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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. 2018 American Yacht Club Spring Series

    I've done more or less 30 AYC Spring Series; I'm not coming this year for reasons having nothing to do with AYC, the regatta format, or the weather. But since you asked, here is my 2 cents: There are a lot of regattas from April through October on Long Island Sound. To maximize participation, the IRC Class and One-Design Classes generally do not allow over-lapping regattas in the same geographic vicinity. The PHRF Class could be a little more organized in this area: perhaps one solution to improve season regatta participation would be to encourage yacht clubs to self-limit the number of regattas they host each summer. If a club has a multi-weekend regatta in the spring, then allow a different yacht club to host a milti-weekend regatta in the fall. Organized the schedule such that Single Day qualifying regattas, that fall on the same weekends are from the same harbor, so boats will tend to do both days, even if it is different host clubs. Yacht Clubs are very proactive recruiting boats to come to their regatta, but aren't as energetic when it comes to encouraging club member boats to reciprocate by attending other yacht club regattas that may not be as big or high profile – that's like having a baseball team and saying, we're only going to play home games, and the world series.
  2. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    June 9-10 http://wickford.mysailspace.com/index.php
  3. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    You are correct, you need to find a steel rod with threads on one end and a hole on the other. The threads go into this wheel, the hole is the upper gudgeon for the rudder. It is used to adjust the rake of the rudder foil.
  4. J/88

    Hot off the press from J Books, just in time for Charleston Race Week.
  5. YRALIS PHRF minutes

    I was not at the meeting. What I posted is basically from the YRALIS website.
  6. YRALIS PHRF minutes

    John, correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that the YRALIS Technical Committee was to inspect, measure, verify at the direction of a member OA that a boat is in compliance with a PHRF certificate. Currently, the majority of the boats registered are either IRC or one-design, perhaps the OA is just trying to be prudent.
  7. YRALIS PHRF minutes

    I'm not sure if you intended this as flattery or a compliment, either way you are underestimating the competence of your competition.
  8. YRALIS PHRF minutes

    LOL, you were referring to the J88 rating, I thought you were talking about my boat. I don't even own a J88 ... knucklehead.
  9. YRALIS PHRF minutes

    BillDBastard, I don't know what you do in the "off season," but I work year round. I was reluctant to be part of the PHRF committee, my schedule did not work out. I don't intend to sail that much PHRF this year and I didn't want to be in the position of assigning ratings to boats I wasn't racing against. As for my "sweetheart rating," I don't give a fuck about it. Fill out a form if you like, or just tell the rating committee what you think it should be, I'm sure you won't base it on empirical knowledge.
  10. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    We have an extra UFO on the dock - ready to sail, if anyone want to come down and sail, but can't be bothered to bring a boat. Also Dave said he's going to be there, so it will be a mini-clinic fro the rest of us. (as long as he's still in sight.)
  11. YRALIS PHRF minutes

    Fantastic! with clever, thoughtful interaction between sailors in the offseason like this, I am always surprised when people speculate about why they think the sport of sailing isn’t more popular.
  12. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    On March 31's we have a short distance race open to Lasers and UFO's. There is no entry fee, but you have to pay for dinner at the club if you stay. Link to the Race info and stuff.
  13. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Um yea, the SI dimensions should be cm and the GC is actually further aft without the rigging. There is quite a bit of deck camber on the UFO, so transporting it upside down might be a bit wobbly.
  14. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I'm glad to see this thread is alive and well.
  15. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Congratz! and welcome. Approximately, width of the hulls 5'-8" (173mm) and the width between the hulls (the tunnel) 3'-8" (112mm) - center of balance approximately 3' (91mm) forward of transom.