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  1. Some.Rando

    Dehler 30 OD price?

    Yeah, they were doing really well up until Snoghøj, then the wind died and anchors were needed. The fastest Dehler 30's seemed to be able to maintain a 1-1.5 knot advantage over the rest of the small keelboat field... while there was enough wind for sailing. You know it's going to be a tough sailing race when an anchor is critical kit.
  2. Some.Rando

    Dehler 30 OD price?

    Who else is planning on watching the SilverRudder tomorrow? I know that the Dehler 30 OD was designed specifically for this race, and that becomes clear when you see that it's the biggest boat in the Small Keelboat class. Furthermore, it's rigged to perform well in the light wind that's predicted by my various weather apps, so I'm eager to see how it performs.
  3. Hill Blackett and Jim Antrim seemed to manage just fine when they won their class in the Island Tour Regatta last weekend in a carbon Antrim 27.
  4. Some.Rando

    SSS Round The Rocks on

    I'm surprised about how many competitors were marked DNF. Was it that y'all forgot to call/email in your self-reported finish time?
  5. Some.Rando

    SSS Round The Rocks on

    Yeah, the beat from the Brother to Red Rock was BRUTAL. 20 knots (ish, no anemometer on the J70) with the wind at 90° to the current made for some nasty chop when on port tack.
  6. Some.Rando

    Dehler 30

    It's 200 Kg less than a Figao III which also just so happens to be how much water ballast it comes with. It's pretty much the same weight as a Pogo 30.
  7. Some.Rando

    Chartering Minis / Fig IIIs in Europe

    I don't know about those specific boats or that specific race, but I know that there are numerous performance sailboat rental companies that will rent you a Pogo, Dehler 30, or similar for various races. Here's a few:,,
  8. Some.Rando

    Transpac 2021

    I'm thinking that volunteering for the return trip is my best bet. I'll participate in the race when I get my own boat. Hey, anyone looking for crew for the return trip?
  9. Some.Rando

    Dehler 30 OD price?

    Milou is a JPK 10.80 that has been towards the front of the ORC fleet all race. Those exact boats have won a lot of distance races, so I think the designer has done a pretty good job of balancing upwind and downwind performance. If I were betting on the ORC fleet, she's got my money. Black Pearl (Pogo 40) is doing well now, but I think that her advantage will dry up when they have to start beating upwind again. That said, the D30's have been performing extremely well in light upwind conditions and absolutely dominating downwind. This sure is fun to watch. I'm really looking forward to the 2024 Olympics.
  10. Some.Rando

    Dehler 30 OD price?

    This is all I got. Maybe they were scared off by the conditions. 50 knots is definitely conditions to take seriously, but I'm guessing there was more to the story than just nerves.
  11. Some.Rando

    Dehler 30 OD price?

    It looks like Calle is bouncing back from a blown Code 0 nicely. They've been averaging double digits for the last couple of hours and have been closing in fast on Power Play. These boats are FAST! It looks like the two D30's are in the overall lead.
  12. Some.Rando

    Dehler 30 OD price?

    I was wondering the same thing, so I sent a message to the race organizers. Red has retired.
  13. Some.Rando

    Dehler 30 OD price?

    Power Play has been in a dominant position the entire race. I really wish we could get stats like wind speed & direction as well as boat speed (you can apparently see boat speed if you hover your cursor over the boat). Here's a couple shots from onboard the "CrazyBoats" Dehler 30 that I swiped from Facebook.
  14. Some.Rando

    Dehler 30 OD price?

    Is anyone else watching the Baltic 500? It looks like the two Dehler 30's are out in front. I asked the organizers if the Dehler 30 OD class started first, but haven't heard back from them yet.
  15. Some.Rando

    First Effective Treatment Imminent

    It's not like there's only one therapeutic being developed. There are scores of treatments in the pipeline: I am particularly excited to see antibody therapies make their way to the market. These treatments are essentially what doctors hope happens when they perform a plasma transfusion, but you know, actually tested for effectivity.