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  1. bloodshot

    American Dumbass

    I still remember back when I was about 14 Y.O. a raftup of maybe 5-6 boats from our club in Great Salt Pond . anchor started dragging so all the adults hopped to their helms and powered the raft back in place while someone had the anchor in a rowboat. rum may have been involved. great times.
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    Summer reading ideas

    "Fastnet, Force 10" "The North Water"
  3. bloodshot

    Help me out with some MORC History

    A PT 30 named "Jet" was pretty hot around CT in the early Mudhead days
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    Pearson Ariel?
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    Tartan 27 would actually be my choice if I I had to stick with 24-27' LOA
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    Also, the Pearson Coaster 30 was drawn to the MORC rule and is quite nice looking
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    Morgan 30 . won the MORC national championships 3 years in a row early 1970s
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    Has anybody started fully crewed racing yet?

    starting this week in SE CT
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    not fun

    "Great Fun" (Davidson 50?) at the 1982 Clipper Cup https://rbsailing.blogspot.com/2013/07/1982-clipper-cup.html
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    Great 35-footers

    I would love this J/35 if I had the coin https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1988/j-boats-j-35-j35-j-35--3649101/
  11. bloodshot

    Best sunglass lens color / type for helmsman

    depends on the color of your boatshoes and gloves
  12. going by this metric, a lot of the early opening states are now back in the bad. click on the buttons to see the changes over time. not good. https://rt.live/
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    IOR is dead for a reason

    oh yeah. I had a fiberglass hull with no tanks, aluminum mast and a wooden boom. wire main and jib halyard. original spin halyard was double ended nylon with the sister clips to attach the kite. big upgrades was feeding the spin halyard back to the skipper as well as installing a bridle at the stern. mean machines they were.
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    IOR is dead for a reason

    IOR/Admirals Cup/SORC was awesome because it was near the pinnacle of the sailing world at the time and felt attainable. Highest level of racing in the world and a lot of people could see the pictures in the magazines and say "I could do that". Same with America's Cup for the most part. All of it translated pretty directly to things you did on Wednesday nights. That doesn't exist anymore. Not only are the modern grand prix level stuff for monohulls fractured between the TP52s, the RC44, IC37s and what not; now you have the multis with all their circuits and such. And don't get me started on the America's Cup in which the actual sailing experience is damn near unattainable for 99.99% of us out there. So yeah, glorifying the IOR era is real for a lot of people. I don't think anyone is saying its was better sailing, but it probably was a better time.
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    Running a race during a State of Emergency

    yeah, for a few years down here in SE CT (LIS station- New London) I understand we were told no need to apply after years of applying. But maybe I heard that wrong, but in any event, now we apply and get told no need for a permit.