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Two Boat Sail Testing

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:25

by Mark Reynolds

A well organized two boat testing program is the best way to make advances in boat speed. As a sailmaker I am often doing two boat sail testing. You can also go out with two boats to test sails, tuning such as sail adjustments, body positions or spars.

Trying to determine speed differences on the race course can sometimes be difficult. There are many variables. Testing and tuning in a more controlled environment separate from racing tactics, other boats and lay lines can be much more fruitful. Two boat testing is the way real progress gets made with sail design. Much more can be done in a shorter time period. Testing sails on the course is still important as well. When sail testing, because you can concentrate more on just steering, sometimes a flatter sail can prove to be a bit faster but on the race course you may have trouble accelerating off the line, out of tacks or just keeping in the "groove."

Las Vegas Regatta

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:32

Mission Bay, January 20-21, 2018. Results after 15 races (no discards)

1. George Szabo & Diana Waterbury, 37

2. Doug Hart & Jake Titcomb, 49

3. Diego Escobar & Marianna Shand, 54

4. Randy Lake & Tray, 60

5. Bob Bowden & Gus Wirth, 66

... full results ...

Carolyn Nute Halloween Regatta - Final

Monday, 30 October 2017 07:30

Mission Bay, California, October 30, 2017. Final results after 9 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of MBYC)

1. Doug Hart & Diego Escobar, 23

2. George Szabo & Diana Waterbury, 25

3. Eric Heim & Maria Calzado, 34

4. David Tillson & Cole Tillson, 38

5. Matt Hacht & George Ryan, 44

... full results ...

Carolyn Nute Halloween Regatta - Day 2

Sunday, 29 October 2017 07:33

Mission Bay, October 28, 2017. Results after 6 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Mission Bay Yacht Club)

1. George Szabo & Diana Waterbury, 14

2. Doug Hart & Diego Escobar, 15

3. David Tillson & Cole Tillson, 15

4. Eric Heim & Maria Calzado, 19

5. Brian Janney & Beka Schiff, 22

... full results ...

International Masters Regatta: "Team Bahamas"

Thursday, 26 October 2017 20:43

San Diego - International Masters Regatta

Skipper: jimmie Lowe
Crew: Lori Lowe, Doug Hart, Eric Krebs, Jerelyn Biehl, Myles Pritchard, Rob Lindley.

Skipper must be 60 or over. Crew must be 45 or over.

 

2018 North American Championship

Saturday, 06 October 2018 00:00

(Photo courtesy of Michele Postinghel)

San Diego Yacht Club will host the 2018 North Americans October 6-8. This will also serve as a country qualifier for the 2019 Pan Am Games (4 countries) AND the US Pan Am qualifier for the top mixed team. All those wishing to qualify for the Pan Am Games must sail as a mixed team. More info to come....

All Girl Sail Jam

Monday, 12 June 2017 18:49

Mission Bay, June 10, 2017

1. Beka Schiff & Annabelle Huyard, 9

2. Aimee Heim & Kim Stanford, 13

3. Molly Pleskus & Grace McCarthy, 14

... full results ...

Herb Shear Invitational - Final

Monday, 22 May 2017 19:04

Mission Bay, May 21, 2017. Results after 9 races (1 discard)

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1. Randy Lake & Diana Waterbury, 11

2. Jake Reynolds & Bre Baldino, 15

3. Karl Otto Book & Maren Magda Book, 23

4. Bob Bowden & Gus Wirth, 40

5. Don Bedford & Niki Peugh, 44

... full results ...

Herb Shear Invitational - Day 1

Sunday, 21 May 2017 08:29

Mission Bay, May 20, 2017. Results after

1. Randy Lake, 7

2. Jake Reynolds, 13

3. Karl Otto Book, 15

4. Packy Davis, 27

5. Tom O'Neil, 27

... full results ...

Mission Bay: Learning at all Levels

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 14:09

Ever since I joined the Snipe class in 1990, Fleet 495 in San Diego, CA has been a stronghold of both Serious Sailing and Serious Fun. I’ve made the trek across the USA several times for big events: US Nationals. Worlds. Western Hemispheres. This past weekend, I happened to be in town for one of their most famous “small” events: the Las Vegas Regatta on Mission Bay.

The event first started as a casual way for teams to tune up for the upcoming season, which for a few lucky locals includes a cross-country trip in March for Florida’s Midwinter Circuit. The name came from the casino/fundraiser that was traditionally held on Saturday night.

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