Archive for January, 2015

Message from our Fleet Prez!

Thursday, 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 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.


Weekend Fun

Monday, January 12th, 2015

What did you do this weekend?  Your boat misses you.  But three PNW boats had some active handling this weekend with #72 Morphine & #26 More Uff Da taking on the 3rd race in the Snowbird Series.  Light winds building to 9 knots at one point in the race got the fleet around the short winter course off Shilshole Marina.  Race #4 in the series is coming up in February!

#72 Morphine on their way to 3rd place.

#72 Morphine on their way to 3rd place.

#26 More Uff Da on their way to 1st place

#26 More Uff Da on their way to 1st place

#109, EverMoore is taking on the South Sound series this year and made it out off Des Moines Saturday morning for Race #2, the Duwamish Head race.  Fortunately, for everyone in the race, they were blessed with good friends and a great photographer (Jan Anderson) since they were not blessed with enough wind to start the race down south.  So as the snowbirders were sailing around their course a few hours north the Duwamish Headers were milling around getting their photo’s taken until the race was finally canceled.

Rhys at Duwamish Head

#109 EverMoore at Duwamish Head.

See you on the water soon!

Moore Adoptions!

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

A few PNW Moore 24’s changed hands this past year, without following the proper adoption procedures, but we feel they have gone to worthy owners that understand the obligations they are taking on.

By Hull Number:

#16 Salt Shaker sold from Bainbridge Island to Zak Norris. Zak took the boat up to Anacortes to upgrade and get out sailing in 2015

#16 on its trailer after purchase

#16 on its trailer after purchase

#37, Seldom Seen, sold from its rebirth Hood River Home to Andrew Estcourt, also of Hood River.

#37 2013 Hood River PCC's

#37 2013 Hood River PCC's

#37 2013 PCC's Hood River

#37 2013 PCC's Hood River

#39, Pura Vida, sold from it’s loving home in Hood river to Julio Predes, also of Hood River.  Julio has been out sailing with his son and friends getting the boat up to speed in the challenging but beautiful conditions of Hood River Oregon

#39 with Mt. Hood in the background

#39 with Mt. Hood in the background



#72, The Mighty Morphine sold from Bainbridge Island to Nick Farley and Kandace Glavick.  The duo brought the boat all they way over to Ballard and have been getting up to speed in the various PNW races.  The one rule they where given was they can absolutely never change the color of the cockpit.  If they do, we will paint it back.


#72 at Rum Run 2014

Morphine Owners

Nick Farley and Kandace Glavick

#109 EverMoore was sold from Victoria British Columbia to one Captain Ryhs Balmer.  Ryhs quickly brought the boat south to Tacoma and jumped right in to the Winter Vashon race.  This is one of the boats rescued from the East Coast, it’s great to see her continue to be active in the PNW.


#109 at the start of Winter Vashon 2014

EverMoore 2

#109 at the start of Winter Vashon 2014

#114, everyone’s favorite Poore Decisions, was sold to another owner in Hood River Oregon as Mr. Walsh moved off to the Midwest.  #114 is also an East Coast Rescue and continues to show off her abilities in the challenging conditions of Hood River, Oregon.

#114 with Mt. Hood in the background.

#114 with Mt. Hood in the background.

Boats are changing hands, getting upgraded and new life is breathing into these old slippery ULDB’s.  There are a few more for sale currently, so if you’re thinking of adopting one of these little cult boats be sure to fill out your adoption paperwork and we’ll do everything we can to help and welcome you into the fleet.