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  1. SailRacer

    Eligibility to Race

    My only wish is that you could get the offender some crew that would help keep him out trouble.. SAIL SAFE!
  2. SailRacer

    EBYRA 2014

    Thin Man for the win! Great job for the first race of 2018 Sail Safe
  3. SailRacer

    CRW 2018

    Some did Race Sunday. We got a quick 18 mile one in. marks might not have held offshore and the limited # of cranes plus 25kts all day might have put a damper on things. Sail Safe!
  4. SailRacer

    CRW 2018

    Great day of racing today. Got to beat up on a Tripp 62 with a 40 ft cruising boat over 18 miles. Sail Safe!
  5. SailRacer

    CRW 2018

    I saw Clean, he is still ugly...
  6. SailRacer

    espo is a dick

  7. SailRacer

    CRW 2018

    Looks light so far, heading out now. Sail Safe!
  8. SailRacer

    CRW 2018

    One day and a wake up! Any thoughts on the small ORC divisions? Sail Safe!
  9. SailRacer

    Rules question

    Remember the string
  10. SailRacer

    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    Well, The hearing was today. There were multiple boats up for discussion (J70,Ranger22,Tanzer22, Ranger 28, Catalina 30, Catilina 315) when it was my turn I did the following: Thanked the board for their time. Read (surmised) the owners letter to the board describing: crew experience, sail rotation, running rigging, winches and bottom prep. Mentioned that there are 3 (Tall mast, deep keel and standard) versions of the boat in the USA and not all regions indicate them the same. Let them know that the boat has had the same rating since 2007 on the lake. Of the past 170 races I have crewed on the boat, 21 of them were only our class (non-spin), and the majority of them less than 45 min elapsed. 149 of those races, only 3/4 of them counted towards series standing due to throw outs. Therefore, there was no clear observed performance to justify a change in my opinion ( I know it was a stretch but) that is what I said. ~~~ I fully understand that: A 3 sec/ mile adjustment is one minute in 20 miles. I will advise the board's decision but I think we got dinged. Sail safe
  11. SailRacer

    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    Up for discussion are multiple boats including ours for 3 sec hit. Besides sailing faster, I might just bring some oatmeal cookies to the meeting.
  12. SailRacer

    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    This is all good info thanks. packet of info we are working with contain info on crew experience, sail rotation, running rigging, winches and bottom prep. There are 3 versions of the boat in the USA and not all regions indicate them the same so it makes it tough to make a case. a graph might be detrimental as a large amount of the finishes had us ahead by a large amount. Picking the correct side to start and keeping clear air have worked well for us. No other choice here but PHRF. I understand the premise of just going out and beat them on the water but I think this is a real learning process (good or bad). getting another boat is not an option as owner plans to be buried in it. Sail Safe!
  13. Need ideas (that have worked in the past) on how to convince the newish group of handicappers from dinging a boat that has done well for the past 8 years. Existing rating is same as 'similar' light air locations. 40+ yr old Mulls design has been well cared for and has adjusting genoa cars and backstay and bottom cleaned regularly. Thought it a good idea to ask (but if LR is here, maybe not). Flame away and Sail Safe!
  14. SailRacer

    STC Block Island Race...who's In

    Be Safe Have Fun!
  15. SailRacer

    EDLU 2017

    What he said above