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Jeff Jones

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2012 Circuit Schedule
« on: January 06, 2012, 04:09:31 PM »
These are the circuit events, there will probably be another 1/2 dozen OD starts across the state in 2012.   

Here it is, with my colorful commentary of course.

Mardi Gras Race Week Feb 23 - 26 (Friday, Sat and Sunday)
* Already 18 boat's signed up, i'm expecting over 20.  This was a fantastic regatta last year.  It's growing rapidly, could be one of the largest regatta's on the Gulf at some point.  This is kind of turning into a sporty event - we'll be joined by a fleet of new VX Id's and moth's this year, which will be cool. 
Leukemia Cup May 5,6  (Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club)
* Joe Sircely, an ex and future viper owner is rolling out the red carpet for us on this one.  I'll ask Joe if he can give us a short blurb about what they have planned for us this year and put it in the newsletter.  DCYC is a great club and this is a worthy cause.
Corpus Christi Regatta June 9,10  (Corpus Christi)
* A June regatta in corpus, perfect!   It'll be warm, but a good chance the breeze will be on.  CCYC is trying to build a large regatta in what i believe is one of the best places on earth to sail.  We will again this year be sharing a line with a rowdy J24 crowd - which was cool last year.  They finished the 24's upwind which they like, and added a downwind leg for viper kicks..    They will also be adding a PHRF fleet but that will be on a different course.  Cool, because the party will be bigger and if you cant stand the viper or J24 crowd, you'll have options.   RC work was fantastic.  Cant wait for this one, and i'm very happy the viper fleet will be able to support CCYC in their effort to promote sailing down there!
HYC One Design Regatta September 22, 23 (Houston Yacht Club)
* Big one last year, going to be bigger this year.  Maybe 20 + vipers at this one...  that's a reality, not a goal.  So let's set a goal to have 30 boats.   I know there is are two boat's in new orleans that are looking to travel to some houston regatta's this year.   Last year this was a 100 boat regatta, based on feedback it might be a 150 boat regatta in 2012.   Pat Gibson has invited all the viper sailors to a party at this house Friday evening (kidding pat)
GBCA Compass Bank Regatta  October 6, 7 (Galveston Bay)
* Two weeks after the HYC regatta, same location (galveston bay).  Probably be able to leave our boats down there and rigged so this is a no-brainer.  GBCA always puts on a good party.... uh um, regatta i mean.  Last year they had a big tent set up, great dinner / drinks.   
Wurstfest Regatta November 10,11 (Lake Canyon)
* What else can you say about wurstfest, except Owen (my 12 year old) got to eat pork-chop on a stick, a giant turkey leg and giant German sausage during our visit down-town Friday.  What else can you ask for!  Oh ya, we also sailed.  What better than to cap the year off with what might be one of the most challenging venues in Texas.  I understand that Borer's going to non-skid his keel for this one

Drake Borer

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Re: 2012 Circuit Schedule
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 04:29:01 PM »
I said "skid marks"(gibson's as I ran over his new sails), not non skid