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Respect!

I hate having that realization... "Sh*t, that was a bad idea."   Here's mine, somewhere in the Caribbean, my daughter (who just turned 40) climbed up to the chart table and laid out her first course.

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40 minutes ago, nlmasopust said:

My Platu 25 in Pattaya, Thailand.  1 American, 2 Brits, a Dane and a South African.   Photo credit to Guy Nowell, he does an amazing job at TOTG every year!

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Very cool!   Though the lifelines look a "little" slack.

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4 hours ago, Ajax said:

Very cool!

Was just talking to my dad about the T10 fleet back there.  How many boats do you guys get out on a regular basis?  LS10's faster?  What's the min $$ to get in with a semi competitive boat?  If I did move back, I would love to bring a shitty boat up to the front of the pack over a couple years..  

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11 hours ago, ropetrick said:

Very cool!   Though the lifelines look a "little" slack.

LOL yep they're slack alright.  This class didn't even have lifelines before, just some stainless rails to hike off of.  When Beneteau bought the rights, they modified to 'lifelines'.  Getting four big crew between the stanchions is difficult without decent slack.

Cockpit sole has foot straps for driver and main trimmer.  Not really allowed to 'dinghy' hike, but here we do sometimes.  Super narrow water line so the boat responds to every gram you can get out there :)

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10 hours ago, 1sailor said:

Farr 400 project, looks - and sails- better with the new front end and fixed prod

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Gretchen's photos from Ugotta in Harbor Springs for the first 2?  Boat looks great!

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thanks Geff and YES Gretchen took those, I failed to mention it here but look forward to redecorating the house in HS when I buy some of those from her :) 

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21 hours ago, shaggy said:

Was just talking to my dad about the T10 fleet back there.  How many boats do you guys get out on a regular basis?  LS10's faster?  What's the min $$ to get in with a semi competitive boat?  If I did move back, I would love to bring a shitty boat up to the front of the pack over a couple years..  

On major races (2-3)/year we get 25 boats. Normal weekend races we get 12-15 boats. Distance races you get 20-25 boats. You can find a need help boat for $5,000 and a ready boat for $12,000 to $20,000. LS10’s are $45-55,000 and worth it. Crews and sails win races. Boats that did poorly are sold and become national champs with different crews and newer sails. Go to T Ten web site for boats for sail.

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2 hours ago, ULDB70 said:

On major races (2-3)/year we get 25 boats. Normal weekend races we get 12-15 boats. Distance races you get 20-25 boats. You can find a need help boat for $5,000 and a ready boat for $12,000 to $20,000. LS10’s are $45-55,000 and worth it. Crews and sails win races. Boats that did poorly are sold and become national champs with different crews and newer sails. Go to T Ten web site for boats for sail.

Ha, that's basically what i told him...  Thanks much...  

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22 hours ago, 1sailor said:

thanks Geff and YES Gretchen took those, I failed to mention it here but look forward to redecorating the house in HS when I buy some of those from her :) 

Awesome!  I figured those were hers.  I know she'll appreciate it A LOT!

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Last week on Arrow lake, 3 forest fires burning along the ridges with flames easily visible at night. The smoke is much worse now can't even see across the lake. We hooked up to a mooring for the night went for a swim then went ashore just as we got off the dingy this helo took one bucket of water 100 m from our boat.

 

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27 minutes ago, captnjoe said:

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Mostly because I'm sailing solo.

Nice shot, Joe! I’ll have to get a few of you next time you’re out, that angle doesn’t show off that beautiful blue J hull!!!

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Blackfin, Grenada. I was Sailing Master.

Also, in that epic and classic shot of Equation above, Blackfin was the boat in the distance above and behind with the big red radial head by Hard Sails ("Sail with a Hard on"), and a spinnaker staysl with red and blue stripes.

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Here is my Santa Cruz 27: I picked it up new from the Chicken Coop, and owned it until I moved to Europe ten years later. Way too many good times on this boat!

This boat has been restored as Gotcha, and won two Nationals.

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On 8/22/2018 at 3:10 AM, GER308 said:


This is my favorite pic of my current boat when I loaned it to a friend to sail in the Austrian Nationals,

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How'd she do?  Being in the Nationals seems like a big deal.

