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F18 Worlds Sarasota
by brucat. 10/18/18 07:40 AM
Goolwa to Meningie distance race 2018
by JeffS. 10/12/18 08:31 PM
What would it cost to do a Worrell 1000?
by Team_Cat_Fever. 10/12/18 01:30 PM
Boyer hull moulds have to go
by Greg/Debra. 10/07/18 04:42 AM
2018 Steeplechase?
by Damon Linkous. 10/01/18 08:23 PM
Hobie Tiger Spi sock
by Karl_Brogger. 09/30/18 04:56 PM
Reynolds 21 update!
by Damon Linkous. 09/27/18 11:03 PM
Mozzie "TOP" from ANU
by Greg/Debra. 09/25/18 05:58 AM
Recreational A-Cat
by JeffS. 09/22/18 05:13 PM
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General Sailing Forum
10/18/18 12:40 PM
I found the FB page! Lots more info there than the official event site.

I despise that you have to be a FB member to see pics, etc.

With all the data breaches, why do people still belong to FB???

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General Sailing Forum
10/13/18 01:31 AM
Notice of race
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General Sailing Forum
10/12/18 06:30 PM
I raced in and finished 4 Worrell 1000 s and ground crewed for one. My extremely low budget average cost, trying to make chicken salad from chicken ****, was about $7,000 not counting boat parts. There was a Sports Illustrated article that contrasted our scrape it together team with a/the top sponsor team. I usually picked up a new suit of sails each race as well so that would bump it to $10k. This was 1999-2002. 1998 I ground crewed out of an RV with 5 of us staying in it and it SUCKED, the only good thing about it was John McLaughlin, who I endured it for. The other racer was one of the biggest **** of miseries to ever draw a breath and you would not want to be trapped in an RV with him.
Parts costs will vary greatly on the intenseness of the weather and the weak points of the boats, and don't kid yourself there WILL be weak points, likely lots of them for untested platforms. Complete rudder systems w/ spare castings, spare spin pole, and the various blocks, shackles, and screws are a must.
My advice, don't scrimp unless that is the only way to do the race for you. The more prepared you are (think more $$$ you spend) the more enjoyment you will get out of the race.

Todd Hart
Team Cat Fever
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Mosquito Catamarans
10/07/18 09:42 AM
Thanks Schnoogie; I wonder who bought it, and why?
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General Sailing Forum
10/02/18 01:23 AM
Thanks to help and cooperation from the Upper Keys Sailing Club, the 2018 Rick White Memorial Steeplechase is ON!

Who's in?

Info, notice of race, and online registration at

Pic from the 2008 race, who can you ID?

[Linked Image]
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General Sailing Forum
10/01/18 01:34 PM
Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel this year's Indian Summer Regatta scheduled for October 13-14, 2018. After an assessment of the sailing club we do not feel that we can safely host an event nor can we feel confident putting sailors on the water. There is still a concern of submerged debris, and the club is in need of repairs that will likely exceed the time period we have remaining. In addition, many of our members were severely impacted by this storm.

We were able to get quite a bit accomplished on a short-notice workday over the weekend, but the fact of the matter is that there is still much to be done. Hurricane Florence was a very significant event for the Lake Waccamaw community and surrounding areas, but we will recover and continue to be the hub of sailing activity on the lake.

We hope to see everyone in 2019!
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F18 Forum
09/30/18 09:56 PM
Originally Posted by mmadge
Need a replacement for our 2006 Hobie Tiger Spi sock

Put a SNU on it. The stock hobie sock and ring was garbage.
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General Sailing Forum
09/28/18 04:03 AM
Good to hear you are still sailing! Welcome back.
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Mosquito Catamarans
09/25/18 10:58 AM
Hi Tony,

Welcome to the swarm, and congratulations on buying TOP! Assuming you bought it that is... ( I see that it has been sold); if you didn't buy it, then please ignore the rest below....

This Forum was once a hive of activity, but these days hardly any of the Mossie sailors post here anymore, because they are all on the FB group page...

It is a closed group, but if you are a Mossie sailor, they will let you in.

I apologise on behalf of the swarm for not responding to your questions about TOP, but that would be because hardly anyone comes here any more, not because we don't want newcomers, we do!

The Mossies keep a register of all known boats, and 1221 is not currently on it, so it would be good to get it added.

Good luck with TOP, and if you need any help and advice, plenty is available.

Greg Lee.

PS Glad you bought TOP; I was trying to get my stepson interested in it, but he wouldn't buy it.
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General Sailing Forum
09/22/18 10:13 PM
Like Texas said, in wind sub 10 knots you will be faster than the C board boats, I've got a good mate I've raced against for a very long time and I've watched him go from Boyer 3 through a couple of other designs and now he's on a newish C board boat but I've been doing better against him now than I was when he was on your type of boat. He only purchased it 10 months ago and still learning his boat so probably one day he'll go a lot faster
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