BarfBag

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    Victoria BC Canada
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  1. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    His reward is his own and really, none of our business.
  2. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    Maybe the two lead boats will arrive together and split the $10k... The Pig War is an interesting history bite for this area. I was under the impression only two teams returned from last year's race.
  3. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    No kidding! Look it up, don't rely on forums for your international travel plans and requirements. Now, back to our regularly scheduled R2AK mayhem.
  4. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    San Juan Island is not a Gulf Island. It's the largest of the... wait for it... San Juan Islands... They are in Washington State, USA. But, yes, I agree, best to stay OFF any island, regardless of nationality. Cheers
  5. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    To be clear, a friend is not available to everyone, so it's cheating. A modem on a sat phone acquiring isobar printouts is available to everyone...
  6. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    Prince Rupert is no longer manned. It is now a repeater station from Victoria. One still calls in to Rupert but you're talking to someone in the Victoria Centre. Cut backs, just like Environment Canada weather forecasts, resulting in poor forecasts as most have finally realized.
  7. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    When they left Victoria, 7. And I heard they are now down to 6, but can't confirm. Your math's off a bit, 1600 pounds extra.
  8. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    It's not just the wind, the seas are different and different boats take different seas differently... wait-what? And it can be gusty and it can be variable in direction, both vertically and horizontally, and etc, etc, etc. So, it depends... locally.
  9. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    Of course it's allowed, so long as it's not prearranged. Everyone has access to it. They may not answer though...
  10. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    ProaSailor, I had refreshed my browser, all the other boats were showing a current time stamp, just Russel's was two hours old. My auto refresh works just fine without the need to manually refresh, I did anyway, a few times, and it just hung. Then, after three hours, it updated. Fickle No one else noticed?
  11. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    Once again, Russel's SPOT Tracker has failed to check in. Two hours out of date this time... Suppose it'll be off all night again?
  12. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    RKoch, Yes we have mandatory safety equipment requirements in Canada. But they are not enforced by the Coast Guard. They have no authority. The agency responsible is the police. Local, provincial and federal. Up to $1200 Canadian per person for non-compliance. $200 for no PFD or lifejacket alone, depending on the situation. It's all on public record so Google it if interested.
  13. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    This SPOT Tracker system needs a review or an upgrade... to AIS.
  14. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    Volcano is out, with a knee problem.
  15. BarfBag

    R2AK 2018

    Especially with one in the air! But that is over for a while now I think...