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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. History of 420

    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/pot-holiday-4-20-traces-roots-california-high-school-stoners-n866966 Interesting article about the roots of the 420 meme for cannabis. How will you celebrate?
  2. NYYC One Design

    Agreed. It's not the highest aspect keel around. There are more aggressive boats/keels out there. It's just a few notches more difficult to drive than the boats most of us race on. An acquaintance of mine was a former TP52 owner (and NYYC member.) Apparently he has signed up for the first season. He should not have a problem.
  3. NYYC One Design

    Ugly, hard to say but for sure, those high aspect foils will have a very narrow groove for the driver to find. Not a starter boat for sure.... In other words, it will take some considerable talent and experience to get this boat to sail to its potential.
  4. Voile de St Barth - Multihulls

    Should be interesting to see three HH66s line up at the Voile de St Barths along with three Gunboats. Thots? Predictions?
  5. Voile de St Barth - Multihulls

    Nala seems to have found her groove. Another bullet today following yesterday's win.
  6. Voile de St Barth - Multihulls

    Congratulations to Nala. Glad to see them back in the hunt. There was a note on Facebook that they hit 30 Kts yesterday.
  7. Voile de St Barth - Multihulls

    https://regattaguru.com/lesvoiles/100249/class_results/100997 Results for Day 1 up but oddly everyone has a "3" except Nala who got DNF.
  8. where'd ya go?

    http://sailinganarchy.com/2015/09/24/hey-dummy/ Using sailboat in advert did not help Deutschebank so much.... Perhaps that's why they are in the shitter.
  9. BVI Spring Regatta

  10. BVI Spring Regatta

    I did a quick spreadsheet of the BVI results to show the effect of the correction in terms of percentage of time (minutes). I am calculating ([elapsed-corrected]/elapsed). What's interesting is that some boats flip around from penalties to bonuses. No friggin idea how this handicap system works.
  11. Tuomotu Islands - Tide Data

    BJ. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
  12. BVI Spring Regatta

    I would love to better understand the rating system. How much is in the public domain. Do these corrections seem to work? When I last looked a year ago there was very little. Just asking. I have no dog in the fight?
  13. New Hinckley 53

    Thots on the newly announced H53?
  14. New Hinckley 53

    Bob, I was not suggesting that there was anything wrong with your design. Rather it's a generic question bout boats in the 50-55 foot range where the owners cabin is forward or at the stern. I can see why it's an appealing choice since the center of the boat needs to be the galley/nav/dining and living area. Am just wondering whether many/most owners sleep amidships at sea. Michael aka Student_Driver
  15. New Hinckley 53

    Bob She is a beautiful design. A question. In a design like this does the owner sleep in the main salon when beating offshore?
  16. New Hinckley 53

  17. New Hinckley 53

    I hope Hinckley succeeds. It might appear a narrow niche but some may have said the same before they started selling fancy lobster boats. Every sailboat built is a win.
  18. New Hinckley 53

    SA/D of 27 8'3' keel triple swept back spreaders fractional rig 100G Fuel These sound like features on a day racer..... or coastal Racer Cruiser. The raised deck house salon with nav station is more of an offshore cruiser style. I don't get it. Seems to be compromised for cruising and unsuitable for racing.
  19. New Hinckley 53

    I think that the cost of a used Bruckmann plus a vintage TBM (e.g. 700C) and two beach houses might just cost a smidge more than 2.5mm but I like the way u think.
  20. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    Love that Oyster has/had 420 employees... that's my second favorite number.
  21. New Hinckley 53

    100 Gallons of fuel... It's a large coastal/weekend cruiser..... Reminds me of the Amel 50 more than the Bruckmann 50.
  22. New Hinckley 53

  23. Paul K, What's the latest? Inquiring minds....
  24. 61.1 Informing the Protestee

    There is a basic problem with the rules as written. Anyone can claim that they hailed "protest" and flew the flag but the PC can only rely on he said, she said. I humbly suggest that we revise the RRS to require that boats carry paintball guns with red ink pellets. To protest, you've got to shoot the helmsman/woman on the offending boat with a red paint ball. Incontrovertible evidence of a Protest would be the red mark on the offending boat's skipper's t-shirt. Done.
  25. NYYC Manhattan campus

    Visiting the model room at the NY YC has got to be on every sailors bucket list.