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Glenn VanHeel

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2013 North Americans
« on: June 06, 2012, 05:16:15 AM »
i can check with long beach and alamitos bay yacht clubs if they would like to host it in conjunction with long beach race week (lbrw). usually held at the end of june. i'de have to park the viper for this one. racing is held inside the breakwall in long beach harbor with similar conditions as pensacola but with more breeze (12-20 kts).
here's the link for this years:    http://www.lbrw.org/
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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 08:22:24 PM »
Tom Burden was also doing some work on Richmond Yacht Club (Septemberish?), but I have not heard anything for a few weeks.

U20's got some good play and the front page of Sailing Anarchy for the Bayview One Design Regatta.

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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 09:24:47 PM »
I am pleased to announce that the Santa Cruz Yacht Club has agreed to host our 2013 Ultimate 20 North Americans, with three days of racing, September 20-22, on the beautiful California waters of Monterey Bay. SCYC is experienced in running major World Championship events for classes such as the 505, Melges 24 and others, including past Ultimate 20 North Americans. They have a comfortable clubhouse that has just been remodeled and expanded, complete with showers, full bar, excellent dining facilities and staff. Launching with dedicated hoist, plenty of rig-up storage for boats on trailers plus limited in-water temporary storage, Grand Banks 32 trawler race committee boat, and additional powerboats. See http://scyc.org/.

If you’re interested in seeing the America’s Cup, it will be taking place about 75 miles away, beginning September 7th. Santa Cruz is a prime vacation spot, with fantastic beaches, redwood forests and great tourist amenities. In the summer months, winds are brisk, but the September/October period offers moderate conditions and reduced fog.

This regatta will be a return to the birthplace of the U20, plus the boats built by Moore, Santa Cruz, Express, Olsen and all the other “Fast Is Fun” classes that changed sailing. Monterey Bay is an incredible natural wonderland, where you can often see whales, dolphins, Orcas, sea otters, and a profusion of wildlife.

Formal proposal is pending to the U20 class. Details to follow.

Tom Burden
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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 04:00:25 PM »
What is happening with North Americans?  Has the class taken any formal action?

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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 06:15:09 PM »
If my Vintage Race schedule repeats next year with the same dates as this year, I will unfortunately miss the U20 NAs

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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 10:42:25 PM »
We are working on firming up the proposal. So far the dates have not changed. Michael I hope your dates change and you can make it since it is much closer than the last 2 NA's for you. The finals for the 34th America's Cup will on at the same time. I am planning to take the week, see some of the action in San Francisco then make the short drive down to Santa Cruz. More information should be coming shortly.

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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 05:32:43 PM »
SCYC has been very busy running an excellent Flying Dutchman Worlds, and we’ll be working out details and getting a website up for the U20 North Americans shortly. Beau Vrolick, the SCYC Regatta Chair, says they’re delighted to have the U20 fleet for the agreed-upon dates.

Was out watching the FD Worlds in my Laser on Saturday, and have been lurking about the harbor all week. The club has done a fantastic job of accommodating 49 boats, five or six containers of gear, and sailors from all over the world.

Racing has been first class. In Santa Cruz the wind shows up fairly reliably around noon. Racing usually goes from 1-4pm. Breeze has been about 8-18 knots. There have been surfable waves in the 3-5' size range. There are also large numbers of dolphins about this time of year.

If that’s not enough, we’ve got the redwoods, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroad, some incredible local wineries and... just a little ways to the north, the America’s Cup http://www.sailinganarchy.com/fringe/2012/wow%202.jpg

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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 07:49:21 PM »
Tom,

I am starting to work on my 2013 calendar and imagine others will be soon as well.  What is the latest?  Need help with anything?

Jay

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Had a great time sailing with you at Pumpkin.

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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 09:11:37 PM »
The event is on the YRA Master Schedule, so it is a definite YES. Will ask for help as we get a little further into winter season. We’re needing to tie up the financial info and get SCYC to communicate this to the U20 class Board. Based on the quality of the Flying Dutchman Worlds, SCYC will do a great job. A website and more info shortly.

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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 07:34:31 PM »
We are currently looking into other options as SCYC is not able to run our North Americans this year.

Stay tuned!

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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2013, 08:31:47 PM »
Who would go if it were to be held in long beach or San Diego  during the summer?  Would the Bay Area boats come south?
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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2013, 08:50:47 PM »
Where ever they go we need to keep the dates the same in my opinion. People have already booked vacation time and such.

Just my $0.01
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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2013, 04:06:28 AM »
What the class needs is a viable proposal. Please fill out the NA's form from the class website and email it to me or Gregg. I agree with Tac, due to the lateness of the scheduling many are already planning to use the September 20-22 dates and we and should try and accommodate those who already are planning to attend. We would like to keep this on the west coast this year, but without a proposal we might have to look at other alternatives.

Thank you all for supporting the class.

Mark
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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 01:35:46 PM »
As discussed with the board, we are setting a March 1st deadline for proposals.  I have submitted a proposal from Racine Yacht Club in Racine, Wisconsin for the same dates.  Sept. 19-22.  We would like to keep it in the West Coast.  So left coasters, lets go!

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Re: 2013 North Americans
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 08:08:11 PM »
Hey Mark,

How about Park City...can we talk the PCSA into hosting?  I like the drive implications related to that venue!  8)