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  1. Last year the PHRF fleet was 3 white sail boats - this might increase participation. The move is designed to try and help boost the PHRF participation. I think 2 years ago, they even killed off the PHRF fleet entirely. The entry into IRC can be daunting for someone with a Catalina 30 who wants to participate in his home clubs regatta. This gives him a low entry point, more relaxed race, and they get to enjoy the party at the end of the day with everyone else. One day makes it easier to secure crew commitments and is a good start for many people. The W/L is not killed off. You get two full days of it for the IRC and OD classes. Recently, (last 5 years), there has been very little to no PHRF participation at these events. Generally only 4-5 boats tops. RCYC rally race had a good handful, and seemed to be a success (barring the RC f'up). So rather than continuing to bang their heads against the wall, they are doing something to try and promote the racing. If you want to do W/L racing you can get an IRC rating, it is not that difficult, John is enthusiastic and willing to help you get measured or a temp rating. There have been a surprising number of smaller boats getting certs.
  2. There are two removable inner headstays. Each deflector goes to one of these.
  3. You would be surprised. The V-15 was very successful for a long time. As an example me and my buddy talked about getting one for a long time, and it just never came together. It might still, work in progress. The thing is we spent so long college sailing, that we wanted something similar, just the next step up. I've sailed I-14s, very complicated, expensive, steep learning curve. The cool thing about the V-15 is that the maintenance is extremely low. There is minimal to break, do some hull work every winter or so to keep up, but we're not replacing parts every time we go sailing. With no time or money, this is huge. The idea of showing up to the boat park, rigging in 7 min, being on the water with a bunch of other people our age, de-rigging in 7 min, is very compelling. Also because it is simple you can grab anyone to go sailing with you. No need to try and round up 4 more for a J24, cheap sails, and low maintenance. In Toronto there are about 300 albacores in the area. Friday night they regularly get 40-50 boats out. All for this reason. I would think this is easier to pull off in the NE where you have an abundance of ex college sailors floating around looking to relive the glory days once a week or month. I know it's not for everyone, but this is who the boat is for. Is it better than the V-15?
  4. I have a soft vang. I was going to replace with ridgid, but my boom has the IMS holes cut in the boom to make it lighter. I didn't want to bend the boom, so just went soft. How does the rigid boom make it bend more? Isn't it just a spring pushing the boom up so it doesn't sag down? If you remove the solid piece you still have a soft cascade providing all the power... Mainsheet pulls down and ridgid vang pushes up......what do you think is going to happen? You reduce the pressure on spring/air/etc... If you are pulling that much load against the vang ram, you are not getting enough leech tension anyways.
  5. I have a soft vang. I was going to replace with ridgid, but my boom has the IMS holes cut in the boom to make it lighter. I didn't want to bend the boom, so just went soft. How does the rigid boom make it bend more? Isn't it just a spring pushing the boom up so it doesn't sag down? If you remove the solid piece you still have a soft cascade providing all the power...
  6. Looks like single centerline backstay instead of runners. Tough to tell though in the vid... Big head main, gotta wait for the end. you can see two sets of backstays early in the vid terminating near the center line.
  7. need more everything
  8. Aww I see. you guys should come play with us in IRC2
  9. 515 why is it showing your rating to be higher for this regatta? Looks like you suddenly gained some speed...
  10. Or TPT
  11. I think there are a bunch of guys sailing F18's out of EYC. They had a big championship last year, does that count?
  12. IRC NA's, IRC Canadians, 36.7 NA's, J24 Canadians, and Albacore worlds... There's a whole lot going on this summer.
  13. Zoom and Nortius around the mark, Zoom later retired, Notorius was first to finish at T1. Just wondering what the point of redress is. It's hard enough to get participation as it is without the course being fucked up. Here come race our fall series, we might not actually get a real race in, but feel free pay the entrance fee to come out and freeze your ass off. Fun ride down hill though, topped out 16.2 back to national.
  14. What are they going to give redress for? Does the race count in a series? Are they going to give average points? The fall LORC race series is suffering enough as it is, it will be interesting to see who does it again next year.
  15. Was out on maggie kelly ben 40.7 last sat. little light and then lightningy, so we called it. Couple clubs have thier tune up races this week, most clubs start next week.