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  1. Or rather, why should I NOT buy one? I hope to be looking at one this week. Anyone have any experience about these? Apparently: They are not your uncle's Cal-39, but a newer, non-Lapworth design by Raymond Hunt. http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3670 Sailboat data reports they are lighter, beamier, and have a slightly shorter LWL than the Cal-39-2/3 the planview sketch (completely unofficial) looks quite different They were maybe manufactured by O'Day, not Jensen Marine? That said, the interior looks quite nice, and if they sail like the old Cal-39s, and don't easily fall apart, my bank may have to prove they have the money they SAY they have been holding in my name. Any experience with these - or thoughts? Absent that, any free beer? Thanks, Kulokoo
  2. Top of the Gulf 2018 starts this Friday, April 27th. I'll be there in Platu class. Any other Anarchists joining? Regatta normal entries have certainly not grown since the previous year, however.... Announcement was recently made that they are including both Formula Kite and TT:R So another 40 or so competitors supposed to join. http://www.topofthegulfregatta.com/news/view-news-125?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Top of the Gulf Regatta 2018 Email 3 180423&utm_content=Top of the Gulf Regatta 2018 Email 3 180423+CID_fdb2c50a7cbf63ab194578effc5104b2&utm_source=Email marketing&utm_term=Read More Any other decent-sized regattas including kites? I know there are some non-conventional ones that do, like Charleston Fort 2 Battery etc... but TOTG is a pretty conventional multiple-class regatta. This is the first 'conventional' regatta I've heard of including them.
  3. Viper 830 vs pocket rocket 22 vs melges 24 vs martin 243 vs martin 241: Where I race it's generally light conditons for 9/12 months but during the winter racing season it's 20+ knots. Any suggestions on a good all round sport boat that can race in both conditions.
  4. Can you ID this boat? A friend of mine came across it off of Honduras yesterday. No distress message. No inmarsat message to be on the look out. No debris. No growth on the hull.
  5. Hello everyone. My company once planned to get into competition and they bought ORMA 60 hulls and mast. As we changed our strategic plans, they are now for sale. Any ideas how to sell something so particular ? Amazon won't work They are based in the north of France.
  6. New to the area (sort of) and looking to make connections with racers. I have experience on F40s, sleds, sport boats, lots of bow work that. Have sailed Transpac, Cabo, lots of OD fleet racing and PHRF. Any help with introductions would be appreciated.
  7. Dacron Underwear

    Worldwide Solent Alternatives?

    I am just about to finish Uni, sailed in the solent always. The UK seems very keen to fuck itself, and everyone that lives here over. Now I need to start making a bug out plan..... Where can I go that has as much going on as this fine green stretch of water? I'm talking smallish to biggish keel boats, dinghies are everywhere. Nearby engineering industry is also ideal. Thoughts?
  8. 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?
  9. lucdekeyser

    Bucket List

    Bucket List is listed as the latest Harryproa design from Denney. It looks like it brings together all what he believes in after all these years, no more, no less. Definitely, no more. With a single sail this may not be the best floater in very light winds but I guess that is the price for the simplicity in the other wind regimens that are more fun to me. If delivered as promised on the web site, the sacrifies in comfort may be well worth the advantages in speed and costs. Although there is a fuse to let go of the sail once it pitches or heels beyond a certain angle, has anybody experience with the proposed righting method of pushing the buoyant boom in the water? Thank you. PS: is there a way to shrink the picture?
  10. Does anyone have examples of installing a removable heavy duty cruising anchoring system in a J/35 or similar racer/cruiser? I'm looking for a system that can manage and store a 35 Bruce with at least 50' of heavy duty chain, possible adding a bow roller, anchor locker and Windlass that can be removed for racing. The J35 has a danforth anchor locker build into the starboard-mid section deck. I'm not a fan of the Danforth since it has a tendency to skip along the eel grass prevenlent in the PNW (and yes, I'm sensitive to eel grass destruction and will grab a buoy when available). My last boat was a Crown 34 which had a significant ground tackle system that consisted of a 35 lb Bruce, 110 ft Chain, Bow Roller an Lewmar horizontal windless. Needles to say, I slept very soundly at night even in high winds. I'd like to install a system with a similar comfort level but with ability to remove the extra bow weight for racing. Any suggestions? Installing a bow anchor locker Some sort of removable bow roller Using the vent port for storing anchor in bow Removable horizontal windlass dropping in exiting bow vent/ Some sort of anchor bag to secure on bow. Thanks
  11. readyjimm

