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Offline Jon898

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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2016, 08:54:52 AM »
He has a website with a "contact" page http://www.charliepitcher.com.  I've never met him...he and I have a paternal great-grandfather in common, so he's strictly a second cousin.  He's from the side of the family that was into racing sail (his father won the worlds in the Flying Dutchman in 1965) while my side was into cruising.

(Tim:  Sorry for highjacking your thread, I'll stop now)
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2016, 08:44:36 AM »
I'm still laughing!

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Offline Tim Gardner

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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2016, 11:30:28 AM »
Okay,  I'll re-post this - Due to the hi-jacked nature of it.

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 #18 on: March 03, 2016, 03:44:26 PM »
Tim,

My son, Chris, and I are looking at SML event and the Tangier Island raid.  The Chesapeake is looking mighty big right now from a 16 foot perspective, and the Lake just a little smaller.  Depending on what we can learn about "off shore" navigating, shipping channels, weather patterns, and etc., we may choose the Lake.  We will keep you posted.  My CP16 is being equipped for either event.  I sure would like to see a CP event at the lake, but Tangier Island has been a long time dream . . .

Dave
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2016, 05:52:47 PM »
Let me know when you can, Dave. Love to have you here.  I've arranged for slips
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2016, 10:02:28 AM »
Tim,

My computer does not have Office, another long story.  Is there any other way to access the race information and registration?

I'm sure my C16 will be the shortest boat in the event and therefore it may not be much of a race for us.  It could be a really nice father and son trip around the lake; I could take pictures of the fleet as it goes by twice.

Dave
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2016, 09:14:01 PM »
I'll send you the info as a jpeg    (picture) file in the morning.
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Re: Smith Mountain Lake 50K Around the Lake Race
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2016, 11:19:49 AM »
Tim,

My new computer problems have, I think, been solved.  After weeks in and out of two shops, I placed a wire between my WiFi tower and the computer. So far so good.  Hopefully, no more blue screens such as what happened when I was down loading "Office".

Could you e-mail me the registration forms for the SML event?

Thanks,
Citroen/Dave
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