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    56 boats this year. We had 3 about perfect weather days, some light air, but mostly nice sailing. On Friday the afternoon winds picked up and the fleet had a quite a sleigh ride back to the harbor, resulting in 1 capsize and some interesting grabs at the moorings. There were several folks there with nice cameras so there should be some better photos coming soon but here are a few:





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    Thanks

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    Thanks, Steve. I've been enjoying all the SRR pics and videos on Facebook, too. We hope to be there next year.

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    A beautiful fleet!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Did Centennial (Dan) make it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Did Centennial (Dan) make it?
    He did! That's her in red, white, and blue in Steve's photos. Quite the ship, she is.

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    Great, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon m View Post
    He did! That's her in red, white, and blue in Steve's photos. Quite the ship, she is.
    ... I did... it wasn't a dream? it was not a dream!


    yeah what a great week. here's a quick description o the weekend I wrote to Mike Long

    fog was thick when we arrived wed arnd noon, ribbons of it streaming into the anchorage and no visibility beyond the point at Brooklin, Thurs 1st sailing day was light and variable better sailing in the morning with rowing and a tow in the afternoon. Fri I stayed at Atlantic boat till noon waiting for some friends to show, no wind and fairly hot, Fri afternoon made the 5 hr. drive worth every minute, blowing 15+- steady broad reaching the length of the bay from Atlantic boat out to Pond island and back a couple times, huge bow wave rolling to leeward, slack stays on the leward side and the rail right down near the water with the foam racing along, all 3 of us perched high on the windward rail. Saturday more of the same, but a lill cooler in the morning, pleasant rowing, Sat afternoon lill bigger chop but same excellent wind. Sunday insane traffic on 95 heading home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Did Centennial (Dan) make it?

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    Here are three Ilurs: John Hartmann's yawl Waxwing, my own misainer Cloud Atlas, and Chris Harlan's sloop Clarisa:


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    Thanks for your description, Daniel! I didn't know Pond Island is part of Frenchboro. Or maybe Frenchboro is another name for the island? Anyway, that beach is spectacular! http://www.mcht.org/preserves/pond-island-frenchboro
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    Quote Originally Posted by photocurio View Post
    Here are three Ilurs: John Hartmann's yawl Waxwing, my own misainer Cloud Atlas, and Chris Harlan's sloop Clarisa:


    the Ilurs were pretty sailing together, several times, from a distance, I confused John H's Ilur with Far and Away... that's high praise.

    great shot of Pike and I coming in Photo, wonder if that was our first or second try?! first time I had an opening all picked out till I noticed a stern line just in time which would likely have really fouled things up, so I went around for another try. We were able to lift the board and sail/float Centennial right onto the beach.

    Sailing Destinations were

    Thurs. Babson I. on Eggemoggin Reach just across from WB.
    Fri. Harraman Point on the north side of the peninsula Atlantic Boat is on (I didn't make that landing)
    Sat. Pond Island, nice barrier beach and marsh on the north west side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photocurio View Post
    looks like we could use another 300+- lbs of ballast...


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    I would enjoy sailing Haverchuck in that fleet.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon m View Post
    He did! That's her in red, white, and blue in Steve's photos. Quite the ship, she is.
    And when the wind picks up, surprisingly fast. I had to beg and steal and bribe SCOUT to catch up to her and it took me the whole crossing from Pond to Herrick Bay to do it.

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    Anne took this video:


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    Thanks for that, looks like a great day. Reminds me very much of my clubs Wooden Dinghy Regatta in January.

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    I've not heard the term 'misainer' before. What does it mean?
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    Misainer is the French term for the large unboomed standing lug.....very powerful sail with minimal string pulling...
    Here is a picture of Centennial stretching her legs in Herrick Bay:

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    Blue on Blue : CLOUD ATLAS anchored at Pond Island


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    PROUD MARY, a melonseed:



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    Ted Cody's Alaska



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    J.R. And Mary Krevins' Deblois Street dory POLARIS, viewed in ghosting conditions beneath WAXWING's main:



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    Maybe next year someone will have a camera drone....
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    Tom Jackson's Noman's land boat FAR AND AWAY on the beach:



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    Screen grab of WAXWING in flight, from the Woodenboat video:



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    swoon
    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Working hard on getting the 2018 scheduled so that it does not interfere with the Lolapalooza, and we can induce some of the PNW crowd to put wings under their feet and come play. Stay tuned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John hartmann View Post
    Misainer is the French term for the large unboomed standing lug.....very powerful sail with minimal string pulling...
    Here is a picture of Centennial stretching her legs in Herrick Bay:

    .....


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    Best shot I have seen of Centennial stomping along in the kind of breeze she was meant for. And she is light right now in the ballast department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John hartmann View Post
    Misainer is the French term for the large unboomed standing lug.....very powerful sail with minimal string pulling...
    Here is a picture of Centennial stretching her legs in Herrick Bay:Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    great shot John, thanks, what an incredible couple days, the Ilurs were having so much fun too. my cousin Noah drove up from Ma. and he and Matt rode out from Hope Me. so I was glad we had such great wind for them, also it was nice to have light wind the first day while Pike and i were figuring out all the things I'd done wrong with the rig... not much thankfully, but a lot of lines to get figured out.

    your photo proves I'm getting lazy in my old age... 11 years ago there's NO WAY I wouldn't have had the flying jib up.

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    Thanks, everyone, for sharing. What a lovely event!!
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    Ted Cody's Alaska



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    Looks like a Myst, Don Kurylko's other design. Alaska is quite a bit smaller, with no jib and no yawl mizzen.

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    Tom, you are exactly right--Ted's boat is a Myst....my bad, thanks for the correction! Here is a shot of sailing in company with Jon McNally in his Phoenix lll, TWO HEARTED:



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    The Oughtred double enders are always well represented in the Small Reach fleet. This is Geoff Kerr's indefatigable NED LUDD:



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    Check out these dorks and their Ilurs. Draw lines from owners to boats and win free parking!


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