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  1. Deeper draft slip LIS

    Yacht haven East.
  2. 2018 American Yacht Club Spring Series

    And like, while John is an imperfect messenger, he’s a good example. He has been making a lot of the same points every year and has a PHRF boat that participated regularly but is now sitting in his driveway in April rather than sailing.
  3. 2018 American Yacht Club Spring Series

    People have been giving the organizers of Spring and Fall series advice and feedback privately and in these threads for a decade now. There is no evidence that such input has been heard or responded to, and no evidence of any willingness to stoop to taking advice from the unwashed masses on Sailing Anarchy.
  4. NYYC One Design

    I disagree, these new boats are going to be plenty interesting when an amateur helmsman tries to gybe her in 20 knots with that spindly rudder.
  5. Competitive One Design ocean racers

    Everyone has forgotten the J/44. One design start for Bermuda for almost two decades, IRC bandits on any kind of distance race, go great with a sprit mod. Comfy. Bomb proof. Plentiful.
  6. Adrift Movie

    After seeing the giant wave in that trailer, I was reminded of "The Perfect Storm..." ...except in the Perfect Storm I cared whether the people made it out at the end.
  7. Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    Look at the bow of the new Cannonball. 90 degree angles take a lot of structural weight to support, spread that out on a round or angular bow and you can support more angles with the same strength at less weight. Same reason as the bow thats angled aft halfway up the stem. When the mast is up you'll see that the angle of the bow closely matches the angle of the headstay. You don't have to build in the carbon up there to distribute an angular load vector onto a 90 degree bow section. Just line up some unidirectional carbon with the headstay lodging and bobs your uncle.
  8. Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    Because nobody on SA is able to overcome their cheapness for a relatively spendy annual subscription
  9. Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    A seventy on the secondhand market hasn't transacted for more than a million dollars since 2011
  10. Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    Debatable, look at the records of recent Maxi 72s in windier offshore races. Proteus dropped out of the 2018 middle sea and RORC 600 races due to gear failure in heavy breezes. Bella Mente had major structural failure in the RORC 600 in 2016 and DNS'dmthe 16 Bermuda Race because there was a heavy forecast. Bellas structural failures also cost Jethou the rest of their sixteen winter season because they had the same components that were prone to failure. then there's the high profile rig failures. Caol Ila dropped their stick just going upwind at the Maxi worlds, and Bella dropped theirs on a bright sunny day at LV SB In the same way I wouldn't bring a super series 52 offshore, a modern 72 isn't a good offshore class because they're engineered to the conditions for the inshore mini Maxi world championships where the race committee will hold you ashore if it gets too rough. The 2008-2010 R/P, Mills and J/V 65+ footers are far better offshore platforms.
  11. Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    If you read that carefully you'll see that's a 3-4 year old article and that Carkeek has never done a 72
  12. Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    I think there's probably enough buoyancy in the bow to prevent that, but yea. All in the name of structural optimization to save weight. It's actually a marvel.
  13. CRW 2018

    On one hand, ORC C miiiiight just be the coolest collection of disparate 30 foot sportboats ever assembled in the United States. On the other hand, ORC A is going to look a little like this:
  14. Figaro's on the East Coast

    According to Facebook there's a Figaro3 coming to Annapolis in the middle of the summer