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backstayman2

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In Topic: Annual Around Long Island Race Offical Thread

30 July 2013 - 12:55 AM

 


  Why is central/WLIS so utterly devoid of breeze?

 
Many answers Grasshopper but first you must prove yourself worthy of gaining this knowledge.  

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I think this is an Espo sock puppet

This is a race a Catalina won. Nuff said

 

 

Which Catalina?  not following.

 

Has anyone ever done this race in a J24?  The PHRF ratings of competitors go up to about that level.  Seems like it would be possible.  If so, maybe next year we'll tow ours up there and try it.


In Topic: Annual Around Long Island Race Offical Thread

29 July 2013 - 09:07 PM

Wow, the turnout for ALIR is so, so, so much lower than it used to be.  My cousin is a member of Raritan YC in Perth Amboy NJ, so for one reason or another I'm on its Facebook feed:  It said "Seafeather crushed their class on the Around Long Island Race to take first in class. Way to go RYC.So I looked.  There were five PHRF boats in this "class".  One didn't start.  Talk about trying to make mediocrity sound awesome.

 

Anyhow, maybe they should re-think the ALIR to be around Plum Island and back, both on the outside.  IHMO, the LIS side is just hot death on wheels, and not a test of anything other than the simple ability to sit and bake. 

 

I would be interested to know more about why the climactic conditions have changed so drastically over the last 30-40 years -- is it as simple as the real estate development that has occurred on the north shore?  Why is central/WLIS so utterly devoid of breeze?