Finn vs Laser -- Gulf Coast Masters Challenge

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It was getting a little late after the first day of the Florida States at Ft Walton Yacht Club when Sam Grant mentioned that the Finn Masters were bringing a big fleet to the "Meigs Regatta" which is being sailed the same weekend as the Gulf Coast Masters at FWYC. Momentarily overcoming my shyness, I told Sam that the Lasers would have a bigger fleet than the Finns. Thus, a challenge was born. Now we have to live up to the challenge. The Finns seem to think they are superior and will easily outnumber us. I will concede that they will easily outweigh us (especially on a per capita basis)! However, I do not accept that they will outnumber us.

So if you don't have any really concrete plans, live within a thousand miles of Fort Walton Beach, are at least 35 years old, and want to put those old Finn dogs back in their rocking chairs, come to FWYC July 11 & 12 for a really great weekend of sailing, sun, and swapping lies with the fat guys in their bathtub boats!
 
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Hey Masters

Here's the info on Gulf Coast Masters and a little reminder about the challenge from the Finns.

NOR: http://www.fwyc.org/NOR2009/GCLM/GCLM_NOR09v2.pdf

Registration
ONLINE: https://event-manager.compete-at.com/fwyc/GCLaserMasters
MAILIN: http://www.fwyc.org/NOR2009/GCLM/GCLM_REG09.pdf

Entries: https://event-manager.compete-at.com/fwyc/GCLaserMasters?page=entries

Don't forget, the Finns have accepted Dave H's 'Biggest Fleet' challenge and are planning on out-doing the Lasers!

We cannot let the Finns outnumber us!! So get your act together, bring a friend or two, and head to Fort Walton Yacht Club the weekend of July 11&12 for some great sailing and hanging out!
 
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Glad to see Austin crew are coming. What about all you folks in the SouthEast and Gulf Coast area? Make your plans, pre-register and come sail! Really gotta show up those Finn boys!
 
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Suggestions for places to stay?

I'm considering coming down from Atlanta, and considering July is peak season, am wondering if any place has availability.
 
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Suggestions for places to stay?

I'm considering coming down from Atlanta, and considering July is peak season, am wondering if any place has availability.
There is a Sheraton 4 Points on the beach that is only about 10min from the club and there is a Fairfield Inn in Shalimar - about 10min the other way. Likely can find lots of condos at vrbo.com
 
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