Race is posted on the Park City Sailing Association website and online registration is open:

http://www.sailpc.org/2014/08/20/2014-fall-regatta/

Let's get boats registered for the September 20th and 21st event!  Late fees accrue after September 10th!

The event entry fee is pretty all-inclusive and includes a dinner and party Saturday night for your U20 crew (check the dress-code for the party as it is everything from Judge Smails to Gilligan up in there).  It also includes T-shirts for your crew, park entry and dry-storage.  You will need to buy extra Saturday night party tickets for anyone else who wants attend (WAGS, Kids, etc.)

As a class, I would suggest a BBQ with Potluck Friday night after practice racing/tune-up.  Mark or Travis - Can one of you please find us some real estate for this event or delegate it out to another member of the Utah fleet?  I suggest a simple format where we all just bring a side or two to share, a growler of beer or bottle of wine to share from your boat's home port, and something to throw on the grill.

See everybody in less than a month!  Also, last I checked there were still camping spots available on the Reserve America website:

http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/jordanelle-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=UT&parkId=342471

Jay Harland

Madison #73
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on August 29, 2014, 03:51:18 AM
We are planning on a tune up race Friday afternoon and perhaps BBQ or Pizza afterward.  Keep us posted on what time you plan to arrive so we can see if we have numbers.

Thanks all!  Looking forward to the PCC!
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Michael Eisenberg on September 02, 2014, 06:24:31 AM
Well, another weekend with a work conflict. I need an address to send the perpetual trophy to.
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Chris Chambers on September 05, 2014, 07:32:51 PM
Ok, all registered.  I will try to get there early on Friday, but not sure if we will be in time for the tune up race.  We are staying with family in the area - and won't be camping, but will bring a growler of local brew to share!  See you all next in two weeks !!!
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Mark Allen on September 06, 2014, 12:33:20 AM
Sweet! remember the brewery tour is open for anyone arriving friday.
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Michael Eisenberg on September 06, 2014, 12:54:02 AM
I'm going to be leaving on a business trip next week.  If you want the PCC perpetual trophy to be in Utah on time, I will need to ship it out before I go.  Who wants to receive it via UPS?
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Mark Allen on September 06, 2014, 05:31:50 AM
Please ship to:
Uinta brewing co
1722 s Fremont dr
Salt lake city, Ut 84104

Thanks Mike.
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on September 11, 2014, 03:31:18 AM
Hi guys, we are about 9 days out!  Looking forward to a great PCC!

Please PM me with the time you plan to arrive and if you are interested in a GTG Friday evening.  Depending on numbers we may raid Squatters or one of the other local establishments in Park City Friday evening.   A few of us are planning to do some tune up sailing so we will be there in the afternoon Friday.  Join if you can or we can meet up in the parking lot to head out for dinner.

We also would like to know your preference for Saturday:

1) Attend the included Park City Association Party
2) BBQ or Pizza  Lake side Saturday evening. 

There are plenty of slips still available, although it adds a cost of $20 per night.  You can leave your boat overnight rigged as part of the entry fee.





Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on September 23, 2014, 03:05:15 AM

Congratulations to Chris Chambers and Team Black Sheep, 2014 PCC Champions.  Chris and team bested a 9 boat fleet in a test of patience Saturday with 1 race and no wind (the thermal was a no-show).  Followed by a rainy but thankfully windy day Sunday with 5 races.

Mark Allen and Team Junta took second and Phil Kanegsburg and Team U-Decide took third.

Many thanks to Jay (Madison), Phil (U-Decide), Mike (U-Hoo), Marty (Redline), and Chris (Black Gazelle) for making the trip!   We enjoyed hosting you guys and hope you will consider coming out again. 

Full results at the PCSA site here:  http://www.sailpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2014-09-22_Fall_Regatta_RESULTS_v1.pdf
 

A few early photos of the winners and hopefully more sailing action photos coming soon at their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ParkCitySailing
 
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Jay Harland on September 24, 2014, 04:01:14 AM
Thanks Mark and Travis for hosting this event.  It was great. 

I think the turnout numbers were evidence of a formula for future success of this event (in my opinion).  The venue was somewhat centrally located and near one of the larger active fleets.  This allowed local boats to turn out and also boats scattered around the western US (which is the point of a PCC event) to make it to the venue in a single days drive.  The event was put on the calendar well in advance so people could plan for it.

NAs will be on the east coast next year, so I think we should be thinking about a venue for PCCs next year sooner rather than later and follow a similar formula for next year.  This will be the major regatta for most boats on the west coast next season.

Getting to race in new places with new faces is one of the best aspects of U20 racing.

