trimfast

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  1. So kind of OD, maybe OD, not really OD, we don't know the actual specs for OD yet because the boom is in question again OD? Seriously guys, how are you marketing OD when you are still debating things. Also get on the same page with Stagg. Directly from their website.... shows no update to the Mast length, yet your information above in the thread does. Updates include: Bow sprit lengthened by 800 millimeters Boom lengthened by 300 millimeters Gooseneck lowered 75 millimeters Added topmast runners to accommodate square-top mainsail Added a spinnaker takedown system Addition of a pit winch Relocation and reconfiguration of some deck gear and systems to improve leads and ergonomics
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Well then it makes zero sense why they called the race off. Oh well.
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Radio chatter said Epirb was on. I asked about G7 earlier because according to SI 11.2 they could either shorten the course at G7 or Choptank Light. So if you all had passed G7, and the rest of us had not yet, then we could get a score, but you would not.
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Were you already passed g7 when they cancelled?
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    This call was stupid at best. Most of the fleet would have been able to finish at the shortened course mark. My best guess, the issue was, the Farr 400, Carkeek, etc went by the line before RC made a decision. At that point, the rc had no choice to just abandon the race as they would not make it to oxford, and how could they finish the rest of the fleets and not a0 (or if anyone else past the mark). However, it was probably an attempt to get more boats past the mark to get them to the party. We immediately turned and burned as it was a no brainer. Sandy came on the radio to say if you had a problem here is her name which is fine and all, but they had four hours to make a shortned course decision. She messed up, plain and simple. However some positives. Still a good day on the water with close racing in light air. It was free to enter the race unless you signed up last minute. Oxford race in the fall is probably hands down the best distance race and party. So other than this RC fail, it still has merits for a great race again next year and most will not right it off. The only issue I see for growth of this race was it was on Mothers Day weekend and some people couldn't do it for that reason.
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    It would be cooler if boats such as J105s, and J30s (yes I am calling those 20 boats out) who didn't deem it a class event would show up anyway and join the newly created race for another day of fun in the sun and increased participation. While OD certainly has its merits, races like this with PHRF or ORC can still be enjoyable as well. Or you know, actually be a good thing for those fleets to back a new race for its inauguration.
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    Henderson 30 vs quest 30

    Hendo every day of the week. Then again, it was my first sportboat and it was like a crazy girl taking your virginity. Fing awesome.
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    Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    Sounds like another fast 40+ will be built. Will this be the first new design from Farr that produces? https://www.vanmunsterboats.com/index.php/latest-news
  9. I have heard people asking rigging shops about precise splices for towers in the military before. In fact a very large order large order. However, it wasn't the rope that was the issue as heat set dyneema is designed for very low stretch applications, it was the fact that no matter how much you try, the splice itself will set. Then asking a rigger doing manual work to nail precise measurements for 100 splices will never be perfect. In fact, the rigging shop didn't even want to do it as they would get blamed when things were off by millimeters.
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    Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    I get why this is done, but I still can't help to feel how it's silly. Extra long jib sheets, awkwardly ran down the deck with multiple blocks.
  11. Check AYC https://www.annapolisyc.com/racing/results. Specifically WNR 2017, 2016, etc. You will find hall pass and rattle and rum listed. There's a viper 830 for a comparison. There's a melges 32 but in the class above. Rattle is sailed very well by some really good people. Hall pass would be more of a standard crew for comparison sake. You can also look at Fall series. Hall Pass was scored both orc and phrf for 2017.
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    NYYC One Design

    Is it me, or is that one ugly keel?
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    FP Blink Video

    Gmetrix is in the video editing software provided. You can add a lot of cool overlays. Speed, heading, etc.
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    VOR 2017-18

    Well, it does say, "barring some remaining branding procedures." So essentially we have refitted the boats completely, but we don't have any sponsors for the other 3 boats to actually finish.
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    VOR 2017-18

    fundraising
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    Annapolis NOOD

    Noods, payday, and Cinco de mayo. How perfect.
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    Henderson 30?

    Shit, eds 32 is almost the price of the Hendo for sail in Canada
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    VOR 2017-18

    Unbranded boat has a marketing "hashtag" on the boom. Wasn't able to find any company currently using that but maybe the anarchists are more clever than I. "#turnthetide" US Surgeon General opiate campaign?
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    J35 Anarchist

    Once things settle and we see who shows, ill offer you a bet. Something along the lines of place and I will buy your boat a 3 bottles of rum. Get 4th, and you owe me those bottles.
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    J35 Anarchist

    A lot of money to spend to find out you are in the middle. One boat has had theirs since the dawn of time. Another boat will probably hire the quantum bros again. A third boat will come from the Midwest who fits the same category as boat one. The rest will play for scraps.
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    VOR 2017-18

    In the video of the relaunching of Mapfre there is an unbranded boat. However, it looks like if you stuck a mast in it, it would be ready to go. Anyone else feel like there are no more teams if they have one ready?
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    VOR 2017-18

    So Brunel and Avi would have tied?
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    VOR 2017-18

    What is the percentage of mono sailors vs multi sailors? I think its probably pretty skewed across the world. This is why it would lead me to believe the easy choice would be another mono. If you are like me, you love sailing, but have never raced a multi as there just aren't many other than beach cats racing in most areas. Thus, top level monos create trickle down effects far more appropriate to average mono sailors, than that of cats I would suspect.
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    carbon/carbon rudder post failures?

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