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Regatta Moments

I just returned home late last night from an incredible weekend of Jet sailing at Severn Sailing Association.  Fleet Captains Eric Johnson and Cathy Cotell were gracious hosts and worked hard to get the local sailors out.  Weather was almost perfect, with temperatures in the mid-upper 60s and a beautiful (but shifty!) 5-10 kt. northwesterly most of the weekend.

Eric will provide the highlights for the racing but I’d like to share what I thought were the best moments of the weekend.  After racing on Saturday, Eric arranged for a fleet dinner at Cantlers, a legendary local crab shack.  This place was so legendary that you had to wait 20 minutes to park your car before you had to wait 20 minutes for a table.  It was a tribute to the SSA fleet that everyone out sailing that day made the effort to share a table with their out of town guests.  I found out that Ed Lutz has about 232 boats (“I just love boats!” he exclaimed), graduated from the Naval Academy a long time ago and had JFK as his commencement speaker.  I learned that Gary Mentesana‘s father learned to sail by reading a book and that Gary’s college housing was a beachfront house which didn’t encourage studying.  We found out that Cathy Mentesana won’t take shit from Gary in the boat, and that Chris Wood doesn’t know the sail number of his own boat.

The SSA fleet couldn’t be more friendly on the water, even as they are kicking your ass.  Gary and Cathy are always thinking 4 steps ahead of everyone else, and then even try to take the blame when a certain port tacker almost t-boned them.  Eric and Cathy C. somehow make you feel O.K. that they are passing you again on the run.  You couldn’t tell whether Ed and Chris had finished last every race or won the regatta based on their demeanor after racing.  All thanked us profusely for coming out and supporting their event.  Good vibes.

I received an uplifting email this morning from my crew Connie Berchem .  When my regular crew was unable to make the trip I sent out a desperate call for help and Connie unexpectedly said “Hell yes, I’ll go to Annapolis with you!”.  I didn’t know Connie that well from our group in Asheville – she had had an incredibly rough stretch of life the past couple of years and wasn’t around that much.  But we had absolutely the best time in the boat, and she was an incredible source of encouragement and strength even when I was making my typical tactical errors.  She kept thanking me over and over again for the opportunity.  On our trip home, Connie told me that she wants to get a Jet of her own.

Regattas are so much more than winning or losing (yes, winning feels good I heard).  What is important is to show up – you never know nor will realize ahead of time how much good will come out of it.  These are the moments that bind us together and give us the energy to continue forward.  I was worried about how our friends at SSA were going to stick through this challenging period, but after this weekend I know they got this.

Chris

District III Championships NOR

We hope you will be able to join Fleet 61 at the Severn Sailing Association for the District III Championships May 17-18.  You do not have to be a member of District III to participate!

 

SSA

Severn Sailing Association, Annapolis MD

Here’s the info:

NOTICE OF RACE – Jet-14 Severn Sailing Association Spring Series and District III Championships

Severn Sailing Association is the host and organizing authority for this regatta, in conjunction with Jet-14 Fleet 61.

RULES

This regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS/US).  US Sailing Prescriptions to Rule 60, 63.2, and 63.4 are deleted.

ELIGIBILITY

The regatta is open to any boat in the Jet-14 class

ENTRIES

Eligible boats may be entered by completing a registration form and paying the required fee by one hour before the scheduled start of the first race for the entering boat.

No fee for SSA members; $40 for non-SSA members

COURSES

The racing area will be in the Severn River in the vicinity of Bembe Beach or in the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of Whitehall Bay.

SCHEDULE OF RACES

Five races are scheduled for the regatta.  The scheduled time for the first warning signal of each race day shall be 1100 hours.  Changes to the schedule will be posted on the official notice board.

SCORING

The regatta will be scored according with the Low Point System of Appendix A, except that a boat’s series score will be the total of all her race scores.

PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to skippers and crews placing first, second, and third in the regatta

DIRECTIONS

US Route 50 to Exit 24, Rowe Blvd (MD 70). Bear right onto Rowe Blvd.  Cross Weems Creek and College Creek.  Continue on Rowe Blvd as it bears right after College Creek.  At Church Circle you must turn right – continue about 180 degrees around Church Circle to Duke of Gloucester Street – the Maryland Inn is on the corner of that intersection – turn right.  Follow Duke of Gloucester Street and turn right at end.  Cross Spa Creek Bridge and take the first left onto Severn Ave. (Shell Station).  Go five blocks; turn left onto First Street.  SSA is at the end of the street on the right.

ACCOMODATIONS

Here is a list of local hotels and B&Bs:

Marriott Annapolis Waterfront (0.29 mi) 1-800-228-9290 www.annapolismarriott.com
Historic Inns of Annapolis (0.59 mi) 410-263-2641 www.historicinnsofannapolis.com
State House Inn (0.64 mi) 410-990-0024
Loews Annapolis Hotel (0.97 mi) 1-800-526-2593 www.loewsannapolis.com
O’Callahan Annapolis Hotel (1.06 mi) 410-263-7700 www.ocallahanhotels.com
The Westin Annapolis (3.12 mi) 410-972-4300 www.westin.com/Annapolis
Holiday Inn Express Suites Annapolis (3.35 mi) 1-877-863-4780 www.hiexpress.com
Comfort Inn Annapolis (3.41 mi) 410-757-8500 www.comfortinn.com/Maryland
Sheraton Annapolis Hotel (3.55 mi) 410-266-3131 www.Sheraton.com/Annapolis
Springhill Suites by Marriott (3.57 mi) 443-321-2500 www.marriott.com/SHSAnnapolis
Doubletree Annapolis (3.57 mi) 410-224-3150 www.doubletreeannapolis.com
Hampton Inn and Suites Annapolis (3.66 mi) 410-571-0200 www.HamptonInn.com
Residence Inn by Marriott Annapolis (3.77 mi) 410-573-0300 www.ResidenceInn.com
Courtyard by Marriott (3.83 mi) 800-695-8284 410-266-1555 www.Marriott.com
Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis (4.25 mi) 410-266-9006 www.hiltongardeninn.com
Quality Inn Annapolis (4.47 mi) 1-877-424-6423 www.QualityInn.com
Super 8 Annapolis (3.41 mi) 410-757-2222 www.super8.com
Best Western Annapolis (3.63 mi) 1-800-780-7234 www.bestwestern.com
Country Inn and Suites (4.2 mi) 1-888-201-1746 www.countryinns.com/hotels/mdannap
CONTACT

Eric Johnson, Fleet Captain, Jet-14 Fleet 61
202-544-9242
jet14@severnsailing.org

Upgraded Jet-14 Photo Site

Jet-14 SmugmugThe Jet-14 class subscribes to SmugMug, a fantastic website designed to present your photos in a convenient and attractive fashion.  SmugMug just recently upgraded their site and our Jet photos have never looked better.  Give it a look:

http://jet14.smugmug.com

Currently, we have photos from the 2003-2004, and 2009-2014 regattas plus a bunch of recent Nationals.  I am working on filling in the pictures from the 2005-2008 seasons, as well as tagging all the photos by boat number.  This will allow you to take advantage of one of the nice features of Smugmug – searching for all of the pictures of your boat.   If you can’t wait to view the 2005-2008 pictures, you can find those on our website.

If you have photos (or movies!) you would like to have posted on our page, please let me know and we can discuss the best way to get them up there.

Look for news soon about the District III championships, coming up in May at the Severn Sailing Association – its shaping up to be a nice sized fleet.

Chris

Southern Comfort Classic Results

The 2014 Jet-14 racing season kicked off in fine style at the Southern Comfort Classic in Asheville NC.  Dave and Sue Michos (Edgewater Yacht Club) put on another impressive performance to defend their title for the second time.

