by Damon Linkous. 04/28/18 12:28 PM
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Nacra17 rating for upcoming regatta
by Capt_Cardiac. 05/23/18 06:57 AM
Where did everyone go?
by NCSUtrey. 05/18/18 03:27 PM
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race
by Jake. 05/15/18 12:57 PM
Hobie FX One
by Damon Linkous. 05/12/18 04:15 PM
Help locating Center Boards
by IzzyHaber. 05/11/18 12:54 AM
Hull cover leakage
by samc99us. 05/10/18 06:30 AM
Rules Question - Downwind Finish
by Jake. 05/08/18 01:26 PM
Randy Smyth wins Multi champs in large Weta Fleet!
by Mark Schneider. 05/03/18 11:53 PM
by Damon Linkous. 04/28/18 12:28 PM
05/20/18 10:17 PM Nacra17 rating for upcoming regatta [by Capt_Cardiac]
Slip to Ship in Ocean Springs

I've done some searching here and on out on the interweb. Is there any consensus on a D-PN we could use? I know this question is ridiculous given the methodology for determining D-PN but we still have a regatta next weekend with C foil N17. What do you recommend?
I would like to use SCHRS but I'm not sure there is enough willingness/understanding. I suspect we are heading that direction maybe this is a good reason to switch.

anyway, I still need an idea of what to use this weekend.

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05/11/18 05:54 AM Help locating Center Boards [by IzzyHaber]
Can anyone please help me to locate Center Boards for Prindle 18+ ?

I could find them at Ebay, but the price is way too high...
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05/04/18 04:53 AM Randy Smyth wins Multi champs in large Weta Fleet! [by Mark Schneider]
Nice write up

Great to see such a large turnout for the Weta's turn at the single handed discipline of the multihull championship rotation.

While the original concept for the rotation among disciplines was... Heck... every dog will have their day rotate the game . .... Somehow... the old dogs can just make boats go fast! Congrats to Randy S,..... 5 time winner...
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05/02/18 02:55 AM Hobie FX One [by MikeB]
Does anyone have any detailed tuning guidelines for the Hobie fx-one? I have only been able to find the basic guide from France...I found the boat in near perfect, virtually new condition and want to campaign the boat asap...I have extensive experience with the Hobie 20 but cannot find any advanced tuning tips anywhere...Help!
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05/01/18 01:47 PM Rules Question - Downwind Finish [by Jake]
I'm looking for some further clarification about a downwind finish. I've attached a (rather crude - I'm not at home with my graphics software) sketch and I've left a couple of things ambiguous because I want to understand more than just a who's right/wrong....I want to explore and understand the various facets of the rule as worded so I know what my tactical options are in this scenario. I believe I know the answers to some of these questions but I am looking for some really rounded thoughts here and I'm trying to approach this from a couple of different angles.

Situation; A course is set with a separate start/finish line - the start line is to port of the committee boat and the finish line to starboard of the committee boat when viewed facing upwind. The start/finish lines are set at the bottom of the course below C-mark. A two lap race is finishing with a downwind finish between the committee boat (to starboard as approaching the finish) and a pin (to port as approaching the finish). Blue boat has been gradually gaining on orange down that leg and as both boats approached the three boat length circle on starboard, blue established a leeward overlap. If maintaining a typical downwind gybe angle (the same angles sailed down the entire course) it would mean both boats would need to gybe back to port in order to finish. At some point (inside the circle or outside the circle) both blue and orange could have soaked it dead downwind and crossed the finish line.

What happened: Blue insisted on being able to sail her proper course and continued sailing until she reached a point where she could gybe at a regular angle in order to finish right at the committee boat. This made orange sail further than she needed and put orange solidly behind blue (no overlap after the gybe) and orange finished behind blue.

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At what point is orange technically the "inside boat". Blue could physically be closer to the committee boat if they approach near the apex of the three boat length circle. "inside" doesn't seem to be defined very well in this context with our typical gybe angles for a downwind finish with the end of the line to be passed to starboard.

If orange is the "inside boat" but couldn't lay the mark without gybing - is blue required to allow orange to gybe to port at close quarters in order to finish? What if there isn't enough room for orange to give blue time an opportunity to avoid her gybe?

Should blue allow orange room to drive to dead downwind (maintaining starboard) and soak it dead downwind to finish once they entered the circle?

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04/28/18 05:28 PM Back ONLINE! [by Damon Linkous]

Unfortunately there was a major issue with the forum software during the last couple of weeks.

The site was up but no one (including my admin account) could login to do anything.

