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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. I took a look at Stephane's list, Ragin' and Velocity are based on the Chesapeake (Annapolis), not on the Great Lakes. There's a 3rd 111 sailing out of Annapolis, I don't know the name/hull number off the top of my head but I've seen it around a couple times. I know there's a new hull waiting for a buyer over at Jabin's too, not sure where it'll end up though. Hopefully they'll find another couple buyers around here so we can do some local OD racing! The third on the water in Annapolis cruises and daysails most under the name of Pneumatic I believe.
  2. I wonder if that will become standard zip out like on the 105. Seems like a silly thing to leave out...
  3. J/111 has redrssed the protest committee for giving 00:03:03 (183 seconds) elapsed time credit to the J/109 for a minor collision with the Beneafast 44.7 (3 bullets so far) that occurred prior to the start of race #2. "minor collisions" scratch paint or gelcoat. This one was big enough to punch a hole through the boat (high on stbd quarter)...Not saying it was a major collision, but sure wasn't minor. Hard to say how much time/position was lost acessing the damage and getting back into the race....given no of us have any of the details of the protest, its premature to judge the redress as inappropriate or too benevolent. Not only did the 109 have a large hole punched through, the Bene broke the wheel of the 109 and they had to sail the rest of the race with a crumpled wheel(they are now racing with a 105 wheel). That boat is full of my good friends and they said they started over three minutes late due to the collision. Seems like reasonable redress to me... As to why they are beating the 111? That boat has sailed at the top level for a long time with a great crew. I would rather be JBoats and have their hot new racer come in second place to another J-design with a who knows how good J/105 crew on board that be Santa Cruz and get their ass kicked the first year the SC37 went to KWRW with a fully pro crew packed with designers and such. Just sayin'... Sounds like crash and jsailannapolis have an issue with the J Boats Sailing Editor who, in his Key West Day One report, said: "... RUSH had a minor collision prior to the start of the second race, hurting their chances to score better." The PR machine can spin whatever it likes. Call it minor, call it major, or call it a love tap as long as the redress is fair there are no issues. The "damage" to the boat in this case was not the primary reason for filing as it might be were a sail torn. In my understanding it was primarily for the time it took to become untangled and start the race. That being said, I wasnt sailing on Rush nor was I at the hearing so I can't speak to the exact particulars.
  4. J/111 has rederssed the protest committee for giving 00:03:03 (183 seconds) elapsed time credit to the J/109 for a minor collision with the Beneafast 44.7 (3 bullets so far) that occurred prior to the start of race #2. "minor collisions" scratch paint or gelcoat. This one was big enough to punch a hole through the boat (high on stbd quarter)...Not saying it was a major collision, but sure wasn't minor. Hard to say how much time/position was lost acessing the damage and getting back into the race....given no of us have any of the details of the protest, its premature to judge the redress as inappropriate or too benevolent. Not only did the 109 have a large hole punched through, the Bene broke the wheel of the 109 and they had to sail the rest of the race with a crumpled wheel(they are now racing with a 105 wheel). That boat is full of my good friends and they said they started over three minutes late due to the collision. Seems like reasonable redress to me... As to why they are beating the 111? That boat has sailed at the top level for a long time with a great crew. I would rather be JBoats and have their hot new racer come in second place to another J-design with a who knows how good J/105 crew on board that be Santa Cruz and get their ass kicked the first year the SC37 went to KWRW with a fully pro crew packed with designers and such. Just sayin'...
  5. When you have crew, you have either option. When short handed, cockpit hatch is where you will be to control all three corners. Once you blow the tackline, kite blows all the way back there anyway. Grab both corners, then start easing halyard. Even solo I would use the front hatch. Don't mean to be rude, but I've got to ask "Have you ever taken a spinnaker that's over a hundred square meters in size down by yourself in more than 18 knots of breeze?" It's not a trivial undertaking and, unless you're using a snuffer, it's best done by using the slot between the foot and the boom as a way to guide it down the main hatch. Most race boats do this in the ocean once it gets windy, even when fully crewed. Letterbox! Best drop there is!
  6. 2nd that!
  7. I talked to Rod J. at the boat show in Annapolis and they are in the process of signing a contract with a builder in Europe. It was supposed to happen tuesday after the show but I have not heard anything since. Could have happened, could have fallen through...
  8. What were conditions? I've only seen those kind of speeds with "white sails" up on my J/90. possibly over the ground speed, not water speed???? still impressive though Unknown. The Annapolis dealer Ken Comerford told me. Ill see if I can find out.
  9. The boat is in Annapolis at AYC. It hit 18kts on the delivery with main and jib...