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Sorry, I don't have photos.  I have a code zero that Ullman cut down from a M24(?).  It helped when conditions were right, but less than I thought it would.  I then bought a free luff 155% Jib Top, tacked at the bow and raised with a 2nd spinnaker halyard.  It is sheeted at the spinnaker sheet blocks.  That is a great sail. and much more useful, especially if single handed.
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U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! / Great sailing for a great cause!
« Last post by TimPorter on September 15, 2020, 09:14:42 AM »
The 20th Annual Hospice Regatta was held at Lake Norman Yacht Club this past weekend.  The Ultimate 20 Class was in full force with 11 boats on the line for windy and wet conditions.  A rare North Easterly piped in with 8-12 knots of breeze and a constant drizzle for the first few hours in the morning yet cleared enough to allow 5 full races on Saturday for a nice fall-like sailing day.  The oldest, yet newest boat to the fleet, Steve Shaw’s 20/20 led after taking 4 bullets and a 2nd.  Scott Olson at the helm of No Soup For You was the only kryptonite for 20/20 on Saturday.

Sunday’s early start time allowed for only 1 race to be sailed before the breeze tapped out for the day.  Again, 20/20 found a way to the front and posted a bullet in the regattas final race.  The race for second was extremely tight with BJ Jones, Scott Olson and Ken Corsig only separated by 1 point each. 

Once ashore, sailors had ample time to compare notes and have an informal, socially distanced awards ceremony where Shaw’s name was pulled from a hat of race winners and chosen to be the area representative in the National Hospice Regatta Alliance Championship in 2021.
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I know this is an old thread, but did you ever post pictures?
Mike
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U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! / LNYC Labor Day Regatta 2020
« Last post by TimPorter on September 07, 2020, 12:22:18 PM »
Lake Norman Yacht Club hosted their annual Labor Day Regatta Sept. 5th/6th.  This regatta is the kick-off of the Autumn sailing season on Lake Norman (the summer is not usually the best time to sail on southern inland lakes).  Eight U20s participated in challenging but fun conditions.  Saturday four races were sailed in 10 knots of breeze with gusts into the mid/high teens.  Racing was extremely close with positions changing often.  Playing the shifts and good boat handling proved to be the difference; one mistake (like forgetting to cleat a spin halyard) and a boat could lose four or five places.  At the end of the first day Might Mouse led with 4 points, followed by 20/20 with 12, and third was Rumbullion with 15.  Saturday was much lighter with winds mostly under 5 knots.  Connecting the dots and finding the pressure was the key.  In the last race with everyone thinking their was pressure on the left, A3+ saw something on the right and went for it; they led handily to the first mark and held on for the bullet. 

Final results: Might Mouse (7 points), 20/20 (13 points), and Rumbullion (15 points).  Full results: https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21146#_newsroom+results

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the regatta was a little different.  There was no competitors meeting, Saturday night social, nor awards ceremony but small pockets of people were seen after racing enjoying the company of others from a safe distance.  Some people cooked out, drank cocktails, and went swimming in the lake.  While not completely normal it was a nice respite from the craziness we have all been living in.  Lake Norman has a couple more U20 regattas this fall, Hospice Regatta (9/12 – 9/13) and the Carolina Keelboat One Design Regatta (11/14 – 11/15). 
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Annoucements from the President / Re: 2020 NA's
« Last post by Tac Boston on September 04, 2020, 06:08:00 PM »
Any updates on the possible date or local of the 2021 NA's? Starting to fill out the calendar and I don't want to miss it!
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Masthead spinnaker for PHRF
« Last post by TimPorter on August 31, 2020, 03:17:30 PM »
I personally am not convinced the difference is worth the penalty so I haven't ever gone down the path of using non-ODR sails.  We had one boat here on Lake Norman that would use some bigger sails (12 second penalty), but the boats sailing ODR would often win boat for boat. 
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Masthead spinnaker for PHRF
« Last post by Tac Boston on August 30, 2020, 04:23:09 PM »
Tack,

Do you know what kind of rating hit he took and if the juice was worth the squeeze?  Not considering this as I still have an aluminum rig but I am curious.

Thanks

I will email Jim and ask. I know that he ended up going back to Frac kite because the changed the race course layout and it ended up with tight reaches and the boat was just plane over powered for those. We made him a reaching kite that was quite a bit small in the girths a while ago that he used most of the time. Still used the flat top main and full size PHRF jib.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Masthead spinnaker for PHRF
« Last post by Mike Reyes on August 28, 2020, 10:48:01 PM »
Mike, interested to hear what you do and why you are doing it.  Do you have some PHRF giants to chase down? 

Just wondered if it would be worthwhile. A couple of boats are faster downwind (they do have lower phrf ratings) and it would be nice to have a bit more speed downwind.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Masthead spinnaker for PHRF
« Last post by Travis Gregory on August 28, 2020, 10:35:24 PM »
Tack,

Do you know what kind of rating hit he took and if the juice was worth the squeeze?  Not considering this as I still have an aluminum rig but I am curious.

Thanks
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Masthead spinnaker for PHRF
« Last post by Tac Boston on August 26, 2020, 01:39:22 PM »
Mike with your mast I would not hesitate in building a MH kite for your boat. The Forte rig is so stiff that I would not worry at all. We did a MH kite with a flat top for Jim Pearson on Slippery. That boat, which has since been sold, had the C Tech mast and he did put a set of backstays on just in case. I am not sure that he really needed them but he had them in case.
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