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  1. Sailing World Cup Miami (aka MIAMI OCR)

    Well 10 years of fantastic weather probably wont happen but your other wish will probably be granted many times in the future.
  2. OK, I sort of get it, now

    Hot french toast in boats. MMMmmmmmm hmmmmmmmm........ and experience has shown that you dont get served french toast if all you have is an inadequate alcohol stove and a couple of extra blankets. But if your goal is single handed sailing, carry on.
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Interesting definition of innocent. The benefit of that outlook on life is that it probably gets you excused from jury duty
  4. 2017- Fort Walton-Viper North Americans

    I think NHB should explain a bit more behind the "mast swim". We just got a glimpse. Sky'd halyard?
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Marcel Van Triest the Dong Feng meteorologist agrees with you.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Campbell Field.......home to the former Atlantic League team, the Riversharks.
  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    It was great I think........Ill know better when its over on Feb 23rd
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Does 1st get 7 points and last get 1 point on this leg? So if Dong comes first and Mapfre last, they are tied on points with Mapfre leading on the tie break (inshore)? Interesting scoring system.
  9. A small technical point which should not in any way detract from this fine story. Jack Holt (brilliant) designed the Mirror after he designed the Yachting World/Diamond. The Mirror was designed in 1962 I believe. I will always have a very special place for the Mirror. It was the first boat I sailed. My father and I built it together in his garage (at that age I think I was more hindrance than help). Anyway, we must have done a pretty fine job ...... I was visiting family in Chichester and walked along the foreshore past Dell Quay and there at Dell Quay SC dinghy park was our old boat, complete with hull number and a bulkhead that we installed back to front.... 50+ years old ... probably still being sailed by some kids. Fair brought a tear to the eye. Jack Holt did some good things in his time that got a lot of people involved in sailing. Anyway.....good for you, preserving an iconic and original Holt boat.
  10. 525's - "The Original Sport Boat"

    I take it back.....the Hotfoot was a sport boat
  11. The VX Evo

    I did not get a ride. I was seriously interested in the concept but I don't think it's going to fill a need for me. My serious sailing where I travel to events etc. is always going to be the Viper 640 where I like traveling with my crew of good sailing friends. I am off to Perth in February to sail in the Worlds. I was drawn to the concept of a single hander as something I could do on my own on a more casual basis in between my serious sailing. As I thought about this, 1. I realized the key criteria was "easy" , so for me, the Evo is competing against having a Laser that I can slide off my dock and race in the local "Masters" series,. 2. The design seemed to favor the larger sailor 3. Foiling is on my bucket list. Of course I would jump at the chance of a locally convenient ride but I think I am very unlikely to buy one. I realize I said the same about the Viper 19 years ago. I went out for a joy ride with Brian in Marblehead after he had finished a day of Viper demos to more serious prospects ....I just was going for a fun sail and told him I wasn't in the market...but when we stepped ashore I wrote him a check then and there. I have been sailing Vipers ever since, owned 5 boats, and haven't regretted a moment of it! I think the Evo looks like a well executed boat but I suspect I am more likely to buy a Laser (or an Aero if they start locally) or a UFO for my single handed toy. Just because of where I am in life. At a different time, it might have been the ideal boat.
  12. X 24 class is a simplified J 24

    So could I take 500 lbs of weight out of the boat?
  13. X 24 class is a simplified J 24

    I know what you mean.......but it is unlikely I will be on a racecourse on a J24 again in my life time. I have reached that stage in life where every day on the water has to be lived to the fullest, I cant go back to flogging around on the J24. I had fun. I was young. There were 70 24s on the start line and 350 sailors at the party but now I need a more addictive drug. Buy hey...I admire any creative energy that gets more folks in more boats. Good for the OP. My only advice is to keep the retrofit as cheap as possible because eventually they end up in the landfill .
  14. X 24 class is a simplified J 24

    Yup. Oh and I do like the idea of a longer forestay. That fixed forestay rule must have been written by the Trade Union For Speed Shop and Keel Fairing