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  1. Doing away with winches

    on the dragon it is weight and ease of use. since you don't have to prep the winch and cleat it off, it is easier and faster in the tacks. there are two versions of the system on the dragon. The self cleating one and the auto release version, which releases automatically when you let the fine tune all out. Both have their (dis)advantages.
  2. Soft Jib Hanks

    we switched from bronze to the clip ones on our 8mr to save the spin. they will hold (35kts plus and still on). We looked at different options, also soft loops with a dogbone, or a washer. all works well, just a matter of preference
  3. Team Alinghi

    SNG usually hosts the 8mr tune up races before the world cup. in 2016 they did it with the 6's because the 8's had the worldcup in Toronto. This year, the worldcup was in Norway, and the tuneupraces were again organised by SNG.
  4. Pole back! From the FP...

    yeah, ddw with a pole is fun. especially in 30kts of breeze. I was at the same race/regatta as wanda. the day this was filmed was epic. we clocked our top speed of 14kts. The hole we dug with the boat was quite big as well.
  5. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    this! i don't have a fast boat, but she is tweaky. (it's a dragon). and since all those dragons go around the course in roughly the same speed, it is who tweaks best AND does good tactics, goes faster. However, when evening sailing on a good night and use the set&forget settings the dragon is quite capable of delivering decent speed and handling without too much fuss. but getting the 0.2kts consistently out of that boat is the tricky part.
  6. Coolboats to admire

    The hood also looks like the Eagle 36 and 44. But somehow I cannot understand why someone wouldn't buy a 6 or 8mr for that amount of money... http://leonardoyachts.nl/en/eagle44.html.
  7. Skerry Cruisers

    I know, I know, doom and unmitigated failure... at least the mR boats I sail on don't have offset companionways... I love the 22m, but it is just not in the books at the moment. also still have my dragon which needs attention... so maybe in a couple of years....
  8. Skerry Cruisers

    indeed a little misinterpretation, this is the square meter rule not the meter rule. (I sail quite a lot on 6mR and 8mR boats, so well aware of the difference). I do post a lot about mR boats, but that is because I am also webmaster of the International Eight Meter Association. So I am biased....
  9. Skerry Cruisers

    there is one 22m2 for sale in NL, which i have been eyeballing a lot. Though now with a 3rd child of just 6 months a house renovation and relocating business, it won't fit my budget now... i still want it though... https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/watersport-en-boten/kajuitzeilboten-en-zeiljachten/m1139470755-klassiek-zeiljacht-scherenkruiser-22-m2-draak-regenboog.html?c=a2384ef0ece270f44503df9f8598c624&previousPage=lr&pos=10

    cool! thanks for all the updates! really enjoying it. I've been watching a lot through Facebook. really great footage and awesome to see the behind the scenes and talks.
  11. Turbo Etchells

    or you can do something like Dilong does with dragons... http://skipperondeck.gr/features/features-sections/yacht-design/436-dilong3a-new-one-design-keelboat-of-classic-inspiration
  12. Race Replays

    mine too
  13. Coolboats to admire

    yeah, that's a cloud of sail! if they had handkerchiefs they would put them up.
  14. VOR 2017-18

    finally the cat is out of the back. Bouwe was supposed to be do tactics at the 8mr Worldcup with us. But he let us know a couple of weeks ago that this was happening. Good to see him back! #GoBouwe