Essex

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  1. Essex

    Fastnet 2019

    Nothing new about that situation of course, just way faster closing speeds. It's a big ocean but still...keep your AIS on everybody.
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    Fastnet 2019

    By 'outgoing' I was thinking after they round the rock and head back home, the entire rest of fleet will be coming at them no ?
  3. Appears to be a fap-5011 on eBay now, can't see age of listing, assume later than when you searched.
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    Fastnet 2019

    Wonder if dodging outgoing traffic will be much of an issue for the ultimes.
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    Illegal C420 at Nationals

    Yes I was thinking dirt bikes were a good comparable and of course some will prefer to buy pre owned.
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    Flying your ensign while racing

    Well now this is interesting timing eh Scott ?? https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2019/07/30/breaking-the-rules-of-yachting-etiquette/
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    Flying your ensign while racing

    Anyone ever dipped the ensign to a navy vessel and had the salute returned ? A skipper I once sailed with claimed he had done this to a submarine at periscope depth which then surfaced, hoisted and dipped back at him then went back to business (a story I am highly sceptical of but who knows). https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/xf-nvtd.html#dip
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    Worst place for a sailor in the USA

    Reminds me of a cat delivery I did from USVI to Key West, owners friend from St Louis telling me they had waves on the lake he sailed on. Well we had a beautiful 4-5 straight days of downwind 20kt breeze, seas eventually built up to nice long period 35' mountains to slide down on. "Now that's a wave my friend"
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    Illegal C420 at Nationals

    OK, good to know the middle class is still alive and well I guess.
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    Illegal C420 at Nationals

    Wait, buying your kid a $9500 raceboat isn't "rich" ??
  11. It is a RTW "the wrong way" attempt, "backwards" ? well I don't think anyone has ever done that. Just saying.
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    Flying your ensign while racing

    Oh OK, it was just a guess based on memory, haven't looked in a Chapman's in years.
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    Flying your ensign while racing

    I believe that's taken from Chapman's Piloting
  14. Essex

    Found it. The perfect boat

    Well I kind of agree, that Swan is awesome looking, dig those lights in the back.
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    Transpac 2019

    Quotes getting mixed up here, that wasn't me said that. I favor instant tracking for all.
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    Transpac 2019

    So as read that we're talking $275, I know it all adds up but in the big picture that doesn't sound like a dealbreaker to me. I see what you say about sail your own race / outside assistance which is a righteous position but one I and others disagree with.
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    Transpac 2019

    Well said, we dont see too much of that around here unfortunately.
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    ongoing concerns

    Not quite following the thinking here, if someone has a problem then bring a protest ?? Never quite got the "didn't want to protest, but..." mentality (but that's just me).
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    Transpac 2019

    Nice vid but didn't realize the barn door trophy was only for monohulls. Figured Argo had that (well they do in my mind).
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    Transpac 2019

    Good point, in my limited exp (3 Bermudas) way better vibe on board with mixed crew.
  21. Essex

    New imoca boats

    C'mon 40 kilos of paint on the inside, WTH ??
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    Stanford sailing coach gets probation

    Nice meme going around last few days (well maybe a bit PA, forgive me in advance): Cheat getting into school gets you jail Cheat getting into country gets you into school
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    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    Guess we are back to question did 70 refer to length (perhaps rounded up a little) or rating. All good with me. Interesting that the sleds live on actively racing competitively and are so much loved whereas the likes of kialoa, boomerang etc if surviving are at best restored and doing s/h appearances and the like or of course the Aussie backpacking charter biz. (Am sure there are others around).
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    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    Yes I know bout the 'regular' maxis of that era, but a 70 rater is a 70 rater imo, just a different take on how to fit the max rating allowed under the rule.