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Today will be the 5th presentation in the Excellence in Yacht Design series being hosted by my fan club on Facebook. Today's guest will be Ron Holland. The presentation begins at noon Pacific Standard Time. I suspect it will go for 2 hours. The presentation will be available on Youtube later if you cannot see it live on the fan club page. To see the presentation live you will have to join my fan club (no, I did not start my own fan club) and this requires you take a one question test. But I don't think that will be  difficult for SA'ers. This series has been a real kick in the pants and a unique way to get a close look at the designers working today I think exemplify excellence. Questions from the audience are encouraged. The Charley Morgan presentation was amazing. He's 92 years old and spoke for three hours.

To date we have had: Chuck Paine, Charley Morgan, Rob Ball and Yves-Marie Tanton. The format is very informal and presenters seem happy to tell stories from their careers that they would not usually tell to an in person yacht club group. These have been a lot of fun. I make a brief introduction then I step aside and let the guest take over the fan club for as long as they like. Charley Morgan went for over 3 hours! 2 hours seems more typical. Upcoming guests scheduled will include Julian Everett, Kevin Dybley, Bruce King and one mystery guess.

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Oh my, I could not believe what I saw in the presentation. I wish whoever placed those pics will never be drunk again in their life.

Perry - please do not get frustated and try again. Host should help to disable that anyone one will share their screen.

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It was a very interesting presentation. Sorry about the "surprise guests" but Joe, our IT guy ironed that out pretty quickly. Ron was fabulous and spoke for 2 hours with lots of stories that did not make it into his book. Next up is UK designer, Julian Everett. You knw Julian, he's the guy who designed the Thule car top carriers that look kind of like bobsleds. He also has done a lot of IOR boats and one design race boats. I'll post a notice when we get closer.

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About 5 minutes into Ron's talk our monitor screens went blank and then we were treated to about a minute, maybe two minutes of porn including some pubescent kid porn. Joe our IT guy shut the ZOOM meeting down and rebooted it fixed so that could not happen again. It was a real WTF? moment. Now Joe has to edit the recorded meeting to eliminate that unfortunate interlude. But when that is done it will be up on Youtube and I will certainly let you know how to access the file. Thanks for your interest. I'll post notice for future presentations. The Bruce King session should be very good. I have a couple more surprises.

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Sorry I missed it. Signed into to FB but couldn’t access the group since I didn’t have 15 “friends” in my friends list. I guess I don’t use FB enough to let everyone know I’m alive. I’ll have to friend folks before the next seminar amd I’ll check YouTube for the past presentations 

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Road: Yes, Joe, our IT guy will have the entire session up on Youtube as soon as he cleans it up. While I thought the porno interlude was very funny, there were some on ZOOM who did not. I have an odd sense of humor I guess. I can post a link to the Youtube video when I get it.

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1 hour ago, Sail4beer said:

Sorry I missed it. Signed into to FB but couldn’t access the group since I didn’t have 15 “friends” in my friends list. I guess I don’t use FB enough to let everyone know I’m alive. I’ll have to friend folks before the next seminar amd I’ll check YouTube for the past presentations 

I have 8 friends and some are dogs. And my name is fake.

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The stories from Charlie Morgan and Yves-Marie Tanton are great.  The details about Y-M in the snow, and having to get an advance on his first week's salary, really add definition to his character.  When are we going to have a Bob Perry interview to match these others??  Who will run THAT ?

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Paul:

I came up with the idea for the series one morning when I was thinking my fan club needed a shot in the arm. It was getting boring. The whole idea was to take me out of the picture for a while and let other designers strut their stuff. At this point the series is going so well I think it would be tacky or at the least inappropriate for me to insert myself into the group. It's really all about the designers I think are doing great work and just maybe not getting their fair share of exposure. I get more than enough attention on the fan club and I am very grateful to the young lady who started it. I thought it was a joke when I found it.

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2 hours ago, Sail4beer said:

Sorry I missed it. Signed into to FB but couldn’t access the group since I didn’t have 15 “friends” in my friends list. I guess I don’t use FB enough to let everyone know I’m alive. I’ll have to friend folks before the next seminar amd I’ll check YouTube for the past presentations 

Just install the Zoom-App on your device whatever this is so that when clicking on the Zoom-Link the Zoom-App will open - it works even if you are your only friend ;-)

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6 hours ago, Bob Perry said:

Paul:

I came up with the idea for the series one morning when I was thinking my fan club needed a shot in the arm. It was getting boring. The whole idea was to take me out of the picture for a while and let other designers strut their stuff. At this point the series is going so well I think it would be tacky or at the least inappropriate for me to insert myself into the group. It's really all about the designers I think are doing great work and just maybe not getting their fair share of exposure. I get more than enough attention on the fan club and I am very grateful to the young lady who started it. I thought it was a joke when I found it.

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Thanks for the explanation - and the interviews!   If you're looking to maintain a low profile maybe Dudley Dix would be a good candidate?

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Paul:

Dudley is a good man but he doesn't fit what I am looking for in this series. I have had several unsolicited suggestions that I have turned down. I've got this. I have a couple of surprises planned. You will be entertained I promise.

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8 hours ago, Bob Perry said:

... While I thought the porno interlude was very funny, there were some on ZOOM who did not. I have an odd sense of humor I guess. I can post a link to the Youtube video when I get it.

I did not find it funny. The ages of the children and the explicit graphic nature were, at the very least, illegal at the Federal and State level. If, for example, any part of that interruption were cached on ones computer and that computer was forensically analyzed, a person who is convicted of possessing child pornography can be sentenced up to 10 years in prison or up to 20 years in prison if the minor depicted in the image is under the age of twelve.

