Friday, July 12, 2019

Race to Mackinac

The Race to Mackinac starts tomorrow at 11:40 CST  for the J105's. Looks like we have a great forecast. Every wind condition and lots of decisions. Follow the racers with the YB Races App.

Look forward to seeing you all at the J105 Party on Mackinac Island, Tuesday, July 16 at 11:00 AM EST, located in the courtyard behind the Market Street Inn, 7237 Market Street, Mackinac Island.  This is the same time & location as previous years. 

The hotel itself is small so they ask us to take the walkway around the building to enter the courtyard via the gate and as always be courteous to the staff.
 
A big thank you to Keith Krause (Vytis) for organizing the party. He owes all a drink for winning the NOOD’s Trip to the Caribbean.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Crew Pool

As a captain  one of the greatest obstacles to sailing is finding crew. Amazingly there are always people looking to get on a boat. In order to help solve one of life's most vexing challenges I am pleased to announce that Meghan O'Rourke has volunteered to take on the job of Crew Pool Coordinator. She is the Captain of  the V15 Fleet, crews on a J88, & the Pig. Believe me she know everyone.

If you are short people, know someone, you are looking for a boat, looking to build a team and/or need to combine boats (it is better to get one boat out there, than lose two). The goal here is build the Fleet to get more boats on the line for each and every race.

Please don't hesitate, reach out and contact:

                                                            Meghan O'Rourke
                                                      Flying Pig - Sail No. 424
                                                  meghan.e.orourke@gmail.com
                                                               847 219-6297

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Top J/105 Team Wins Caribbean Championship Berth at 2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Chicago

              Gyt Petkus, skipper of the J/105 Vytis, accepts his NOOD Caribbean Championship entry alongside his crew                          Michael Brown, Steve Druzbicki, Keith Krause and daughter Julija Petkus.    Paul Todd/Outside Images/NOOD

Morning rain and fog saw the remaining scheduled races cancelled on the third day of the 2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Chicago. Spirits were high, however, as competitors gathered at Chicago Yacht Club for the evening's awards party. At each NOOD Regatta, individual fleet winners earn a chance to be selected for one berth at the Caribbean Championship in November in the British Virgin Islands. Today, Gyt Petkus (La Grange, IL), winner of the J/105 fleet, had the luck of the draw, winning his second Caribbean Championship appearance since 2007.

“We’ve owned our J/105 Vytis for 25 years,” says Petkus, who’s nephew Keith Krause trims the boat’s mainsail. Steve Druzbicki calls tactics, Mike Brown trims jib, and Petkus’ daughter Julija is the team’s foredeck crew. The team started the regatta with two third-place finishes on Saturday, before winning the next two and taking the lead. “Friday was a bit frustrating with the fog coming through,” says Petkus of the first day’s cancelled races. “But yesterday was awesome. The conditions were great. The J/105s are tweaky boats, so the little details made a big difference as far as point and speed.”


Petkus finished the shortened series tied with rival skipper Clark Pellet (Chicago, IL) aboard Sealark. The tiebreaker went to Pytkus and his crew. Petkus says he’s looking forward to returning to the Virgin Islands, this time with his daughter, Julija. “All I’ve heard growing up was how much fun sailing in the Caribbean is,” says Julija Petkus. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally have the chance to go down there and sail with my dad.”

CONGRATULATIONS!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Spring Meeting

The Fleet 5 Spring Meeting has been moved from Columbia to Chicago Yacht Club due to renovation by the city of the Du Sable parking lot. Parking will be available at CYC.

Chicago Yacht Club
400 E Monroe St
Chicago

Friday, March 15, 2019

Spring Meeting

Hopefully, the warm weather this week gets you motivated to start thinking about sailing. We plan to have our Spring Meeting Saturday, April 13th starting at 10:00 am at Columbia Yacht Club. Below is a link to the Agenda, Proposed Class Rule Changes, Draft Schedule, Fleet Membership Form, and Proxy if you cannot attend.

Agenda   
Proposed Rule Changes   
Draft 2019 Schedule   
Fleet Membership Form   
Proxy

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

2019 Draft Scedule

The proposed schedule for 2019 is now available click to download a PDF file.

Your comments are welcomed. We will vote upon at the Fleet Spring Meeting.

Stay warm!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2018 Championship Results


The Chicago NOOD's and CYC Verve Cup always make for some of the best windward leeward racing in America. This year we also participated in the North American Championships held in Harbor Springs. All three regattas were great, once again proving One Design racing is the absolute best. Every turn was exciting with position changes happening on many legs, and there were a number of close finishes.

Congratulations all the winners.

Name
NOOD
NA's
VERVE
TOTAL
The Asylum
16
19
14
49
Sealark
20
24
18
62
Flying Pig
21
40
38
99
Caught in Traffic
33
29
49
111
Esprit d'Ecosse
45
53
30
128
Vytis
18
1000
17
1035
Buzz
20
48
1000
1068
Valhalla
45
1000
37
1082
Striking
54
1000
62
1116
Low Point Scoring System
For more details go to Yachtscoring to see the race results.

Race to Mackinac

The Race to Mackinac starts tomorrow at 11:40 CST  for the J105's. Looks like we have a great forecast. Every wind condition and lots...