505 North American Championship, Chicago 2010

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505 North American Championship, Chicago 2010

  1. 1. 505 North American Championship Chicago 2010
  2. 2. 505 North Americans 2010 <ul><li>505 Fleet 13 and Chicago Yacht Club are excited to host the 2010 NA championship in Chicago, IL. </li></ul><ul><li>We are planning to bring you to our city and lake during their best, the summer. Our tentative dates are June 23 rd -27 th . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are exploring interest in a pre-NAs during the Chicago NOOD June 18 th -20 th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Known for our cold winters and our windy politicians, Chicago’s summers are what make lovers of this city. </li></ul><ul><li>With miles of uninterrupted parkland stretching along the lakeshore from the city’s borders, our harbors are a part Chicago’s “Urbs in Horto” concept. </li></ul><ul><li>Since it’s founding in 1875, Chicago Yacht Club has hosted numerous major championships and in cooperation with the Chicago Park District, has bolstered its commitment to one-design sailing with its beautifully rebuilt Belmont Harbor station. </li></ul><ul><li>Last sailed on Lake Michigan at Waukegan in 1978, the 2010 NAs promises exciting sailing, a spectacular venue, and a preview of the waters our Olympians may sail in 2016, we hope to see you all there. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chicago – “The Second City” <ul><li>The nation’s 3 rd largest city, Chicagoland is home to some 9.7 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>As the birthplace of the skyscraper and the American gangster, Chicago is a diverse international city with many sights, sounds, and flavors. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This regatta committee highly recommends the Chicago architectural tour on the Chicago river to any visitor. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chicago’s attractions are far too numerous to list here but, much more information can be found at www.choosechicago.com . </li></ul><ul><li>Sailing just offshore of this modern metropolis is simply stunning and makes for a truly unique venue. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lake Michigan <ul><li>The 5 th largest lake in the world often strikes first time visitors as more of an inland sea. </li></ul><ul><li>The Lake’s size and location below the Jet Stream allows for an enormous breadth of weather and sailing conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not uncommon to sail one day in flat-water, 20kts of offshore wind, and 85 degrees and the next day to sail in 10 foot swells, 15kts, and 74 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Chicagoans are known to say: “if you don’t like the weather, just wait 10 minutes.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sailing on Lake Michigan <ul><li>Late June on Lake Michigan offers a wide range of possible weather conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>The three most likely sailing conditions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High pressure “Clipper” systems bring cool air from Canada and strong NNE winds over a period of three days. The 300 mile fetch leads to some large waves and steady breeze. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low pressure systems bring heat and blustery SW winds. This can make for fantastic flat-water sailing in “nuclear” conditions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stalled High pressure, the Lake is still cool enough in June to allow a nice thermal to develop. While not windy, a steady 7-11kts can build out of the ESE. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did we mention that the water is fresh? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chicago Yacht Club - Belmont <ul><li>Located at 300 W Belmont Ave, CYC’s Belmont station is a dedicated one-design sailing facility just a few miles north of downtown Chicago. </li></ul><ul><li>There are three hoists and one large ramp available for launching and plenty of adjacent lawn for boat storage. </li></ul><ul><li>It is just a two minute sail from the ramp to the open waters of Lake Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>CTA public transport to and from downtown is a short walk from the club. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a security guard in the dinghy-park overnight. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>We have the full support of the CYC race committee and their fleet of powerboats. </li></ul><ul><li>We are looking into bringing in an outside PRO familiar with 505 racing to ensure a quality championship. </li></ul><ul><li>Food and beverage details are being arranged with CYC staff and our event sponsors. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Logistics <ul><li>Convenient flights are available at both O’Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW) International airports. </li></ul><ul><li>Several interstates lead to Chicago: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annapolis 12 hrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston 16 hrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hampton 14.5 hrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York 13 hrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ottawa 14 hrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Francisco 31 hrs (That was a fun one) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are planning to provide some free housing. </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel info can be found at www.choosechicago.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Preliminary Schedule <ul><li>June 18 th Chicago NOOD: pre NAs </li></ul><ul><li>June 19 th Chicago NOOD: pre NAs </li></ul><ul><li>June 20 th Chicago NOOD: pre NAs </li></ul><ul><li>June 23 rd NAs arrival day: registration/measurement </li></ul><ul><li>June 24 th Racing </li></ul><ul><li>June 25 th Racing </li></ul><ul><li>June 26 th Racing </li></ul><ul><li>June 27 th Racing: NAs Awards Ceremony </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If there is decent interest to also sail the Chicago NOOD, the event planners favor moving up the championship to June 22 nd –26 th . </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. More to come… <ul><li>Please be sure to check out the event website for more information as it becomes available: http://505na2010chicago.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Event Contacts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JB Turney Craig Thompson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(c) 847 421 5162 (c) 708 954 7741 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We’ll see you in Chicago! </li></ul></ul>

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