Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rio Grande Sailing Club Events

January 24, Frostbite Regatta (1 day only)

January 24, 2009, Elephant Butte Lake
Random Leg Distance Race for A and B Fleets
Buoy Fleet Races for Etchells Class, J 24 Class and MC Scow Class
Schedule of Events
Saturday Jan. 24
10:00 am Skippers Meeting Hodges Restaurant
1:00 pm 1st. Gun/Warning Signal
Etchells = 1st. Start
J 24 = 2nd. Start
Random Leg = 3rd. Start
MC Scow = 4th Start
6:30 pm Social at Casa Taco with Trophies
NEW: RGSC Club & Board meeting at Casa Taco
Random Leg Race scored on D-PN
for more info contact: Pat Byrnes 505-220-2994
Larry Jessee 915-577-0456
Race committee signals: Rich Strasia

PS: Weather forecast: Mostly sunny, high 64 degrees, max. sustained winds WSW 6-12 mph. I spent last weekend at Lake Pleasant in Arizona, with about 60 boats racing.

January 28, 7:00 p.m., Fleet Social at Zea’s Rotisserie (4800 Montgomery Blvd NE – SW corner of Montgomery/San Mateo) on Wednesday, January 28th. 7:00 for 25. We can probably do 1 check per table or per couple. Maria’s niece will be the waitress!!

February 14-15, Rio Grande Cup Team Chute-Out
10 a.m., skipper/crew meeting, Hodges Corner Restaurant
1 p.m., race start
Sunday lay day – 11 a.m. race start, if needed

Larry has interesting plans for the Chute-Out regatta on February 14-15. The plans is to have matched pairs of boats representing a "southern" and a "northern" team to race for a North-South championship. (To make it easier to match up pairs, teams or boats don't actually have to be in the north or south fleet.)

Larry's proposed pairing, so far, based on who he thinks would be interested, available, and a good match, is the following. Pairs may be added or changed depending on actual interest. One design pairs will race one-design; other pairs that don't match closely enough would race on base Portsmouth (DPN without modifiers).

(for teams, see e-mail sent to club members, crew and friends)

Other pairs are possible!
If you're not on this list but want to be part of this race, please let Larry or me know.
The racing may be able to be completed on Saturday, but Larry is reserving Sunday as a lay day in case of bad weather or lack of wind on Saturday.

February 18, 7:00 p.m., Fleet Social, Doc and Eddy’s, 6040 Brentwood Lane NE across from Cliff’s and TD’s on San Mateo NE

March 7, Big Boat Cruising Cup
10:00 a.m. Saturday skipper/crew meeting, Hodges Corner Restaurant
1:00 p.m. Saturday start

The idea for this weekend is to make it into a big boat race, assuming sufficient winds. We'd like to get all the crews from the small keelboats and dinghies to crew on the big cruising boats such as the 34' S2, Hunter 34 and 28, C&C 30, 29, and 27.5, Ranger 31, Newport 30, Frers 33, Catalina 30s, etc.

March 21-22, Spring Series I, Club and board meeting
11:00 Saturday, skipper/crew meeting, Casa Taco
2:00 p.m. Saturday race start
7:00 p.m. Saturday club & board meeting, Casa Taco
11:00 a.m. Sunday race start
Race committee signals: Alan Reeves
March 28, First Spring Raftup

Don’t forget the Social next Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Zea’s



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