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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:03 pm 
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Stay tuned to this location for updates and new of this event... Expect to read a lot more about this in the near future...

Mid America's 40th Anniversary Blog

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Looking forward to it! Can you give us a heads up on the dates and venue? Life here in Knoxville is good, but I miss sailing with you guys back in Louisiana/Texas.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:41 pm 
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The event will be held at the DALLAS CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB on Lake Lewisville over the Memorial Day 2013 weekend...This is a wonderful oasis on lots of water!
The two story club house has showers, swimming pool, free camping, lots of grass to launch from and an amazing atmosphere.
Look forward to seeing you there...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:50 pm 
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I've been to several Fleet 23 regattas over the past few years. They always put on a great event, have awesome parties, and Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club is a fantastic place to sail. You'll have a great time at Mid Americas.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:04 am 
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Can I bring my dogs and park in the parking lot with my truck camper?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:16 am 
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There is limited truck camping and dogs are welcome provided you follow standard dog etiquette practices...
Look forward to seeing you there...

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:16 pm 
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THIS WAS A GREAT TIME AND A GREAT EVENT!

Thanks to all who hosted....

2 live bands... Great food! Awesome trophies! A sailing seminar by Greg Thomas.... Fair winds and good racing!


I had a great time!


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:58 am 
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Here is the video I took of the Greg Thomas Seminar. All I had was my Go pro... So I set it up and let it run. I also did not do any editing or enhancing..

But I think anyone who races Hobie's would be able to watch this and learn something.


http://youtu.be/0QYcXPvcVf4


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:48 am 
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Thanks for posting the video Ron.
Greg is an excellent racer,and a very approachable guy.he and Karen should have actually won the N.A. On a 16 in Fort Walton Beach.Unfortunatly Karen hurt herself and could not continue.Greg was very cool about the whole misfortune.
Did he race in the Event?


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:56 am 
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mmadge wrote:
Thanks for posting the video Ron.
Greg is an excellent racer,and a very approachable guy.he and Karen should have actually won the N.A. On a 16 in Fort Walton Beach.Unfortunatly Karen hurt herself and could not continue.Greg was very cool about the whole misfortune.
Did he race in the Event?



Nope.... He only raced Saturday... there was a GREAT party Saturday night :lol: Given how he ran away from the fleet on Saturday, he still netted a third...




At the first race, given my experience/skill level, it was quite clear moments after the first start I was going to be doing good to finish on the same leg of the race as Greg! I wasn't about to miss the seminar.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:58 am 
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Was he on a 16?


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:17 am 
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mmadge wrote:
Was he on a 16?



Yes.... he talks about that in the video... IIRC .... and it seemed to sound like he was going to stay there because the challenge of the simplicity of the boat was attractive... Or something like that.. :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:33 am 
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Here are a bunch of the Pictures for the event...









This email from Laurie Cronan



Hey all you race fans:

We now have most ALL of the Mid-America's pictures posted on sites where you can download them (free). There are a total of THREE different sites with hundreds of photos taken. You will SURELY find many many that you want. PLEASE share this email with anyone you may want it. I did not have the email addresses for some of the crew, etc.

You can start at:

http://msn.smugmug.com/Boats/Hobie-Cat- ... &k=H3k4ftD

From this site, you can see the pictures Marie Nuchols took (DCYC Amateur) as well as find the links to the pictures that Andrew Burnard & Steve Foxall took AND various pictures combined on the shutterfly site. Look for their links -OR- you can go to the other sites directly via the links below:

If you want to go directly to the Steve Foxall pics, they are: https://picasaweb.google.com/hobiefleet ... egatta2013
and the shutterfly share site is: http://hobiemidamericas2013.shutterfly.com/4

You should have NO problem finding pictures that you would like to keep. ALL are free if you take the time to download them.

I would like to give a SPECIAL THANK YOU to:

Steve Foxall with Steve Foxall Photography (http://stevefoxallphotography.com/) He provided the equipment for Andrew Burnard to take MANY of the awesome pics he did. Steve took many candids during the weekend as well.

Marie S. Nuchols is a budding amateur photographer and DCYC member. Her pics are on the smugbug site. You can find Marie at https://www.facebook.com/pages/MSN-Phot ... 0411723883

and thank you to the many people who may freely post and share pics via the shutterfly site.

I hope you all had as much fun at the event as I did. I need a WEEK of vacation to recover (but sadly won't get it).

Laurie


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:53 am 
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Mark Vestor proving once again it is entirely possible to pitchpole a Hobie 18...

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Which with Mark and friends around is never a total loss, or a loss at all really.. Just having a great time on the boat!

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Joel and Kayla, one of two father daughter teams on the Hobie 16 are FIERCE competitors..


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Most of the time...




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Check out that Hobie 18 Fleet!



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Bruce has over 650 regattas under his belt... Racing for more than 40 years.. and he didn't start until his late thirties... No excuses people!!! Get on the water!



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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Mark Vestor put this together... Video from his H18...


http://youtu.be/xdBZal2WWqw


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