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  1. swangtang

    2019 Worrell 1000 Reunion Race

    I like this idea! Who's going to want to take their $30K Nacra F20 on such a punishing course? Inter 20s/ Prindle 19s/ Hobie 20's on the other hand...
  2. That seems like a more realistic goal. Lots of places to stop and hide out if needed. For planning purposes think of it this way: Heading north from Vancouver to Seymour Narrows - 2 days To get through Johnstone Strait to Sayward - 1 day Sayward to Telegraph Cove - 1 day Telegraph Cove to Port Hardy - 1 day There goes most of your first week and you're still a days sail away from Cape Scott and the norther tip of the island. Bella Bella is a two day sail north past cape caution and down Fitz Hugh Sound. Sure coming back south is faster because it will hopefully be mostly downwind but you should plan for it to take about the same amount of time.
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    PHRF NW vs BC?? WTF

    Schnick did a good job explaining how the sail measuring system changed in BC to align better with PNW on Sailing X http://www.sailingx.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2765
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    Does anyone know what type of cat hull this is?

    If you're in the UK you should check out the Dart 18
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    R2AK 2018

    There was alot of learning going around that night! We too dismissed the forecasts because up to that point the gale hadn't materialized. Won't do that again. In 2016 we had my iPhone on the Telus network - service was exactly as everyone has mentioned above, a few dead zones in Johnstone Strait and then basically nothing between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert except for near Bella Bella. We didn't have any problems with the inReach or VHF however. One thing we liked doing was to create a mobile hot spot with our phones and connecting the ipad so we could watch the tracker on deck. It was actually pretty helpful to see what weather the boats ahead were in. I wish I could go again this year - hopefully in 2019. I'm kicking myself for not buying Galacticairs Inter 20 last summer, that thing was perfect!
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    Hobie 33 anyone?

    Sounds intriguing, lets hear it
  7. swangtang

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet, today is Rimas's Birthday Happy Birthday Rimas! Hope you get some extra buttery mashed potatoes on this special day
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    A big project!

    I thought I recognized Leo from somewhere! http://www.yachtingworld.com/features/solo-across-the-atlantic-in-a-folkboat-67743
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    Kite boats

    That Peter Lynn video is a few years old now. A couple other companies have also come out with single skin kites. I have a Peak 2 from Flysurfer that I've been trying to use for back country snow kiting (I say trying because I'm having a hard time finding places around here to fly it without too many trees). Single skin kites are great for ski touring though because they pack down really small. I have never tired but rumor has it the Peak is also a pretty good kite for use on the water. Couch check out the video below, isn't technology great?
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    Kite boats

    Like an atlantic proa?
  11. swangtang

    Special Edition F22 F by Ian Farrier

    Awesome looking boat, anyone know if there are plans to make a refit kit for normal 22s?
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    Hypothermia Survivor Account

    "In those first few hours in the water, DeRyan had been lying on her back, meditating and doing a breathing exercise to stay buoyant. She focused on keeping her core warm so that the heat would circulate to her extremities." Isn't that the Wim Hof method for cold water swimming?
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    Grainger Raider 302

    Fuck yea Pear Shaped Racing! Stoked to see you guys back at it
  14. Is the Canada's Cup going to be sailed this summer on another class or is the next one not until 2020?
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    Ridiculously Overpriced Boats

    Don's an absolute legend! I hear he's still kicking around KYC but sails alot less these days due to his age. Thanks for the history - its a cool story of an iconic boat