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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Mini Photos

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A few pics hosted at my blog, Never Sea Land

 

Alessandro:

 

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eKo 650

 

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Misc

 

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USA670, I should have bought her!

 

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More

 

 

Mini big

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Mini bigger

 

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Daisy Cutter

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And if any SF Bay Mini Owners need inexperienced crew, I'm available! :P

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Here are a few pics:

Three Minis in Victoria BC for the start of the West Coast Mini Race Victoria - San Francisco.

Drying out in SF.

Antidote in Victoria

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Four weeks since the last pic posted & these two boats were mentioned in the thread on PHRF ratings, so here goes.

(Both courtesy of Jay Sharkey who raced them in the last two B 1-2s):

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This is me and Denver Hopkins on leg 2 of 2007 Bermuda 1-2 on Spirit of America. Now Pogo Loco based in Canada.

 

We are sailing through the Cut at St Georges Harbour, Bermuda headed out to Newport, RI.

 

Sam

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Sam, A nice pic & I continue to be green with envy - have not yet achieved my goal of doing the B 1-2.

 

How about a pic of eKo from the 2009 race?

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This is Katie Ambach heading to the starting line of Bermuda 1-2 2009.

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I guess I can add a 'from the mast' shot. This is USA702 bobbing on her mooring:

 

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Too long since the last pic posted - so here is one that the B 1-2 guys can think about.

That was her last time out.

I wish I had a good one of her sailing.

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NAMT,

 

you're right...too long since we posted some shots...here is a new one from last Friday. Thanks to Pat Reynolds for the photo.

 

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It seems out of sorts - an unnatural state for a mini. Only 3 more months.

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Sean's Zero 530 given some exposure on Latitude 38 today:

 

 

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The view from Sean McGinn's Mini Transat Daisy Cutter on a rainy Saturday at the final scoring weekend of the Corinthian YC's Mids.

© 2011 Erik Simonson / www.h2oshots.com

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Here is 702 at the start of the 2011 Bermuda1-2 right after hoisting the spinnaker - before getting the boat squared away and settled down.

 

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Here's a shot from the Van Isle 360 - 2005 I think but NAMT or D can correct me.

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This was taken at the start of the 2008 West Coast Race, from Victoria BC to San Francisco CA. I think this was the last tranquil conditions encountered by the competitors in this event.post-1007-082560400 1309458382_thumb.jpg

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And a couple from the 2006 Swiftsure Race, out of Victoria, BC. Triple-handed for the event and had a great time blasting back down Juan de Fuca Strait at night, doing a steady 12-14 knots, dodging fishing boats and other competitors, and finishing just before dawn.

 

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And last but not least, a couple of USA 655 at the St Francis YC after winning the West Coast Race in 2008. About what you'd expect after sailing from Victoria BC to San Francisco CA in a 21-foot boat.

 

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Some shots from Hamo Thornycroft in the pre-start for the Royal Southampton 2 handed Round The Island here:-

 

Mad Dog

 

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And one of Pip Hares 'The Potting Shed'

 

Mad Dog is a home built carbon number, which apprently hadn't been massively tested on a windy race course previously. I'd met the designer/builder/rigger/owner for 5 minutes a while back and we'd never sailed together before. It was also my first real outing on a mini, all in all, almost flawless preparation :ph34r:

 

It turned out to be awesome - 25ish knots TWS, DFL after beating out the solent before lighting the afterburners downhill and rounding Bembridge with the class 1 winners, having averaged 14 knots round the back and peaking at 19.something. (This may have been airspeed though, as the paddlewheel was rarely in the water) Sure it's all normal for you seasoned mini sailors, but as a newbie - WOW. I'm still grinning 3 days later....

 

 

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Some shots from Hamo Thornycroft in the pre-start for the Royal Southampton 2 handed Round The Island here:-

 

Mad Dog

 

Mad Dog 2

 

More Mad Dog

And one of Pip Hares 'The Potting Shed'

 

Mad Dog is a home built carbon number, which apprently hadn't been massively tested on a windy race course previously. I'd met the designer/builder/rigger/owner for 5 minutes a while back and we'd never sailed together before. It was also my first real outing on a mini, all in all, almost flawless preparation :ph34r:

 

It turned out to be awesome - 25ish knots TWS, DFL after beating out the solent before lighting the afterburners downhill and rounding Bembridge with the class 1 winners, having averaged 14 knots round the back and peaking at 19.something. (This may have been airspeed though, as the paddlewheel was rarely in the water) Sure it's all normal for you seasoned mini sailors, but as a newbie - WOW. I'm still grinning 3 days later....

 

 

 

i'd also met the owner not long ago and saw the boat in HYS, the bit i liked was the keel head and purchase lines were in the cockpit out of the interior and it looked awesome

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Here's a shot from the Van Isle 360 - 2005 I think but NAMT or D can correct me.

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G - Yup, 2005 Van Isle. Port Hardy to Winter Harbour. BAD start but we had a bit of downwind stuff to make up for it. Head a great leg going until we had to go upwind in 20knts all night.

