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Ghost won’t be making it up to the Lakes in 2013. Hoping to do some more racing locally against Kestrel and Eleven in the Maritimes. Perhaps 2014.
1) I’d go along with the allowance for the additional storm sails for the Freeman. From a safety point of view, it makes sense to have an allowance for some storm sails that you might not carry aboard for course racing in case things get nasty.
2) Defer to local judgement.
We’re used to doing night races in our local racing, but the idea of doing one as part of a one design class for the NAs has the guys on my boat excited. I’d say it’s part of the overall draw to come up for the NAs and we’re looking forward to it as part of the adventure. That said – we’re happy just to come up and race and if someone feels strongly against, it’s not going to stop us from participating.
I’m just looking through the LYRA Notice of Race (just registered today). Item 3.3 under Eligibility and Entry states the need to submit a One-Design class measurement certificate at some point. We’ve never raced Ghost in a one design event before – will there be something setup by the class prior to the event for inspection/measurement for compliance to the class rules?
Like Al, we’re seriously considering doing some travelling with the boat next year as well. Oswego or Kingston (anywhere in Lake Ontario) would be my preferences. In addition to the NAs, I’d like to do 2 more events in the area – perhaps including the Lake Ontario 300.
In addition to the bilge pump, the other items I noted that might be an issue (from the Category 3 regs at http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/OSR2010Mo3081209-%5B7985%5D.pdf) are:
– 3.12 Mast Step : The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to the mast
step or adjoining structure
– 3.14.3 f) Pulpits and stanchions shall be permanently installed. When there are sockets or studs, these shall be through-bolted, bonded or welded. The pulpit(s) and/or stanchions fitted to these shall be mechanically retained without the help of the life-lines. Without
sockets or studs, pulpits and/or stanchions shall be through-bolted, bonded or welded
Guess this could be simple as line from lower lifeline to toerail.
– 3.14.3 h) Stanchion or pulpit or pushpit bases shall not be situated outboard of a working deck. For the purpose of this rule the base shall be taken to include a sleeve or socket into which the tube is fitted but shall exclude a baseplate which carries fixings into the deck or hull.
I’m guessing the interpretation of working deck ends at the toerail?
– 3.17.1 A toe rail of minimum height 25 mm (1 in) shall be permanently installed around the foredeck from abreast the mast, except in way of fittings and not further inboard from the edge of the working deck than one third of the local half-beam.
I didn’t measure but the toe rail looks somewhat less than an inch.
– 3.21.1 Drinking Water Tanks
a) A yacht shall have a permanently installed delivery pump and water tank(s):
With all the Olson’s that have done the various West Coast to Hawaii races, people must have come up against these before and either made modifications or received excemptions. It would be interesting to hear about these.
Although not as glamourous as talking about brands of sails, I’d be interested if anyone knows of a brand/make of porta potti that fits in the built in compartment for it in the v-berth area.
@Old School – if you decide to do the LO 300, I’d be interested in hearing about any mods/prep you guys have to engage in on a seperate thread (if you decide to enter). The items you noted are ones I had wondererd about as well from the ISAF Cat 3 regulations.
As far as the NA’s, if we could combine with a few other events within a East Coast to Kingston type distance (1500 km) and find a reasonable place for dry storage of the boat between events, Ghost crew would be very interested in participating.
Hey – don’t be insulting the PEI potatoes by calling them small – that’s part of our identity out here…just kidding.
I took this guide from an UK crew work guide from the J30 and modified it to fit the way we sail the Olson (or the way I thought we should sail it) about 5ish years ago.
Since then, a few things have changed – while we’ve always tried to sail with 7 (a mixture of light weights and heavy weights), we often end up with 5 or 6 and I find the boat goes pretty much just as well although we can’t hold the No. 1 as long – which may be a good thing for the boat.
If you asked my crew if they got much use out of this – they would probably deny it. However, writing (or rewriting) it caused me to examine how we sail the boat and I think has turned me into a better crew work coordinator. We have enough yearly turn over in crew (1-2 people come and go) that the first half of our season is just about teaching everyone the mechanics of sailing the boat.
Anyway – we’ll see next week – guys in California have the nationals, you guys in the lakes have the North Americans…so I figure me and Jonny will be racing for the Olson 30 Worlds next week in Chester, Nova Scotia ;-)
Not plywood – looked more like a 2×4 of some unknown wood. When we took it out – it was pretty mushy. It was compressed close to an inch. Here’s a top view.
Don’t have a picture of the repair (at the moment) – but here’s the old stringer after we took it out – Ugly or what?
Repair was simple – had a wood working shop make up a new stringer 2 times as wide out of birch (Mahogany was recommended but I cheaped out) and epoxied/glassed it back in. After 4 seasons, it’s still holding up well. Installed BOD/Jockstraps at the same time, so less stress on it now.
We’ve had a lot of problems with moisture in the other stringers as well – drilling some holes, drying things out over the winter and refilling with thickened epoxy…
Yes – the boat has been sailed in Salt Water it’s entire life.