Ricky Craven

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    A proper endorsement for the Lake right there! With the thunder squalls, it kind of is all or nothing. Hope you make it to the coast once in a while to escape the madness.
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    I’ve done two Hoods and 2.5 LO300s. For sure, it can be chilly and the steep chop can make it wet. But, that’s really only spring/late fall (summer is extremely light air and warm water) and absence of salt makes a huge difference (gear actually dries/no chafe). LO300 you want light weight kit and bug spray. Susan Hood you want ski gear.
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    Toronto/Lake Ontario perhaps not the best example... Fortunately, Seahorse is now featuring the excellent Musto ads where Sam Davies is beasting around on the bow of her imoca.
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    autopilot only?

    Excellent troll.
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    Changing fleets after the sailing is done?

    Shoulda flown a kite.
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    Mythical Front Page Upgrade

    New site funkin blow. Also, lots of links, no more scoops, Mr. Clean AWOL (which might be for the best - is there another forum for that?), re-post Brian Hancock and Blue/Seahorse content, seems like the SA team has checked out. Hire some fresh blood with energy and interest to say on top of things.
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    Oh boy. The Musto ad is now on the front page! Fucking hilarious.
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    Derek Zoolander in Capris gracefully holding the roller-furling line on the bow of some 50-ton 1970s battle wagon. I guess this is the kind of ad you can expect now that Musto is owned by a Canadian company better known as a purveyor of hockey nets and C$100 barbecues to rural Albertans? Amazed Seahorse would give this a two-page spread. Good stuff.
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    Flying with Spinlock Deckvest S-Cutter: carry on?

    Brilliant. Thanks, Marcus. Likely distracted by triggering device / CO2. I'll give it a shot.
  10. Is this possible? I assume not (I have only ever checked my deckvest, never carried on). I expect the cutting tool would be stopped at security. Please let me know if you have experience suggesting otherwise. Thanks.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Kazoo ("Akzo" autocorrect, i'll leave it) clearly handled it better. Didn't seem necessary to sacrifice VMG since they were only 4nm to eastern corner of the TSS, but I guess if the absolute priority was to get West, we'll see how she goes.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Catastrophic fuck up by Brunel (Cape) on the TSS, no?
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Fuck that looks like a fun ride!
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Remarkably thoughtful and well-written note from Steve Hayles. Could not agree more with his risk/reward analysis and views on the untimeliness of Brian's rant.
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    Offshore Prescription Eyewear

    Intriguing. Thanks for flagging that option. This morning I was thinking about what alternatives may be available outside of the traditional sailing/water sport channels given that sailing is often lagging behind and $$$$. Other applications of mountaineering equipment in the sailing context can be extremely useful, will investigate these glasses further.