"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Monday, April 23, 2012

PHRF Rating

We received our LMPHRF (Lake Michigan PHRF) rating today, and have been given a rating of 90. I don't have enough experience on the boat to know whether or not it is a fair rating, but based on my research of other Peterson/Wiggers 37's it appears to be. We should have our ORR rating sometime in May.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Change of Date

We're now going to move Bootlegger to Chicago Saturday, May 26, Memorial Day weekend, instead of April 21. Between the OWS folks causing problems in Chicago and some other issues (kids still in school, travel, etc.) I think moving the date to the last weekend of May works out better. David, Joe, Scott (Joe's son), and myself are definite, Jim and Ronie are maybes. If anyone else wants to go just let me know, the more the merrier.

We should arrive in Chicago on Tuesday, May 29 and put the mast up on Tuesday or Wednesday, May 30. After the mast is up we'll be able to go directly to the mooring, instead of trying to figure out what to do with the boat for a week.

I haven't yet decided what to do about the following weekend practice/race, but once I have a plan I'll let everyone know.