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  1. THIEVES!!! junior Regatta night shoppers

    Ages ago a crew stole 2 mainsails, 1 jib and other assorted equipment at a Star regatta. Later he tried to get the sail numbers changed at a sail loft in another State. Sail loft owner recognized the sail number and called the owner. Yup, they were his. Busted. But no one pressed charges, and it turns out the guy had quite a reputation of stealing, quite the kleptomaniac. He had worked for many sailors businesses and had stole from all of them. None of them ever pressed charges. Yup, look within your own ranks to begin with.
  2. caption contest

    .3 ksb
  3. Andrews 80 Donnybrook

    It was the prior SC72 that hit the tunnel, not this one.
  4. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    Jack Jennings wrote eloquently on Facebook: Thank you to everyone that followed and commented on the Chicago Mac Race record. This one was for my Dad who held the record from 1987 to 2002. I was lucky and grew up sailing on a record breaking boat with my dad and his great crew of successful friends and sailors. I had always dreamed of setting a new record to honor that opportunity. Thank you to Peter and Chris Thornton for having the vision to make something like this possible. Il Mostro is the first boat to hold the elapse time record for the Bayview Mac Race The TranSuperior race and the Chicago Mac Race. In addition the time of 18 hours 0 minutes and 23 seconds is faster than any sailing vessel has ever sailed the course - multi or monohull. I also think its the first time a two family members have broken the same sailing record separated by 30 years. When my dad broke the 76 year old record in 1987 it inspired other sailors to bring Santa Cruz 70s to the great lakes. It inspired the race organizers to lift the handicap limit in the race so over time newer and faster designs could compete for the record, it improved the quality of sailing on the great lakes for everyone for years to come. This is what true originals do they break records, start new traditions and inspire others to follow suit. I hope that the next great boat and team comes to take a shot at the record sooner rather than later In the mean time that's for you dad, We beat the clock 18 hours 23 seconds…..
  5. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    Never heard anything on that. After the race they put Sayanora in the shed at Eldeans. As Donation Chair of LMSRF, each year I would call or write asking if Larry would donate the boat to LMSRF. A mutual friend explained to me, "Forget it. Larry has bought more stuff around the world, including homes that he'll never visit a second time, that takes a team of lawyers to keep track of. Sayanora to him is like you dropping a penny behind your couch." Eventually Sayanora went to San Francisco for the AC and put on display, once San Fransisco was done, Larry had the boat chopped up and sent to the dump. Farr 80, no small boat!
  6. US Watercraft receivership ? (Alerion etc)

    Re-read my post, immediately knew it was wrong, those were July numbers only. My bad. Here's the corrected one: 2017 January thru July in the U.S. New Powerboats sold: 173,232 units [production up 3.1% compared to 2016] 2017 January thru July in the U.S. New Sailboats sold: 970 units [production down 37% compared to 2016] It's easy to see why sailboat makers would shift production over to powerboats if they want to make a living.
  7. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    Hey Blubberboy - Remember when Ellison brought Sayanora in for the Chi Mac and missed the elapsed record by 2 minutes?
  8. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    Congratulations Il Mostro! (17:39:??) set by Peter Thornton and Chris Thornton record for monohulls 2017. Average 16.36 knots per hour. (18:50:32) set by the late Steve Fossett record finish for multihulls with Stars and Stripes in 1998. Average 15.3 knots per hour. (23:30:24) set by the late Roy Disney record finish for monohulls with Pyewacket in 2002. Average 12.3 knots per hour. Near the Start photo (photographer Tim Devore) roughly 6:30pm Central Time 10/16/2017. Crew: 1. Peter Thornton 2. Justin Slattery 3. Artie Means 4. Deane Tank 5. Greg Fordon 6. Freddie Shanks 7. Brian Torrenson 8. Jack Jennings 9. Chris Higgins 10. Phil Trinter 11. Gary Murino 12. Chris Thornton 13. Mike Rehe 14. Roc Roney Mackinac bridge (www.mackinacbridge.org) at roughly 11:20am Central Time 10/17/2017. Chippewa Hotel Cam
  9. Long Key, the Front Fell Off

    Front Fell Off
  10. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    There's lots of speed records out there, transatlantic, around the world, etc. This is setting up one more to the list.
  11. Chicago Area III

    Chicago to east of Racine Lighthouse in 4 hours, currently doing 15.9 knots. Go baby go.
  12. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    Check the Area III thread. They started about 6pm.
  13. shipping a 16' runabout on trailer

    At a buck a mile, just buy one in San Diego.
  14. US Watercraft goes to Auction!

    Sailboat sales across the U.S. used to be 30,000 to 40,000 units per year. This year I suspect will be under 2,000 units (including Sunfish, Lasers, Optimists, up through super yachts). There aren't enough orders to keep factories open.
  15. From the "WTF" files

    A few years ago I saw the stats on boat thefts. As I recall there were less than 50 sailboats stolen in the U.S. each year. Not even 1 per State.