Author Topic: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2014 (With Results)  (Read 14034 times)

Steve Rose

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 72
Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2014 (With Results)
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:57:51 PM »
Results

EASTER REGATTA 2014 4/18/-4/21
Ultimate 20's = Throw out
PLACE Owner Sail # Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race7 Race 8 Total Place
1 Tim Dunton           139   1 3 6 3 2 1 2 1 2 14 1
2 Keith Zeigler          173  DNS 2  1 1 2 4 4 1 15 2
3 BJ Jones                151  1      4  2 3 4 1 3 5 19 3
4 Jordan Wiggins       50   2      3  4 5 5 3 2 3 22 4
5 Don Corey              57   4      1  7 7 3 7 5 4 31 5
6 Chuck Ballew          58   5      7  5 6 6 5 7 6 40 6
7 Steve Rose            227  6      5  6 4 DNS 6 8 DNF 45 7
8 Chet Weisenmyer 148   8      9  9 8 7 8 8 7 55 8
9 Michael Smith        136   7      8  8 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 63 9


[Update] The NOR update, inviting the U20's, and the U20 Registration Form are now attached.

When I get back to the after racing at Lake Norman CKOD, I t stopped by the club and dropped of the boat and ended having a beer (or two) with one of our senior members who is a diehard  J/24 sailor. The conversation turned to Easter Regatta which our club has put on for 40+ years. The first 20 years or s0 were on E-scows, and the rest have been J/24s. The regatta has gone from 50 boats in its heyday to mid to high 20s now more recently. The regatta need to grow to stay profitable but growth probably isn't going to come from J/24's. He had an interesting suggestion:  Add an Ultimate 20 fleet to Easter Regatta.

Easter is the big regatta in Columbia. We take care of the sailors, the race committees are consistently good and it a well run regatta. There are boat from all over the East Coast.

It's a 3 day regatta (Friday - Sunday) always on Easter weekend. (duh.) For the last five or six years the liquor has been supplied by the local U20 fleet from a blender with a huge U20 sticker on it. The J's like us.  Easter Regatta is April 17-20 next year. We can arrange for boat storage at the club, places for people to stay for the regatta and boat transportation to Charleston Race.

steve 

So... What I am asking for is a list of U20's that are interested in attending the next Easter Regatta.

I like to bring this up to our board but I need to have a idea of how many boats would show up if this would happen. I'm not asking for any commitments. I just want to get an idea of the interest in trying this.



« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 03:23:09 PM by Steve Rose »
#50 Running with Scissors
#227 You Sassy B!
Goombay Blender!

Emily Jones

  • Associate
  • U20 Virgin
  • *
  • Posts: 18
Re: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 08:00:38 PM »
Thanks Steve.  BJ and i would be interested, but i think we need to promote either the Easter REgatta or Charleston as i don't think many people from out of the SE will be able to commit to both.  The Easter Regatta would provide a great event for the U20's to race in, far less costly than CRW and with less hassle to launch and dock.  CRW is a lot of fun, good to connect with sailors from across the US and to enjoy Charelston if folks are looking for a winter escape.  It has become a regatta for those with really deep pockets - witness all the pros. Discussion?

Chuck Ballew

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 61
Re: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 12:33:03 AM »
I believe we would be able to participate that week. It would be fun to see a big turn out in Columbia. It's a really nice club with good parking, launch ramps and great facilities.
Chuck Ballew
U20 #58 "Mischief"

Billy Ellis

  • #99
  • Active Member
  • U20 Enthusiast
  • **
  • Posts: 160
Re: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 03:25:52 PM »
I did not do a traveling regatta last year and was planning to go north this spring for Charleston. I would much prefer going to Easter in Columbia if the class decides to do it as opposed to Charleston. I sailed at Lake Murray a few years ago and it is a first rate club. My work and kids schedule is really tight so I like the idea easier logistics.

