Archive for the ‘Regatta’ Category

News from District 1

Monday, January 21st, 2013
1) District 1 Championships will be hosted by fleet 139 in Portsmouth, NH on June 1st and 2nd.  Please mark your calendars.  This will be a World Qualifier to Newport Worlds in 2014.
2) Take some time to check out and join the new District 1 Blog at the link below.  The goal is to share what is going on in D1.  Please send any news, photos etc., and I will post them for you.
3) Fleets Meet on the Slopes Reminder.  So far we have 15 folks confirmed and coming, would love to have more.  See details below.
Where: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
When: February 2nd-3rd, 2013
What: We are hoping to gather a great group of J24 sailors from Districts 1 and 2 for a fun weekend on the slopes of Loon Mountain.
Friday Night: As folks get into town we can meet up at the local pub for refreshments at the            Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery  http://www.woodstockinnnh.com/
Saturday: Breakfast on your own.
  • Outdoor Adventure Center has tons to offer: Skating, Snow Shoeing, Cross Country Skiing, snow tubing and zip line.  Rentals for all activities are available too. They are open from 10am to 8pm on Saturday and 10 to 4 pm on Sunday.
    Winter Adventure Packages, which include everything, are $49 a day.   http://www.loonmtn.com/info/winter/advctr.aspx
  • Watch the “King of the East” Snowboard competition.
Saturday Night: Mike Sudofsky has kindly offered his place for a Saturday Night Pot Luck and get together.
                           4-2 Rachel Court, Loonbrook, Lincoln, NH
                           Please bring a Pot Luck item to share and BYOB
Later Saturday Night: If folks are interested the band “6 Foot Sunday” will be playing in the Bunyan Room at Loon starting at 8:30 pm-no cover!
Sunday: Breakfast at Wilderness Inn B & B http://www.loonmtn.com/info/winter/rates_tickets.aspx or on your own.
  • Ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or skate at Loon or hit the road and head home.
Accommodations:
Inn Seasons Group does rentals http://www.innseason.com/isr/Default.aspx
or check out Loon Accommodations Web Page http://www.loonmtn.com/info/winter/lodging.aspx
If you are planning to attend the “Fleets Meet on the Slopes” Weekend, please RSVP to Molly White at mollyfrommaine@yahoo.com with the number in your party and what you plan to bring to the potluck.
Look forward to seeing everyone!

Downeast Volunteer Duties & Reminders

Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Hello Everyone and thank you for helping out with the Downeast Regatta this year!  Here you will find the latest list of volunteer jobs and details and times.  Please look it over carefully and share it with any of your crew that are listed.   Also, please let me know if you have any questions.
We always could use extra help with clean up and bar-tending…so if you see a place you could lend a hand, please do.
We hope that everyone that is at the club Wednesday Night for racing will be willing to take a few minutes to set up the tables and chairs under the tent.  The idea being “many hands makes light work.” Thanks for your help on this.
Thank you all for your extra help, I know it is a lot to do and race in a regatta as well.  Your hard work does not go unnoticed!
Molly & Jess

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.

Downeast Tee Shirt Designs Wanted

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Hey Fleet 43 & Friends!

As you know planning is in the works for the Downeast Regatta is underway.  We have had a lot of success selling merchandise, especially shirts.
We are looking for some fresh ideas for the regatta shirt this year-so if you are at all artistic/graphic send us a design idea.
Parameters:
  • Shirt designs usually consist of about 3 to 4 colors
  • Shirts are usually colored so one of the colors can be the background color
  • Designs are usually done on the back of the shirt, if your design is elsewhere, let us know.
  • Design can be submitted in any format, most ideal is VECTOR ART
  • Please submit designs to Molly White mollyfrommaine@yahoo.com or 277Woodford Street, Portland, ME 04103 by June 1st so we can market the image in our event promotion.
  • The committee discussed incorporating lobster pots into the shirt but we are open to any ideas!
It would be great to get so many ideas that we will have designs for years to come.
Looking forward to some great ideas!

Downeast T-Shirt Design Contest

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Hey Fleet 43 & Friends!
As you know planning is in the works for the Downeast Regatta is underway.  We have had a lot of success selling merchandise, especially shirts.
We are looking for some fresh ideas for the regatta shirt this year-so if you are at all artistic/graphic send us a design idea.
Parameters:
  • Shirt designs usually consist of about 3 to 4 colors
  • Shirts are usually colored so one of the colors can be the background color
  • Designs are usually done on the back of the shirt, if your design is elsewhere, let us know.
  • Design can be submitted in any format, most ideal is VECTOR ART
  • Please submit designs to Molly White mollyfrommaine@yahoo.com or 277Woodford Street, Portland, ME 04103 by June 1st so we can market the image in our event promotion.
  • The committee discussed incorporating lobster pots into the shirt but we are open to any ideas!
It would be great to get so many ideas that we will have designs for years to come.
Looking forward to some great ideas!

