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    Default Small Reach Regatta - 49 boats registered

    Hi, everyone—

    Just a quick note to say the Small Reach Regatta, which is coming up July 18-22, has 49 boats registered. Our "final round" of paperwork will be going out in e-mails very soon. I'll post the fleet list below.

    Tom Jackson
    Brooklin, Maine


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    1 — Ketch, ISLAND LADY, David Wyman, Castine, ME
    2 — 17’8” — Nomans Land Boat, FAR & AWAY, Tom Jackson, Brooklin, ME
    3 — 15’2”, Devlin Egret, LOON, Dr. Julius Krevans, Bar Harbor, ME
    5 — 15’6”, Cortez Melonseed, MOGGIE, Mike Wick, Morristown, NY
    6 — 16’, Goat Island Skiff, KATHLEEN MARIE, Paul Hayslett, Branford, CT
    7 — 19’6”, Caledonia Yawl, CAILIN MEIRE, Mike Duncan, Annandale, VA
    8 — 18’, Peapod, RED MOLLY, Paul LaBrie, Exeter, ME
    9 — 19’6”, Caledonia Yawl, NIP, Paul Gottlund, Kutztown, PA
    10 — 15’10”, Kingston lobster boat, BONNIE SEA, Nathan Rome, Winchester MA
    11 — 17’6”, Welsford Pathfinder, KIWI, Tom Williamson, Windsor, VT
    12 — 15’, Daisy dory-skiff, GOWAN, Raymond Danforth, Shelburne, NH
    13 — 18’8”, Zimmer Mackinaw boat, Mackinaw Boat, Paul McKinney, Montville, ME
    14 — 18’1”, Oughtred yawl, NINA S. BENJAMIN, Andrew Kitchen, Irondequoit, NY
    15 — 15’6”, GIS, I AM ZINEA, PTERODACTYLUS, Christophe Matson, Bow, NH
    16 — 17’, Atlantic 17 gunning dory, GANNETT, Steve Woll, Pembroke, MA
    17 — 16, Melonseed skiff, SELKIE, Scott Brumenschenkel, Lisbon, NH
    18 — 14’, Penobscot 14, WILLIWAW, Russ Glazer, Northport, NY
    19 — 19’, Double-ended pulling boat, LILLY, Allen Head, Concord, NH
    20 — 16’, Matinicus peapod, MEANDER, Michael Howard, Amherst, MA
    21 — 18’, Shearwater, OCARINA, John Silverio, Lincolnville, ME
    22 — 21’, Sea Pearl, VELELLA VELELLA, Tom Sgouros, Wickford, RI
    23 — 19’6”, Double-ended pulling boat, PUCK, Bob Yorke, Scituate, MA
    24 — 15’4”, Wash. Co. Peapod, WOLFFISH, Charles Chamberlain, Brunswick, ME
    25 — 20’, Chebacco 20, SWAY, Ian Cohen, Beverly, MA
    26 — 14‘, Penobscot 14, SOUTH WIND II, Joel Jensen, Falmouth, ME
    27 — 17’, Core Sound 17, OSPREY, Norman Otto, Sandwich, MA
    28 — 16’, Shew & Burnham whitehall, No name, David Bridges, Niantic, CT
    29 — 19’6”, Caledonia yawl, DELIGHT, John Shinaberger, Bradford, PA
    30 — 16’, gaff sloop, BELLE, Daniel Gonneau, Brooklin, ME
    31 — 19’2”, Ness yawl, LITTLE OTTER, Jeffrey Horbar, Charlotte, VT
    32 — 21’, Sea Pearl 21, SCOUT, Philip Bacon, Guilford, CT
    33 — 15’8”, South Jersey Beach Skiff, LEA, Steve Dwyer, Merrimac, MA
    34 — 17’, Thistle, BINNACLE BAT, Allan Pickman, Temple, NH
    35 — 16’, Abaco bahamas dinghy, EMERSON ALBURY, Wade Smith, North Franklin, CT
    36 — 15’3”, Core Sound 15, LITTLE SHAVER, Stuart Whitcomb, Portland, OR
    37 — 16’, Whitehall, ARROW, Russell Cunningham, Deep River, CT
    38 — 19’6”, Caledonia yawl, JASMINE, Christopher Drouin, Auburn, NH
    39 — 15’2”, Phoenix III, beachcruiser, No name, Jonathan McNally, Vassalboro, ME
    40 — 19’6”, Caledonia yawl, NED LUDD, Geoff Kerr, Westford, VT
    41 — 15’, Deer Isle Koster, TBA, Steven Bauer, Portland, ME
    42 — 12’, Acorn skiff, No name, Danny Harris, Kennebunkport, ME
    43 — 17’6”, Swampscott dory, no name, Willits Ansel, Georgetown, ME
    44 — Gartside lapstrake, No name, Evelyn Ansel, Noank, CT
    45 — 17’6”, Harrier, RAN TAN, Antonio Dias, Narragansett, RI
    46 — 18’, Carpenter, CARPENTER II, Denis Wang, Tilton, NH
    47 — 17’, CLC Northeaster Dory, INO, Samuel Huber, Montclair, NJ
    48 — 17’4”, Faering derivative, DRAKE, Clint Chase, Portland, ME
    49 — 15’6”, Goat Island Skiff, BLEAT, Clint Chase, Portland, ME
    50 — 21’, Sea Pearl, HOLD THE HAGGIS, John Henderson, Wayne, NJ

