Sailing Turnabouts in Newport, RI. I raced one for Harvard at Tufts fifty years ago. Two big lads in a tiny boat. With the powder-horn sheer and the broad transom, it was a constant dilemma, whether to shovel the bow under or drag the stern. The miracle was that my crew and I became friends.
I'm right here, dude. Haven't budged
That's right Peter. There are some other great pictures of frostbiting in Turnabouts on the Newport YC website. I posted this one here in honor to Big Wave Dave who was the first to get the right answer to yesterday's "Where am I" quiz. Apparently he sails Turnabouts at Newport YC in the winter but I have no idea if he is in this picture.I have sometimes seen this fleet way up to the north in Newport harbor when I have been Laser frostbiting in Brenton Cove. I had no idea until yesterday what class they were.
When I first saw the photo, the immediate impression was Dads sailing Oppies! The bows look flat, but its just a trick of perspective I think. Cheers, Mark R
And just to show my total ignorance about this class, I only just discovered (using the Google) that it changed its name from Turnabout to National 10 in 1972.Perhaps I should put a subtitle on the blog "Trying and failing to catch up since 1973"?
Pfft, we called them Turnabouts in the late 70s/early 80s. Especially the boats built by Parker River (as opposed to the ones built by Duplin)
So here I am, but sure as anything not in that picture. That's the A fleeters starting where I'm solidly a B fleet kind of guy. No sweat, we all have fun, and the frostbiting is open to non-members of the Newport Yacht Club too. We meet around noon, split up the lunch duties, and generally have a great time on the water. It's not a Laser, but a different kind of frostbiting...repair to topside after the races.
Number of Days Sailing in 2016?
Only one so far Dejan. Will be starting my usual blog counter soon.