Archive for July, 2012

Amended Race Instructions/NOR

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Just a note to direct your attention to amendments regarding our sailing instructions and Tonini NOR which were posted July 19, 2012.

At our race management meeting we suggested use of the radio on Channel 71 or 72. Our fleet channel will now be Channel 69. Those doing Race Committee are encouraged to use this to communicate with the fleet and to call individual boats over as our fleet is large enough and lines are long enough (if they are an appropriate length) that it is difficult to hear a loud hailer if you are over at the far end of the line. As always, this does not replace the need for flying the appropriate flag and visual signals ultimately govern.

We have clarified the makeup of a protest committee.

Due to growing safety concerns affecting all boats and crew, including sentiments voiced by board members, the commodore and fleet members and to keep our fleet in line with what other fleets are requiring as well as what regatta organizers are routinely now doing, proof of liability insurance is now required for all boats. This brings Fleet 43 into alignment with other sailing groups. This is already a requirement for the upcoming Downeast Regatta so getting insurance now if you don’t already have it will save you a nasty surprise at Downeast Registration. You can email this to Jeff Smith ( or bring it next week.

Both pages can be found by looking at and clicking on the appropriate “event” you want to see under the left hand navigation called “Events” on the home page of:

Why is the Downeast Regatta “Bucket List Worthy?”

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Hey Fleet 43 and Downeast Fans,


We want to know why the Downeast Regatta is bucket list worthy. Please respond to this blog post or our J24 Fleet 43 facebook post and tell us what makes this event so great that it should be on everyone’s Bucket List.


We are hoping to use some of your posts in out tee shirt design development-so get those creative juices flowing!

Thanks for your help.

July 6 Moonlight/Starlight sail

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Our J24 casual/fun sunset race is still planned for July 6th. Meet at PYC at 7 PM for a casual/fun skippers meeting.
We will have at least one boat to shuttle skippers in after the race as the PYC launches will not be running late. If you or anyone you know has a boat with an engine that can be used to ferry people, feel free to bring it. I believe the Handy Boat launch does go until 11:30.