Announcements
New Discussions
Tornado
by allthewayne. 09/06/20 03:08 PM
9:1 cascade for $100
by Tornado387. 08/30/20 03:46 AM
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Rally? [Re: pgp] #240481
11/25/11 11:49 AM
11/25/11 11:49 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 235
JJ_ Offline
enthusiast
JJ_  Offline
enthusiast

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 235
Quote
Another element that encourages more sailors to join in is that we take care of logistics, for example a van takes peoples bags and tents back and forth while we sail, all food is purchased by th organizers etc. We have a safety and preparation seminar for new participants, post checklists for boat preparation, provide each boat with a laminated list of phone numbers and a map, coordinate passage through a restricted naval area etc. The combination of a fun happening, good organization and increased safety measures encourages many sailors to join what would normally be beyond their comfort zone - which is, by the way, exactly what the ARC does so very well
If preparations are made and the winds don't show, then what? Rum is boring.

-- Have You Seen This? --
Re: Rally? [Re: pgp] #240482
11/25/11 12:04 PM
11/25/11 12:04 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,525
pgp Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel
pgp  Offline OP
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,525
Black tie croquet.

http://www.cmcs-sail.org/ These folks have a raft up, picnic, and black tie croquet party every year. The black tie is made from garbage bags and the accoutrements are about what you would expect. Sometimes a coconut gets substituted for a ball...

Last edited by pgp; 11/25/11 12:05 PM.

Pete Pollard
Blade 702

'When you have a lot of things to do, it's best to get your nap out of the way first.

Re: Rally? [Re: Opher] #240483
11/25/11 12:12 PM
11/25/11 12:12 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,307
Asuncion, Paraguay
Luiz Offline
veteran
Luiz  Offline
veteran

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,307
Asuncion, Paraguay
Originally Posted by Opher
It is a Kibbutz, you have to be a member of the kibbutz to live there, can't just buy a house.


If one buys a nearby house, can he have his boat at the club you mentioned or is the club a kibutz? How much for a house nearby?


Luiz
Re: Rally? [Re: JJ_] #240484
11/25/11 01:11 PM
11/25/11 01:11 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 302
Daytona Beach Florida
O
orphan Offline
enthusiast
orphan  Offline
enthusiast
O

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 302
Daytona Beach Florida
Quote
Rum is boring.

Sacrilege !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Rally? [Re: Luiz] #240486
11/25/11 03:53 PM
11/25/11 03:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 49
Israel, Sdot Yam
Opher Offline
newbie
Opher  Offline
newbie

Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 49
Israel, Sdot Yam
We set the rally at the begining of summer, when winds are reasonably predictable, and have never yet had to cancel because of weather. In fact, we have had more trouble with strong winds than no wind...
Luiz, are you planning on coming to Israel? The club is open to all cats for a fee. There are also wind surfing, kiting and kayaking clubs, as well as a dinghy racing club which consistently puts out world class sailors.
House prices vary, of course, but several hundred thousand $ is normal


Opher
Nacra F20C ISR1
F18 Cirrus ISR2
Sdot Yam, ISRAEL
Re: Rally? [Re: JJ_] #240491
11/25/11 08:42 PM
11/25/11 08:42 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,118
Northfield Mn
Karl_Brogger Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Karl_Brogger  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,118
Northfield Mn
Originally Posted by JJ_
Rum is boring.


You're doing it wrong.


I'm boatless.
Re: Rally? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #240492
11/25/11 08:48 PM
11/25/11 08:48 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,222
Roanoke Island ,N.C.
Team_Cat_Fever Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Team_Cat_Fever  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,222
Roanoke Island ,N.C.
Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Originally Posted by JJ_
Rum is boring.


You're doing it wrong.


No sh!t. If you need lessons we can help. We are here to help you help yourself.


"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
Isak Dinesen
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
E. B. White
Re: Rally? [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #240493
11/25/11 10:57 PM
11/25/11 10:57 PM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 192
WEST. MICH. USA
DVL Offline
member
DVL  Offline
member

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 192
WEST. MICH. USA
Back on topic.

