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As many of you know, Abilyn--the 21-foot pocket-rocket ocean racer--is for sale. Below is a link to a video that gives a pretty good taste of what we've been doing for the past five seasons, and what somebody can expect if they're intrepid enough to helm Abilyn on her next adventure--that is to say, a cost-effective platform to develop as a shorthanded sailor, and a ton of fun. If that person is you, great! Message me. If not (but you know somebody), let me know and I'll kick USD 1,000 over to you for sending me a willing buyer. I had the listing up on SA classifieds for a while, but took it down because I got no bites. I hope Clean or Scott don't mind me posting this commentary along with my reel. And...when the breeze is on (and from the right direction), she more than holds her own with the big dogs around the race course. In the 2015 Around Long Island Regatta, after a 30+ knot downwind start, we rounded Montauk Light only about an hour behind the 44-foot racing machine, Warrior Won. In the 2017 Vineyard Race, Abilyn finished 3rd in PHRF-doublehanded and 11th overall in PHRF (out of 35 boats) culminating with a epic downwind ride with single-reefed main and Code 5 kite as a 30+ knot easterly rolled down the Sound as night fell. Here are my favorite stats from Vineyard Race: Top speed: 18 knots Avg speed: 15+ knots for 6+ hours through the night in the 30+ knot easterly Elapsed time (238-mile rhumb line course) Abilyn (Pogo 2): 1:14:47:37 Lora Ann (Express 37) (doublehanded): 1:14:03:36 (+ 44 minutes) Helios (SunFast 3600) (doublehanded): 1:13:42:03 (+1 hour, 5 minutes) High Noon (Tripp 41) (crewed): 1:10:13:44 (+4 hours, 34 minutes) E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via Messenger. More info on the boat at the link below: http://www.abilynsailing.com/pogo2