Lake Tahoe Sailboat

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25 of us chartered a 50 foot sailboat on Lake Tahoe for an afternoon. We started off with no wind, by 1/2 hour into our journey we had wind. Cratered it from these guys. http://www.tahoesail.com/ The boat is a Santa Cruz 50 designed for the Transpacific race. This particular boat ran the Transpacific race a few times, but I don't remember when or how well it did. The race is usually Southern California to Hawaii although it has been ran fron San Francisco to Hawaii. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_Yachts
 
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 Originally Posted By: paul246
You sure arn't going to win any races with that form. But you will stay cool.
They do well in races, read the Wiki article I linked to Refering to the TransPacific race from SoCal to Hawaii...
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In 1981 Merlin again won the Transpac, but this time seven of the top ten finishes were the Santa Cruz 50,
They swept their class this year in the Transpac.
 
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Water temperature is running about 70F at the surface this time of year. Deeper it's a lot colder. A few hundred feet down it never changes from 39F. Air temperature on the lake was close to 80F the day we went out, about 85F at the beach.
 
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 Originally Posted By: XS650
 Originally Posted By: paul246
You sure arn't going to win any races with that form. But you will stay cool.
They do well in races, read the Wiki article I linked to Refering to the TransPacific race from SoCal to Hawaii...
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In 1981 Merlin again won the Transpac, but this time seven of the top ten finishes were the Santa Cruz 50,
They swept their class this year in the Transpac.
I'm referring to the second picture, not the boat's history. Burying the topsides in water will only create unnecessary drag in addition to being well outside the optimum of the hull's performance profile.
 

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 Originally Posted By: paul246
They swept their class this year in the Transpac.
I'm referring to the second picture, not the boat's history. Burying the topsides in water will only create unnecessary drag in addition to being well outside the optimum of the hull's performance profile. [/quote] Can't disagree with that.
 

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 Originally Posted By: moribundman
Maybe the skipper wanted to scare the landlubbers.
No one spilled their drinks, it didn't work.
 
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