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  1. I've been looking into starting a performance sailboat charter program here in the SF Bay. I was hoping that I might get a sense of the level of interest from the SA community here, and hopefully get some feedback. My goal is to provide a reasonably priced performance sailing experience for sailors who want to sail fun new boats; whether it's the college sailor who's ready for the next challenge, the crusty old salt who wants to try racing on a planing hull, or the serious campaigner who wants to try before they buy. This is not an original idea. I am inspired by the folks at: https://www.speedsailing.de/ http://www.fastdownwind.com/ https://www.offshoreracingcharter.gr/ https://www.fastsailing.gr/ So let's see who's interested. Take the quiz. Shoot me a DM. Post below. Let's talk about boats!
  2. Hello, I am interested in finding a partner for a racing catamaran. The boat is a Viva 27 catamaran named Catsass. Currently under going a complete retrofit. I am looking for someone interested in double-handed racing in the bay area, near offshore races, 2021 R2AK etc. Buy in required, please email me if you're interested. jboyette63@gmail.com
  3. Cat97

    Bow

    At the start what is the opinion on a bow person standing or kneeling?
  4. Forgive me if this has come up before - I have searched the forums and did not find anything relevant. I'm posted in Bangalore for another 5 months - I've seen the sea but not where the boats are. Would like to get on the water while I am here, and am not afraid to travel. Can anyone advise where/how I'd have the best luck (racing, chartering a boat for an afternoon, chartering for a weekend) of getting out on the water? Better to try Royal Madras or Royal Bombay and talk my way into dinghy racing? Is there such a thing as joining a crew for a race here? I've seen SOME charter companies that advertise online, but wondering if one is better than another and it is unclear if they are bareboat or not? I already know about houseboats and pangas - I'm looking for what I'd be more used to in the USA. Any local intel. on how it works around here before I start calling random numbers trying to explain what I'm trying to do would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Usual Suspect

    Needing good shoes

    Looking to pick up a new pair of good boat shoes for racing primarily. I often do a lot of bow work so good grip and lightweight is essential. Have mostly used Sperry in the past but anything I have is worn out. Suggestions from any other racers who tend to wear out gear?
  6. Maxx Baqustae

    2019 Southern Straits race

    The 51st Annual Southern Straits Classic - April 19-21, is approaching and it's later this year. The official info from WVYC is here: https://www.wvyc.ca/default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=374919&ssid=298666&vnf=1 There is a FB page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/southernstraits/ There is an ongoing discussion on the WVYC Racing FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WVYCracing/ And about 50 of entries already: https://www.wvyc.ca/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=385410&ssid=304472&vnf=1 There is two-day sport division too. Including Melges 24's etc. Who else is in?
  7. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    Jy15 Prpf racing

    Hello, wonderful members of this forum, I have a 1995 JY15 that has been genorously outfitted for racing, which leads me to my question. How competitive would it be against Cal 22s, Catalina 25s , C and C 25s, j22s, j24s, and (although they are much faster and unreasonable to beat in a Jy) Olson 30s. Also, what is a JY15’s Max speed, I sail in the Hudson River, so gusts over 25 are rare and speed runs have not been a possibility for me. Thanks, Nich
  8. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    Laser 2 vs JY15 Turbo Rig

    I own a 1995 JY15 Turbo Rig (Modified) and love it, I noticed that the JY15 has a Portsmouth Number of 91 and the Laser 2 has 92.5. My JY has a spinnaker, so it is faster than the number may suggest, so do you guys think it could beat a laser 2?
  9. 39th Annual Bay to Bay Trailable Yacht Race Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May 2019 Conducted by the Hervey Bay Sailing Club, Sponsored by the Hervey Bay Boat Club Trailable yachts are invited to sail from Snapper Creek Tin Can Inlet to the Urangan Boat Harbour Hervey Bay through the Tin Can Inlet, Tin Can Bay, Great Sandy Strait and into Hervey Bay with an overnight stopover in Garrys Anchorage between Fraser Island and Stewart Island including the largely unspoilt and truly spectacular Great Sandy Marine Park, the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar Wetland Area, the Fraser Island World Heritage Area and the Great Sandy National Park. For further details contact Race Officer Colin Verrall email bay2bay@herveybaysailingclub.org.au or phone 0427 628 511 Please note the website needs some attention before registration will be ready – There is a message on the page which will change when the site is ready to accept registrations. Documents can be downloaded at: http://www.herveybaysailingclub.org.au/baytobay_documents.html
  10. JBOATTROUBLEMAKER

