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  1. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    BR went stealth. Good move since they're out of AIS and cutting the corner. Butt fuck I hate STM for us.
  2. Fujin Capsized? What happened?

    See Carib 600 thread
  3. Caribbean 600

    Interview with Greg on Fujin (above) says they were getting hit with lifting puffs ~30 knots as they came our of Saba lee with staysl and reefed main. Got hit by a bigger one they weren't ready for and over she went. 2 second delay when the mast hit, shroud failed and turtled in another 2 seconds. No discussion of what they could have done differently yet. "Everyone has a scary story about after the turtle, but all ok. Greg was tethered, slid to leeward in the capsize but slowed by jack line, auto inflate made his release hard to get to as the air under the boat started to go away, managed to release and swam out."
  4. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Scally sailing 20 degrees higher than the rest. I guess the local knowledge figures the NC wind shadow isn't a problem.
  5. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Thanks Jack. Would you go that way? Seems like a big gamble to me. But the fact that the lead 4 are still reaching instead of beating says they're going west of New Caldonia The Red boats stand to gain a bunch when the wind fills and lifts. Wouldn't be surprised to see them hard on the wind on the next update and go east of NC.
  6. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Mouse lines can jump sheaves to make a nice jam.
  7. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Big wind shadow west of New Caldonia if the easterly holds, 1500 meter mountain chain. Seems like you gotta go east of the island to cover the red boats, but hard to get there for Scally and AZ until the breeze fills in ~24 hrs?
  8. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Funny how similar the "wind dancing pairs" competition is going for the two lead pairs: Lead boat sails into variable wind (cloud?) and following boat sails around to the right. Sorta like a square dancing call "now all lead boats swing your partner round to the right and lead"
  9. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    And now the blue boats lead the parade. It hurts to get passed on both sides (Scally)
  10. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Top 4 boats have the wind well boxed on all points of the compass. Still seems like there's a little more pressure east of rhumb line and if Scally doesn't cover, Dee and BR have enough leverage to get by them. Tough to cover in these conditions, but they should be taking east when they get the chance.
  11. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    At least they've got 6-9 knots wind instead of the sub 3 fcst. Hope it stays sailable. Could be passing lanes with the pressure variance. BR and Dee could just find a band of wind with a little separation in the east.
  12. Inspired by Everglades Challenge designs but with a PNW focus including coastal streams with class 2 rapids and great sandy beaches for downwind land sailing between spectacular camp sites. Design requirements: Single or double handed, expedition cargo capability, self rescue, configurable, extremely cost effective, and portable. First prototype is going to be an 18 foot canoe with a 10 foot Hydrobike ama and drive system, laser dagger board and rig, dragon boat style steering oars / maneuvering. I figure the board will swing in a cassette when shunting and the laser rig will step on a low-stayed stub mast. Question is, if the foil cassette swings about the center of the boat and moves 3-4 feet behind center, can the rig stay centered, or do I need to move it forward also?
  13. R2AK 2018

    It was a huge eyeopener for me how powerful it is to have human assisted sailing during a race. Punching through waves, getting around a high current point with a quick sprint, pinching without fear of stalling, and even just for a few hours a day to get a workout. We suffer from the race rules again by not allowing manual power. Short tacking a beachcat in low winds, for example, is way more fun with a SUP paddle or two. Men's Slope Style Skiing right now, fucking amazing.
  14. Fast "safe" boat....

    Remarkably similar to the Dubinator http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/165828-albatros/#comment-4954100 Get something like a J35, big enough to scare you but small enough to survive your fuckups, fast enough, and easy to resell when you get some experience, and a sense of humor.
  15. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Scally and AZ pretty even w.r.t. DDW if you look at jibe angles ~ 60 x 60 nm Have to go way east if you believe that big Gita hole