2014 Southern Comfort ClassicA detailed write up can be found here:

2014 Southern Comfort Classic

Full set of pictures:

2014 Southern Comfort Classic Pictures

Next up on the schedule is the District III Championships at Severn Sailing Association May 17-18 in Annapolis.  I know that 3 NC boats are planning on racing on the Severn that weekend and there was talk of a couple of Ohio boats too.  For information please contact Eric Johnson.

More coming very soon…

Chris

Its Not Too Early To Plan for Nationals…

Jet-14 Fleet 63 is already planning an unforgettable Nationals – plan now to be in beautiful Mayfield NY for the event.  Here’s a flyer with the dates and some preliminaries – one big change from last time is that all boat storage and launching will now occur from the club grounds, not down the road!

2014 Nationals Flyer

Look for more details to come out as we get closer.  For now, start thinking about getting your boat ready and sail often so that you are peaking in mid-August.

Chris

2014 Jet-14 Regatta Schedule

Jetters,

We are very excited to release the 2014 Jet-14 racing schedule.  There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in racing in your area, or to travel to other clubs.  The season begins in the warm south at the third running of the Southern Comfort Classic – BBQ, warm water, and friendly faces and racing will leave you smiling.  As spring works toward summer, attention turns toward the mid-Atlantic and Ohio.  Severn Sailing Association will be hosting two Jet events, including the District III championships in mid-May and the traditional Konigsberg Memorial in June.  The always popular Mohican Chiefs regatta will once again feature one of the toughest fleets you can find as well as the legendary He-Man breakfast.

Summer starts off right with Cleveland Race Week.  This year CRW should be a huge event, as three special awards will be contested including the Silver Chevron and the second leg of the Traveler’s Series (awarded over the course of the year to skipper’s who travel and do well doing it).  The summer heat won’t be a bother at Lake Norman for the July 4th regatta, where fireworks and cold beer will chase you to your cool tent on the club grounds.  The action in late July turns back to Ohio for the Lorain One Design (site of the spectacular 2012 Nationals) and to New Jersey’s first official event, the Wren Regatta at Hunterdon SC.  New Jersey is the birthplace of the Jet-14 and it’s always great to go back – not to mention the legendary party at Charlie’s place.

In August our focus turns to the Nationals, but not before a great opportunity to make it a vacation at the Gravy Bowl Regatta at Hunterdon the weekend before.  We’re planning to drive up for this one and visit the sites in NYC before making the journey up to Mayfield for the 2014 Nationals.  If you haven’t been, Mayfield is an ideal place for Jet Nationals – incredibly friendly and supportive members, a HUGE lake with plenty of room, awesome clubhouse facilities, expert race committee, and rumors that “the green” will be making another appearance.   The event itself is always a special time to reconnect with old friends and plan for future gatherings.  Contact regatta chair Dean Whalen today to let him know you are planning on coming – it is not to be missed!

After Brent humbles us all at Nationals, The Chili Bowl at Edgewater YC in Cleveland will serve as a convenient regatta to get your confidence back up.  After a return to New Jersey at Packanack Lake in early October, the Halloween Classic in Mansfield will wrap the 2014 season up in style with a plethora of costumes, cheap beer, tons of food, and traditionally the biggest non-Nationals fleet of the year.

Not listed on the schedule are numerous local club events (racing and social) and practices – we hope that you will contact your fleet captain and get involved.  If racing isn’t your thing, there’s stuff for you too!  We’d like to hear what you’ve been up, how your restoration is going, and your experiences sailing your Jet.

Hope to see you on the water in 2014 – have a great season!

 Chris

2014 Jet-14 One Design schedule

Jet-14 Winter Updates

Hi Jetters, I hope everyone had a great holiday season and received some nice sailing stuff.  Santa brought me some gloves and a nice life jacket to replace my 12-year old, mold infested “flotation” device.  Next on my list is a new main sheet and I should be about ready to go.