    Top Speed in JY15

    Hi everyone, What is JY15 top speed, I am just curious. I have done 10 knots before according to my gps, but where I live, wind gusts are not high enough to max out a boat. thanks, Nich
  11. Adventures Of A Ginger

    Wet weather gear

    Hi all, The time has come for new wet weather gear and it has raised the difficult question: Smock VS Jacket I sail out of Sydney and mostly race offshore on a variety of boats (first 40, old TP and virtually anything I can get my hands on). Generally speaking I helm/trim main doing BWPS, Southport race and Hobart as well as round the cans. I thought I was set until a Musto rep suggested an MPX smock (with the rubber neck seal) & an MPX jacket as an option rather than HPX. Has anything tried something like this? Makes sense and gives me an option for more protection when on the rail, for virtually the same price as HPX but not sure on combining two outer layers. Appreciate opinions/experiences!
  12. Hey Everyone, I just finished coding an app for TOD racing calculations. You can calculate corrected times for several boats at once, save race/class results, and compare saved races/classes. I'd be grateful if you guys could download it and provide feedback either on here or through the Google Play listing with the email developer option. You can download it with this link: PHRF TOD Calculator or search for it on google play. Thanks!
  13. Ok. Here is a shot story about my first offshore racing experience. It was difficult to choose race because of the standart long distance 600nm. A lot of people said that it's boring. Who knows if I don't like first 100nm how can I get out at last 500nm. That's right I will not be able. So I need smth shorter. Some research and I've got a link for "Offshore Challenge 2017" which was organized by Offshore racing club of Austria and Croatian sailing federation. The place was not so far. It was Adriatic sea. I have to fly app.4 hours. The distance was shorter and interesting. It was a half of the standart race. I mean 300 nm. Moreover it was a break for a day at the middle of the race. So, there are 2 rounds measured by 150 mn. We sailed from Biograd-na-more to Dubrovnik and then go back. The first round was exciting with fresh wind 15-20 knots blowing in our course. So we sailed broadreach or deadrun all the distance. Some times wind changed direction rapidly up to 30 degrees and it was nice practice of sttering with spinnaker. To the end of the race at last 4-5 nm all wind dissapeared because we get into the land shadow at night. So race became ordinary inshore distance. All the other story was awasome. The second distance was passed on a half and wind was ended at all. So how was good anyone we don't know by tracking system. But I suppose that such calm conditions make officers to cancel results of the second stage. Anyway, here is the second race of the Offshore Challenge 2017:
  14. RIGO

    Western Circuit Regatta

    So, Saturday marked the final day of the Western Circuit, steering the Rekerring Dream, Ker32. Pretty decent showing for inaugural regatta - 5/2/3/3/2/3 in a fleet of 9 well sailed boats. The Esses were harder to beat on the first (lighter), weekend but we had the measure of them last Sat. Bill Bremner's Foxy was on fine form- scoring a string of firsts with Sarab Singh's Windsikher only getting Bill once as far as I remember. It was nice to take a few races off Windsikher actually, since that boat (S40IRC) is moded for the light stuff and has 8ft more hull than us. Our starting was really good and we were getting there with the numbers up and down. Considering the level of the crew pre-regatta, I was pleased with the way we were turning corners, however that is the area where we can make the most improvement. Nice bunch of guys - Jon (Bow), Piffy (Mast), Sam (Pit), Nev / Zhen (Trim), Woody (Main), Me (Helm), Varney (Nav), although I was re-christened 'Krueger' by the end of the regatta because I was beasting them around the coarse! The biggest surprise for me was the after-sail, which was done really well. SMU were taking it really seriously, with excellent media coverage - masses of free piss and bands, dancing girls, prizes, auctions - you name it! Several banquets as well! Good effort Singapore - highly impressed!