what is it?

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joe.bersch

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Is that a new J Boat? Maybe an updated J 41? Come to think of it I sailed (actually was employed on) a similarly colored J41 in the 80's! LOL.

It is comforting to know that there are still people building boats who enjoy the pure experience of sailing and the sheer thrill a boat can give its crew during a day on the water whether racing, delivering or just a day of sailing. I am sure we will see more of this boat and more of Paul Bieker's boats in the future. Go BLUE!

 

Maxx Baqustae

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Dammit Janet.

Missed it by that much!



Of course it is! What else what it be:

http://www.biekerboa..._41_Images.html

http://www.biekerboa...Riptide_41.html

I sailed on Dark Star in Straits last year. Jonathan & team of course, Paul Bieker and the new owner of the Riptide 41. Very, very cool gentleman's racer. It will be on lakes I assume but I can't wait to see the launch; I've been waiting for awhile.

 
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joe.bersch

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Max:

Thanks for posting the links to Paul's RipTide 41 design page. Learn more about the purpose of this boat and the crew's efforts to raise money for clean water by checking out www.Blue4Water.org.

You will have a chance to see BLUE at this year's Straits race. It should be a great race with a number of RipTides on the line! She will be shipped back to Milwaukee after Straits and will begin a full Great Lakes racing schedule including both of the Mackinac races this year.

 

Maxx Baqustae

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Max:

Thanks for posting the links to Paul's RipTide 41 design page. Learn more about the purpose of this boat and the crew's efforts to raise money for clean water by checking out www.Blue4Water.org.

You will have a chance to see BLUE at this year's Straits race. It should be a great race with a number of RipTides on the line! She will be shipped back to Milwaukee after Straits and will begin a full Great Lakes racing schedule including both of the Mackinac races this year.
Outstanding news! I hope I can see the boat "before" the race start and at WVYC maybe.

With Dark Star, the 35 MkII, and the 41 Straits will be lousy with them! ;-)

Straits event page: http://www.southernstraits.ca/schedule.html . There's a early bird discount of 10% for registering by Friday Feb. 15/13

Look forward to seeing you all then

 

overdraft

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Notice the composite pushpit and pulpit (check the link to Bieker's website).
hmmm... not racing offshore?

ISAF OFFSHORE SPECIAL REGULATIONS

3.14.7 Pulpits, Stanchions, Lifelines - Limitations on Materials

Earliest of Age or Series Date

January 1987 and after

stanchions, pulpits and lifelines shall not be made of carbon fibre.

 
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