Recent News

Our class lost two cherished members recently.  Vim Einthoven passed away on January 2 at the age of 83.  Vim touched many people from all over but especially in the Jet class.  He continued to actively sail up until 3 years ago.  Perhaps Charlie Engler said it best: “Truly a one-of-a kind gentleman!  He will not be forgotten!”  Our condolences to daughter Nicky and family.

MacMurray and bagpipes

Chris MacMurray belts out a tune at the 2004 Spring Thaw regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club.

Just a couple of days later we heard word of the passing of Chris MacMurray.    Chris was truly an inspirational character when he came into the class.  He was known to regularly travel to regattas all over the east and was integral to the massive growth in Jet sailing at SSA in the 2000s.  I remember competing against Chris and crew Frank Bajowski several times, but particularly at the mid-winters in Tampa.  And then the bagpipes…we will miss him.

You may remember Charlie and Joanna Smith, especially the New Jersey folks.  They used to race Jet #1151 before moving out to sunny and warm California.  They checked in over the holidays and forwarded along this article from Robert Tepper.  Perhaps some  class veterans remember Robert, who used to sail at Monmouth Boat Club in NJ.  I suppose trading in your Jet-14 to buy an engagement ring is a reasonable course of action to some, but I don’t quite get it.  When I was broke and ready to propose, I found a job stocking shelves to save up.  Oh well.

http://tinyurl.com/oemzxw6

I never had the chance to sail with Peter Jones, but I heard that he is battling an undisclosed illness but still enjoys reading the Jet-14 emails.  If you want to say hi let me know and I’ll forward you Peter’s email address.

We have a little bit of news from Fleet 65 down here in North Carolina.  Barry Saunders has agreed to serve as our Fleet Captain for the upcoming year.  Many of you know Barry has quite a passion for the Jet-14 (and some other boats too).  He has done quite a bit of fantastic work for the class, especially getting people into boats and organizing regattas.  We’re excited to have Barry help us to continue growing the class down here in Tobacco country.

There has been a Bill Reed sighting!  Says he’s been occasionally sailing Snipes and some big old Herreshoff 28′ but is inching to join us for a couple of Jet regattas this year.  He’s also looking for a new owner for his Jet #1128, as he’s taking a little heat for using his front lawn as a boat yard.  He’s maybe planning on doing Nationals at Mayfield and could do a dropoff – any interest out there?  Hoping to see you out there this year Bill!

Scheduling Stuff

A tentative weekend has been proposed for the third installment of the opening regatta of the Jet-14 season – the Southern Comfort Classic at Asheville Sailing Club.  Right now the regatta is scheduled for April 12-13, but could possible be moved if enough people tell me another weekend is better.  If you have feedback, please comment here, on Facebook, or send me an email.  Thanks.

We will be busy working on the 2014 schedule over the next few weeks but we do have the Nationals dates set for August 13-16 at Mayfield YC in NY.  It’s a beautiful club filled with great people.  If you were able to attend the last nationals there, you know what I’m talking about.

That’s about it for now.  Look for the new schedule and membership information next time I talk to you.

Jet-14 Class on the Internet

Did you know that our class has a Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/groups/65507183048/
Or a Twitter handle? https://twitter.com/Jet14Sailing
And a bunch of photos from the past years here: http://jet14.smugmug.com/
And of course our webpage: http://www.jet14.com

Sorry about the stale webpage – hope to get her updated soon!

Cheers,
Chris

Jet-14 November News, Pictures, and Results

Halloween Classic Update

2013 Halloween Classic

New to sailing, Sweet Keegan Grange asking Zaugg….”why don’t you worry a little more about your own trim problems…?

Halloween Classic pictures are in – complete with commentary from Marion:

http://jet14.smugmug.com/2013Jet-14Regattas/2013-Halloween-Classic/

Chili Bowl

The 2013 Chili Bowl came a few weeks early this year as there were some scheduling conflicts and worries about the weather later in the year.

