Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Check-in for Wednesday night

Checking to see who is in for tomorrow night. Know the Matias bros are
out. Who is in/out?

Lou Sandoval

Monday, June 29, 2009

Of All the years

All the years we've done the Chi-Wauk-Chi series and it has been a tear jerker (mostly because it's so painfully slow that you just can't wait to get there, jump on the Metra and come home). From this video shared by some boats within LMSRF- it looks like the ride up and back were fun. Figured as much when I woke up Sunday am- looked out the window and saw our SOX flag ripping in the wind like Milton Bradley ripping through the parking lot during a tirade(Sorry Jason and Scott). Watch this video and check out the power reaching that these boats did. Looks like fun and makes you look forward to the Mac.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Baby Bauer is here! New Karma Crew Member

Conrad- Our newest crew member. Congrats to the Bauers!

Subject: Baby Bauer

Lou & Jack,

We had the baby last night. We're all tired, but doing very well.
Little Conrad Bauer weighs in at 8 pounds 12 ounces. We've got some
photos to send out soon.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Karma NOOD Photos on Wilkes Site

See the link below for pictures of the Karma Tator on the course this

http://www.timwilkes.com/ Key word Karma

Sunday, June 21, 2009

D3- Chicago Nood

Where's the wind? We start day three flying the AP flag. Waiting for consistent wind over 3kts.

(Note the city shaded by a bank of fog waaay in the horizon.)

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Chicago NOOD-Day 2 Report 2

Finally got the last race off. Good breeze- very good start for the Karma-tator. Good ending to a warm and light breeze day.

Pin End start with good distance. Rounded first weather mark in 5th. Mark approach and Down wind tactics were tricky due to very short legs (1/1.25mi).

Lanes were tight. Lost a few boats dw. Tight leeward mark rounding, but great boat mechanics by our combo team. "Flying Veatch" is doing VG on the pointy end and chipping his teeth well during this Regatta.
Finshed in 8th in a very tough Fleet. Dueled it out with Bella at the finish after two boats forced the to cede way at the finish. Bella beat us by a half boat length. Karma-tator Finished Ahead of Rally, Raptor, FOG, Joie,de vie,Erizo, Sail Monkey,AYW.

First was a 4-way tie- all at 8pts. After day 1. It Looks like "maggie mae" is running away with it after a good day. They rounded both ww marks in first. Stingray was in hot pursuit ,but not hot enough to close in on them. Let's see what the final days standings look like.

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Chicago Nood Day II

So this was the view from DuSable harbor this morning. Pretty telling of what we've seen so far. Great day for catching some rays.
Sailing on the other hand- very light and variable. We managed to pull off one race this am in very light and variable conditions. 6kts of breeze by time our section started.
We're currently on postponement as of 2:00pm. Waiting, swimming, telling tales. We've moved in closer to shore. The hot temps on land will hopefully bring us a shore breeze. We'll see.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

D1 Chicago NOOD Report 2

Karma is in dire straits- very low on Pringles. Rationing in effect. May withdraw if levels become critical...

Seriously, right about now "Abercrombie" Steve and SCOOTER are looking like geniuses (miracles do happen) for having ditched their crewmates in favor of somewhat tamer (and drier) land-based activities. Begs the question: "Who's the dummy".

No progress. Just the usual- Cristina is smiling politely thinking "Boy do these guys smell like sailors".

Great Sandwiches BTW.

Glad I brought a book- "Hardball...How Politics is played...by Chris Mathews"


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Day 1- Chicago NOOD-

From the Looks of it, the saying " A bad day on the water is better than the best day in the office", holds true as Team Karma (tator) has enjoyed lunch in the midst of the weather postponement.
Spirits are high. What else can you do ? As we wait for Mom Nature to grace us with safer race conditions.
More to come.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

KSG Weight Plan 10 days

Enclosed is a link to the new Karma make weight in 10 days diet. So since
the NOOD is just around the corner is eight days away we can do the
abbreviated plan.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

6-3-09 Tally

Grocery list:
Need Fermented adult beverages

Here's the headcount for tommorrow:

YES- Marty,Jack,Jason, Brian, Scott, Steve, Doug
?- Kip
NO- Drew, Lou

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Wed Night Roll Call

Team K:

Quick Note to see who is in/out for tommorrow night. We are getting pretty close to NOOD time. Please reply with your availability.


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Monday, June 1, 2009

NOOD Regatta Info


For Info on the Chicago NOOD Regatta June 19-21, 2009 at Chicago Yacht Club.

Visit the Following Link: