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  1. Matt B

    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Also wouldn't want to be dragged along the side of the boat 25 knots.
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    New imoca boats

    Agree about innovation and new technology, but it doesn't have to be in boats which are expected to sail round the world single handed without assistance. These things can't even get alongside a dock, let alone in and out of a port without assistance! OK, I'll ask. What other type of sailing is there that allows for this development? You need money to do this, and the money is in the Open 60. These boats are not designed to dock. They are designed to race around the world. They have budgets that allow them to have shore support to help them get to the dock. Deck spreaders have been used for many, many years. Having said this, there is an issue here that needs to be addressed, but if you don't push the limit from time to time, you never develop anything. These skippers are professionals. They expect to push the limits.
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    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    34 S, here's a good shot of a 40S2 in the mould and my 12.50, ie: same hull. Much more cabin volume to say the least. Mmm...waterballast.. Sorry, the 40S2 picture is a bit small. Pogo 40S2.jpgBuild 10.jpg OK, so same hull mould, but you get a coach roof, which is good, but no water ballast? Is the keel a lot deeper and heavier to compensate? Gunwales the same height as S2? Even if offered I wouldn't go flip up rudders, the class 40's seem to be moving away from them. I guess gybes are exciting enough without having a rudder popping up half way through. Interesting, but all the new Imocas have them. So does the most recent Class 40.
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    2015 ALIR

    Looks like Peter Becker in the photo. Great Job by the Young American crew! And yes, there is an award for the youth program. AYC Jr. sailing is doing an awesome job. As an adult closely tied to a competitor Jr. big boat program, my hat goes of to what they have accomplished. Peter, Rob and the long list of Jr. sailors have shown that age is not the barrier to big boat sailing. The YA program has shown they can beat the best adult 105 crews around, time and time again. I think it is safe to say that any of the top five Jr. big boat 105 teams on the LIS could easily lead this class at any event.
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    Jeanneau Sunfast 3600

    Adrian's is in CT. I pushed him off the dock at about 1:00 today so he could go for a sail. He is not at block.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    Every pair is custom. Nothing to see. Unless you find the feet they were moulded to.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    Just so we are on the same page, there is no such thing as rejecting a protest. The organizing authority takes the form, notes the time it was received and sends it on to the protest committee. They determine if it is valid. Those are the rules.So they had hearing to validate one of the protests. Did they have a "validation hearing", whatever that is, for the Hustler protest, or just say FU we're not listening?HS -you have been defending Your club as if you know the details, but in the same breath you say you don't have details. This whole thing stinks. Part of me wants John to get DSQ'd three or four weeks after the fact. The reaction will be priceless, and MBYC will get the attention they deserve.If you want to stop the bad PR, stop the bad PC.Then stop the the sour grapes attitude of a boat that got its ass handed them by a boat that has been kicking their ass and everyone else's in that class for 25 years. Quit complaining, replace your sails at the same rate as Hustler, and go to fucking J world and learn to sail. Then, you just might get a chance to mix it up at the front end of the fleet. Heck, you might even get a chance to try and enforce a rule that matters. Oh wait. At the front of the fleet people understand you don't throw the flag at completely stupid opportunities.I guess if you can't beat them on the course, beat them off.What a joke.Wow, just wow.So you condone sailing a boat outside the boundaries of her valid rating certificate? I hope that isn't what you are trying to say Matt.So I too will take a wild stab at this since actual facts are in short supply. MBYC wanted to know who is charged with the responsibility of weighing Hustler's crew. Since the weight is a certificate issue, I take it the PC asked for The Class Measurer of PHRF to clarify under 64.3. Only rule I see that could apply to draw the PHRF into the protest and thus cause a delay.... although I think that would be a stretch given the alleged infraction. That alleged infraction would be under 78.1 I take it.... unless someone is being really lame and trying to apply a rule 69 infraction.No. I do not condone cheating. Are you saying that Hustler cheated? Has this been proven? Have they admitted it? No, then I take Johns word for now as I respect him as a great competitor and have seen this accusation against these guys time and time again. They just take it on the chin and continue to give this fleet a beat down. Year, after year,after year...It's not their weight that is winning races.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    Just so we are on the same page, there is no such thing as rejecting a protest. The organizing authority takes the form, notes the time it was received and sends it on to the protest committee. They determine if it is valid. Those are the rules. So they had hearing to validate one of the protests. Did they have a "validation hearing", whatever that is, for the Hustler protest, or just say FU we're not listening? HS -you have been defending Your club as if you know the details, but in the same breath you say you don't have details. This whole thing stinks. Part of me wants John to get DSQ'd three or four weeks after the fact. The reaction will be priceless, and MBYC will get the attention they deserve. If you want to stop the bad PR, stop the bad PC. Then stop the the sour grapes attitude of a boat that got its ass handed them by a boat that has been kicking their ass and everyone else's in that class for 25 years. Quit complaining, replace your sails at the same rate as Hustler, and go to fucking J world and learn to sail. Then, you just might get a chance to mix it up at the front end of the fleet. Heck, you might even get a chance to try and enforce a rule that matters. Oh wait. At the front of the fleet people understand you don't throw the flag at completely stupid opportunities. I guess if you can't beat them on the course, beat them off. What a joke.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    Because hot air is pretty light.
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    Jeanneau Sunfast 3600

    It's not the twin rudders that make it slow upwind.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    who wrote this for you?Ime heareng dissrepect, you havente erned the rite Mattwina.no disrepect. Just curious. I have earned the right. Which is why i wouldn't.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    who wrote this for you?
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    West Michigan Thread

    Do they have a club team trophy? They do this alot at other big events. 3 boats per team, a club can enter as many teams as they want.
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    West Michigan Thread

    4th loser to be exact.
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    Chicago Area III

    "Dimmer" was a play on word. Get it? First Light. I'm so clever. This FILIPINO will miss the swim-in beer cooler of the brighter First Light.... but we welcome you back. It will be a good summer. ohhh... Filipino. Beyond clever, a good speller to boot. I even used spell check and still got it wrong.Can't wait to get back to town!