PNW Fleet Update

September 26th, 2017

We just had our fleet championship Round Bainbridge Island double handed overnight race in some light current riddled conditions where strategic drifting became the way of game.  Congratulations to #47 Moorality for taking first on Saturday and #16 Amorillo for 1st on Sunday – winner of the weekend to be announced shortly.

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Next up is the Moore 24 Fleet Roadmaster scheduled race, Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s Puget Sound Sailing Championships – it blew 30 last year!

  • CYC’s Race Chair came to me a few months back and said hey, I see the Moore’s have our regatta on their Roadmaster schedule, what can we do to make the event fun for the Moore 24’s.  Too which I answered – COOK A PIG!  We’ll they have that organized and will be cooking a pig all night for everyone at the regatta but they are doing it because the Moore 24 fleet put their regatta on the Roadmaster Schedule and they want everyone coming from out of town to have that little bit extra for making the trip
  • You can pre purchase tickets for $10 on the registration page (on site is first come first serve and dinner tickets are $15) https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edqcxi7gaec322e8&oseq=&c=&ch=
  • Here are some highlights CYC has for the weekend:
    • CYC Seattle is having a pig roast (a whole pig at the request of the Moore 24 Fleet) on Saturday (complete with pomp and ceremony that goes with a pig roast)
    • Chalk talk by Ullman Sail and possibly North Sail as well as  Seattle Divers
    • 2 days of fun racing on the Puget sound
    • Free Parking for trailers (for those out of state Moore’s)
    • Pre race stretching class. (tentative based on RSVP’s) and not just your 12oz lifting arm.

    Currently we have following Moore’s registered for the race (updated 9/28) and one more boat filling out crew:

  • More Uff Da #26
  • Moorality #47
  • Morphine #72
  • Morjito #111
  • La Luchamoore #131
  • More Cowbell #124
  • Amoore #13

CYC Seattle is going the extra mile because the Moore fleet said they were coming – So please, seriously, make the effort to show up and get registered today!

Our Final race of the Fall currently organized is Round the County – this is a big one, they have an entry limit of 125 boats and there are 8 spots left!  Up until this year #26 More Uff Da had been the only boat to do this race – the only Moore 24 to enter and compete in Round the County.  For 2017 Round the County currently has 6, yes 6 Moore 24’s entered!  Hot Spam & Holy Landjeagers will this be a good time!

Currently entered (registered, paid, ready to race, going to be there boats)
  • Evermoore #109
  • Moorality #47
  • More Uff Da #26
  • Mas! #138
  • Rushmoore #133
  • Bruzer #127

Did you see that entry list!  It’s not to late to join the fun.

Round Bainbridge Registration

September 15th, 2017

4 Moore 24’s currently registered for our double handed Fleet Championships

2017-09-15 Around the Island Race _ Cruise Port Madison Yacht Club

Get your Moore registered Here – http://portmadisonyc.org/event-2450283

Round the County Entry

September 4th, 2017

Entry is OPEN for Round the County!  As of 7am September 4th there are 3 Moore 24’s entered and 88 open spots available!  Sign up now if your coming.

Round the county list 7am

Round Bainbridge Registration

September 2nd, 2017

Round the Island Race NOR and Registration is now available

The Notice of Race rules and online registration form for the Round the Island Race on September 23rd and 24th is now available here.

One Moore 24 already registered….

PSSC Registration

September 2nd, 2017

Three Moore 24’s entered and the cooked Piggie plans are in the works – who else is in?

Register early to get more boats out – http://www.cycseattle.org/event/pssc-small_2017/

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#26 Podiums at Nationals!

August 30th, 2017

Moore 24 Nationals 2017

Holy bejeezus that was good times! My affinity for the little old Moore 24 is no secret and her infamous beginnings not with standing she’s proven to be a boat that brings together some serious fun loving people. I mean seriously, who would have thunk that a sailor that ruined a good mold burning party by stealing the mold would end up making modifications to this remarkable boat that turned it into an unparalleled inshore and offshore platform that over 40 years later is still capable of taking a serious beating for 3 straight days while bringing together sailors that are more like family than on course rivals.

Anyway, I digress… We had the privilege of competing in the 41st Moore 24 Nationals August 25th thru the 27th and what a Nationals it was! Hosted by one of our favorite California yacht clubs, Richmond Yacht Club, it was certainly one for the record books. Arguably not one of the best attended Nationals in history with 16 boats but certainly memorable and super challenging for everyone that made it out.

The forecasts lined up favorably for us Pacific Northwest Sailors. 17 to 19 knots on Friday, 9ish knots for Saturday and 6 to 7 for Sunday. Nothing crazy and winds that lend themselves towards sailors with more time on their genoa’s than that little non-overlappy thing up forward. – Or So We Thought….

