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  1. sushi

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    ok, who's going to Ft. Worth weekend after next? I think at least two or three Evo's from DCYC intend to show. Besides that, who else?
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    The VX Evo

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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Who else is going? I'm thinking about bringing my X16 up for the event. Is there a list of registered boats you could share?
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    The VX Evo

    X16
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Evo's will be there. at least 6. If the container gets sorted, maybe 10-15.
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    North Texas Dinghy

    Well i was going to tell you to jump on the Evo. It ticks every box, except the price point. You'd be north of that by about 4-5k for a used one. Holler at rod favela while your at rush creek. he has a VX one there, this is the little brother. DCYC on Lewisville has four of them and growing. AERO would be the boat for you if you were willing to give up the 2-person point, didn't worry about performance (really guys, the aero is NOT a performance dingy) - and to be competitive, was willing to lose about 30 lbs. Edit: I should walk back that statement about not being a performance dingy, or at least clarify. Compared to a sunfish or laser, it feels like a performance dingy. But the performance delta is marginal. Compared to Ortega's canoe, a 505, 49'er, evo, FD etc - it is not. Those, i would put in the category of performance dingy. The Aero is a good boat, and is going to be a hell of a big OD program in north texas very soon.
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    Fast affordable dinghy for 2

    420's are dump trucks, not a lot better than a flying sidewalk. Don't waste your money.
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    Fast affordable dinghy for 2

    Might check out the texas centerboard website and thread here, if your from texas. Get a boat, whatever boat- and come join the fun. FYI thinking back - might be some cheap 505's, 470's or even a random Flying Dutchman around. Didn't SSC have a bunch of 470's? great little boat for two light-weights ;-) http://www.texascenterboard.org/
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    The Future of One Design

    Danger
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    Gouv in a Laser again

    Well put
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    Gouv in a Laser again

    It is, overdue actually. That tidbit was all I was authorized to disclose. More very soon
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    Gouv in a Laser again

    Depends on the beginner. Someone straight off the couch with donut crumbs in their navel - not so bueno. Someone athletic or motivated, perfect. Lots of room in the cockpit and you can go two-up comfortably. Edit: one is the Dallas owners is 60 yrs young and this is his first dingy. And he is extremely new to sailing in general. Got the boat, figured out he needs to up his mental and physical game. He’s a beast now. It costs far more than what your sailing now. But what your sailing now costs a lot more than a sunfish. It’s all relative. Develope that 2k thing, and watch more and more people rotate into other more stimulating activities. But I see your point. It’s not a boat for the masses. But it’s not extreme either
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    Gouv in a Laser again

    Done need and address for delivery
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    Gouv in a Laser again

    How about a modern single handed dingy / sportboat that is owned by a fellow Texan?! Yep, IP, tooling and all rights associated with the amazing VX EVO are heading to a Texas owner with financial backing, a network and lots of energy. how many can you stock Fred? And hey, no more worries that “this boat makes my butt look big” It’s about to get real
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    The VX Evo

    Right! it's a great place to sail. And this would add another day of racing for anyone who wanted it.. also a great fun warm-up for the main weekend event. Talk about the ideal training boat for a VX or Viper driver - they are spot-on perfect.
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    The VX Evo

    I think they all still have VX One's. I love the VX One, but as you mentioned - crew hassle, more complex to rig etc - so i now own a VX Evo along with a group in Texas that are similar to the Beaufort guys. The core are guys who own / race Viper 640's and VX Ones - but for throw-down regattas, mixed with some week-night sailing- the VX Evo is spot-on perfect. The Evo is an awesome boat. For someone who loves sailing a viper or VX one, but would like to simplify - it's the ticket. And that's a pretty big market. There's talk of migrating the Evo's to Sarasota this winter. There are six weekend regattas between the Viper and VX one's. Idea is to run an Evo event the Friday before each major, as many races as you can get in. Boat's available for charter. Could be a blast. Stay tuned, big announcement coming soon.
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    The VX Evo

    quick video from last weekend
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    The VX Evo

    Not bad for a guy who’s 150 lbs soaking wet!
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    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?
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    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
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    bet you spent a lot of time stuffed in lockers -
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    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.
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

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