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  1. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Leaderboard shows TT in last place, but they're probably in first: 14 nm to weather and 13 nm behind DF with better pressure and angle. If the fleet tacked now, Dee would cross them all.
  2. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Race Experts use different port/starboard I guess...
  3. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Good opportunity for Dee and VS to commit to east if they're in a gamblin state of mind
  4. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    DF tacks and then MF, so they were covering/consolidating rather than strategic demand to go east.
  5. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Gottta really believe in east to make that tack. And it's not adverse current since SOG=VMC. BR tacks too. Bets on Scally??
  6. After a year's worth of barnacles and other marine life grows on that thing, you get a big floating ecosystem with huge drag. I fear we're just adding more plastic to the ocean, but I applaud the effort.
  7. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    When to go east is a fun game to play. Tempting to go now and get inside that massive lift. But the geographic s-curve at Pt. Frio just begs for a tack in phase with the added pressure. Pretty narrow race track for a while.
  8. Coaching / Parent boat for sailing with kids on Opti

    I can totally kick ass on the opti kids in my 10' Gig Harbor Navigator. I beat em by at least a few % in anything over 5 knots but it's tough holding them off to leeward. ;-) Any 10 foot open dinghy/rowboat style should be slow enough.
  9. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    AZ and VS got spanked while Dee and BR seem to be on an ok line. Scally lifted 20+
  10. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    DF found a cloud or flat spot and tacked, MF follow, Scally may be far enough left to get around it.
  11. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Obvious course to the bottom of the first exclusion zone, so just a close reach drag course for 8 hours in a building, heading breeze. Scally looking for the high line, DF in MF's hip pocket again, and BR footing to the pressure. After the ex-zone, it's a big playground with lots of room for separation: Better pressure in Rio, but better angle outside. Game on.
  12. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    I hate that seat where you look straight out at a prop spinning, or in-line with the turbofan. I guess the feeling is warranted.
  13. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    For Vestas, will be an interesting tradeoff of sailing outside vs motorsailing inside and fuel capacity. Are they doing the 1000 liter center tank mod also?
  14. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Seems like the leaders will hold this jibe for a couple hours, building breeze and progressive header. Next jibe will be interesting (as always).
  15. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    BR got the puff now, +4 VMC, should get the knot back over the next 20 min.