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.