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would i stand a chance to win, I have a pearson 26 that i have not sailed yet against a macgreagar 26. he is quite the landluber, ive been on the water all my life. i am 75 ,he is 55 ?
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Umm....too many variables to tell.. good luck.
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In my humble opinion, the only chance a McGregor stands of beating anything else is under power. Lots of it

I've seen a few of them sailing and, like any other multipurpouse thing that claims to be capable of doing everything and ends up being great at nothing, neither do McGregors sail very well (the powerboat hull shape doesn't allow for it) nor are they very efficient under motor, probably due to the extra drag caused by the rudders and rig.

Just try not to embarass the other guy. Sail under jib only
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thanks guys

I feel better , i dont know much about the macgregar but the race was his plan.
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A Mac left our club well ahead of me 2 weeks ago. By the time I passed the breakwater, he was 1/2 mile upwind of me. By the time he was another 1/2 mile up the lake, I was 1/2 mile past him.

You could be the unlucky guy who goes up against someone who REALLY knows how to sail a Mac fast, but I doubt it.
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what mere you sailing, and how much wind?
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Depends on the model.

The mac can rate anywhere from 210 - 250.
The pearson is around 216 - 228.

Good luck is right. Read this RACING BASICS - Beginner's Racing Manual
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I sail a 1980 US Yacht 27, with a PHRF rating of 222. Not exactly a fast boat. The wind was out of the south at 15 with sustained gusts in the mid 20's. My boat was faster and pointed much higher. The Mac seemed to struggle with the gusts, and didn't point any higher than about 60 degrees. Maybe it was they guy driving the Mac, but I doubt that your inexperienced friend will be able to sail his Mac much better.
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If it's a M26 "powersailer", and you're both sailing it should be no contest. If he wins get a diver to check underneath your boat for the truck tire he tied to your keel!
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I sail a 1980 US Yacht 27, with a PHRF rating of 222. Not exactly a fast boat. The wind was out of the south at 15 with sustained gusts in the mid 20's. My boat was faster and pointed much higher. The Mac seemed to struggle with the gusts, and didn't point any higher than about 60 degrees. Maybe it was they guy driving the Mac, but I doubt that your inexperienced friend will be able to sail his Mac much better.
AsZZGTA said above depends on which model. Not all of the Mac 26s were the "power sailers," something that seems lost on some. The earlier Mac's (D & S)
were "real" sail boats.

Again it also depends much on the experience of the sailor.
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