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  1. Vin

    J 121

    Anyone know what the deal was with the 121 that was at the Newport Boat Show last year. I had heard that it was heavily IRC optimized (whatever that means) and it pretty much blew the doors off all comers at its only local appearance. From what I understand it was headed to Japan. Interested to know how different the boats can be set up.
  2. Vin

    J 121

    The 121 at 30 seems like a really fair number. Anything in the single digits seems a bit The boats that have been racing in NB have been great and well sorted. Been fun to race against them. I just can’t wrap my head around the price point. Damn...
  3. Vin

    VR Sydney to Hobart

    In as Divided Sky.
  4. Vin

    Team NYYC

    Are they hitting the foiling tacks and gybes now? Awesome stuff...keep it coming if you can!
  5. Vin

    what was it?

    BRING ON 2019!
  6. Vin

    what was it?

    What a tragic episode that was. So sad for the owners of that boat but from the ashes rose a really cool and fun boat...Mike and Mark - as well as the rest of their team - are really great people and I have had the pleasure of sailing with and against them for many moons. Looking forward to locking horns again in 2019.
  7. Vin

    Team NYYC

    Are we dialing back the photoshopped, these guys have no clue statements yet??
  8. Vin

    yellow coating on gelcoat - how to clean?

    +1 on toilet bowl cleaner. Sponge it on and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse well.
  9. That commentary was absolutely legendary!
  10. Vin

    Hacking raceQs

    Used to happen with Strava all the time. You can manipulate the gps file to make you look like you went faster. Try a google search. Should be a lot of info out there.
  11. Vin

    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    Why would I do that and have the fallacy of my sailing abilities exposed by one-design racing? If I wanted to do that I would go buy a laser... Who knows...stranger things have happened. Although if a Jboat was on tap it would be a 111 no questions asked.
  12. Vin

    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    About the same on the 29 when we had it. Sail for Hope 2002 (our first race with the new boat) with the Dirty Harry crew and John Lavin trimming main. We would get the 33 into the 13 - 14 range when the wind went north of 25 but never more. Can't get the Summit 35 past 14 (yet). Funny...nothing touches the sustained 17s we had on our Express 27. Still the easiest, smoothest ride downwind on a boat...
  13. Vin

    Port Tacking the Feet.

    Port tack rudder rule FTW.
  14. Vin

    J/29 Cascading Backstay

    What Squalamax said. Also consider a hydraulic system...seriously not a bad option if you are not racing one design.
  15. Vin


    The coverage continues to be amazing. So much so that the kids watch the early morning racing before they headed out to Jr sailing for the day. This is the second year that they have done that (proud dad). Keep it up... More Genny with better audio!!