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Is $30 membership worth it?

One of the biggest benefits to being a member is that you receive a reduced price on a new mast. Paul Latour has graciously put together a system and means of purchasing a new mast. To receive the discount, you must be a current member, and also have been a member the preceding year. The discount is $300. Following is a report from our Secretary/Treasurer on the status of the mast blanks:

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This February 2013 photo documents over half of the mast blanks safely kept by JSI in St. Petersburg, FL.  Your  Secretary-Treasurer documented all thirty blanks stored by JSI for us.  Mast blanks cost $900 to persons who have been class members continuously for at least one and the previous year, and $1200 to others.   JSI charges separately to finish a blank (pricing varies by parts recycled and aging; I connect buyers with JSI for details.  

JSI also stores spreader blanks for us. The class owns two sets of finished painted spreaders stored by JSI available for $250+shipping.  Connect with Paul if you need these.

Just want you to know that your money and masts are well cared for and accountable by your class leaders.

Mail Paul or the class president if you have any questions.

Paul Latour, Secretary-Treasurer

Order your extra T-shirts for the CCR by September 1st so that you will be guaranteed to receive them. Only a limited amount will be available to be purchased at the event. The free T-shirt that is included with the regatta is selected on yacht scoring. Any extra T-Shirts are ordered HERE.

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It is with great sadness to share the passing of Scott Graham, one of the two designers of our beloved S2 7.9. Scott passed away on Tuesday August 16, in Grand Rapids, MI, after a long battle with bone marrow cancer. Those who met Scott at the 2014 CCR in Holland realized how great of a person he was. Scott was humbled by how strong the S2 7.9 class still was after designing the boat over 35 years ago. Scott's family said that he did not wish for a visitation or service to be preformed.The family has asked that any wishes or stories be left on the sign in page of his obituary. You may view his obituary here.

Scott Graham
1947-2016
 

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2016 Regatta Locations

Click on the marker for the address and a link for directions.

Calendar

Put your local event on the class calendar

New for the class website this year is a google calendar. You can access it here or at the top left of the page with the red button. If you would like your event on the calendar, email chriscraig@s279.org

Drone footage provided by Dustin Doyle

More drone videos can be found here

 

2016 Regattas


St. Pete NOOD
February 12-14


Sarasota One Design
March 18-20


Annapolis NOOD
April 29-May 1


S2 7.9 Lake Erie Championship
June 4-5
Ford Yacht Club
Grosse Ile, MI
(Near Detroit)


CCR Tune-Up
CANCELED
Michigan City, IN
(Southern Lake Michigan)

Class Championship
September 15-17
Racine, WI
 


Equalizer Regatta
October 15-16
Nashville, TN















Drone footage from CCR

Rebel Wins the
Lake Erie Championship
Grosse Ile, MI

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K2 Wins Commodore's Cup
Holland, MI

Fleet Profile
Fleet 29 in Lake Walenpaupack, PA

Most S2 7.9 sailors have heard of the 7.9 fleets in Holland, Racine, Nashville and Lake Minnetonka. However, most do not know that we have a fleet in Lake Walenpaupack, PA. Lake Walenpaupack is in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 25 miles East of Scranton, PA. Lake Walenpaupack is 13 miles long with an average depth of 25-30ft and is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills. Fleet 29 calls Lake Walenpaupack home with 6 S2 7.9s currently on the lake. Most are members of the Paupack Sailing club. After every race the sailors meet at Ironwood Point Marina for a picnic. The Paupack Sailing club was founded in 1997 by a group of cruisers who were looking for an excuse to get together at least every other week. Over the years the small group of sailors in the club has fostered a great deal of camaraderie between them. One of the members, Stef Seeuwen, has been a big supporter of the S2 7.9 Class. Stef makes parts for the rudder and also other items for the 7.9 in his machine shop. It is great to see fleets of S2 7.9s throughout the country and Canada.

Would you like your fleet featured on the S2 7.9 website? If so, tell us about your fleet and send a few pictures to chriscraig@s279.org.

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Registration is now open for the
2016 Class Championship in
Racine, WI
September 15-17

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Join Fleet 14 and the Racine Yacht Club for the 2016 S2 7.9 Class Championship Regatta on the waters of Lake Michigan. Registration and weigh in begin Tuesday September 13th with racing September 15-17th. This year the S2 7.9 class celebrates with the Racine Yacht Club in their 100th year anniversary. There are many hotels in the area, with one being downtown on the waterfront. Launching will be at Pugh Marina with docking provided at Racine Yacht Club. Please plan to attend a great regatta with sailing, good food, fun, and camaraderie. Links for registration and information are below.

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