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Old 07-19-2019, 08:02 AM
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It seems there are some sailboat people on here. Someone before told me I should start a thread so why not. Here are some shots of my last couple of years of adventures. Feel free to throw in your sailing photos.

The J145 Katara and Merlin, the Bill Lee Custom 68 are now both in the Transpac 2019 race and both are about 800 miles to the finish as of this morning.


St. Maarten Heineken regatta 2019. J145

J145 St. Maarten Heineken regatta

2019 St. Petersburg NOOD regatta, Melges 24

Merlin, 2018 Regata Del Sol al Sol Regatta, St. Petersburg to Isla Mujeres.

My Melges 32, practice day in St. Petersburg.

Merlin at Lima dock, Isla Mujeres. First to finish, broke the elapsed time record, and many other trophies.

Farr 30 in Marina Hemingway, 2017 St. Petersburg to Cuba race.
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Here's something a little different speed than posted above. This is my dad's custom-built Sam Devlin Onyx. I need to chase him someday when he's sailing and get some "Action shots."



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Is that a fiberglass over wood built boat? Looks beautiful.
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Saw this outside my office the other day. The thing was huge.

No idea what the story is with this, but that sucks.
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The bottom photo looks like the tied went out. Good time for a scrub and a bottom job!
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Never have had the chance to sail, but have an interest in learning one day. I have been looking at the ASA courses and such lately... no place to sail atm, but time on my hands to learn via books and vids for now.

Beautiful shots, looks like a lot of fun
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Originally Posted by mgoodman2014 View Post
Never have had the chance to sail, but have an interest in learning one day. I have been looking at the ASA courses and such lately... no place to sail atm, but time on my hands to learn via books and vids for now.

Beautiful shots, looks like a lot of fun
Where are you located?
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Originally Posted by thejeepguy87 View Post
Where are you located?
I am currently in Buenos Aires, Argentina for business, but I will be relocating to Neuquen, Argentina within the month.... Middle of the country, not many places to sail.
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Originally Posted by thejeepguy87 View Post
Is that a fiberglass over wood built boat? Looks beautiful.
Yes, fiberglass/epoxy over stitch and glue ply. My dad built the hull himself, then his life and his business took away his time. His work did however allow him to have Sam Devlin and his fine crew complete the build. It’s one of the classiest sub-30’ blow-boats on planet earth. She turns heads, attracts gawkers, and prompts questions everywhere.
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It's a beautiful boat for sure.
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Sailed this Fife built boat, Eilean from St. Martin to Barbuda via Antigua in the early 80s with 5 other friends. She was purchased by the owner of the Panieri watch company since and totally refurbished. The other picture is the first boat I owned, an International 500 30' wooden yawl. My girlfriend [now my wife], best friend and I bought that upon graduating from University and she went to work for Eastern Airlines as a flight attendant while my buddy and I sailed around the Keys and Bahamas. She has never let me forget that she worked while I was a beach bum for a few years. The guy we bought the boat from sailed her by himself from Bremen Germany to Ft. Lauderedale. The last two pictures are of a boat I am building, albeit slowly, a Northeastern Dory, 17' long. This is what she will look like when complete. The last photos is the current state of construction.

Plenty of guys on here knock sailors but I have boated all my life, both power and sail, and to me nothing beats the feeling one gets with only the wind and noise of the waves while crusing along on a nice sailboat.












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In Stonington CT they don't let a little bit of fog slow down the sailing classes. This group came in out of pea soup fog to the right. You could hear their voices a good couple of minutes before you could see them.

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A leasury Saturday afternoon and a couple of Atlantic City A-cats.

























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I see an A cat was posted....BBYRA sailing on the Wanamaker coarse??

Now for a different kind of sailing...Been doing this every chance I get....Watch this video.....

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12 metre worlds 2019. this day racing was north of the Newport Bridge.

(photo credit to Onne Van Der Wal I believe)
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Originally Posted by Hullin View Post
Nothing better for picking up chicks on the beach in Florida!!
Sailed and raced beach cats for 25 years!
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Originally Posted by Hullin View Post
Hey Hullin, what's the sail number on that cat? Back in the 90's I had a hobie 18sx with the same sail colors. It was an awesome boat! Sold it when we got a bigger trimaran, all of which I miss...

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