Monthly Archives: January 2014

Day 2 (Day 1 of Racing) at Key West is all about Moxie

Allsopp-KW-2014mox·ie
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1
.force of character, determination, or nerve.

Day one of racing ended with 60 soggy competitors and one clear leader. Team Moxie scored two bullets against a deep fleet. Race one began with 20 boats being called over early and a big shift separating the fleet. Race two was even shiftier according to reports, but the same result.

Look for more wind tomorrow!

Full Results Here: http://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eid=918&RaceClass=J%2070

Key West Race Week 2014

Kathy-Parks-at-KWGood luck to all the Fleet one teams who made the trek down to Key West. Will there be enough breeze to race on Monday? Will there be too much on Wednesday?

Some quick notes on the teams that made the trip to Quantum Key West Race Week,

  • Kathy Parks stepping up the game with the addition of Brad Julian (2nd at the 2013 J22 Worlds) with Roger Link, Trevor Perkins.
  • Pete Firey bringing in Tim Mangus video king from the 22 and 35 fleet
  • The family Allsopp bringing in Brendan Healy to try and recreate the magic from 2013
  • Cat Evans lining up both Ian Gordan and Share Shwingleburg (sp!). Powerful line up!
  • Kristen Berry joining the fleet with a bang and going big at KW

Good luck to all the teams. We’ll be following closely.

Sail Flow Key West Forecast: http://www.sailflow.com/spot/563#forecast
Results Page: http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=918

Welcome to 2014

Dear Fleet 1 J70 Sailors,

Our annual meeting held Jan 4th at the AYC Jr sailing building saw a large turn out of owners and crew. A special thank you goes out to Ray and Jen Wulff  as well as Walt and Tricia Pletcher for bringing the coffee and donuts.  Thanks guys!
The meeting began with a welcome and an around the room introduction of each attendee. It was great to see some new faces and new fleet members. Also there was a review of last year  and a thank you to all the volunteers who made the North Americans such a huge success.
Nomination and election of new Fleet officers was amazingly quick with a full slate of new folks being elected to positions to help our fleet grow and run smoothly throughout this next year.
Business:
Ray presented the proposed 2014 schedule. The schedule was discussed and approved. It will be posted next week after the Bay wide scheduling meeting Jan 11th. Our Fleet Championship will consist of 8 events of which you will need to do 6 to qualify for the Fleet Championship…more on this later from Todd on how it will all be scored.
Will K made a motion the reduce the fleet dues from 100.00 to match the National Class dues at 75.00. This was seconded and accepted.
Will K presented and accounting of the treasury which Pete McChesney will assume.
Ned Jones from JBoats was in town and did a informative presentation on the National Class weighing of boats and how it will take place. We will have a fleet weigh-in weekend which will be announced next week also after the scheduling meeting.
The meeting ended with an excited bunch of sailors looking forward to warmer weather and some great sailing and fleet fun this season.
Best to all,
Will