high speed sailing

high speed sailing

Postby storm petrel » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:55 pm

I crewed on a trick Adams 10 for a race around the cans this afternoon. Was one of the last off (handicap) and sailed through the entire fleet including some modern 36+ ft yachts to take the checkered flag. I could not believe how fast the Adams sailed in10-12 knots of breeze. We passed Cav 32s and Bavaria's like they were standing still. For a 30 yr old yacht the Adams is an amazing boat, mind you the Kevlar sails and new rig may have helped. I have been asked to crew for an ocean race on the boat in April and I am tempted just to see if they are good in a seaway as they are in the bay.

Oh well back my comfortable Top Hat and it's stately, safe progress.

Cheers,

Mark
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Re: high speed sailing

Postby Troppo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:02 am

Well done Mark, they couldn't have done it without you. : )

Perhaps it's about time we develop foils for our Top Hats.

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Re: high speed sailing

Postby storm petrel » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:51 pm

Yes, if providing ballast counts as helping in a race.....Then I did have something to do with the win.
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Re: high speed sailing

Postby Troppo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:12 pm

storm petrel wrote:Yes, if providing ballast counts as helping in a race.....Then I did have something to do with the win.


:D

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Re: high speed sailing

Postby bornfreee » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:59 am

There is a Adams 10 moored next to me racing version custom built in QLD owned by old Jack 86 years old very much still with it and races it hard talked to him about doing the Brisbane Gladstone race said he would love to do it.
He sails it to the mooring handles beautiful and they are excellent at sea a real sailors boat close winded and FAST I WANT ONE
BE HAPPY 4 THIS MOMENT 4 THIS MOMENT IS YOUR LIFE.
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Re: high speed sailing

Postby storm petrel » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:35 pm

Bill, I looked at a well set up cruising version of the Adams 10 last Christmas and could have picked it up for about 20k. The owner had set her up very well and sailed her to Lord Howe with his wife and another couple in their 60's. When he got back he bought an Adams 13.7m and put his old 10m up for sale. After my sail this week I think I might have made a mistake letting this boat go. The problem is that I am too attached to my little Top Hat.
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