lindy 911

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  1. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    I'll be there.
  2. I'm 59, could be in better shape, and about 200 pounds at 5'-11". Big D let me use his flat deck IC this past summer here on Lake Conroe. The flat deck is old but solid and has decent sails. Alone and without any proper instruction, I was able to get the boat to go pretty well in anything under 10 knots. What I mean by go is planing. Once the wind goes over 10, I couldn't get the hang of the sliding seat and how to keep from ramming my nuts into he carriage when the seat would auto-slide. Big D sailed the same boat a month ago in a big breeze and had no trouble at all. I'd definitely consider it a short list candidate. For me though, I have a Flaying Scot that I really like. But it's a pig dressed in a driving suit. Yeah, it planes and goes pretty well, but we broad reached with an AERO 5 between races and saw 12.7 knots on the puck in about 15 knots of breeze. The Aero caught us from behind and passed us. His GPS showed 15+ sustained. I don't know about you but I hate looking for crew (and most crew hate sailing with me). I really like the idea of solo sailing. I spent 4 years on a Laser and hated it. But the AERO is a much better boat for what I'm looking for and way faster than a Laser. So bottom line: The IC is very cool, fast but with an investment curve to sail like the big boys. And when I say fast I mean slalom ski fast. But for me, I'm going to write a check for an AERO 9.
  3. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    Darin, Can you draw a map of your proposed route so we can look at it on Google Earth?
  4. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    Sounds like local knowledge will be key.
  5. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    AFT OJ!
  6. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    I'm in.
  7. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    Jeff, We got your registration dues, thank you! Send me and email at mike@prosportslighting.com about the Devoti. Claire, in the past the bus was loaded with your stuff before the first day sailing began. It went up to the park sometime during the day so that when you get up to the turnaround, your stuff was already there. I thinks it's Paleface Park, but not sure. The next morning, break camp and reload you stuff back on the bus for the return trip to AYC. Woks well.
  8. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    Running my share of regattas, it's not that tough. But you have to be prepared as a club. To ask sailors to travel and spend money and then not have your shit together, is wrong. All the great food and beer in the world won't make up for a crappy RC, just won't happen.
  9. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    I'm going. The "real" way is so much fun. They run a bus back and forth so you can get your camping stuff up there and back.
  10. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    Ortega didn't capsize??? I heard you did a flying W over the bow at about 12 knots!
  11. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    Brig, I've been going to regattas with Theo & Claire for four years now. When Claire calls it a not so stellar race, it's not so stellar. I'm sure you had fun. But wait and see what it's like with a TCC group at a good regatta. We have an absolute blast. Can't wait for the next one either. The Scot was trapped on the other side of 4 feet of flowing water so I missed you all this weekend. Anyone know the results? For the record, that's Darins' thing, saving people. Great sailors are like that. Even if they do sail a tricycle.
  12. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    You three going to try and camp?
  13. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    I have a Capri 22 for that. And don't be too hard on the Scot; seems to whip your skinny butt most days...
  14. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    I want one. Anyone looking for a nice Flying Scot?
  15. lindy 911

    Texas Centerboard Circuit 2016

    I am.