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Pete Pollard

Has the C class ever been proposed for the Olympics?

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good god man, you're alive!

 

as such i nominate you as chief safety and hydration officer for this event, and you need to bring the shot gun for a proper start sequence, bonus rippers for you if you can hit a duck while also starting a race close to the right time, penalty for blowing the shape into bits of tattered fabric.

 

Well, with duck and pheasant season closed I have to hang out here again as the hunting forums have gone all quiet. I gladly and humbly accept the post. If you want the bonus duck we'll have to hold the race after the third Saturday in September and before Jan 15, so probably better to keep the multi-sport aspect limited to sailing, drinking, and the ballet. Plus, despite the legal bounds of Toronto ending at the high water mark, I don't think Toronto's finest would be amused with hunting just off the end of the spit.

 

I will begin preperations this weekend. Please inform my wife I have important business to take care of and will otherwise occupied.

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good god man, you're alive!

 

as such i nominate you as chief safety and hydration officer for this event, and you need to bring the shot gun for a proper start sequence, bonus rippers for you if you can hit a duck while also starting a race close to the right time, penalty for blowing the shape into bits of tattered fabric.

 

Well, with duck and pheasant season closed I have to hang out here again as the hunting forums have gone all quiet. I gladly and humbly accept the post. If you want the bonus duck we'll have to hold the race after the third Saturday in September and before Jan 15, so probably better to keep the multi-sport aspect limited to sailing, drinking, and the ballet. Plus, despite the legal bounds of Toronto ending at the high water mark, I don't think Toronto's finest would be amused with hunting just off the end of the spit.

 

I will begin preperations this weekend. Please inform my wife I have important business to take care of and will otherwise occupied.

 

It's alive!!!

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Need to make sure the crew are winners in the boat, but of course on the day, it could be all about crew and nothing about boat...stiil fun though!

 

 

 

 

JC and crew on the Marstrom 20 (soft sail)

??? on the Nacra F-20C

Fredo and Blunted on Canaan

Bora on Mach 2 (with wing?)

Bear on Mach 2 (other sail?)

 

That sounds pretty fuckin fun. Would definitely have to tune up the M20 for bouys

Don't forget to invite these guys.

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Damn, those guys are serious. Looks like Canaan Mk. 2 better get off the drawing board and into the water soon if the Canadians want to remain dominant!

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Dude, it is Canaan with help from Photoshop.

So far the Sicilians have built some shiny molds.

Without being catty, that is the easy part and almost anyone can do that.

I haven't seen anything but reflections come out of them yet.

Maybe Roberto can update.

SHC

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Steve were do you stand on rebuilding Canaan? Can't wait to see what comes out of your shop!

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maybe the eyeties can rebuild it with photoshop

 

 

anyway i thought it was in sailing condition not 'unbuilt'

 

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You know a C Class is not even as fast as a Nacra F20 Carbon.

 

Challenge accepted,

 

RCYC, any time after May 24th, we'll host.

 

Course race, or around the island?

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Steve were do you stand on rebuilding Canaan? Can't wait to see what comes out of your shop!

 

Steve is probably more interested in rebuilding Aethon. Canaan does not need too much in the way of rebuilding currently, just some spring assembly.

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Aethon platform just need finishing touches (non skid and hardware) Probably a week to put it together.

2010 wing has had the controls reworked and surfaces repaired.

Testing still needed.

1995 wing has had the mast spliced back together.

New tools for making the nose moldings are complete and surfaces are under construction.

With diligence should be on the water for AC45 event in Newport.

Goal is to have two boats sailing this summer.

SHC

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Aethon platform just need finishing touches (non skid and hardware) Probably a week to put it together.

2010 wing has had the controls reworked and surfaces repaired.

Testing still needed.

1995 wing has had the mast spliced back together.

New tools for making the nose moldings are complete and surfaces are under construction.

With diligence should be on the water for AC45 event in Newport.

Goal is to have two boats sailing this summer.

SHC

 

Excellent. Glad to hear at least the '95 mast was fixable.

 

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Dude, it is Canaan with help from Photoshop...

...SHC

 

Even the Italians can't photoshop the Blunted out of Magnus.

 

I'll be interested to see how much time Bruni is able to spend in the boat before Falmouth.

 

Lots to play for...

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Even the Italians can't photoshop the Blunted out of Magnus.

 

 

Never truer words spoken.... er written....

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Aethon platform just need finishing touches (non skid and hardware) Probably a week to put it together.

2010 wing has had the controls reworked and surfaces repaired.

Testing still needed.

1995 wing has had the mast spliced back together.

New tools for making the nose moldings are complete and surfaces are under construction.

With diligence should be on the water for AC45 event in Newport.

Goal is to have two boats sailing this summer.

SHC

 

Steve,

 

Thanks for your update on the wing and Aethon! I was there and helped salvage parts of the 1995 wing. It is amazing to me that you were able to splice the mast back together. What is the second boat that you hope to have sailing? Is it cogito or a new platform? Also, any chance of you begininng to post pictures as you did from time to time with the "Fred is in so much trouble" thread. Look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the water in and around Bristol and Newport. Thanks, TTS

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Aethon platform just need finishing touches (non skid and hardware) Probably a week to put it together.

2010 wing has had the controls reworked and surfaces repaired.

