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Spar Wars

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About Spar Wars

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  • Birthday 02/23/1950

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  • Location
    Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City, Michigan
  • Interests
    Racing, Racing, Racing<br /><br />Olson 30
  1. Bells Beer Bayview Mackinac

    I would point out that the CYC Mac rating is not appropriate to use for PHRF comparison. CYC uses a 'blend' rating that tends to rate the race as a beam reach race. Look at the ORR W/L 50/50 seconds per mile average of the 8 and 12 kt winds for a better number. You could do the same formula for a competing boat and subtract the difference for a near PHRF number comparison between those boats. Of course....this number does NOT include PHRF credits/penalties that DRYA uses in their area rules. (sail sizes, sprits, props, etc)
  2. Looking for info

    Bill Alcott is still racing out of Bayview YC in Detroit area. He named all his boats Equation and I think all had the sail number 323. He is currently sailing a STP Farr 65. He would love to tell you all about the boat. Nice guy!
  3. Older well known IOR Boats

    Contention 33 IOR 3/4 ton 1976 Peterson Design Built by Southern Ocean
  4. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Forgot: Doug Peterson design
  5. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Contention 33 built in England..1976 3/4 tonner. Pretty fast upwind. Downwind..thank GOD for the huge rudder! Former Patriot of SW Michigan. Became American Blue in Harbor Springs. I bought it in 1989 and changed the name to the first Spar Wars. I think it is in South Haven now.
  6. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    1976 Contention 33 3/4ton..Originally "Patriot". Peterson design. This picture is while it was mine: Spar Wars I on Lake Charlevoix. Boat had some good race history around Block Island. Other names: American Blue Second picture @ Ugotta Regatta in Harbor Springs. 1992? Boat loved waves...but a handful downwind...the IOR death rolls! My Olson 30 is much more fun! Saw a sistership in Portugal a couple of years ago. Now that is a tight ass!