Roleur

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  1. Roleur

    Favourite Boat pic?

    This is definitely my favorite. My first singlehanded race. Ripping across the Straits of Georgia in a nice northerly.
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    Figaro solo

    You know she is a Frenchwoman that immigrated to the US, right? That isn’t a coincidence, by the way.
  3. Not quite true. A J/122 that won Vic Maui left Hawaii several days ago headed for Fiji. They had to high tail it south to get below Lane, but they definitely felt the effects.
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    Transpac 2019

    Replay of a historical battle between Kialoa V and Atalanta? I don’t know the history, but I suspect those two went head to head many years ago? Am I right?
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    Pac Cup 2018

    Who would have thought a J/92 could correct out over Sweet Okole and P&D? Impressive sailing that. That SE'ly header in the last 2 days was just the ticket they needed to keep from having to sail VMG angles.
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    Pac Cup 2018

    Interesting development in Class C. Sweet Okole has a healthy lead, but they've gotten a massive header and are now overstood in big breeze. Can they hold the kite to the finish? Right now they aren't even close. If they have to douse and head up, can they keep up the speed to hold off Zaff and P&D? Zaff has to loving the header with their asym.
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    Pac Cup 2018

    Doublehanded
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    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.
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    1st post, need help understanding Westsail 32

    Nevermind he won the Singlehanded Transpac in an Olson 30.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    Vic Maui 2018

    Living in the PNW, I started thinking that Vic Maui would be fun alternative to Pac Cup for the next jaunt to Hawaii. Then I looked at the entry list for 2018. 9 boats??!! What? What happened? Pac Cup has more than 60 starting next week. Even more startling. There are realistically only 2 boats racing to win. Firefly and Joy Ride. They haven't reached Race Rocks and those two are already distancing the fleet for what will surely be a tight two horse race, unless one of them breaks getting out and down to the following breeze.
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    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.
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    Pac Cup 2018

    Not sad, but certainly thinking about the next time.
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    Pac Cup 2018

    10 I believe.
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    Pac Cup 2018

    I count 15 with AIS. That's good that so many are starting to transpond. 15 out of 31.
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    Pac Cup 2018

    Are you still going this year?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Singlehanded Transpac 2018

    I wonder... Is this the first year there isn't a past winner in the fleet?
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    Singlehanded Transpac 2018

    Crazy how good an Olson 30 is for this race. Phillippe on Double Espresso purchased the boat 1.5 years ago and his sailing experience was that he knew how to sail. Zero racing, singlehanding, or offshore experience. And now he is rolling along at the pointy end, pushing 200nm days, like a pro. Have to wonder if this isn't the slowest average rating for an SHTP ever. Fastest rating is 99 for the Olson 30's. Crazy.