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121 Boats signed up so far. 3 marks any order.

Sooooo which is da fastestest?

Also through the Raccoon Strait or no?

I know the Moore guys all know this but I don't have enough sheckels to bribe my kid into Stanford so figuring SA next best plan.

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1 hour ago, Spindrift V said:

121 Boats signed up so far. 3 marks any order.

Sooooo which is da fastestest?

Also through the Raccoon Strait or no?

I know the Moore guys all know this but I don't have enough sheckels to bribe my kid into Stanford so figuring SA next best plan.

It depends....

would love to do it but the boats in the yard...

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Go ccw don’t look at wind or the tide book. Something like 8 of the past 10 races have been won ccw. 

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My boat gets hauled today for new bottom. If it doesn't rain too much this week and they don't find anything nasty under the waterline, I'll be sailing the 3BF. I have a great spreadsheet that has flawlessly failed to pick the correct direction for the last 10 years. With that record of consistency in mind, I think I'm going to invoke it again this year, and go the other way.

 

 

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Follow Gordy.

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186 now

Gordy is only fast cuz he has a yellow boat, they never made any yellow E-37's did they?

Thinkin snuffer on kite if it's supposed to be windy

That's what Raindrop does, but only offshore so nobody knows....

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19 minutes ago, Spindrift V said:

186 now

Gordy is only fast cuz he has a yellow boat, they never made any yellow E-37's did they?

Thinkin snuffer on kite if it's supposed to be windy

That's what Raindrop does, but only offshore so nobody knows....

There's always yellow paint....

You can letterbox drop a E37 kite in a manageable way....

 

Jib up

Throw the kite halyard over the transom and drag it. Yep.

Rig for lazy sheets/guys, drag the lazy sheet over to the clew, pass it between the main foot and boom and down the hatch.

crew stands in the companionway, driver releases the guy and feeds the sheet. (Tell him to drive down, more! no, really down!)

Dead downwind the kite will hover behind the main, pull the lazy sheet, pop the clutch and bring her down.  Driver needs to make sure the sheet runs free.

The halyard dragging behind will have just enough friction on it to slow down the drop so you can handle it.

 

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On 1/11/2020 at 10:59 AM, Raz'r said:

It depends....

would love to do it but the boats in the yard...

My crew bailed in favor of spending a day with family... if you are still looking let me know. 

 

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13 minutes ago, LionessRacing said:

My crew bailed in favor of spending a day with family... if you are still looking let me know. 

 

What a generous offer, thank you. However, if my boat is in the yard on a Saturday, I will be as well.....

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6 hours ago, LionessRacing said:

My crew bailed in favor of spending a day with family... if you are still looking let me know. 

 

If you're still looking I'm going to be in SF that weekend, looking to get out sailing since my original plans seem to have fallen through! A little bit of keelboat experience on a J-24 and assorted 4KSBs, and lots of dinghy experience. I'd love to join you if you still need someone!

 

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50 minutes ago, Vaeredil said:

If you're still looking I'm going to be in SF that weekend, looking to get out sailing since my original plans seem to have fallen through! A little bit of keelboat experience on a J-24 and assorted 4KSBs, and lots of dinghy experience. I'd love to join you if you still need someone!

 

See PM. 

 

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