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  1. Do you happen to have the results for 1985? I believe that was the year I sailed it on the G&S 45 Invictus under chartering skipper Terry Kohler.
  2. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Bruce Hedrick put a weather brief up on sailish.com yesterday and will update it when he gets a chance. http://sailish.com/index.php/2017/06/09/bruces-briefs-10-11-june-2017-leukemia-cup-saturday-start-of-r2ak-from-victoria-on-sunday/
  3. too much?

    And here in the Northwest the most interesting and one of the most popular races is the 2-day Round the County race in November. Goes around the San Juan Islands, alternating clockwise one year and counter-clockwise the next. There are known fast tracks, but with our currents erratic winds, it's always an adventure and nothing like W/L. And "casual" weeknight racing with cruising sails, dodgers, kids and dogs is on the upswing. These go to fixed marks that may or not make beats. Clubs have been slow to catch on.
  4. Round the County

    Hedrick's weather analysis: http://sailish.com/index.php/2016/11/04/bruces-brief-november-5-6-including-round-the-county/
  5. Round the County

    I'll have Bruce's weather report up on sailish.com tomorrow for everyone to see.
  6. Terry Kohler

    I'm proud to say Terry was my skipper in an SORC (while the North Sails sale was in progress) and several Macs. A great sailor and skipper. He gave me many opportunities, as I know he did for others, and his commitment to the sport was genuine. He contributed a lot behind the scenes, and always had one eye on the future. Terry, you're missed.
  7. R2AK 2016

    Bruce Hedrick takes an updated look at the Steak Knife battle. http://sailish.com/index.php/2016/06/28/bruces-r2ak-update-and-tactical-outlook-28-june/
  8. R2AK 2016

    Weather/tactical update from Hedrick: http://sailish.com/index.php/2016/06/27/bruces-brief-r2ak-update-monday-june-27-2016/
  9. R2AK 2016

    ...hey that's a great blog. looks like they'll be keeping a good synopsis of the R2Ak. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'll be in Europe so won't be able to do the kind of coverage I'd love to. If people want to send in their observations and photos to me, either via sailish.com, kurt@meadowpointpub.com or through Jake Beattie, I'll do my best to collate, edit and post as time allows. I'll even hound Bruce to update the weather situation. It's shaping up to be an interesting race for the steak knives....
  10. R2AK 2016

    Hedrick's brief weather brief: http://sailish.com/index.php/2016/06/25/bruces-r2ak-weather-brief/
  11. Real Sailors Do This

    Gouv is right, we need a builder who's going to provide a relatively high-performance, inexpensive and durable boat and then we have to point everyone at it. Foiling and high speeds is not requisite for fun, and if all kids hear is a chorus about how the highest speeds are the best and how everything other kind of sailing sucks, the sport is doomed. Laser Performance is making sure that the Laser is not "it" any more. (QC, lack of support, political issues etc.) Still a good boat for many of us, but not the rugged, cheap machine Gouv is talking about. Other manufacturers are gearing product to the high end only. That video speaks to something vital. A boat needs to be able to sail in a wide variety of conditions. One of the Laser's greatest strengths is that you can effectively race it in winds from 5 knots to (if you've developed the skills) 30 knots. In the quest for breaking the sound-barrier in 12 knots of breeze, a lot of dinghies can't do that. Optis can and do. Kids come back to the dock thrilled they were out there in 25 knots when big boats were scurrying home because they don't have reef points. A last thought: Kids have not failed us, we have failed them. For years many sailors of my generation have been much more interested in their own sailing and racing than including their kids. The young sailors I know that do get into sailing - in Lasers and other classes, are bright, talented and sportsmanlike. I've seen sailing help them grow into fine young adults.
  12. Race To The Straits 2016! WOW!! Thanks STYC!!!

    Bruce Hedrick has written up a weather brief for this race: http://sailish.com/index.php/2016/05/06/bruces-brief-for-race-to-the-straits-2016/
  13. John Shumaker - Founder of Yankee Yachts

    Anyone else remember the yellow D24 Sea Fox owned by Lindy in Chicago? My dad had a little Cal 24 Sweetie Mouse and the battles with Sea Fox were slow motion but exciting epics. Lindy's Y30 Goblin eventually became Good News, and I had the good fortune to race on her a couple times as a youngster. Finally, here in Seattle the Y30 Moonshine continues to dominate its class, proving that boats can be well built, gorgeous and seriously cruiseable and don't need to require prods or a football team hanging over the lifelines to win races. If anyone ever calls a Y30 a 4 knot shitbox doesn't get it.
  14. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Agape Too II --> Sistership to "Robin" and/or "Knock On wood"? She was the former Robin Too II that had won the SORC a decade earlier. Centerboard, retracting nested rudder. Very heavy but a sweet boat. We spent a lot of time looking at Motivation's transom. (yep, I'm somewhere in that pic and hooked up that chute) Thanks, Larry, for posting this shot.