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    Farr 38 in Santa Cruz

    Saw the boat get listed in the classified.  Looks a lot like Timberwolf which I always thought was a great boat. Whats the story behind this one?
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    Class 30 April 2021 to now

    Maintaining a carbon rig is a far bigger expense if you want the whole world to know you have a carbon rig (ie - clearcoating it). Paint it white and it should not need to be touched for year.  Adds a couple oz's for sure but eliminate the need to pull the rig every couple years to have it...
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    Best Laugh When Sailing

    Decades ago on an ocean race (one design, Santana 35 fleet in norcal).   Very windy and we were the only one hold to hang onto the chute on the run.  Lead of at least a mile.  We will win for sure but its been a long, rough, very windy days to say the least. We are power reaching past mile rock...
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    Class 30 April 2021 to now

    Put your "I need to show the world my mast is carbon" ego back in the box and paint that stick white.   It will last a decade.  
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    sailboat racing books.

    If your interested in dissecting the art of racing, Walker and Perry are extremely helpful. For great stories, the tale of the Stephens brothers, Elvstrom and Australias first AC win are excellent.
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    Olympic 32

    perhaps because it isn't a class...its a concept.   
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    IOR landfills?

    When men were men and boats got pregnant.
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    Better on one tack than the other upwind

    1 knot is a huge difference tack to tack.   Make sure the data you have on performance is correct.   Bring a GPS.   Understand current.   Assume that the data from your instruments is WRONG until you prove it otherwise.    Once you have correct data, if you really have 1 knot difference tack to...
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    Stanford re-instates varsity sailing...

    Football eats all the mens scholarship at any major football school and at schools w/o football, Mens Basketball does roughly the same thing.  In general, Mens Football and Mens Basketball are really the only sports with substantial alumni support.   Certainly exception to this but in most...
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    Which class "SHOULD" replace the "Mixed Double Handed Offshore Keelboat"?

    Doesn't something have to actually exist in order to be replaced?   
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    Is there any logic to owning a boat?

    If elected, I commit within the first 100 days by executive order to ban the use words like "logic" or "asset" or "rational" in any discussion of boat buying or boat ownership.  Further, I will ask congress to pass legislation making it a crime to discourage boat ownership and ban other hateful...
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    PHRF as a Handicap vs a Rating...

    I've listened to PHRF bashing for years but always encourge those who complain at a 6 sec / mile PHRF adjustment to look at the time spreads in many 1 design fleets.   If you simple take SF Bay fleets like J-105 or Express 27, the top boats will beat the tail enders by 30 sec to 1 minute per...
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    Big Daddy Pursuit Race

    Back on the water this weekend with full crew. Clockwise or counter clockwise...which way are you going and why?
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    Wow, the new Handtugger Tri

    Wow. A 4knt SB and a $1M+ carbon monstrosity all in one package.
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    Special Edition - Wilderness 30 for sale

    Great video.   The irony is that I watched this before buying Special Ed and it was part of why I wanted a Wilderness.   I was impressed by the ease of recovery from the spin out.    
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    Special Edition - Wilderness 30 for sale

    Sold.   Thanks S-A for being a great place to advertise and thank Dom for the killer video that got everyone excited. The boat is going into the caring hands of a skilled owner who will do a fantastic job of continuing the fine racing tradition of Special Edition.
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    Special Edition - Wilderness 30 for sale

    Nice long vid: 
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    What is considered running a "Good Program"?

    Beyond silly.  The sailing fixtaion with one design racing is nosensical and frankly bad for the sport. The same owners who laugh off PHRF because some boat gets an extra 6 second per mile then go race in a one design fleet where they routinely lose by 30 second per mile to identical boats. ...
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    Special Edition - Wilderness 30 for sale

    Yes, I did buy an ad: Feel free to PM me questions.