Recent content by Kurt H

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    Weekly Racing Costs and Admin

    Yes, racing here sounds rather expensive, though our friend from down under who commented above had some pretty high prices as well. There's a huge and sometimes irrational disparity. One thing is that in regattas it's become the goal of many organizers to make as big a production as possible...
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    Weekly Racing Costs and Admin

    There's a different take. Tell me more. What's your fleet's setup? Fees, schedule, facilities (dining) , open vs. closed, participation, growth or deciline
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    Weekly Racing Costs and Admin

    Very interesting. Yes, your club has a lot of benefits. In particular I like the idea of opening up certain segments of the season. Are there Laser only fleets in your area that run their own events, or are they all through established yacht clubs?
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    Weekly Racing Costs and Admin

    The basic answer there is that the club leadership sees access to the racing as the primary club benefit. They're afraid by opening it up they're going to lose membership dues (which they would) that would not be made up by extra participation. I happen to believe the only way out of the mess is...
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    Weekly Racing Costs and Admin

    Our club (CYC Seattle) provides excellent weekly racing April-Sept with a professional PRO, 2 whaler drivers and a scorekeeper. We get up to 4 great races in some of the best (albeit coldest and deepest) waters for Laser sailing. We get together at a floating YC clubhouse for beer and not so...
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