Baggy Wrinkles

Baggy Wrinkles
S/V Nautica, Hull #614, Built at Whitby Boatworks Ltd., Ontario, Canada 1977, one of the most recognizeable Carl Alberg designs. A masthead sloop displacing 9000 lbs, keel hull, Yanmar 15 hp diesel, LOA 30.27 Beam 8.75, Draft 4.29, roller furling headsail, tiller, berths for 4, interior teak bulkheads, teak cap rail and cockpit teak coamings, 12 volt lighting, aluminum mast support, Harken self tailing winches, in its day was designed for customers as a Cruiser-Racer, the Alberg 30 remains a Classic design of the modest Alberg inventory.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

So, finally got some "on the water underway" shots from the Typhoon Nationals, thanks to the photographer on the Race Committee boat. 

Resolution is not large enough for enlarging the pics here but perhaps they provide enough so that you can get an idea of  the way the Baggy Wrinkles looks underway.  Winds were relatively light at about 10 to 15 knots at the maximum during this particular race in fact.

This port-reach above is right off the starting line.  A few others decided to venture this direction as opposed to the others running on a starboard reach.  Whatever!  We're not racers but we had fun in this race despite not being equipped as a racing dory.

I look for artistic views of the Dory rather than action shots.  The following were a bit more artistic:

The genoa shows its "speed wrinkles' on a port-tack.

The Cape Dory Typhoon doesn't often heal that much but if the wind were to pick up she would heal over and run!
We truly enjoyed the Typhoon Nationals at the RRYC and highly recommend other Typhoon owners head that way for the next event.  The atmosphere is not competitive but relaxed and the Club is accommodating and helpful in every way.  Even in the photo below as 729, Baggy Wrinkles, is getting lapped, Skipper is looking on while standing with the tiller, it's all a good spirited event.
Hull 652 gave us some fits during this race but we still came across the finish in great position!

Sailing competitively in a Cape Dory is almost an oxymoron (a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory-Wikipedia in case you're wondering...) for a Typhoon.  Just sailing the Typhoon is a delight not work of any sort.  Plus, it's like sailing an historic relic in that its age, design, and rigging is such that it meets the demands of the boat but does not attempt to breach into modern equipment.  Some do that, but even the lack of a traveler isn't a big deal to us.  The vessel isn't able to point as high as she would with a traveler, but who's in a hurry?