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3 Crib Fiasco

3 Crib Fiasco!

July 30, 2017

This years event will feature a new twist which will allow for small water line boats to finish at the Offshore Buoy in the middle of the course if they choose.    This will also serve as an automatic course shortening device if the wind does not cooperate. The protocol for finishing short will be in the Sailing Instructions.

The race, once again, will feature a bi-directional start, meaning that boats will be able to start in a northerly direction or a southerly - it's your choice and your math.

2016 - We cancelled the race because of a morning hurricane.  By race time, the weather was perfect.  I would say it was the best sailing day of the summer.  2017 Fiasco will only be cancelled from the starting area. And we will not cancel it.

2015 Fiasco lived up to its name. We had good breeze at the start, a bidirectional start, whcih actually split the fleets and made a real contest of it, a kite board (thanks Val Smith), a couple of missed starts, rain and then somebody shut the wind off.  The awards party was a gas though- it was on the rail deck of the Columbia Yacht Club. Where we had 2 massage chairs set up, which were filled the whole time.  It was loud and crowded and we had great refreshements, which included 3 Kegs from Lagunita's Brewery, Italian Beef from Devanco Foods, wine from Vin Chicago, appetizers from Whole Foods and Skyway provided the Mt. Gay and Tito's for Bai 5's mixers.  The race is a 15 mile pursuit stlye event around the water intake cribs out in front of the Chicago lakefront. The offset buoy GPS coordinates were right on the money this year, so we had that going for us, which was nice.

The 2014 race was a one way ordeal, starting at North Avenue Beach and running clockwise right up to the CMRC and through the Etchells North Americans Championships (no contact was made). This year's race was more like the SanFrancisco namesake event with a multi directional start to take advantage of the wind direction.

We had great prizes including, Wine from Vin Chicago, dry fit shirts from Gill, Gibson's gift cards, Koval Distillery tours, Lux Bar lunch cards, Lagunitas gift bags, massage gift certificates from Massage by Melissa, Quantum sail ties and hats, Kind Bars, Bai 5.

We can not thank Pettit Paint and Kanberra gel enough for all their support at all Skyway Yacht Works' events.

Organizing Authority is Columbia Yacht Club and host of the party.  They did an awsome job, so a big thank you to Tim and Kristian and all the dock crew.

Sponsors are Skyway Yacht Works LLC and Karma Yacht Sales, LLC

“The race is open to racers and cruising sailors alike, it will be a fun event all around, a great run around the cribs with an awesome social event after the race”


May vary. Check out skywayyachtworks.com, karmayachtsales.com and 3cribfiasco.com and the facebook pages of each for Sailing Instruction announcements.


In the interest of safety, we would like boats to be 22 feet in length or longer.


Skyway Yacht Works and Karma Yacht Sales will be hosting a party, complete with food and beverages and awards at the Columbia Yacht Club Dock in Monroe Harbor.


Please register by July 29, 2017 here including handicap. If you don't have or don't know your handicap, please email us at skywaysocial@gmail.com with the specifics of your boat and we can generate one for you.

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