SV Victoria

Victoria is a C&C 99 and was built in 2003. Here are some images of her and some details about the C&C 99’s in general.

Links to articles:
Practical Sailor

Article below copied from Murray Yacht Sales 

Race-winning performance with family-friendly accommodations

If fast is fun, then sailing a C&C 99 will be more fun than you’ve had in a long time. She’s a 32-footer that is race-ready with family and friends and cruiseworthy in civilized fashion, with undeniably rakish styling and a daring cockpit and deck layout. This is one sporty speedster…we’ll understand completely when you order your hull in fire-engine-red.

The sail area-to-displacement ratio is 21.5, the righting moment is 883 foot pounds per degree, the “J” (foretriangle) dimension is 13 feet, and the area of the spinnaker, courtesy of an oversize 14-foot, 6-inch pole, is 1,026 square feet. Other vital ingredients of the speed recipe include an easily-driven canoe body with minimum wetted surface; a near-plumb bow to maximize waterline; a deep, balanced spade rudder; a high-lift-foil keel for windward efficiency. Sailors all over the country have noticed how quick the C&C 99 is—she won her class at Key West Race Week, and both Cruising World and SAIL magazine selected the C&C 99 as one of the best boats of the year.

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Getting started with VVV Varying Vagrant Vagrants

It’s fairly straight forward to get started with. Follow the instructions here:
https://github.com/Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV

Once you have the pieces in place replicate the git project
git clone https://github.com/Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV.git .

The vagrant up it will take a while to load so go make some coffee.

VVV with VMware Fusion as a Provider

Here is how to modify Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV) install to use the VMware Fusion or Workstation provider. I use VVV for WordPress development and wanted to use the Fusion provider to take advantage of the performance and stability improvements offered by the VMware provider, plus I payed for the software. I have also run VVV on the default VM (and it works great). I don’t recommend buying VMWare’s Fusion or Workstation product just for VVV. Note you will also need to purchase a license from Vagrant.

OK on to the changes necessary.

Install the plugin for VMware:

From the command line run:

$: vagrant plugin install vagrant-vmware-fusion or vagrant-vmware-workstation

Replace vagrant-vmware-fusion with vagrant-vmware-workstation if you are running that product.

Install your License for the plugin

$: vagrant plugin license vagrant-vmware-fusion /path/license.lic

Again replace vagrant-vmware-fusion with vagrant-vmware-workstation if you need.

Add the Box

From command line vagrant box add precise64 http://files.vagrantup.com/precise64.box

Edit you vagrant file

make the following changes to your vagrant file:

config.vm.provider "vmware_fusion" do |v|
v.vmx["memsize"] = "512"

config.vm.box = "precise64"
config.vm.box_url = "http://files.vagrantup.com/precise64_vmware_fusion.box"

When you run vagrant up you many need the to add the --provider=vmware_fusion parameter like so: vagrant up --provider=vmware_fusion