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  1. Chicago Mac Race

    Looks a good all-around test of being able to make a boat go. 5 kts is slow, but it could be worse...
  2. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    Sounds like good fodder for a documentary TV series. Thanks for the insight.
  3. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    Gotcha. This would be why I don't work in logistics... Didn't mean to insinuate anything underhanded with the decision, just made me wonder if it was made on Friday or in advance when the weather models were already show some shit brewing.
  4. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    I'd say for two reasons: 1) the IOR boats were built stronger and had a deeper V to the hull. With these new planing style big boats, when you come off a big wave and hit the trough flat it hurts-the boat pounds and wise man always say "wind doesn't break boats-waves do". 2) if you look at the average age of the owners in that class they have won plenty, probably have grand kids and don't want to put people in harms way. I'm young enough where I still would've wanted to go, but I wasn't there to make the call. If the shit storm had arrived I'm sure people would've been saying "why did these shit box 40s go when the big boats with the big resources didn't??" Hindsight is always 20/20. Kind of odd that the transport ship was there on Friday at mid-day to pick up the 70s. On my way to the airport today I was talking to another racer in the shipping business and he noticed the same thing. That ship was not going to be on standby for them to do the race and come back. The decision must have been made several days in advance.
  5. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    Looks like it's going to be a little sloppy getting across with that setup. That transition zone might be the crux of the whole thing.
  6. Turn key shorthanders on East Coast?

    That's a deal, I remember looking at them just a few years ago and they were in the $85-100k range.
  7. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    I know, I know, it's too early to think the forecast is accurate. Regardless, it looks pretty decent right now, maybe a bit slow, but I'll take it.
  8. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    I guess I could have it wrong. I was told by a source one step removed from the owner that Inigo Montoya was the former Crusader, but your post tells me it might not be... apologies for any confusion but it will be interesting to see what the boat can do.
  9. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    This little beast just entered:
  10. Olson 40 Turbo in the classifieds

    A Farr 40 mast in anything other than a Farr 40 is just, just, INSANE! http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=173467
  11. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    Found a ride so I am in for my 5th trip. Let the Gulf Stream watching begin...
  12. Smocks

    Have used the MPX smock for 10 years now and it holds up, it fades, but it holds up. There is a big difference between the seals people are talking about - there is the rubber gasket seal that they used to put in their HPX stuff which is like a drysuit seal. Then the MPX seal is a rubbery like material with a velcro tab that wraps around your neck but does not really seal it the way a true gasket will. I got the HPX at one point when I found it on sale but the gasket was unbearably tight. Probably should have trimmed it, but was fearful of voiding the warranty and the fit was a little big so I sent it back.
  13. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    If anyone is looking for crew, please let me know. Have done 4 N2B, 5 Halifax Races, and 4 Chi-Macs. Happy and good at doing whatever needs to be done. Full sailing resume and references available.
  14. Old Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race yachts

    Do a kickstarter campaign to get it published. I'd throw in for it.
  15. Chicago Area III

    Gotta say I miss the Tri-State right about now... definitely a lack of social multi-day/state races on the coast.