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2015 US F16 Championship

Posted By: John Williams

2015 US F16 Championship - 01/31/15 08:10 PM

Sarasota Sailing Squadron will host the US F16 Championship, 29 October through 01 November. The host website is HERE.

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Posted By: waterbug_wpb

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 02/02/15 02:30 PM

will you be making an appearance at this event Dub?

Who else should we keep an eye on from the left coast?

As to the SSS, I'm headed there this weekend. Nice club and a veritable museum/graveyard of boats from all ages, makes and designs
Posted By: John Williams

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 02/03/15 02:55 AM

I missed sailing the Newport event and I've been pouting since. I'll be at Sarasota with Dennis Key driving. I hope that the Glasers will also be there. Will you be coming by, Jay? I think I owe you a cold one...
Posted By: waterbug_wpb

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 02/03/15 03:14 PM

I may run up there to observe the awesomeness.

Driving the three-legged variety of multihull now (and full-fledged member of dead boat society class), I believe I've gotten too fat/slow for you yutes..

But I can sleep IN the boat (on or off the trailer) so it really cuts down on travel expenses
Posted By: Blade1

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 03/20/15 08:59 AM

LJ , We will be there ...
Posted By: dr5e14w

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 03/20/15 12:45 PM

I'll be there
Posted By: Karl_Brogger

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 03/20/15 10:30 PM

Nice! Blacked out Viper time? You should con Tomko into attending.

I'm in, hopefully with a trailer load of craw boats.
Posted By: dr5e14w

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 03/20/15 10:35 PM

Yes the black boat will be there!
Posted By: Blade1

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 03/21/15 12:18 AM

Black N Blue Blade on the way too !!!
Posted By: rehmbo

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 03/23/15 02:21 PM

SSS is a great venue. They did a kick-a$$ job on the F18 NA's a couple years ago.
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 03/27/15 01:52 PM

Originally Posted by rehmbo
SSS is a great venue. They did a kick-a$$ job on the F18 NA's a couple years ago.


+1 and the inside or outside option was nice.
Posted By: waterbug_wpb

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 03/31/15 06:25 PM

How did you get outside? A tow, or were conditions good enough to sail under that bridge?
Posted By: pbl

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/04/15 05:17 PM

I'm in.
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/08/15 03:16 PM

Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
How did you get outside? A tow, or were conditions good enough to sail under that bridge?


When we went outside the conditions were ideal and we went through the draw bridge. Had to be quite the site for the people on the bridge 60+ beachcats stacked up waiting for the bridge to open.
Posted By: rehmbo

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/08/15 07:00 PM

I have some pictures - it was quite the sight - I'll see if I can dig them up.

Not only a small area by the bridge, but some wind and current to keep you on your toes.

We came in via the channel on the south side of Lido Key. Must have done 80 tacks coming up the narrow channel.
Posted By: rehmbo

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/09/15 10:59 AM

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A few more pics here: http://imgbox.com/g/8zaBd3hPbN
Posted By: waterbug_wpb

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/10/15 03:56 PM

awesome. Reminds me of the 'good-ole-days' of steeplechase waiting for the Jewfish Creek bridge.
Posted By: John Williams

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/13/15 02:47 AM

Anyone know if we get to sail outside for F16s?
Posted By: dr5e14w

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/13/15 08:10 PM

Originally Posted by John Williams
Anyone know if we get to sail outside for F16s?


Its a long ways out there if they suggest that the drawbridge wont open for you.
Posted By: rehmbo

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/14/15 01:04 AM

As Dr. Dr5e stated, its a long slow sail around the south side of Lido Key if you have to go that way to get out. I'd hope for plan "A".
Posted By: waterbug_wpb

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/16/15 01:46 PM

Originally Posted by dr5e14w

Its a long ways out there if they suggest that the drawbridge wont open for you.


Not that it would help picking a fight with the poor bridge tender, but boats were here before automobiles, so if I read correctly boats are allowed priority through bridges (unless an emergency, etc.).

I do believe that particular bridge in question has scheduled openings if boats are around. But we got through last time with a quick hail on the handheld VHF. It didn't hurt that Tim offered to throw a beer up to him...
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/16/15 03:45 PM

Originally Posted by dr5e14w
Originally Posted by John Williams
Anyone know if we get to sail outside for F16s?


Its a long ways out there if they suggest that the drawbridge wont open for you.


I doubt that would be an issue. The road isn't all that heavily traveled and we were pretty efficent getting through the bridge. The fleet was through the bridge in 5 to 8 minutes tops.
Posted By: Karl_Brogger

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/16/15 06:14 PM

Originally Posted by David Ingram
Originally Posted by dr5e14w
Originally Posted by John Williams
Anyone know if we get to sail outside for F16s?


Its a long ways out there if they suggest that the drawbridge wont open for you.


I doubt that would be an issue. The road isn't all that heavily traveled and we were pretty efficent getting through the bridge. The fleet was through the bridge in 5 to 8 minutes tops.


Have you met the F16 crowd? Two hours, minimum.
Posted By: David Ingram

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/16/15 06:42 PM

Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger


Have you met the F16 crowd? Two hours, minimum.


I was banned from the compound years ago so not recently.

Posted By: Timbo

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/16/15 07:14 PM

Any sailor worth his nads should be able to heal his boat over 45 degrees and sail under that bridge, it's pretty high. Heck, I'll do it with my kite up, solo!
Posted By: waterbug_wpb

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/20/15 04:55 PM

pshaw... just flip and swim it under... Worked for us in an N20 once...
Posted By: John Williams

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 04/30/15 02:18 AM

Registered...
Posted By: RParentsail

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 07/07/15 01:49 AM

My F16 Viper is for sale and is actually very close to the venue as this is my home club! It is an excellent boat and if anyone would like to take a look at it/test sail I can organize that at the venue.

Check out the ad here:



Feel free to call me at 941-465-9862 and leave a message. This will be a great event!
Posted By: tback

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 07/07/15 08:47 PM

F16 Available for charter.

PM me for info.
Posted By: tback

Re: 2015 US F16 Championship - 08/31/15 01:35 PM

And now available for sale. See ad on CatSailor Classifieds.

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