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  1. I am wrong site opens at noon today and starts at 6:00am. Will all the boats be offset by there last position or does everyone start again even?
  2. Tom, If you go to web site it starts in 1 1/2 hours (it is now 10:30. Start at noon today. Bob
  3. DANGER Will Robinson, There are few if any big boat sailors not attached to current boats to sail this beast (I mean boats over 50 feet). And all of those don't pay to sail on these boats. The loads are very high (15,000lbs +) and simple things like the port jib winches run backwards (for sheet leads) will screw up pro sailers at times. Steering this boat is no dream as the main steers it not the wheel. You need lots of grinders and with 5000sq.ft. chutes, good luck with takedowns. In under 6kts it should be fun for them and over 18 just plain scary.
  4. You asked for gossip. Appears the NOOD racing series is dead except for Annapolis and Chicago. Detroit has been cancelled and Bayview is trying going at it alone. Likely San Diego is also history and Lies: Myself (OffCourse) and Ike (BigCountry) will win the Chicago SA Volvo Race Leg 1. Everyone else is fucked. They are too far north. The last 14 hrs I've past close to Twenty Thousand boats Actually, Assassin, Defiance, and TonyBowker area all ahead of you quite a bit and on the same course. I am just N of rhumb and about 4K ahead of you and Grinder, even further - it will be interesting to see where people converge... As I said before, you're all fucked. Check standings with 200nm to go. You have to go south of the St Helena High. Rumblining looks real good until you run into the headwinds being north of the high. We may be freezing our asses off south of the 40's parallel, but it's from behind the whole way And yet, you are still behind Assassin... and behind Defiance. But most of all you ran aground 16 miles from the finish.