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  1. CAN217

    LO 300

    Circles? That implies they're moving.
  2. CAN217

    Kirby 30

    I race against 3 K30s during our weekly club race. One is well maintained and well sailed. One was new last year. The third guy tries hard. I'm in a Laser 28. We have comparable speed. Maybe a slight edge to K30 upwind. I typically have them downwind. I can go deeper downwind. (Not sure if it's me or the boat, they always seem to go higher after the windward mark.) 6 years ago our PHRF rating was even. Now, I owe them 6 sec. PHRF sucks. I like the K30. They 3 owners at my club seem to be happy.
  3. CAN217

    Totally lost...

    Laser 28 ticks all of those boxes.
  4. For the last 3 years, a handful of Laser 28 boat owners on Western Lake Ontario have been getting together for a few regattas to create our own series. The last 2 years we've had 3 regattas on both the Canadian and US sides of Lake Ontario. On February 10 at 11:30 we will be having a planning meeting in Grimsby, ON at the Casablanca. All Laser 28 sailors are invited to join us to share a few beers and help set up the schedule for 2018. Anyone interested in the Laser 28 is welcome. Bob CAN 217 Below is part of the fleet at the Cornucopia Cup in Port Dalhousie in 2015
  5. CAN217

    US Navy ship stuck in ice until...

    I lived there for 5 years. I won't say they're prettier than other places; they just have the right attitude. Some places where I've lived, if you were looking at a girl's ass, they would be looking for a cop claiming you were assaulting them with your eyes. In Montreal, they would smile and say, "Thank you. I worked hard to get it to look like this."
  6. CAN217

    What boat to buy?

    I heard there may be an Esse 850 for sale in Toronto.
  7. CAN217

    Help me name my boat!

    Boaty McBoatface
  8. CAN217

    Toronto boat show 2018

    There's been zero sailing porn for last 5 or 6 years at least. But, if you're interested in the latest Bayliner, go for it...
  9. CAN217

    Pyewacket T-Boned at Campbell Cup?

    You probably avoid black cats and ladders.
  10. CAN217

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    It's supposed to get up to 9C next week. Count away.
  11. CAN217

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    CAN217: Unless you have made changes to the boat, you do not have to re-weigh. Unless you have made changes to your sails, then you do not have to re-measure them. If you have purchased new sails, then your sailmaker should provide a measurement certificate with the sail. No changes were made to the boat or sails. Your email stated you had to remeasure float lines and I had to get a sailmaker to measure my sails. I'd be happy to send you the emails, I still have them.
  12. CAN217

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Geez...I kinda, almost agree with davidprobable... well, actually I do. I'm sorry SA. 2 years ago, I spent a Saturday morning getting my boat weighed and sails measured by jcc. Since I was just recovering from health issues at the time, I didn't need an IRC cert right away and asked if I could hold off filing for the cert. The next year, I felt I was ready to do a couple of IRC regattas and asked if I could get the cert. I needed to get the boat re-weighed and measured and now I needed to get my sails measured by a sailmaker. To go through all the effort again, take my sails to a loft for measurement and pay the IRC fee isn't worth it to race in 1 or 2 regattas.
  13. CAN217

    Team UK

    Football? We call it soccer since the Yanks got further in the last World Cup than England. War? Falklands in the 80s
  14. CAN217

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Should be SOME mornings have wind. This weekend was a rarity.
  15. CAN217

    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Making the Argosy an AHMEN race was the best thing. Roughly 25 boats racing compared to 3.