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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. FYI, using Hola on Chrome did not work at all, got an error from Yahoo 7. Luckily I work for a huge corporation that has a VPN connection to Sydney and that worked just fine. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, maybe it'll clear up when they start the S2H live feed at 8:30 EST. Crossing my fingers they open it up at 8:30 for everyone.
  2. Does this mean the vote happened and the furler stays for OD racing? Correct, both rule changes regarding the forestay/furler configuration failed to pass.
  3. The word at the Worlds this past June was that the class office would be sending out a survey to gather feedback and make recommendations on rule changes. So far I haven't seen anything, hopefully we'll get something this month. 8 boats signed up for KWRW so far, looks like it should be a fun event. Especially if we can ditch the furlers!
  4. Hell yeah, now the big problem is I'm back at work suffering from racing withdrawal!
  5. If you're going to get one, please come race it on the Chesapeake!
  6. I can't even imagine how much fun it was to race that race in a J/111 One Design! I bet the participants are still smiling! Ear to ear! The best part was when we hit the corner above Gray's Reef just as the wind shifted southwest and wound up to 18-20 as we launched the A3 and then 20-23 soon after. We were running boatspeeds in the 12-14kt range with water flying everywhere and the whole crew on the rail getting soaked in the pitch black at 3AM overhauling boats and laughing all the way to the bridge. The race was super tight but "The Reach" was completely worth the price of admission. It was my first Mac and it was a blast! You were on "Mental"? Velocity out of Annapolis.
  7. I can't even imagine how much fun it was to race that race in a J/111 One Design! I bet the participants are still smiling! Ear to ear! The best part was when we hit the corner above Gray's Reef just as the wind shifted southwest and wound up to 18-20 as we launched the A3 and then 20-23 soon after. We were running boatspeeds in the 12-14kt range with water flying everywhere and the whole crew on the rail getting soaked in the pitch black at 3AM overhauling boats and laughing all the way to the bridge. The race was super tight but "The Reach" was completely worth the price of admission. It was my first Mac and it was a blast!
  8. Oh yeah, here's a shot from the Mackinac Island Marina after the race with 6 or 7 J/111's in frame. The Mac was awesome!
  9. You're welcome! It was a blast sailing with and against you guys - we'll see you again next week at the Verve. It'd be great to have some of you out to the Chesapeake next season, we've got some great racing on the Bay!
  10. If you want you can call your broker who can call J-Boats who can call the builder who calls the component supplier who will fix your shit or you can just call them directly (since their name is on the part) and get it done quickly. It was a warranty job either way. We broke ours on a 30kt Sunday and wanted to race the following weekend so we thought it'd be better to just get it done but other people can do it whatever way makes them feel comfortable.
  11. Contact the manufacturer on the backstay pump, they have a fix. We've started to just drop our jib on deck, that works 100% of the time.
  12. Congrats. Just checked out the results. Looks like the 111's represented themselves well. Any insights as to what conditions they did well/not well in compared to the others? My boat was not one to judge by, our results were nothing to write home about in all conditions. Conversely, Ragin' was successful in pretty much all conditions out there. Wicked was also having consistent success every day. My general observations were that in the chop with higher winds the bigger boats (X-41 & J/122s) did well vs the 111's and in the lighter stuff the 111's stood out. We saw this last year at CRW as well. Friday was choppy with 10-15kt winds. Saturday was relatively flat with 6-10 dying as the day wore on. Sunday we had big rollers (~6') early and light winds (4-8kts) which flattened out as the weather moved in. You can look at the results to see how that relates to the success of the different designs. Hopefully next year we'll have enough boats there to have an OD start.
  13. This past weekend at Charleston Race Week the PHRF B class was won by Ragin', a J/111. Not only did they win their class but they also won the Palmetto Cup for the best boat in the most tightly contested class. Three other 111's, including mine, competed in the class along with J/122s & 130s, a couple 1D35s, an X-41 and a Bene 47.7.
  14. Great videos, thanks! Nice wipe out at 1:25, I saw it start to go and started having flashbacks to a couple unfortunate episodes we've had on Velocity. Nice recovery though!
  15. I took a look at Stephane's list, Ragin' and Velocity are based on the Chesapeake (Annapolis), not on the Great Lakes. There's a 3rd 111 sailing out of Annapolis, I don't know the name/hull number off the top of my head but I've seen it around a couple times. I know there's a new hull waiting for a buyer over at Jabin's too, not sure where it'll end up though. Hopefully they'll find another couple buyers around here so we can do some local OD racing!