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  1. 2Newts

    Savannah/Charleston/Pensacola Sailing Advice

    Yep, this matters. Sarasota/St.Pete, which some people have mentioned, are similar distance as Pensacola but have more active winter sailing programs.  So I think it comes down to either Charleston or Sarasota/St.Pete: Charleston: The drive is reasonably short enough that the wife can make it...
  2. 2Newts

    Savannah/Charleston/Pensacola Sailing Advice

    Super helpful, all around.  It's not so much warmth that we are after as it is the lack of cold plus some sky color other than battleship gray. And why near the coast and not at a lake? Well, it's complicated and would require me to actually understand what motivates the boss, but she just...
  3. 2Newts

    Savannah/Charleston/Pensacola Sailing Advice

    This is all very helpful, thank you.  Ha! Sorry, one of these cities is getting our refugee caravan from the big apple.  This is incredibly helpful. I love well-reasoned and simple advice. And since we'd be driving down in the fall and back in the spring, Charleston has the added advantage of...
  4. 2Newts

    Savannah/Charleston/Pensacola Sailing Advice

    I'm looking for help from anyone who knows the sailing community in Charleston SC, Savannah GA, or Pensacola FL.  Here's the story: we live in NYC with grade-school age kids. School starts next week in-person, but we are not expecting that to last long - we think we'll all be back on remote...
  5. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    They are moving to Florida soon. In the next couple of weeks I believe.  And yes, the conditions are more or less normal. 
  6. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    The weather has taken a distinct turn for the worse around here. Cold and raw more often than not. Most of the boats on the water are hardcore fishing types. The snow has already started falling in the mountains (about 225 miles from Newport).
  7. 2Newts

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    True, and I was careful not to say so. If you look in the article they say that more detailed reports are yet to come and I would be astounded if the material they provide to the public is the same material they provide to a serious marketer. If they are providing the same, well, then my entire...
  8. 2Newts

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    All right, I know that being generally in favor of SailGP is a controversial stance, so I'll say at the outset that I am a fan of theirs and think that the product is generally good and in some specific areas it is great. My kids and I have had a great time this year watching the races on...
  9. 2Newts

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Looks more like the shape of a tuna than a sardine.  Flipper - Orca - Tuna - TBD* *(I still like Oil Spill, regardless of shape, for the frackers)
  10. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    Yeah, so all of these have not only wings but a slight upward orientation. Which makes me think even more that there's limited to no GE on Orca when she's in that nose-down attitude that we see in stable mode. 
  11. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    Question about Ground Effect. Looking at Orca in stable flight, it seems that the mid section of the boat is closer to the water than the aft section. For GE to work, wouldn't the stern have to be equal distance to the water or even slightly closer than the area ahead of it?
  12. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    Flipper, Orca, Tuna, and Oil Spill
  13. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    Fair enough. But what could the bowsprit be for? They could be planning to use a code-0 downwind in light-air displacement mode. But if they start foiling even in light air, the apparent wind will quickly wrap a code-0 back around the mast. Logically then the only situation to use it in would...
  14. 2Newts

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    That was great. A perfect way to waste an hour at work! Actually, the commentary was so improved, that I could just listen to it on my headphones while doing other work and just hop over to the feed when appropriate.  SailGP is a great product. I hope the popularity grows. 
  15. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    hahahahaha nice typo. Yay me!
  16. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    No kidding. And still leaving a LOT of twist in the sail.  Also looks like they have a bit of a wiggle as they are in the puff. makes me wonder how they will act generally in busty conditions. The AC50s would rear up and then nose dive (in some cases, spectacularly so), but they didn't really...
  17. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    What's the red circle or dot on the mast about 10' to 12' up?
  18. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    This is up in the upper bay, yes? With Conanicut Island directly behind the boat and the Verazzano bridge to the right? If so, those are some short stretches of water for a boat that fast. 
  19. 2Newts

    TP 52 Deal?

    The rule of thumb for US taxes is that you have to claim the event (eg, the donation) in the year it happens. But a good accountant can work miracles.
  20. 2Newts

    TP 52 Deal?

    There's a way to do it even better, but you gotta have it planned in advance, know the right people, and assume that the next president ain't going to fuck with the regulations around charitable donations.  Buy for $190,000, or whatever you negotiate.  Spend whatever your budget allows for the...
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