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VX One - North Americans 2012

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#1 Vela Sailing Supply

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

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#2 jkdubs808

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

Anyone looking for crew? I'm off the ship that weekend and I live in FL.

#3 Vernon Green

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:00 AM

I will be there with Brad Hickman from Oklahoma

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:29 PM

Sounds good Vern, Are you and Brad going to coming down and practice at the Fall Dinghyfest at RCYC?
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

I was planning to do Dinghyfest but the other two Rush Creek VXs are going to FWBC for the Ol Man of the Sea. Kinda sux since one of the reasons for getting the VX was so y'all wouldn't have to wait so long for me to finish :)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

Well hopefully ya can make Wurstfest! We've got one VX (Ultraracer) already registered. Two or more would be great!
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#7 Vernon Green

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:05 AM

Yeah, sounds like we are not going to make it to dinghyfest. I know I am ready to race the North Americans!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:15 AM

I think the wife and I are going to come up for ft. Worth. After that its wurstfest weekend 1, then off to mix it up at the na's

Looking forward to getting back on the boat and meeting you guys.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:12 AM

I think the wife and I are going to come up for ft. Worth. After that its wurstfest weekend 1, then off to mix it up at the na's

Looking forward to getting back on the boat and meeting you guys.


That's the talk!!

See you there.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

Almost all teams are already in Pensacola. Practice and tune up tomorrow!!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

http://www.regattane...862&show_crew=1

#12 Vernon Green

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:03 AM

Fun event so far! Can't wait for there to be 100 boats on the line at an event like this. Such a fun boat and cool group of people.

Gotta love a keg at the VX tent every evening, and the 15lbs of spicey boiled shrimp yesterday was pretty good.

Racing has been great with the fleet sharing tons of info and the wind today really closed up the gaps in the fleet!

Life is to short to sail slow boats!

#13 StayinStrewn

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:17 AM

Sweet!!

#14 BradH

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

Results after day two http://www.regattane...862&show_crew=1

#15 Vernon Green

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

Video of Brad Hickman and I sticking the boat into a wave. Not sure how fast we were going at the moment when it happened but I know we have seen 19 on the boat and this felt like the fastest I have ever gone on it.

Bad gybe on both our parts, the boat accelerated so fast I lost my footing but still a cool video.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

Can anyone figure out how to embed that video? I am not smart enough it seems.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:33 PM



Some video from Saturday.

Sunday stronger breeze video coming shortly.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

Video of Brad Hickman and I sticking the boat into a wave. Not sure how fast we were going at the moment when it happened but I know we have seen 19 on the boat and this felt like the fastest I have ever gone on it.

Bad gybe on both our parts, the boat accelerated so fast I lost my footing but still a cool video.

Nice! Is it the camera or does the boom flex that much?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

Video from Sunday: https://vimeo.com/53462487

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:20 AM

GoPro Video from onboard VX#108,

Saturday: https://vimeo.com/53416495

Sunday with breeze on: https://vimeo.com/53462487


#21 BradH

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:22 AM

This is from onboard VX #108 Sunday.



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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Oops, sorry Brad - the these two were from 101, not 108.

GoPro Video from onboard VX#101,

Saturday: https://vimeo.com/53416495

Sunday with breeze on: https://vimeo.com/53462487



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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

This is from onboard VX #108 Sunday.


That's awesome... the boat looks like a blast, but did you all realize you hit the windward mark with your boom?
How long ( in distance) was that downwind leg, it took ~6 1/2 minutes; that's pretty fast

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#24 BradH

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

Didn't know we hit the mark until I saw it on video. Not sure how long the course was.

#25 Vernon Green

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:15 AM

Wow, we did hit the mark. That really is my bad and I had no idea that it had happened or we would have done our spin.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

How long ( in distance) was that downwind leg, it took ~6 1/2 minutes; that's pretty fast


The RC was aiming for 0.8 rhumb line distance for the leg, but I don't have an actual. Distance sailed would have been longer of course.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:47 AM

Great videos! I would encourage you guys to try your camera suction-cupped to the rudder. I played with this on the Viper and it is cool how it kind of looks around and out of the boat as you steer. The VX looks like so much fun!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

Wow, we did hit the mark. That really is my bad and I had no idea that it had happened or we would have done our spin.

Have you withdrawn?

#29 BradH

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

If withdrawing from that one race would make a difference in the overall placememt I'd do it. In this case it wouldn't make a difference.




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