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Title: Resources List
Post by: revision on August 24, 2018, 01:49:40 AM
I'm going to post things that I am finding useful here for others.

This is a history of minis (http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire%20des%20Minis/Sommaire%20anglais.htm) as well as info on each by hull number.  I know this is linked in the sticky as well, but I never actually found it until now via here, I had found it via google.

Here is an English speaking facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/NorthAmericanMini) called North America Mini Class that has a relatively responsive group of owners.

This is an info page (http://www.abilynsailing.com/pogo2/) with lots of good links and info (especially regarding the Pogo 2 class boats) by Josh at Abilyn Racing.  He has moved on from the mini class, but the info is still relevant.

This is the Sailing Anarchy (http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/180433-north-american-mini-fleet/) North American Mini Transat thread.

This is a post (http://forum.minitransat650.com/index.php/topic,3848.msg18030.html#msg18030) I am working on here with information on the races available in the U.S. for minis.

This is a link to the classifieds section  (https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.classemini.com%2F%3Fmode%3Dpetites-annonces&edit-text=)of the ClasseMini website, which appears to be the best place to find a race ready mini. (I have linked this through Google Translate as most ads are posted in French.)

This is the class information of each boat. (https://www.classemini.com/?mode=bateaux)  Some of the boats have information about design and past race history.  If it is not listed here, then it is not an official mini.


Here is a place where you can buy a pre-cut plywood mini kit  (http://www.dixdesign.com/kits.htm)of Dudley Dix design in 4 different configurations.  Plans are available separately and cheaper here. (http://www.dixdesign.com/priceabr.htm)

From the old site, this is design information on series boats (http://minitransat650.com/leov/html/production_class.html) and this is info on proto design rules. (http://minitransat650.com/leov/html/design.html)

Here is a cool site (https://www.sailspeedrecords.com/) with sailing speed records.

This PDF link (https://www.ussailing.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/US_SER_2018.0_Categories.pdf) is for US Sailing's safety equipment guidelines.

This link takes you to (http://www.sailing.org/classesandequipment/offshore/index.php) World Sailing's Offshore page, which includes the safety checklists for each category of race if you click on "Offshore Special Regulations."

This is a youtube video that  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmkaXMcBRDQ)shows the inside of a Pogo 2 series boat prepped for the transat race, to give you an idea of size and space when in racing trim.

A list of old and new series boats (https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.minitransat650.com%2Findex.php%2Ftopic%2C1965.0.html&edit-text=), courtesy of Thomas, and translated via google.  As he updates the post, this should also stay current.

I will edit this as I find more resources.
Title: Re: Resources List
Post by: Thomas on September 05, 2018, 01:26:22 AM
Made this post sticky.
Title: Re: Resources List
Post by: revision on September 06, 2018, 03:03:28 AM
Very cool, thanks!