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  1. Thistle1678

    Front Page: "Tight Ropes"

    I actually did the same in 2016 (took the Gazela crew to learn on small boats) it was a blast! Gazela is one of the oldest active class A tall ships for sure, there are a lot of dubiously historic schooners about, hard to tell rebuilt or replica. We're looking towards a rebuild on Gazela in the not to distant future to keep her around and active. For now we are staying close to home to protect the ship (Chesapeake and Delaware only) Like everyone else though this might be a lost summer for us!
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    Front Page: "Tight Ropes"

    Moshulu is still with us, although these days it's a boat themed restaurant more than a historic vessel. You can see it at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. Any anarchist in Philadelphia that want a more authentic experience, I work on the Tall Ship Gazela also located at Penn's Landing. We're the "public access" square rigger with a volunteer crew keeping the ship in repair. Like everyone else we're shut down for the 'Rona quarantine, but once we open up we have lots of work to do, including putting the spars and yards back up 95 feet in the air. If heights aren't your thing just maintaining the wooden vessel requires a lot of work, skilled and otherwise! drop me a message if interested.
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    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    32 knots downwind in the trades
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    Not fun?!?

    EDIT: whole next level of autopilot... No TIllers on Boss...
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    Annapolis "Performance" Sailing - No More-ish!

    When I was at the store they said the 14th was pretty much it for hardware/parts. It's over... Maybe some stuff on the sale rack still...
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    Absolutely, positively Laser

    So basically no change then ...
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    Barge much? (FP)

    Twas no leach line! It was the lazy runner!! Lucky the TP kept the rig upright!
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    No more "She" or "Her"????

    People do realize that there are entire languages where most everything has a gender association?
  9. "The Sunfish Class is disappointed to hear the news from ILCA and wants to share with all Sunfish Class members that our Class is working with LP to strengthen our relationship with the builder whereby LP will more actively support ISCA and USSCA operations and the Class will work with and support LP to achieve their objectives of geographic expansion and greater participation within the Sunfish Class by youth and women sailors. Rich Chapman, President ISCA" Sounds like it's all peaches and cream now... Or Rich is being held hostage... :-P
  10. The Sunfish Class approved third party everything (in frustration) and send several unkind things about LPE it all disappeared last year at some point...
  11. Thistle1678

    Looking to Crew for Dinghy Racing -- Newbie

    I'm in south jersey, but have contacts all over for small boats, feel free to message and I'll give you a couple of contacts in your area.
  12. BTW, anyone know the resolution to the Sunfish class, I know the class association largely backed down and maintained their relationship, but I never heard details. Possibly the same road ILCA is on...
  13. I don't know about that I remember the campaigning "We must do this or we'll lose our builder!!!" LPE threatened to pull trademarks, support, charter boats and everything else to ram the change through... LPE moved production to China already so your going to get chopper gun Chinesium boats if you don't hold them to the construction manual, there's not much too it high tech mind you just basic layup. As stated before LPE wants to own the class, lock stock, and expensive carbon barrels....
  14. Oh yeah that was part of the WTF statement where they blamed the court battle with Kirby et. al. on the class after the class instituted a change in the fundamental rule, ostensibly at LP's request...
  15. I suspect A, B, and C were already demands LP made to the class before this blew up... LP has a habit of demanding more and more to maintain the status quo (some times less than the status quo....)