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When I was a boat obsessed kid following the maxis (Kialoa, Condor, Windward Passage etc) was fun and always seemed so exotic for a kid used to sailing small dinghy's for only 2hrs each side of high tide. Definetely have to add this book to my collection.

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Grabbed a copy of the book from Amazon, haven't had a chance to dive in yet, but looking forward to it.

 

When I was a fearless young punk, I tried out for a position on the Kialoa crew. 1980 big boat series, an injury had knocked out their mid-bow guy and they needed a replacement for the rest of the season. So I went for it. And got shut down almost immediately. At 20 years old, 185 lbs of solid muscle, impeccable big-boat bow-guy credentials (including successful regattas on other maxis), references, the whole bit... I got blown off, because I was "too small" for the Kialoa crew.

 

Oh well. I'm not bitter. Much.

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I sailed to Hawaii in the summer of '82 and as we pulled up to the dock at Ala Wai, there she was .

 

Kialoa V if I remember correctly.

 

WOW ! just farkin wow . .

 

All the big dogs were there for the Kenwood Cup which commenced a few days later.

 

Unforgetable. :)

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My father raced with that program for 7 years. He was just recently at the book signing at St. Francis yacht club with Jim a few weeks ago. I haven't met Jim but I know John Kilroy and his son Connor.

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