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A Day With A Thoroughbred- Stars and Stripes

My wife were on a trip to the West Coast including san Diego, Carlsbad and Catalina Island. Today we got to sail in San Diego Harbor on Dennis Connors Stras and Stripes, the old Americas Cup Boat which was in great condition with a great Captian Lynne at the helm and the owners of the boat. It is crossed off my bucket list and the ride today for 3 hours with ms on a was incredible. I had sailed with dennis many years ago in the early meter boat of Newport, RI. Here a few few pictures from today.

































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“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
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Nice one, Chef.... looks like you had a great day for it!

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Now that would be pretty cool!
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Great pictures Chef...I experienced racing on Stars and Stripes
(US 55) from 1887 campaign? and then Canada's True North
in the late 1990's-early 2000's in the caribbean. A real thrill for a
cruiser type sailor.
I think there are a few old AC boats up in Newport (RI) that are available for hire to match race.
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Driving is cool. But.. did you do any grinding?

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Great pictures Chef...I experienced racing on Stars and Stripes
(US 55) from 1887 campaign? and then Canada's True North
in the late 1990's-early 2000's in the caribbean. A real thrill for a
cruiser type sailor.
I think there are a few old AC boats up in Newport (RI) that are available for hire to match race.
Wow.... 1887.... you really are THE senior member here!

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"Wow.... 1887.... you really are THE senior member here!"

Yes I am...but I was just a wee lad back then!
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Yes we got to work all the positions...grinding, tailing, running backstay adjustment, hrlm, main sail trimmer, jim trimmer, everything except the sewer man, the sails were amazing, i purchased a bag made out of the old set of acrbon fiber kevlar ones

Was truly an incredible feel powering out of gybes and accellerating this boat.

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Was truly an incredible feel powering out of gybes and accellerating this boat.

Dave
That really is the big deal when you start getting 40 feet and over... the raw power is impressive, even more so in a boat that actually goes fast too.

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