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Offline kickingbug1

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next years CLR
« on: August 13, 2016, 09:31:12 PM »
   first, i want to again thank all those sailors that attended this years CLR. we had precious little wind and it was pretty hot but i think everyone had a pretty good time. anyway, i will take this opportunity to ask for input (constructive criticism) regarding the event. i welcome any suggestions that you feel will make next years rendezvous better.  fair winds and calm seas
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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 12:58:26 AM »
Although we weren't able to attend this year's CLR, I've always thought it was too hot.  I'd like to see it pushed up or back when the wind is better and temps not so high.  I know our lake up north is still warm enough  to swim in come sept.

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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 10:21:46 AM »
    we have talked about it. granted all of our kids are grown so school going on isnt really a problem. it would be a problem for younger sailors (which we really havent seen) but you are right the wind is better and the water hasnt really cooled. regarding the races, next year the course will be shorter so sailors could see the marks easier. it will entail more laps however. early September might be doable. what does everyone else think?
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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 06:09:49 PM »
I am up for anything!  I enjoyed sweating with friends - could be the name of new book. hmm
Once Labor day is over we usually do a camping trip but could just as easily head to Carlyle.  I am around until November when we expect to head South for a month.  June is also a nice sailing month - usually.  Water is not as warm for swimming but sailing winds are usually decent.

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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 05:13:31 AM »
I'm already planning to be there and I know I'll be faced with having to make up for my absence at this years event. Early September is fine for me. I'm not familiar with the weather patterns at your lake but maybe it's a bit cooler and windier then. I'd be all for it.
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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 10:49:05 AM »
i think we will alter the dates for next years rendezvous. also i get the feeling that everyone isnt into the racing thing, so next year we may only have just the clr cup race. i was thinking that we should have a day of cruising as a group. with that in mind, maybe we could sail as a fleet north to the first silo, round it and head west to a very good raft up spot (better than the one on the south side) with a perfect sand bottom. this is the spot that we take our granddaughter. you could even do some fishing here as well. if the wind is from the west it becomes an easy beam reach both coming and going. every year i talk about a night sail. this year we had cloud cover every night so navigation would have been a problem. next year if we get good conditions we might sail at night. rest assured that no one is obligated to sail at night or even participate in the race. the whole idea is to meet new people (sailors), spend time on the water and have a good time. i value you suggestions
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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 12:14:07 PM »
night sails are best when the moon is full.

sept 6, 2017 will be a full moon.

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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 09:16:55 PM »
    i will mark my calender .  we have been thinking about doing an overnighter
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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 11:07:09 AM »
i like the idea.

sail to the north end of the lake,  find a cove to drop anchor and spend the night.

a breakfast cooking on the water always smells better, and tastes best when enjoyed in a cockpit.

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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 11:09:42 PM »
im for a night on the hook. Sarah. thats another story
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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 08:46:54 AM »
I am in too but a strong no for Carol....  No surprise there

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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2016, 10:41:23 AM »
sarah might do it if we had a 54 ft beneteau
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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2016, 11:10:06 AM »
this could work to everyone's advantage.

we sail and spend the night, while the wives have a "girls night out".

c.c.
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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2016, 08:49:11 PM »
a concept worth selling. question is how to sell it without making them feel "ditched". this requires much thought
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Re: next years CLR
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2016, 08:20:03 PM »
I'm in!!!! I'll be sailing solo...no Admiral!!!! I love night sailing!!!
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