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In Topic: Club 420 Asymmetric Conversion

02 May 2016 - 07:36 PM

If you were chummy with your local Inland 20 sailors they might loan you one. There are a couple of boats down there right?

In Topic: Club 420 Asymmetric Conversion

28 April 2016 - 01:59 PM

So you have four boats and you are going to put sprits on them? That pretty much rules them out for any MISSA sailing, college events or interclub regattas with clubs that have 420's. Just curious was the 420 pitched to the club members with the expectation of putting sprits on them or sailing as a pre-Lightning trainer of sort to rebuild a dying fleet on the lake. This really means you are adding two different boats. The politics should get interesting especially in that club.

In Topic: Club 420 Asymmetric Conversion

27 April 2016 - 10:34 PM

There is like 20 E's, maybe 5 Lightnings?, a handful of Sunfish. Not sure on the I20?s maybe 10-12. Putting a sprit on a 420 who knows, but the wrong boat.

In Topic: Club 420 Asymmetric Conversion

27 April 2016 - 09:23 PM

If you are on Lake Wawasee in Indiana aren't they are starting a 420 fleet. Not sure if that is being done to save the dying Ligthning fleet or to build a junior program. But that probably does not help meet your requirements you mentioned. Someone said they had a fleet of M-17's but I have never seen any when racing the E's. That might work towards your requirements better.


The 420 is really a spring and fall boat with MISSA, at least in the Midwest. If you guys are trying to build teenage sailing your time would be better spent starting a high school sailing team maybe. Maybe you guys should put asymmetrics on your Lightnings save the $90k and you might be ahead.

In Topic: Regatta starting sound signals

15 March 2016 - 03:56 PM

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