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    Portland, OR
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    Racing, J/105, I14, Trawlers

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  1. We've got our powerboat in a Shelter Island marina for another week. We can leave the truck/trailer at the ramp as long as we move it every 72 hours, but it would be nice to store the trailer separately so we can use the truck. Is there any place relatively nearby we can rent a space to park it? It's about 38' long.
  2. We have a board meeting tonight and would love to consider any additional comments and/or questions anyone might have. I will definitely bring up the concept of a double-hand division as well as the potential continued Canadian waters restriction. Post any other thoughts here. Thanks - Eric
  3. No promises, but I will definitely bring it up. With the way things are going, we may all be double handing, or a least limited to two households...
  4. Good Point! Race Passage wasn't seriously on the table, I just like the challenge of going through there (most of the time), but your point regarding Canadian waters is important. We'll have to make sure we address that and limit our course to US Waters in the Straits if necessary/appropriate.
  5. Russell - Hope you can join us, but to your question there are specific safety requirements you need to meet. You can find last year's here, they are unlikely to change much. J24Soup - Yes, distance is pretty close to the normal Victoria finish. I was thinking maybe we should have included Race Rocks as a mark of the course (starboard rounding).
  6. With cautious optimism, CYC Portland has released the following: CYC and Schooner Creek Boat Works Announces the 2021 Pacific Northwest Offshore is On!! June 10-13 2021 Ilwaco, WA to Port Angeles, WA With 2020 now in the rear view mirror and with title sponsorship by Schooner Creek Boat Works, the Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland is committed to hold the PNW Offshore this coming summer. We made our decision with deep respect for the challenges faced by every one of us this past year, but with an optimism that by the time set for the race in mid-June p
  7. While that is no doubt true, Race Week is now to be held in Anacortes.
  8. Regarding the PNW Offshore, the CYC Portland board anticipated a cancelled Swiftsure and been considering our options for some time. We would like to run a race if we will have enough participants to make it worthwhile. We have considered Port Angeles and Port Townsend finishes as well as alternate dates and if “feeding” into Race Week makes sense. We have not made any decisions yet. We will be sending a survey out to past participants in the near future. If you have thoughts about what would drive more boats to race, we’d love be to hear them.
  9. We replaced ours about 5 years ago. We bought both upper and lower Jefa bearings, but ended up just replacing the lower. We did it ourselves. It was not trivial but doable if you are handy. We didn't know how bad ours was until replacing it. The old one felt a little rough, but the impetus to change was that it actually locked up a couple of times in big ocean waves. The new bearing made a big difference in how smooth the steering is (wheel boat). If I remember correctly, the upper bearing was going to be more difficult than expected because mounting holes were not going line up.
  10. Monkey - Flaked and “stuffed” are completely different in my world. I’ve seen many cruisers literally stuffing sails into a bag, no flaking, that’s what I was trying to caution against. Even so, we roll our jib all the time on our J/105 as does every other 105 I am aware of that has nice sails. A J/88 (the OP’s boat) has an even smaller jib. And, sure on a boat that swaps headsails, flaking is the only practical solution, but that’s not common on a J/88. Here’s a nice link from Quantum that discusses this topic. https://www.quantumsails.com/en/resources-and-expertise/articles/how-to-fold
  11. I agree with taking the battens out when taking it down, but am troubled by the "stuff it into the bag" phrase. That sail should be rolled when you are not using it. As mentioned above, rolling it on the furler (and leaving battens in obviously) with a cover is one choice. If you are taking it down, roll it from the top down. Your bag should be designed to stow it this way versus stuffing.
  12. It not clear in the message I got, and partially quoted above, that they aren't trying for a race in 2021, just that Point Roberts is off the table. In fact, the way she phrased it made it look like she was looking for a Covid safe venue (presumably for 2021) that could convert to a more social venue in post Covid times. Did I miss something that said no race at all in 2021? Despite the obvious issues with Point Roberts, it looked like an interesting venue we were looking forward to trying out.
  13. Speed - the step box goes where you would use it as a step to exit the cabin into the companionway. Many/most boats have a cooler there that doubles as a step and other things coolers do. You cannot have both. https://images.app.goo.gl/crRC3BC4JUYGRiqcA
  14. Thanks for the great recommendations. Started at IYAC, had an appetizer at Zeldas, walked the town and docks, to the extent possible, had a refresher at the Candy Shoppe, now back at Zeldas for dinner. I expect to finish the evening back at IYAC for a true round trip experience. Sailing Anarchy comes through again!
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