New thread about preparations for our first Bayview Mackinac race. We are registering my boat for the July 17th race next week. Hopefully the sailnet community will follow along and offer constructive advice as we put the boat together. Most likely there will be real time boat tracking again this year and so that you can watch our progress during the race.
Preliminary information- Boat name is Hey Jude. 1985 C&C 29-II. The experienced 5 man crew, all boat owners- Bill skipper/owner 11 BYC Macks, 6 Chicago Macks, Rory(Paceship 26)- 1 BYC Mack, Cliff(J-29)- 3 BYC Macks, Carl(Tartan 30C)- 3 BYC Macks, Dave(Tartan37)-2 BYC Macks.
Race information and the equipment requirements can be found at Bayview Yacht Club - Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac Race
. We will be competing in the Shore Course PHRF division.
A little bit about the boat. 1985 C&C 29-II. Rob Ball design. Actually onlyu 28.5' in length. Masthead rig, baby stay. Fin keel drawing 5'3" with high aspect rudder. Boat has full cruising interior. Vivid Red Awlgrip painted hull. Boat was purchased in September of 2009 and has been in the shop this winter professionally fixing issues found in survey including a new cockpit sole and a soft spot on the bottom.
The sail inventory is pretty complete. Main is a 2+2 batten high modulus Dacron from Haarstick with 2 reefs. Less than 2 seasons of use. The #1 AP is 155% Dimension Flex Aramid- new this spring. The superlight #1 is a tissue paper thin mylar from North for use in less than 10 knots apparent. The #2 is a 138% Dimension Flex Aramid about 3 years old. The #3 is a 105% Kevlar Tape Drive with Kevlar scrim. A heavy sail with little wear and absolutely bullet proof. The dacron storm jib meets the size requirements and has never been used. Spinnaker #1 is a 3/4oz nylon form North with light use. Spinnaker #2 is 3/4oz AP/runner from UK.
Next installment- meeting the equipment requirements.