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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Ha! I get called a dork so much I didn’t even notice. Dave coming?
  2. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Pursuit race means staggered starts based on handicap and course. So slowest boat would start at 6, fastest boat might start at 645. The objective being everyone finishes at the same time. Slower boats have a little advantage as the wind usually lays as it get later so they will have more time in breeze, and fast boats have to get by slow ones. Like the ayc beer can racing .
  3. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Lindy, assume you'll post start times for the pursuit race sometime Friday afternoon?
  4. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    i spoke to some guys up there today (regatta chair) and i think they would be happy to host a Portsmouth fleet. (he's an evo sailor). If you guys want me to put you in touch, i will.
  5. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Has anyone considered Turnback Canyon first weekend in May? Sounds like they are going all the way back down to Lago Vista for an over-night. Used to be epic.
  6. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    If anyone does want to race in May, check out the regatta at dcyc www.dcyc.org. Possibly the best camping regatta in the state, great - welcoming club.
  7. The VX Evo

    Ya, it works ok. I’ve been sailing off a rocky beach. Rudder is perfec, it has a line up and down control. The more CB takes a little more work but sail-able in a few feet of water. We will sail off the beach in Conroe. Show up early and go play with my boat
  8. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    i think my argument was, chill until we have just a little more data. Think about some of the delta's in OD racing. J22 midwinters a few weeks ago, the first place finisher beat mid-pack by about 5 min every race, and was probably 10 min in front of the last place finisher. On a 5 leg course. Hank Saurge beat me by about 5 min in every race a few years ago in the Aero fleet, and i was usually the second place finisher! Sometimes it's the sailor, and not the boat. The danger of making a rating drop based on a PRO crushing the fleet is that it'll hurt the average sailor who decides to race the same design. I've spoken to Rod and he's promised not to ruin the rating for the rest of us. He'll sandbag, especially when your around. No more outpointing the weta (ha) Someone buy Apex's weta.
  9. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Then plan on it! Fyi the canoe is a faster boat, in all conditions. You gotta rate these things assuming even skill levels. Rod vs a top level canoe sailor - rod gets crushed boat for boat I suspect. Time will tell. And maybe I’m underestimating the boat based on my limited time on the thing.
  10. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Ya, I looked at the website for 70ish rated boats. The Evos not as fast as the Vx one - and the Escows in Hubbard left us like we were weta’s (sorry I couldn’t resist) really, give it more than one regatta. If I had it pick a boat that would we similar performance it would be a thistle- although that boat would beat the evo upwind and the Evo would win the race down. Hope you guys are all coming to Conroe and then DCYC in May. If the weathers reasonable I’ll swap boats with some of you for a few races. I still want to see how long I can keep one of those sailing toothpicks upright
  11. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    FYI here’s a video from saiking a few weeks ago. It was nuking - maybe 25 gusts close to 30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezfE0Iv8nRE&sns=em