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Re: Florida 300 + [Re: I W S Dennis] #281775
02/03/16 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by I W S Dennis
don't make me do the ice bucket challenge to the old man or even Chuck.😎


Now hold on let's not dismiss this idea right away.


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Re: Florida 300 + [Re: I W S Dennis] #281784
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Not Dismissing it , if it will help make the expenses cheaper for the sailors,
I am all about them being soaked in ice water.!! : )

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Originally Posted by David Ingram
Originally Posted by I W S Dennis
don't make me do the ice bucket challenge to the old man or even Chuck.😎


Now hold on let's not dismiss this idea right away.


+1...

Getting folks to donate money for someone else to have a great party, probably not going to happen.

Getting us to donate to see videos of specific individuals getting the ice bucket, well that's far more realistic...

Mike

Re: Florida 300 + [Re: brucat] #281788
02/05/16 01:41 PM
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instead of ice bucket (yawn), do a video of them twirling around the rum keg and then trying to race off through an obstacle course AT THE AWARDS PARTY. Nothing dangerous.. just run or hurdle some inflatable marks, pool toys, hanging rafts, etc. That's much more Youtube worthy smile and it MUST BE POSTED (keep the course under 1 minute and make sure they have to do a LOT of twirling first - don't ask me how i know this... please).

Set up a fund for each "victim" or team entry in the 300+ event. The team who ends up with the most donation $ has to "run the gauntlet" (of course, all monies collected go to the event, regardless of who 'wins' and has to run the course).

So, Brett will tell all his folk to 'donate' to Ding's bucket (so he has to run) and vice versa.

If the fund balances are posted regularly, the front-runner is motivated to get his/her fan base to contribute to someone else so they don't have to "win"....


Kind of like reverse psychology?



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You could always do Rum Skull Funnels then attempt the course.

Skull Funnel


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Re: Florida 300 + [Re: I W S Dennis] #281792
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This is great, I love the new ideas rolling in, keep throwing out some suggestions, then we can implement some. This needs to be the an event first and also a great race within a great and fun event.
I also think that if you are using valuable family vacation time, that we should think about things for wives and kids; such as pool parties for them while the racers are on the water or inflatable bounce houses on beach, or a pile of longboards to use at stops.......
If we are using vacation time, it should be a vacation also.
Any ideas?

Re: Florida 300 + [Re: catman] #281795
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Originally Posted by catman
You could always do Rum Skull Funnels then attempt the course.

Skull Funnel


If someone could make an ice sculpture/casting of that thing, it would be way cooler for the rum funnel.

And is anyone going to set up a gofundme account to make Dave do the obstacle course? I've got a few bucks waiting.


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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb

And is anyone going to set up a gofundme account to make Dave do the obstacle course? I've got a few bucks waiting.


Isn't being crew punishment enough? I'm sure it was something I said and I probably deserve it but damn dude I'm old I could break a hip.



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This is great, I love the new ideas rolling in, keep throwing out some suggestions, then we can implement some.


Host a hoverboard jousting tournament between the ground crews and allow betting on the matches. House takes a percentage of the proceeds in the name of "charity" of course.

Re: Florida 300 + [Re: ThunderMuffin] #281799
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swim noodles as the jousting sticks ...


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The Florida 300 plus is going to be an awesome race! We have several major sponsors and some other surprises that will be announced in the near future. Top 3 overall will win Nixon Surf and Sail Watches. All Competitors will receive pennants, 3 boats make a class, only 20 boats will be accepted to race, 10 spots are taken. I hear ther are a few Nacra 17s with some decent flat water sailors hanging around, care to see if you can handle the surf? All spin boats from 16-20 feet are invited to do full race.
We will do the 45 mile dogfight from vero to cocoa beach, and if there is enough interest Maybe another chase from cocoa beach to The giant party in Daytona Beach at the Ocean Deck. (60+miles around the cape, some of the coolest sailing in Florida! Bring the family we will have things for them also! Sign up before we fill the field.

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Just a thought, maybe the 17 sailors can run their dagger boards aground at the beach so they can REPAIR them!

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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
instead of ice bucket (yawn), do a video of them twirling around the rum keg and then trying to race off through an obstacle course AT THE AWARDS PARTY. Nothing dangerous.. just run or hurdle some inflatable marks, pool toys, hanging rafts, etc. That's much more Youtube worthy smile and it MUST BE POSTED (keep the course under 1 minute and make sure they have to do a LOT of twirling first - don't ask me how i know this... please).

Set up a fund for each "victim" or team entry in the 300+ event. The team who ends up with the most donation $ has to "run the gauntlet" (of course, all monies collected go to the event, regardless of who 'wins' and has to run the course).

So, Brett will tell all his folk to 'donate' to Ding's bucket (so he has to run) and vice versa.

If the fund balances are posted regularly, the front-runner is motivated to get his/her fan base to contribute to someone else so they don't have to "win"....


Kind of like reverse psychology?



Perfect! This actually works. We raised a ton of money for a food pantry by running Penny Wars, which works on this idea (highest amount raised loses).

Mike

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Google says a ton of pennies is 366,000, so that's about $3,660. Nice work!


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Re: Florida 300 + [Re: I W S Dennis] #282024
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If you're on the fence about the Florida 300 then hopefully this will be the push you need. The word on the street is this year's 300 is going to be off the chain. The Ocean Deck party in Daytona is going to be worth the price of admission alone. The Florida 300 is inking the last of its sponsorship and a full press release is coming soon. Time is getting short so if you're going to join us now is the time to get your ducks in a row.


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I know an F18 skipper looking for crew, If you're interested PM me.


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The Florida 300+ will be represented at the Grand Opening of the Aventura West Marine. The party is on St. Party's Day at the Aventura location the tickets are on sale for $10, we have 50 tickets available and there are lots of gifts, great silent auctions and raffles for cool stuff. Please call Dennis at 305-522-4944 for tickets. See you there.

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Florida 300 Updated Notice of Race has been published. Please read carefully and note the safety equipment, including Personal Locator Beacons (PLB's), required for each crew.

Also for those on the fence and want to "try out" distance racing on the Florida Coast or can't take the whole week. There are now TWO single leg events that can be entered. The Dogfight, raced from Vero Beach to Cocoa Beach, and the Space Coast Challenge raced from Cocoa Beach to Daytona Beach. These are two separate races so you can enter one or both to join the fun.

READ THE NOR

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Hey Ding,
Do you still know a skipper looking for a crew?
If so I might know a crew for him.
Also if anybody is interested in racing but doesn't have a boat, please contact me.
Just a few updates:
Sponsorships include: Waves Surf Shop, West Marine, ACR, Nixon Watches, DePaula Jewelers, Keys Sailing, Zhik, NACRA, Islander Watersports, Harken, The Ocean Deck, Others to be finalized in the next two weeks.

Re: Florida 300 + [Re: I W S Dennis] #282338
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Originally Posted by I W S Dennis
Hey Ding,
Do you still know a skipper looking for a crew?
If so I might know a crew for him.
Also if anybody is interested in racing but doesn't have a boat, please contact me.
Just a few updates:
Sponsorships include: Waves Surf Shop, West Marine, ACR, Nixon Watches, DePaula Jewelers, Keys Sailing, Zhik, NACRA, Islander Watersports, Harken, The Ocean Deck, Others to be finalized in the next two weeks.


No, he got an offer to sail on a big boat and won't be able to make the 300 this year.


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