Monday, June 28, 2010
To the 505ers that travelled to Chicago to make the regatta and the racing possible and competitive, thank you. We hope you enjoyed sailing in Chicago and we hope you will come back next time and bring others with you. We look forward to seeing you at future 505 regattas.
A great deal of thanks is due to the Chicago Yacht Club for supporting this event. 505s are not yet an established fleet at the club, but thanks to the club's support and the showcase for 505s that the event offered, we are on our way. CYC's Special Regatta Chairman Leif Sigmund has been particularly supportive of this event; thanks Leif.
I think I can speak for all of the sailors when thanking the R/C, our PRO Erik Schneider, our Assistant PRO Olof Anderson, our R/C chairwoman Janet Crabb, our fleet representative and 2010 Dennis Surtees Service Award winner Dave Ellis, and the many CYC volunteers for the tremendous and excellent job they did running races. I think the R/C gave us a great 10 race series across a range of conditions. The efforts of this R/C are appreciated and will be remembered by 505 sailors.
Our event Jury Chairman Russ Burke did us a great favor in updating our SI's to follow the ISAF template and in adjudicating our rules situations. Now we need Russ to get a boat and join us!
Chicago Yacht Club's Belmont Station Manager John Cummings and his staff did a great job feeding the ferocious appetite of the 505 fleet. Many thanks to John for his help.
Lynn Walls and her waterfront staff have been working with us for some months and they did a flawless job preparing R/C equipment and volunteers which was a great aid to the organizers.
Thanks to the Chicago Match Race Center for loaning us several RIB's for the duration of the event.
Thanks to Evan Thompson and Matt Clark for driving the Gate Launch and giving their time to the event.
We were able to provide many competitors with housing thanks to Carl Brummel, Mark Teborek and Libby Christy, Mimi Turney, Mel and Owen Thompson, Jen Curtin, and Matt Clark.
This event would not have been possible without the support of our event partners and their support for 505 sailing:
3 Floyds Brewery for keeping everyone hydrated with their delicious brew.
APS for t-shirts and prizes.
Glaser Sails for their support of Saturday's dinner.
Harken for race and event awards.
Layline Photography for capturing everyone in action.
North Sails Gulf Coast for supporting young 505 sailors with a jib.
Finally, a hearty congratulations to Augie Diaz and Parry Barclay for winning the 2010 505 North American Championship.
Great sailing Augie and Parry!
|1||8953||Augie Diaz & Parry Barclay||25||1||1||2||3||4||1||4||4||(6)||5|
|2||8930||Parker Shinn & Doug McKeige||29||2||2||(11)||2||6||2||3||3||3||6|
|3||9003||Mike Martin & Jesse Falsone||33||3||7||(8)||4||2||4||2||8||1||2|
|4||9042||JB Turney & Ned Turney||40||7||6||5||1||1||3||(13)||1||9||7|
|5||9002||Mike Holt & Carl Smit||53||6||(14)||1||8||5||6||9||13||4||1|
|6||8012||Henry Amthor & Dustin Romey||59||9||5||7||9||8||5||5||(18)||8||3|
|7||8830||Ramsay Key & Drew Buttner||70||8||9||6||13||(16)||11||10||2||2||9|
|8||7875||Jeff Miller & Pat Diola||71||(13)||3||10||5||7||12||8||11||11||4|
|9||8264||Jeff Boyd & Dave Adams||82||4||(19)||4||6||3||14||16||12||15||8|
|10||7346||Craig Thompson & Ricky Turner||84||(14)||8||3||10||14||10||12||5||10||12|
|11||8441||Katrin Deinhardt & Olav Schluter||97||17||10||13||11||11||(18)||7||6||11||11|
|12||8821||Katherine Long & Stephen Long||98||5||13||(16)||14||15||8||6||9||14||14|
|13||8919||Mike Komar & Russ Miller||100||12||11||9||16||13||7||1||7||(24\DNF)||24\DNC|
|14||7606||Brendon Connell & Chris Brady||100||(18)||4||15||12||12||9||15||10||13||10|
|15||8715||Lin Robson & Erik Boothe||118||15||12||12||7||(18)||17||11||16||12||16|
|16||8194||Tom Kivney & Gordon Russell||132||16||(21)||18||19||19||13||14||17||5||11|
|17||8850||Doug Watson & Gabe Watson||139||11||20||20||15||10||15||(22)||19||16||13|
|18||715||Zack Marks & Mike Renda||155||19||16||17||18||17||(21)||18||15||17||18|
|19||8753||Pierre Jeangirard & Loic Bleuez||156||20||15||(21)||17||9||20||20||20||18||17|
|20||7605||Renka Gesing & Adam Gesing||157||10||18||14||20||20||16||21||14||(24\DNF)||24\DNC|
|21||8939||John Wyles & Gareth Fletcher||170||21||17||22||21||22||22||(23)||23||7||15|
|22||8600||Graham Alexander & Wes Harnish||189||23||23||19||22||21||19||17||21||(24\DNC)||24\DNC|
|23||8822||Dave Burchfiel & Josh Gray||201||22||22||23||23||23||23||19||22||(24\DNC)||24\DNC|
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I wish there was more. With predominantly gradient winds, Chicago does not exhibit what I consider ‘formula’ type sailing conditions. This is generally not the kind of place where you go only left/right in a given condition. As mentioned in some of our preliminary event information, we anticipate three different conditions.
