The MORF Open, sponsored by Skyway Yacht Works, will be held on Saturday and Sunday September 21 & 22 at Starting area 7. Non-MORF members can enter the MORF Open by clicking here and selecting MORF Open in the Paypal drop down menu option.
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The results of the Open Race 1 Protest Appeal was appealed to US Sailing. The decision of US Sailing’s appeals committee is to Disqualify (DSQ) Gaucho, Whisper, and Tide the Knot from Morf Open race 1. We were directed by the US Sailing’s appeals committee to hold a hearing to consider redress for the three disqualified boats. That hearing will be held at 5pm before the MORF Winter Meeting to be held beginning at 6pm on Saturday March 2 at The Chicago Maritime Museum. 1200 West 35th Street, Chicago 773-376-1982. All MORF members and the skippers and crew from the boats from the community who participated on the MORF Open are welcome to attend the hearing and stay for the Winter meeting.
The History of this protest can be found on the Notice board. The details for the hearing can be found at
The results of the Open Race #1 protest heard on Sept 19 were appealed. The Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation (LMSRF) Appeals Committee analyzed the proceedings of the Columbia Yacht Club Protest Committee for an incident during race 1 of the MORF Open (September 15, 2018). They reported on November 14 with a ruling which concluded:
It is the Appeals Committee judgment that the Facts Found of the PC supports their Decision and the appeal is dismissed.
I have the full report if anyone wishes to see it.