Interesting Sailboats - Page 443 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1266Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #4421  
Old 08-14-2013
PCP's Avatar
PCP PCP is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,191
Thanks: 21
Thanked 100 Times in 83 Posts
Rep Power: 11
PCP will become famous soon enough
And Cowes week was also raced recently: some movies










__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4422  
Old 08-15-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 684
Thanks: 5
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 3
robelz is on a distinguished road
Re: Interesting Sailboats

The only finishers up to now in the 2 handed class at the Fastnet are a J/122 followed by a J/111. Thought both were made for crewed racing? Will they be at last true shorthanded rockets?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4423  
Old 08-15-2013
MrPelicano's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Western Connecticut, USA
Posts: 720
Thanks: 10
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 3
MrPelicano is on a distinguished road
Re: And Cowes week was also raced recently: some movies

I had the good fortune to be able to compete at Cowes Week in 1998, aboard a chartered Humphreys 35 in one of the CHS classes. It was quite an experience - over 1,000 boats in what was a non-Fastnet year. Weather was unexpectedly tropical, save for the Monday when it blew very hard - well into the low 30's - and we had a few exciting broaches downwind.

Cowes is a charming town, dedicated to sailing, and the Solent is a terrific place to sail - very challenging with currents, sand bars, ferry traffic, and the full range of wind strength. Very much looking forward to getting back there some time, preferably in a Fastnet year.
__________________
We deal in lead, friend.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4424  
Old 08-15-2013
MrPelicano's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Western Connecticut, USA
Posts: 720
Thanks: 10
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 3
MrPelicano is on a distinguished road
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Quote:
Originally Posted by robelz View Post
The only finishers up to now in the 2 handed class at the Fastnet are a J/122 followed by a J/111. Thought both were made for crewed racing? Will they be at last true shorthanded rockets?
Well, I think the real shorthanded rockets were the Class 40s, which had their own division. J/111's are sailed shorthanded quite a bit - the Swedish boat "Blur" has some videos on YouTube of some singlehanded racing, for example. And I believe the J/105 is a very popular shorthanded weapon in the U.K. and Europe, as it is in the U.S.

So, plenty of shorthanded rockets out there, and probably many more to come as people look for ways to cut the costs of racing.
__________________
We deal in lead, friend.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4425  
Old 08-15-2013
PCP's Avatar
PCP PCP is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,191
Thanks: 21
Thanked 100 Times in 83 Posts
Rep Power: 11
PCP will become famous soon enough
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Quote:
Originally Posted by robelz View Post
The only finishers up to now in the 2 handed class at the Fastnet are a J/122 followed by a J/111. Thought both were made for crewed racing? Will they be at last true shorthanded rockets?
When people talk about solo racers normally it is implied that they are Ocean racers and that means Transat or circumnavigation in the trade winds. None of the Jboats would be very good at it but then the Fastnet is not on the trade windsneither a long race and has at least is half upwind sailing...so things can be quite different.

On another class (3 if I am not mistaken) a J120 is also making a hell of a race but that is also a great crew that fights for overall leadership on the IRC championship. Great old boat anyway.

Regards

Paulo
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4426  
Old 08-15-2013
PCP's Avatar
PCP PCP is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,191
Thanks: 21
Thanked 100 Times in 83 Posts
Rep Power: 11
PCP will become famous soon enough
Fastnet

From a British sail magazine:

Fastnet Race 2013: French Domination

Double-handed father and son team takes overall victory and French take the top 10 by storm.

Not only does this year's Fastnet Race look likely to be dominated by the French, the overall winner is a two handed boat with father and son team Pascal and Alexis Loison from Cherbourg, France. Their JPK 10.10, Night and Day, arrived at 07:19:57 BST this morning making their elapsed time 3 days 18 hours 29 minutes and 57 seconds for the 611 mile race. The Loisons slipped across the finishing line 36 minutes ahead of sistership Noel Racine's Foggy Dew which was fully crewed.
Winning the overall IRC prize in the Rolex Fastnet Race means that Pascal and Alexis Loisin will receive the Fastnet Challenge Cup as well as a Rolex Chronograph.
In such a tactical race for a two handed crew to take the top prize in the world's biggest offshore race is particulary impressive.
Also impressive is the French dominance in the overall standings with the current rankings showing 12 of the top 15 places occupied by French sail numbers, five of them JPK 10.10 models.


Read more at Fastnet Race 2013: French Domination | Yachting World

Father and son crew winning the Fastnet... really nice. Chapeau and congratulations to them.

