Under the category of "Some Days Are Like That" this year's 3 Bridge Fiasco saw spectacular weather courtesy of a high pressure weather system that seems to have been parked over Northern California waters since early December.
Of course with the sunshine came a lack of wind, and this, coupled with a ripping ebb current, made for either a very trying day (for those who decided to fight the weather gods), or a very relaxing and early day (for those who were more pragmatic/realistic and actually believed SailFlow and NOAA).
I grew up sailing in San Diego bay, quickly becoming acquainted with racing. After dinghies, I started sailing 29ers, 49ers, and eventually 18 ft. skiffs. I was lucky enough to race these machines in the bay area frequently throughout high school, and fell in love with the sailing scene up there. I moved to Santa Cruz to attend college, and that's when I first became aware of the Moore 24's awesomeness and legacy.
Moore 24 Class,
I would like to start off 2014 first by recognizing the amazing job done by Scott Sorensen as our class president in 2013. Under his leadership 58 of our little boats participated in at least one Roadmaster event - 31 alone during nationals - and a number of boats were rescued from oblivion or passive neglect by new owners, all of whom we welcome to the fleet and look forward to racing against, and drinking with this year.
Please come join the Moore 24 sailors for a fun evening of food, libations and auction finale
when: Saturday November 19th (5pm cocktails, 5:30 informal class meeting, 6pm awards, music, slides and video's, 7pm dinner, 8pm live auction)
where: Santa Cruz Yacht Club
how much: Dinner $15 (RSVP by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
why: A fun night with your friends and in support of the Verutti's
who: Anyone who has ever sailed a Moore 24 or just likes the Moore 24 family!
ALSO GO VISIT THE ON-LINE LIVE AUCTION NOW! www.Moore24.org
Modifications to Moore 24 Survey Results
Ok if same wt 41
Thoughts on the carbon tiller: The open transom boats already need a weird tiller, there is no clear opinion, only 16% of respondents think there is an advantage.
Carbon Fwd Hatch
Ok if same wt 36
Hello Moore 24 sailors...
Using the email addresses of the Moore 24 owners, the Yahoo Group site,
the moore 24.org website and the old telephone are all things that I
probably should have done a long time ago but... Please select the
likely correct answer:
A/ I was doing gel-coat work,
B/ I decided to get a West Wight Potter to sail all by myself,
C/ Simon you are just a lazy bastard!
Anyway, did you notice that this was put to you in the form of a
multiple choice question? This is a tool that I think will work
Dear Moore 24 Family,
i am writing to remind everybody that the annual Moore 24 year-end party is coming up soon. It will be held at Santa Cruz Yacht Club November 19 at 5:00. For those who have not been to a Moore 24 party in Santa Cruz, it is always a great time.
This year's event is particularly special for the fleet. We will be hosting an online auction with the proceeds benefiting the Verutti family. For those who have not seen the auction website, I invite you to check it out here http://moore24.org/auction/.
Here's a link to some photos from the 2011 Dolphin Cup!
Congrats to Aaron Lee and Kim Stuart on Crazy Eights First to Finish in the Gracie and George!
Congrats to Conrad Holbrook on Topper II who kept some very fast boats at bay over the weekend's Jazz Cup.
Next on the agenda is the Monterey Peninsula YCs Dolphin Cup, September 17-18. Should be a fun time with a ton of interest. Signup ends Sept 12 so do the right thing!. The informal delivery race from SC harbor to Monterey leaves at 12:00 on Friday.
Moore 24 Tee's and Posters will be available at MPYC. More info at http://www.mpyc.org/index.php/racing/412-2011-dolphin-cup