Two outstanding books, both available on Amazon.com. I actually have two copies of the sail and rig tuning book, one at home and one on board.Gentlemen, or ladies, as the case may be, I have two recommendations for you: Ivar Dedekam's Sail and Rig Tuning and Adam Cort's and Richard Stearns' Getting Started in Sailboat Racing.
There are at least three C27s in our race fleet on the Magothy River (empties into the Chesapeake). They are very good little racers and enjoy a very advantagous PHRF rating.Hello SanDiegoRacer,
I have not found a lot of information on racing Catalina 27s, or any Catalina (other than its junior cousin, the Capri) for that matter. I have purchased a Catalina 27 recently and sail it out of Sandusky, Ohio, on Lake Erie. I was going to post my own thread asking why you find so few Catalinas racing. For example, on the Lake Erie PHRF list there are only seven Catalina 27s listed for the 2009 season for the entire lake. Yet, the boat has a decent PHRF rating, somewhere around the 210 mark. So, why are so few of them raced? Perhaps some of you out there who are experienced both in racing and Catalinas could enlighten me and help SanDiegoRacer find his information too.
Thanks for your help.