Newsletter Feb 2002

Mike Fahle (Mikefahle) on Monday, February 04, 2002 – 10:19 pm:


MYSTERE 4.3 Newsletter – February 4, 2002

NEW BOATS: The twenty new Mystere 4.3s are available for order now. The boats are like we received last year with the following changes: Larger beams, the rear beam has a built-in track for the Harken roller bearing traveler that is included, the spinnaker is made of siliconized nylon cloth for better snuffing, and there are two sets of trapezes (4 total). The boats cost $3800 including delivery and are available immediately following the regatta (Sunday, July 14). The boats are available for purchase on a first come, first served basis and orders are secured with a check for at least half the purchase price ($1900). The check should be made out to Mystere International and specify U.S. dollars. These boats are priced about half what a similarly equipped Nacra 4.5 would sell for. Let’s sell them all in this area to build our fleet. I have already heard from interested buyers as far away as Florida. Everyone should contact people they know to get them into a boat before they lose the chance. Contact Mike Fahle at mcfahle@buckeye-express.com to order or get more info.

RONSTAN BLOCKS

We attended the Chicago Strictly Sail Boat Show last Friday and made contact with the Ronstan rep. He has agreed to replace any of the auto-ratchet blocks that were not operating correctly for free. The deal is that I will collect them and send them to him and he will replace he number I send in. So, if you had any bad spinnaker sheet, here is your chance to replace it for a new one. Just send it (them) to: Mike Fahle 30 65 117th Street Toledo, Ohio 43611. I will want to replace these in time for sailing season, so I will tentatively plan to send in what I collect by mid March.

CLASS RULES

Jamie Diamond, Mike Teets, Mike Fahle, and Dave Fort have been finalizing the draft class rules to present to all of the owners by the end of this month for comment and to ratify. The intent is to have them ready for publication on the website before the start of race season for the owners and for all the interested parties involved with the USSA Youth Cat Nationals. Expect to get an e-mail soon with the draft rules attached for your input.

2002 SEASON EVENTS

Bob Everson is finalizing OCRA events and will have those available soon. If you have anything to add to last year’s events for this year, contact Bob. I have asked that the Port Clinton Yacht Club include us in the Can Race in August again and that OCRA include the PCYC Snowflurries regatta on September 28th and 29th. I think that will happen since Alum Creek accommodated that by moving their date back a week. Check the Mystere owners’ and OCRA websites to plan your summer sailing! Make sure you post your events to those websites. The popular ‘Round The Bay Race will be June 15th this year, so mark that one down first! Myster is planning a Mystere Classes Championship but I have not heard a date yet – you will get the news as soon as it is set! Stay warm and think sailing!

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