Roleur

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  1. Roleur

    Is this the Figaro III?

    Don’t know, but it went sailing yesterday. Charlie is a Bene dealer and he is posting a ton of photos of the boat, so I can’t imagine they would turn people away from looking.
  2. Hey, we are enjoying racing our other boat right now and I'm pondering exactly what to do with Spadefoot (2000 Custom carbon Schumacher 28). For perhaps sentimental reasons I'm not ready to part with the boat, but I hate to see her just sitting there growing old. I think in the right hands (more ocean racing skill than ours) Spadefoot could be a real weapon racing to Hawaii without being too wild for shorthanding. For a charter, she could be well equipped with much of the required gear. In the last Pac Cup we received the Best Prepared Boat Award, so there's that. She has a trailer and is easy to move around. You can read about the 2 years of racing on Spadefoot here: Spadefoot Adventures Here's a list of gear to help you get to Hawaii: Custom carbon cassette emergency rudder from CSI composites Primary and emergency gudgeons are identical so emergency rudder works on the main gudgeons and main rudder works on the emergency gudgeons. Sat Phone, Optimizer, sat phone antenna AIS transponder masthead VHF Two independent autopilots (B&G and Pelagic) + Raymarine ST2000 MOM - needs recertification Storm jib Heavy weather jib Dodger Jet Boil with dual axis gimbal Waterproof handheld with DSC Waterproof spotlight Fire blanket 2 70 watt Solar panels + 2 Genasun charge controllers 1 110AH Oasis Firefly Carbon Foam battery 1 25AH AGM battery B&G Triton with wind and 3 displays GPS connected to Triton NMEA 2000 network Brand new UK X-Drive main 2017 UK X-Drive jib A2, A4, and A0 in good/great condition Jib top I think the only required gear missing is a liferaft, EPIRB, jacklines, and a Lifesling. It costs us about $4k to ship Spadefoot back from Hawaii including transport from Kaneohe to Honolulu. The keel pin issue from Bermuda 1-2 has been dramatically improved and solved by Betts Boats. With the 10hp motor and saildrive leg removed, Spadefoot is much lighter and slipperier than when we raced to Hawaii in 2016. The retractable carbon sprit is much longer and better supported than when we raced to Hawaii. Perhaps too late for this year, perhaps not. Let me know what you think.
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    Round Saltspring

    Saltspring is further from Victoria than Orcas, never mind the logistics of trying to get from one island to the other, except by private boat. Still would love to do this race. The Gulf Islands are a happy place.
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    Round Saltspring

    I was all excited to do this one, until I realized it was just one week before Swiftsure. Boo. Too much delivery time, too close together.
  5. Roleur

    Is this the Figaro III?

    Note the destination port and the palm trees in the background.
  6. Spadefoot has been sold to an Anarchist. Sad to see her go, but she has an exciting life ahead and we get to focus on enjoying our J/120 without feel bad for Spadefoot.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    A Figaro III was just delivered in Los Angeles. Being prepped for Pac Cup 2018. Should be sailing in a few days. Photos prove it. Sounds like bad intel above.
  8. Roleur

    What is it, PNW?

    Olympic caliber drifters, collegiate sailor of year drifters, and world champion drifters, apparently... We'll just ignore the fact that I just sailed from Seattle to Port Townsend on Saturday, Port Townsend to Seattle on Sunday, and Seattle to the San Juans on Monday. 120nm. Motored for about 30 minutes early Monday morning before I woke up enough to get the main and spinnaker up. Sorry, but the sailing up here is outstanding and, of course, the scenery is outstanding too. Raced in February. Not too cold and so windy that only 2 boats put up spinnakers and 2 boats broke their masts.
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    Race to the Straits 2018

    I read that Nefarious was motoring when they hit the whale. That explains the speed high enough to do damage. Not ignoring Dan's plight, but how did the boat fair?
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    "pioneering electric propulsion systems"

    Bubi on Acciona did a 98% circumnavigation before Conrad.
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    "pioneering electric propulsion systems"

    Pioneering because they actually did it. It's like the pioneers of the west. We don't just refer to the first guy as the only pioneer. Certainly electric propulsion of that size is far, far out of the norm today.
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    Race to the Straits 2018

    When did we sail fast on Sunday? We were right next to Nefarious until a little north of Double Bluff and the breeze starting going really light about then. I thought my 22 hours of delivery was something, but at least I didn't have to do a "delivery" in between the races like Bill & Darlene. Ouch. Fun fact. Took us 9 hours to sail downwind from Pt. Townsend to Shilshole on Sunday. Took me 4.5 hours to sail back to Port Townsend on Monday, singlehanded, with the kite up. Only took me 8.5 hours to sail all the way to Cattle Pass.
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    Race to the Straits 2018

    Results posted here: https://www.styc.org/ Unfortunately an SA'er that posted on this thread was the withdrawal, due to a port/Starboard incident right next to us. I think there were 3 collisions on Saturday Super racing though. Upwind, downwind, no wind. Breezyish and light air. Love this race.
  14. Cal 40 Moore 24
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    Figaro's on the East Coast

    Where’d I put that oval hole saw? Riptide 35. Water ballast and retractable sprit. Launched in 1996, I believe. Still an awesome boat.
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    Race to the Straits 2018

    Oh, I've definitely thought of that, but if I did, my wife and I would both singlehand a boat. Thought of towing for Whidbey Island Race Week as well. The J/120 would make a nice hotel for that one. Haven't tried it yet. i wonder how much it would slow us down?
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    Southern Straits 2018

    I can't imagine better weather for SS than we had, especially for DH. 99% of the race in 10-20, clear skies, full moon, and no moisture at night made a mighty fine sail. I can't help but wonder how we could have done if we'd just had one extra set of hands to skirt the damn genoa. We must have tacked 20 times and every one of them was painfully slow and I'm still tired from all the grinding. Next race we are going to try actually having crew. I thought Schock 35's favored the light stuff. Wouldn't have known it from Schnick's results. That boat was really impressive upwind. They sailed boat for boat with the J/111 on both upwind legs.
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    Race to the Straits 2018

    Maybe... The delivery. That's the kicker. Makes Race to the Straits bounded by a double Race to the Straits. Really want to make it work though.
  19. Roleur

    Southern Straits 2018

    GFS says 2 knots. ECMWF says 27 knots. So, it will be... something.
  20. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    Yes. You’ll be with the j/125, m32, and farr 400. For whatever reason there is always a void in the ratings between about 0 and 50 for Pac Cup. The J/120 is even more isolated.
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    J/Fest Northwest

    Bummed this is the same weekend as Race Around Orcas. Would loved to come down the Sound for this.
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    J121 PHRF rating?

    Not exactly a flame, but did you try reading the J/121 thread below? Pretty much all that is known about the boat here is there.
  23. Is this the Seattle area, you are talking about?
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Vestas seems to be motoring. 2 knots straight upwind.
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Has to be a MOB.