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  1. J 121

    Crash, I agree with your general feelings about PHRF and ratings and how wound up we should all get. But the fact is that every region is a crap shoot as to how boats in similar classes get hit. the 111 is definitely an outlier compared to most Jboats and how they're treated across different phrf areas, and there's some history to the 111 rating and how it got to 42 in the first place. That said, yes, it's mostly about the fun factor when you sail handicap
  2. Best Owner/Skipper

    In my teens I cut my teeth with a skipper first on a dolphin 24 and then a wanderer. I learned the bow pretty well, but more importantly learned what goes into a campaign beyond the tactics on the water. He was an engineer and spent more time on boat prep than on the race itself - everything thought out from bottom prep to the number of slices of lettuce on the roast beef sandwiches. He never yelled and was a teacher by nature. He gave me lots of opportunities including, eventually, helming legs in off soundings and other races with the mudheads and ecsa. When it came time to put together my own racing program, it was his counsel I sought out, knowing I'd never live up to his exacting standards. However, I think we've incorporated the best parts of his program - preparedness, camaraderie, and competent sailing. I can never pay him back so hopefully I'm paying it forward.
  3. J 121

    J111 base ratings: PHRF-NE: 42 ECSA: 36 YRALIS: 30 PHRF ELI: 39 So when you're sailing YOUR boat to its full potential in PHRF-NE, but the other skipper doesn't need to sail his to ITS full potential... you should feel happy that you sailed the boat to its potential and still lost? cool!
  4. J 121

    for all intents and purposes. they say there's a "committee" but so far it's mostly been Bump.
  5. Asymmetric spinnaker vs poled out jib

    radical. I do this on my freedom 45 all the time. Works really, really well.
  6. Paul Larson

    pretty disappointing that they are playing it so close to the 'vestas.'
  7. Paul Larson

    this is the latest thing I could find: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/sport/sailing-sailrocket2-paul-larsen-record-ocean-crossing-blue-riband/index.html
  8. Nowhere to Hide

    I was thinking something similar. with the number of satellites that they're talking about perhaps they want to try some synthetic aperture imaging. it's fairly new but even SAR might be possible to provide that level of resolution. I dunno.
  9. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    it's one of the things I loved about my Freedom 40. trim the sails in a fairly steady breeze and you could leave the helm for an hour or so and she'd just oscillate a little bit as the main would pull the bow down until the mizzen pulled it back up again. There was no autopilot on the boat but it almost didn't need it. The wanderer, on the other hand, I steered with my legs because it'd wear out your shoulders and lower back.
  10. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    funny.. I'd say the same thing about the Pearson Wanderer.
  11. Flying Tiger

    holy cow. that sequence is insane.
  12. Installing tiller pilot

    I steer to wind angle with my raymarine ev-100. I use apparent wind upwind and true wind downwind. It gets its information from my Garmin gWind that is on the same N2K backbone with my B&G speed and chart plotter. It will follow a course that is plugged into my chart plotter. I put a seatalk ng - seatalk 1 converter on so I can use the raymarine handheld remote. As jack points out, I can't control the autopilot through my MFD, but it has no problem using any of the data that's on the N2K network. and it does a really good job steering the boat. I single-handed the boat back from BI after race week, flying the chute down buzzards bay, on autopilot and just trimming the kite. on TWD it was incredibly stable. I'm still learning how to efficiently gybe under autopilot without oversteering, but I was getting pretty good at it in 15 knots TWS. Still trying to get used to doing 11-12 knots downwind without a hand on the helm.
  13. Rules question: the committee boat

    well played

    the coverage was great but what a crappy week. Kinda anticlimactic end to the season. Oh well, you don't choose the weather. All around great job promoting this series, I thought the live days especially were really well done. On to next season!
  15. Rules question: the committee boat

    wait we can keep this thread going. When you say "before the start signal," was it after the prep signal? Were they actually racing? If it was after prep then they're def. wrong. They're probably thinking they can hit the anchor line, which they can, as long as they don't hit the boat.