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  1. sidmon

    Better broaching for singlehanders

    Related "Solo" mental energy management... https://taskandpurpose.com/community/air-force-fighter-pilot-conserve-mental-energy
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    Better broaching for singlehanders

    That link now leads to a paywall for the full report... Try this one: http://jtoomim.org/brain-training/Effects of caffeine, sleep loss, and stress on cognitive performance and mood during US Navy SEAL training.pdf
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    Better broaching for singlehanders

    This is a good paper, but for the long distance Solo sailing here on the Great Lakes there is a big difference is the environment as compared to a Transpac. Its cold up here! In the seven Solo Macs I've done, the temps range between the low 40's to upper 50's most, if not all, the time. Also, has anyone found any studies specifically addressing nutrition and long term polyphasic sleep cycles? I would think an intake of fats might actually be something one needs to increase somewhat...
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    Better broaching for singlehanders

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00213-002-1217-9 Effects of caffeine, sleep loss, and stress on cognitive performance and mood during U.S. Navy SEAL training Harris R. Lieberman, William J. Tharion, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Karen L. Speckman & Richard Tulley
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    US Boats Transiting Canadian Waters

    Apart from that, there is a fairly widespread belief that US flagged recreational boats can't enter Canadian waters at all. With the stated restrictions, they can.
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    US Boats Transiting Canadian Waters

    Not arguing that. Point is, the border can be crossed by transiting vessels.
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    US Boats Transiting Canadian Waters

    And yes you can cross the border in the Great Lakes on a US vessel when transiting between US ports.
  8. It's understandable why BYC and the USCG Lt. who approved the BYC Mac race considered the US Canadian border as inviolate, especially in light of how the conditions on the race turned out. The concentrated number of boats sailed hard would have meant a high probablity of a few ending up in Canadian harbors. However, transiting US boats are allowed to cross into Canadian waters while transiting to and from non Canadian ports...As long as they don't touch Canadian soil, or hangout in Canadian waters sightseeing etc.. Below is the Canadian guidance: Information for foreign boaters Unless you are exempt, you cannot currently enter Canadian waters (territorial sea and internal waters) or boundary waters for discretionary (non-essential) reasons. These reasons include: touring sightseeing pleasure fishing Consult Entry restrictions for more information. Transiting boaters You may still navigate through international or Canadian waters while in transit directly from one place outside Canada to another place outside Canada, if the transit is: direct continuous/uninterrupted by the most reasonable route Transiting travellers may only make non-discretionary (essential) stops along the way, including to use facilities, refuel or for essential supplies. You must follow social distancing practices and wear a non-medical mass or face covering during these stops. Anchoring You may stop and anchor out of ordinary navigation, particularly if it becomes dangerous to navigate at night or if the crew must rest before safely continuing your trip. If you anchor to spend the night, you must quarantine on your boat. If this is not possible, you may quarantine at a hotel until you are ready to resume your trip. Consult Quarantine requirement for more information. Reporting requirements If at any point a transiting vessel lands on Canadian soil, anchors, moors or comes alongside another vessel in Canadian waters, or if anyone onboard disembarks in Canada, the operator must report to the CBSA. All entry restrictions apply. The CBSA and its law enforcement partners are actively monitoring Canadian waterways. If you fail to report to the CBSA, regardless if your purpose is non-discretionary (essential) such as to refuel, you may face severe penalties. Failure to report may also affect your immigration admissibility and ability to re-enter Canada in the future.
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    2020 Hook Race

    Kattack is fed by a Spot or an Inreach GPS tracker... Issue can be older Spots require a reset every 24 hours and people forget to do that. Sounds like it was brutal out there.
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    How do you transit the St Clair River without going across the border?
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    Turns out that he wasn't quarantined after all as he didn't enter Canadian territory. Initial word was he Stopped at Drummond but he actually stopped at Port Detour.
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    Chicago Area III

    Pandemics ... Riots ... Anybody have no joke tropical storm conditions from a named system in Lake Michigan on their bingo card?
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    Chicago Area III

    Beautiful Thing!
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    Chicago Area III

    Points to singlehanding!
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    Chicago Area III

    Solo Macs from Chicago and Port Huron are going to happen, although the actual start location for the Chicago side is TBD. Race start will be June 21. https://www.solosailors.org/challenges/