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In Topic: Is it too early?

Yesterday, 05:37 PM

The last time N2E was on the Cinco de Mayo weekend was 1974.


Previous year there were near riots, with the street in front of Hussong's getting firehosed.  So that year they busted anyone that moved wrong.  Over 600 arrests in Ensenada that year.


Moved a week later the next year...

In Topic: Is it too early?

22 March 2017 - 03:11 PM

Not new scheduling wrt Yachting Cup.


Except for the year N2E was moved for Easter, N2E has been the week before Yachting Cup.  (I think Yachting Cup was originally scheduled to take advantage of N2E returnees.)


[Note:  already entered.]

In Topic: Del Rey 24?

06 March 2017 - 04:31 PM

Long ago, I had a 1964-ish Islander Bahama.  Did some research and found that the hull mold was used for a number of boats around that time, with different decks and mast placements.  The ones I know for sure are Islander 24, Islander Bahama (flush deck), Columbia 24, Columbia Challenger (flush deck), and the Del Rey 24.


Boat was solid fiberglass.  Installed a compass in the cabin wall at front of cockpit, and the glass was over a half-inch thick.  Heard of someone putting a bolt in the bow on one for pulling onto a trailer, and it was 2" thick there.


Builders weren't sure about how strong fiberglass was at that point, I guess.

In Topic: Question re: Newport to Ensenada Race

10 February 2017 - 07:47 PM

US Sailing Safety at Sea class is online now.



In Topic: Looking for sextant info

07 February 2017 - 05:23 PM

Not as good as a course, but a great place to start is a copy of "Dutton's Navigation and Piloting" published by the Naval Institute.  Its got 12 chapters covering Celestial Navigation, starting with Chapter 18, "Navigational Astronomy" and ending with Chapter 29 " The Practice of Celestial Navigation"


It was a basic text and reference book for our full blown Celestial Navigation class at USNA back in the early 80s...


Earlier edition was the text at USNA back in the late 60's.  Great book.