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shorthanded anarchy

Many requests later for a forum about shorthanded sailing, we have teamed up with Jeanneau to create the Shorthanded Anarchy forum. Lord knows there is plenty to talk about! Jump in and have fun....

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relive the dream

Westlake was opened up to sailing in 1968.  As the Yacht Club and residential Mecca began to form, the first five boats on the lake were Cal Cats.  The Cal Cat is a 13’ centerboard cat built by Newport boats from 1967 to around 1976. Jim Holder, one of the original members of Westlake Yacht Club and the first Junior advisor raced a Cal Cat.  Jim was instrumental in bringing juniors into the sailing program and teaching us the basics of competitive sailing. A few years ago, I grew a bit sentimental about the old boats that we learned to...

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your time in the sun?

We are thrilled to have Jeanneau with us! Stand by for something cool they are doing with us... Jeanneau America is excited to announce the North American launch of the Sun Fast 3300! Grand Prix designer Guillame Verdier and rating-rules expert Daniel Andrieu created this bold offshore-capable sport boat by combining concepts from the world of high powered offshore racing with the already successful Jeanneau Sun Fast line. These designers have finally delivered the boat that sailors everywhere have been waiting for; a high performance racer designed to excel under mainstream rating rules while capable of sailing fully crewed or...

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not your typical problem…

From the Fabulous Forums... Anyone managed to squeeze a fat head mainsail (40-60% of foot) into a roller boom? Sailmaker is hesitant based on the diagonal gaff batten and amount of stiffness needed in the head. Figured I can either remove the gaff batten when putting the sail away or maybe it will roll if I manually pull the sail down and out of the feeder before the gaff goes into the mandrel. For the stiffness maybe there is a way to stiffen in other ways? with the batten arrangement? Setup: Leisure furl ~70 Sqm sail, 6m boom, 15m tri,...

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get a job

RS is hiring and this certainly seems like a dynamic place to work.  Positions for technical sale sand service adviser, and marketing assistant are available. Check it out....

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no no

22 boaters sentenced after the departure of the Route du Rhum The Saint-Malo Criminal Court summoned several boaters on Monday, June 17, 2019. Owners and skippers of the boats were accused of entering the prohibited areas by the organization of the Route du Rhum at the start of the 2018 transatlantic race. The 22 offenders were sentenced to a fine of 250 €. They also saw their offshore or offshore license suspended for 6 months. Read on....

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clean

Grand Soleil Yachts is a brand best known for building elegant, high-performance cruiser-racers – it has launched more than 4,500 of those over the last five decades. But in recent years, the Italian marque has expanded its repertoire into new territory with the Long Cruise (LC) series, translating its traditional brand values of contemporary style, sweet handling and sailing performance into its first-ever range of pure cruising yachts with remarkable success straight off the mark. In 2015 the first yacht in the series, the 46 LC, won the luxury cruiser category in the European Yacht of The Year Awards. A...

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who doesn’t love love?

A 45-year-old wooden yacht with a good chance of winning this year’s Sydney-Hobart race? You gotta be kidding. Not if that yacht is Love & War, the classic S&S sloop that has already won on handicap in 1974, 1978 and 2006. In fact, given the right conditions, this remarkable ocean racer could win a mantelpiece full of trophies when the 638nm race concludes in late December. To mark the 75th anniversary of the event the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has added an IRC “Grand Veterans” division for yachts launched prior to 1976. Love & War will be hard to...

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dum dum

Just because you can afford to buy a modernesque "cruising" boat doesn't mean you know what in the fuck you are doing. it ran into the Midway Carrier that has been tied to the same dock for years. Thread....

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