• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About 700yachtclub

  • Rank
  1. Faster than the giants, XO racer aerial footage

    how much is a lift keel version with carbon mast and boom, with sails?
  2. Farr 30, Fareast 28, which would you prefer?

    I would say the FE28 is much easier to sail to it's polars. Certainly much easier to point well and less leeway. Downwind speeds about the same but the larger cockpit and layout make kite hoisting/takedown much easier. There is real space below for easy storage/retrieval of sail inventory. Forward deck area much bigger and you feel safe going forward. The other boat suffers from very high aspect foils best suited for more experienced crews. The long waterline due to reverse bow and design of stern is about what you see on some 30-32 ft boats so has potential for good upwind and close reaching speed relative to a typical 25-26ft boat. I have had it on plane at 7.2 kts BS "upwind" at 75deg TWA I'm looking forward to getting to know just what this boat can do. I have no doubt that well tuned and well sailed it will compete very well against any other sport boat its size. I have been sailing an Admiralty 30 (JS 9000) for ten years, and I can say that I can reach 10 to 11 knots in medium winds at 75 degrees true, but I would not call that planing or going upwind. It is reaching, and the boat loves that angle. For lack of my own understanding, I have been calling such wind angles "tight reach" which Admiralty really excels in.
  3. BMW

    Did you say Jesus walked on water? Try walking on water AND sails at the SAME TIME!