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  1. poncho

    Improbable

    Battered and bruised we were! But happy to be alive. I was honored to be invited by sled and bone to sail with them and the improbable group. I was just a kid of 23 in the company of greats, and after sail repairs, sailing some more this was a pinnacle.
  2. poncho

    Improbable

    Well it wasn't me, it was Bernardo arasuega and his crew. I was just a bit part player with camera's!
  3. poncho

    Improbable

    Well... You can get my first book, (back when sailing was fun) at Amazon. Second book, (sailing is STILL fun) in the works, and (one and a half years beside the mast) will follow! Also check out our movie, the weekend sailor. Lots of fun stories and antics you may enjoy!! I'm sure sleddog has a ton of things to entertain you all, including the knife fight in the Chestnut grill in BBS!!
  4. Yep, one strap hanging loose. Was it new world? I just looked at. It. Feb 1974
  5. poncho

    Improbable

    If you have a pic, post it!! I have a cover shot of Phil driving some boat in 1973. My son was concieved in Phil's bed in NY!
  6. I am in possession of a front cover with Phil Holland driving new world
  7. poncho

    Improbable

    Improbable! Great stuff. I was on a bit longer race that had a layover in Sydney when skip asked me to do the southern Cross with them. Great people great fun. Parties at rsyc And we did well. I missed the Hobart race as I had a longer race to do. What good times with great sailors. To whoever was on new world transpac 73,, Phil's wedding was epic! Our socal doctor spent the next morning dosing out penecillin to the Ala Wai swimmers/drunks. We we're on Robon rafted next.
  8. poncho

    "Dis is Sayula"

    So Sorry. 79 fastnet.
  9. poncho

    "Dis is Sayula"

    We yeah, the faster u go, the fewer chances of this happening. The Volvo boats usually go faster than a Pacific swell (20 or so), but down there the swells are faster, however the new boats seem to be up to it. We measured 80 k by the B&G pegged at 20 k BS and wind speed pegged at 60 k ws. Try 20 k on an S&S IOR gravedigger! So we really don't know how far over 80 it was. I will just say it was fuckin windy The 69 fastnet was child's play even 5 years removed.
  10. poncho

    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    Longy. How ya been? Long time.
  11. poncho

    "Dis is Sayula"

    Watched for the 60th ? Time yesterday.every time i do I catch more hidden stuff. Most obvious one I point out at showings is the still shot facing aft surfing down a 20 foot wave with another 20 foot wall backing it up. Happens about 5 min after the knockdown piece. Another small thing is the foot of the Genoa being tied up to lower snap so I didn't have to continually patch pulpit wear. We did a fair bit of wing and wing in 40 k and over. (we saw 80 k twice). I have taken to pausing in showings to let pieces sink in.
  12. poncho

    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    Blow jibe. for an rc boat Tetua. A cal 40, rarely washed that we translated to mean dirtclod. Sailine solution. Another model boat
  13. poncho

    "Dis is Sayula"

    I am so glad you all like it!! I filled the second half for the BBC and itv. Most all the stills are mine as well. Enjoy!
  14. poncho

    "Dis is Sayula"

    Oh, and you can get my book "back when sailing was fun" on Amazon!!
  15. poncho

    "Dis is Sayula"

    It wasn't a 360, just 170! Still enough to scare the bejeesus out of us. We ran on adrenaline till we decided we weren't sinking. You can find it on srarz. If ya'all want more fun stories, contact me, I'm happy to share stories. In the movie, I'm the long hair at the beginning, I set up the stews in Rio, am shown holding the trophy at the end. It was a great race!