On the top 15 5 JPK 10.10, besides the overall win...I have been telling you guys that is a great boat. Results shows that I know what I am talking about, at least in this case LOL.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4427  
Old 08-16-2013
MrPelicano's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Western Connecticut, USA
Posts: 720
Thanks: 10
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 3
MrPelicano is on a distinguished road
Is there anything Frank Cammas can't do?

Fresh from his dominating win at the Tour de France a la Voile, Frank Cammas is preparing for action at the C Class Catamaran "Little Americas Cup" aboard this rocketship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...nvol - YouTube

Truly, is there anything that Monsieur Cammas can't do on the water? Amazing!
__________________
We deal in lead, friend.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4428  
Old 08-16-2013
PCP's Avatar
PCP PCP is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,191
Thanks: 21
Thanked 100 Times in 83 Posts
Rep Power: 11
PCP will become famous soon enough
Re: Is there anything Frank Cammas can't do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrPelicano View Post
Fresh from his dominating win at the Tour de France a la Voile, Frank Cammas is preparing for action at the C Class Catamaran "Little Americas Cup" aboard this rocketship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...nvol - YouTube

Truly, is there anything that Monsieur Cammas can't do on the water? Amazing!
That is wonderful, I mean that Franck Cammas have convinced Groupama to have a go to the C class little America's cup. That is a very interesting event, affordable and where imagination an innovation runs wild. Till know it has been interesting but a secondary event with not many teams and few really competitive.

That risks to change. I hope more prime cat racers follow Cammas and convince their sponsors that can be a god run for the money with big exposure. The boats are spectacular and with many top teams the show is going to attract viewers and will pay off.

For the ones that don't know what is the C class:



And regarding Cammas and the Tour de France, a nice Video:

__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4429  
Old 08-16-2013
PCP's Avatar
PCP PCP is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,191
Thanks: 21
Thanked 100 Times in 83 Posts
Rep Power: 11
PCP will become famous soon enough
Elan 320: can you improve on a great little boat?

The Elan 310 was a favorite:



Sure, it has not the performance (or light weight) of a A31 but it is less expensive and has a great cruising interior. A very good performance cruiser that is not ridiculous racing specially short crew racing.

And what about the new MKII (Elan 320)?: It looks nice.





Is it better?

http://www.elan-yachts.com/img/yacht...ss_release.pdf

It looks nicer but I am not convinced by the two wheel setup. They probably will offer it with a tiller and that makes a lot more sense in my opinion. Now about a 6% saving in weight...it is not much but it is better than nothing

What do you think about this cute little one?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by PCP; 08-16-2013 at 04:07 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4430  
Old 08-17-2013
JAndersB's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sweden
Posts: 467
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4
JAndersB is on a distinguished road
Re: Elan 320: can you improve on a great little boat?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PCP View Post
The Elan 310 was a favorite:



Sure, it has not the performance (or light weight) of a A31 but it is less expensive and has a great cruising interior. A very good performance cruiser that is not ridiculous racing specially short crew racing.

And what about the new MKII (Elan 320)?: It looks nice.





Is it better?

http://www.elan-yachts.com/img/yacht...ss_release.pdf

It looks nicer but I am not convinced by the two wheel setup. They probably will offer it with a tiller and that makes a lot more sense in my opinion. Now about a 6% saving in weight...it is not much but it is better than nothing

What do you think about this cute little one?
Looking nice. Having owned an Elan 333 and been near to buy 380 and 350 it is interesting to follow them. One minor thing but one that today, after beeing spoilt by the Opium and seeing other brands doing the same, is Elans unwillingness to make hull windows. That tiny one in the saloon is not enough. Ok, this one is a small boat but the new 400 is the same. We asked them for hull windows for and aft for the 380 but got a no.

Let's see if they can keep weight down. 350 was too heavy.

Regards
Anders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (0 members and 4 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising sailboats for sale welch Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10 04-25-2012 06:20 PM
THE Yacht Builder List T37Chef Boat Review and Purchase Forum 26 07-08-2011 06:51 AM
Noob wonderings and questions about sailing, life at sail and sailboats Vans General Discussion (sailing related) 49 06-20-2011 01:18 AM
A List of ALL sailboats made with layouts? Myblueheaven Boat Review and Purchase Forum 8 10-08-2010 12:32 PM
Failure to Navigate - interesting post on Panbo Blog & from the NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 12-11-2006 07:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.