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    anybody board the First 53 at the Annapolis Show?

    I hate the silver thru hull exits on the blue topsides. So low rent.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    You know, making a list and checking it twice.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    Gross. Colony hot oil pizza, sausage mandatory, stingers optional. Served with a cold half-full brewery lager I've had Frank Pepe's finest and New Haven pizza can get in line behind our hot oil and personal pie sizes.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    Snags, the hypothesis was that the center of gravity of racing has shifted East. Greenwich harbor gets 3x as many boats on any night as CBCA and recently Can One. For fun I’m going to stop by the various marinas in stamford tomorrow and do a quick headcount of open slips. I’ll inquire about the volume of transient moorings after Stamford during the 109 event this weekend. Further critical thought says Hinckley probably doesn’t want transient boats as they’re decommissioning, hauling, and blocking.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    There are a lot of boat owners who read and post here, whether they speak up much or not. Those of you who do, honestly, what's the reason you're not going? Espo, why not drop the boat in for this one? The only team I can speak for is saying "it's a really long fall season, hard to get crew, and Bermuda prep is coming up quick right now" One tangential thing I'd point out is the traveling teams, the After Midnights, Decisions, Spookies, Pterodactyls who used to come down for this, all want to keep the boat on a dock in a logistically easy place to have crew hotels, sail trailers, etc. Basically Stamford. That's a ~2 hour motor at the start and end of the day. Not that this is MBYCs fault but City Island used to be the place that the Maxis and whatnot would congregate before this event and that has all devolved. I bet there would be critical mass if someone developed a Western Sound fall series and partnered up with hinckley stamford or Yacht Haven for dock space then ran it off of mid sound buoy in October.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    Tough year for it. J/88 NAs and J109 Fall Series sapping boats away. Are the J44s still doing an event in Glen Cove? I honestly believe MBYC does a good job with this event. Nothing was more fun than bombing over to MBYC in a certain Mako 23 for bratwurst and sauerkraut in the basement of MBYC or having yahoos from Jersey talk trash during awards in the ballroom but even that was 4-5 years ago. Props to Thin Man, Nordlys and Eagle for carrying the flame. The lifeblood of this regatta used to be the 72+ Rating PHRF boats that have all but vanished. Those owner operator programs have been devastated by the assault on work-life balance in the post 2009 world. Sad.
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    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    27.5 on a canting keel 80 footer with the A7 up. It was “enough”
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    What ever happened to supermaxi WildThing?

    So wild thing popped up as the Fast and Furio saiing team for the Barcolana in Italy with a couple new sails, and a couple old faces......
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    12m Australia KA-5 for sale

    Yknow, with comments like this you’re not doing me any favors as I’m trying to dispel the rumors that I’m you.
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    clever or lame?

    Why would it be lame? I'd rather donate thinking it's going to healthy behaviors rather than donating to the boathouse keg fund.
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    12m Australia KA-5 for sale

    Sure, "hanging out" with huge yard bills and sad/rapid dropoffs in quality of hardware once exposed to the elements.
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    The Refit - Andrews 43

    +1 for a Large Roach Headsail/R1/MHG: https://bermudarace.com/large-roach-headsails-allowed-orr-2018/
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    12m Australia KA-5 for sale

    Why? None of the 12Ms in Newport are RACING in Newport any more. Huge dropoff in every class after the Worlds.
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