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  1. TANGO QUEBEC

    Sad Sack 12?

    The guys who raced n the Js were usually professional Trawlermen, racing the J Boats out of fishing season and returning once the Sailing season shut down/FIshing Season began over the winter.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Mucky has been gone for a while.
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    Random PicThread

    Pave Blue?
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    Former ericsson4/groupama70 VO70 now with foils

    Copy, yeah should be easy to pick out. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Former ericsson4/groupama70 VO70 now with foils

    STP? If so will have to take a gander.
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    Front Page Item Re Minis: "Safe Bet"

    I was lucky enough to spend a weekend in Lorient recently supporting The Magenta Project Figaro Clinic for upcoming/budding short handed and offshore sailors. Great group of motivated women from diverse sailing backgrounds and not just French, but British and American too. Now, back to the case in hand...Minis, as I'm sure you're aware, Lorient 'La Base' is one of the Breton hotbeds for offshore short/single handed sailing and the hardware on display was simply awesome, Minis to Ultimes. There were 10 minis in the water who sailed on the Saturday in what looked to be a on water coaching clinic, most sailed 2 up and a wide variation in designs and generations, including a couple of production Scow Bows. They beat out of the harbour into Quiberon Bay, plenty of short taking up the beach, the Scow Bows went to weather pretty nicely in a short chop once heeled in the 17-23kt breeze, but it was obvious of their tendency to slap when flatter. The older regular designs were pretty fast too. Just so cool to see so many together, there was a parking lot with 15 minis that ranged from mid 200 Bow Numbers to upper 900 Bow Numbers. A fair few scowbow boats, but all Production (Maxi 650) as far as I could see. Will try to get some photos uploaded here. The above is I guess just an anecdote to the thread without offering anything new.
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    Flying Boats

    Dusty Crophopper? If you have kids, the second Planes movie is all about forest fire fighting, very cool.
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    2019 52 SUPER SERIES

    AP over A, see y'all tomorrow.
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    2019 52 SUPER SERIES

    Under AP here still in Porto Cervo, gusting 36 out there, so everyone's stewing ashore...lots of shit talking and tale telling. Coffee machines running at max capacity and us shore crew wanting to get the crews outta here for some peace and quiet. Standard Porto Cervo.
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    Team NYYC

    It seems to have the 'lens' structure in the Luff similar to the cableless sails have, but I'm not totally convinced it is a cableless jib.
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    Team NYYC

    Doesn't sit on a regular stay. Doyle have done wonders for Cable less Zeros and staysails, had them on the MOMO, awesome gear. No reason why the jibs can't work, although you would have to look at good luff tension, which detracts from the original Cable less ethos, which was lower luff loads.
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    MAXI WORLDS

    Congrats to Cannonball on being 2019 Maxi72 World Champs!
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    MAXI WORLDS

    Re NZK, Checco is a great guy, got to work with him last year on the way to winning Maxi72 Worlds with MOMO, his drone footage is outstanding and a huge help tied into on the water video from the coach boat. He's working with Cannonball this year in the 72 fleet as well as the Phoenix twins on the 52 circuit. Lemme see if I can upload some footage from last year. BTW, MOMO is Vesper this year, chasing the Cannonball closely. VID-20180831-WA0015.mp4
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    New Carkeek 100 footer

    The old 100fter Wild Thing.