After extensive hair pulling I ended up completely installing from scratch and then restoring the database.

Things should be working even better than before but please send my a PM if you notice any issues.
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03/31/18 01:50 PM Hull cover leakage [by Arjan13]
Hello all,

Just a short question I know some of you can answer probably quite easy.

Untill the day we find ourselves a new Infusion we sail on our old Inter18. As the boat is getting old we have decided to do a larger service to the hulls. We will grind some damages and put in New gelcoat, waterfront the full gelcoat and polish and so on.

However we also have some leakage at the hull covers. We always found the leak with some soap and filled it with silicone, but that is not really a long lasting solution.

Is there something else we could use?
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03/30/18 04:20 PM Early Film with Prindles by Dom Mastrippolito Starring Jimmy Pate [by Damon Linkous]
Was just reminded of this cool catamaran Star Wars knockoff that was done as a student film.

It was posted to YouTube in 2013 and discussed a little on forum.

Was it discussed here? Anyone know anyone involved in this? Would love to get my hands on an early copy or the actual film.

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03/17/18 11:59 AM Worrell 1000 Reunion Race [by Worrell1000RR]
Notice of Race – 2019
(Revision 14MAY2018)

“The Worrell 1000 Reunion Race” (W1KRR) is an offshore long distance beach catamaran sailboat race to be held in May 2019 in the waters between Florida and Virginia Beach, VA. The race will cover approximately 1000 miles with overnight stops at multiple locations along the East Coast of the United States. Through a collaborative agreement between “Worrell 1000, Inc.” and “Sail Series Promotions USA, Inc.”, an organization has been formed to oversee the Research and Development, and Running of the race. This combined organization will be the Organizing Authority for the Worrell 1000 Reunion Race.

Rules: The race will be governed by the rules as defined by the current edition of the “The Racing Rules of Sailing” and individual applicable Class Rules of the boats sailing, except as modified by this NoR and/or the Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Sailing Instructions.

Boats: The Race shall consist of two classes scored separately based on overall elapsed time. Eligible classes are the Nacra F20 Carbon (in compliance with current ISAF Class Rules) and the Formula 18 (with current and valid measurement certificate). Boats must be able to launch from and finish on the beach. Nacra F20 Carbon FCS and EVO configurations are not eligible. The Worrell 1000 Reunion Race OA shall have final discretion as to which boats are allowed to compete.

Race Schedule: The race will be conducted in stages with each stage starting and ending on the beach.

Monday 06MAY2019 – Fort Lauderdale, FL –> Jensen Beach, FL

Tuesday 07MAY2019 – Jensen Beach, FL –> Cocoa Beach, FL

Wednesday 08MAY2019 – Cocoa Beach, FL ->Daytona Beach, FL

Thursday 09MAY2019 – Daytona Beach, FL -> Jacksonville Beach, FL

Friday 10MAY2019 – Jacksonville Beach, FL –> Tybee Island, GA

Saturday 11MAY2019 – Tybee Island, GA (Layday)

Sunday 12MAY2019 – Tybee Island, GA –> Isle of Palms, SC

Monday 13MAY2019 – Isle of Palms, SC -> Surfside Beach, SC

Tuesday 14MAY2019 – Surfside Beach, SC –> Wrightsville Beach, NC

Wednesday 15MAY2019 – Wrightsville Beach, NC -> Atlantic Beach, NC

Thursday 16MAY2019 – Atlantic Beach, NC -> Hatteras, NC

Friday 17MAY2019 – Hatteras, NC -> Kill Devil Hills, NC

Saturday 18MAY2019 – Kill Devil Hills, NC ->Virginia Beach, VA

Final checkpoint locations and hotel information will be posted in the Sailing Instructions.

Registration: Only experienced sailing teams will be allowed to participate in the race due to the potential danger involved. Sailors may be required to submit a sailing resume to prove experience. Registration covers race fees only. Final Registration information and fees will be posted on or before 01JULY2018.

Check for latest info.

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02/23/18 07:59 PM New Nacra Infusion MKIII - Epoxy F18 [by Damon Linkous]
Calling on the F18 guys to comment on the new Nacra F18 Infusion MKIII and the changes to the F18 class rules allowing all epoxy hulls.

Nacra mentions the following changes:

What is changed:
  • New daggerboard position: more to the front.
  • New daggerboard case: will fit straight and curved. The case is ready for full foiling.
  • New progrip
  • Option for a decksweeper
  • Hulls are made from Epoxy, allowed by the class by October 2018.

more pics from Nacra

What do you think this means to the class?
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