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Jon Brooks

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H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« on: February 11, 2012, 03:54:42 AM »
The race notice hasn't been posted yet, but Shelter Island Yacht Club will host this Summer!  They now have 58 12's in their fleet!

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 07:43:06 PM »
Dates?

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 10:45:39 PM »
To be posted soon...
http://www.herreshoff12.org/nor

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 02:48:38 AM »
Shelter Island YC site says 8/17-19

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 03:41:21 PM »
Anyone here going?

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 10:45:59 PM »
I'm going to stop by with Dad, but I just can't swing the time to un-rig, haul, trailer, ferry, launch, re-rig, race, un-rig, haul, trailer, ferry, trailer, launch, and re-rig with my one week of vacation!

If you want to come down, I can probably find you a nice place to stay!

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2012, 03:01:33 AM »
That nice place to stay wouldn't be a quarter berth on a 1928 Matthews would it?  :)

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 05:22:29 PM »
That would be fun, wouldn't it? 

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 03:15:50 AM »
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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 05:53:45 PM »
Aloha Jon,

I don't know you from Adam, but I have to ask, will you be lying on your deathbed some day saying:

"Gee, I'm glad I spent my vacations cutting the grass and doing chores instead of the H 12 1/2 Nationals in Shelter Island in 2012 because I would rather mow the lawn than unrig, haul, trailer, launch, rig, etc. during my vacation.  I could have taken my aging father, or my son or daughter with me or someone from the Herreshoff Registry like Adam and made a new friend or two, but I really enjoyed the smell of freshly mown grass and the pile of firewood I was able to lay up for the winter?"

Just a thought on the same day I'm facing Jury Duty and whether or not to do the Mesick Series this weekend instead of fulfilling the honeydew list.

More sailing less grass mowing...

Charles

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 06:27:50 PM »
You're killing me Charles!  I'd LOVE to bring my boat!  Especially as Adam and I had some really good times sailing Gardiner's Bay some 30 years ago in this very same 12!  And if I could take two weeks consecutively, I would do it. 

But believe me, I won't be cutting grass instead!

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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2012, 03:46:33 AM »
"You're killing me smalls!"  One of my son's favorite lines out of the movie Sandlot.  :)

Stingy bosses and single week vacations--getcha everytime.  I figured Adam would offer to unrig, haul, tow, launch and rerig for you.  That should save 3 or 4 days depending on how far you tow.

BTW, what's the right number of bodies to race a 12 1/2--2 or 3?  If you were racing, how would you prepare? 

And have you read Sloop (2008) by Daniel Robb about restoring his family's 12 1/2?

Charles


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Re: H-Class Nationals come to Shelter Island
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2012, 05:36:56 PM »
If I were to race, I would have a crew of one skipper and one crew (single-handing is against Class Rules). 

My crew would have to know which boats to watch for on which tacks, how to crack off on the peak halyard when going down-wind, and how to take up on it when rounding the leeward mark.

He(or better yet she!) would have to know how to rig and set the spinnaker quickly on the last tack before the windward mark, and do it without a lot of movement if the airs are light.  He/she would have to know how to gybe the spinnaker and re-pack it too. 

I might even break out the original Doughdish tiller, which is longer than the Herreshoff-style one I use, as it gets the crew-weight a little further forward.

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