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2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta #13186
03/07/12 04:14 PM
03/07/12 04:14 PM
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Somerset, MA
mjr Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
mjr  Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
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Somerset, MA
Dear Southern New England District J/30 sailors,

As most of you know, we are working to put together our own District Championship Regatta this year. Our goal is to maximize participation by our district members while we are also leaving the regatta open to sailors from other nearby districts. This would be a Saturday/Sunday event with a BBQ or Grill dinner available on the Saturday night. To this end, we are currently looking at two options for venue and timing. Either or Newport YC on July 21/22, or Barrington YC on July 28/29. Each venue has its logistical plusses and minuses. Also, the racing itself at either venue will be great as Newport can take us to either Halfway Rock, or outside the bay, and Barrington would have us in the vicinity of Ohio Ledge, the likely location area for the 2013 NA's.

At this time we need your help in determining which venue/date would attract the most participation.
You should know that we are anticipating that the entry fee if at Barrington would be around $75.oo per boat, and Newport would be between $75.00 and $150.00 per boat. This covers only RC and trophy costs and does not include food or drink, although sponsors may be available for some beverages. Each site would have a pay per head BBQ or Grill for dinners.

In order to make the best decision for us all, I need your input as to whether you would likely (No commitment at this time) sign up for this regatta if it were held at Newport, and then again if it were held at Barrington based on the conditions listed above. And if you could briefly tell me your reasons for each (Why, or why not) it would be very helpful.

Thanks, and hope to get our final decision out to you soon. The quicker you respond, the quicker we can make the decision.

Mark Rotsky
J/30 Southern New England District Governor


Mark Rotsky
Nemesis 435
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Re: 2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta [Re: mjr] #13187
03/07/12 04:30 PM
03/07/12 04:30 PM
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Newport and Naples
Cap'n Vic Offline
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Newport. I have extra mooring right off Ann St pier available for participant. for that matter anyone who is looking to visit newport ... it might be available at no charge for J30 members with J30.

Barrington would depend on a front coming through that weekend.


Re: 2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta [Re: mjr] #13188
03/07/12 04:42 PM
03/07/12 04:42 PM
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Portsmouth, RI
Rhapsody #348 Online content
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I prefer Newport YC 21/22 July for the following reasons:

1. I'm selfish - it's closer to home and I don't need to travel up the bay
2. I think it will draw more people from Buzzards Bay, Marblehead and LIS since the distance for delivery is less.
3. 27/28 July conflicts the Newport Jazz festival anchor and drinkathon off Fort Adams and the EGYC Regatta

On a side note - if this J/30 OD event draws more boats than just the standard NBYA participants, it could be thought of as a regional event replacing the now defunct Larchmont NOOD. Remember the Newport NOOD in 1997 that was also the NAs???
I believe the NOOD registration fees are anywhere from $200-$500 depending on the venue. I'd have no problem if the registration fee was $150 for the race related costs on a weekend event if we could get 10 plus boats on the line.

Like Vic - I can come up with some guest moorings and possibly a slip at the Navy Marina in Newport to help out of town folks. The guest mooring would be no charge. The slip would be at transient rates that I'd have to check on.

Re: 2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta [Re: mjr] #13191
03/07/12 05:03 PM
03/07/12 05:03 PM
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Somerset, MA
mjr Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
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Southern New England District Governor
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Somerset, MA
To clarify, The Newport Jazz Fest is not an issue as 27/28 July is not an option in Newport. Only 21/22. Barrington would be 27/28 if chosen.
Mark


Mark Rotsky
Nemesis 435
Re: 2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta [Re: mjr] #13192
03/07/12 05:13 PM
03/07/12 05:13 PM
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Posts: 2,604
Portsmouth, RI
Rhapsody #348 Online content
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Rhapsody #348  Online Content
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Posts: 2,604
Portsmouth, RI
Actually Mark - rafting up at the Newport Jazz Festival is an opportunity for anyone in addition to the 21 / 22 July regatta option. Rhapsody should be there cool

Newport YC has the Solo Twin regatta on 27/28 July, thus the real reason for not being an optional regatta date in Newport.

Re: 2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta [Re: mjr] #13193
03/07/12 07:16 PM
03/07/12 07:16 PM
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Highland Park, NJ
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Blue Meanie would probably be there if the regatta is on the 21/22nd-I don't think we can make the 28th. You may also get a couple of other RYC boats. Sounds like fun! I'm hoping some kind of reasonably priced mooring space can be found!


Steve Buzbee
Blue Meanie J/30 #485
Re: 2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta [Re: mjr] #13194
03/07/12 08:01 PM
03/07/12 08:01 PM
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Posts: 19
Marion, MA USA
Bill Saltonstall Offline
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Marion, MA USA
Arbella might be able to participate if regatta is held in Newport July 21, 22. The later weekend does not work for us. How about one or two others from Buzzards Bay? We would need a mooring for Fri, Sat, and Sunday nights.
Regards, Bill Saltonstall

Re: 2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta [Re: mjr] #13195
03/07/12 08:45 PM
03/07/12 08:45 PM
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Salem, MA USA
Luke Buxton Offline
Past Northern New England District Governor
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Salem, MA USA
Evelyn votes for July 21,22.


Luke Buxton
Evelyn Hull #179
Re: 2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta [Re: mjr] #13197
03/08/12 12:29 AM
03/08/12 12:29 AM
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Milford, CT
sjans Offline
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Milford, CT
guys, guys,
why are we hearing about this only now??
wish I could be there..... 21,22

maybe make it an annual thing? so we can put it on the books for next year....

Stefan Jans
Pale Rider 519

Re: 2012 Southern N.E. District Championship Regatta [Re: sjans] #13199
03/08/12 10:26 AM
03/08/12 10:26 AM
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Barrington, RI
cstoddard Offline
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Barrington, RI
2013 the N/A's will be July 25 thru 28th @ Barrington so there will be no regional event but we do want to make a regional a yearly event on years when the N/A's are not on Narragansett Bay


Charlie Stoddard
Falcon #229
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