Jay     
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Chris Chambers on September 24, 2014, 04:30:55 PM
Thanks Travis for the post and A BIG thank you to everyone who came to this event, and Brian and Larry Tyrrell for their great efforts to keep us pointed in the right direction!!!  It was great to see everyone again and put more faces with names - there are more and more fast boats in our fleet!!!  It is alot of fun to race with you all - especially without alot of the red-flag drama - no black flags either.  Although the 3 min starts with a whistle and no flags will keep you on your toes!

Even though the wind was a bit fluky on day one, when it did come in, it was pretty reliable and consistent.  The shifts were there and not too radical - which was fun.  So, in my opinion, I think there is good promise for the venue for us in the future.  Like Jay said, it is a good central location and the RC was good at the course work and the PRO did a great job.  How about the other OR, CO, WA and CA boats - would you consider this a reasonable drive?  The park has a great campsite if we ever looked at a 3 day regatta.

Thanks again everyone for a great time!
Chris/Brian/Larry

Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Travis Gregory on September 24, 2014, 04:50:26 PM
I know the Utah fleet would love to host again but we are also happy to reciprocate the driving.

The Park City group does this regatta every fall around the same time.  We could could plan 3 days for next time with some advanced notice and requests.


We also talked about Medford Oregon or a California location.

Anyone want to throw out a proposal so we can mark calendars? 
Title: Re: Pacific Coast Championship Proposed - Park City Sailing Association Fall 2014
Post by: Chris Chambers on September 30, 2014, 08:17:02 PM
Since we briefly mentioned Park City as a centrally located venue for the west coast boats, I thought a few more notes might be helpful to those who would consider this as a potential destination.
 
From our quick raise of hands, Oregon had the boat who travelled the furthest at 14 hours.  It was 12 for me and I think it would be about the same for the Seattle boats, and only about 10 hours for Brian Tyrrell (the brains on our boat).  Colorado was about 8 hrs and it looks like San Fran and San Diego are about 12 hrs also.  So, leaving after work on Thursday and arriving back home around mid-day Monday is pretty do-able for me and likely most others. Finally for us, it also helps that my crew, Brians brother Larry Tyrrell, lives only about 10 minutes from the lake.
 
Jordanelle Reservoir is a great state park - Lots of space for vehicles, camping and two ramp launches - the north ramp was very wide.  We ended up at the south launch where the small boats launch and it worked just fine for us, but could get crowded with the lasers, cats and Optis that all use this ramp.  Once in, there is plenty of dock space.  The park entrance fee was covered in the registration but you had to arrange/pay for the slips separately, (which probably should have been included in the registration too to make it simple for the traveling boats).  We had a well attended dinner on Friday night and a really fun Commodore's Ball in town on Saturday night - good food/live music/drinks ect.
 
Day 1.  We had wind from the east - what little there was.  There is an arm of the reservoir extending east that has enough fetch for some good thermal potential.  However, when we woke up on Saturday am and saw the hot air balloons taking off over Park City - it was not a good sign.  Racing started at 11 after a quick skippers meeting.  There was a cat fleet, Elliots, Optis and Lasers out with us.  Optis had their own course.  Jay on the committee boat did a great job, using whistles for the 3 minute starting sequence and a white board for the course - no flags except the over early (which we did not have any).  For the first race, the wind shifted to the left during the starting sequence, being very light air, it was all about the start, we port tacked the fleet, and keeping the weight low and forward in the boat, keeping the boat moving in the lulls was critical. Jay Harland on Madison was super fast and had a great race, he was on our tail the whole race - seeming to always be in the right spot at the right time.  After race on the wind gave out completely and we had a darn nice afternoon with the chase boat handing out plenty of Mark Allen's Uinta beer, but the wind never filled in until 5ish when we were onshore and deep into the coolers.
 
Day 2.  Forecast called for showers and east breeze.  At 930-10 there was a light south breeze over the dam with the line of showers - so the 1030 start was on. In the first race Marty May smoked off a nice bullet, followed by Mark Allen and Travis Gregory, but was a DFL for us....(Donít ask me I was driving!) We got that over with and the wind settled in over the dam.  The next 3 hours produced steady rain and steady rain with breeze (about 7-9) and we were able to get in 4 more races.  The starts were a bit tricky since we had only minutes between races, a line intentionally skewed to favor the pin and that whole whistle/3 min start sequence.  The rain made it harder to sail in for the driver - the light wind and constant rain kept your telltales stuck to your sails.  So unless you had some type of shroud telltales - it was tough.  The pressure was pretty consistent across the course, with a little righty up near the weather mark and not too gusty - so it seemed like the best play was to watch the compass and stay in phase.  The wind backed on the last race some, so the right was not so favored towards the end of the day. The boys on Junita brought their A game as usual and were fast - and both Phil Kanegsberg and Brady Lofthouse were often within a half a boat length at the finish.  Good tight racing for sure!!
 
I think we should consider keeping this venue as a top spot for our fall regatta.  Fewer motor boats, lots of lodging and camping and reliable wind.  Thanks again to everyone for the good time!