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Photoboy
07-01-2013, 05:56 PM
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Orion, hull number 2 of the Mod 70 class arrived in SF late last week after spending
several months in Banderas Bay cutting her teeth.


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The reclusive owner likes to keep a low profile, but is new to the class and has enjoyed
his other high performance multi, which was profiled right here on Pressure Drop last summer


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Zan Drejes is one of the primary crew, as is Cam Lewis, the project manager. A couple guys from France familiar with the Mod 70's are assisting with the project as are a couple
Mexican sailors from the sailing school in Nuevo Vallarta. And Matt Noble appears to be
on board, at least for now.


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"The boat is a 15-18 knot speed monster says" Zan, "anything above that and we have to start reducing sail. The crew hit 42 knots today in 20 plus knots!


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"It points like a monohull, and just ignores the oncoming swell," says Zan


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"The best thing about the fleet, is everything is dead equal on the class, sails, weight, rigging, even the galley equipment is uniform, so there's no spending wars. And the construction is really solid, the guys who put these together really know big performance multis!" Zan adds.

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The owner is hoping to get additional owners to buy into the program and have a West Coast fleet of Mod 70's that compete in the local offshore events, Mexico Circuit and Hawaii races. At least that's the plan. The boat should be on the Bay most of the summer, so at least you will know what that blur was which just blew by you!


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http://www.multionedesign.com/en/news/859/orion-racing-join-mod70-class.html

fototaker
07-02-2013, 07:03 AM
great pixs!!! better than my snaps from (seemingly) Mars

Buzz Light Beer
07-02-2013, 08:43 AM
Dude!

Hook me up!

Photoboy
07-02-2013, 09:21 AM
I don't possess the power, contact Matt Noble if you want an introduction. What I can say say is they are
actively seeking talent, but owner doesn't want to pay pros $1 K a day to go sailing on his boat.

Can't say I blame him.

Buzz Light Beer
07-02-2013, 09:32 AM
You got Matt's email?

Slackwater_SF
07-14-2013, 01:07 PM
Orion Mod70 went out in the ocean yesterday afternoon after Luna Rossa and ETNZ passed the last weather mark.

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CAY 1, Paradox, Nigel/Irens 63 might be in the background going down Raccoon Straits.


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Slackwater_SF
07-14-2013, 06:28 PM
http://vimeo.com/70301856

Slackwater_SF
07-15-2013, 07:36 PM
Orion upwind towards the Golden Gate Bridge, going against a Flood tide. 1:44


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Dutch Rudder
07-16-2013, 11:28 AM
Nice! Where where you shooting from?

Slackwater_SF
07-16-2013, 07:33 PM
Fort Point, under the Golden Gate Bridge, from the parking lot and the top of the building for perspective.

Nice! Where where you shooting from?

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