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#1 Wet Spreaders

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:49 PM

At the SFYC J105 regatta this weekend we saw some pretty good breeze - 38kts gust reported from the RC. We saw 32kts before we retired due to a boom failure.

 

We lost the kite halyard on the first downwind leg - cover parted at the clutch and core ran through, so the we needed to samurai-dowse that. No spare halyard, so we decided to finish the race under white sails.

 

Unfortunately, we forgot to ease the vang at the top mark and broke the boom during the jibe - video here:

 

http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

 

 

One of the other skippers loaned us a spare boom for the following day and we did well, so the regatta was a really up-and-down affair. Thankfully no-one hurt and the damage was limited to the boom.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:42 AM

well done, glad nobody got hurt.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:46 AM

but you still have a toilet in the boat??

 

 



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:07 AM

but you still have a toilet in the boat??

 

Yes. However, we prefer hanging our dicks over the rail to pee (mostly to pee, anyhow - sometimes we do it just for the cooling breeze and to scare the whales).  I guess we could take the can out and replace it with the same weight in donuts or something to remain class-legal.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:35 PM

At the SFYC J105 regatta this weekend we saw some pretty good breeze - 38kts gust reported from the RC. We saw 32kts before we retired due to a boom failure.

 

We lost the kite halyard on the first downwind leg - cover parted at the clutch and core ran through, so the we needed to samurai-dowse that. No spare halyard, so we decided to finish the race under white sails.

 

Unfortunately, we forgot to ease the vang at the top mark and broke the boom during the jibe - video here:

 

http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

 

 

One of the other skippers loaned us a spare boom for the following day and we did well, so the regatta was a really up-and-down affair. Thankfully no-one hurt and the damage was limited to the boom.

 

That sucks...expensive day.  Glad no one got hurt and you were able to get back out there.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:28 PM

Sucks.  Glad no one hurt.

 

Begs the question though, has this occurred on other 105's?  Didn't seem that strapped.   Does it occur on other J classes?






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