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Apr 30, 2017, 07:07 AM
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EC12 regatta - July - Detroit.

Originally Posted by TedFlack
Here is the Advance Notice.
Looking forward to this regatta in July. Also for a great cause. Sailing for the cure. Gotta get a move on getting my boat ready.
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Apr 30, 2017, 07:58 AM
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I get my new hull today! Looking forward to an active fall 2017/2018 season!
Apr 30, 2017, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ibldrc
I get my new hull today! Looking forward to an active fall 2017/2018 season!
Ibldrc , did you get a kit from a builder or a completed boat ? cheers fizzzy.
Apr 30, 2017, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by fizzzy
Ibldrc , did you get a kit from a builder or a completed boat ? cheers fizzzy.
Just a hull. I've read all the info stuff on the EC12 site, and have a pretty good plan set up. Should be fun!
Apr 30, 2017, 09:35 PM
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Sailing for a Cure

We will have a bunch of guys from Chicago coming over with Js and 12s for that event
look forward to meeting you all there.....
May 01, 2017, 08:04 AM
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Re: 2017 Jacksonville Regatta
Postby Capt. Flak Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:34 pm
I sure did want to post Saturday results, but by the time I got home from the full day of RDing, attending the Annual Meeting for the Florida EC12 Association, and then going to the great dinner outing at Murray Bother's Caddie Shack, I was just too tired to turn on the computer.

We decided to nickname this regatta "The Maytag Regatta." The wind was fighting us the whole weekend. It mostly came from the SE, but it would also swirl over the top of the hotel or wrap around the hotel from the west and cause all kinds of trouble at the leeward end of the course. It was also anything from light As to Bs. Fortunes were won and loss on a single tack choice. Baron Bremer seemed to figure it out better than most, but that darn Alan Perkins always found a way to get back to the front and take the win. Nine wins out of 14 races sailed to be exact. Aside from his 12th place finish in the first heat and a trip to B-fleet, Alan never finished worse than 3rd place for the rest of the regatta. It seemed like Baron was always leading the way around the course, only to have Alan slip buy on the final beat. Baron did score 4 bullets and 4 second places.

The only other skipper to score a bullet was Jon Luscomb who shot out of the blocks on the first race in A-fleet to sail a near horizon job on the rest of the fleet. After that, he was racking up a lot of 3rd, 4th and 5th place finishes, but just could not break into the Perkins and Bremer show. Meanwhile, Doc Greer was quietly crossing the line with a lot of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places to edge out Jon for third place by just 0.6 points. Martin Gray and Jack Ward were separated by just 1.6 points for 5th and 6th respectively.

There was some really great racing from all of the 21 skippers entered. Only 4 skippers didn't make it into A-fleet this weekend, but all of them came really close. As the nick name implies, the regatta was a bit of a washing machine and even the most talented skippers struggled. With so many wind shifts and swirls on the course, nobody should go home feeling like they did not do well.

We did put Ken Morrison, our USSailing judge to work, but only to decide redresses. There were no protests filed and all turns were done on the water. The reason for six different skippers getting redress was mostly due to the swirling winds tangling boats up around marks. I think I saw two dozen auto tacks at just one windward mark rounding. There is just no way to anticipate that. Hats off to Scott Vernon for coming forward in one of the tangles. "I'm not sure Joe, but I think I am the reason for those boats being tangled." Scott said to me. He then withdrew and informed Ken. That is the kind of sportsmanship we like to see.

The trophies were cheap certificates that I printed out at home and stuck in a $3 frame. Ok, so I really wasn't that cheap. The top three skippers also received YETI tumblers to hold their special Cokes. A Tervis Tumbler with a lid and naked mermaid artwork was awarded to John Goldsworthy who was Bubble Boy this weekend. John sailed in 21 of the 28 total heats. I told him I was going to put a bungee cord on his clothespin. That way I could just unclip it and it would snap back to him.

I want to thank John Bottensek and Jim Pardee for running the start line; Robbie Susan for writing down the finishes and keeping me focused; Bill Wells for watching the marks, chasing boats and "herding the cats"; Baron, Martin, Tom, and Frank for helping set up and haul gear before and after the regatta; Cheryl Bremer for getting lunch and setting up and cleaning up; and last but most importantly Trish Gray for doing an excellent job keeping score.

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May 01, 2017, 11:33 AM
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Noobie question,
How do you get a fraction of a point?

May 01, 2017, 11:38 AM
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He got redress for someone fouling him and preventing him to finish. They take his scores from five races and divides the total by five which results in the score. Looks like he had mostly bullets to have a .06 score....
May 01, 2017, 08:13 PM
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Next event for the Dixie Cup Series is May 20-21, in High Point, NC.

Annual Soak at the Oak EC12 Regatta.
May 02, 2017, 08:31 AM
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I sent you a PM on the EC-12 class website/discussion page.
May 03, 2017, 07:41 PM
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Hey Scott, when did you send that? I dont have any new messages on the ec12 site. Hope youre able to come up later this month.
May 08, 2017, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by fizzzy
Looking forward to this regatta in July. Also for a great cause. Sailing for the cure. Gotta get a move on getting my boat ready.
This would be a really good time for sailors to sign up for the regatta in July and hosted by Detroit Model Yacht Club.

I have heard from many people who say they are coming but I haven't seen their entries!
May 08, 2017, 08:13 PM
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Stowe VT June 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th. Two days of J racing followed by two days of EC 12's. Both events capped at 30 each. Both R1 Championships. As the defending Regional Champion in both, I welcome all to come join us. Stowe is worth the ride way up into the green mountains.

Oct 08, 2017, 05:08 PM
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Thought I would post this photo of my EC12 I recently bought used from Florida this past spring. Ive got to thank John Steacy for making the deal happen as shipping was an issue but John built a nice wood box and strapped it on a snowbirds roof rack & it made it to Michigan in perfect shape. I had a month to go over the boat before a Detroit regatta in July. I put new A rig sails on & gave it a new paint job.
I think I'm addicted to the EC12. I really like this class & its classic lines. In a short span of two years I now own three EC12s. They are just pretty to look at even sitting on the work bench. The other boat is a new David Ramos short kit & the other is a older Ozmun boat but just not race ready by any means.
So now I can build the short kit up this winter & copy EC12 264 which is complete. Looking forward in 2018 to travel out east to some regattas.
Cheers Scott Mohring.
Oct 08, 2017, 05:36 PM
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very nice!. they are so very elegant on and off the water

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