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  1. sushi

    The VX Evo

    Not bad for a guy who’s 150 lbs soaking wet!
  2. sushi

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Errrr i dunno. We were running about 17 knots down-wind in 20 last weekend in Dallas. And in 10 we'll exceed wind speed down - how big is this pond?
  3. sushi

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Ooooh kay, just remember this is sailing anarchy so normal rules don't apply. I know your watching.... waiting to rip that handicap scab off. Hope to give you the chance, soon. And fortunately anyone who's waiting for EVO vs AERO drama will be waiting for a while. Both great boats, but extremely different. I had a good chat with Mark in Conroe. I think that guy is going to litter Texas with those boats, and that's good for our sailing scene. Meanwhile if things move forward on a few fronts i expect to see more Evo's appear. Perhaps some nice size fleets but it'll never approach the Aero numbers ( i expect ) With that said, i suspect the only reason Lindy is not bringing a cheater-Evo to Ft. Worth is that he hasent place the order yet. (and even if he did he would have it). The tri(y)-crushing performance will have to wait. But mind the frog
  4. sushi

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    bet you spent a lot of time stuffed in lockers -
  5. sushi

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    I'll have to check it out. We have a great weekend sailing up at DCYC, an entire weekend without someone throwing popcorn at us. But big breeze on Saturday, storms on Sunday. I'll miss you guys Ft. Worth but should see ya down in Houston. We're not sure if we'll be over with you guys sailing out of SSC or part of the HYC Leukemia Cup, that same weekend.
  6. sushi

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Well as long as gou has fun, and it looked like a great weekend. Great place to sail?
  7. sushi

    The VX Evo

    Wrong, aero competes directly with the laser and in next few years should put that tired old dog down. The VX evo is a very different animal. Nothing in its space over here has caught on, mainly due to lack of support and commitment. Coincidently that’s the reason the evo is stagnant, but there may be a big change in the very near future.
  8. sushi

    The VX Evo

    Yep. Yesterday afternoon my wife, son and I took the boat out for a few hours. We took turns sailing, using out motor boat. It was an absolute blast. We would never have consider doing that on a simple platform. Turns out I may have cost myself another 16k or so I believe the boats going to take off, here at least. Doubt you will ever see anything close to laser or sunfish numbers. But I’ll have more fun racing in a 10 boat evo fleet VS a 50 boat laser fleet
  9. sushi

    The VX Evo

    Stay tuned
  10. sushi

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    RS2000 looks perfect. Cant take it with you...
  11. sushi

    The VX Evo

    Man, i hope someone else chimes in and helps. I cant. Handicap racing is a crap shoot, even if boats are somewhat similar (VX evo VS RS100 for example). When you start racing mutli-hulls VS monohulls or centerboard boats VS displacement it's worse that a crap shoot. There is no possible way to have a fair race in dissimilar boats.
  12. sushi

    The VX Evo

    Dave, you can reach me at vxonetx at Hotmail dot com I was sent a neat excel spreadsheet this AM that i'll share. It was used to achieve a rating for the HPDO (high performance dingy open) at the American yacht club. They gave the Evo a provisional 82 It's an interesting exercise i think you'd be interested in. And after looking at it i think 83-82 might be the right area. In Conroe we had one race on Saturday that was cancelled due to lack of wind (time limit). It is true that one aero sailed into the evo fleet upwind, the evo's put a little on him downwind and when the race was cancelled were probably back to an even delta (lead evo vs lead aero). However, the aero sailor was probably 150lbs soaking wet and sailing a 9 rig. So total displacement with boat and sailor added up to around 230lbs? Evo's agreed to all sail with the same sail (B) which is 10% larger than the aero 9. Boat + average sailor was around 370lbs. Had we been in flat water i think the Evo's would have been fine and powered away with the extra water line, but Conroe is a bulk-head lake and the chop was as bad as I've ever seen it. It honestly never stopped. The heavier evo could never get going, so not to be helped by momentum. The aero could at least accelerate for a short period between bumps. But with all that said boats were around the same on the course even in those conditions. On sunday we had enough breeze to move in the first race, and the Evo's stretched quite a lot. In the final race the first evo cold have probably lapped the aero's. I think my personal max downhill speed was well over 15. I'd also note that there was a wide margin between the first aero and last aero, and first evo and last evo. Like, probably 25% or better course length. To that point, its damn impossible to determine how fast a boat using a few data points. I think you made that point. Had that RS100 sailor in your event been one of the top European guys he might have crushed the fleet. Problem with handicapping high performance boats in the USA is we simply don't sail them much, or well. Here an RS 100 or VX Evo look like a crazy machine. Across the pond they are pretty common. Every time i start getting over-confident i pull up some musto skill video's. Ugh! send me an email.
  13. sushi

    The VX Evo

    Actually i'm not the class rep, because there's not one yet. But soon. In reality 85 might be on the high side, send me a PM with your email.
  14. sushi

    The VX Evo

    Yep, I’m the official class rep. use 85
  15. sushi

    The VX Evo

    That guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about!
  16. sushi

    The VX Evo

    Conroe was a fun event. Looking forward to DCYC as a One Design fleet in a few weeks. Five boats registered, Texas is adding two new VX Evo's (active sailors) in July.
  17. sushi

    The VX Evo

    We've been at 85 here.
  18. sushi

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Ha! I get called a dork so much I didn’t even notice. Dave coming?
  19. sushi

    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 .
  20. sushi

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Lindy, assume you'll post start times for the pursuit race sometime Friday afternoon?
  21. sushi

    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.
  22. sushi

    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.
  23. sushi

    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.