Delta Dog

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  1. This is an excellent idea. Ignor the folks asking for different rating and just do it! Perhaps the easiest way to put this inmotion would be via the SSS...they seem far more open to new ideas than YRA. WRT ocean racing, a big part of what killed participation was all the new safety reg. that got introduce after that Sydney 38 hit the farallons. Not sure there is any way around these but its a big issue in term of participation.
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    Dobroth MORC 30

    I think wolfpack is for sale
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    Funny Comments while Racing

    From a Q sailmaker..."When I want your opinion, I'll tell you what it is". - m
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    PHRF, ULDB classes?

    Where is this fleet of foiling PHRF boats?
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    West Point Regatta

    81 boat entered. This race is growing quickly. Last day to register...can we get to 100?
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    Wilderness 30 "Yahoo"

    I looked at Nightmare before getting Special Edition. What I heard is that is was a B-32 Keel. Also, I believe Fugu is stock...or at least is was when it sold 4 or 5 year ago. Antrim did a new bulb keel for SE about 10 years ago.
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    Wilderness 30 "Yahoo"

    I know this bug well. Only 1 sure cure!
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    Wilderness 30 "Yahoo"

    These boats are wonderful sport cruisers and downwind racers. Special Edition is a full turbo version, rating close to 30 sec / mile faster than a stock W-30 and sails very nicely to the rating. More speed for less fuss than anything I've owned...and Ive owed a few ;-) Lethal in light air and always in the hunt off the breeze! T
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    Relative Sailboat Builders Quality

    #1 - Ron Moore , #2 - Terry Alsberg, #3 George Olson, #4 Santa Cruz Yachts....no one else is in the top 10. Schock is 99th.
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    2 man sportboat fleets in California status check

    The earlier posters who said "20 boats make a fleet" is right on...6 - 8 boats will get you a 1 design start for a year or two but in order to have a fleet that sustains over time, you need 20 boats...both Moore 24 and Express 27 are testiment to this. Folks I've talked to about the J-70 fleet seem despondent about the "pro" element and the related arms race associated with getting a boat to the top of the fleet. Local turnout seems low and the boat, while delivering great 1 deign racing, doesn't have the "get up and go" to be to at the front of races like vallejo and ditch run. I'd love to see a Viper fleet pick up in the bay but more cooperation from both local PHRF and YRA is needed. Given used boat pricing, a melges 24 renaissance might be the most viable option for the bay.
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    Totally lost...

    For long Island sound, I think a vintage MORC 30 would be perfect. Something like an Andrew 30 or Nelson Merek 30.
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    what was it?

    Not sure of the design but the general condition look a lot like the WIlderness 30 Special Edition when I purchased her 4 years ago.
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    Barn Find Cal 40

    I'm curious about when the made the change in things that have us talking about sensible uses of money and sailboats in the same sentence...or even the same language. Cal 40 rocks! If you have the "I need a Cal 40 disease", they are the only know cure. The sensible use of money has zero to do with it. If you've got the disease and can afford the cure...why stay sick on minute longer? >Dog out.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    Clearly you are a young fuck who was not around in the heydey of IOR. Kialoas III to V were IOR designs, and damned good ones. Ondines III to V were IOR as well, although they were not great designs and not nearly as successful as the Kialoas. Before you young shits spout off about the lame IOR designs, I should remind you that many, many international race records were held by these "pigs" for decades, beaten only by $25 million canting keel supermaxis (10 to 20' longer than their IOR counterparts) with full professional crews in ideal conditions. Most IOR Maxis were 78 to 82', had amaeteur goons as crew, and were things of beauty. Beasts to sail, especially downwind, but they were not glorified powerboats like the 30m supermaxis of today. Remember the days of 6 to 10 full on maxis at any given international regatta? Remember the days of a dozen or more 50's lining up against each other during the day and their BN's smoking weed and fucking whores all night long? No? I didn't think so. Piss off. Who really gives a shit if a leadmine goes 15 knots or 25? It's all slow anyways. What matters is how you achieve the speed you do, and the IOR boats did it in bling bling bitchin' style. Everybody, and I mean everybody, had fun in those days. Full stop. ...and Yaz takes an early lead in the "rant of the year"