One year a group sailed to a campground, drank all night (Rum). They left at noon the next day to return to the start.

Another time we had three cats go from Muskegon to Ludington on Lake Michigan. Made it to Silver Lake before the wind and waves flipped one guy, he said enough. Rule was, one person stops, the others stop and the sailing is done, for reasons of safety. We want to do that again. The biggest problem is ground crew for most people.

Re: Rally? [Re: pgp] #240494
11/25/11 11:12 PM
11/25/11 11:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,222
Roanoke Island ,N.C.
Team_Cat_Fever Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Team_Cat_Fever  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,222
Roanoke Island ,N.C.
We used to start in Ft. Liquordale and finish in Va. beach. That was a fun "rally".


"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
Isak Dinesen
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
E. B. White
Re: Rally? [Re: Opher] #240502
11/26/11 02:32 PM
11/26/11 02:32 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,307
Asuncion, Paraguay
Luiz Offline
veteran
Luiz  Offline
veteran

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,307
Asuncion, Paraguay
Originally Posted by Opher

...are you planning on coming to Israel? The club is open to all cats for a fee. There are also wind surfing, kiting and kayaking clubs, as well as a dinghy racing club which consistently puts out world class sailors.
House prices vary, of course, but several hundred thousand $ is normal


I need space, as most people in America (the continent). Claustrophoby hits hard when opposing borders of a country are visible from the same point.

I always check prices everywhere, one never knows where will be the best place to live in the future. Looks like housing and land prices did not raise that much, I expected higher prices by the sea. Is it due to the kibutz or what?

Fair winds,
Luiz


Luiz
Re: Rally? [Re: Luiz] #240508
11/26/11 10:10 PM
11/26/11 10:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,911
South Florida & the Keys
arbo06 Offline
Pooh-Bah
arbo06  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,911
South Florida & the Keys
my best memories are of the Hobie lifestyle. No racing, family, beach, grills and coolers. Sailing was fun, not the only reason to be there.


Eric Arbogast
ARC 2101
Miami Yacht Club
Re: Rally? [Re: arbo06] #240516
11/27/11 03:10 PM
11/27/11 03:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,116
Annapolis, MD
Mark Schneider Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Mark Schneider  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,116
Annapolis, MD
Originally Posted by arbo06
my best memories are of the Hobie lifestyle. No racing, family, beach, grills and coolers. Sailing was fun, not the only reason to be there.


Eric... I will bet a nickle that those days were not scheduled, planned or organized. Each day you dropped in the party was a bit different. The once popular sailing beach (Sandy Point on the Chesapeake) is still open but it is a rare event to see a recreational sailor trailer in and go sailing... much less the casual sailing scene of the past.

Today... it is all about schedules. Would you elevate a beach party day on you calender and/ or replace a race day? Would you choose to organize a beach party or a race day?

IME, the sailors that do the organizing, coordinating and fleet building are hard core racers. These folks (me for one have been there done that) would not trade a race day for a beach party (much less organize one). Moreover, all of the rec sailors in my club on Hobie Getaways or old Hobies and Prindles are family oriented and they would not schedule a beach party over a family day either.

What venues (public beaches or even private clubs) still exist where casual beach party... drop in for some recreational sailing is the general order on a weekend in season???

Back in the day... Notable places for a casual beach party sailing scene were
Barn Island in Connecticut
Heckshir State Park on Long Island
The Jersey Shore Communities. (boats on the ocean beach)
Sandy Point State Park Maryland
Dunedin Causeway in Florida

Do they still exist... what's the scene like this past season?

