NAC's Poll: 3 Day Format, Fleet Choice

INFORMAL POLL: 3 day or 5 day NORTH AMERCIAN CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA? 2007 is a year to celebrate for Flying Scot sailors. FBYC, Volunteers, and Competitors are excited and ready for a great regatta. This year we have the opportunity to race the Championship in three days, which may be a very popular amount of time for many, or not. TO BE CLEAR: This is an informal and unofficial poll, not that of the FSSA. I am a long time member of FSSA member and have competed in many other sailing national championships. Thank you in advance for your responses! Future FS NAC's: A three day Flying Scot NAC could be the reason many sailors are able to participate in this years regatta because of reduced time needed to participate, lower costs, and fewer vacation days, etc. 1. Did this year's 3 day NAC regatta schedule have any bearying on your decision to participate? (Yes, No) ==Read BOTH questions 2 and 3, before answering either===== 2. Consider the following schedule three day schedule with NO qualifier and self selected Championship or Challenger fleet: Tuesday measuring Wednesday skippers meeting and racing Thursday racing then board meetings Friday racing then national dinner and meeting Saturday morning breakfast social, awards, and optional race day in case of two days bad weather or less than two races were sailed. Would you prefer this three days of scheduled races event with no qualifier? (Y, N) 3. Consider the same three day regatta schedule as above but WITH a hybrid qualifier. Hybrid means the first day of racing (Wed) is sailed round robin for all competitors. Scores determine Championship / Challenger split where the top 55% is placed in the Championship fleet. Scores are carried forward for the Championship fleet. Would you prefer this three days of scheduled races event WITH a hybrid qualifier? (Y, N) 4. For future NAC's, would you like to see a three day regatta or five* day? (3, 5) *Five day regatta would have two days qualifiers, three days championship racing. ================================================================== .Please post your answers to these questions only. .Responses outside of context must be placed under a seperate or new topic. ================================================================== THANK YOU! Michael Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club, White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

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1. NO 2. YES 3. NO 4. 3

First, I am in Challenger with one start and happy about it.

First, I am in Challenger with one start and happy about it. 1. YES 2. YES, but you have five days listed in total. I would prefer some are weekend days, as they are this year. Measure Sunday, Race Mon, Tues, Wed = 3 vacation days = easier to swing. 3. NO 4. 3 Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

1 No 2 Yes, but see below.

1 No 2 Yes, but see below. 3 N 4 How about 4 days of racing and 7 races. No or hybrid qualifier.

FYI: At this year's Flying Scot NAC at FBYC, I asked many peo

FYI: At this year's Flying Scot NAC at FBYC, I asked many people if they prefered a three day or five day North America Championship Regatta. The majority of people said they prefer a three day event, but want the option to measure in and sail the day or two prior to the regatta. Some people said they would not be able to participate were the regatta 5 days, because it is too much. Others didn't care just as long as the qualifier were eliminated. Several people said holding a three day regatta reduced their cost significantly (fewer meals and lodging required). Please expect more inquiry about your preference on how many days there should be for the Flying Scot North American Championship. Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA

I thought the format of this years NAC at FBYC was great.

I thought the format of this years NAC at FBYC was great. It was my first NAC but I raced in open class windsurfing regattas where we had a wind minimum of 8 knots and a race format that was often 5 or more days long. We waited for wind, often and long. I arrived on Saturday, measured in, sailed Sunday for fun and practice, and raced M,T,W. I work Monday through Friday, so the fact that I could go the NAC and use only three vacation days was helpful to me, even though I arrived home at 4 AM and had to work that Thursday. I have to say that self-selecting the fleet was appealing, and that racing for two days to find out what fleet I am in would feel like a waste of time. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

If you participated in the 2007 Flying Scot NAC, you should have

If you participated in the 2007 Flying Scot NAC, you should have recieved via email, a survey from Charles Buffington asking for feedback about the event and the three day format. PLEASE fill out and return the survey. The three day format was a great success for many people. If you do or do not like the format, this is your chance to contribute to constant improvement of our Flying Scot National events. If you did not participate in this year's FS NAC, but would enjoy a three days of racing regatta, kindly express your opinion to the FSSA Executive Committee and Board of Governers. Thank you, Michael Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA

Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll sent out by the

Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll sent out by the FSSA. Hats off to the FSSA Board who has been very proactive to bring improvements to the FS class. THANK YOU! See http://www.FSSA.com for survey results -Michael www.FlyingScotSouth.com
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[i]Originally posted by mmittman[/i] [br]INFORMAL POLL: 3 day or 5 day NORTH AMERCIAN CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA? 2007 is a year to celebrate for Flying Scot sailors. FBYC, Volunteers, and Competitors are excited and ready for a great regatta. This year we have the opportunity to race the Championship in three days, which may be a very popular amount of time for many, or not. TO BE CLEAR: This is an informal and unofficial poll, not that of the FSSA. I am a long time member of FSSA member and have competed in many other sailing national championships. Thank you in advance for your responses! Future FS NAC's: A three day Flying Scot NAC could be the reason many sailors are able to participate in this years regatta because of reduced time needed to participate, lower costs, and fewer vacation days, etc. 1. Did this year's 3 day NAC regatta schedule have any bearying on your decision to participate? (Yes, No) ==Read BOTH questions 2 and 3, before answering either===== 2. Consider the following schedule three day schedule with NO qualifier and self selected Championship or Challenger fleet: Tuesday measuring Wednesday skippers meeting and racing Thursday racing then board meetings Friday racing then national dinner and meeting Saturday morning breakfast social, awards, and optional race day in case of two days bad weather or less than two races were sailed. Would you prefer this three days of scheduled races event with no qualifier? (Y, N) 3. Consider the same three day regatta schedule as above but WITH a hybrid qualifier. Hybrid means the first day of racing (Wed) is sailed round robin for all competitors. Scores determine Championship / Challenger split where the top 55% is placed in the Championship fleet. Scores are carried forward for the Championship fleet. Would you prefer this three days of scheduled races event WITH a hybrid qualifier? (Y, N) 4. For future NAC's, would you like to see a three day regatta or five* day? (3, 5) *Five day regatta would have two days qualifiers, three days championship racing. ================================================================== .Please post your answers to these questions only. .Responses outside of context must be placed under a seperate or new topic. ================================================================== THANK YOU! Michael Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club, White Rock Lake Dallas, TX
Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA