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  1. fan

    SoCal Race M&A

    It was them.
  2. fan

    SoCal Race M&A

    N2SD was awesome finished a little after 8 home by 9:30. Took home fastest elapsed for this race for the second time in 3 years. Trading back and forth with Mighty Merloe the past 4 years. Finished overlapped with a fast little tri
  3. fan

    thank you

    Eds lost it next thing you know he is going to buy another 6knt shit box
  4. fan

    Remove DSQ boat from race?

    I had a screwed up situation similar to this. We were doing a 3 day regatta. On day two for the first race we did not see the boat that was second behind us at the start. But 1/2 way up the beat we see them over on the right side of the course. So we start discussing did they start did they not start but we are unsure. They cross over form the right side to the left side through the course and tack on our hip. They must be racing right? As we get closer we are shouting asking did they or did they not start eventually they say they did not start. We tell them to get off the course. They follow us into the mark ehind with us yelling to get off the course. They round the weather mark and set right behind us we say Protest you are interfering with our race. They sail high forcing us to sail higher then we would and eventually with a lot of yelling we jibe away. So we protested them. The thought being they could throw out a DNS but not a DSQ. The finding form the race committee and I still do not believe it to be correct was that they did interfere with us and were in the wrong. But and this was the big but they could not DSQ them from the race because they were not racing in the race. But they are in a multi day regatta there must be some recourse? We were told our choice was to file a rule 69 or forget about it. I was red faced asking how as a competitor who had interfered with another competitor who they raced against yesterday and would race against later the same could there be no way to protest them if they broke the rules?
  5. fan

    VOR Man Overboard

    While it may have been asked too soon it was not a dumb question. As someone who has raced on boats where we used AIS PLB's I am also curious why they were not able to recover him admittedly in those sort of temps it may well have been too late. It is always the debate between AIS or EPIRB PLB's. Unless you are sailing solo AIS wins in my mind because it tells the boat or other boats nearby where you are rather then center thousands of miles away. But if in those conditions line of sight becomes an issue due to it being underwater or just above to the point it just didn't work I would like to know. I believe all this will come out later and I would not have posted this at all at this time but felt like the question needed support. I cried and will never forget the picture of Hans son waving goodbye that leg and this too will be permanently in the back of my mind. Feel horrible for his family and sending my best thoughts and support.
  6. fan

    PV Race

    All sorry for the delay but this is the first time I have been back in front of a computer since before the race. SO as we all know the forecast was not great for us Fri starters. A bigger issue for us was that the routing was showing a strong move to the outside. So some backstory while the Blue Blazes is a great boat she is an old boat and as such tight reaching is a weak spot for us anything in 80-100 under 15 or so we get killed by the boats with Code 0"s, Masthead Genoas, A7's etc. Our only go to is Jib Top which needs breeze to go and even then there is no step for us to get onto. This thought of do what we do played a major part in us going where we went. So we got out of the bay ok only behind SRM. The routing was saying to go between the Islands going out. As we headed out I was saying everything except the routing is telling me to put a kite up and go below. Our fearless navigator agreed despite the routing. Once we got through the Coronados it was my inclination to close up in front of everyone as we were punched out ahead. We went back to Jib on an outboard lead and went up towards them. It was at this time we committed to the inside. I think the conversation was we should consolidate up with everyone we are down here all by ourselves... Navigator "I am ok with that". There was, we believed pressure on the inside and a lot less distance. SO we played the inside working any shifts that came along never a ton of breeze but never no breeze. So we felt good about where we were approaching Cabo could have gone into Lazaro a little harder but all in all happy. This is usually where we make out money from here to PV in the lighter stuff. I think we may have even been 1-1 still. We had some freighter craziness around Cabo and got bounced to avoid a collision. AN interesting VHF conversation with the freighter saying they were going to go in front but instead attempted to run us down. We were happy with where we came out and felt we had a good line. Bretwalda was 16 inside and 2 ahead we figured with their tighter angles this would play well for us with the lighter breeze. Well the wind picked up 12-16 90-110 TWA which is the chink in our armour. SO instead of VMG running/reaching in 6-10 we were blast reaching in 12-16 a big issue for us. We put up the Jib Top and messed with several iterations of Stay sail arrangements trying to get whatever we could out of the old girl. We know the 46 and the J-125's would probably be on step with a frac something up. As some of you know I normally race on Timeshaver so I had a pretty good idea of what they were doing and it wasn't good for us. Our only hope was it was a but too tight with a bit too much side wave action for them to go forward but this was not the case. We had been talking about arrival timing for a few days already and where seriously concerned. As it turned out we were correct we came in to about 9 miles form the finish ands parked. IT took over 6 hours to go the last 9 miles and with that any hope winning. It was great race with great group we worked really hard and didn't leave anything on the course. It really proved to me again what great boat the 125's are. Congrads to Bretwalda and Timeshaver on well sailed race. Happy to answer any questions. Not sure if this will be last PV for BB or not because while to owner is 80+ he was feeling pretty pumped up. As always JC did an amazing job of keeping us in the hunt and as always rocked the turn at Cabo. Still haven't looked at the tracker but will try to peek today.
  7. fan

    PV Race

    Thinking I too will need dig up some hand warmers. Looking a bit miserable for the first 36 hours or so. Definitely didn't win the start day lottery this year but we have been pretty spoiled the last few editions. We have great group with almost the exact same group as last time and 80% the same as the one before that and before that haha Looking forward to throwing the lines off, turning off the phone, going racing and settling into the 4 on 4 off cycle of life again. Good luck to everyone and stay safe.
  8. fan