Last edited by Mark Schneider; 11/27/11 03:13 PM.

crac.sailregattas.com
Re: Rally? [Re: pgp] #240519
11/28/11 07:04 AM
11/28/11 07:04 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,046
Sebring, Florida.
Timbo Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Timbo  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,046
Sebring, Florida.
The best beaches in FL have come under scrutiny of the local town fathers, who have seen beaches and boats of all types as a money a making opportunity, by tacking on boat registration fees, parking fees, etc. and not allowing sailboats or jet ski's or kites or windsurfers into what is left of the public beaches. You have the 'liability issues' too, what happens if a cat runs over a kid in the water?

The overdevelopment (think huge Condo's instead of mom'n pop motels) of the beaches caused a lot of good public beaches to go private as well, which reduced the amount of launch sites. It's tough to find a place on a 'public' beach to park a trailer, set up and launch, without getting a ticket for...something.


Blade F16
#777
Re: Rally? [Re: pgp] #240521
11/28/11 08:07 AM
11/28/11 08:07 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 217
Palm Harbor, FL
daniel_t Offline
enthusiast
daniel_t  Offline
enthusiast

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 217
Palm Harbor, FL
Our community has a sailing center. It costs about $400 a year for the entire family and they have over 100 boats, paddle-boards and kayaks to choose from, along with "fun" races once a month and cookouts on race day. It also has a strong youth team. They also have cheep, mast up, storage.

Barely 20% of the people who are at the center actually get out on the water. Most seem to like to hang out on the verandah, chat and watch the boats from shore (especially this time of year.) I guess this is the kind of thing Eric is reminiscing about?


Daniel T.
Taipan F16 - USA 213
Re: Rally? [Re: pgp] #240522
11/28/11 09:58 AM
11/28/11 09:58 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,046
Sebring, Florida.
Timbo Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Timbo  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,046
Sebring, Florida.
Dan, where is Palm Harbor, is it near Stuart? Or is that Palm Bay?


Blade F16
#777
Re: Rally? [Re: Timbo] #240524
11/28/11 10:20 AM
11/28/11 10:20 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
waterbug_wpb Offline
Carpal Tunnel
waterbug_wpb  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,590
Naples, FL
Palm Bay is north of Sebastian on the Atlantic Side.



Jay

Re: Rally? [Re: pgp] #240526
11/28/11 11:43 AM
11/28/11 11:43 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,046
Sebring, Florida.
Timbo Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Timbo  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 6,046
Sebring, Florida.
So...where is Palm Harbor? Too damn many Palm...this and Palm that, in Florida!

Just like too many Peachtree's in Atlanta!


Blade F16
#777
Re: Rally? [Re: Timbo] #240527
11/28/11 11:52 AM
11/28/11 11:52 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,152
tampa, fl
K
ksurfer2 Offline
old hand
ksurfer2  Offline
old hand
K

Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,152
tampa, fl
Palm Harbor is just outside of Dunedin.


If your havin girl problems i feel bad for you son
I got 99 problems but my beautiful wife ain't one
Re: Rally? [Re: ksurfer2] #240528
11/28/11 12:04 PM
11/28/11 12:04 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,116
Annapolis, MD
Mark Schneider Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Mark Schneider  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 3,116
Annapolis, MD
Are you guys telling me that Dunedin has gone the way of Hobie Beach in Miami?



crac.sailregattas.com
Re: Rally? [Re: pgp] #240529
11/28/11 12:04 PM
11/28/11 12:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 217
Palm Harbor, FL
daniel_t Offline
enthusiast
daniel_t  Offline
enthusiast

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 217
Palm Harbor, FL
The sailing center is in Clearwater. http://clearwatercommunitysailing.org/

Lately, we have had Vipers in the water, and one Capricorn. The center has a Hobie Tiger for members as well.

Last edited by daniel_t; 11/28/11 12:06 PM.

Daniel T.
Taipan F16 - USA 213
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Damon Linkous 

Search

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 40 guests, and 239 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
AdventureCat, Curro5150, Jamiestealth, Ed_Vargas, DavidPB
8065 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Forum Statistics
Forums26
Topics22,382
Posts267,004
Members8,065
Most Online1,650
Sep 10th, 2019
--Advertisement--
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1