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About hhn92

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  1. hhn92

    Team NYYC

    The class of boat is not the issue with a new AC team, it is the overall enormity of putting a team together and all the parts and pieces of managing such an effort. Many teams over the years have had decent boats, speed, etc. but do not have the experience of what it takes to mount a successful challenge. Also many tried radical ideas to gain an edge, going too far out of the box and sailing themselves right out of contention. Again that is an issue of managing every aspect of the challenge.
  2. 13 years now I bring this up on August 22nd. As usual there are plenty that need to read how it all started...scroll up.
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    What to do near Sarasota FL?

    Davis Island YC Commodores Cup is Jan. 18-19 if you want to PHRF race W/L's. Post on the DIYC FB page and I am sure you will get a ride.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Catching-up in the AM here in Florida, as usual Ricko squeals like a school girl every year, with a boat load of pros on-board why does he make every call and looks around everywhere except driving the boat? I would bet WOXI would be a lot faster if he would shut-up and drive the boat, making requests here and there on occasion. You would think IM would punch him in the mouth when he is blowing his ear drum out.
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    J/35 vs J/36 vs J/105 Designs

    Also the 105 is wider aft which makes it a much better reaching boat. We race against them every week and once you crack the sheet off by a small amount they are gone. Up and down the 35 is still the king of the hill, unless it is light and the higher angles of the 105 keep pace with the 35 on the run. But any race that has a high amount of reaching or slightly off true upwind and the newer boats leave the 35. We see it all the time. I thought the 36 had more IOR influence, beyond just the engine being in the center of the boat and the frac rig, but I have never seen one in person. edit: the same with the J33, it looks very similar in profile but is a much 'smaller' boat than the 35. Less beam, hull depth, and a smaller mast section. But it is very fast and the 35 has only a small edge on it at times, the 33 can hold it in a lot of conditions.
  6. I sailed on her back in 2016, they joke that she is a '13' meter, and the class invites her to race when they need an extra boat to fill-out the fleet. edit: Heritage's mast is an old S&S stick.
  7. I have this full raceday on VHS, AIV surfing back and forth across KIII's stern was classic. This vid did not show the best of it, they were only feet apart at times, throwing a ton of water into the air off their bow.
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    Team NYYC

    No matter how it gets to Pensacola I'll have to make a trip up there to see one of these freaks. A friend has family up there so hopefully they sail on a weekend. While I do not think they are the best platform for match racing in the AC it is an interesting technology experiment.
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    Yeah, they're all learning with this first boat so they really do not have anything to sandbag with. Even with the small surrogate boats they have to see if what they learned there scales up to the big boat. Once concepts on these boats are worked-out then you could see some sandbagging later. These boats are still too much of a freak in my opinion.
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    So its a Disney trick then?
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    2019 52 SUPER SERIES

    Saw that from a FB post. Good stuff.
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    Central Florida is 250 - 300 feet above sea level yet I have found sharks teeth around the old phosphate mines, how do you explain that? Nobody has, so far...
  13. What kind of crack was somebody smoking when they came-up with this concept for an America's Cup class boat?
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    J35 Anarchist

    Check your email, I was able to open it and modified it, not sure if the res is good enough.
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    NYYC Invitational IC37

    The boats are sort of like what Long Beach has done with the Catalina 37's over the years, and as such they call the shot on what equipment is to be used. All boats have the same 3 sails and like KR said he would love to sell them more sails but this keeps the competition focused on what the teams can do with equal equipment. There is talk of replacing the Catalina's with these boats but I am not sure if that is a good thing, you can be aggressive and bang around on the Cat's, these boats they would not want them getting close like that. It would eliminate a lot of the tight action as the rounds get late in the Cong Cup.