    Just faired my keel

    I’m working on fairing my keel on my Santana 20. But some areas were taken down to bare fiberglass. So so my questions are: do I need to repaint the keel? Can I race with bare glass? (It is going to be dry sailed next year.) Should I paint it with a VC racing bottom?
  12. Leeward gates are becoming more and more common, and are already ubiquitous in most big regattas, but as far as I know race committee's don't have a best-practice for setting them, especially for asym boats and other fleets sailing hot angles downwind. Can anyone make suggestions on good resources or give their own two cents? I've always assumed 6-8 boat-lengths is a good standard, but in practice, that can be ~200 ft for a J/80 fleet. This seems very large and prone to error, and so I'm writing to ask on theory, but considering boats like A-cat's, 80's, Vipers, etc. Thanks, Niko
  13. Hi all The missus and me have both been doing a lot of dinghy and small keel boat racing in our youth, during our study years we've been limited to do some long distance racing in our 30 ft cruiser. We are now considering to buy a dedicated one design racer either j/70 or melges 24 to race with old friends, so here comes the question: How competitive is the older (90'ties and early 2000) melges 24's compared to the newer ones, only considering hull and maybe spars?
  14. GRAND DADDY'S AXE Freedom is a 40 year old 8.5 catamaran which has had some serious mods and upgrades over the years. Still capable of footing it with modern 8.5 cats this year we had an epic coastal classic with top speed of 20 knots plus. what an awesome race. full race video here
  15. 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:
  16. So with the worlds coming up in Annapolis at the end of the month who is in with a shot at the title? What kind of conditions will Annapolis deliver at the end of September?
  17. Next year I will be moving to either Chile or Argentina and I was wondering about the racing scene there. I know the soto 40 used to be hot, and there is some irc racing but i cant find that much information on the current state. Does anyone here know of specific regattas or hotspots? I'd like to keep sailing on a fairly high level if possible. My spanish is decent enough btw.
  18. New job has a Seattle based office. I'll be spending some time out here. Looking for opportunities to crew in local PHRF or whatever the local scene is and make connections. I've crewed Stars since college, sailed in 3 Star Worlds. Sailed dinghies in college. Good sailor, not much time on larger boats.
  19. Caferacer59

    Hey buy an ad!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pearson-Ariel-/162674010642?hash=item25e0206a12:g:tFMAAOSwpDBZjKUf&vxp=mtr So last year I raced this boat and came in last, this year we did much better. This is my first boat, but she's gotta go so can get something a little racier (which would be anything). Any suggestions for my next boat, I'd like to spend around 15k. The family isn't into sailing so not too worried about creature comforts, light air performance a big plus, I really like Hobie33's what is similar? or do i just buy an old J boat of some sort? Sailing is in Chesapeake Bay. Racing was the smartest thing I could have done to become a better sailor, its really been enjoyable.
  20. nicktheswede

    Looking to crew - NYC area

    I've raced mostly shorthanded offshore over in Europe, mainly in Sweden and Norway and to some extent France and Ireland. Also lived in Sydney for a while and sailed a 49er. I've done a few of the classic European offshore races, including Fastnet. Have lived in NYC a couple of years now and looks like I'll be here for another while so would love to get back out on the water for some racing, the closer to NYC the better, but have a car so up for a bit of travel. Happy in most positions, shorthanded or fully crewed. Have experience from 49er, Mini Transat, Class 40, First 34.7 and others. Let me know if you're looking for crew and let's have a chat! Cheers, Nick
  21. So I am a big fan of Dinghys such as the Laser Bahia, Sport 14 and Wayferer (and on occasion Redwings). I love the feel of racing through the waves in Boats bigger than Fevas and Topaz. We have a decent number of sailors in the Handicap when racing at my club. However occasionally I don't have a crew when I am supposed to go out. So my question is: Can you sail a Bahia well by yourself? (eg would furling the jib and maybe reefing work). (I do have a plan to singlehand one in a few days in 20knot winds, call me crazy but any useful suggestions would be appreciated)Thx -Note if anyone has experience in other boats that are roughly the same size, pls feel free to give me some advice.
  22. Hi everyone, with numbers more and more declining for the major events all over the globe, I was wondering what makes people attend races? I want to do a survey on this and want to include different factors to better understand how strong these factors influence the decision to drive to an event. So first of all, I try to identify the most common factors and was hoping that you would give me your thoughts on this. So far I was thinking of the following factors Distance to Travel Average Wind Speed at Event Venue Expected Fleet Size Number of Groups (Divisions) Expected Weather (Air and Sea Temperature) Entry Fee Sea vs. Lake Venue Event Integration Event Importance (National, Continental, Worlds, Series) Hotel/Accommodation Costs Any other factors that come to your mind? Any help is really appreciated. As I plan to send my insights to ORC to help them improve race planning, any support might help us all having better attended events in the future. Cheers!
  23. Dervish

