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  1. Get a nice big tent that you can stand up inside, REI Kingdome is a good one. Comfortable camp chairs. Stove with 2 burners. From their just grab the older stuff from your kitchen for cooking and eating supplies. Also add in a basic plastic tablecloth as the picnic tables can be a bit nasty. Don’t forget a big jug of H2O.
  2. Good on them for making it happen. At least they have more than $5 to make it happen!
  3. I’ve sailed on one for many years back in the day here in NW and SF. They can be fast but require a lot of tweaking and good crew. Polars are your friend! Rig tuning is a pain due to adjusting D2’s and D3’s while swinging in the breeze while adjusting ever time the breeze goes up or down 5 kts. Main and bow need to be spot on 110% of the time.
  4. Melges 24. Fast & fun. Big cockpit. Room below for boat camping. Or throw on a boom tent to increase space.
  5. I have all three listed for my Comcast area, Bainbridge Island/Kitsap Co. Wed, Thurs, and Fri at 10p-12a
  6. Dug a bit deeper and it’s on NBCSN 626 Wed, Thurs, & Sat same bat time same bat channel. Saturday it’s on at 10a & 10p. So there you go.
  7. Looks like Comcast in Seattle has it on channel 626 at 10p-12a, 12/16. The title is Sailing: America’s Cup World Series. Not sure if it’s the X-Mas race, but the right time frame.
  8. Sail-rite flex-a-rail. Glue on with silicone as it doesn’t take a load. https://www.sailrite.com/search?keywords=Flex rail
  9. We used something like this found on Amazon. Proxicast Pro-Grade Extra Strong 30mil Weatherproof Self-Fusing Silicone Rubber Sealing Tape. We pumped up the mast jack to max height applied the tape the lowered mast all the way to allow a bellows to be created. After 24 hours applied black sail repair tape to front and sides to be cut resistant. Best boot we’ve ever made. 100% waterproof and flexible in all conditions.
  10. Decent afternoon/evening thermal, 8-15kts fairly common.
  11. Check out Seattle/Puget Sound. Housing not cheap, but doable outside main cities. Year round racing. Best sailing Oct-June. Summer can sail 5 days a week. Seattle sailing club reasonable for boat rental. Yes it rains, put on a jacket and deal.
  12. Six one, half dozen the other. Good crew no issue.
  13. From what I know, TP’s run single slot foil for weight savings. So bare headed jib change is only option when it pipes up. Plus only one jib halyard. Gotta keep spins halyards open for gate options.
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