Nine Everyday Things a Sailor is better at:
by Tyson Jopson
You’re winning at this life thing. You’re well-travelled. You have strong opinions on the meat industry and an arsenal of impressive life hacks you picked up while backpacking in Burma. You can open a wine bottle with your shoe and cut a sarong in half using just a cat. Your family thinks you’re great because you can make baklava from memory out of rain water. But…
But there’s always someone out there that’s cooler than you. Like sailors. You’ll never be as cool as a sailor. Here are nine everyday things they’d cru…
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Checking in with the Fast40+ Class:
In the fall of 2015, a group of owners gathered in the Solent area and agreed on the creation of the Fast 40+, an owner/driver IRC class for similar boats. With the 2017 season expecting up to fourteen boats for the race schedule in the Solent, Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checks in with Class President Rob Greenhalgh for an update.
Handicap rules work best when boats are appropriately grouped. Is the Fast 40+ class about putting control in the owner’s hands?
Handicaps work best with similar boats that have the same type form, similar weight, length, etc. We have an upper limit on IRC TCC, which we have generally seen the fleet migrate towards. The Fast40+…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Checking in with the Fast40+ Class, Editor