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  1. RandyM81

    R2AK 2020

    Do it! You won't regret it. Just be prepared.
  2. RandyM81

    Bucket-list Point-2-Point races

    Under 100nm: Santa Barbara - King Harbor would likely be a good time on a Melges 24. Double Damned is on my list.
  3. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    Thanks for the report! Quite an adventure.
  4. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    My point exactly. This is the race where you go all-in with whatever you've got and if you make it to the finish you've done something to be proud of. And it's got to be the most beautiful 700 mile racecourse in the world.
  5. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    Actually we built a giant jib specifically for R2AK that tacked to the end of the bowsprit, sheeted to the main beam and had a halyard lock at the hounds. It was a weapon in 0-7kts and basically useless thereafter. Loads were unpleasant and always made me nervous. My simple theory on very light air sails is that you want the largest sail that you can keep shape in (i.e. isn't collapsing on itself).
  6. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    So anyone who has ever run a marathon or even an Ironman, but that didn't have a realistic expectation of a podium finish, is a "stunter?"
  7. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    So inside lane or outside lane to Bella Bella? I think outside looks better for the lead boats. But tomorrow from mid-day on looks a bit nautical. If I was out there I'd go outside to Bella Bella, then after Bella Bella stick my nose back outside to check actual conditions then decide whether to go outside again or duck back in.
  8. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    My picks for both the cash and the knives aren't updating on the tracker. I can't take it! Need my fix. Any intel front the course? I don't remember there being much cell reception in Johnstone Strait.
  9. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    Where's the Beaver!?
  10. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    I hope they get that tracker fixed on Angry Beaver! Next year use Yellow Brick trackers. They suck less.
  11. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    Our plan on MAD Dog Racing was to make the tide gate. And if we didn't make the tide gate the plan was to send it anyways. That said, we were looking at northerlies for the first 3/4 of our race so the whole dead-downwind-faster-than-the-wind thing wasn't actually part of the conversation. We just thought we could possibly force our way up one side of the Narrows.
  12. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    If you were a rubber ducky in the current stream you would feel 14kts of apparent wind from the South. That's enough wind on a fast multihull to develop sufficient downwind VMG to overcome 9kts of current in the wrong direction. In theory...
  13. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    Mind bender for ya... We have a 9kt flood right now and maybe a 5kt southerly (if Sailflow is right). That's 14kts over the water. I would think TPSR could do at least 18kts and jibe through 100 degrees. The M32 certainly could and then some. This would give them an 11.5kt VMG, enough to overcome the current. They should go for it! What could go wrong
  14. RandyM81

    R2AK 2019

    Not a great look.