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We started production of Reo770.

the boat is development of Andrew York's REO Speedwagon.

While REO Speedwagon proved itself against bigger boats in various regattas over the last 3 years, REO770 will have one design rules as well.

more info is here.

 

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No Nav lights but could be installed. Otherwise will comply with 5n.

Email me from website for more info.

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14 hours ago, tedrules said:

No Nav lights but could be installed. Otherwise will comply with 5n.

Email me from website for more info.

Yorky?

 

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On 9/30/2018 at 7:55 PM, tedrules said:

Affirmative Christian.

 

So - as the VX One was your original starting point - could you lay out the major differences between the Reo and the VX (in addition to the obvious larger size )?  

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One of things that the REO 7.7 has that others don't is a large hump in the centre of the boat that tapers towards the bow. It is quite easy in tacks and gybes to take one step over it and get good support on the way to the other side of the boat. The rear end of it has a shelf and hatch for valuables and doubles as the structure for the rudder pintles.

The REO 7.7 has the vang coming out of the centre hump so it is easy to trim from a variety of positions.

The hull of the REO 7.7 has quite plumb topsides and a chine running most of the length of the hull. There is a reverse curve in the bow enabling the entry to stay reasonably fine but giving heaps of reserve bouyancy in the bow. (The shape of the REO 7.7 is like Comanche and a number of other modern boats) There is a large 45 degree chamfer at the deck like many of the most recent designs.

The rig on the REO 7.7 in relationship to the hull length is much shorter than just about every other boat so although the SA/Disp is very high the aerodynamic drag is low. This enables to higher speeds to windward in high pressure and low liklelihood of burying the bow downwind.

The side tanks are open at the forward and aft end. The spinnaker leads down a chute which runs under the the port side deck so the cockpit floor remains clean. At the forward end on the starboard side is the hydraulic ram that connects to both cap shrouds which allows you to easily power up in the light and depower in heavy air.

The REO has an 8:1 fine tune on the jib sheet so that it can be played all of the time to keep the boat going fast. The fine tune is independent of the coarse so you do not have to ease the fine tune to play the course.

There are a  number innovations on the REO that make her quite unique.

 

 

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794103181_HullMould3_10.thumb.jpg.c62b224e4015db54ddd5ed0b363e876e.jpgJust a bit of fairing to be done to the mould!

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REO 7.2 prototype, REO Speedwagon mashes it in 20 to 25 Knots!
Smallest boat in Super 30 fleet at 23.6 feet Speedwagon was fastest around the course in Sydney Amateur Sailing Club's  Super30 W/L races 
Of all the boats on the course only Toy Box 2, a 43.6 foot X yacht was 1:10 faster in the second race.  
The results are here

Congratulations!

Well done Team REO Speedwagon!:D

 

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video stopped just prior to the drop! How'd all that go? Anything we need to know about??!! 

No doubt the thing was lit up though! 

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2 hours ago, richiec said:

video stopped just prior to the drop! How'd all that go? Anything we need to know about??!! 

No doubt the thing was lit up though! 

I wondered that too, especially when the skip called for a leeward drop. Jibes were nice.

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I just stopped the video because we weren't going fast any more. We did not have any boat handling problems, broaches or any other problems. I don't think any other boats had full rigs and a masthead kite on. They all had chicken chutes on and still broached or set no kite at all.

The young woman with the speed puck had never sailed before and clearly enjoyed it.

We did two windward/ leewards on the same course as the Middle Harbour Yacht Club fleet.  We led the Super 30 fleet home by 1min 40secs in the first race and nearly 4 minutes in the second. We beat Maxstar, the Melges 32 by 5 minutes in the first race and they did not start the second.

 

19.4 knots.jpg

WL1 Oct 6.jpg

WL2 Oct 6.jpg

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You have to respect a handicapping system that promotes last to first in one afternoon on the water

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