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  1. r.finn

    R2AK 2018

    It was.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Based on footage of the boats sailing and then tracking them, it's going to be much more fun to follow on the map than to watch video highlights. Not as much boat porn than it is watching Methodists dance.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I think a good measure of who's going to be fast is who's the most skilled celestial navigator and shortwave/SSB guy. That plus background is going to make the race. Not sure exactly why, but I'm super pumped about this race. Best part is, it's going to last forever!
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    R2AK 2018

    Wow! Then I assure you it was for the best.
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    R2AK 2018

    Like I said, unless they did the necessary work, it wouldn't have been much of a head to head race.
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    R2AK 2018

    Damn Russell, you crushed that leg! Great work. A great example of efficiency besting horse power. Very proud of you guys. Regarding the proa, I was in Labelle many months ago photographing the boat for the builder/designer who was trying to sell the boat for health reasons. He had only sailed the boat once briefly before succumbing to cancer. Sadly a couple months after I took those pictures he passed away. It would be great to see his boat fulfill his design goals, as he was a really interesting and cool guy. As the boat was setup however, it was far from ready for a long distance race. The standing rigging was undersized SK-75, probably AmSteel, and not really up the job in my opinion. And that was just the most obvious issue. It would take at least 300 miles of testing before I'd say it's ready for a race like R2AK. I hope the guys who have this proa now have done some serious miles on it so the results reflect its potential. Best of luck to all the sailors/rowers/peddlers in this event. And all in for PT Watercraft!
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    Dear Dr. Rules

    Melges 32s have engines in a well mounted in the cockpit. That's why you don't see it.
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    Dear Dr. Rules

    NO! (b) stands for below! Whoever sent this pic to SA should be hired by an ad firm for their click bait skills.
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    Dear Dr. Rules

    The specific side in this case is you must sail beneath the bridge.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I'm feeling Tapio's Gaia 36 though. S&S classic.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Shall we place our bets? VDH.
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    Class 40

    I love the forward sections of Carac, a Lombard design. He's figured out how to push the bow volume rule to the max, and is closest to a scow in the fleet. Would be great to see a 60' from him again.
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    Chiles vs Hancock on what is an "Open Boat"

    For me, if the only thing sheltering you from the elements is clothing, you're on a goddamn open boat.
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    New imoca boats

    Besides aesthetics, which are strong, what is the reason for the aft raked stem? It can't be weight, right? So many other part aft to chop off....
  15. r.finn

    Jzerro wins Regatta al Sol with Colligo Marine

    Thanks guys. That pic above shows how chewy that course is, and it got worse behind us. Complicated and sloppy. I'm just happy how safely and quickly Belafonte and Jzerro arrived in Mexico on the inaugural multihull class for Regatta al Sol. There were literally three guys there to receive our two boats because we showed up so quickly despite the very slow first 24 hours. I leave tomorrow to bring Jzerro back to NOLA.