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STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! #240087
11/14/11 01:32 PM
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The Key Largo Steeplechase will be staged out of Gilbert's this year. Boats will be launching there and finishing there.

Room rates are very reasonable -- $59 for second floor and $69 for first floor. Launching is free if you are staying there. I am hoping most of you will be staying there both Friday and Saturday nights, because this will make the motel happy.

If you are local or not staying there for some reason, the launching fee is their standard $20.If you want to launch someplace else, that's up to you.

I have talked to Reinhard, the owner of the resort, and he is familiar with the regatta and will be expecting the boats. HOWEVER, my advice is to just make your room reservation and not ask any questions of the reservationist. It always results in complications!!

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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: Mary] #240090
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I agree, don't stir the waters, keep a low profile. Problem is if you ask the desk clerk, she won't know the answer, and so will bring your question to the attention of others there and they might not know the answer either, and make an edict that may get us all kicked out.
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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: Mary] #240096
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Wouldn't the owner let the staff know that we will there? What do we tell the staffer that tells us to get out once we arrive?


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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: David Ingram] #240099
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I assume Reinhard WILL tell the staff. Just don't ask the reservationist things like, "Where should I put my boat when I get there? Where do I launch? Where should I put my trailer?

These are things the reservationist does not know, and she will get all flustered and tell you to talk to somebody else, yadayadayada. It won't be a problem if you just drive in, check in, and take your boat to the back to rig it.

Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: Mary] #240101
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I assume Gilbert's is hurting a little since the bridge was put in, because it has to be difficult for them to get business off the road. I am hoping that they will be happy to get the business from us. They won't be turning anybody away.

Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: Mary] #240102
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Less is more.


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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: Jake] #240109
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Originally Posted by Jake
Less is more.


I thought More is Better.
Proof:
The more Rum the better.
The more $ the better.
The more wind the better.
The more beer the better.
The more difficult the better.
The more pain the better.

thus More is better.


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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: KentHobie] #240110
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I've been launching from there for years. Quiet is best.
Great bar, great food, the rooms are just OK. Good for sleeping.........

Last edited by arbo06; 11/14/11 09:14 PM.

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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: KentHobie] #240115
11/15/11 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by KentHobie
Originally Posted by Jake
Less is more.


I thought More is Better.
Proof:
The more Rum the better.
The more $ the better.
The more wind the better.
The more beer the better.
The more difficult the better.
The more pain the better.

thus More is better.


Ahhh...but it's only a matter of perspective


The more Rum the better. (less conscious thought)
The more $ the better. (less stress about filling the gas tank on the way to the Keys)
The more wind the better. (less slow sailing)
The more beer the better. (less work)
The more difficult the better. (less boredom)
The more pain the better. (who said this?)



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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: Mary] #240162
11/16/11 08:41 AM
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Is this a situation where the guy leasing the resturant and Tiki bar doesn't want us and the owner of the place does?


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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: David Ingram] #240242
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I don't understand your question, Dave. I don't think the Tiki Bar and Restaurant are leased out. And I don't think anybody there doesn't want us. Or maybe it's just YOU they don't want. LOL

I'm just saying that it causes confusion when you ask questions of the desk clerk. Different desk people define the policies in different ways. I don't think anybody wants complications -- either sailors or the resort owners. I know I get totally confused every time I talk to a different person there.

don't think there is any problem for people who reserve rooms there. The only questions are about sailors who do NOT stay there. They will have charges for launching and trailer storage over the weekend. But those problems and costs are similar to what you would have at the Caribbean Club.

If you're NOT staying at Gilbert's and don't want to pay them for trailer storage for the weekend, we have room for some trailers in our yard.

Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: Mary] #240313
11/20/11 05:11 PM
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Haha Ding got called out by Mary! So glad I logged in while in St Barth to see this

Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: wildtsail] #240318
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Originally Posted by wildtsail
Haha Ding got called out by Mary! So glad I logged in while in St Barth to see this


Oh.
Your in St. Barths, I don't think anyone missed you. I hope you didn't embarrass the US contingent. Carry on.


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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: Mary] #240364
11/22/11 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Mary
I don't understand your question, Dave. I don't think the Tiki Bar and Restaurant are leased out. And I don't think anybody there doesn't want us. Or maybe it's just YOU they don't want. LOL

I'm just saying that it causes confusion when you ask questions of the desk clerk. Different desk people define the policies in different ways. I don't think anybody wants complications -- either sailors or the resort owners. I know I get totally confused every time I talk to a different person there.

don't think there is any problem for people who reserve rooms there. The only questions are about sailors who do NOT stay there. They will have charges for launching and trailer storage over the weekend. But those problems and costs are similar to what you would have at the Caribbean Club.

If you're NOT staying at Gilbert's and don't want to pay them for trailer storage for the weekend, we have room for some trailers in our yard.


Well any time someone tells me to do something but then follows it up with don't tell anybody what you're doing always makes me skeptical. It wouldn't be the first time we've been told it's okay to stage somewhere only to find out on arrival nobody onsite knows anything about it and wants us out, or to pay. So yeah, I might be a little "twice shy". There is nothing worse than making a time and financial committment to something only to find out that your destination/staging area is up in the air on arrival. I'm just sayin.


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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: wildtsail] #240365
11/22/11 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by wildtsail
Haha Ding got called out by Mary! So glad I logged in while in St Barth to see this


Just walk away Ricky, you're only going to get your feelings hurt.


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Re: STEEPLECHASE INFORMATION!! [Re: David Ingram] #240389
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
Originally Posted by Mary
I don't understand your question, Dave. I don't think the Tiki Bar and Restaurant are leased out. And I don't think anybody there doesn't want us. Or maybe it's just YOU they don't want. LOL

I'm just saying that it causes confusion when you ask questions of the desk clerk. Different desk people define the policies in different ways. I don't think anybody wants complications -- either sailors or the resort owners. I know I get totally confused every time I talk to a different person there.

don't think there is any problem for people who reserve rooms there. The only questions are about sailors who do NOT stay there. They will have charges for launching and trailer storage over the weekend. But those problems and costs are similar to what you would have at the Caribbean Club.

If you're NOT staying at Gilbert's and don't want to pay them for trailer storage for the weekend, we have room for some trailers in our yard.


Well any time someone tells me to do something but then follows it up with don't tell anybody what you're doing always makes me skeptical. It wouldn't be the first time we've been told it's okay to stage somewhere only to find out on arrival nobody onsite knows anything about it and wants us out, or to pay. So yeah, I might be a little "twice shy". There is nothing worse than making a time and financial committment to something only to find out that your destination/staging area is up in the air on arrival. I'm just sayin.


Ah Yup. I kind of got the same feeling Ding. Been there done that.


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okay, fine. Rig up at Hobie beach. You'll just race a little bit longer course. smile


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