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Hike, Bitches!

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    Solomons, MD
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    I cruise my 4KSB Cat30 & race on OPBs
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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    LOL, thanks TR....Been there done that already once, which is why i am already 2+ days behind everyone else..I am trying to avoid that again. Dropped 5000 places with that jibe, but now I am ever slow slowly picking a few off here and there. I see rule69 just a few hours behind me doing the same...C'mon r69...we got this!! On the road for turkey day trip tomorrow, but only for a few hours and I can check in again. I am also not losing sleep or using Zezo. What does one do with 35 weather cards? Can we trade them in later to not pay on the next leg?
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    What the hell? Why am I always going the wrong way!!??
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Funny..when I look at the 3D, I only see myself..not funny really..
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ah well..that explains it. I am so far behind I am scaled out to like 200 NM just to be in the same screen with all you fuckers! LOL....
  5. An unusual hitchhiker...

    Guess you gotta do something to entertain yourself on a 3.5 KSB..gonna take you a long time to get anywhere.
  6. Beneteau 343?

    I have a friend that has one, and we've cruised extensively with them and I've sailed the boat a few times too. I personally think the boat needs a real mainsail, but when you go full canvas and stuff, you can't even see the boom, much less fold a mainsail on it. The other thing I don't like is the small-ish ockpit, but it is pretty roomy down below, and with all that freeboard feels even bigger. The front load fridge is a joke...I'd be cutting a hole in the counter top and replacing it with a top load. It isn't a pig, but you won't be sailing it in 5 knots or less breeze like you probably could in the Olson 25. I think PHRF is like 144-150.
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    ugh....I was in the doldrums 500 miles north of the equator for like 5 days! 4.0 knots and upwind... Is there a way to see all the "real" boats? I can only see Akzo ?
  8. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    LOL.thanks. I was joking...but we'll see...I have been working west whenever I can trying to get out of this hole!!!@!~!!!
  9. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    c'mon man, Where is HB in that pic? I might be 50-100 miles east of you...and maybe 500 miles north too,..
  10. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Uh oh, I am about to fall off the chart....better get my act together. Thanks for the spreadsheet work MKG.
  11. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Well..thanks for that..it came from a J/29 regatta back in the day at Key West Race Week in like 1999..we'd been last all week, and even though we were bringing up the rear, we had a great team effort and made a nice move at the bottom mark and passed a boat or two, and I got up on the rail and said, 'Hey we just picked up a boat and we are not last, so Hike, Bitches!' We ended up 9th or 10th out of 10 boats in the regatta but that moment of glory was great.. My avatar is actually a picture of all of us hiking our asses off on the J/29 'Rhumb Punch', and we won that class a few years later at the now defunct KWRW. Hike your ass off until you can't hold the heavy#1 upwind even while feathering the mainsail and then hold on downwind!!! But, none of that really matters when you are racing in the Florida Keys in January and not freezing your ass off in Maryland. Florida in January = better than Maryland in January. Here's to hoping that Key West Race Week comes back and lives another day!!! (or week!!)
  12. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Yeah..PHM is tough. I am still not far enough west, but I hope I am far enough to not be last.
  13. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Oh good..back to the bottom of the pack where I belong..lol.
  14. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I am struggling with this high pressure system!
  15. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I have no idea how that happened again, TunnelRat! As for the race, I am conflicted..I don't like the coast, but I also don't know if it is worth the extra distance to go too far west. I'll probably end up playing the middle which is always a lose-lose.