ESE 5-11kts: this is our thermal breeze that typically establishes itself when there is a high pressure system stalled over the region. There is often little wind near shore, but in the sailing area the breeze is usually well established with calm seas. Locals feel that there is often more breeze ‘out in the lake’ (left side of the course) from this direction. Shifts typically develop slowly and in the range of 5 to 15 degrees with subtle changes in pressure.
NNE 10-20kts: cool ‘clipper systems’ of high pressure bring what is known as a three day northeaster to Lake Michigan. Air temperatures drop into the low 70s during the daytime and the strong winds on the leading edge of the high kick up great sailing conditions. Waves from 2 to 6 feet are typical. The breeze is strongest on day one of the system and usually moderates over the next two days. This can make for a light and lumpy third day. The direction is typically very stable with 5 to 10 degree shifts.
SW 12-25kts: hot, humid, and blustery breezes arrive with low pressure systems. This offshore breeze is both shifty and puffy. We will be sailing well offshore in this direction if possible to allow the wind to stabilize after it passes through the city. Velocity can vary by 5kts or more in the puffs and shifts are usually in the 10 to 25 degree range. There can be some skew to the racecourse in this condition as the breeze may favor a particular lane through the city’s buildings.
Friday, May 28, 2010
From O'hare: Take the CTA Blue Line into "The Loop" (The circuit of elevated tracks marking the center of downtown Chicago). Note that the Blue and Red lines are subway in the loop. Transfer to the Red Line(Northbound to Howard) at Jackson. Note that the Red Line is subway where you get on at Jackson, but transitions to elevated before you will exit. Exit the Red Line at Belmont. Walk East on Belmont Ave to the harbor.
From Midway: Take the CTA Orange Line(Elevated) towards the loop. Transfer to the Red Line Subway(Northbound to Howard) at Roosevelt. Note that the Red Line is subway where you get on at Roosevelt, but transitions to elevated before you will exit. Exit the Red Line at Belmont. Walk East on Belmont Ave to the harbor.
See attached transit map:
It is very important to keep in mind that CHICAGO YACHT CLUB HAS 2 LOCATIONS. WE ARE SAILING AT THE BELMONT HARBOR LOCATION WHICH IS NORTH OF DOWNTOWN. DO NOT SHOW UP TO THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION WITH YOUR 505!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Three Floyds brews a variety of fantastic craft ales and lagers. If you were not already pumped for this event, the promise of a 3 Floyds brew after racing should be enough on its own to bring you to Chicago. These beers are a real treat and we could not think of a better partner for our event.
When you are coming in to town from the East, the Three Floyds Brew Pub is a great spot to stop for lunch and a pint of great beer. The Brew Pub opens at 11:30 AM on weekdays and the food is delicious. The location is pretty close to the freeway that you will be coming in on. Check it out!
9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, In 46321
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Nominations for the Dennis Surtees Service Award and the Dave Cahn Sportsmanship Award are requested. They will be awarded at the North American Championship in Chicago at the end of June.
All nominations must be in writing. Nomination letters should adequately describe why the nominee is deserving of the award, and specific examples of the nominee's service should be cited in the letter. The nominating committee shall not accept nominations that only include a name, or a name and a vague description of service. Nominations may be submitted to Drew Buttner, Macy Nelson, or Aaron Ross.
