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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Good one Scott! Team Brunel has done a good job of coming together and jelling as a team. A lot of experience there - and a whole lot of gotta wanna. That said, the Donger is hauling ass and taking names and MAPFRE is warily looking in their rear view mirror. Now that Vestas has found their speed, according to Charlie, they need start pushing that accelerator pedal to the floor.
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    A very tight leg. How it plays out should be quite interesting and entertaining.
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Not seeing Azko doing anything but try to stay in touch with the leaders. As for those wondering about a waypoint! We don't need no stink'n waypoints. Look who is getting downwind the fastest, while trying to get west.
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Perhaps a visit to the optometrist and a set of glasses. A toddler could see with their position, they were going to cross ahead from my house.
  5. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    Hope that's just a glitch with the tracker.
  6. what is it?

    That Columbia 50 house turned a lot of heads back in the day, but on the Columbia 50 - it looks proportionately to large on the Constellation. From a distance or in pictures, the Constellation looks smaller and close up one realizes the size. Seven of the Columbia Constellations were built and 39 of the Columbia 38s were built. I would have to go through my old albums and slides to see if I have any pics that are presentable. Don't recall taking any interior pics.
  7. what is it?

    Yes that's correct - with a deeper keel with less area and spade rudder, rather than a keel-hung rudder of the Columbia 40. Sailboat data is wrong on the Constellation's and 38's LWL which is about 27' 6". Deeper modified keel Columbia 40 Sailboat Data Columbia Constellation Columbia 38 Sailboat Data
  8. what is it?

    Columbia Constellation - two Columbias have direct linage to the Charley Morgan designed Columbia 40 - the Columbia Constellation and the Columbia 38. My wife and I lived aboard a Columbia 38 back in '76 &'77. Columbia 40 Columbia Constellation Columbia 38
  9. 2017 Race to Alaska

    It takes a different breed of cat to paddle a board that distance with those kinds of conditions. What many don't understand is the conditions, right down there on the water, especially when you have wind opposing currents. Back in the day, when the NW from WA to AK, had the Mosquito Fleet for both passenger and freight. Seafaring sailors who had families, took a try in the Mosquito fleet, to stay closer to home. More then a few seamen, mates and captains chose to go back to sea - because these inside tidal waters can really wear on the crew. Those who've sailed these waters year round, no matter the weather, can understand, why those sailors made the choice to go back to sea. I think a custom longboard windsurfer would do the trick, with two reefable sails a 4.5-6.5 sq m and a 6.5-9.0 sq m. Simply adjust the harness lines and sit in a seat harness, with fingertip control. Wind dies, just pump the sail to the nearest beach, have a bite to eat, perhaps even stay for a nap. Wind comes up again, take off. However, I'm to old for that and prefer a bit more comfort and real meals.
  10. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Still plugging along all night long and against the tide since 0240hrs - What a sailor will do, when he's lost his only anchor and his lady awaits in port.
  11. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Mark is doing fine and won't be sleeping - as well as charted up with two GPSs and backups. With his girlfriend waiting in Ketchikan, there'll be no stopping him now.
  12. 2017 Race to Alaska

    I was wondering the same myself. No contact from him since yesterday morning. Either he found some trees he could run bow and stern lines to, or asked a pleasure boater if they were willing to lend or sell a spare anchor and rode.
  13. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Rob - I suspect after paddling up Princess Royal Channel and Grenville Channel the decision to take that route is bittersweet. Edit: as I suspected https://www.facebook.com/jessica.kruger.583/posts/10214381169629550 However still quite an accomplishment - Bravo!
  14. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Rob - Mark is singlehanding Freya, because due to unforeseen circumstances Christine his girlfriend couldn't go. She's flew into Ketchican yesterday and is waiting for him with an outboard, and will make the return trip with him. BTW, Freya is Christine's boat. Mark took it since it was purpose bought for the race, and easier to pull the outboard, rather then pull the big inboard diesel in his boat. The tracker doesn't update but once every 5-10 minutes or more, that's why when zooming in a boat's progress - quite often it will show a boat's progress across a point of land or part of an island.
  15. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Also of note; Phoceana was behind and caught up with him before Butedale. The lead changed back and forth a few times between the two after that. Look at their tracks, it shows the times. When Phoneona stopped last evening off of Goschen Island and he kept going through the night, he pulled ahead. http://tracker.r2ak.com/