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  1. Wish I would've thought to look here sooner. My daughter is in Portugual with her boyfriend and their parents. Would love to connect them up with a boat ride, Porto would've been great. Any ideas, connections, etc. in/around Peniche? And yes, have been jealous of their trip.
  2. Doing great in the Pacific NW. 3 just had a Division in the Oregon Offshore (with some good finishes in another downwind run), 7 are doing the Swiftsure Race, ~15 expected at Whidbey Island Race Week, and lots of events up in Seattle with 8-10+. Four now in Stumptown (Portland) which is fun.
  3. Well one of us has to drive the truck/trailer... Great thread
  4. We hauled the boat up out of Portland, quick stop Prix it up, but the end goal was to take part in this one. Looking forward to it!
  5. Bummed that we are out of phase with the Stumptown boats doing PacCup. Good luck on that! Helped that we trailered back down from up North to Oakland. Glad we didn't miss that year!
  6. Excellent!
  7. I don't see a thread, or any comments about 2015, so pulled this one back up. 2016 is the 40th running of the Oregon Offshore. Who's in? Soup took a break in '15, but planning on joining in the fun again this year.
  8. Yup, definitely some unique, challenging, record breaking conditions this year. At one point we were about to wipe out and a wave came from a different angle and slapped the bow back down and on track. Lots of bow stuffing, but also some fun prolonged surfs. Posted some snippets a bit ago, here's a bit longer one with some add'l wipeout footage that might fire up the J/105 blasters? Agree with Deadbeat, lots of less interesting footage, but why not show the good stuff. https://vimeo.com/95285479
  9. They are doing a great job with lots of commentary, links, etc. at the blog for the race at oregonoffshore.org.
  10. Some snips from the J/105. Beginning is just after the start, then a decent boom in the water moment, followed by what most of the next 17 hours looked like.
  11. Good to see the thread, what an epic Oregon Offshore. We were all crossing our fingers that the forecast would hold, and it sure did... Almost all under spinnaker, with just a few hours of jib time coming off the coast near Umatilla reef as the wind switched from SE to the predicted Westerly in time for the run down the straights. Thanks for the nice words, we were blown away about what we were seeing out of the J/105, was just lit up.
  12. Hope it goes well today, and moving forward. Believe the hobby/sport/community/whatever of sailing helps me keep things balanced and in perspective, this thread and what you're going through clearly emphasizes that. Great to see everyone that 'has your back'.