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  1. The VX Evo

    Sailed the boat today in Sarasota, I love it. I was a little apprehensive at first, lots of stuff going in and extremely powerful. After about an hour I got comfortable, no worries. The boats big, I’m about 6’2, 220 and it was awesome not being cramped up. It feels like a little Vx one (in fact missed it sitting next to 20 Vx ones when I arrived. I think this is going to be a perfect boat for big fellas’, folks who like to be challenged, sailors who like sailing on top of the water rather than through it. I also think your going to see a lot of 2 person small crews. I really wish I’d had this thing when my son was young.
  2. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Probably one of if not the best yacht club camping venues around . It’s a drive to any hotels or bars so most everyone hangs out, which is something I really miss. On that vein, Sailing’s decline has sort of followed the party decline. The most successful regatta around are at events were off the water activity is strong (wurstfest for example). Hmm, bring the party back... save sailing?
  3. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    What about dcyc? Great club, big regatta in the spring
  4. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    well done man! Show all the big yacht clubs how it should be done.
  5. I'll go with these goals and for me personally, add - 1) more small boat sailing , seems to provide some personal motivation to get in shape 2) try to make some of my regatta weekends less stressful. Turn of the my work email, let some calls go to voicemail and when I can - take off Friday, get to the venue and add more non-racing time on the water.
  6. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Very cool, i'll put it on the EVO schedule. I doubt the container will be in by we should still have five on the line. Great place to camp.
  7. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Should be enough VX EVO's there to make a traditional 5-boat fleet but I say "keep'em all together", including the Aeros'. TCC Style throw-down!
  8. The VX Evo

    Your thinking of the Vx one
  9. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    '18 is going to be an exciting year for dingy sailing in Texas
  10. The VX Evo

    Sorry i don't have the weighted board - check with rod at Vela sailing, I think it may be there but I'm not involved with it
  11. The VX Evo

    Well, if you happen to find yourself in Sarasota between Jan 12 and Jan 21 feel free to hop on mine for a bit. I'm taking delivery along with another Texan. We're brining them back after the Viper regatta to do just what you described - bomb around with friends and hit fun centerboard events. Four of the new Texas owners are from the prior Viper mafia, and there's a very good chance most of the boats from Rod's container will fill out that roster. (one boat is heading to a viper owner in Arizona)
  12. The VX Evo

    You ever get a ride?
  13. VX Evo

    X - the Vx one Sarasota event is the 2nd weekend (13th). Unless I find a ride I'll be bombing around with another evo owner in the bay. We'll be there most of the week because we're racing a viper that next weekend, not sure what Brian's plan is. I'd suggest you just rod a call. But in the meantime join our Facebook group for VX Evo updates. https://www.facebook.com/vxevotx/
  14. Our Evo's will hit Texas in Late January. You want to plan a throw-down at Rush Creek? Something formally informal, sponsored by Vela Sailing of course?
  15. VX Evo

    still on it? Or off it, to get back on it again soon? Only to be off it then on it again until you get tired of trying to be on it - the off it for good. Nice shots. Jealous, cant wait for our rides to show up in Jan. Could have done without the selfie, but eh
  16. Another what's the best dingy question

    The Aero's not a good boat for a 100kg person - agree with dogwatch in that respect (speaking from experience here), propensity to capsize would be compounded by your weight. I'm in a local group of sailors who are doing a fleet purchase of the new VX Evo's, most of us are >100kg Cool platform I think? Bigger boat and you can add the complexity of a kite when your ready to step it up. What might be most interesting is recent addition of a weighted keel to be used until your comfortable without it (still vaporware, ask Vela). That new seascape looks very similar, albeit even more docile. If you would put a weighted CB on it for temporary use i'd say it would be almost ideal, based on your criteria. http://bennettyachting.com/vx-evo/
  17. VX Evo

    Rumor has it there were multiple evo sightings on a north Texas lake last weekend. You Vela?
  18. Viper 640 for sale

    Sounds like you need to downgrade to a single hander ;-). Guggs bunch just got their 6th active evo - think they are close to you? and we have a pile of them showing up in Texas. "Little hoe"? on that vein my buddies daughter saw my shirt and asked him what a hoe is. Classic - must live on
  19. Are J/24s Still Fun?

    After five years sailing sport-boats handicap and in the occasional 5 boat OD fleet locally I threw in the towel and purchased a J22, - i'm having fun getting whipped up on. Follow the herd. If your local herd races J24's get on and you will have fun. J24 will also give you some options for traveling to large OD regattas where the level of competition is still humbling. You'll be amazed at how difficult it is to drive a J24 after driving a higher-performance boat. You'll also be surprised at how much better you are at racing the high performance boat after you spend some sailing the J24 J70 sailors think J24's are slow Viper and VX sailors think J70s are slow Cat sailors think vipers and VX one's are slow moth sailors think everything except moths are slow folks who own motor boats think all sailors are crazy for working so hard to go so slow
  20. ha, only one way to find out.
  21. How about we organize an event where we boat swap after each race. That would be pretty entertaining.
  22. Viper 640 for sale

    Dat the HO?
  23. VX Evo

    Hull number 13, on its way to Texas.