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Offline Tim Gardner

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Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« on: February 08, 2016, 09:20:20 AM »
There is upcoming on May 21st a sailing race in which I would like to see a showing of ComPac-O-Nauts and their mighty vessels.  I'm participating with my 19 and will likely need a crew member or two to help.

The 50K Around the Lake Race will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. Participants will have an opportunity to raise donations for this charity and compete in an epic sailboat race on SML. The race will start off Pelican Point, sail up the Roanoke River to the bridge, back down to the dam, around Rock Island and then sail up the Blackwater River to the Gills Creek and finish off Pelican Point. Total distance is 33 miles.

Race will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 21st., 2016. Registration must be submitted by May15th.

Let me know if any are interested.  T'would be the first SMLCPR ever.

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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 09:52:43 AM »
Tim,

Thanks for posting this; if I have a tow vehicle figured out by then, I might come up with my WindRider 17 and I"d really like to get acquainted, and to learn more about the lake. I have heard a lot about it from others over the years but never been there.

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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 10:34:17 AM »
Can I row it?

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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 10:50:50 AM »
Rowing to Tangier is less distance! Sounds like a fun race Tim. We will be at a music festival that weekend and we always joke about it being the third rainy weekend in May so just be forewarned it probably will rain!
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 12:08:44 PM »
Bob, it's for sailing keelboats only - click below for the rules:

Www.byrasailing.org/50k.htm
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 03:08:06 PM »
Tim: It seems that it's open to keel boats, not just sailing keel boats. I have a small skeg- does that count? hahahahaha
Is a row to Tangier possible? You guys know the conditions better than I. How many miles? I haven't gotten out my chart to scale it off but it sounds like fun!
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2016, 03:58:43 PM »
Tim: It seems that it's open to keel boats, not just sailing keel boats. I have a small skeg- does that count? hahahahaha
Is a row to Tangier possible? You guys know the conditions better than I. How many miles? I haven't gotten out my chart to scale it off but it sounds like fun!
Bob23

Well as far as Tangier goes.....long fetch, tides and current, you will go out of sight of land, tricky docking currents unless you can pull off slack tide. Dude a fellow rowed the Atlantic but think that sailing would allow the hands to be freed up for pics, the usual sheeting, and hum...removing an occasional 12oz ballast!
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 05:15:28 PM »
   bob, cant you rig a mast boom and sail for that thing?
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2016, 06:47:51 PM »
Actually, Kick:
   They do make a sail rig for the guideboat but none other than the owner of the company talked me out of it! What a great and honest guy Justin Martin of Adirondack Guideboat really is! So... a rowboat she is... and a rowboat she shall always be!
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2016, 07:15:56 PM »
  Hmmm. It appears to be about 12 nautical miles from Smith Point to Tangier Island. I have no idea what's in Smith Point; I just picked it out because it was obvious on the chart. Regardless of the Tangier trip or Smith Mountain Lake race, I may just plan to do this. 12 miles is pretty short but I do admit to knowing nothing about the local conditions.
  And now back to our regularly scheduled thread....
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 07:45:08 PM »
" I'm gonna chart this out. And Rick, I never drink and row!"

Well that's because your hands are full! I'm impressed that you would consider it. :)
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2016, 09:53:13 PM »
Tim: I don't know if I could trailer the intrepid Koinonia such a distance but given enough PBR, I might be able to be convinced to crew aboard your boat. Now...would that be a blast! How much trouble could you and I get into is the real question.
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 12:09:10 AM »
Puuhhhlenty
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2016, 08:47:34 AM »
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Dude a fellow rowed the Atlantic but think that sailing would allow the hands to be freed up for pics, the usual sheeting, and hum...removing an occasional 12oz ballast!

That crazy guy who rowed across the Atlantic by himself is my cousin Charlie!  http://transatlanticsolo.com .  He's done it twice and now is planning to row around Great Britain.  When I mentioned to my former boss' wife that he held the record for rowing the Atlantic single-handed, she commented "wouldn't he just go in circles?"

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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2016, 04:30:13 PM »
Jon...that is too funny and I won't even inquire as to the color of your former boss's wife's hair....nuff said about that!
Charlie must be a true athlete! I'd love to speak with him sometime...
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