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    Bangor Maine Dinghy Sailing?

    So the job hunt has been pretty tough and I'm seriously considering an opportunity in Bangor Maine, the jewel of the east.... Anybody have the digs on whats up with dinghy sailing there? I recently did a classic yacht regatta in Castine, and delivered the boat south. Most of the sailing I saw...
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    Lets talk about rope....

    There have been quite a few topics discussing the particular properties of one type of high-tech line vs another and which is the better choice for a given application. Of course there has also been alot of discussion using some technical terms, both correctly and incorrectly I'm sure, to...
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    505 Fleet 25 active out of Sail Newport

    From www.505fleet25.com We're pleased to announce that Fleet 25 will be resurrected this summer. We will be based out of Sail Newport in RI and hope to build a strong home for 505 sailing in the Northeast that has been lacking between Fleet 9 (Rye, NY) and Fleet 6 (Marblehead MA). Sail...
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    Carbon Boom Design

    Howdy As has been much fraught over here, the 505 class allows carbon booms and poles. I'm in college and my partner in the boat isn't rich, so we can't quite afford the upgrade. Just completed a course on mechanics of composites and am considering applying my knowledge to the design and...
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    505 Midwinter Predictions

    So what with all the blue balls aggravation going on elsewhere I've decided to make some predictions for midwinters Laugh, then feel free to discuss/expand as necessary. First, sailing Bixby and Boothe will throw down. So will Kokotat If Moore/Falsone show up they will be mixing it up...
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    505 Winter Shipping

    So I've been donated a large enclosed trailer capable of shipping 4 boats ala sea-container (69'd and set on rails) I've already got two teams to drink the kool aid and with my boat that makes 3. Need a 4th 505 to prove the concept. Will be down for Midwinters and return trip is negotiable...
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    RI Laser Frostbiters

    Howdy I go to school and sail at URI and will probably be up in rhody all winter. I'd love to sail a laser in the frostbite series in newport and there's a new one at EGYC on saturdays too. Problem is I don't own a boat. Anybody in the area willing to charter to me or know of someone who is...
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    blasting tunes while racing

    so i like music. i reckon other folks do as well. i'm currently an engineering student and could figure a way to integrate a digital compass (i.e. tacktick) with an mp3 player. do any of you think that would be wrong to race with? I mean, is it cool to be playing music while racing, or would...
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    The Ed's never seen Awesome Aussie Skiffs?

    Man Thats in the first sailing video i ever had. this was back in the 90's with the first release of Ronstan's Awesome Aussie Skiffs. I'm surprised this is front page material. I think this might be the most popular sailing video ever... :lol:
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    Single and Double hand

    So suppose a young fella was wanting to know a little bit more about the world of single and double handed racing. How would this guy develop his interest, and more importantly, get started in this type of racing? FInd some beater boat and make mods and and try single handed cruising? I don't...
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