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  1. crickets?
  2. There are a few assym boats in the US that might suit his requirements but none are popular near him AFAIK. - The Melges 17 scow is quick (similar DPN to a 505 if that means much). I've seen them and they are fast. At 275lb I think it'd suit but people think of them as lake boats and they're mostly Midwest focused. - the Raider has an option for furling gennaker or an assym kite. It's probably similar speed to a Flying Scot/Lightning but much easier to sail and also suited to 2 persons Not exactly dignhies but close enough: - Small sportboat eg VX or Viper (quite a few in his area) but that's a more significant investment although a used Viper might be relatively affordable. - Weta - Catamaran
  3. VOR has completely lost the plot. They went from being one of the strongest sailing competitions in the world to nothing and they have no clue as to how to get it back.
  4. They won't be very good IMOCAs if they have to carry any sort of crew. Most newer IMOCAs have so little space inside that you'd find it hard to fit more than maybe 3 people on board.
  5. I sent out prolly 50+ form letters and resumes to get an internship for my 2nd year summer. I got a job with a superyacht company in Gulfport Mississippi (that should narrow it down for you). Spent the summer smashing out schematics in AutoCAD. Got way better at AutoCAD and learned a lot about boat systems. The feeling I got from a lot of the designers was that they were just 1 or two guys in an office and what did they need a 3rd in for. Plus some people straight up told me they went sailing in the summer so the office was locked. Be open to big stinky boats or even ships, they need labor. For Australia I would look into the ferry makers like Austal (they have locations in the US as well) or Incat, try workboat companies etc. A yacht designer is gold and a sailing boat designer is gold pressed latinum. The people who make the boats are the ones who can get you the jobs.
  6. That's a lot of boats, how come not more activity?
  7. What kind of mast?
  8. So... Should we be expecting word for this summer?
  9. Do we know if AT has decent polars for each tack now? I thought that was a missing bit from Clean's interview a few days back. I guess his Naval Architects should've been able to spit him out some updates in a short time so he could at least have an idea relative to before the foil broke. It seems he's been doing well relative to Armel when they've been in tactical situations e.g. when short gybing the LP center a couple days ago or when they were banging the ice line on day 25 on the drag races not so much. Unfortunately for him there's not enough space for big strategic moves due to the ice limit
  10. Maybe you don't need the forestay if the furler is structural.
  11. WGAF? Put a big fack off assym kite on it a report back with video :-)
  12. now they're on Youtube
  13. "... and some asshole specced this 45 footer out with two 9 hp outboards"
  14. cool thanks
  15. So i'm going to Maui for a week and I'm interested in doing some sailing. I see there's windsurfing and kiteboarding and yeah I might try some of that but is there somewhere I can just rent a Hobie, Laser, Hawaiian outrigger etc and just mess about for a few hours?