PRO Joe Volter gathered a host of volunteers to run five solid races.  In past years the wind has started out as non-existent or a good breeze.  This year’s wind was much like 2012 where the wind started out moderate and developed into a moderate sea breeze you could do some hiking in.

The racing left some questions answered and others not.  As the wind was from the Northeast and the course set near shore, many of the racers asked themselves whether the famous “Righty Breakwall Effect” might be the game plan for tacking to port right away.

Some folks just had mechanical issues.  For instance, Charlie Bark in #1137 probably wished he had paid more attention when his fiancée Megan McIntyre asked whether the centerboard looked right.  Well, with the centerboard off the pin and all the way back, it was probably nice for #1137 to just make it around the race course.

Ernie Michaud in #1136 welcomed the boat’s previous owner Jim Hermetet as crew and eked out a third place finish over Seth Parker and crew Joe Minerd in #1076.  Joe had Seth sailing the boat great and many times they were up at the top of the pack.  However, at the start of the fourth race with all of the boats up on the line, both Ernie’s #1136 and Seth’s #1076 jumped the gun a bit early and neither went back to restart or didn’t go back entirely across the start line to properly restart.  If Seth had restarted, he would have gone home with third place honors.

And in the third race the entire fleet had to ask about this “Righty Breakwall Effect.”  Dave and Sue Michos in #1157 were over early but resisted the temptation to bang either the right or left side and sailed the shifts, resulting in a come-back win with the largest margin of victory of the day.

A last question came in the last race.  Marion Zaugg in #1132 invited local phenom Heidi Juratic (sp?) to crew.  In 2011 they had waxed the competition, winning each race by comfortable margins.  This year was different and they needed a win in the last race against #1157 plus a little help.  Could they pull it out?

Race #5 was the only time #1132 and #1157 sailed neck and neck with #1132 sailing the last upwind a boat-length faster on starboard tack and #1157 sailing a couple of boat lengths faster on port tack.  Marion and Heidi rounded the last upwind a couple of boat-lengths behind #1157 but managed to get inside and leeward to get the win.  With the premature starters in race #4 they finished a point behind the Michos team to wrap up second-place.

For #1157, the regatta answered many questions because it was the boat’s first Ohio regatta victory after nice showings at the 2012 Nationals, 2012 Chili Bowl and the 2013 Southern Comfort Classic.  Yes, the boat is dialed in.

The Chili Bowl usually concludes with a chili cook-off but the early date made Chili seem a bit too hot but competitors enjoyed a feast of hot dogs and beer.  Ernie Michaud went home winner of the “Hot-Diggity Dog” contest for the best hot dog topping.

Dave Michos #1157, #217
Fleet Captain Fleet #60

1157        Dave and Sue Michos                 1    2    1    1    2        7
1132        Marion Zaugg / Heidi Juratic      2    1    2    2    1        8
1136        Ernie Michaud / Jim Hermetet   3    3    4 DNS  3      19
1076        Seth Parker / Joe Minerd            4    4    3 DNS  4      21
1137        Charlie Bark / Megan McIntyre  5    5    5    5    5      25

2014 Nationals Venue Announced

The 2014 Jet-14 Nationals will be hosted by Mayfield YC in the beautiful Adirondacks of New York.  Mayfield, one of the newer fleets in the class, held their first Nationals just 4 years ago and it was a resounding success.  Dave Japikse, Dean Whalen, Dan Lehane and gang know how to put on a great event.  Some may also recall the introduction of Barbehenn‘s “The Green” right before the 2009 board meeting, resulting in an unfortunate loss of control by several board members.  Look for an announcement with dates soon!

Featured Boat

Jet #438, with the full-on mahogony everything, is available for a very reasonable price.  Owner Mary Beth Paul wrote in the other week about the Jet in her front yard:

I have a beautiful mahogany Jet ’14 on a trailer in my back yard. Her mast and boom are also mahogany. We have her original sail with the red number 14 and jet on the fabric. My husband found and restored her here in Massaschusetts about 20 years ago.

