Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

11 Whiner

About vtsail

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

6,056 profile views
  1. Worst one for me was 2013 Annapolis to Newport race. Delayed start which set us up to get whacked by a tropical storm going down the bay. Pissing down rain in the dark with a surprising amount of commercial traffic close by. Round the Chesapeake Light and the wind machine shuts off. For two days. Made something like 54 miles in 48 hours. Then a nice nor'easter filled in so we could beat the rest of the way to Newport. In the rain. By far the wettest and coldest I have ever been. Crew fell off one by one until there were only 3 of us who weren't sick or too scared to come on deck. Yet
  2. I hope that anyone who feels this strongly about getting a refund for this race that didn't happen doesn't feel super strong about participating in this race in the future. I can't see the OA extending an invite to you after going through this refund process. The invites are at their discretion and I can't see them willingly inviting someone who has been a problem for them in the past.
  3. You would be surprised! I did an incline on a (freshwater) bayou in Louisiana one time where the specific gravity of the water was less than 1! Measured it multiple times in several areas using different instruments because I didn't believe it.
  4. So long as the measurements were taken accurately (spin poles measured, jugs weighed), this is the only fair way to measure your stability. I'm a naval architect and we perform this exact experiment multiple times a year to determine the lightship weight and centers of gravity for ships and crane barges. As far as the correlation between ORC and PHRF, all I can say is there is very little (none) science behind PHRF. ORC might not be perfect, but I have found it to be generally more realistic than PHRF.
  5. Shot in the dark, but does anyone have/know of a used J22 trailer on the east coast for sale? Ours is getting dodgy and probably should be replaced. Thanks.
  6. It's a great race dominated by local knowledge in the Bay leg. All that being said though, you can overcome a poor performance in the Bay if you nail the ocean part of the course. In 2017 we were DEEP after the Chesapeake leg which we spent very little time preparing for since being a Bay boat we had gone "down the bay" plenty of times to just do it. We were wrong. However we prepped very hard for the ocean leg and nailed that portion of the race to easily win our class. I would recommend looking at the CBOFS website for current and weather forecasting. Also important to look up the
  7. 3 times. In my opinion it is the most interesting of the three bigger east coast ocean races. It's a lot more tactical than the others with the inshore leg and the leg from Block Island to Newport. However you can still do well if you nail the ocean part and screw up one of the other legs. In 2017 we were deep exiting the bay but crushed the ocean leg and wound up winning our day overall (two different start days, on this occasion every boat that started on Saturday beat every boat that started Friday purely due to the weather). My suggestion is due in large part to your sail i
  8. If you are considering an offshore race this summer let me vouch for/suggest the Annapolis to Newport over the Halifax race. Warmer but probably also better suited to the strengths of the 111. Also likely to be more 111s to sail against in that race as well.
  9. Are there crew lists published anywhere?
  10. To be fair I think they sailed the Dehler 30 OD for the first time either Wednesday or Thursday before the race....
  11. It's going to be crowded and spicy. Pretty amazing to get this many boats signed up for the first year of a new event. I suspect this will be the first double handed race for many of the participants (myself included).
  12. Realizing that Charlie wasn't on board going into Hong Kong, what is the bigger regret from the last Volvo Race: the collision with the fishing boat or the dismasting? Which one will he learn the greater lesson from?
  13. It's also a rating issue. I believe that the symmetric kite gives advantages in IRC and ORC in certain situations. So it can be a ratings play as well.
  14. Ramrod couldn't have sold already could she? Cant find the listing on yachtworld...
  • Create New...