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Is $30 membership worth it?

One of the biggest benefits to being a member is that you receive a reduced price on a new mast. Paul Latour has graciously put together a system and means of purchasing a new mast. To receive the discount, you must be a current member, and also have been a member the preceding year. The discount is $300. Following is a report from our Secretary/Treasurer on the status of the mast blanks:

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This February 2013 photo documents over half of the mast blanks safely kept by JSI in St. Petersburg, FL.  Your  Secretary-Treasurer documented all thirty blanks stored by JSI for us.  Mast blanks cost $900 to persons who have been class members continuously for at least one and the previous year, and $1200 to others.   JSI charges separately to finish a blank (pricing varies by parts recycled and aging; I connect buyers with JSI for details.  

JSI also stores spreader blanks for us. The class owns two sets of finished painted spreaders stored by JSI available for $250+shipping.  Connect with Paul if you need these.

Just want you to know that your money and masts are well cared for and accountable by your class leaders.

Mail Paul or the class president if you have any questions.

Paul Latour, Secretary-Treasurer

Join the S2 7.9 Class as the 2018 season kicks off in St. Petersburgh, FL. Plan to get out of the cold and snow and bring your boat down for some fun in the sun. The St. Petersburgh Yacht Club always puts on a exceptional regattawith many restaurants and bars only steps away. Please register now so that we can ensure enough boats to have a class. You do not have to pay until closer to the regatta.

St. Pete NOOD Registration
is now open
February 16-18, 2018

Awards photos courtesy of Evan Rodgers, on the water photos courtesy of Doug Slade

Third Place: Challenge

Second Place: Fun Uncle

First Place: Smile & Wave

The 2017 edition of the Class Championship was a memorable one. Micheal and Tovi Kiss along with all of the volunteers from Macatawa Bay Yacht Club put on a fantastic regatta. The weekend brought unseasonably warm temperatures at or near 90 degrees. The high pressure system brought light winds although there was decent wind in the mornings. We were able to have three races on Friday and two on Saturday. The wind died off on Sunday before we were able to start a race. The weekend brought three great events: beautiful sunset on the patio on Thursday with a one man band, banquet at the club on Friday and the highlight of the event was the party at the Kiss' house on Saturday night. First Place for the Regatta was a battle between Smile & Wave and Fun Uncle. The boats traded places back and forth almost every race. In the end it was Smile & Wave who became the 2017 S2 7.9 National Champion with their 5th in the last race versus Fun Uncle with 11th. Smile & Wave won the Regatta by one point. Be sure to keep your Sailing World subscription up to date as there will be a feature article on the race published within the next six months. Dave Powlison was onboard Relentless along with Evan Rodgers taking pictures on the photo boat. Thank you to all that made this a great event and we look forward to seeing you next year at Ford Yacht Club on Grosse Ile, MI.


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2018 Regatta Locations

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Calendar

Put your local event on the class calendar

New for the class website this year is a google calendar. You can access it here or at the top left of the page with the red button. If you would like your event on the calendar, email chriscraig@s279.org

 

2018 Regattas


 

St. Pete NOOD
St. Petersburg, FL
February 16-18
 

Annapolis NOOD
May 4-6
Annapolis, MD


Lake Erie Championship
Ford Yacht Club
Grosse Ile, MI
(South of Detroit, MI)
June 2-3


Class Championship
Regatta
Grosse Ile, MI
September 7-9
 

Nashville Equalizer Regatta
Nashville, TN
Late October













Congratulations to Smile & Wave
on Winning the
2017 S2 7.9 Class Championship
Holland, MI

 

2019 Class
Championship

Racine Yacht Club
Racine, WI




 















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