Interested?  Contact me (jet14webmaster_at_yahoo.com) and I will put you in touch with Mary Beth.

Jet-14 Fleet Disposes Flying Scots in Asheville

A few North Carolina Jetters made the trip to Asheville a couple of Sundays ago to participate in the first Jet-14 vs. Flying Scot Challenge.  Fleet Captain Hennon had to call in a few ringers, including Tom Grace and Paula Pacheco (Lake Norman YC), Barry Saunders and Todd Ochoa (Carolina Sailing Club), and newcomer Jackson Harris (CSC).  The Jet fleet met for dinner and drinks the night before and apparently had too many, as Barry arrived the next morning looking like he just came out of a coma and Tom and Paula showed up about 5 minutes before the start and then nearly fell out of their boat.  Grace/Pacheco then went out in Race 1 and took a solid 13th out of 14 boats to post the FS fleet to a 1-0 series lead.  However, they (two firsts) and the 7-boat Jet fleet rallied in the final two races to take down the team regatta trophy.  All agreed that it was a fantastic event, and we plan to do it again next fall.  Scores:

jets_vs_scotsEven better than the event itself was the prospects it generated for the future.  David Betts drove all the way from Chapel Hill just to pick up Jet-14 #19, which he will be restoring over the next year.  Also, Jackson Harris had such a good time that he is getting his own Jet-14 to fix up over the winter and to sail with us next year!  Finally, also coming on line next year with a Jet restoration of his own is Jerry Harwood from New Bern, NC.  Can’t wait!

Trying to Get Rid of Some Sails?

Barry Saunders is looking to upgrade his sails on #962.  Shoot him a message if you have any.

2014 Jet-14 Schedule

It’s not too early to start thinking about next year.  We will once again host a spring regatta on Lake Julian near Asheville, NC.  This year we will be expecting several new boats from NC as well as some out of town travelers.  With the great spring wind and southern Barb-Q, this is a can’t miss event.  Dave and Sue Michos will look to defend for the second straight year.

Jet-14 Class on the Internet

Did you know that our class has a Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/groups/65507183048/
Or a Twitter handle? https://twitter.com/Jet14Sailing
And a bunch of photos from the past years here: http://jet14.smugmug.com/
And of course our webpage: http://www.jet14.com

That’s it for now…
Chris

October Regatta Results

Some results are in for the fall regattas.

Packanack Regatta

Rob Higgins reports:

After a somewhat dismal start the day  was beautiful. The wind didn’t cooperate for the first race as it was abandoned due to time limit. It picked up for the second and after lunch on the deck it had filled in nicely. Everyone was a winner we had trophies for the top five boats( which was the exact number we had). Seems we were competing with other sailing events. Special thanks to Charlie Engler who has always supported Packanack.

Results:

819   Henderson   3 2 1    6
1014 G. Swede      4 1 2    7
212   B. Gamble    1 3 4    8
905   J. Swede       2 4 4   10
1129 C. Engler      5 5 5   15

Halloween Classic

Brent Barbehenn and EYC member Jonathan Smith (who drove #1159 to a second in the fourth race) came out on top at the Halloween Classic, though a late challenge by Bill Buckles (#1131) fell just short as race committee decided against one more race on Sunday.  The story and results are too long to post here, but you can read all about it on the class website:

http://www.jet14.com/results/2013/2013_halloween.htm

Asheville Sailing Club in the News

If you want to get the feel for what Asheville Sailing Club is about, here is a recent magazine feature on our club (with a couple of pictures that include Jets):

http://www.capitalatplay.com/inland-sailing/

That is what it is all about.

