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About Roleur

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    Orcas Island
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    Van Isle 360, Pacific Cup, Bermuda 1-2
    s/v Shearwater - J/120

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  1. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    There YB tracker quit working early on, so their positions are being added manually, I think from a SPOT or InReach tracker. It means the details of their track aren't so precise.
  2. Roleur

    1st post, need help understanding Westsail 32

    Nevermind he won the Singlehanded Transpac in an Olson 30.
  3. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    Super fun to watch Blue now reeling in the 70' sleds and the M32 and C32 reel in the 50' sleds. All 3 are absolutely ripping right now. Blue has been been faster than the sleds for the past 30 hours, gaining 20 miles on Pyewacket. Zowie! Also really liking the battle between Aloha, P&D, and Zaff as they drag race down the rhumbline. Wolfpack is fully lit up now as well. Closing down the gap on the Antrim and Figaro in a hurry. Prospector for Line Honours, but who will be second?
  4. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    Fun to watch Blue, the Riptide 41, keeping up with the sleds. They had a better 24 hour run than Pyewacket, Westerly, Runaway, and Rage. That's not an easy feat on a 41 footer.
  5. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    Looks like Limitless turned around just as they got some good breeze. That's the boat Hitchhiker is on right? They were still definitely in contention. Schedule conflicts. That "old" Farr 36, Sweet Okole, is a fast little yacht.
  6. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    Super curious to see how Wolfpack's route pays out. They've been going fast, but sailing a ton of extra miles. Reminds me of our course in 2016 when we wished we had a double reefed main. At the moment WP is behind the Antrim 27 (doing really well given the conditions) and even with the lead Express 27, which is not where they want to be at this stage.
  7. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    Not sad, but certainly thinking about the next time.
  8. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    10 I believe.
  9. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    I count 15 with AIS. That's good that so many are starting to transpond. 15 out of 31.
  10. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    Are you still going this year?
  11. Roleur

    J121 impressions

    Newport to Bermuda was interesting. Didn't seem to matter which 40' J Boat you were on (120, 122, 121), you got there, pretty much the same time. I didn't see anything about the conditions that favored the 121 design elements though.
  12. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    First place overall was dinged a 24 hour penalty for checking the tracker just a few years ago. The delay may have been put in after that. Not sure if it was in place before.
  13. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    Wait... What happened to the J/125? Can't Touch This. Always interesting to see the entry list attrition as the start nears.
  14. Roleur

    Is this the Figaro III?

    They've changed the rating to 505 now, which is just slightly faster than a Melges 32. A 75 sec/mile decrease from the original rating. Seems roughly reasonable. Pac Cup uses downwind ratings, which use PHRF as a starting point and then apply an adjustment based on displacement, waterline, and sail area. All boats in PHRF NorCal have a PHRF and downwind rating, so you can easily compare the two across different boats to how it changes. For simplicity though, you can subtract 500 from the downwind rating to get a rough idea of the boats PHRF rating. 505 = 5. 595 = 95. 430 = -70.
  15. Roleur

    Pac Cup 2018

    Seriously? The Figaro III rates faster than Pyewacket?! It would actually be fun to see the Figaro III go head to head with the Melges 32 and Columbia 32. I don't see the FIII being much faster than the Melges. Bummer the FIII starts on Monday and the others start on Thursday, so we'll never know. They have the FIII rating 88 seconds/mile faster than the Melges 32. That is just plain silly.