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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Not really sure that routing around or through Madeira has ever been much of an issue with leverage or otherwise the way the Canaries come into play. I believe right now they’re all just gybing downwind in a blow trying to stay in full-on Send It mode as long as possible.
  2. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    Kudos to Il Mostro and crew for setting this record in quite grand fashion. Anyone who has sailed this course, during the #cycracetomackinac or not, knows how tough of an accomplishment this truly is. Sailing under the Mackinac Bridge less than 18 hours after you leave Chicago is fucking sending it! Well done, men. Well done.
  3. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    12 hours in with under 100 NM DTF. Currently doing 20 kts boat speed not too far from the north, mid-Lake buoy which is currently reporting SW winds @ 22-27 kts. & 6.6 foot waves. Sending it!
  4. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    If that. I'd imagine that any sail that goes up to the masthead on the Big Injun won't cost less than 6 figures, and that's in USD.
  5. Rolex Big Boat Series - San Francisco

    Kialoa and Windward Passage ain't walking through that door (or sailing through the Gate), but the SC 70's and the like are certainly making a comeback on the left coast. If the powers that be want to bring back some of what made BBS a 'must-do' event, then figure out what it's gonna take to get the sleds back there for this regatta.
  6. Key West Dead

    No offense, but St. Pete ain't no Key West, no matter how good your imagination is.
  7. Uhh, you could start with: www.northsails.com www.quantumsails.com www.doylesails.com I'm sure there are others, but I'm guessing you'll find what you're looking for at one of these places.
  8. Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    Agreed. Thanks, Graham, AKA Doghouse. This may be THE most useful thread in these forums in quite sometime...maybe ever. If you can't learn something from this dialogue and discussion and take it with you to future events, then maybe you should stop sailing. thanks again, and glad the outcome turned out the way it did.
  9. Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    Thank you for your openness and willingness to share your experience: what worked and what systems you'd change in the future. I think we all can learn from this. Words can't even begin to express how amazing it was that you were able to get him back aboard after being in the water for that long, at night, and in those conditions. Great job. Cheers. David
  10. Natalie J is also heading south now. Several boats in Muskegon and Milwaukee. Guessing 10-20 retirements at this point. Higher than expected gust front due to outflow from the storms that came down the Wisconsin shore last night ahead of the cold front. Also saw several questions on CYC RTM Facebook page regarding Imedi, but they appear to still be racing. Quite the crowd along the Michigan shore between Little & Big Sable Points. Good luck and stay safe to everyone out there pounding into this mess today.
  11. This is a Wednesday night race, correct? Who cares?
  12. The forecast is always wrong. The flies will always bite. The weather briefing will always recommend getting north as fast as possible. There will always be fudge and puddles on the Island. Did I miss anything?
  13. Where do all the old Melges 24(s) go to die..

    This place used to be a wealth of knowledge where a question like this would be answered directly by people in know. Now it's just innuendo as to why you may want to think twice about it. "You may want to call So-and-so." "You may want to buy your local expert some beer first." What exactly are the issues with Melges 24's that were raced hard that causes them to deteriorate to a point that makes them a 'buyer beware' commodity?
  14. Ker 43 Ptarmigan

    Gotta wait for Prozak to chime in again I guess.
  15. Chicago Area III

    She's bound for Detroit.