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  1. J/88

    Rochester YC http://www.rochesteryc.com
  2. J/88

    2017 North Americans>>>>>>>Quantum LYRA Race Week @ Rochester YC https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4220 http://lyrawaters.org/WP1/ Awesome event immediately following North Americans in Youngstown, NY.. More amazing fresh water sailing packed into just two weekends on Lake Ontario! Rochester Yacht Club and Genesee Yacht Club co-host. 5 88's have already have plans to attend. -Monday July 31st - Feeder Race-Youngstown to Rochester - 60miles - Wednesday ( test out your Code Zero or Reacher) Aug 2- Freeman Cup Overnight race ~80-90miles - Friday, Sat, Sun(Aug 4-6)- 3 days of course racing! J-88 one-design again. *Free Dockage in slips at RYC or GYC *Local Free Housing Available *Organized transport for your boat or trailer to RYC. *Free Travel lift launch and haul at RYC! *Large Gin pole for easy mast hoisting *Awesome Partys! * *8 Meter NA's are also during this event. Register for Feeder Race, Overnight race, 3 day course racing individually. More details coming..
  3. J/88

    Awesome news Bill.. I will talk to Iris at Charleston as well. Yachtscoring and Website for LYRA are going up soon, so keep an eye out.. I know at least 3 local J-88's are planning to do LYRA.
  4. J/88

    J-88 North Americans at YYC - Youngstown NY- July 28-30- Then LYRA Race Week- at Rochester YC is immediately following..July 31-Aug 6th- Blend of sprint race, overnight 80-90 NM race and then 3 days of course racing( FRI-SUN) Check info Here! https://www.facebook.com/events/710735235774691/ Would be great to have 2 events in Lake Ontario on the same trip! Locals will arrange free housing, dockage and help with transport and hauling for the event. RYC has their own Travel lift on site.
  5. J24 Sails.... North vs. Everyone else

    Check out this comprehensive guide that Quantum has.. https://www.quantumsails.com/sails/one-design/documents/j24/quantum_j24_tuningguide-042816-final.aspx Full disclosure- I had a hand making some of it.. but the information and help you get from your sailmaker at local and national events is what we strive to excel at- Service before selling cheap. If you want to win you will need fresh new sails, but if you want to learn and be competitive a good deal on once or twice used sails is smart too. Travis and the team are very very helpful to anyone who shows interest- Ask Bash..
  6. J/88

    Charleston is confirming that J-88's will race inside.. 4 boats are in( 2 registered but 2 more def are in) Who else wants to join the party??
  7. J/88

    I hear everyone and in fairness i have always been on the inshore circles.. but it seems like ( aside from last year with crazy weather) its still worth the trip for the competition and shoreside fun.. Hoping we could get a solid fleet of J88's to go.. I know of at least another two other boats that are considering going.. Wings and Spaceman... would be nice to get everyone to give a yeah or nay sooner than later for logistical purposes..
  8. J/88

    CHARLESTON RACE WEEK 2017.. Who is in???? Registration is a bit poor at the moment.. who else is missing? Fun event that should be on the calendar.
  9. J/88

    Curious what people think the percentage of boats racing anywhere that have had professional bottoms jobs?
  10. J/88

    Thanks.. this looks like a better spot and maybe should be another 6" fwd of that.
  11. J/88

    yes moving the fwd spinnaker ratchet block which is under the support leg of the stanchion base and currently is close to the winch and the jib sheet.. I would think moving it fwd to be 70% of the way ( closer) to the cabin top winch and more in line with it. It would require a pad eye on the deck of some sort, as the next stanchion base is too far fwd,.. So the question becomes.. is it legal to move this block by way of a new pad eye in the deck ?
  12. J/88

    Bill do you think moving the block fwd is legal as the way the rules read? This is definitely one that makes sense to me and should be allowed.. but ..
  13. J/88

    Check out the North Tuning guide where Vince Brun suggests a few things that are not class legal..at first I thought this was a fitting on the newer boats.. but it appears to be a custom pole end fitting? Check photos of pole end on Page 8- Figure 2- http://www.offshoreonedesign.com/Portals/84/docs/J88/4-NS-Tuning%20Guide_J88_7.21.16.pdf Now check this link where he talks about moving the spinnaker turning block further fwd ( which I totally agree with also..btw) but also not legal by my account of the rules? http://www.offshoreonedesign.com/tabid/44424/default.aspx?news_id=6881 thoughts??
  14. J/88

    In what conditions would you NOT like it ? I mean do you NEED it no.. but it would seem like a no brainer to make controling the tack easier no?
  15. J/88

    Anyone know if you can retrofit the pole end on the older boats to have the new 2:1 tack line fitting ?