Author Topic: NEW U20 Owner!  (Read 5423 times)

Paul Barnett

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NEW U20 Owner!
« on: May 09, 2013, 10:11:12 PM »
I just purchased Hull # 54. She will stay here in Kansas at the Perry Yacht Club except when traveling for regattas. I have been a successful Buccaneer18 sailor and wanted to step up to a sport keel boat to get to the next level. I'm pretty jazzed to get started. I'm pretty sure we'll be commissioning a new name, but haven't decided yet. A boat called "on the rocks" is not a good omen.
Paul
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Clifford Begnaud

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Re: NEW U20 Owner!
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 10:54:20 PM »
Paul,
Congrats on your new boat. You are going to love the U20.
You may not be aware that there is also a U20 fleet in Colorado with a very active regatta series. Why don't you come on over for some high mountain sailing at the Aspen Open regatta on July 14-15, leave your boat here for a few weeks after the regatta and come back for the Dillon Open on Aug 4-5. There are plenty more but those are "must do" regattas.
We are having the Rocky Mountain Shootout regatta coming up on May 18-19 at Cherry Creek reservoir. We would love to have you attend that one too. We'll be happy to help you get up to speed racing the U20. If you need crew we can try to help with that also (no promises though).
Here's a few links:
http://www.aspenyachtclub.com/
http://www.dillonopen.com/
http://www.denversailing.org/
best regards,
Cliff
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Mark Allen

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Re: NEW U20 Owner!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 12:58:50 AM »
Paul,
  Congratulations on the purchase and welcome to the U20 family! Please reach out to myself or other owners if we can answer any questions. Have fun and fair winds.

Cheers!

Mark Allen
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William Mendel

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Re: NEW U20 Owner!
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 06:51:56 PM »
We are excited to have Paul. We are planning on making the Dillion open. There are now 3 U20s at lake Perry in Kansas.
Bill Mendel
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Keith Ziegler

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Re: NEW U20 Owner!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 01:32:00 PM »
Congrats on the boat and as far as the name  On The Rocks we used it last year in the Red Fox Regatta and won our class and were fisrt overall for the fleet the last day!

Keith
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Chuck Ballew

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Re: NEW U20 Owner!
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 02:22:46 PM »
Congrats on the new boat Paul. Hope you have many years of fun with her.
Chuck Ballew
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Paul Barnett

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Re: NEW U20 Owner!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 07:06:35 PM »
Today we made the call! I'm renaming her "Smoke On The Water".

Brian Denney

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Re: NEW U20 Owner!
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 11:57:51 AM »
Congrats Paul! Looking forward to racing against you and Bill.

Brian
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Gregg Henning

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Re: NEW U20 Owner!
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 03:33:30 PM »
Smoke on the Water!!!! Awesome and welcome!