Greyhound37

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  1. The modern day racers and racer cruisers are designed to get on plane and scoot when conditions dictate. I have been following the Annapolis to Bermuda race (170 miles to go at 16:00EST 6.12) We have a proven rocket XP44 very well prepared being chased 250 miles down the Chesapeake (tacking all the way) by a Navy 44 and a Frers 45 (1990) and they trail the XP by one mile at the bay exit. Light air, mostly up-wind. Now days later they are 300 miles into the ocean and the XP is about 25 miles ahead of the Navy 44.
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    You are wearing me down. How about this. The Farr 400 is a Porsche Cup car. Not street legal built specific for road course racing. Air jacks, cage, dynamic engine mounts. The XP is a Form Mustang 5.0 with the air conditioning removed.
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    OK not every race. Farr owes the XP 40+ seconds per mile... so the Farr only beat them by 2 hours and 15 minutes
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    This particular XP44 won (not corrected) every race she entered here on the Chesapeake under the former owner as Rival. With a rating of 21 she better scoot.
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    The app had it wrong this morning. Actually noted Tenacious first in LH but showed the XP at the dock but listed as still racing... delayed updates on a few boats
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    Rating systems aside the fact that the Navy 44 finished ahead of the XP44 is hard to imagine. The XP lead the race start to (almost) finish. With 150 miles to go he had a 20 mile lead in Tenacious. Did he sail into a dead zone and the Navy boat found air? The race site has not updated all boats but shows the XP finished 4th in line honours. How can that be???
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    Tenacious Navy 44 1st in line honours 1st in PHRF 1
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    18-22 knots, yea that is on plane I suspect Here is your cruising boat heading to Bermuda
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    Christian you need to get out more often. Take a peek at the XP polars. That boat will reach at 15 knots with no problem. The Navy 44 is capped at 8 or so reaching. PHRF is 21 for the XP N44 is 81 If I just paid 500K for a well prepared RC (stripped of anything that does not add performance) and a Navy 44 shadowed me for 250 miles (and finished within 20?) I would be very disappointed.
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    J/88

    That is amazing! Good Luck to you all and enjoy the trip! On another note I had a steel cradle built for my J-88. Bought a trailer so I don't have any use for it now. Free to a good (or bad) home. Located Jabins Annapolis
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    What was it?

    If only she could talk. What stories to tell.
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    What was it?

    41 Peterson... maybe
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    What was it?

    All C&C's have aluminum toe rails and this ole gal does not.
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    What was it?

    The Olson has three deck house windows. Maybe we can't see the forward two but Olsons do not have that forward angle on the first port either. Agreed that the toe rail and bow/stern rails are exactly like the Olsons.
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    What was it?

    Looks very similar to the Taylor/Concordia 42 Custom
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    Akari II

    You can charter Akari II
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    BLock Island Race- How to kill it..

    I am surprised every racer inshore or off does not have advanced or basic SAS certificate. You only need to attend every three years right?
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    New mast for 105

    Great opportunity to buy a carbon rig! Unless you race one design. Think Muskrat! A little taller...
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    PredictWind vs Sail Flow vs Whoever - The sequel

    I run a 34' powerboat from Annapolis to Palm Beach and back every year. The 400 miles or so offshore (and the open sounds) requires a good look at the wind, direction and waves. Meteo Earth has been the most reliable and detailed enough where I can avoid small areas of nasty seas. For our last bay race sailflow & predict wind were out to lunch
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    J/125s Are AWESOME

    As a former Porsche cup car racer I will stop by and look at the boat in SE FL. Sounds exciting
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Finally got by that pesky J-80 slippery little devil
  22. First year for this event hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club Point to point 30 miles 100 boats or so Free to enter thank to Hinckley sponsorship Best of all no drink tickets at Tred Avon Yacht Club. Cash and cards!
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Woops. Years ago I directed a half marathon in Baltimore. 3 miles out one of the course volunteers sent the runners left instead of right. We lost 500 runners for 7 minutes or so... eventually they hooked back up on the proper route a world records were shattered!
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    My crew expressed a wtf at the G7 approach but after that looking forward to the next race. We know how we did and how we can do better. Every race is a learning experience and we enjoy the event. Great time none the less.
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Just came through Knapp NArrows. 10’ plus all the way. 24 knots was MJM 34 Hornet was 1.5 hours from TAYC to west end of the narrows.