I am a group 3 because of my business. I am classed in the same group as Jimmy Spithill. Really? This pretty much knocks me out of crewing on any amateur only event. I am talking about going sailing and not getting paid. Disqualified.
I think it should be performance based, and the rules...
Just picked up a FD (1976 Advance build) for a song on ebay, with trailer and new tires.
I have a US1 built by them and it is a really solid boat, other than the places they used ply. (Already replaced with corecell and glassed...)
Anyone know about the advance built FDs?
I would love to see...
Everyones designs are pretty refined at this point.
Find a sailmaker that will provide you with the best service.
On these boats, it is very important on HOW you sail them, a trusted sailmaker would help you get to speed.
Ft10s are fast and fun. Very ergonomic to sail, and built to last. True they had a few issues, but what boat is perfect? I personally think the ft 7.5s missed the boat in the us. If the original builder would have shown half the support of the melges or jboats guys, the j70 would not be...