J24Dan

Any new sprit J/Boats near Portland, Maine, including J/70 teams?

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Manufacturing ops consultant moving to Portland, ME from Boston and looking to better understand local racing opportunities, especially on weeknights.  Current J/122 spin trimmer out of Marblehead, formerly same on Katabatic (now Scapa, IMX 40) and Heat Wave (J/109).  Before that, J/80 sailor down in Annapolis (all positions) and J/24 owner/tactician.  Can potentially bring another high-potential but less-experienced teammate (former US Rowing Team) onto a crew rotation who also recently moved up to Falmouth.

Any chance the 70s are forming into a fleet in Maine?  Joining a new J/70 team would be ideal, but would just enjoy networking with fellow sportboat enthusiasts and/or mfg ops guys.

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We saw a hefty Etchells fleet racing out of Portland Y.C. this past summer.  A good number of reasonably quick bigger boats as well. You should easily find something to keep both of you busy.   Look for PYC race results to see what fleets they have.

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14 hours ago, PaulK said:

We saw a hefty Etchells fleet racing out of Portland Y.C. this past summer.  A good number of reasonably quick bigger boats as well. You should easily find something to keep both of you busy.   Look for PYC race results to see what fleets they have.

Thanks, working through the GMORA Annual Handbook now...thought if anyone, Anarchists would know anyone getting the sprit bug or moving into town with a sportboat.

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Didn't some folks from Portland sail pretty well at some j/70 something or other?

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Yeah, that was it.

I suppose to the OP query though that's not quite what he had in mind.

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