 

Furious D

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Furious D - I know for a fact that you live to go upwind at night in 20+ knots with a cup of tea in one hand, a Snickers bar in the other... and your brother in the cockpit driving. Downwind sailing is for losers. :D

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Furious D - I know for a fact that you live to go upwind at night in 20+ knots with a cup of tea in one hand, a Snickers bar in the other... and your brother in the cockpit driving. Downwind sailing is for losers. :D

No, you've got it all wrong! It was coffee not tea. Actually, I made the coffee while he drove, then he comfortably sat on the rail after I gave him his coffee and he enjoyed the "wonderful" evening while I drove. It was like a luxurious, fully catered, pleasure cruise for him.

 

Furious D

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Anyone know this Mini "No Koncept" at the Buenos Aires Yacht Club? No time to get down on the dock for better pics...

 

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Anyone know this Mini "No Koncept" at the Buenos Aires Yacht Club? No time to get down on the dock for better pics...

 

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Nico the designer and owner sometimes posts here. He also designed the RG-650. No Koncept is for sale.

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HEY thats my boat! How did it end up here??

 

check gyachtdesign.com for more info wink.gif

 

 

Anyone know this Mini "No Koncept" at the Buenos Aires Yacht Club? No time to get down on the dock for better pics...

 

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Nico the designer and owner sometimes posts here. He also designed the RG-650. No Koncept is for sale.

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Am visiting Buenos Aires for New Year's and we happened upon the BAYC and the coolest boat on the docks was your Mini!

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Am visiting Buenos Aires for New Year's and we happened upon the BAYC and the coolest boat on the docks was your Mini!

 

Bring it with you back to Vancouver, would be a lot of fun

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Am visiting Buenos Aires for New Year's and we happened upon the BAYC and the coolest boat on the docks was your Mini!

 

Bring it with you back to Vancouver, would be a lot of fun

 

thanks for that! unfortunately there are few cool boats around now with the RG we are getting the fleet growing.

Are you still around? We could go out for a spin ..

cheers

 

 

 

 

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Am visiting Buenos Aires for New Year's and we happened upon the BAYC and the coolest boat on the docks was your Mini!

 

Bring it with you back to Vancouver, would be a lot of fun

 

thanks for that! unfortunately there are few cool boats around now with the RG we are getting the fleet growing.

Are you still around? We could go out for a spin ..

cheers

That would be awesome, but today is our last day in BA! Our brief "summer" break will soon be over.

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Am visiting Buenos Aires for New Year's and we happened upon the BAYC and the coolest boat on the docks was your Mini!

 

Bring it with you back to Vancouver, would be a lot of fun

 

thanks for that! unfortunately there are few cool boats around now with the RG we are getting the fleet growing.

Are you still around? We could go out for a spin ..

cheers

That would be awesome, but today is our last day in BA! Our brief "summer" break will soon be over.

 

Too bad! i hope you enjoyed your stay in BA ... and next time let me know cool.gif

 

 

 

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I SERIOUSLY need to get myself on one of these things.

 

I'm in Halifax NS if anyone needs a crew to beat on, starve and work like a dog for any amount of time hit me up, I'd do just about anything for a ride

 

HW

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Any details on this particular rescue? Curious why the lifeboat was called, even though conditions were clearly nasty. Boat appeared to be intact other than the rig, so in no immediate danger of sinking. Was it a lee shore thing? Hazard to navigation? Looks like the boat was abandoned, since towing would have been impossible in that weather. What was the skipper doing out there in the first place? Thanks for posting. Good to be reminded that things can, indeed, go terribly pear-shaped out there.

 

NOTE: Should have Googled first: http://www.sail-world.com/USA/DSC-connected-VHF-aids-speedy-rescue-after-dismasting/95737

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Sorry to see the Mini Forum go.

 

Here's some RG650 Mini Porn from my trip to Valencia today.

 

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Giancarlo Pedote (ITA) finished the Prysmian first in Pornichet Select 650.

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Yeah, I know it looks like a scow.

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Giancarlo Pedote (ITA) finished the Prysmian first in Pornichet Select 650.

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Yeah, I know it looks like a scow.

It looks like a scow because IT IS a scow.

It won the mini Transat in 2011 by a country mile when David Raison owned her

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Giancarlo Pedote (ITA) finished the Prysmian first in Pornichet Select 650.

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Yeah, I know it looks like a scow.

It looks like a scow because IT IS a scow.

It won the mini Transat in 2011 by a country mile when David Raison owned her

No, it's a mini 650 measured and all.

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Giancarlo Pedote (ITA) finished the Prysmian first in Pornichet Select 650.

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Yeah, I know it looks like a scow.

It looks like a scow because IT IS a scow.

It won the mini Transat in 2011 by a country mile when David Raison owned her

No, it's a mini 650 measured and all.

No, It's a scow.

A scow is just another type of hull.

There just happens to be classes named after their Hull Form such as the A Scow.

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Giancarlo Pedote (ITA) finished the Prysmian first in Pornichet Select 650.

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Yeah, I know it looks like a scow.

It looks like a scow because IT IS a scow.

It won the mini Transat in 2011 by a country mile when David Raison owned her

No, it's a mini 650 measured and all.

No, It's a scow.

A scow is just another type of hull.

There just happens to be classes named after their Hull Form such as the A Scow.

 

I dunno man. I don't think it's a Scow or a Mini 650. I am pretty sure it is a Topper...

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It's quick.

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