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  1. That just seems painful. Hope the tri can hold together for that much upwind bashing or we will have another southern ocean rescue call.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    12 UTC February 4, I think he will be slower going back up the Atlantic. Of course, if he doesn't finish we will all be way off.
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    Fall Cruising on the Chesapeake

    Keep an eye out for Chiles today, it would be interesting for someone there to meet up with him. He should make it in today with south breeze, before a northerly tomorrow.
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    Sailing solo from Neah Bay down to San Fran

    Enjoying hearing your story, alctel, good luck with the last leg.
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    Survivor story

    Yea, that's a bit sketchy on the drinking seawater story, someone does not understand chemistry too well!
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    Is tempesta cooll?

    Yup, hating Trump sets you up to be liked by a lot of folks. I can't sail like him, but I also have a 20 year old thriving in college, so some connections.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Re boats left "floating" in Indian Ocean, a few years ago a crew of three from South Africa were lost while delivering a catamaran across the southern Indian Ocean, somewhere near Australia. A year or two later the overturned hull was spotted off the SE coast of South Africa, having circled the southern Indian Ocean in an anti-clockwise fashion. The SA navy went out to retrieve it, but towed it way too fast and it sank, to the great frustration of the family members.
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    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Fantastic boat, Dritwood, but something tells me that in the short sharp 12ft waves on Lake Michigan it would struggle. The kiters, however, had fun -
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    Gardening Question? Parsley Worms?

    Perhaps black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars?? see here
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    Need to update your interests! Sadly Illinois does not yet recognize Restless Leg Syndrome as one of the medical reasons for access, and I’m not willing to support the black market here to try it. Anyone have any experience with helping RLS? Without ropinerole there is no way I would get any sleep.
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    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Hate to say it, but I noted early this morning that the forecast was for the north to fill in too soon for them. If they had left two hours earlier they might have made it, even if the start was a little slower. Great effort anyway.
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    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Sticking to the middle of the lake for now, still moving out. But, they went from submarining at -102m, to planing at 0m, to flying high at 179m altitude!
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    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    They are certainly moving along nicely, beginning the bear off.
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    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Nothin happening right now on tracker. Storms are passing just south of them, but looks like forecast has the NW coming through too soon this afternoon at the top of the lake. Kitesurfing should be good though
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Given past behavior, it is hard to believe if he has his choice he would stay off Facebook, hence conclude he does not have a choice.