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  1. google Fools Rules regatta. Might just be what you are looking for.
  2. 27 knots on Whitbread 60 Toshiba. 15+ knots on an Evelyn 32, then the mast fell down.
  3. Intrepid was ahead of her time in more ways than one.
  4. go to www.vacuwash.com This process is really made for mildewed laminates, but it will do it for your woven sails too.
  5. If you are going to do any extended offshore sailing get a trysail with A- its own dedicated track extending down to just above the cabin top, B- its own dedicated halyard turning just above the end of the track. Does not need to be internal, C- a tack pennant with a set length dead ended to a fixed eye on deck, or base of mast. Try it out in fair weather to set tack pennant length and sheeting points. Jeep it rigged and ready in a bag strapped to the mast. Trying to unhook, or attach any hardware or fitting in stinky weather or an emergency is not easy, or smart. If you are using a deepl
  6. Thats CISC. NESC uses J 22, and J 24. They also charter larger boats.
  7. If you are going to camp out, Ft. Getty is one of the best locations that I can think of. There is a boat ramp there, and I am sure that you can either anchor in Dutch Harbor, or get a transient mooring from the boat yard there. You can get lessons in Jamestown too. contact New England Sailing Center on the other side of the island.
  8. Try Narragansett Bay. Launch ramp and parking at Sail Newport. Many places to sail to, large enough for an adventure in your boat.
  9. no palm trees at Thames YC.
  10. Actually straight (coxless) pairs and fours are steered from the bow rowing seat by foot controlled rudders. the rudder is only turned while the oars are in the water. While the boat is running out during the return the rudder is at midships for drag reduction.
  11. If you row it, it's not a canoe. Get a sliding seat installed in the aft station, then get your girlfriend to row bow.
  12. Lando will learn that the team has a lot of knowlege that can help him to win. He did have it in the bag until he thought he knew better. A great race all around. 100 wins, way to go Lewis.
  13. The island that I live on has no real industries except boat yards. Newport is just a bridge away, and it can stay there.
  14. I grew up in the Flanders section of East Lyme. Was a great place to be a kid in the sixties. Very rural, and only a few miles to the shore. I drive through now, and try to remember how it was back then. Now I live in RI, still in a rural community, but only a block from the water.
  15. if I ever saw one, I didn't recognize it as such. I used to hear them all the time growing up in SE Connecticut. Since moving to RI 32 years ago, I have not heard one once. My loss.
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