June 15, 2013

2013 Canadian Master Nationals - Day 2

by Pam
Doug is in Montreal for the Canadian Master Nationals. He had a horrible first day, and exhausting and non-noteworthy second day but when the guy walked by the the scores (which I can't find online anywhere), he snapped a picture and sent them to me. Tomorrow is expected to be light and variable. The first day was like that and he claims he got caught on the wrong side of a 90 degree shift.  

I'm going to post the scores while he's in 2nd place because I don't have high hopes that he'll be able to hold that position. 

Trivia question - there are two sailors who list their home club as NOMAD. Who knows what that stands for?


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    1. That's not it but certainly would have applied last night. He forgot to pack his Repair enzymes and was feeling like the old man he is. A search revealed that his enzymes aren't in the stores in Canada so he had to buy Motrin instead. I'm anxious to hear how he felt this morning since I've been operating under the assumption that the enzymes provide a better recovery than ibuprofen.

  2. No more annual dues?

    1. Yep. We were sailing in three different classes with two boats in each class, plus a jet ski, so the traditional yacht club structure (and politics) were no longer a fit for us. We were nomads and NO More Annual Dues made alot of sense. Doug says backs in Australia, one of the best sailing programs he was a part of, there was no club and just a beach and folks would just show up and sail. Large fleets, awesome competition, and regular attendance. I have to wonder if the yacht club structure is always the best option. We certainly haven't seen a downside to being a NOMAD yet.

    2. Totally agree. I belong to a frostbite fleet at a community sailing center in the winter, and have no affiliation in the summer. Just go to local regattas and sail with a couple of local fleets that have a "just show up and sail" mentality.

      Sometimes when I go to regattas and they want an affiliation on the registration I sign up as a member of Spar Island Yacht Club. Spar Island is a sandbar in the middle of the bay that I can see from my house. Pretty much disappears at high tide. No buildings and certainly no yacht club, so I appointed myself commodore of SIYC.

    3. Love it! Commodore Tillerman. Has a nice ring to it.

    4. I really was a commodore once! Of a real sailing club with annual dues!


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