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    Portland, Maine
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  1. doggone

    new j/day

    The older I get the smaller and simpler the boat Id want to own. So I bought J80 this year as my retirement boat having turned 63. J/9 looks ok but at likely $100K -+ all up cost, not so much
  2. doggone

    Traveler Setup

    Race on 1986 Baltic 44. Boat has Harken 2014 mid boom traveler. Loads up as one would expect when sailing upwind with wind speed 8 knots +. We use hydraulic vang to try to take load off but isn’t that effective. Ideas?
  3. doggone

    Monhegan Island Race

    The race is on! Clink on video below for more info:
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    Status of 2020 J80 Worlds

    Just heard it was cancelled
  5. doggone

    Status of 2020 J80 Worlds

    Anyone aware of what's going on?
  6. doggone

    Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    see gmora.org and monheganislandrace.org. So far, all races are still on.
  7. doggone

    Maine Racing

    Me too. Why did they change their race dates?
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    Maine Racing

    Monhegan Race 2020 is full of changes! Longer 142 mile course; Boon Island is new southern mark; mark near Monhegan is new; long course starts Friday @4 pm. Seguin course and Saturday start time as before; seminar Wednesday night; parties throughout the weekend! Something for everyone! See www.monheganislandrace.org for more info. The notice of race will be on line shortly.
  9. doggone

    Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Monhegan Race 2020 is full of changes! Longer 142 mile course; Boon Island is new southern mark; mark near Monhegan is new; long course starts Friday @4 pm. Seguin course and Saturday start time as before; seminar Wednesday night; partieS throughout the weekend! Something for everyone! See www.monheganislandrace.org for more info. The notice of race will be on line shortly.
  10. doggone

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    This is an asinine statement. You can try all you want to defend WO. They were reckless, made a clear mistake, walked on their opportunity to exonerate themselves and, worst of all, maintained their innocence after the race when any fair minded person clearly could determine they fouled C. Our sport will never be understood by the mainstream. We have to do what's right for the sailors. The protest's outcome has rescued a legitimate result from the jaws of WO's pyrrhic victory.
  11. doggone

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Well said!
  12. doggone

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    I fundamentally disagree. Two 100 footers should do whatever is in their collective power to avoid a collision, as should two Lasers. The only difference, and it is a big one, is that 100 footers colliding could put human lives at risk. As to punishment, I would argue WOXI's move was reckless at best and incredibly unseamanlike at worst. The punishment should both fit the foul and send a message that maybe the next time, one should be more prudent.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    WOXI had only one choice after fouling Comanche, which I believe is near indisputable. Do their 720. Most exexperienced sailors would not gamble an entire 650 mile ocean race on a bet that on port tack they didn't foul a starboard tacker in that close a situation, period. Even if WOXI lost a mile doing their turns, the chances that mile in the beginning would make a difference in the end is near zero. Moreover, Richards and his crew will have to live with a tainted result, regardless of whether exonerated in the protest room or not, because a large cohort of witnesses to the incident, including me, will never accept such exoneration with I consider to be a mountain of video evidence to the contrary. I recognize there are politics and financial ramifications that regrettably may sway the IJ. I sincerely hope that I am wrong about this.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Magnificent!