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April 25, 2002

Newsletter April 2003

Mike Fahle (Mikefahle) on Friday, April 25, 2003 – 09:16 pm:


Mystere 4.3 Owners’ Newsletter – SPRING 2003 edited by: Mike Fahle

Editor’s GREETINGS – Winter was long and cold for most of us and it is still trying to hang on, here in Toledo, at least. Even so we have had some really nice days that prompted us to start thinking about sailing again. This is a reminder that the newsletter and website are intended to increase the owners’ enjoyment of their Mystere 4.3s by sharing information and good times. So if anyone has any questions, concerns, news, or events to share, please send them to the website and to the newsletter editor to inform and include all the other owners. I hope to see all the owners at an event this season and hope to see the Mystere class with the most boats at all the events also. Check the website often for news and for help and thank Mike Teets for being a good host! The Mystere owners’ website address is: http://mystereowners.org/mystere/

REGATTA SCHEDULE

The first regatta of the season may also be the largest one, Spring Fever Regatta held at Lake Hartwell on the border of Georgia and South Carolina on April 18 –20. There are already 8 Mystere 4.3s registered! To get an early and warm start to the season, attend this regatta! More info is available at: http://www.twinhulls.com/springfever2003/

The first regatta in the north is the Winona Lake Cup Regatta May 17-18 in Indiana. The Notice Of Race (NOR) is attached below and the host club website address is: http://home.earthlink.net/~sailwinona/

The racing season begins in Ohio on May 3 at the May Day Regatta at Caesar Creek Lake. That is also the first of four Ohio Catamaran Racing Association (OCRA) events scheduled for 2003. The next one is the popular ‘Round The Bay Race on June 14 at North Cape Yacht Club in LaSalle, MI., about ten miles north of Toledo. It races around Maumee Bay which is in Ohio. The third OCRA event is the Stray Cat Regatta at Lake Pymatuning which is on the border with Pennsylvania and will be held July 26-27. The final OCRA event is the Alum Creek Regatta just north of Columbus September 27-28. Race all the OCRA events and see Ohio! More info is available at the OCRA website at: http://www.sailocra.com/

Other events to schedule include: The Jolly Roger Sailing Club’s Cattail Regatta on May 31. It is a one day event this year and launching for the Mysteres will be available at Mike and Carol Fahle’s house. More info about the event is available at: http://www.luckey.net/ayc/jrsc/
Mystere 4.3s have been invited back to the Port Clinton Yacht Club’s Can Race in August. It is a race from near the beach to a big navigational buoy near the end of Catawba Island and back (about ten miles). This is for just a single race on Sunday so you get part of your weekend for something else (just like the RTB race) and it is a more relaxed event with a potluck lunch hosted by the Interlake class after the race.

BOATS/OWNERS – There was a new listing of boat owners in the Fall 2002 newsletters. Please let Mike Fahle know if there are any changes in ownership so that the newsletter mailing list is kept current. The owners’ e-mail list is strictly for the use of the newsletter and contacting each other.

SPARE PARTS – Two new spinnakers are for sale: one .75 oz (light) that is the original green color and one 1.5 oz (heavy)that is all blue. There are two new style (nylon spinnaker material) snuffer bags and some new dacron jibs available also. Other parts available include: spare battens, a few rudder springs and screws, and hull plugs. Anyone interested should contact Mike or Carol Fahle at: (419) 729-9965 and/or via e-mail.

THE WINONA LAKE CUP
2nd ANNUAL WINONA LAKE REGATTA, May 17th and 18th, 2003
A regatta, and a weekend of good times. Open to all boats that have a current Portsmouth number. Multi hull, and mono hull class’s accepted.
Held upon beautiful Winona Lake, and sponsored by, The Village at Winona downtown Winona Lake Indiana. Winona Lake is located next to Warsaw Indiana, just 40 minutes west of Fort Wayne on US 30. Pre race sign in will be at the gazebo on the beach…with breakfast and skippers meeting in the Boathouse restaurant. The Village offers activities and shopping for the non sailors and family that are welcome to visit and enjoy all that the village has to offer. http://www.villageatwinona.com is a destination, and an experience.
The regatta will be held on the 17th and 18th of May, 2003. Pre-registration, $30.00. Registration on day of event, $35.00.
Night security for boats left on the beach overnight. Discounts at local hotels for those needing a room. Food coupons for all meals, with 4 star dining, at the boathouse restaurant, sandwiches and soups and the best coffee at the Blue Lion Coffee house. This is all included to contestants, crew and family’s, as well as entertainment Saturday evening.
Keep your calendar open on September 6th and 7th, 2003. We are having our first all catamaran regatta. I will be sending out entry’s and other information soon after the May regatta.
If you did not make it to last years regatta, I am sure you have heard of the good time had by all, despite cold and terrible weather. This year, we are due for some decent weather…at least that is the odds.
I would like to ask any who have a email list of interested sailors or crew, to please forward this if possible….thank you.
Those wishing detailed directions, and other information, just call me, at 574-267-8737or email, rahudson@rahudsongallery.com thanks…and we look forward to seeing you there.
Robert Hudson
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Make checks payable to: Winona Restorations, 901E. Canal St., Winona lake Indiana, 46590. If you have any questions, please call Robert Hudson, at 1-574-267-8737…or email at rahudson@kconline.com