    Handheld Color GPS

    We race our Melges 24 in a beer can series. They have given a number of government marks references (A, B, C, etc) and then post the course as A B C A , for example. So I want to name waypoints, then create a course. I have an old Garmin eTrex Legend (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/173#specs) that is black and white with a tiny 160x288 pixel screen that does everything we need, except it is too hard to read. What is a color handheld GPS with a bigger screen suitable for sailing use? We'd want it with coastal charts included, with the option for inland lakes. A 3 or even 4" screen would be great. TIA
  24. ChadTWilson

    The Pulse 600 Saved My Life

    Well, the new trimaran by Corsair saved my sailing life anyway... In short, I found myself without a fleet in my early 40's asking the question "what's next?". I learned to sail at age 7. I won my first national championship at 11, was a four year letter at USMMA with a few national titles in hand by graduation in 1997. After college, like many others, I continued to sail lasers and V15s though many of my fellow collegiate sailing competitors went into full time Olympic campaigns. I qualified and competed in the Olympic Trials in 2000, 2004 & 2008 to showcase how much better the full time campaigners became over the years. For my personal fleet, I traded usage of an S525 for a J22 along the way and raced it for 13 years. I ended up with a J30 that my wife and I enjoyed overnight cruising on but now with three kids, two boys 9 & 6 and a girl now 3, the contentment and solice the J30 brought my wife and I does not quite do it for all of us. One day about three years ago, the owner of the J22 Green Flash called requesting his boat back. We originally traded boats because we were both moving simultaneously, I left my boat where it was in Port Arthur for him to use, he left the J22 in Houston for me to use. Sadly, I delivered Green Flash back to Port Arthor and the two of us decided I would donate the S525 along with some cash from him to the sea scouts. I looked around for a new fleet and was not pleased with the state of the sailing world. It was the new age of the handy sport boat with new fleets popping up every six months. I went to a regatta that had 8 fleets of sport boats under 30 feet none of which had more than 6 boats and I could only think "this could be an awesome regatta with 50 boats on the line but instead it is a whole bunch of mini-regattas going on simultaneously, yipee, what is wrong with this picture?". I had no intention on waiting for one fleet to take over the others which may take years and didn't care to buy a boat that propaganda dictated "that's where the competition is going." Watching the sport get stretched so thin was depressing and, frankly, I just wanted to go sailing again, have fun and go fast. After much research, I bought the Corsair Pulse 600 last spring and can't say enough good things about this boat. I have raced it with my family of five, single handed and with an experienced crew or two . I have hit 25 knots with three experienced crew and I have returned to port at 19 knots with my 6 year old attempting to do flips on the windward trampoline. One Friday afternoon, I left the office, splashed the boat left the dock at 2:45, went sailing came back put the boat away and left for home at 5:07 after logging 21 miles of blasting around Galveston Bay in my button down shirt and slacks. For the first time in a long time, I am excited about just going out for a sail. The boat is fast while staying within the envelope of control and comfort. Over the last year I have had the opportunity to push the limits of the Pulse 600 and have become more pleased with my decision to purchase it each time. The boat rounds up when it should and plows through pitch-pole situations just as the designers intended. It weight 992 lbs rigged and trailers at 90 mph with no problem. You can take my word this boat is fast and easy or check this out this fast replay of the Galveston Bay Cruising Association's Rum Race #2, an 11.3 mile, staggered start with fast boats starting last and everyone theoretically finishing the triangle course at the same time. TEAM AMERICA 142 is the green track leaving the dock when the first boat is rounding Mark #1. https://www.facebook.com/chadtroywilson/posts/10213254384977377?notif_t=like&notif_id=1497797056038278 And a first attempt of some on board footage, admittedly not the best but it doesn't suck either So the message here goes to all those Anarchist who may be contemplating suicide of their sailing life, THERE IS HOPE and it is the Corsair Pulse 600.
  25. Caferacer59

    Racing and Commercial Traffic

    As I have mentioned before I am fairly new to racing, but yesterday we had something interesting occur (at least to me). We race near the Craig hill Channel in the Chesapeake and yesterday with a bunch of boats approaching the first mark (gov't channel buoy) there was a large Cargo ship going north and a tug/coal barge going south passing each other close to said mark. A number of our boats were approaching or rounding the mark at that time. I got 5 blast even though I wasn't in the channel, nonetheless we tacked. Post race one of the guys said he had moved to channel 13 and found that the tug wanted to go outside of the channel to give the Cargo ship more room. None of us knew that of course but these guys were pissed, taking down sail numbers and boat names to report to CG. So couple of questions for my knowledge , should RC have known to switch to 13 for a few minutes size up the situation, switch back and forcefully instruct us to make room, or is it just what it is (from my vantage no one was dangerously close to this traffic). There is now a worry that our club is going to get an earful from the c.g. Can the coast guard prevent our racing if they concur with the commercial traffics frustration ( I am assuming hell yes they can). Anyways, the tug wanted to go outside, and we were completely in his way for that (but we didn't know intentions in realtime).