10 years ago this month…

Eleven Jet-14s gathered at SSA for the 2003 Pumpkin Bowl/District III Championships.  This was a historical event as Jet #217, fresh off several gallons of epoxy and thousands of dollars spent, made its maiden race here and scored the regatta win with Dave and Sue Michos in the cockpit.  They just edged out Gary and Cathy Mentesana, who finished 1 point behind in the 6 race series.  Also competing in the event were Michael and Laury Parramore (#544), Chris MacMurray (#1145), the McKennas (#1140), and Kirby Mehrof (#433).  Notably absent was Dirk Schwenk (#1137, now owned by Charlie Bark at EYC), who was last seen rising up the local music charts.  It would be great to see some of these names back on the results page!

Schwenk belts out a tune - can he still roll tack?

Schwenk belts out a tune – can he still roll tack?

#217 still points just as high and fast today.  Other boats have found new owners in other parts.  #433 and #1130 are now in Asheville, #544 is now Tim Porter‘s boat at Lake Norman, #1143 (Celeste Simonds) is up for sale, and #530 is raced by Craig Kvale up at Edgewater.

Regatta page:  http://www.jet14.com/results/03_pumpkin.htm

Upcoming Events

October 27 – Jet-14 vs. Flying Scot at Asheville Sailing Club
Winter – SSA Frostbiting
January or February – Class association board meeting (TBA)

Jet-14 Class on the Internet

Did you know that our class has a Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/groups/65507183048/
Or a Twitter handle (don’t ask Marion)? https://twitter.com/Jet14Sailing
And a bunch of photos from the past years here: http://jet14.smugmug.com/
And of course our webpage (yes I know it needs updating): http://www.jet14.com

See you on the water!

Chris

October Jet-14 Updates

Just returned from a fantastic Halloween Classic.  Just a ridiculously tough fleet, with Brent Barbehenn leading the way in the fast class boat (#1159).  Some people say that the He-Man breakfast is the highlight of the weekend, but for me the awards ceremony where Marion somehow makes everyone feel good while dressing them down (at least those that deserve it!) at the same time is a wonder to behold.  Also getting whooped by some 12-year old kid from Edgewater was quite fun too.  We’ll get the results out to you soon!

Nationals Pictures

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2013 Nationals at Lake Norman

Thanks to Ernie Michaud for posting some Nationals pictures, including the Shrimp Boil that you may have heard about.  There are a couple of shots of Ernie stuffing his face full of shrimp and potatoes – don’t miss it!  Also have some on the water action shots courtesy of Rob Freet.  Rob has many more pictures – if you are interested in seeing them and possibly purchasing (they are very high resolution), call Rob at (704) 560-9701 or write at freet_art@charter.net.

Nationals pics are here: http://jet14.smugmug.com/Jet-14-Nationals-Pictures/2013-Jet-14-Nationals/

Welcome New Member

Welcome Robert Morris from Flanders, NJ.  Robert listed Jet-14 #33 as his boat – there must be an interesting story behind that.  I am not sure where Flanders is located, but if one of you NJ folks would like to get in touch with Robert, send me a note.

Fleet 65 Update

The “Air Superiority Regatta” (because I couldn’t think of anything better) is a go for Sunday October 27 at the Asheville Sailing Club.  8 Flying Scots will be going up against 7 Jet-14s for bragging rights at the club.  We’ll be doing some hiking and eating on Saturday before races begin Sunday morning.  Local Asheville beers will be making an appearance at lunch.

New Boat Listings in Classifieds

Just added #1087 (Pittsburgh PA, asking $1500) and #212 (Wayne NJ, asking $1800) to the classifieds listing on the website.  Also listed are boat #s 1159, 1152, 1140, 1126, 1050, 1049, 1003, 830, 793, 600, 519, and 265.  Check out the details here: http://www.jet14.com/classifieds.html

Coming Soon: Regatta results from Packanack and Mansfield, developments on the 2014 Nationals, and membership updates.  Please send in anything you would like to see here.

Join the Jet-14 Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65507183048/

See you on the water!

-Chris