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Author: forcejb
please let us know you exist
Forum: Association Business

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If you did not receive your own email copy of the last newsletter (the Broad Reach - it was a collection of observations & stories from the 2015 Midwinters in Key Largo), it means the class has no idea that you exist. If you send your... Yesterday 17:54:12
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Author: adirondacker
DuPont Imron
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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To reinforce the safety message from DK, one of the class's old guard sprayed a two-part on a larger boat a few years ago - without proper safety precautions. He wound up in the hospital and is VERY lucky to be alive. Yesterday 17:40:13
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Author: cavi

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I have actually measured F5 sail area; it is 96SF, not the widely published 91SF Mar-25-15 13:46:31
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Author: coldnosedave
sailing
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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It would be a nice area for a new fleet. Powerboat traffic is a bit much but the bar to bar racing would be fun! Mar-25-15 12:43:56
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Author: dmolback
HIN: AMF45888M76L
Forum: Testing Forum

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dmolback - will we C U in NJ in July at the NAs? Mar-25-15 11:59:39
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Author: DaleBravo

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Hi Bryan - Think you are right. After I installed I had Mary walk to boom from Port to starboard and watched the movement. As is normal, I had it all backward in my head. Another thougth or fix, as I think Chris said, I can put a block there and... Mar-23-15 05:31:01
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Author: gehrlich
TYC Thursday night spring series
Forum: Invitation to Sail

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Even Monkey Butt will be there... [url=https://www.regattatech.com/events/ThamesYC/Spring15/registration/showEntryForm]Thames YC Force 5 Spring Series[/url] Mar-21-15 22:37:40
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Author: gehrlich
Click-n-play! Thames YC Force 5 Spring Series
Forum: Racing Forum

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It just does not get better ... [url=https://www.regattatech.com/events/ThamesYC/Spring15/registration/showEntryForm] Thames YC Force 5 Spring Series[/url] Mar-21-15 05:43:22
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Author: forcejb
regarding 2015 NAs
Forum: Racing Forum

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The next issue of our class newsletter is almost ready to distribute. The cover letter which it accompanies will have a short survey about attendance at the NAs this July in NJ as well as your likely choice of accommodations (ie, hotel or... Mar-20-15 15:16:00
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Author: Oregon
Force 5 skippers that need/want help
Forum: Racing Forum

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Grant - this "Class" (the boat and the class of sailors) is really something. For those who don't have the time or energy to tackle certain repairs, there is Doug Kinzer and others. For those who love the hands on project but... Mar-13-15 09:02:54
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Author: forcejb
for adrenaline junkies only
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I am right behind you John. Mar-13-15 07:09:59
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Author: markeschw
2015 Lake Lemon Regatta Sept 26-27, 2015 by Bloomington Yacht Club
Forum: Racing Forum

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I KNOW my boss is a jerk. He insists that I go to regattas as much as possible because it should be good for business. :lol: I've tried firing myself, but it's hard to convince workforce development to cut unemployment checks.... Mar-12-15 06:11:47
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Author: markeschw
2015 Force 5 Regatta June 27-28 hosted by Bloomington Yacht Club
Forum: Racing Forum

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Absolutely Doug, this regatta is always fun! Last year Andrew & Christy Jerman ran it and put in a lot of effort and it turned out great. Thank you Andrew, Christy and many others. This year should be great as well. I hope to see everyone... Mar-11-15 06:53:38
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Author: speckledtrout
Invitation to sail -- Beaufort NC
Forum: Invitation to Sail

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Sounds fun. Launch from Radio Island? Mar-07-15 23:24:53
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Author: forcejb
tentative 2016 MWer dates
Forum: Racing Forum

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John sent me an email and he's going to add me to the possible list. The condo he stays at looks great, is a perfect location and good pricing as well. So, this is very likely what I'll be doing. Thanks again John. Mark Mar-07-15 14:55:26
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Author: forcejb
a grain of salt
Forum: Racing Forum

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John, you are scaring me... not bad Photo of said... Mar-06-15 11:05:51
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Author: RobK
There are many State Park campgrounds on Kerr Lake!!
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Sorry to hear about your loss. There is camping at Henderson Piont, We can also dolly launch and shallow water anchor off either piont at Henderson piont the boats are securely locked in the ramp area at night when the gate is locked, Mar-01-15 21:32:35
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Author: geekdoc

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Hi Henry - I saw this post on the F5 forum today and coincidentally found your name from folks @ the Carolina Sailing Club (copied you on a note earlier today). I'm based in Raleigh, bought an F5 last year and would value meeting up with... Mar-01-15 19:51:50
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Author: RobK
Facebook
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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CND/Brian, I just saw many of the videos on the FB page - good stuff. I used this post to point at the other FB (Mid Winters)page to help separate them and had not seen the new post to the main page... If you don't mind I'll note some... Feb-24-15 11:37:00
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Author: orion85
Want to minimize the amount of swimming
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Combo of wind speed (18G25+) & low temps (50s on Th, 60 on Fr) was pretty daunting. Fri PM short rig generated all the power you could use; only on Sat in the lighter stuff was the short rig underpowered off the wind. Even for folks with lots... Feb-23-15 19:45:15
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