Here is the agenda:
Information Officer's Report
Election of President
Election of Information Officer
2011 NA's Progress Report - American Yacht Club
2012 NA's Progress Report
Vote on 2012 NA's Location
2013 NA's and Worlds site proposals and bids
Monday, May 24, 2010
1251 East Wisconsin Ave
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072-3755
Additionally, Glaser Sails has also joined in their support of the Championship. Glaser Sails is the west coast USA builder of 505 sails. Teams equipped with Glaser 505 sails took 1st and 2nd at the 2009 SAP 505 World Championships. Glaser is sponsoring the Saturday night dinner that will be held on the CYC patio. Please keep them in mind when you are eating "505 Crew Sized" portions.
15339 Pipeline Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
1320 20th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Additionally, LaserPerformance Sail+Sport Chicago will be on-site with gear and parts available for purchase. Formerly Hedlund Marine, LaserPerformance Sail+Sport Chicago has been serving Chicago's small boat sailors for over 50 years. We are excited to have their chandlery services available in the dinghy park.
2112 Jackson Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
In order to illustrate the excitement of 505 sailing, we will be working with sailgroove.org to capture video of the racing. Sailgroove will also be around to conduct competitor interviews during the event; hopefully everyone who wants to can get their mug immortalized on the internet.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
These boats should be able to make it to Chicago at a very reasonable cost. If you are interested, please let me know via e-mail and I will coordinate arrangements with the owners.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
We are also happy to say that joining Erik is great friend of 505s, Dave Ellis. Dave has done a great job running our Midwinter Championship and we are stoked to have his help and experience with 505s at the NAs.
Lastly, the Chicago Match Race Center has graciously offered us the use of some of their RIBs during the event. This help is greatly appreciated by the organizers and we encourage those of you interested in match racing to check out the CMRC and the very cool things they are doing.
Monday, April 19, 2010
City Suites Hotel
933 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
The Willows Hotel
555 W Surf St, Chicago, IL
The Majestic Hotel
528 West Brompton Ave, Chicago, IL
The rate is $120/night for single queen rooms or $150/night for suites(king suites or double rooms).
Contact Jennifer Manguino to book rooms at this discounted rate for any of the three hotels:
Direct Line: (773) 404-3499
Please tell Jennifer that you are competing in the 505 North Americans.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Chicago Summerfest - June 26th - 27th, art show, live music, food vendors. Clark and Armitage
Cubs at White Sox - June 26th - 27th, the crosstown classic. U.S. Cellular Field
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
If you have any problems that their support cannot address, please let JB know.
Late fees kick in after May 31st. Please get your registrations in. We are looking forward to a great event!
2010 505 North American Championship Registration
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
There will be a limited amount of provided housing for the regatta. We are working hard to find as much provided housing as possible for those teams that are interested. In addition to local 505 fleet members, Chicago Yacht Club members may be volunteering to host some teams. More information will be availible over the next few months. Please email Craig Thompson if you are interested in provided housing. A priority list has been established and housing will be made availible based on "first contact/first serve basis".
Please, only request housing if you are serious about attending. Note that provided housing may require a vehicle for getting to/from the Yacht Club. If you are shipping your boat and flying, consider a hotel or apartment rental within walking distance of the club so you do not have to rent a car.
For those of you traveling with families/wives/girlfriends who would prefer a more private housing arrangement, there are several options availible:
1. Craigslist - Furnished apartments on Criagslist are a great way to enjoy Chicago for the week. Fleet 13 members rented an apartment for the 2009 Worlds in San Francisco and it worked out great. The neighborhood where the event is being held is called Lakeview, and there may be vacation/furnished apartments within walking distance from the club. A larger unit is great for a group of sailors and can often be cheaper and nicer than a typical hotel.
CLICK HERE to view search results for Lakeview vacation rentals on Craigslist.
2. Hotels - There are 3 hotels that are within a 15-20 minute walk from the club. Book early to lock in a low rate. Summertime in Chicago is busy and rates/availility may become an issue as the dates get closer. The following information is from Hotels.com:
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace - Rates about $135 per night
3434 N Broadway Avenue, Chicago, United States
Hotel Info: 866-539-0036
Guest rating 4.3 / 5
City Suites Hotel - Rates about $99 per night
933 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, United States
Hotel Info: 866-539-0036
Guest rating 4.3 / 5
The Willows Hotel - Rates about $90 per night
555 W Surf St, Chicago, United States
Hotel Info: 866-539-0036
Guest rating 4.3 / 5
There are hundreds of other hotels that would be within driving distance, but traffic can be prohibitive during weekdays. Also be weary of "to-good-to-be-true" rates, as some areas may not be as safe as others. Contact us if you have any specific questions about neighborhoods/saftey.
There may be more options availible. Housing is a high priority for us right now as we do not want this to be a cost-prohibitive aspect for everyone who will be attending. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you have.