Read the entire article here

Puget Sound Sailing Championships

August 30th, 2017

This is going to be bigger than last year!  It’s not only got a good showing of Pacific Northwest boats but there are a few Hood River and California boats coming up – and we have a PIG ROAST!

Moore PSSC

Moore News!

March 22nd, 2015

Things are really ramping up for the sailing season to get underway  -

The Blakely Rock Benefit (http://styc.org) is quickly approaching and word on the street is 4 boats are committed to race!  #26 is entered and #72, #60 and #44 (yes, a new boat in town) are going to enter.  Who else wants to join in?

To kick the season off, Ben and Jennifer are going to host a Fleet Party on Friday, April 3rd – yes, the night before Blakely Rock Benefit!  The Fleet Party will start around 5PM or so and go late I am sure.  We’ve got a turkey and a keg of beer and some appetizers, I believe the newest NW Fleet members, Mikki & Chon are bringing a Salmon for grilling.  It would be great if the rest of you bring side dishes – Thanksgiving dinner type sides or whatever you desire!

Next up will be the Tulip Regatta April 25/26, the Race to the Straits May 3&4 and then the Eugene Reservoir to meet up with some Oregon boats on memorial day weekend.  If you are planning on doing any of these races, or others, speak up early so others can make plans to join you!

But, even though the season is getting started it doesn’t mean that boats haven’t been out sailing!

Morphine

#72, Morphine, is putting in their time on the boat and have been competing in the Center Sound Series and are currently sitting 5th out of 8 in their class after two races and a super windy Scatchet Head race.

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And this past Saturday #26, More Uff Da, and #72, Morphine, finished up the 5 race Snowbird Series with beautiful sunny skies and winds in the 25 to 30 knot range.  Some serious downwind rippin’ runs with Morphine clocking over 15 knots of boatspeed at times.  I think they’re learning the boat just fine… 1st overall on the day to #26 & 2nd overall on the day to #72!

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And while these boats have been out sailing Chon (pronounced Sean) Pieruccioni quietly snuck down to southern California and adopted #44!

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Come on by the fleet party before the Blakely Rock Benefit and welcome Chon and his wife Mikki to this crazy fleet of old cult boats.

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Moore News

February 15th, 2015

GOTB

Winters been rolling along rather nicely up here in the PNW with 2 Moores, #72 and #26, out racing in the SBYC Snowbird Series and #132 joining them for the STYC Iceberg race.  There’s one local sailor searching for a boat and a couple great boats for sale right now so it should be an easy search.

With Spring just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about what races you want to join in on.  There are a ton of options out there, so to simplify things we put together a list of races that we are pretty sure some PNW Moore’s will be showing up for.  That list is Here, so go take a look and if your interested in doing an upcoming race start talking about it through the Moore facebook page or via email so other boats know to join in as well.  Interestingly, at the bottom of the race list is two cruise ideas – yes Cruising on your Moore.  Highly recommended and can be a fun way for a small group of boats to deliver to an out of town race or the cruise can be a rally race of it’s own.  Give it some thought and lets talk more about it.  You can get more information on the Washington marine parks pass here.

Message from our Fleet Prez!

January 15th, 2015

Moore sailors,

I was sure at the onset that I could prove by deductive reasoning that the Roadmaster schedule was a fundamentally over-constrained problem, and that no single solution could exist to satisfy all requirements. No worries, we’ll prove it true.

That said – Introducing the 2015 Roadmaster schedule, where no 2014 great ideas about racing on holiday weekends are allowed, we tell mother nature what’s up, and the Moore 24 reaches back to its roots over highway 17.

January 31 Three Bridge Fiasco SSS

March 14-15 Spring Keel StFYC

May 16-17 PCCs SCYC

June 6 Delta Ditch Run SSC

June 27-28 Joel Verutti Memorial Huntington

August 8-9 The Gorge HRYC

August 28-30 Nationals RYC

October 3-4 Fall Regatta SCYC

Series scoring will be low points-scoring, with no throwout. That’s an intentional departure from the accommodations made since 2002. It means every race is a big deal for those placing in Roadmaster.

We’ll have a Shorthanded series announced shortly, that will start with DHF in March (also watch for an announcement on turnkey setup for DHF’s version of NCORC).

A huge thanks to all those helping out on the governing board and from whom you’ll be hearing throughout the year:

Vice President – Sydney Moore

SC Fleet Captain – Scott Nelson

SF Fleet Captain – Pete Trachy

Treasury – John Siegel

SC Measurer – Scott Sorensen

SF Measurer – Steve McCarthy

And the supremely experienced technical committee who will help find the balance as the fleet evolves.

Bart Hackworth

Morgan Larson

Mike O’Callahan

Peter Schoen

Kathryn Meyer

Our webmaster Scott Jackson, who will roll out the new Moore24.org website next month (stand by for all these updates on the existing Moore site within the next few days)

And Mark English for being our tireless 2014 Prez.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Three Bridge.

Karl