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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

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Let us know where you plan on racing in 2015 at the class sanctioned regattas. You can also use the form if you are looking for a ride.

2015 Regatta Locations

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2015 Regattas


St. Pete NOOD
February 13-15


Sarasota One Design
March 20-22


Annapolis NOOD
May 1-3


S2 7.9 Lake Erie Championship
May 30-31
Ford Yacht Club
Grosse Ile, MI
(Near Detroit)

Canadian Championship
Canceled


Class Championship
September 17-19
Lake Minnetonka, MN
 


Equalizer Regatta
October 17-18
Nashville, TN






 

2015 CCR

Wayzata YC
September 17-19, 2015
Lake Minnetonka, MN
(Minneapolis, MN)

More Info HERE

There is a Regatta the weekend before that can be used as a tune-up for the CCR

From the Secretary

Weight database has been updated from weighings in Holland. Please ensure that there are not any discrepancies. Advise sectreas@s279.org of any issues.

2014 Annual meeting minutes are available here.

A parts list has been started. Please email sectreas@s279.org or chriscraig@s279.org with any additions.

(weight database, parts list and minutes are normally located in Rules/Docs. tab above.)

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

The Resurgence of Fleet 15

Fleet 15 in NW Lake Erie/Grosse Ile, MI has recently come back to life. Fleet 15 was a thriving fleet back in the 80s when the boat first came out. Pioneers of the fleet were Matt Dubois, Frank Lyons, Keith McBain, Ted Jablonski, and Bill Craig. The fleet then shrank to 1-2 boats as sailors moved or moved on to bigger boats. Cary Diehl has been instrumental in building the fleet back up which is now up to 8 boats. Cary bought Gauntlet which was one of the first in the fleet with the previous owner, Frank Lyons. Frank now sails with his brother-in-law on Infiltrator. Matt Jablonski has also brought the family name back to Fleet 15. His uncle, Ted Jablonski, used to own Black N Blew. With the growing fleet, Ford Yacht Club and Fleet 15 hosted their first major S2 7.9 regatta in over 20 years. The Lake Erie Championship was held May 30-31 and had 12 boats compete. Submit your articles to feature your fleet or cruising adventures to chriscraig@s279.org.

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2015 Lake Erie Championship Results

Congratulations to John Spierling and the crew of Rebel on winning the inaugural S2 7.9 Lake Erie Championship regatta. Cary Diehl and Ford Yacht Club put on a fantastic regatta. The out of town boats which came from Racine, Louisville, and Sarnia arrived on Friday afternoon. After a stray shower it turned out to be a great afternoon to see friends from the S2 fleet. Although there was a forecast of rain and storms all day Saturday, it turned out to be a perfect morning and early afternoon for sailing. There was sunny skies and a 10 knot Southerly breeze. We were able to get in three races before the forecasted rain arrived. After stowing their boats, everyone came to the pavilion to partake in refreshments supplied by Ted Wagner. Sundays forecast held true to downpours and gusty North winds to 30 knots. Races were canceled and the Regatta was complete. With the budding S2 fleet and the beautiful grounds of Ford Yacht Club, this is a regatta you should plan to attend next year.

Place

Boat

Skipper/Owner

Race 1

2

3

Total

1

Rebel

John Spierling

1

1

1

3

2

Silver Arrows

Russell Sims

2

3

2

7

3

ALZYK

Al Wolczyk

5

4

4

13

4

Challenge

Amy Cermak

4

7

3

14

5

Solo Cup

Brian Smith/ Steve Tepel

3

5

8

16

6

Raised By Wolves

Mark Rode

9

2

6

17

7

Gauntlet

Cary Diehl

6

6

7

19

8

Relentless

Chris Craig

11

8

5

24

9

Lickety Split

Matt Jablonski

8

9

9

26

10

Navigator

Rob Jossart

7

11

10

28

11

Sails Call

Tim Lozon

10

10

11

31

12

Claire's Charm

Rusty Smith

12

12

12

36

13

Commotion

Pete Dewar

13/DNC

13/DNC

13/DNC

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Photos courtesy of Denise Wagner, Rose Tokatlian and Heather Gidley

Lake Erie Championship Photos

2015 Class Championship
September 17-19
Wayzata YC
Lake Minnetonka, MN

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Wayzata Yacht Club would like to invite you to the 2015 Class Championship on the waters of Lake Minnetonka. Lake Minnetonka is on a beautiful lake just West of Minneapolis, MN. Entry fee for this year is $195 if you register by August 1st. Included in your registration is beer after the races each day, Rum night on Thursday, 1 dinner ticket for Friday's Banquet, 1 tech T-shirt, and Star of the North Regatta the weekend before for out of town boats. Fridays Banquet is shaping up to be delicious; Grilled Roast leg of lamb, salad, vegetables, a great dessert, and wine. Additional dinner tickets purchased in advance are $10 and additional T-shirts are $25.

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