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Serge A. Storms

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About Serge A. Storms

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  • Birthday 07/03/1968

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  1. Hell Yeah! If you are in New England and want to give it a try PM me and I'll throw you in my spare boat this winter- just show up at the lake! Also you can come to the swap meet- interesting to see the boats and gear and meet the gang. Think ICE! Serge
  2. Hey Folks- I figure this thread is a good place to ask if anyone saw a particular documentary about the design and build of Stars & Stripes '87, in fact it was about the whole Stars & Stripes challenge. I think it was narrated by Burt Lancaster and featured great footage of design team meetings, lofting, tank tests, the build, the prep, crew training in the gym (The gym was a dark, dank basement. The guy in charge explained that the only things you should find in a gym are "weights and pain." LOVE IT.), practice in Hawaii, interviews with sailmakers about the sail program and
  3. Hey Folks- I figure this thread is a good place to ask if anyone saw a particular documentary about the design and build of Stars & Stripes '87, in fact it was about the whole Stars & Stripes challenge. I think it was narrated by Burt Lancaster and featured great footage of design team meetings, lofting, tank tests, the build, the prep, crew training in the gym (The gym was a dark, dank basement. The guy in charge explained that the only things you should find in a gym are "weights and pain." LOVE IT.), practice in Hawaii, interviews with sailmakers about the sail program and
  4. Saw a few 12 Meter rigs at the yard the other day, of course I have to share.... The KOOKABURRA mast has a cool gizmo at the step- I'm guessing it's for serious rake adjustments? Picturing the mast waaaaay forward reaching and downwind... Or maybe some other thing. Thoughts?
  5. This was called VAN KI PASS (I think) last time I saw her. Looks like she is in better shape than she has been- I think a former owner was busted for running a pretty impressive Ponzi scheme a few years ago..... Cool looking boat- Certainly an eye catcher. The photos don't do justice to the mega tumblehome at max beam.... Anyway anyone know the designer/builder/history?
  6. STARS & STRIPES '87 in Portsmouth RI, New England Boat Works! Really cool to see her, even if she is in need of a little fluff and buff.... I was one of the many who followed that whole series, and what a series it was.... So many boats, personalities, rivalries, incidents, allegations.... and the racing wasn't bad either (even if the final was a bit lopsided...) To actually see the boat that won the whole thing was really cool. Anyone know what the plan is for her?
  7. My first ride was a 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88. Red, frame and body damage, lots of rust, and an average MPG of about 5. Mom had all kinds of descriptions and epithets for it.... A total load of shit. BUT IT WAS MINE! Drove it into the ground then I drove/lived in a series of big station wagons, then a Chevy Astro, then a Chevy Venture, then a Dodge Grand Caravan, and now a full length Ford Transit 350 XLT with all the seats taken out and stored in the basement. Love that fuckin' thing!
  8. Love the pic above- as a kid there was nothing better than hang time- defying gravity was an every day activity. On bikes, skateboards, jumping out of attic windows onto piles of dirt... Whatever was available! One day a few of us were out jumping our BMX bikes over whatever piles of dirt we could find in the neighborhood; We found one similar to the one in the photo, had a steep slope so it sent you high rather than far- made for a hard landing but some serious hang time... We are all taking a few slow runs over it, getting a feel for the launch and the landing, warming up
  9. Stumbled on more 12 Meters in RI the other day.... So damn cool... So many stories.... Is it true that DEFENDER hogged so they cut a wedge out of her middle and raised the ends? Is it true that KOOKABURRA II would have been better against STARS & STRIPES had they had the chance to cut her in half and make her longer prior to the final? (They had a time crunch and couldn't do it- They sailed KOOKA III instead) Is it true that COURAGEOUS was a few tons too light for a lonnnnnng time.... Is it true that the KZ boats were indeed illegal? Is it true that I am way t
  10. Speaking of 12s from 1987... this is one of the AMERICA II boats, sitting at New England Boat Works in Portsmouth RI. I was at the yard the other day and there was a ladder in place and she wasn't locked and I couldn't resist...
  11. Some shots of CHALLENGE 12 and one of the KZ '87 boats. Looks like the jib leads on CHALLENGE 12 are really far aft- is that standard 12M layout or has the rig been moved aft? The boom goes almost all the way to the transom as well- Fascinated by these things.....
  12. Great one liner at about 1:10, same guy who played the Captain in Das Boot.... Beerfest U-Boat Scene - YouTube
  13. Bruce Hornsby's take on the "fortunate son" thing.... Another perspective on the same situation. Bruce Hornsby, The Noisemakers - Fortunate Son (Live at Town Hall, New York City, 2004) - YouTube
  14. ENTERPRISE Still in Portsmouth RI, looks like she is all fluffed and buffed.....
  15. Not much racing due to COVID stuff this year but there was plenty of hard water sailing- Here is a vid of a few boats living it up on Moosehead Lake in Maine in early April. Take a look and if you want to give it a go next year send me a message, I have an extra boat for you to use. It's a blast and anyone can get the things moving- Think Ice! Serge Moosehead Lake Ice Sailing Aerials - YouTube
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