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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. EC2018 Thread

    Last year things seemed more tight than before and with the high winds it was scrubbed before the start. Anyone leaving the beach would be disqualified from the event.
  2. EC2018 Thread

    Next Saturday, correct? The site says May 6 but it will be the 3rd.
  3. EC2018 Thread

    WindyTV is calling for 64 deg. and 19 knts. at 7:00.
  4. Douses on a 105

    Here, Day 2 Highlights: https://www.sailingworld.com/competition-heats-up-on-day-two-helly-hansen-nood-regatta-in-st-petersburg
  5. Douses on a 105

    One of the Mexicans must have been the one caught on the video.
  6. Douses on a 105

    That takes talent...
  7. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Finally had the chance to see the J111 in person here at the St. Pete NOOD's. Sweet looking boat and full praise from the owner and crew who were kind enough to let me step on-board and take a look. Depth challenges with Tampa Bay is the only drawback but we have dealt with 7.5" draft before, sure would be fun to try it again.
  8. EC2018 Thread

    Gotta love using the Flex Seal...
  9. Looking to race in Sarasota/St. Pete/Tampa

    PM me, Thursday night sailing starts March 29, best way to get hooked-up with a team. Race calendar here: http://www.diyc.org/calendar/?ai1ec=action~agenda|cat_ids~2
  10. Downwind main trim in light to moderate

    I would not go barndoor with it unless it is breeze-on, soften it a little but don't drop the halyard, just take any Cunningham off and a little loose on the outhaul. If you can get the telltales on the leech to flow some that is good. All dependent on if you are DDW or up a little, which you follow the basics, up in the lull - down in the puff. Settings also depend on the sail type you have, Dacron or Kevlar/carbon/mylar, etc. More shape with the Dacron to play with, the others already have the shape built-in so less to adjust. Talk to your sailmaker too. You should not be loosing ground to the 35 downwind.
  11. Footage and Info about 1988 Cup Races?

    Like he did on the eventual cross he made, raising the windward hull for a few secs and then setting it right back down?
  12. Footage and Info about 1988 Cup Races?

    Send me a pm with your address info and I'll see what I can do. Probably not enough time to edit the ads out, just raw copying them onto disc. Each one is 3-hours plus, that is a lot of ad time. Maybe I'll edit out some of the boring middle parts, that is easy, get the starts, some middle, then the finish. Race 2 is the best, the Kiwis mix it up a little and even get the lead, then when S&S round the weather mark you get a glimpse of how fast it could potentially go, it really lights up for a moment.
  13. Footage and Info about 1988 Cup Races?

    I was talking about how soon, not how much...
  14. J35 Anarchist

    Thanks, I keep prodding our guys that we need to do one of these things to see where we really are at. I will keep working on it....
  15. Footage and Info about 1988 Cup Races?

    What kind of time frame are you talking about? I need to get them onto cd's.