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  1. What's up with the tail lights? Signal before you tack?
  2. Nobody's mentioned it so far, but the start has been the decider. Spithill has been dialed in for the most part, and passing the leader is tough.
  3. Ah yes...Raleigh-Durham; " Halfway between the mountains and the sea!", or as many say; "the middle of nowhere". We tried sailing Kerr Lake for a year, and then moved the boat to Wrightsville Beach.
  4. I've been launching a 5,000 lb boat and trailer for years with 2WD vehicles, including a 6 cyl Explorer, and a 8 cyl Tundra pickup. A lot depends on the ramp pitch and condition. Low tide with a slimy ramp can get hairy, but with a few crew bouncing on the hitch, she'll come out fine.
  5. Like the S2 7.9, it was designed by Graham & Schlageter for S2 Yachts. The 27 was an entirely new design. The S2 27 has a lot of MORC and 7.9 influence in her hull lines, but with a more freeboard and cruiser intended interior and deck layout. The S2 27 was introduced towards the end of sailboat production at S2, so not a lot of them were built. Very well built and has nice racer/cruiser possibilities though. Good luck!
  6. This is a good thing, done by a such good company.
  7. I agree that P.T. would be a decent venue, but unsure about the reliability of breeze in the summer. P.T. would still be better than Whidbey or Pt. Roberts. Anacortes offers 2 possibilities for race venues- for small boats Fidalgo Bay has a good afternoon sea breeze and is where the yacht club races on Wednesday nights. Just 3-4 mi north, Padilla Bay has room for 1 or 2 circles for larger boats and in the daytime (vs. the evening Northern Century race) usually has 8-12 kt breezes. Plus, you can't beat the scenery of the San Juans and snow-covered Mt. Baker!
  8. Anacortes checks all the boxes. Multiple race areas, huge modern marina, launch, restaurants, bars, 15 mi from I-5 ...
  9. ProaSailor, thanks for pointing out the erroneous URL. That link has since been fixed; http://www.siewertdesign.com/Portfolio/Production_Boat_Designs/tombolo_28.html
  10. I forgot to add; no RC. The RC could be a single or double-handed volunteer. If not, have a course agreed upon with fixed marks, GPS start times, and take your own finish time. Just have some fun.
  11. One thought; as things ease up perhaps in May-June, how about easing into single or double-handed races? Single-handed obviously is low risk proper social distancing, and double-handed required to be members of the same household and/or mutually isolated.
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