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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

Scott's Ashes laid in Lake Michigan

Toast by Tom Elsen Remembering Scott Graham

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Courtesy of Brad Strand

Photos Courtesy of Mary Cole, Brad Strand, Teri Christiansen and Chris Craig

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2016 Class Championship Photos

The 2016 Class Championship is now in the books in which fond memories created. Racing was extremely close at the top with a different leader each day. After Day 1, Second Wind was in First place; after Day 2, Rebel was in First place; after Day 3 I Sea U was the ultimate winner of the regatta. Second Wind was the winner of the Dr. Mike Bremmer family trophy. Rebel won the trophy for highest placing amateur boat. A fantastic banquet dinner was put on by the Racine Yacht Club with steaks and a huge table of desserts. Scott Graham, one of the designers of the S2 7.9 who passed away this summer, was remembered on a couple of occasions during the regatta. Plan to join us at next year’s CCR in Holland, Michigan.

Join Percy Priest Yacht Club and the S2 7.9 Class Association for a great time in Nashville, TN. There will be a S2 7.9 One Design start with racing Saturday and Sunday. The Nashville Predators play on Friday night and Paul Latour is hosting a party on Saturday night. Come for sailing, partying, great people and honky tonkin'. (Registration is coming soon)

2016 Equalizer Regatta
October 15-16
Nashville, TN

I Sea U Wins 2016 Class Championship
Racine, WI

At the Class Championship this year, we had two salutes to Scott Graham. Scott was 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.

After the final race on Thursday Scott's ashes were laid in the water. It was Scott's wish to race one more time. He was able to do a practice race and 3 races down below on Matros. Before his ashes were laid, many kind words were relayed over the race course on the race committee's radio channel. Later that evening at the class banquet, three toasts were given by Tom Elsen.

A Salute Scott Graham
1947-2016
 

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2016 Regatta Locations

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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

 

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















Rebel Wins the
Lake Erie Championship
Grosse Ile, MI

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K2 Wins Commodore's Cup
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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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