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    Default Re: Small Reach Regatta - 49 boats registered

    It kinda bums me out that ROWAN isn't there on that list. Anyone got a spare teleporter I can borrow for the transcontinental hop?
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    It would be easy to find a crew spot for you, James. If you can get yourself to Bangor — the one in Maine, I mean —*the rest is easy.

    Tom

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    Default Re: Small Reach Regatta - 49 boats registered

    I thank you for the wonderful offer, Tom. But I'm going to be sailing Rowan off the west coast of Vancouver Island for the next week after, and without a genuine teleportation device, I doubt I can find the time to do both. But some year soon, I'm gonna make it out there!
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    Default Re: Small Reach Regatta - 49 boats registered

    I will be looking for crew for this years SRR, I live near Manchester-Boston regional Airport(MHT), will be driving by the Portland ME Jetport(PWM)... and there is easy public transport from Boston Logan to Manchester NH and Portsmouth NH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingchrs View Post
    I will be looking for crew for this years SRR, I live near Manchester-Boston regional Airport(MHT), will be driving by the Portland ME Jetport(PWM)... and there is easy public transport from Boston Logan to Manchester NH and Portsmouth NH.
    Chris, keep me in mind. I'd love to join you, although it's hard for me to commit at this stage.

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    All of the "second round" paperwork for SRR skippers went out yesterday. So all of the pieces are in place now, and we're looking forward to July!

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    Maybe next year...

    Tom
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    Default Re: Small Reach Regatta - 49 boats registered

    No way is there a boat named HOLD THE HAGGIS.
    A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble. -- E.B. White

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    Default Re: Small Reach Regatta - 49 boats registered

    Sure 'nuff.

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    Need a sporran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thad View Post
    Need a sporran.
    Not sure that he ever wore his sporran sailing, but Malcolm brought his bagpipes at least once, and occasionally serenaded us all. I don't see him on this year's list though.

    Allan

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    If there is a boat named I AM ZINIA, PTERODACTYLUS I don't see why there couldn't be one called HOLD THE HAGGIS.

    Our entry finally has a name. The builder decided on CASSIOPEIA.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Sharp View Post
    Chris, keep me in mind. I'd love to join you, although it's hard for me to commit at this stage.
    of course there will be room for you and Corrine.

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    Does anybody know if John from Boston Family BBing is doing OK?
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    Default Re: Small Reach Regatta - 49 boats registered

    Hi everyone, my boat NIP and I are newbies to the SRR. As I prepare boat kit and shoreside gear I am wondering if any veterans of past regattas have any thoughts on items unique to SRR that should not be left at home? Looking forward to sailing with this year's fleet.
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Gottlund View Post
    Hi everyone, my boat NIP and I are newbies to the SRR. As I prepare boat kit and shoreside gear I am wondering if any veterans of past regattas have any thoughts on items unique to SRR that should not be left at home? Looking forward to sailing with this year's fleet.
    Peter

    Peter

    As your CY is a big boat to be dragging/carrying above the high tide line, you will probably want to anchor out at night. A good anchor and rode allows unworried sleep. This might be bigger than you have, if you usually just use yours for a lunch hook.

    You will be surrounded by gorgeous boats and scenery, so a good camera is worth having, but not so good that you're terrified it might get damp.

    Maine weather is variable to say the least. Two years ago SRR was almost perfect shorts and t-shirt weather the whole time. I've also seen nothing but fog, rain and chill for weeks at a time, so lots of warm clothes, with spares if they get wet, should be in in your kit somewhere.

    Evenings are social, and occasionally musical, so bring acoustic instruments if you have them.

    Navigating in the fog is always a challenge, so study the chart, and program in a few key waypoints into the GPS so you are not totally stymied if socked in. A compass big enough to steer by without reading glasses is also good.

