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#1 Mud sailor

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

hadn't seen this mentioned anywhere...

new book out on Jim Kilroy and Kialoa

summary here and some very cool old film clips as well

http://www.sail-worl...- -Video/103876

#2 Snaggletooth

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

Verry coole stuff!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

Their facebook page is chock-a-block with awesome photos from all of the Kialoa's racing in those eras.

https://www.facebook...aloaUS1?fref=ts

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

III was a very impressive boat to a young lad.

#5 Mud sailor

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

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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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

Verry coole stuff!



very cool indeed! more impressively you spelled "stuff" correct.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

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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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:04 AM

III was a very impressive boat to a young lad.


Still is.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:40 AM

I heard snaggy was getting a little dental work done. It's starting to show.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:11 AM

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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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:39 AM

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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