    PV Race

    Kind of looking that way but will see as the fronts get closer.
  9. fan

    PV Race

    Spoken like someone who is racing on a boat with an unlimited budget //cough cough// Disney
  10. fan

    PV Race

    Not from my end. We have Predict Wind Pro account and Iridium Go to download. My comment not complaint was simply my interpretation of there response to the question. I still believe any GRIB file that has been interpreted by an outside source using multiple publically available sources to create a unique one to their subscription service is not legal. But I'm not race committee and I'm not going to protest so it just really doesn't matter much what I think.
  11. fan

    PV Race

    First while that may often be true this year it is not just FYI your fact is off maybe ifyou were sailing with us or in anyway involved you could make definitive statements like that. But to answer your question it would be ok because it would be BEFORE THE START not during the race.
  12. fan

    PV Race

    I guess it depends if you think a subscription service getting multiple publically available GRIBS which is fine but then "interpreting them" or "manipulating them" using their own algorithyms high cloud data, current, weather bouys, other special sources etc and producing a refined more accurate GRIB that is not publically available based on their vast experience is interpreting the GRIBs or not. They are not just taking all 3 and combining them together anyone can do that in Expedion they are using experience and giving more weight to some over other based on other external data. I believe the point of this was that it is ok to use PW or another subscription program, as opposed to sailmail to aid in the downloading of publically available GRIBs. If it is a PW GRIB it is not publically available. But this is going in circles so I think we can just agree to disagree and I can agree not to take it any further then an internet forum haha one last thing it says they cannot interpret a GRIB OR manipulate with respect to a specific boat
  13. fan

    PV Race

    I found this on the BYC site for IRC not sure if it is directly applicable to ORR or not. I think so but YMMV. Maybe someone more intelligent then me has another source for this info. IRC (Time-on-Time) Time-Difference Table Time-difference table generated for the Yacht "BB" with a TCC rating of 1.080 Yacht TCC 48 Hr 36 Hr 24 Hr 12 Hr 6 Hr 3 Hr 2 Hr 1 Hr 30 Min 20 Min 10 Min TS 1.013 U Owe Them -11578 sec 03:12:57 -8683 sec 02:24:43 -5789 sec 01:36:28 -2894 sec 00:48:14 -1447 sec 00:24:07 -724 sec 00:12:03 -482 sec 00:08:02 -241 sec 00:04:01 -121 sec 00:02:00 -80 sec 00:01:20 -40 sec 00:00:40 Good 1.059 U Owe Them -3629 sec 01:00:28 -2722 sec 00:45:21 -1814 sec 00:30:14 -907 sec 00:15:07 -454 sec 00:07:33 -227 sec 00:03:46 -151 sec 00:02:31 -76 sec 00:01:15 -38 sec 00:00:37 -25 sec 00:00:25 -13 sec 00:00:12 BB 1.080 You 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bret 1.096 They Owe U 2765 sec 00:46:04 2074 sec 00:34:33 1382 sec 00:23:02 691 sec 00:11:31 346 sec 00:05:45 173 sec 00:02:52 115 sec 00:01:55 58 sec 00:00:57 29 sec 00:00:28 19 sec 00:00:19 10 sec 00:00:09 SRM 1.134 They Owe U 9331 sec 02:35:31 6998 sec 01:56:38 4666 sec 01:17:45 2333 sec 00:38:52 1166 sec 00:19:26 583 sec 00:09:43 389 sec 00:06:28 194 sec 00:03:14 97 sec 00:01:37 65 sec 00:01:04 32 sec 00:00:32 Notes: Discrepancies between total secs and hh:mm:ss may be due to rounding during conversion / This table is to be used as reference only. Elapsed times table based on YOUR elapsed time compared to your competition's time Yacht TCC 48 Hr 36 Hr 24 Hr 12 Hr 6 Hr 3 Hr 2 Hr 1 Hr 30 Min 20 Min 10 Min TS 1.013 03:10:29 02:22:51 01:35:14 00:47:37 00:23:48 00:11:54 00:07:56 00:03:58 00:01:59 00:01:19 00:00:39 Good 1.059 00:57:06 00:42:49 00:28:33 00:14:16 00:07:08 00:03:34 00:02:22 00:01:11 00:00:35 00:00:23 00:00:11 BB 1.080 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 00:00:00 Bret 1.096 00:42:02 00:31:31 00:21:01 00:10:30 00:05:15 00:02:37 00:01:45 00:00:52 00:00:26 00:00:17 00:00:08 SRM 1.134 02:17:08 01:42:51 01:08:34 00:34:17 00:17:08 00:08:34 00:05:42 00:02:51 00:01:25 00:00:57 00:00:28 Notes: Discrepancies between total secs and hh:mm:ss may be due to rounding during conversion / This table is to be used as reference only.
  14. fan

    PV Race

    That is not how I read it. It says "and is not interpreted by persons not on the boat". To me this means you cannot have someone take publically available GRIBS interpret them to create a more accurate GRIB by condensing those different models into a single more accurate GRIB using years of experience, schooling, other sources and whatever other predicitve computer models are at their disposal.
  15. fan

    PV Race

    I believe this question was related to Predict Wind or similar. It is not doing the routing for you but if you use some of their subscription models they are interpreting multiple GRIB files to produce their own refined version. A lot of people use it to down load publically available GROBs when using the Iridium Go which is ok. What is not Ok is to use the higher resolution versions of their GRIB files as they have been manipulated by them and are only available with a subscription. I don't believe it is about actual routing but a grayer area.