well this is very informative... As I get lazier with old age, I find myself wondering what if I was to install a roller furler and main sail track. I love how easy it makes things. But if you really think it was that noticable, I'll hold off another decade or two...
Re: Cruising vs OD racing -- J30 Regionals at NYC
[Re: Michael L]
#13830 07/23/1207:44 PM07/23/1207:44 PM
Correction ... actually Good News was using a #3. and Vee Jay was a bit overpowered as we had traveller problems and couldn't twist off enough. Hey while you're under 60 OD is probably just right if you spend most of your time racing.
I dunno Mike-the skipper/owner of Arbella seems to be ageless, races extremely well-and also cruises his boat post regatta. WITHOUT roller furling (although I do believe he has a cruising main with slides and lazy jacks).
Great thanks to the SNE district for organizing this great regatta. Great, challenging conditions, well set courses, and a very friendly place to sail. I hope this becomes a regular SNE NA off year event. Special thanks to Bill Kneller for working hard to build a solid, sizeable and competitive fleet. Not a bad turnout for a 33 year old racer cruiser!!