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Great Texas 300
by cyberspeed. 06/15/18 11:12 AM
Great Lakes Cat Racing!
by TiberiusGV. 06/12/18 12:49 PM
do you carry one of these?
by Setwill. 06/12/18 04:01 AM
Rudder Slop
by rehmbo. 06/11/18 05:55 AM
Nacra17 rating for upcoming regatta
by rehmbo. 05/28/18 07:45 PM
by TiberiusGV. 05/25/18 01:39 PM
Catamaran charter in BVI
by mickaelc. 05/25/18 11:44 AM
06/13/18 06:47 PM Great Texas 300 [by cyberspeed]
Just started at 2:25. Delayed due to light wind and heavy surf. Day 1 Tracking:
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06/12/18 05:49 PM Great Lakes Cat Racing! [by TiberiusGV]
Sailing with CRAM is open to all! Hobie! Nacra! Solcat! Prindle! No matter what class or how old your boat is, we welcome you to race with us! Hobie class legal not required!

Come join the fun and excitement of sailing with others. We can assist you with the racing rules and are always happy to help you sail your best!

We're so sure you're going to have a great time, your first race is FREE!!!!

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05/25/18 06:39 PM CAT FIGHT VII [by TiberiusGV]

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Hey cat sailors we're a week away from the biggest Michigan catamaran event in a decade!! Come join both CRAM & CRAW in New Buffalo, MI!

register at

camping still available at

Onsite RV parking available.

New and old H16s welcome! We're not too picky on Hobie class rules..
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05/24/18 08:28 PM do you carry one of these? [by John Williams]
simple thing to tuck into your lifejacket pocket... i hear people discuss knives more than any other safety gear, but this is my number one...
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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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