Rainy Day Sailor

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    Olympia, WA
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    Sailing of course, mountain biking, kiteboarding, skiing, etc

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  1. Rainy Day Sailor

    PNW Race Week 2020: DOA Before Birth

    I like Port Townsend, but they may not want that many people around during the pandemic. Port Angeles, Anacortes, Bellingham, and maybe Port Ludlow. I hope the organizers can find something.
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    So I own a tartan 101 which rates 75 and is nearly the same boat. Much of what GHaring19 said I agree with. I think the use of the inhaulers is critical. Too much and you choke the sail by closing the slot, to early you don’t accelerate. In light winds do you put some on, avoid using them, or in haul quite a bit once the boat accelerates? You have to get this dialed in to have success. Finding polars is very helpful for sure. Having two solid sailors on board helps a great deal as well then try and fill the remainder of the crew with regulars. Our boat loves crew weight on the rail, so when it’s windy you pay the price going upwind if you are shorthanded. If someone with little experience is trimming the jib things go bad quickly. Light air with the small non overlapping headsail is death in phrf when you face boats with giant head sails like a 109 or Express 37 or j 35. You need multiple head sails as well. We just got a light wind head sail which we are excited about. This all takes time. Give this boat more time and I think it will get results. We have had some success even against another j99 that just splashed this summer. However, racing is quite different under covid so making comparisons is not really fair. Again, give the crews and boat some time and it will end up working out. You can’t just show up with a cool new boat and go against older boats with very experienced and dedicated crew and expect to do well. You have to put the time in to get your boat dialed in. Just my thoughts. btw these style of boats are a blast to sail and cruise with a family. We’ve made some great memories in our 3 years of ownership.
  3. Darn we made plans to go cruise for the weekend. Oh well next year Have fun, I hope there is a good turn out.
  4. That sounds awesome thanks for the report. Always fun to get your top boat speed. We are considering the northern century on my friends f-28 “trickster”. We are hoping to do r2ak next year and this would be a great tune up. Did you have plans originally of going for the 200 or were you thinking right from the start of only doing the San Juan 100?
  5. Roleur, give us your report from the Salish 200. I was wishing we could have gave it a go but there was too much going on with the family. Maybe next year.
  6. Thanks for the update!
  7. Any news or updates on Down The Sound? Is it going to happen?
  8. Glad things worked out. All is quiet in terms of racing in the south sound. Enjoy the new ride.
  9. Seems like this race is destined to be cancelled. San Juan County does not want visitors right now. Do you think this is going to change soon? It doesn’t sound like things will change to me, given our governor’s very conservative approach to handling the virus. I live in Olympia and we had 3 cases last week for the entire county, yet no changes seem to be on the horizon. Frustrating that the entire state seems to have to live by the policy’s set for King County.
  10. Well it doesn’t sound like much racing into June. Is this what everyone is hearing? I just saw Hamachi posted on their Facebook page the Salish 200. Up to 5 crew max, starts in Port Townsend, around the San Juan’s then down around Vashon Island and back to the start. 50 hour cut off. Seems like an intriguing adventure.
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    Sailing lessons for a MacGregor 26

    Alright alright. I’ll be nicer. I was just trying to have some fun. I guess we can’t really teach him to sail right now. Washington is locked down for another month. I’ll be nice and offer to when the lock down is lifted.
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    Sailing lessons for a MacGregor 26

    Given that many of you are still under quarantine orders I thought you would enjoy passing on some of the vast sailing wisdom that exists on Sailing Anarchy. So have some fun with this post from our local sailing club’s Facebook group.
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    Race to the Straits 2020 - Registration is open!

    I signed up Monday thanks to friend who sent me a text. Can’t wait.
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    J80 - Anti Fouling Paint

    Find out what the fast boats are using in your area. I went with black widow. This stuff is great! Mix like crazy, no thinning, but thin coats. I did three coats. Turned out great and we won a drifter in the fall. Good luck, lots of choices that work well.
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    Three J/99's to be in the PNW by summer!

    Also the sprit looks long, 4 and half feet? I would not be up for paying the extra montage. Is a retractable sprit an option.