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Post annotated by jakob :
This thread was moved from the category General Discussion.
1. Coordinates

A. Start:
A. Wisconsin Point Light:
46.710150 N / -92.006300 W

B. East Michipicoten Light
47.753950 N / -85.597500 W
clockwise

C. Caribou Island Light
47.339600 N / -85.825800 W
clockwise

D. Stannard Rock Light
47.183506 N / -87.225117 W
clockwise

E Passage Island Light
48.223200 N /-88.366240 W
anti-clockwise

F. Outer Island Light
47.073750 N / -90.395150 W
anti-clockwise

G. Chequamegon Point Light
46.728680 N / -90.808720 W
anti-clockwise

H. Finish
H. Ashland Breakwater Light
46.628180 N / -90.870480 W
H. Midpoint of Finish Line:
46.633840 N / -90.885240 W
H. End of line marker Buoy
46.639500 N / -90.900000 W

2) Race name suggestion

Lake Superior Lights

3) Suggested start date and time in UTC

November 18th, 15:00 UTC

4) Short description (30 words or so)

A race that will encompass the length & breadth of Lake Superior featuring some notable and picturesque Lighthouses. The course will test both a skipper's open water & close quarter skills in order to finish successfully. ( 600 nm )

5) Long Description

November is the most challenging month for any vessel trying to complete a journey over the waters of this angry Behemoth. Winter beckons harsher circumstances which are often heralded by volatile weather conditions that can be sudden and dramatic. This should prove challenging and fun for the SOL community.

6) What boat type would you like?

90 foot Monohull


* * * Corrected Coordinate * * *
* * * Midpoint of Finish Line * * *

--- Last Edited by Aethereal at 2009-11-13 07:56:36 ---
None so blind
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given there has been no motion on this race i will goggle earth it up and submit it in your name...

should we put it off till spring or still try a go before the end of the year???

it looks like a great race...

"They won't play if they can't win" - Walt Disney
Thank you For your helpful attitude.

I believe the details listed above to be complete & accurate. Although my original "Rough Draft" was submitted directly to Jakob and his reply indicated the pertinent details required to execute a proposed race into SOL format.

Before I was able to meet this standard the whole "Race Committee" entity emerged & I was informed that Posting to the Forum was the preferred method to eventually place it into the SOL calendar.

All coordinates have been derived from Google Earth & double checked, corrected as noted.

The Top Members of the committee have acknowledged in Chat that they are aware of my submission. I chose to start a Thread Just for Race Proposals to keep them separate from all the other topics under discussion so they would not get lost in the mix so to speak.

Patience is required I believe as the process is in Flux and will occur in due course. The Race can proceed even if held in December for the 1st time but if it is well received I would applaud its being a staple of future Novembers for the SOL docket.

None so blind
Patience is required, indeed. The Race Committee is getting up to speed, but has just begun to discuss the schedule. BTW, is there a specific reason for this race to held preferably in November?
Patience is required, indeed. The Race Committee is getting up to speed, but has just begun to discuss the schedule. BTW, is there a specific reason for this race to held preferably in November?
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My original intention in proposing a race to be held on an inland body of water for a community that is primarily oriented to offshore racing was that November on Lake Superior is historically famous for its dramatic & volatile weather conditions.

This would impart, in my estimation, an element of unpredictability that might enhance the enjoyment as well as provide for multiple routing decisions for an otherwise short format race.
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The Legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.

With a load of iron ore - 26,000 tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early

The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in Wisconson
As the big freighters go it was bigger than most
With a crew and the Captain well seasoned.

Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
And later that night when the ships bell rang
Could it be the North Wind they'd been feeling.

The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the Captain did, too,
T'was the witch of November come stealing.

The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
When the gales of November came slashing
When afternoon came it was freezing rain
In the face of a hurricane West Wind

When supper time came the old cook came on deck
Saying fellows it's too rough to feed ya
At 7PM a main hatchway caved in
He said fellas it's been good to know ya.

The Captain wired in he had water coming in
And the good ship and crew was in peril
And later that night when his lights went out of sight
Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Does anyone know where the love of God goes
When the words turn the minutes to hours
The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
If they'd fifteen more miles behind her.

They might have split up or they might have capsized
They may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names
Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the ruins of her ice water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams,
The islands and bays are for sportsmen.

And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the gales of November remembered.

In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed
In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
The church bell chimed, 'til it rang 29 times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.

The Legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they say, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.
©
None so blind
Here is your race in the Race Committee format that we are working on :)

Could you check that it is correct?

--- Last Edited by Incognito at 2009-11-20 23:22:56 ---
Here is your race in the Race Committee format that we are working on :)

Could you check that it is correct?

--- Last Edited by Incognito at 2009-11-20 23:22:56 ---
------------------------------------------------ Chequamegon Point Light is the penultimate waypoint prior to the Finish Line demarcated By the Ashland Breakwater Light which I do not see as part of your representation.

Attached you will find a Hi Res Screen Capture for this Race

None so blind
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Are you sure? It is there though! Double-click on it in the Places folder and you should find it! :)
Are you sure? It is there though! Double-click on it in the Places folder and you should find it! :)
Apologies when I first reviewed your response there was only 1 attachment, now there are 3
None so blind
Indeed, messing around a bit. OK, I am going to sleep. cu tomorrow.

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