Discussions on everything about the J/30 Sailboat!
With your one stop source
The J/30 Marketplace
Join or Renew
Class Membership
Search

September
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Newest Members
tfrikker, Phil Spletter, kvaschik, mattjenPDX71, loic
918 Registered Users
Crew Manager Boat Websites

Boat Website subscriptions with
Crew Scheduling & Notifications

Created by former J/30 Rhapsody owner

West Marine Affiliate Link

West Marine - The worlds largest boating supply company!
J/30 Class Affiliate Program

J/30 Social Network
Popular Topics(Views)
847,314 Dacron Main
128,589 Ananda's Refit
Forum Statistics
Forums28
Topics3,748
Posts18,333
Members918
Most Online223
Dec 17th, 2019
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Southern New England Disrict Annual Meeting #16075
02/09/15 10:33 AM
02/09/15 10:33 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Somerset, MA
mjr Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
mjr  Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Somerset, MA
Happy New Year all J/30 sailors,

I hope this finds you all well and coping with this brutal cold and snow we've been experiencing. I'd swear I saw Nemesis shivering in the back yard the other day. So of course that must mean it's time for our annual J/30 Class, Southern New England District meeting so we can start planning for this summer's sailing events. While I know you all love to get out in the cold to come to these to eat pizza and review the various reports and schedules first hand, we do also try to add an interesting aspect to the meetings to make sure nobody gets bored (As if that's possible). So this year, the meeting will be at the Bristol Yacht Club on Thursday, March 5th, and we will be bringing in Brad Read, President of US Sailing, who will give us a presentation on the Volvo Ocean Race. As you may know, Bristol Yacht Club member, Charlie Enright, is the skipper of the US / Turkey flagged boat Alvimedica, so the race is very special here. Brad is very close to Charlie so he should have a lot of insight available nowhere else.

The club and the bar will be open by 5:30, and our meeting will be held upstairs in the club house at 6:00. Brad starts his presentation at 7:00, and we will be joined by members of the yacht club for the Volvo Race presentation who will be there for the BYC bi-weekly "Thirsty Thursday" dinner that evening. We will be providing pizza at the meeting, but if you want more, you are welcome to partake in quite a good catered dinner that will be served for $15.00 each. That dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:00, so there should be no problem getting there between our meeting and Brad's presentation.

Feel free to bring your crew too and PLEASE RSVP with the number of people who will be attending so we can make sure we have enough food. And if you want to participate in the dinner, you must give me a head count for that no later than the Tuesday before. That is catered, after all. Payment for the dinner will be cash at the table.

The meeting will cover the usual class business, reports, election of District Officers (Still looking for volunteers) as well as the 2015 race schedule and cruising opportunities for our district.


Regional Open Regatta and NA's

In 2012 we introduced the SNE Regional Regatta in Newport which was an incredible success with 14 boats participating. At that time we wanted to hold this regatta on all years when the North Americans are NOT being hosted by our district. This is technically another one of those years. The regatta will be held at and run by the Barrington YC on July 25 and 26. You can register for that regatta now by going into the J/30 website - J30.org, and clicking on and following the J/30 SNE open Regatta link on the right. I say that this is technically an off year for the NA's because the Northern New England District is hosting the NA's this year, but the venue is actually at a Southern New England District site - The Beverly Yacht Club in Marion Ma. That is being held on September 24-27. Yes, Buzzards Bay in late September. Should be a blast!

I'm also looking into another opportunity for a slightly different type of regatta for us on June 28. Bristol YC is running the Sea-Sprite North Americans, and since there will be a Race Committee available, my friends in the club's J/22's class and I looked at this as another opportunity for a race. But what I am thinking of is a "Sprint Race" for us. Being that it is on a Sunday right after another local regatta - the Twenty-Hundred Club's around Aquidneck Island Race on Saturday, there might be a crew issue. So this would be a regatta made up of a lot of very short, non-spinnaker races. This way you can race with 4 or 5 people and get 6 to 9 starts in one day, followed by burgers and dogs at the yacht club. Again, this is a totally notional format at this time and I would want to discuss this further with all of you at the meeting. We have the date and the RC, so let's take advantage of it.


Let us know
Give some thought about racing in the Regional Regatta and get back to me with what you think your level of participation will be with it. Hopefully by recalling the great experiences of past regattas at this location you would be inclined to participate. OR you can provide your boat as a loaner for others who would otherwise not race. In this way, you usually can race with them and learn an enormous amount about racing J/30's if you are new to the boat or to racing in general.


I'm looking forward to seeing you at the annual meeting and starting the ball rolling into another successful racing season in 2015.

Wishing you a safe and successful new year,
Mark Rotsky
J/30 Class Southern New England District Governor


Mark Rotsky
Nemesis 435
NBYA - Narragansett Bay Yachting Association
Narragansett Bay Yachting Association
The Regional Sailing Authority for Narragansett Bay & Adjacent Waters
The J/30 SNE District is an NBYA One Design Class member

NBYA Website
NBYA One Design Page
NBYA Store
Re: Southern New England Disrict Annual Meeting [Re: mjr] #16114
02/25/15 04:52 PM
02/25/15 04:52 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 33
Pocasset, MA 02559
Bill Veno Offline
Senior Member
Bill Veno  Offline
Senior Member
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 33
Pocasset, MA 02559
Hi Mark,

Please count Waltzing Matilda in on the 2015 So NE J/30 meeting on March 5. There will be three of us attending - which sometimes is as many as we can muster for a race! But let me not digress ... we're looking forward to the meeting next week!