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2 hours ago, Ajax said:

How'd she do?  Being in the Nationals seems like a big deal.

She was sort of back of the middle but she had a couple of good races, was the 2016 Austrian Nationals. She is a super nice young girl.
Her BF sails a Finn, she mostly sails Lasers but and she had borrowed one of our club boats for a Regatta or two so we ended up giving her a boat that no one was using.
Just borrowed her old Taylor Finn for a Regatta at their club on the Mosel River at Koblenz. Not a great place for sailing usually but it was a nice motorcycle ride up the Rhein and back.

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I would love to but have a serious shortage of crew and a dog who has recently undergone surgery so needs care.  Perhaps next year. We sail out of Cedar Island Yacht Club on the north shore about 20 miles from you folks. Hope you have a great regatta and can keep it growing.  Good luck !!

 

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On 8/23/2018 at 6:13 PM, carcrash said:

Blackfin, Grenada. I was Sailing Master.

Also, in that epic and classic shot of Equation above, Blackfin was the boat in the distance above and behind with the big red radial head by Hard Sails ("Sail with a Hard on"), and a spinnaker staysl with red and blue stripes.

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Oh, by golly I remember that.  Round Grenada Race, January 1977.  

We actually managed to beat you on the water with the Ron Holland half-tonner Scarlet Shamrock. 

We'd just sailed down from Antigua, me, Tony Maidment and his tiny Asian wife Cindy, and dropped anchor at night outside St Georges, intending to pick up three race crew in the morning.  Horribly overslept, woken by the ten minute gun.  Nothing to do except just race as we were.  Loads of fun.  Gybing on the bow with strings between teeth and under foot.  

Good party after.

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My current ride in the winter, the one with the big bird.

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and just for something different, a video of the class nationals in 2013, it blew 40knots during some of the races, we finished second in one race with 3 inches of water over the floorboards.   (I was in Y 210 for this one..)

 

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This is definitely my favorite.  My first singlehanded race.  Ripping across the Straits of Georgia in a nice northerly.  

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My friend Pat and I taking his Valiant 42 "Makali'I" on the maiden (to him) voyage about 18 months ago. Lummi Island in the background. Pat has since singlehanded Makali'I from Anacortes to Brisbane via Ecuador, Marquesas and Pago Pago. Last I heard he was bringing her back toward the PNW, though I haven't heard from him since he left Manly Harbour in early July. 

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On 8/28/2018 at 4:11 PM, P_Wop said:

Oh, by golly I remember that.  Round Grenada Race, January 1977.  

We actually managed to beat you on the water with the Ron Holland half-tonner Scarlet Shamrock. 

We'd just sailed down from Antigua, me, Tony Maidment and his tiny Asian wife Cindy, and dropped anchor at night outside St Georges, intending to pick up three race crew in the morning.  Horribly overslept, woken by the ten minute gun.  Nothing to do except just race as we were.  Loads of fun.  Gybing on the bow with strings between teeth and under foot.  

Good party after.

I kinda remember you three! That is the reason I’ve been lusting after a very similar red Holland half-tonner being kept in very good condition in Alamitos Bay.

Before the race, I tipped off several Grenadians that we would beat the local favorite Gitana IV. Several bet on us instead of G4 and won a ton of money. I had free taxis and rum for quite awhile after that.

I have the article from the St George’s paper. Skip and I won life memberships to GYC for winning and setting the record.

Those parties were epic that winter.

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On 8/29/2018 at 7:44 PM, JimB said:

Hot Foot 20 Glenmore Reservoir Oct Racing

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Man, that is a Christmas shot if there was ever one:

 

Reaching through the snow, 

on a Hotfoot 20 sleigh,

Jibing to and fro,

Laughing all the way, ho ho ho

 

Bells on crewmen ring,

Making spirits bright,

What fun it is to ride and sing,

a sleigh ride song tonight

 

Jingle halyards, Jingle halyards

Jingle all the way,

Oh what fun it is to ride

on a Hotfoot 20 sleigh, hey!

- Stumbling

 

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5 hours ago, carcrash said:

 That is the reason I’ve been lusting after a very similar red Holland half-tonner being kept in very good condition in Alamitos Bay.

 

The red half-tonner being kept in very good condition in Alamitos Bay is not a Holland.

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