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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: dave mosley] #271905
04/28/14 01:55 PM
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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #271917
04/29/14 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by PurdueZach
Hello everyone, this summer I'm going to as many regattas as I can. CRAM is probably the closest to me. I'm from Indianapolis so Michigan regattas will be a 5 or 7 hour drive usually. I'm wondering if you guys could share with me what your camping setup usually is or what you've seen from others....

I'm planning on bringing a tent and just camping out of my car. I'm an Eagle Scout and I have all of the necessary camping equipment. Caseville 1 and 2 are at a state park so we will be at campsites. Some of the other regattas will be at different yacht clubs where we will camp on their grounds.

Since I was a kid, I always thought these rooftop tents were awesome. Surely it is way overkill but has anyone ever seen one of these at a regatta campsite?
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Ummm.... wow..... That's just asking for a broken leg first time somebody stepped out to water the bushes after a 1/2 way big night on the ale's

If it's just you, go for one of these:

[Linked Image].

Takes about 1 min to set up and really you just need a "roof" over your head for a few nights smile

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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #272008
04/30/14 11:00 AM
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The US has changed quite a bit for the Vanagon to be taken off the market.
A very useful regatta vehicle if you aren't in a hurry.

Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #272010
04/30/14 11:12 AM
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Those things are $Priceless$


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: P.M.] #272011
04/30/14 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by P.M.
Those things are $Priceless$


They are great. The last modern generation of those (watercooled) are a little better suited to towing, though.


Jake Kohl
Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: Jake] #272016
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Originally Posted by Jake
Originally Posted by P.M.
Those things are $Priceless$


They are great. The last modern generation of those (watercooled) are a little better suited to towing, though.


Had the Eurovan camper for awhile. Had some odd problems but was good for it's intent.Like an RV once you got it set-up you probably weren't going anywhere, unlike an RV you had to switch modes from sleeping to cooking/standing and there wasn't much storage space, but you could park it anywhere you can park a normal fullsize vehicle. They aren't cheap though. Got a 28' RV for 1/2 what it cost, when I sold it.


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Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #272047
05/01/14 04:27 AM
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Why don't you practice at your home port?

At the Hobie Indiana State Championships in 1983, we arrived early Friday afternoon at Eagle Ocean and pitched our tents. My sailing partner and I carried our own small tents just in case we got lucky. We hit the Friday night party hard. When Tim (very hair challenged) crawled out of his tent in the morning he announced to the world, "My hair hurts". Rick and Mary were probably witnesses.

The forecast was for a low in the high 70's and a high of 103. Does the no swimming rule still apply? It was miserable.

The next year we stayed in a Holiday Inn.

Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: jkkartz1] #272067
05/01/14 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by jkkartz1
Why don't you practice at your home port?

At the Hobie Indiana State Championships in 1983, we arrived early Friday afternoon at Eagle Ocean and pitched our tents. My sailing partner and I carried our own small tents just in case we got lucky. We hit the Friday night party hard. When Tim (very hair challenged) crawled out of his tent in the morning he announced to the world, "My hair hurts". Rick and Mary were probably witnesses.

The forecast was for a low in the high 70's and a high of 103. Does the no swimming rule still apply? It was miserable.

The next year we stayed in a Holiday Inn.

Eagle Ocean is a great home port! Wonderful mast up spots. My only gripe is that there isn't any organization of the catamaran group at all. I'm working with some folks to bring the fleet back together. There are probably 60 boats out there each summer that have spots but recently everyone has been doing their own thing.

The no swimming rule does still exist. There's also a no drinking rule too...you can imagine how those are followed. We lock the gate at the top of the hill so that it takes more time for the ranger or police to get down to us. By then we are conveniently out sailing the lake! And they can't catch us with their motor boats (10hp limit on the lake)!


Zach
Re: First regattas - camping setup [Re: PurdueZach] #272111
05/02/14 06:35 AM
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just came across these, they look cool (might make for some great comedy watching rummed up sailors trying to get in these at 3am)

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https://roadtrippers.com/blog/ground-suckers-awesome-tents-portable-tree-forts

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