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  1. He was a winner with Courageous in 1974, starting helmsman and main trimmer with Hood after they pulled Bavier. Evens it out a little.
  2. The class of boat is not the issue with a new AC team, it is the overall enormity of putting a team together and all the parts and pieces of managing such an effort. Many teams over the years have had decent boats, speed, etc. but do not have the experience of what it takes to mount a successful challenge. Also many tried radical ideas to gain an edge, going too far out of the box and sailing themselves right out of contention. Again that is an issue of managing every aspect of the challenge.
  3. 13 years now I bring this up on August 22nd. As usual there are plenty that need to read how it all started...scroll up.
  4. I sailed on her back in 2016, they joke that she is a '13' meter, and the class invites her to race when they need an extra boat to fill-out the fleet. edit: Heritage's mast is an old S&S stick.
  5. I have this full raceday on VHS, AIV surfing back and forth across KIII's stern was classic. This vid did not show the best of it, they were only feet apart at times, throwing a ton of water into the air off their bow.
  6. No matter how it gets to Pensacola I'll have to make a trip up there to see one of these freaks. A friend has family up there so hopefully they sail on a weekend. While I do not think they are the best platform for match racing in the AC it is an interesting technology experiment.
  7. So its a Disney trick then?
  8. Central Florida is 250 - 300 feet above sea level yet I have found sharks teeth around the old phosphate mines, how do you explain that? Nobody has, so far...
  9. Check your email, I was able to open it and modified it, not sure if the res is good enough.
  10. I just came back from the TP a couple of weeks ago and my brother and I saw her, still sitting there. Compared to some derelicts she looks like everything was put away and just not scattered around looking like a wreck. On the surface does not look too bad but I'm sure it would take a ton to put back into sailing shape.
  11. Saw it last night, very well done. Tampa Theater is a cool place to watch it.
  12. My understanding is this, a tiller is good inshore on closed courses or short coastal races. On a long offshore race like the Transpac, etc. a wheel is better since the tiller will wear you out. I prefer a tiller but having just sailed the Transpac the wheel was nice to steer with so I understand the logic, 'rowing' the boat for 2,200 miles would have been rough.
  13. Might be one of the reasons the NYYC moved the AC races to Newport. A big reason was all the big guys summering there.
  14. I am not surprised at this^, had the same feelings when they said the boats were going back to monohulls and then they put out that video with the freak of a foiling monohull. I never believed Bertelli intended for this to be the result but he had to of signed-off on it, sounds like the Kiwi's pressured him to go this way.
  15. Basic bottom line is this event sucked. I fell asleep trying to watch it. It was dreadful at best.
  16. Looking around for Transpac info I found this gem, not sure of the year:
  17. I remember 'Flank Steak' from its years on Tampa Bay.
  18. Final analysis....over-hyped yawn fest. They make an overly excited NASCAR announcer seem calm.
  19. Change to kick-up rudders and have a killer Everglades Challenge boat.
  20. http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/news/GGYachtClub-vSocNautDeGeneve.html We missed the anniversary, it was Feb. 10, 2009. We should have held a worldwide watch party.
  21. I do not remember ever seeing shots off of the boat, other than one of my brother at the dock in SD. Hard to believe how this forum was buzzing 10 years ago while the court case was raging. I have saved the link to Maureen Mahoney's court appearance vs BBBL Ostrager. She wiped the floor with him.
  22. Not sure if it helps but we have 4 of them at Davis Island in Tampa and they race in our Thursday nights, a couple do the other regatta's on the bay. Privateer, Dr. Bligh (formerly LeGal), Meltemi, and Bay Wolf. Bay Wolf went through a rehab but has not been active much lately.
  23. Our boat has a new assym. as we do a number of point to point races down and back on Tampa bay. We also have acquired an old staysail to set under it to help keep-up with the bow-pole boats on long reaching legs. Any advice on set-ups, etc.? I think we have the basics as we have used a borrowed one before and seen it used on another 35 here.
  24. She was brought back from England by an owner from the South as a blockade runner, then run up (down) the St. Johns river here in FL and scuttled in Dunn's Creek. (not far above current day Orlando) She was raised by the Union, repaired and used as a blockade boat off Charleston with 3 guns on her. She found one of the South's top runners and fired warning rockets, alerting the fleet which came and sank it. She then was a training vessel for the Navy, raced by them in the first Cup fleet challenge, and then sold to Col. Benjamin Butler (a Civil War veteran, 'Colonel' by political donat
  25. Since the defender has seemed to get off track, a little reminder on the anniversary... (scroll to the top)
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