2011 Downeast Regatta is blowing up!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The 2011 Downeast Regatta is blowing up in a good way!

We have 30 boats currently registered with a promise of at least 5 more to come, but the way entries are rolling in today we could possibly have 40 boats sailing in this years Downeast Regatta!  That would be 10 more than Nationals and North Americans saw this year.

If you are a fleet member and have not registered yet, please do so!

If you or any one you know is able to house a J24 crew of 5 please let me know ASAP (mollyfrommaine@yahoo.com).  We have already housed 9 boats and have requests for more housing.  It would be great not to have to turn people away.

Thanks everyone for your help and support to make this event such a great attraction!

 

J24 Doublehanded Regatta is coming your way!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Shorthanded and Family Sailing Fun!

Fleet 43 is hosting the 2011 J24, PHRF, and Family Fun Double handed Regatta on Sunday August 7, 2011 at the Portland Yacht Club

OPEN TO ALL BOATS!!

Come take on the challenge of sailing “double handed” on the shores of Casco Bay.

This is a great opportunity to show off your J24 skills, prepare for the Double handed division of the Monhegan, and spend quality time with family and friends.

There will be three different classes:

  • J24 Double Handed Championship – this event is a part of the Fleet 43 Tonini Series and will use main, jib and spinnaker. (Windward Leeward Racing)
  • 2nd Annual Family Fun Race – Double handed or with your family, using main and jib only, racers will sail a distance course around Chebeague Island. This is a “just for fun” race, with only three marks to round – perfect for Novice Sailors – No PHRF Certificate is required. (Approximate Race Length – 15 Miles)
  • NEW! 1st Annual Casco Bay Race – A PHRF Double Handed Distance Race – Using Main, Jib and Spinnaker, the sailors will sail a longer distance course around Casco Bay and will help prepare participants for the upcoming Monhegan Island Race Double Handed Division. (Approximate Race Length – 30 Miles)

Casco Bay Race Starts at 10:30 am, Family Fun and J24 racing starts at Noon. Registration begins at 8:30 am for the Casco Bay Race and 10:30 am for the Family Fun and J24 Races. Registration fee is $20 ($25 for crews of more than two) and a side dish or dessert for the pot luck BBQ.

After racing enjoy Fleet sponsored “Sailor Jerry Rum”, burgers, dogs and other potluck items at the Portland Yacht Club. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! For More information or to register your boat, contact Molly White at mollyfrommaine@yahoo.com.

Monhegan One Design

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Hey Fleet 43,

As part of this year’s Monhegan Race Week, PYC is hosting a one-design regatta for  Etchelles and J24s.

The Etchelles will be doing Windward/Leewards on Saturday the J24s have a choice of doing that as well or a long distance race out to Halfway Rock and finish at the actual Monhegan Finish Line.

If I could get a count of what you would prefer and if you plan to participate, that would be great!

Thanks Everyone!

 

Race Management Night

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Hello Everyone,

Hopefully a member from each boat (or more) is planning to attend our Race Management Night.

It will begin promptly at 6:00 pm at PYC so please be on time.

We plan to do a rotation of three groups, each rotation lasting about 20 minutes, having all three end by 7:00pm.  At which point we will have drinks, snacks and questions in the Captain’s room.

If there are any particular questions you may have that you wish to have addressed or things you want to make sure we review, please email me (mollyfrommaine@yahoo.com) before 3:00pm on Wednesday and I will pass them on to our presenters.

I have broken the fleet up into three groups, they are listed below as well as the station that they will be starting with at 6:00pm.

Group 1: At PYC Dock
Flying Circus, Draco, Steve, Pit Party, and Second Chance

Group 2: On PYC Porch
Mr. Hankey, Flying Chicken, Bouncing Betty, Impetuous, and Wabi Sabi

Group 3: In Captain’s Room
Denali, McGee, Al, Barkin Spidah, and Bad Apple

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Molly

Downeast Planning Meeting

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Hey Everyone,

Don’t forget that we are getting together at Rich Ketchum’s house (just up from the Yacht Club on Old Powerhouse Road in Falmouth) to work on Downeast Planning.

As I have said before, Jess and I welcome any to attend this meeting and help us plan and generate ideas.  The more the merrier!

Hope to see you on Monday the 11th at 6:00 pm

Thanks!