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About Connor.kainalu

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    Coronado, CA
  • Interests
    Sailing, climbing, mountain biking
  1. what is it?

    I’m amazed that they got that web domain
  2. Foil shapes

    Alright. I’m a broke-ass high school student with dreams of building himself the fastest boat in the world. Not to mention designing boats for a living. I’ve been following the superfoiler Grand Prix idea with interest, and have been thinking about new foil shapes. Has this been done before? Does it work well? Why/why not?
  3. Crossbow fl 2017

    Pump a gallon of mercury up the tube
  4. what's wrong with this picture

    You know they’re dumb if those masts are raked as far forward as I think...
  5. Skipper/Crew roles

    Whenever I helm a big boat (J/80) I’m always focused on the jib telltales and driving as fast as I could. All my life dinghy sailing I’ve been told to “keep my head out of the boat” and focus on tactics. Last weekend, I sailed a c420 regatta and had a friend crew for me. Towards the end of the regatta, I would be watching the telltales and my crew would be watching our boatspeed and other boats, and based on the situation would call “low mode” and I’d come down a few degrees, or “high mode” and I’d come up a few degrees. We were fast enough that when we would get lee-bowed, we could sail right past the guy. Why haven’t I heard of doing this before? Why isn’t it taught to crews?
  6. frank bethwaite: High performance sailing

    Not the only one
  7. J/80 Redux

    The deck on the French boats is way better. Everything is moulder in, and the only things that aren’t are the winches
  8. Out of Control Laser

    As a high school student (I’m not sure if this opinion is shared by my peers) I want to move out of the Laser (I sold it before I moved to Coronado) into something more high performance. I don’t care what class I sail, I want it to be fast and I want to get as much speed out of it as I can. People ask me why I cut holes in the top of my bailer, just to save a few grams. My standard reply is, “it’s a few grams lighter than everyone else.” Foiling? Skiffs?Heck yeah! I don’t want to sail an easy boat that I can win in easily. I’m sure the learning curve is steep, but I’m ready. BTW, if any of you guys have advice on higher performance classes for a guy who’s only about 130lbs, let me know
  9. Radio controlled sailing

    I’m a high schooler, and my dad, younger brother and I all build our own boats to specifications that the current champion in our family writes (AC style). Last time we had 24” waterline boats of any design before 1940. (Pretty general, I know, but very even). I built a j class based on rainbow, the 1937 AC defender, my brother built a ketch with the hull style of a bluenose schooner, and my dad built a gaff schooner with a hull based on Reliance. These radically different boats were incredibly close in speed, and the only reason I won the most recent edition was because I spent weeks testing sail settings and learning to sail it particularly fast. It was fun, and also serious, and I learned more about how rigs worked, lessons that I continue to apply to big boat sailing. The construction learning curve has been interesting too, from foam hulls with a thin layer of fibreglass to the boat I’m building for the next cup, using moulding and infusion with carbon fibre. The next one will be run in an open design 24” with unlimited sail area downwind, so hopefully we can see some really fast boats!
  10. Beat it, NERD

  11. Imoca 60 poles

    What are the poles sticking out the side just in front of the cabin? I’ve never seen any sails flown from them
  12. VPP for dinghies and skiffs

    FB has a couple in high performance sailing.
  13. caption contest

    Portuguese man o’war
  14. Speed wrinkles?

    What the heck are these mystical "speed wrinkles" I keep hearing about? I've heard them mentioned applying to lasers, fj's, and 420's. How do they work?
  15. I like how he could "use the wench attached to the end of the front stay to assisting raising the mast." his words, not mine