dcbsheb

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    Team NYYC

    One of the grinders.
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    West Michigan Thread

    Bump. Clipper Cup is 2 weeks out. Who's in? 44 boats registered as of this morning. We will be bringing the J92 Runaway from Sheboygan along with Peerless (if they can get their forward bulkhead repaired in time).
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    2020 Hook Race

    Anytime a person goes in the water unintentionally, there is something to be learned from the incident. It would be foolish and irresponsible of RYC to take no further follow up action on this event, and knowing the people I know at RYC, they won't just watch this disappear.
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    2020 Hook Race

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    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    2020 Hook Race. Saturday afternoon. Outflow from storms. Blowing 30-40 kts. Doing steady 12-13 knots boat speed and touching higher. Saw 16.1 under main only. J92 Runaway
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    2020 Hook Race

    We were thinking the same thing. We also reefed the main coming down the bay in 20+ knots. What’s that say about us?
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    2020 Hook Race

    Sweet!
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    2020 Hook Race

    Routing right now has Peerless at Death’s Door in 11-12 hours. SEND IT!
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    2020 Hook Race

    JoeO will be here soon with a severe admonishment for all of us racing The Hook. Anyone seen the early forecast for next weekend?
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    West Michigan Thread

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    West Michigan Thread

    Wait...what happened to your pink PRESS flag?
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    Chicago Area III

    Yes. Agree.
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    Chicago Area III

    The mast is hopefully still vertical. If it's blowing 20, you're probably not buoy racing with 8 on a SC-70, and you're certainly not doing it on a 1.5 NM course. If you want to keep playing the "what if" game, that's fine with me. If you need a second person to jibe the main, then you won't be one of the 8 people I'd buoy race a sled with. The same 2-3 guys at/near the bow will be the ones flaking the genoa, raising it, jumping halyards. Anyone with a free hand is helping to pull the kite down, and the guy driving can be a big help too. No auto helm. You only need 2 headsail trimmers, and one of them is grinding. If you''re going upwind with a #1 up, you have 3-4 people that are just movable ballast & highly capable of turning cranks. I know you feel it can't be done, and that's your right to have a differing opinion. Mine is that it can...and has been done, and it's not as difficult as you're making it out to be. I never said it can be done in 20 kts, and I certainly never said it should be done. All I said is that it can be done more easily than you think with a crew that knows one another and knows the boat.
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    West Michigan Thread

    Try stepping on Peerless with the keel up!
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    Chicago Area III

    Make sense now? I started drawing a diagram & realized that I can't draw. What Monkey said is pretty damn close. Not trying to be the cool kid or a tough guy. I'm also not talking about closed-course racing against fully crewed SC-70's. Just making a point that it's not as hard as one might think, especially once A-sails came along. Turning a leeward mark takes time & skilled coordination, but on a distance race, you have the time to set up for a jibe, sail change, etc. so that 8 people is more than enough. Like I said, they go to Hawaii with 8 all the time.
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    Chicago Area III

    Do you need me to draw you a diagram?
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    Chicago Area III

    I'm pretty sure most SC 70's go to Hawaii with 8 crew on board. It wouldn't too difficult to sail a sled with 8 competent people around a buoy course against a mixed fleet of club racers. Different approach to things, but not too difficult.
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    West Michigan Thread

    This was a slippery little beast last night in <7 kts. of breeze. New owner is definitely starting to get her dialed in. Photos courtesy of Sheboygan YC race committee.
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    Chicago Area III

    One comment from MMYC noted that all other shoreside events in Menominee have been cancelled for the summer, and they were quite concerned about a gathering of 1000? or more sailors, support people, and families, many of whom would be arriving from places with much higher infection rates than the UP. My guess is that MMYC asked for a lower cap and once RYC decided on 100 boats, it was more than they wanted to claim responsibility for. Too bad. Hopefully they still run the race somehow. It finished in Sturgeon Bay for a number of years until it turned into a feeder for the 100 Miler, which was also just cancelled.
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    Chicago Area III

    If you're as much of an ass to your fellow club members as you are to the members of this forum, I doubt too many of them would be upset if you didn't pay your dues.
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    Cable less Code Zero development

    I'm not smart enough to know the difference, but I can tell you it works, and works very well.
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    Cable less Code Zero development

    Here's a video from North & Harken about the sail & furler used on the J145 Mainstreet. This is identical to the one we have, just a little bit bigger version.
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    TP52 - Nat J For Sale

    You knew it would happen sooner or later. It's been a minute since the hay days of the GL 70's.
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    Cable less Code Zero development

    furls top down. The only time we had any difficulties with it is when someone burped the halyard or let the sheet go. Otherwise, it works great.
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    Cable less Code Zero development

    We bought a North Helix Luff Code Zero for our J92 last spring and originally planned to hoist & drop without a furling unit or torsion cable. Wound up talking to the guys at North & Harken and after they did some testing out east, we decided to buy a Harken Reflex furler, top-down, unit. As long as you maintain luff tension during the furl, it works slick as owl shit. No problems at all. No cable.