Testing still needed.

1995 wing has had the mast spliced back together.

New tools for making the nose moldings are complete and surfaces are under construction.

With diligence should be on the water for AC45 event in Newport.

Goal is to have two boats sailing this summer.

SHC

 

While we're at it, does this mean the '95 wing will have hard surfaces like the 2010 wing?

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Aethon platform just need finishing touches (non skid and hardware) Probably a week to put it together.

2010 wing has had the controls reworked and surfaces repaired.

Testing still needed.

1995 wing has had the mast spliced back together.

New tools for making the nose moldings are complete and surfaces are under construction.

With diligence should be on the water for AC45 event in Newport.

Goal is to have two boats sailing this summer.

SHC

 

While we're at it, does this mean the '95 wing will have hard surfaces like the 2010 wing?

no.

SHC

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no.

SHC

 

Steve,

 

I take it this is the answer to my question as well. No previews or comments about what you are doing with Aethon or the second boat?

 

Thanks,

TTS

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Sorry, the plan is to put Cogito in the water as she has been for the last 15 years.

The rebuilt wing will be, I hope, lighter than the 1996 version. And also a bit taller, so it should be no slower.

This will give us a chance to sail the two against each other and start to untangle the Gordian Knot of tradeoffs.

Our thinking is that Cogito is still a competitive platform and that the biggest problem we had in Toronto was the fact that MacLane and I didn't sail very well, and that she was about 25 lbs heavier than Alpha. Alpha and Cogito's platforms weigh just about the same, so the weight is mostly in the wing. Get that close and USA 104 always has a chance to be in the game. Unless I really am right about what we did with Aethon, in which case we consider a different foil package. Or accept the fact that this is one hell of a cougar.

SHC

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Sorry, the plan is to put Cogito in the water as she has been for the last 15 years.

The rebuilt wing will be, I hope, lighter than the 1996 version. And also a bit taller, so it should be no slower.

This will give us a chance to sail the two against each other and start to untangle the Gordian Knot of tradeoffs.

Our thinking is that Cogito is still a competitive platform and that the biggest problem we had in Toronto was the fact that MacLane and I didn't sail very well, and that she was about 25 lbs heavier than Alpha. Alpha and Cogito's platforms weigh just about the same, so the weight is mostly in the wing. Get that close and USA 104 always has a chance to be in the game. Unless I really am right about what we did with Aethon, in which case we consider a different foil package. Or accept the fact that this is one hell of a cougar.

SHC

 

Steve,

 

Thanks for the response. I hope that you do get Cogito up to speed because it is a great platform. I did like what you had done with the foil package on Aethon and am curious as to how that will stack up when you have had a good deal more time on the water and done two boat testing. With you rebuilding the Cogito wing, are you making any fundemental changes to it's design and control or is it just the height and weight that you are interested in changing. Also, I know a French Team participated on Patient Lady, have they gone on from that experience to get involved with their own campaign? Beyond your team, Fred's team and the Inviticus team have you heard of others that want to compete in Weymouth? On another note if you need any help on my days off, I would be happy to assist. I am not a carbon master at all, but definately can assist in different tasks. Thanks again, TTS

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While the knot can't be untied I'll be interested to see if Aethon can be Alexander's sword.

 

Falmouth cougar hunt.

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challenge time is nigh, the clock is ticking.

 

Canaan will get wet next week, and then it's racing time the following weekend.

 

Mouths and keyboards made assertions that men and boats must prove..........

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challenge time is nigh, the clock is ticking.

 

Canaan will get wet next week, and then it's racing time the following weekend.

 

Mouths and keyboards made assertions that men and boats must prove..........

Bring it to the Water Rats regatta june 16-17..

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challenge time is nigh, the clock is ticking.

 

Canaan will get wet next week, and then it's racing time the following weekend.

 

Mouths and keyboards made assertions that men and boats must prove..........

Bring it to the Water Rats regatta june 16-17..

 

thats the plan currently.

 

B

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challenge time is nigh, the clock is ticking.

 

Canaan will get wet next week, and then it's racing time the following weekend.

 

Mouths and keyboards made assertions that men and boats must prove..........

Bring it to the Water Rats regatta june 16-17..

 

thats the plan currently.

 

B

Oh, and we'll be happy to share the Portsmouth Number for that "other boat" if Water Rats doesn't have handy the number they used for us last time!

 

Fredo

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challenge time is nigh, the clock is ticking.

 

Canaan will get wet next week, and then it's racing time the following weekend.

 

Mouths and keyboards made assertions that men and boats must prove..........

Bring it to the Water Rats regatta june 16-17..

 

thats the plan currently.

 

B

Oh, and we'll be happy to share the Portsmouth Number for that "other boat" if Water Rats doesn't have handy the number they used for us last time!

 

Fredo

 

What did they use last year for the C?

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You know a C Class is not even as fast as a Nacra F20 Carbon.

 

Challenge accepted,

 

RCYC, any time after May 24th, we'll host.

 

Course race, or around the island?

 

Well then, the time is nigh... see you on the water Saturday AM at outer harbor.

 

You good to go?

 

we are.

 

B

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maybe they should just apologize now ?

 

they've had time to think about the abso-ludicrous mental picture they accidentally typed out on the internet ?

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