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  1. daskew

    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    That boat would be a lot faster if it has a wider ass.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Salad: Yes. I heard she ended up in WA somewhere and apparently still sailing.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    In the late 70's early 80's the IOR boats mainly were masthead with big kites and small mains. There was a lot of boat underwater and small little pinched sterns. These were the boats that rolled the best. Later on in the 80's most of the boats had much bigger mains and much smaller frac kites. Less boat underwater and wider sterns. These boats rolled much less, but they still rolled! Choking the sheet down near the chainplates helped with the rolling, but you could never really completely control the tendency. I remember one Cowes Week going downwind in a blow on a Frers 55 with the helmsman going lock to lock on the wheel for over 30 minutes before the boat wiped out in a spectacular Chinese jybe. A guy in the back of the boat nearly bit his tongue in half when the runner block came flying around and hit him in the face!
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    The poles were high off the deck because if they were any lower they'ed be dragging in the water as the boat rolled downwind! I saw a few poles that broke and one that took a mast down when the pole and kite went in the water to windward.
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    New Rambler

    ^^^ The value accrues to the insurance company who may now claim (based on physical evidence), their insured has nothing to do with the failure!
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I see Hotflash and the 40' Locura!
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I believe that dude in the Line 7 gear is Dave Kuhl, the Aussie bowman who worked for North at the time and sailed on the boat for a while. The guy to leeward is Lowell himself.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Yes 2 tons for most of 70's and 80's then in 1988 it was sailed in 1 tons. Then in the 90s it went to MORC and lately the Farr 40.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Evergreen was the big boat that "did it" for me. It so captivated my imagination that I had to get off the dinghies and on to the big boats. I spent 2 hours below on Evergreen at BYC right after they won the Canada's Cup. I was in complete awe of it. I was 15. I went on to do 2 Canada's Cups after that. It was a much different regatta back then.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Spend a lot of time on that boat after '82. That's my brother and me on deck.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Christ I wish Tom Leutwiler would pop up on this forum. Not belittle Larry's stuff, which is awesome, but Tom must have a another whole universe of stuff if he didn't trash it all.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    ^^^ Good God, another treasure trove of excellent photos. Thanks Ed!
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Victor (we called him "Whicktor") was a cool guy. Whatever happened to him? I believe that boat was the prior Retaliation? Still alive on the Great Lakes I believe.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    My brother got crabs from one of Sassy's bunks in the '86 SORC. I managed to stay clean bunking next to the nav table. Fun times!