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Everything posted by Roleur

  1. J121 PHRF rating?

    Not exactly a flame, but did you try reading the J/121 thread below? Pretty much all that is known about the boat here is there.
  2. Is this the Seattle area, you are talking about?
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Vestas seems to be motoring. 2 knots straight upwind.
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Has to be a MOB.
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Seems like Vestas' reveal and Scally hitting the 200nm will be right about the same time, give or take a few minutes.
  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Seems like some big gains coming for DF as they are able to crack off when they get to the bigger and headed breeze. Scally is currently sailing low of the layline with the breeze forward.
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Vestas seem pretty pleased with the last 24 hours. Clearly ahead of DF. But how close to SW? Sounds like they grabbed some nice shifts, so maybe closer than when they went on Stealth. Now we sit on our hands until either VS11 comes off stealth or Scally hits the 200nm to go barrier (and everyone comes off stealth). If I'm not mistaken those will happen very close to same time.
  9. I'd rather have a J37 or J40 for what you are describing. Better upwind performance and better able to handle the extra gear, but not so much different in overall speed. Maybe no difference with all the gear onboard.
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Think it is bad for us... How bad must it be for people like Charlie and Pascal?
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    It's pure fantasy that Dongfeng has skipped 55nm ahead Akzo in just a few hours, while sailing in essentially the same water. I say they come back on within 10nm of Akzo.
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Seems like you are missing a key ingredient. Akzo has shown a propensity to hang onto Dong's transom for dear life. Why would they gybe back on Vestas' line if Dong continued?
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Eh? They dropped 40nm in the last 6 hours.
  14. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    They will all have to gybe eventually. Vestas is ahead and to leeward. Seems like a winning position to me.
  15. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    10pm on a Friday right now, so just about dinner time in Spain.
  16. Eight Bells Vic Manning

    Really sorry to hear this and shocked too. Vic was our welcoming committee at AYC. He got us all setup with joining and helped us launch Spadefoot for the first time, which was no easy feat on Lake Travis in 2014 when the water was super low. He will be missed.
  17. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Fun fact - A human has never been attacked by an orca in the wild.
  18. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    It’s obviously not the J0. That’s the sail they didn’t have last round and realized they were missing. Seems like a lot of talk of using it as well.
  19. Hey, If we get 5 boats we can have a DH division for Southern Straits and Swiftsure. Can we get 5 boats? We'll be bringing our J/120 for the SS Medium Course and Cape Flattery Race. It's my view that trying to assemble a big crew for a big race is one of the biggest obstacles to getting out on the race course. There are over 100 boats in Race to Straits, surely 5 of those would like to go DH for these races too???
  20. We got the boat in the water from Betts on Tuesday before the race after fixing the way the keel is secured. Spent the next days trying to get everything ready then headed out from West Sound to Rosario Friday night because we live (temporarily) 200' from Rosario. Outboard died after I passed the ferry dock. Took 1.5 hours to drift back to the ferry dock and then go borrow another outboard. It was about 10pm and the list was still very long for things that we needed to do before the start, so we had to bail. Very bummed about that. The thing was, we didn't pack up the boat in Bermuda. Someone else did. I just found the anchor rode this past weekend! And it wasn't on the boat when headed for Rosario. I think they used the anchor rodes as tow ropes back to Bermuda. Can't say 2017 was the best year of sailing. 2018 seems to be starting off alright. Excited to do more racing on Shearwater. Oh, I remembered we'll be racing Shearwater for RTTS. Logistics are so much easier to deliver the boat and sleep on it before, during, and after. Looking forward to Winter Shaw in February on Spadefoot. Southern Straits will be our first race of year on Shearwater.
  21. Hope to see Diablo on the start line in 2019. I will definitely not bring Spadefoot back to the East Coast. B1-2 is too perfect of a race for a J/120 and sadly a RT trip coast to coast truck ride for a J/120 would cost less than I spent recovering Spadefoot, so... That said, I really want to do SHTP more than another attempt at B1-2 and logistically that is now much easier. Trouble is, stepping into a liferaft and abandoning a boat, surprisingly does not inspire the wife, when I bring up future solo endeavours. But she'll still race with me to Hawaii, so can I complain?
  22. Greg, Yes and yes. Took Spadefoot for a sail over weekend. 36 degrees and sunny. Nice to get out and get her tuned up again.
  23. So a Pogo 30, Ross 930, and J/120 so far for Straits. Looks there were 5 DH’s in 2016. Who else?
  24. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Sailed under, no? Vestas seems to be in a really good mode right now. Consistently sailing fast and low in good pressure.
  25. It is Manana. Guess I had most of the story right, but not the name change. Looks like they raced DH in 2016, but not 2017. Here's hoping.