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    The Woodies enjoyed fresh breeze on the Knox over the weekend. With the Americas Cup
    events scheduled for heavy usage in July, August and September, the WBRA elected to compact their schedule heavily favoring early season dates, and will have a bit of a sabbatical for the next 5 weekends before the last two events on the Knox Course in August to wrap up the season!

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  • #2
    Thats a lota wood
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    • #3
      We PHRF folks and the up and coming sporty group need to figure out how these folks in their woodies are doing it. They have an incredibly active fleet and had 41 of 52 boats signed up actually show up and race. By comparison Sailstice had 114 signed up and only 40 or so boats started, and we had one boat fleets and some with no starters.

      I think part of the secret is that they have a really active community that works together well. It's not like the cat herding that goes on in PHRF.

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      • #4
        It's the parties and inclusive attitude toward crew, spouses, friends and relatives...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by familysailor View Post
          It's the parties and inclusive attitude toward crew, spouses, friends and relatives...
          I think I would agree in general, but Saturday there was a nice party at Encinal and that is as family friendly as YCs get. If my wife and 3.5 yr old son are willing to meet me at a club after the race... It also does help to be based in Alameda I guess... I think the wide distribution of the PHRFs and Sporties fleet could be part of the problem.
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          • #6
            Then for the sporties, I think there is a strong presence between Alameda and Richmond, so perhaps focusing on those areas/clubs could help build a community feel.
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            • #7
              There is also a certain amount of pride with these boats as they essentially heirlooms and maintenance is critical in their appearance and performance.

              The owners tend to help each other with tips and techniques to keep the fleet alive, which builds camaraderie.

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              • #8
                . . . and it's one design. Seems you need to have boat in common or club in common to find a good vibe - i.e. repeated face time. Not much of that in the handicap fleets.

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