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Title: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Gregg Henning on October 05, 2014, 04:02:07 PM
In the standard rotation, the NA's should be in the East this coming year...... I haven't heard of any bids yet... The earlier that we know, the better the attendance as people can plan vacation time.

Let's get the ball rolling.... Who is up for hosting the NA's in 2015?
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Tac Boston on October 06, 2014, 07:27:40 PM
I thought that Steve Rose was getting sorted out to have the event at his club?  I do agree that we need the dates ASAP!
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Tac Boston on October 28, 2014, 06:42:23 PM
What the goss on this? Trying to plan the next 12 months of regattas and need to get a date on the board!
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Scott Raines on December 02, 2014, 06:27:29 AM
I know Pensacola Yacht Club would love to host the event again. Dave Oerting will be the Fleet Capt in 2015. He is trying hard to promote the club's excellent facilities and beautiful sailing arena.

pensacolayachtclub.org/
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Emily Jones on December 02, 2014, 06:20:13 PM
Hi Scott.

The only issue with Pensacola is timing. Last time we were there was in May and i think people felt that was too early for a North Americans. July-Nov is hurricane season. Sept-Oct could be ok, but what is the breeze like?
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Billy Ellis on December 04, 2014, 03:24:54 PM
When the cycle comes around to the gulf again sailing in October is pretty much the same here as anywhere else. It is pretty dependent on frontal movement. The only months that I would absolutely not recommend are August and September.  June and July offer a pretty consistent pattern but you really need to hold off until the afternoon sea breeze kicks in. This can actually be pretty nice as you don't have to kill yourself in the morning to get out. In fact by 4pm it is outright delightful.  The occasional Pm squalls can be a factor but as long as you are prepared it is no big deal. The peak hurricane season is mid August through September. June and July are peak tourist season so lodging is a little more expensive. The reason I pushed the NAs to May last time was to sail in the most pleasant conditions 1st which I define best opportunity for consistent wind, low humidity, low chance of thunderstorm. 2nd economical lodging. 3rd completely outside of hurricane season. From a pure sailing point of view I would say that late April early May is the best gradually diminishing until late July. It then picks up in mid September and peaks in early November.  I know Fairhope YC would love to host as well as Pensacola and I'm pretty sure Fort Walton would host as well. All three are excellent choices.
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Scott Raines on January 01, 2015, 02:32:20 AM
Sorry for delay. Billy E hit it right on the head. Summer's just too darn hot for a good regatta. On the water it's fine, but brutal at the dock. I think October is the best. No real threat of hurricanes, still warm, usually great breeze. That would be my vote.
PYC Fleet Capt: Dave Oerting  jdoerting@southernco.com
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Tac Boston on January 07, 2015, 07:08:55 PM
Good day, are we any closer to where and when this will actually happen? We are into 2015 already and starting to get a bit late for planning no?

Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Travis Gregory on January 08, 2015, 04:21:22 AM
If the East Coast doesn't want it, we will be happy to host in SLC.   :o
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Gregg Henning on January 08, 2015, 07:31:08 PM
I believe that Keith is working with Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, MI to host in September.
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Travis Gregory on January 08, 2015, 11:31:38 PM
Ok, sounds good Greg.  I was just checking to see if anyone reads this thing.  It's been kind of quite on this board for a while!

 8)

Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Gregg Henning on January 10, 2015, 05:13:36 PM
That is so true.... sleepy winter sailors!
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Scott Raines on May 19, 2015, 12:08:08 AM
Any updates on a venue/date for the 2015 U20 NAC's?
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Tac Boston on May 19, 2015, 10:57:40 PM
Here you go

http://u20class.org/Forum/index.php?topic=432.msg3339#new
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Nate Selstad on May 29, 2015, 11:04:33 AM
Any accommodation recommendations since that element of the website is not working?

Thanks
Nate
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Nate Selstad on July 10, 2015, 08:45:57 AM
So really... the accommodations section of the website isn't functional. Is there a hotel where people are congregating? Are we sailing out of Crescent or Bayview?

Lastly, how is it that no one has answered my original post from March 29th?

Cheers
Nate
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Gregg Henning on July 11, 2015, 01:23:37 PM
That would be because I have never been given anything to post on accommodations.
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Keith Ziegler on August 12, 2015, 10:57:23 AM
U20 Members,

  The trophyís are ordered, the judges and Race Committee are set and we have 16 registered with at least 4 more coming that I know of for the 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americanís.

 I have had many inquiries on numerous things regarding the regatta which I hope to clarify. First the money, registration deadline of August 15 will be extended so we do not scare off any one concerned about the twenty dollar late fee. You must be a paid in full class member to participate in the Nationals which I have been informed by the class treasurer you may pay when you arrive and receive your sticker for your boat.
 
  As far as lodging if you are sailing out of Bayview I would look at the Roberts Riverwalk Hotel at 1000 River Place Dr. It is 5.1 miles from the club and is right on the Detroit River Walk which is a park that runs all the way to downtown along the water.
  If you are sailing out of Crescent and are looking for something low cost Rich recommended Shore Pointe Motor Lodge at 20000 E 9 Mile Rd in St Clair Shores and is about 5 miles from Crescent.
 The distance between Bayview and Crescent driving is 5.6 miles or about 12 minutes. If neither of these work give me a call and I can give you some more options.

As far as food Bayview will be offering box lunches for eight dollars that include a sandwich or wrap, some type of chips, fruit and a candy bar or we will have a list of local supermarkets and restaurants. Both clubs have ice on site.

All registration and sail measurement will be at Bayview all day on Thursday as I will be there till my start at 7 pm on our Thursday night race which you are all invited to do. There will also be trailer storage on site at both clubs.

September in Michigan should offer us a breeze of 8 to 14 knots with temperatures in the mid to upper 70ís making for great sailing on beautiful Lake St. Clair so come and join in the fun. 


Keith Ziegler
keithrziegler@comcast.net
734-722-3636
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Jay Harland on September 19, 2015, 02:18:57 AM
Day 1 updates?  Who is where?

Jay
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Gregg Henning on September 21, 2015, 02:40:13 PM
Results   http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=999
Title: Re: 2015 Ultimate 20 North Americans
Post by: Gregg Henning on September 26, 2015, 02:14:21 PM
Final Report plus link to pictures.... http://u20class.org/newsEvents/2015NorthAmericans.html