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  1. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    yeah that high pressure surely flattened out the sea state for him and allowed the high average speeds though! definitely seems to be reaching less pressure and slowing down now. let's hope he can at least keep moving the same speed as the low-pressure and pour on the miles to the RTW reference time.
  2. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Checked in at 851, and then at 850.9 and then 850.8. Seems to be sustaining speed, but not increasing, i wonder if he has peaked.
  3. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    it would be fascinating if the MACIF site would give us TWS, AWS, TWA and AWA numbers as well as what info they do have. Volvo does this. Always curious what speed it's actually blowing when the boats are in these conditions and putting up these kinds of numbers.
  4. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    He's up over 832 miles! Such a fantastic weather window he's been on, this is incredible!
  5. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    this is fascinating to follow. I think Gabart's maneuvers and routing look great thus far, looks like he was getting west to position himself to cross the doldrums and get a better angle on the breeze to make tracks south.
  6. Bogan of the week FP - Trimaran

    SCANAS, I do not know what type of engine is in the boat. I do however highly doubt it was installed or spec'ed for such a voyage, especially with no rig in the boat!
  7. Bogan of the week FP - Trimaran

    yes, they are definitely motoring the boat to Aus. They plan to stretch it, believe it or not, and make it "the world's biggest party pontoon" and use it as a charter vessel on the Gold Coast. Nice folks, but seems like a really bad idea. They took on 1,300 gallons fuel yesterday using the onboard tank and 2 large fuel tanks strapped on deck. I had seen the boat in Kauai for years, and then recently saw it on the hard (not actually in the boat yard but next to it) by the Phoenician boat yard out in Kapolei (west side Oahu). I also appreciate the Aussie "she'll be right mentality", but this seems like a very very very poorly prepared vessel to take from Hawaii to Australia. Any piece of blue water requires a sound vessel with proper preparation, even a supposed jaunt downwind in the trades.
  8. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    any moore 24 owner would justifiably argue that the Moore ticks all 3 boxes
  9. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    not trying to be argumentative, but as many others said, the Moore 24 will hold it's own upwind as well as in pretty much any other conditions. Although yes, they obviously excel downwind in breeze and waves. Upwind however, the boat is like a little cork which is small enough to fit between the waves, yet always maintain it's composure, light enough to end up on top of waves instead of under them when they are breaking. Simply said, as many others in this thread have, Moore's are magic. Moore 24's are one of the best boats the planet has ever seen. I used to own #101 and did a lot of sailing in the Bay Area on it, a Singlehanded Transpac on it, and some cruising in the Hawaiian Islands the Nor Cal coast. it was a great pocket cruiser in Bay Area anchorages, small enough to sail in and fit anywhere. I saw a 40-knot gale during my 400-mile qualifier for the 2012 SHTP, off the coast of SF. It was absolutely terrifying, yet had it not been for the water temperature (only time i've EVER had hypothermia), it honestly wouldn't have been that bad. That was a rough night, but the Moore was rock solid and took good care of me. I was also solo'ing the Pacific the year Webb was in 2014 (i was on a Cal 27) and I saw first-hand how comfortable he was and how much fun he was having. The Moore would be a good boat for what you are talking about doing on the east coast. And like Great REd Shark said, there is a PERFECT Moore 24 SC in Honolulu, stored indoors, that someone desperately needs to buy. For wahtever reason, no one here in Hawaii wants a Moore. I couldnt sell my Moore here for peanuts after the 2012 SHTP, so I shipped it home to SF and had people standing in line with cash. Here is my Moore doing okay in a race that had some pretty heavy upwind and downwind, out in the ocean. It was not flat. Epic boats.
  10. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    And Transpac (Phaedo 3 and Lending Club 2 both set it, outside of the race) and multi's breaking a S2H course record, etc. And round the world records, which most often don't come in a race. Sailing from point A to point B faster than anyone in history is always cool. stoked to see Il Mostro go out and break this record!!!
  11. Team NYYC

    I agree. I personally have a hunch the Kiwis are good enough to defend successfully, but i'm at least more excited about Team USA than in the last few cups!
  12. Team NYYC

    Will the helmsman be an American, and is there any chance it would be Bora or Morgan? So much good talent in America, I really hope there is a large % of Americans, and Americans driving the bus and calling the shots. Make the America's Cup Great Again!
  13. Squealer, Let me write a check

    I was the 'return' delivery skipper of the 'Squealer' from Fiji to Tauranga, NZ after the race long battle they had in 2014 with Django. That boat is awesome! Someone should definitely pick it up. New carbon mast after the 2013 dismasting, new sails, a very extensive re-fit in (i believe) 2011 that was overseen by Greg Elliott himself. One of the 7 owners owns a boat yard in Tauranga, and the boat was impeccably maintained as a result. Other than needing new batteries and a couple of other small things that i'm sure have since been addressed, the boat was in top condition. Not to mention, that boat sails great! Sailed well to weather, had plenty of beam and hull-form stability when reaching and was fairly slippery down hill as well. Nice big open transom for landing huge mahi mahi too. Saw a really solid blow about halfway to New Zealand where both storm sails were used for about 12 hours and always felt plenty safe in the little green boat. Great boat! aloha
  14. New York - San Francisco on a proa

    This is Ryan Finn's project that he has been working on for quite some time. Anything he puts his mind to can be accomplished. Can't wait to follow this incredible journey.
  15. 28 foot cruisers?

    has anyone mentioned the Cal 2-27 or Cal 29? i have been extremely impressed with my 2-27, and the boats are available everywhere for cheap (for a nice one) and practically free for a project boat.They are massively spacious, simple, well-performing, well-built boats that are offshore capable and offer a ton of value for dollar.