Former MDR Vandal 1

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    NYC Beer-can racing

    Bodega87’s response is incomplete. Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) https://hudsonsailing.org/ ,located at 26th Street and the West Side Highway, has Sunday races in the Fall. The start times vary so they can race in a slack tide. They used to race J 24’s; I understand they are now phasing in J-80’s. Contact Don and see if he can get you on a boat. HRCS is a great organization and is doing a lot to get kids, who would not otherwise sail, out on the water. They also get a lot of adults, who may not have sailed, out on the water. Lastly, Espo is a sailing God.
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    SB 2 KH

    Can't find a link to the results. Could somebody post a link if they are up. Thx.
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    Dinghy Tow Line Questions

    I am looking for recommendations for a dinghy tow line. I have a 35 foot open transom racing sailboat that weighs approximately 7,000 lbs. It is powered by a 20 hp. Yanmar with a sail drive. I would like to build a tow line to pull a West Marine 3.10 inflatable dinghy with an air floor. We will take the outboard off the dinghy while towing. My initial take is to have a large “Y” splice where each end has a loop that fits over small runner winches in the stern of the boat, a single section of line and then another large “Y” splice that has carabiners attached to the ends to hook on to the two towing eyes located under the two pontoons. Is this design the most appropriate for the task? What cordage is the best for this application? Based on the boat’s length, weight and engine, what is the optimal length for the tow line?
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    Dinghy Tow Line Questions

    I am looking for recommendations for a dinghy tow line. I have a 35 foot open transom racing sailboat that weighs approximately 7,000 lbs. It is powered by a 20 hp. Yanmar with a sail drive. I would like to build a tow line to pull a West Marine 3.10 inflatable dinghy with an air floor. We will take the outboard off the dinghy while towing. My initial take is to have a large “Y” splice where each end has a loop that fits over small runner winches in the stern of the boat, a single section of line and then another large “Y” splice that has carabiners attached to the ends to hook on to the two towing eyes located under the two pontoons. Is this design the most appropriate for the task? What cordage is the best for this application? Based on the boat’s length, weight and engine, what is the optimal length for the tow line?
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    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    I didn't overlap with Danny's time on the boat. Greg and Mark were doing bow when I was on the boat, with a gaggle of mast people, including Latham Bell. I did sail with Danny once on a practice (Brack liked to practice a lot). Very nice guy, soft spoken and knowledgeable.
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    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    I am aware, Silent Bob. Robbie was a old friend. Sailed on GI and Amazing Grace with him. Robbie told me he was watching Evo inside of GI at the breakwall and called over, "you know, there's a rock there" just as Evo hit it. I don't remember the keel being "pushed up" into the boat, but I am told it was a hard hit. Didn't hurt its upwind performance too much; I was on Evo when it on the sled class at '96 BBS.
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    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    Jim Linskey -- Evolution Greg Heddrick -- Pyewacket Robbie Beddingfield -- Grand Illusion
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    Il Mostro no longer on the Great Lakes??

    Same boat. Accident was in the Cape Cod Canal, I think.
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    Seeking recommendations for a service yard near Brooklyn NY

    Check out Lockwoods in New Jersey. At least you will avoid the East River.
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    wwet?

    Carl Van Duyne is also remembered as a consummate sportsman while sailing at the highest levels of the game.
  11. Ruth is 10th in lifetime average, 3rd in home runs and 128th in strikeouts. Britt designed or collaborated on 3 12 metres including an America's Cup winner. And the boom got caught on the leeward runner during that duck at BBS ...
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    which side are you on?

    Steve Goodman wrote the song. Not Buffett.
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    which one?

    It's MacLaurin, not "McLaurin." John would want you to know the difference.
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    which one?

    Stardancer, not Pendragon. John would want you to know the difference.
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    New, to me, J35

    It was long ago and I sailed on it for only parts of two seasons, so I don’t have anything of substance to tell you. Just so you know I am not blowing you off, I can tell you the following: The boat was extremely poorly sailed. Worst crewed boat I have ever sailed on. However, we had Brad Read on board for ’89 Figawi and finished first out of 5 J 35’s. So, at least back then, I don’t think the boat was slow. I know of no collisions, groundings or travel-lift incidents during the period of time I was on it. Anything else I could mention (the owner scrapped the flaking bottom paint off the boat before ’90 Newport NOOD and it was on the mooring without paint for the rest of the season) would have been remediated many times over since I sailed in it.
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    Sailing one-liners

    Tactician finally makes a call after an agonizing period of indecision … but the opportunity has already been lost. Rail comments: “That was a good idea five minutes ago.” Also, when coaching a novice driver – “Up, up. No, the other ‘up.’”
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    New, to me, J35

    Yeah, that is #16. Raced on it parts of 1989 and 1990 out of Nantucket back when it had a wheel before it went to the USCGA.
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    New, to me, J35

    Is this boat Hull # 16?
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    Remove DSQ boat from race?

    1984 US Olympic Finn Trials
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    Best Race Committee Boats

    Fox Hunter
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    He's on the .....

    Cronkite's boats were named Wyntje.
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    Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    He had Armel on his tail and that was deux Vendees ago. Shame Gabart couldn't roar into the finish like Colville and Idec. Still ... one for the ages.
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    Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    I thought North rather than South because South produces an upwind portion in heavy air until at least the Bay of Biscay whereas North might be more conducive to boat preservation. As the great philosopher Lawrence Peter Berra once said, “It ain’t over until it’s over.” Coville and Joyon last year and now this lap have exhausted my vocabulary when it comes to adjectives and superlatives. (I thought Joyon’s solo record was close to unassailable – like Bob Beamon’s long jump or the 56 game hitting streak … this is just other worldly)
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    Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Between 33 and 36 hours from now there is a growing hole which may force him North and add some extra miles. That is assuming about 60 hours left and a finish time of 42 days 2 hours.
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    caption contest

    Dennis has a lot of explaining to do ...