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Author: Mike Bruzzone (Campmarket...@aol.com) contact the author
Subject: Doublehanded Farallones & LShip
Info: (15528 views) Posted: Friday 2-1-08 09:46:09 PM
Honest:

I'm open to anything. Even a shy kite (less than mid girth max) because it can be an awesum advantage on a windy reach coming back from the LightShip or Farallons. A BIG ADVANTAGE known to take home many a first place cups.

No doubt, I'd like to use my specialty ocean sails . . . which do not include either a shy runner or reacher.

But would like to take my frend who would like to make the race . . .but only has time (with a new job) to make maybe one race a year? Which is his record last year for this one LS race. I'dust like to place him on the boat with everyone else as a sixth.

And yeah, we'd be overweight. But who in TFCares:-).

Thats why the weight limit has to be changed in the Fun Series. Because the round the bouy race rules ar not fun in the Fun Series.

If the fleet allows shy kites . . . I want my sixth person . . .becuase the moments on the boat with the sixth and full kite are probabley about the same as five and a shy kite.

Mike

:: Shy kites or reachers are the same thing. There is a
:: minimum size written in the class rule. A small kite
:: conforming to the class rule would be totally legal for
:: any event. I would like to see the 'outside the gate'
:: sail rules opened up as well. The class is currently
:: writing up the procedure for revising the rules and I
:: intend to introduce my proposal then.

:: The class maximum weight should still be followed. I'm
:: sure the SI's state that class rules apply to a given
:: one design class for OYRA. Certainly it would if you
:: want your score to count for the season trophy.
:: Otherwise we would all have to sail heavy, have heavy
:: designed sails, more lunches, ect...

:: Will
::
:: :: Hi Everyone:
:: ::
:: :: Desperado is doing LightShip and doublehanded
:: :: Farallones.
:: ::
:: :: I don't have any problem with anyone bringing their
:: :: ocean gear. Or shy kite.
:: ::
:: :: In fact, might I add the question are boats fully
:: :: compliant with all the safety gear? Its a lot of extra
:: :: weight that can also add inequity reqardless of the
:: :: safety requirement.
:: ::
:: :: I have a sixth crew that wants to go on LightShip does
:: :: anyone mind a little extra weight?
:: ::
:: :: Mike
:: ::
:: ::
:: :: :: From my recollection at the '07 Nationals Skipper's
:: :: :: meeting, shykites would be OK for class races scheduled
:: :: :: beyond Pt. Bonita, but that specialty kites like
:: :: :: reachers would not. Few opinions were that it would lead
:: :: :: to a cost prohibitive arms race. Those people wishing to
:: :: :: use the specialty kites could still race under their
:: :: :: regular PHRF. Is my recollection correct? Help me out
:: :: :: here, guys! But yes, nothing as been added to the
:: :: :: written rules yet.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: Joe B.
:: :: ::
:: :: :: :: Last year was the first time in the 8 years I've done
:: :: :: :: the doublehanded Farallones race that the class
:: :: :: :: disallowed shykites. It had always been agreed upon that
:: :: :: :: outside the gate we could sail with anything allowable
:: :: :: :: under PHRF, i.e. shykites, reachers, etc. This
:: :: :: :: arrangement was supposed to have been written into the
:: :: :: :: rules. I plan on going this year and ,would like to race
:: :: :: :: with the class and bring all my ocean equipment.

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