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Old 07-21-2010
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New York 36?

Anybody here have any experience/opinions on the NY36? I can find very little info on these boats besides the builders generic specs.

It was designed by Bill Cook and built by W.D. Schock for the New York Yacht clubs one design racing fleet in the 80's. It looks like it has some IOR influences without the extreme bumping and has a fractional rig.

What is the suitability of this design for coastal cruising on the west coast. West coast cruising means mild seas and wind in the south and heavy/rough seas and strong winds in the north. In the Channel Islands area we have more days over 20kn than under.

We currently cruise with a crew of 4-5 and race with 5-8. The kids will be gone soon so the boat needs to be easily short or single handed.

Next year I plan on doing the Newport to Ensenada race with a smallish crew then doing the Baha Ha Ha cruise with a crew of 2. Does the NY36 require a large crew of rockstars to sail to it's PHRF of 110-114?

Thanks
Shane
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