Steve Rose

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 72
Re: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 01:15:05 AM »
Easter Regatta For U20's is not a done deal. We'll have to get enough boats to commit ahead soon, like December, to show that we can actually bring the boats to the regatta. 7 or 8 won't do it. We'll probably need to 10+ commits.

Billy, see the Pensacola thread I just started.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2013, 01:18:49 AM by Steve Rose »
#50 Running with Scissors
#227 You Sassy B!
Goombay Blender!

Don Corey

  • Active Member
  • U20 Enthusiast
  • **
  • Posts: 145
Re: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 02:36:58 AM »
The Outrigger Yacht Club contingent of the Lake Norman U20 fleet have committed to the CSC Easter Regatta should this happen.  This includes Juhl/Hartwell #75, Richard Mayberry #21 and Don Corey #25.  So now it appears as though we have 9 or 10 committed for the event with only one LNYC U20 responding.
Frankly I feel this could be the U20 alternative to Charleston Race Week, maybe a good thing.  Less expensive entry fee, no tides, friendly club, no current, free dockage, fresh water, less expensive accommodations, more I'm sure.  Downside, it just ain't Charleston.
The three of us will probably not be attending CRW regardless.


The opinions expressed above are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views held by any other members of the U20 Class Association.   
« Last Edit: November 21, 2013, 02:52:19 PM by Don Corey »
Don Corey   #25  fore 
U20 Class member since 1997

Billy Ellis

  • #99
  • Active Member
  • U20 Enthusiast
  • **
  • Posts: 160
Re: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 03:21:20 AM »
Upside, it just ain't Charleston. At least during CRW.

Steve Rose

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 72
Re: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 08:08:53 PM »
I'm going to close out this thread since there won't be quite enough participation to justify this.
#50 Running with Scissors
#227 You Sassy B!
Goombay Blender!

Chuck Ballew

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 61
Re: Maybe next year... (was: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013)
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 08:16:42 PM »
Steve, how many boats do we need for a U20 one design start??
Chuck Ballew
U20 #58 "Mischief"

Billy Ellis

  • #99
  • Active Member
  • U20 Enthusiast
  • **
  • Posts: 160
Re: Maybe next year... (was: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013)
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 12:55:20 AM »
I am or was planning on this regatta. Anyone else? I can't do Charleston so what else is on the table?

Tim Dunton

  • Wannabees
  • U20 Youngster
  • *
  • Posts: 27
Re: Maybe next year... (was: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013)
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2013, 10:50:40 AM »
Steve
Check you inbox...pm sent

Steve Rose

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 72
Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2014
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 03:48:40 PM »
OK, there seems to be some more interest in Easter Regatta since the New Year.

I'm in contact with the Regatta Chairman about getting an official invitation for the U20 class. (By the way, the regatta chairman is Alex Bolan who a lot of you have met before racing on my boats.)

#50 Running with Scissors
#227 You Sassy B!
Goombay Blender!

Chuck Ballew

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 61
Re: Maybe next year... (was: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013)
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2014, 06:51:20 AM »
Where can we sign up Steve
Chuck Ballew
U20 #58 "Mischief"

Steve Rose

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 72
Re: Maybe next year... (was: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2013)
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2014, 03:39:44 PM »
They're working on the NOR now.
#50 Running with Scissors
#227 You Sassy B!
Goombay Blender!

Steve Rose

  • Active Member
  • U20 Middle Lifer
  • **
  • Posts: 72
Re: Columbia Sail Club Easter Regatta 2014
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2014, 07:03:15 PM »
The NOR update (inviting the U20's) and registration should be going on the website today or tomorrow.

The registration fee is more than I hoped, around $200. This is to keep it in line with the J/24's registration fee of $300. Each registrations includes arrival refreshments (Dark & Stormys or Mt. Gay) & weekend beer bracelets & dinner Friday and Saturday for skipper and crew and racing. And Goombays.

We've arranged for the U20's to get discounts off the published cost as needed. We're thinking a $50-$75 discount per boat to help build attendance this year.

cheers!
steve
#50 Running with Scissors
#227 You Sassy B!
Goombay Blender!