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In Topic: Boats with sprit poles and spinnaker poles

05 September 2014 - 05:31 PM

I have a C&C 110 with both - but only use ( for PHRF penalty reasons ) the sprit version.

In Topic: PHRF NW questions. Credits, etc.

26 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

Asymptote - quick question regarding the N100 last weekend - did you guys foul Time Bandit - it looked to us like you did a few turns just before the Point Bob Bell Buoy.........


Also any suggestions on how to get by Kelp Reef in a flood?  We tried but just didn't have the horse power to get away - and was surprised to find no current relieve over on the US side either?



In Topic: PHRF NW questions. Credits, etc.

21 August 2014 - 06:54 PM

N 100 does look light- though last models seem a bit better I suppose.


The gates do favor the faster boats for sure.


Me thinks the tide change times will shut down breeze each time too - so being in sync with those times will be critical to floating along in the right direction of course.


If you get by Turn Point in time Saturday late morning you might just be golden with a fresh westerly building as the day goes..........

In Topic: 2015 Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race

18 August 2014 - 10:19 PM

Ah yes close to shore- like the leg last time going to Hardwicke - I think it was Eric on Emma who had their wind index caught in the trees going close to shore:)  That leg we tried to anchor up near the point so close to shore the anchor bounced twice on shore before dropping 300 feet and the boys having to bring her back on board for another try!


As mentioned well by Asymptote - this is not a race I would do DH ( and I am doing the N 100 this year DH again ).  I agree that the inside legs are tougher on you physically than the outside legs - it is non stop racing day after day to Winter Harbour - where if you are not "on" you are DFL easily!


I would recommend you do the race with at least 4 people. After doing this race twice, I suggest that shore side stays, away from the boat, for each crew member at least every other stop should be considered.  Again, this is a marathon of a race, but the inside legs especially are like doing a 400 meter race 6 times a day for a week.



In Topic: Schock 35 Rig Settings

17 July 2014 - 02:21 AM

A man named "Schnick" will be along with his 2 bits shortly - he just bought one in Vancouver and is already winning races......