Archive for September, 2007

Empire Reindeer Club X-mas Party

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Hi all.  Just starting to mail out the invites for the x mass party and need all your mailing addresses if you would like to go.  Please email to 

Nick Dambrie

A Sucessful Downeast Weekend; Mr Hankey Wins Tonini

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Thanks to our sponsors and to all those who volunteered (fleet member crews and those outside the fleet) to make the 22nd Annual Downeast Regatta a success.  We had a very strong showing from out of town boats this year and we delivered a fun and competitive regatta.  Many of the away boats were repeat customers from past years, but there were some new faces as well, particularly from Portsmouth.  Although we won’t be hosting the D1 championship next, let’s hope we can build on this year’s great success and attract even more boats next year.

 Congratulations to Lee Buress’ On the Beach for and impressive 3-2-1-2 regatta victory.  Alas, Lee is a D2 member so the D1 champ is . . .

 . . . Andrew Carey’s Mr. Hankey who also walked away as the second place finisher in the Downeast, as the Maine State Champion and Fleet 43 Tonini Series winner.  Talk about a trophy haul.  Team Hankey had an incredible second half of the summer.  After placing 4th in Wednesday Series I, they dominated late-July, August and during the Downeast.  Congratulations to Andrew and the Mr Hankey crew.

 Keep an eye out for the J24 class magazine this winter.  It will feature an article (as it did last year) on the Downeast.

Downeast in 7 Days

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

25 boats registered with 7 days to go to the Downeast / J24 District 1 Championships!

 Don’t forget weigh-in on Friday afternoon. Come down and mingle with the competition “from away”.  Skippers’ meeting on Saturday at 0845.

 It will take all of our efforts to make sure things run smoothly, that the away boats enjoy themselves, that we leave the Club in good shape and that we build on the past success of this regatta.  So, as a reminder, the assignments for each skipper and crew are below. Even if it is not your responsibility, if you see something that needs to get done please pitch in.   

Regatta Mgmt:        Howard /  Carter
Race Mgmt:             Belafonte / Nick Dambrie
Breakfast:                Pit Party / Steve Fernald
Boat Launch / Haul:  Second Chance / Rich DeGranpre
Friday Set up:       Flying Circus / Howard
Friday Clean-up:  Bad Apple / Bruce Morse
Saturday Night Set-up:   AL / Mark Klein,  Barking Spidah / Scott Smithwick
Saturday Clean up:   Flying Chicken / Rich Carlson, Ed Rowe & Mr Hankey / Andrew Carey
Sunday Post-race fare:   Denali / Tony Jessen
Sunday Clean up: Jazzazi / Jim Dodd

Food shopping:    Meg Fenderson / Shelly Paules
Measurement / Keg/Lobstah:    Steph Helms
Registration:        Dan Marston
T-shirts:    Emily Kalkstein / Jess Harris

Transportation:  All (please be wiling to drive away boats to the designated remote parking sites)