Many thanks,

Bill Veno
Waltzing Matilda


Waltzing Matilda
Re: Southern New England Disrict Annual Meeting [Re: mjr] #16122
03/03/15 07:01 PM
03/03/15 07:01 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 11
Warren, RI
Sunrise Offline
Member
Sunrise  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 11
Warren, RI
Hi Mark
Wicked would like to come and bring 2 crew

thanks
steve


Steve Higginbottom Sr.
Re: Southern New England Disrict Annual Meeting [Re: mjr] #16127
03/05/15 04:46 PM
03/05/15 04:46 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Somerset, MA
mjr Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
mjr  Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Somerset, MA
Tonight's SNE Annual meeting is being postponed. We are rescheduling for April 2. Same time, same place. Brad Read has already agreed to join us then as well.

Be safe out there tonight.
Mark


Mark Rotsky
Nemesis 435
Re: Southern New England Disrict Annual Meeting [Re: mjr] #16143
03/11/15 12:58 PM
03/11/15 12:58 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Somerset, MA
mjr Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
mjr  Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Somerset, MA
All,
Looks like we have to make one last change to our meeting schedule as Brad Read had a prior engagement on the 2nd. So we will meet once again at the Bristol Yacht Club on Thursday, April 16 at 6:00pm in the upstairs meeting room, and then go downstairs for Brad's Volvo Ocean Race presentation starting at 7:00. If all goes well - A) it won't snow, and B) Brad will be able to get a call through to Charlie Enright from Brazil for us.

As before, please let me know if you will be coming, and if you will be bringing anyone else. Also, if you want to partake in the Bristol catered dinner for $15.00 per head (to be paid at the door), I need to know that so I can make sure they have enough meals for you. No, I'm not paying for your catered dinner, but I will be supplying pizza upstairs. And the cash bar will also be open by 5:30.

Maybe in mid-April we can have some more timely boat preparation discussions, and if anyone wants to submit their or anyone else's name for one of the district officer jobs, please be prepared to do so.

Hope to see you there.
Mark


Mark Rotsky
Nemesis 435
2015 Southern New England Disrict Annual Meeting [Re: mjr] #16145
03/12/15 10:16 AM
03/12/15 10:16 AM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 2,604
Portsmouth, RI
Rhapsody #348 Online content
Past J/30 Class President
Rhapsody #348  Online Content
Past J/30 Class President
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 2,604
Portsmouth, RI
For those like me who have a hard time seeing the details...

Subject: J/30 SNE Annual Meeting and VOR Presentation with Brad Read - Pizza served

Date: Thursday 16 April

Time: 5:30pm cash bar opens, 6pm Meeting, 7pm VOR presentation

Location: Bristol YC - meeting is upstairs, bar is downstairs

Optional: Bristol YC dinner 6:30-7:00 $15 per person paid at door, but reservations required.

Please RSVP to Mark Rotsky with headcount of those attending. Your crew is welcome to attend

Re: 2015 Southern New England Disrict Annual Meeting [Re: mjr] #16192
04/08/15 12:51 PM
04/08/15 12:51 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Somerset, MA
mjr Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
mjr  Offline OP
Southern New England District Governor
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 52
Somerset, MA
Just another reminder that we will be holding our J/30 Association annual meeting at the Bristol YC on Thursday, April 16 (Yes, that's next week). Meeting time is 6:00 and we still have Brad Read providing his updated presentation about the Volvo Ocean Race starting at 7:00.

Please let me know ASAP if you will be coming, and if you will be bringing someone with you.

The weather is battling to hang on to Winter, but it's starting to give up. Lets be ready to race when it does.
See you there,
Mark Rotsky


Mark Rotsky
Nemesis 435
Re: 2015 Southern New England Disrict Annual Meeting [Re: mjr] #16214
04/16/15 10:53 AM
04/16/15 10:53 AM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 33
Pocasset, MA 02559
Bill Veno Offline
Senior Member
Bill Veno  Offline
Senior Member
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 33
Pocasset, MA 02559
Hi Mark,

I thought I had responded to this re-scheduled J/30 meeting - but I may be thinking of the original "snow date" that got cancelled.
We (Waltzing Matilda) are coming to the meeting tonight with three people, including myself. Looking forward to seeing you all this evening.

Bill Veno
Waltzing Matilda


Waltzing Matilda

Moderated by  mjr 

Who's Online Now
1 registered members (NaturalHigh), 33 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Photos
Truckin'
Endeavour (246) Sailing in Prince Edward Island
First cruise
Fotos Regatas 2017 Tomine Colombia
Regata Armada Tomine Colombia Julio 2017
Recent Posts
Anchor - type and size
by NaturalHigh. 09/22/20 06:49 PM
Propane Locker
by NaturalHigh. 09/22/20 06:47 PM
Main Dacron heavy St Michael's sail
by Sts. 09/21/20 06:58 PM
Steller J for sale
by Pabs. 09/20/20 04:08 PM
Main sail for sale
by Sts. 09/18/20 08:57 PM
What's in the boom for the outhaul?
by Gary Krogman. 09/13/20 07:06 PM
Spinnaker pole for sail
by Sts. 09/11/20 05:32 PM
#3 Genoa kevlar for sale
by Sts. 09/11/20 05:09 PM
#1 Genoa
by Sts. 09/11/20 05:00 PM
Spinnacker for sale
by Sts. 09/11/20 04:14 PM
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1