That, besides it being morally reprehensible.

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7 hours ago, Bob Perry said:

... At this point the series is going so well I think it would be tacky or at the least inappropriate for me to insert myself into the group. It's really all about the designers I think are doing great work and just maybe not getting their fair share of exposure. I get more than enough attention on the fan club and I am very grateful to the young lady who started it. I thought it was a joke when I found it.

As an indication of how well the Excellence in Yacht Design series is received, witness how many designers tune in to hear other designers' presentations! Successful informative, and fun!

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On 11/13/2021 at 5:17 PM, Bob Perry said:

Paul:

I came up with the idea for the series one morning when I was thinking my fan club needed a shot in the arm. It was getting boring. The whole idea was to take me out of the picture for a while and let other designers strut their stuff. At this point the series is going so well I think it would be tacky or at the least inappropriate for me to insert myself into the group. It's really all about the designers I think are doing great work and just maybe not getting their fair share of exposure. I get more than enough attention on the fan club and I am very grateful to the young lady who started it. I thought it was a joke when I found it.

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I saw one in Belfast harbour, It stands out from the rest of the boats.
I wonder if they are fast or easy to handle or low maintainance.
I thought it was called Taiwan clipper because they were build there.
Who is the original designer and how is the ship-type called?
Ron Holland Design type?

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Sled:

Yes, that is the crew of my Esprit 37 RICKY NELSON and my wife is the girl on the upper left apparently talking.

Schakel:

No, that is my design. I designed that boat when I was 26 years old. It was built by Ta Chaio in Taiwan. They built 100 of them. It was my very first grp design.

I just used it as an attention grabber. It has nothing to do with Ron Holland. I think he would find it funny that you connected it to his work.

 

Here is the CT 65, the big sister to the 54. In Europe this model is called the SCORPIO 72. Vladimir Ashkenazy once owned one.

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On 11/13/2021 at 6:38 PM, Bob Perry said:

Paul:

Dudley is a good man but he doesn't fit what I am looking for in this series. I have had several unsolicited suggestions that I have turned down. I've got this. I have a couple of surprises planned. You will be entertained I promise.

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I will have to hide this galley picture from my wife, she will insist on a new boat!

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Here is the link to my fan club's Excellence in Yacht Design series featuring Ron Holland.

The very first 5 minutes got chopped off by ZOOM and there is a break where had the porn hack. But, that not with standing, this is a very enjoyable almost 2 hours with Ron. Enjoy.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bob Perry said:

GN: That is the galley of FREE RANGE CHICKEN. It's a layout for one couple to do extended cruising. You wife would most probably appreciate it.

A great boat, along with Stealth Chicken, Starbuck, Foxfire, Icon, and your other large fast cruisers! I can personally attest to the speed of Stealth Chicken, having raced against her on several occasions.

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On 11/13/2021 at 3:38 PM, Bob Perry said:

Paul:

Dudley is a good man but he doesn't fit what I am looking for in this series. I have had several unsolicited suggestions that I have turned down. I've got this. I have a couple of surprises planned. You will be entertained I promise.

Free Range Chicken galley 2.jpg

Nice galley, but it does demonstrate that flat panel SS is not entirely damage-proof material in a sailboat interior

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18 hours ago, Bob Perry said:

Sled:

Yes, that is the crew of my Esprit 37 RICKY NELSON and my wife is the girl on the upper left apparently talking.

Schakel:

No, that is my design. I designed that boat when I was 26 years old. It was built by Ta Chaio in Taiwan. They built 100 of them. It was my very first grp design.

I just used it as an attention grabber. It has nothing to do with Ron Holland. I think he would find it funny that you connected it to his work.

 

Here is the CT 65, the big sister to the 54. In Europe this model is called the SCORPIO 72. Vladimir Ashkenazy once owned one.

Ct 65 bluey - Copy.jpg

Thanks Bob,

I will remember it is yours. When I need a attention ship I'll consider The Taiwan clipper designed by you.
The modern version you show is fast and very sea worthy in first impression.

Congrats you design beautifull things. My work is industrial behind fences that only operators can appreciate.
Delivers a lot of work and money for economy.

Chech out the Thread and you'll understand were I am working on as an industrial engineer.

https://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/230396-energy-scenario-for-unlimited-green-cooling-down-the-planet-energy-without-carbondioxide-emmisions/#elShareItem_620306515_menu

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22 hours ago, Bob Perry said:

GN: That is the galley of FREE RANGE CHICKEN. It's a layout for one couple to do extended cruising. You wife would most probably appreciate it.

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I freaking love that boat! And I usually am staring at her stern when we are ocean racing! 

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This Friday morning at 8 am PST the fan club will host the UK designer Julian Everett for an Excellence in Yacht Design Zoom presentation.

Julian was the editor of SEAHORSE magazine for many years. He also designed the THULE car top carriers. His design work covers the IOR from beginning to end and in fact with the renewed interest in the IOR level classes, he is still doing IOR work. His "sport boat" WAVE TRAIN designed over 35 years ago is still racing and was well ahead of it's time. Name any trend that swept through the IOR fleet and Julian would have tried it and often with great success. Julian has also been very active in smaller, under 30' LOA, one design family racing classes. He also has a series of sexy looking powerboats being built in the Middle East.

We will add this meeting to our collection of other "Excellence" videos on Youtube if you can't see it live. But if you do see it live you will have the chance to ask Julian questions.

 

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