    Cell phone reception is lousy, so warn those left behind that if you are incommunicado, not to panic.

    Looking forward to meeting you

    Allan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binnacle Bat View Post
    Peter


    Cell phone reception is lousy, so warn those left behind that if you are incommunicado, not to panic.
    Yes, at the camp site I've had no luck, but I've gotten reasonable reception down near the waterfront.

    In any case, I'm sure you will have a great time. This is a wonderful experience, a great group, Tom
    and his crew do a wonderful job, and the food is excellent.

    Welcome.
    Andrew

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    WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT

    It's on like donkey kong!

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    Default Re: Small Reach Regatta - 49 boats registered

    Thanks Allan and Andrew, just the type of info hoped for in request. I have numerous anchors with various rode and chain combos. Is Lamoine Beach, sandy, mucky, cobbles, or ledge? Also, how much time should be allowed to get from say Portland to Lamoine St. Pk?
    Peter

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    Peter, it's just about 3 hours from Portland to the park. With no traffic. Midweek should be no problem, coming back Sunday afternoon it might take longer. We rode our scooters last year, it took about 7 hours with a long lunch stop and a less direct route to avoid larger roads. Cell reception was better last year than the year before. New towers, I think.


    Steven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Gottlund View Post
    Thanks Allan and Andrew, just the type of info hoped for in request. I have numerous anchors with various rode and chain combos. Is Lamoine Beach, sandy, mucky, cobbles, or ledge? Also, how much time should be allowed to get from say Portland to Lamoine St. Pk?
    Peter
    Peter,

    The past two years, there have been a number of empty moorings at the launch site that some of us have used.
    So, I have no experience of the bottom there. Others have anchored successfully down the shore, immediately
    to the west of the moorings, Tom included. I didn't hear of any problems with holding. By the way, whether
    you moor or anchor you can always get a ride in and out on one of the chase boats.

    Andrew

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    Default Re: Small Reach Regatta - 49 boats registered

    I've anchored there, and I certainly don't consider it the best. The band of shoreline at anchoring depth is rather narrow, against a rocky lee shore. I anchored in something like 22' of water, on a heavy claw anchor with 150' of rode, and set a heavy Danforth on 150' as a secondary. It is do-able, but make very sure of your gear.

    There is, by the way, a full list of equipment in the SRR paperwork.

    Tom

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    Bump. I'll be there with two Landing School students and their Acorn 12 and my personal Goat Island Skiff. Can't wait!
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    Will it be the maiden voyage for the GIS?

    We won't be bringing the KDI. It's coming along nicely but we didn't want to rush things. We will be crewing with Chris on Jasmine, though, so see you all there!

    Steven

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Will it be the maiden voyage for the GIS?
    This SRR will be the largest Goat Gathering the world has ever seen, with 3 boats. I am not making this up.

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    Fighting a major muscle spasm, getting a trailer rebuilt for Ran Tan. If the spasm does not ease up I may only be there with the small red truck for launching and recovering.
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    Don't over do things, Ben.
    We're all packed up, almost. Changed the oil in the scooter today. Ready to roll.


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    Quote Originally Posted by callsign222 View Post
    This SRR will be the largest Goat Gathering the world has ever seen, with 3 boats. I am not making this up.
    So this will be the first GIS class regatta (two boats being a match race)! Assuming that no one else gets to it this year, we can call it the First GIS Nationals, perhaps the first North Americans.

    Consider this the NOR.

    The rules? There are no rules in a GIS race.

    I expect to be looking at a lot more transoms.

    Allan

    Allan

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    I now it sounds like madness, but I may actually be launching this Skiff tomorrow! I'm exhausted...still some hardware to attach in am. Ready for bed, now.
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    We're almost to Belfast. Cell coverage isn't good enough to post pics.

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    Just crossed the new bridge. We met Christofe and Jonathon at Hamilton Marine in Searsport.


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    Pictures are over on this thread: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...picture-thread

    Ben, I hope your back is feeling better. We are missing you this year.

    Steven

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    Question: At night, do you folks camp or stay at hotels? I'm unfamiliar with the region, don't know if it's "civilized" or very spartan.
    If my wife gives me her blessing, I'll be building a new boat this year perfect for this event. But, I am not much of a "camping" sort of guy.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    There are options. Most folks are camping but there are local B&B options. Next year location may change and bunks would be recommended. The fleet is out right now; I am ashore with a bad back.
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    Good morning, SRR boat #9 (NIP) reporting. Safely home in PA, eleven hours of Interstate driving. SRR was worth the drive. My first time and it was incredible. Thanks to Downeast TSCA group, chase boat crews, Tom Jackson, et al.

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