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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Heard that OV no longer fits within the Fast 40 rule, they made an exception for her last year to increase participation. They still had to recut some sails to measure in. Shame since this is such a great boat, not sure what the future plans are.
  2. Anyone know if Phoenix will be back in the Super Series this year? Heard the boat got sold recently.
  3. Have they even built more than 1 boat yet? Noticed there's a racing schedule with the first event in Dubai followed by Sardinia....will they have one design status by then?
  4. Just noticed Roxanne is for sale and they seemed to be a well sorted program. Checkmate also sold the 2 boats they campaigned. LOCO for sale. Seems like a great boat, but just curious why these programs are already out?
  5. I have to admit I still miss the wrist bands for getting drinks rather than shelling out $$ for tickets every night. Hope to see the event bounce back in the future. They were $3 a rum drink you cheap bastard Yeah but they're free back at the crew house /s +1, or most people ended up drinking at the huge bar downstairs at the brewery anyways
  6. Broken V1? This is the third Chesapeake Bay J122 to suffer a rig failure since the 2015 Annapolis to Newport race. Is there a known weakness in the rigs in this class? I was on the other 122, Second Star. We checked our rig after this happened and didn't see any signs of wearing on the D1s. Also want to point out that a crewmember of ours was on one of the Chesapeake boats in the ANP-NPT race that broke their rig. We were very mindful of changing our rig settings as the pressure dropped off as the week continued. The D1s were also replaced before the boat left Texas, seems there is a shelf life. On another note, the conditions were epic this year despite the decline in entries, and the ORC class remained very competitive. We won the regatta in the last race by 2 seconds corrected over the 2 X ORC world champion boat from Italy. Cool Breeze also corrected out to 2 seconds in front of us in that race. The new venue at the Waterfront Brewery was also a success and much closer to the docks. I have to admit I still miss the wrist bands for getting drinks rather than shelling out $$ for tickets every night. Hope to see the event bounce back in the future.
  7. Is everyone also using cars on their mainsails like this one? Seems like overkill on a boat this size. Is a regular main track class legal?
  8. Nice looking 88, any sailing pics? Are you dry sailing at Jabins and is it just 2 88s in Annapolis so far?
  9. Neat boat, and bravo to Melges for putting this together, always cool when new boats like this come out. However, I'm curious why they wouldn't go for something more traditional with a fixed keel since there seems to be some momentum with the Fast 40 class in the UK. Canting keel, canard and dual rudders on a 40ft boat just seems like overkill, call me old fashioned, but the Carkeeks and Ker40+ aren't slow by any means. I'm sure the price point for this boat is also a bit more than the Fast 40s. Agree with the above comment that they better achieve one design status quickly before interest dries up. Not to mention this will ultimately kill off other classes such as the Melges 32 since that is the bulk of their target market. I think the model is closer to the RC44 than the Melges 32. In other words, lower volume and more focused on the circuit and the experience than selling a gaggle of boats. But Fed and me will talk about it for sure, he confirmed that he's coming in to Copenhagen for a day next week to do the podcast. Thanks Clean, definitely seems like Federico is driving this ship with all the planned regattas happening in Europe/Med. Does this mean Robertissima has one on order? Would be interesting to hear his take on what teams have already committed, definitely a cooler boat than the RC44 if they can build a similar circuit.
  10. Neat boat, and bravo to Melges for putting this together, always cool when new boats like this come out. However, I'm curious why they wouldn't go for something more traditional with a fixed keel since there seems to be some momentum with the Fast 40 class in the UK. Canting keel, canard and dual rudders on a 40ft boat just seems like overkill, call me old fashioned, but the Carkeeks and Ker40+ aren't slow by any means. I'm sure the price point for this boat is also a bit more than the Fast 40s. Agree with the above comment that they better achieve one design status quickly before interest dries up. Not to mention this will ultimately kill off other classes such as the Melges 32 since that is the bulk of their target market.
  11. Bill, assume this means no Key West this year? Looks like the quality of racing for your rating band is much better in the UK.
  12. Wow, looks great Bill, can't wait to see her go!
  13. Boats seem great, but I heard getting replacement parts within the US can be a pain.
  14. Nice upgrade Bill, looking forward to seeing the end result.
  15. This is sistership to Platoon. Not to much difference in layout and haul lines exactly the same. Except a much better paint job, according to FB she is splashing not until March 5th.