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  1. Might be one less boat on the line this summer.....and maybe quite a few summers....
  2. Longbow. Open 40.
  3. I'm sure it has nothing to do with a financial agreement between the trucker and the owner.....that never happens.
  4. Sailing 100 degrees off of course for a while was definitely nerve wracking but sailing south straight into that high seemed worse. Over the entire race track we sailed an extra 22 miles but never hit a huge parking lot. Slowed down a few times but always kept it moving. Us and HB were within shouting distance for much of the night. We just got lucky enough to get the last shift.
  5. Lumpy and slow....it was awesome.
  6. And in regards to the subject, I think moving the finish every year is not helping entries.
  7. Trunk Slammer is a term I created many years ago simply describing those that site up on the weekends and leave the club on Sunday afternoon. It's simply the sound they make when it's time for them to go back to their other worlds. It was never meant to be derogatory but has seemed to become an offensive term for some.
  8. Both Macs we raced against the Cone it legged us up the lake and led pretty handily south of the Manitous. Both races the breeze went extremely light on Sunday night and we passed them to the east both times. Once they went outside the Manitous in front of us and couldn't get back in and the second time we ended up blazing up under Cross Village and passing the entire world. It definitely wasn't a boat speed problem for the Cone. Peerless was more of a weapon in under 8 knots and we had a couple guys with 20+ Macs under their belts which is more often than not a strong combination in that race.
  9. If you whine enough they'll make them whatever you want.
  10. What do I win?
  11. Variance = STD squared
  12. Just find it worth noting that the 1975 race from PH-CHI was the longest of all of these due to the rounding of Cove Island as a mark of the course. The 2000 race was just a couple of miles shorter due to the use of the Southampton buoy. All of the CHI-PH races just followed the Michigan shore down Lake Huron. And I'm pretty sure that the race was held every other year from 83 to 89. The slow 89 race definitely did it in. We were signed up for the Super but didn't even get to Mac until Wednesday afternoon. We had to get some provisions on the island and high tail it to PH for the start of the next one. I personally would want to do the race every year. Sailing 800+ miles and only having to stop on that island once sounds fine to me. It was a pleasure this year just leaving it to port and carrying on doing what we're out there to do.
  13. Last time we had to deliver to South Haven for the Queen's Cup it was horrible. It took 5 hours to go 60 miles. That's 5 hours of my life I just can't get back.
  14. I think most of it will buff right out.
  15. This one