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    Yet another sailboat rescue off Cape Hatteras

    I did the Worrell in 98, Randy was on a Nacra 6.0. That year the Leg from Wrightsville Beach to Hatteras started in 10 to 15 knot with all of us flying spinnakers. But by mid day it Was well close to 30 35 knots from the south and the biggest seas Ive experienced on a 20 ft catamaran. I remember it well because we got knocked down about 5 times and only then did we realize we should possibly take the spinnaker down. 3 boats lost there masts on that leg .One of which was rescued by the Coast Guard. The Next days leg around Hatteras to Kill Devil Hills was a piece of cake. We all hugged the shore right off the beach at the point and a Guy that was fishing was arrested by the Park service for trying to catch a catamaran with his fishing pole, It Made the newspaper Headlines.
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    Caption Contest

    Bumper sticker MY OTHER POLE IS UP MY NOSE
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    what is it?

    Cant be a Oral B because it has too large of a Radar Cross Section. The new trend is stealth and off the shelf IKEA interior. The maintenance of any wood would take time away from Facebook and Tweeting
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    what is it?

    The new IKEA 34
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    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    Switch Boats and crew with the biggest trouble maker and Wendy Wiener in the fleet. Even if he has a shit boat odds are that you will still kick his ass. Then see if they still want to change your rating.
  6. The Bottom line is there is no f cking excuse for this to have happened. I'm a 6 year navy vet QM spent many of night on watch in that body of water and long before GPS and all the toys they have today. The OOD, JOOD need to go back to kindergarden with out there toys. CIC should of tracked that ship several miles out and knew he wasnt going to change course and the Lookouts need Keel Hauled. These guys cant drive across town with out there IPhone. I recently helped a young guy fix his steering on his Gulfstar 50. I fixed the steering then he asked me to help him calibrate his auto pilot. I looked down at his wheel and there was no compass. I said where is your compass? He replied I use my I phone. Needless to say I went off on the Kid and tore him a new asshole. Did your mom drop all you young guys on your head when you where little? Ok guys there's a long distance race and its outlawed GPS and Electronic navigation of any kind. Think you have a chance to stay alive? Have you ever seen a paper chart?