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Nov 16, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Another cool little detail to the design is our bulb. Phil Kaiko (ex America 3, America True & One World AC) was kind enough to design the foils for us & actually scaled the bulb from One World down to our size requirements.
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Nov 17, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Some A Sail testing from last fall. This was hull #1 at 1.8m loa, we've since changed our tooling taking it out to 2m with a scoop. This test was just for fun as we have no retrieval system.

Nov 17, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Are you able to jibe it? 2 meters is getting big enough to experiment with a retreival system, I'd think? continuous halyard/ belly button /sock on/under deck?

Nov 17, 2012, 09:35 PM
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No gybing, we just did this for a fun test. The boat is quick enough without a spin to be plenty fun we just couldn't resist trying it.
Nov 18, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Had some fun with "Alinghi" and out local frostbite fleet today. We took a chase boat out and raced the 420 fleet in 6-8 knots of wind, spotted them 10 seconds at the start and rounded the top mark overlapped for 3rd in a 12 boat fleet. Plan is to do it again before they warp up frostbite sailing, we'll try to get some video
Nov 19, 2012, 07:23 AM
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John, I use to crashboat for those guys in Essex, brings back good memories.

Great looking boat you have there.

Nov 19, 2012, 10:05 AM
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thank you. it was lots of fun yesterday, pretty cool to have such a good race with the 420s!
Nov 19, 2012, 10:40 PM
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Fun stuff!
Nov 22, 2012, 04:24 PM
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damn! you raced against 420s!? hmmm emagine a rc 420...
Nov 23, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Where are you? Sounds like a cool idea. Out here on the west coast, the wheeler which is a similar size design is popular. Ryan
Nov 23, 2012, 04:48 PM
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We're in CT. I'd love to find someone with a Wheeler or 1.7m for us to lineup with and measure our performance.
Nov 23, 2012, 07:26 PM
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According to the recently published AMYA database, there are 9 Wheelers in Region 1 (incl. CT)... Unfortunately no registered 1.7's in Regions 1 or 2...
Nov 24, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Cool, so how do I go about tracking them down from here?
Nov 24, 2012, 01:37 AM
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I would get ahold the class secretary through AMYA. Look on AMYA site and go to wheeler page, there will be an email contact for the class secretary. Ryan
Nov 24, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Contact the Region 1 Director Jim Linville.
Jim has a few wheelers, and has friends with wheelers as well.
I don't know if he would be open to your idea of lining-up with them, but he's the guy you are looking for in the N.E. Area.

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