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  1. move the boat to chesa hbr, short trip.clean the bottom and go home
  2. Yea first we get a water spout while I am fishing 2 Saturdays ago off the north end of Kent Island then last night we get a big wide wind event. I had 60 knots at the house about 7 miles from Stevensville damage.
  3. If you are interested in a fun event 7/22 the Corsica River Race Over is always a hoot. Starts off Gibson Island, cross the bay and up the Chester River finishing off the Corsica River. Then head into the CRYC for a fun party and dinner. The event is mostly dinghy racing but the PHRF race over always attracted 15 boats or so. This year it has only two boats signed up so far. Good practice race for cruisers. http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/regatta_uploads/15112/CRYCAnnualRegattaRaceOver2017NoR.pdf
  4. sold in the last 18 months. All US $ condition and age of equipment is paramount but here is the raw data. no sales located in the US or down under on yachtworld 99 33,700 UK 95 31,200 UK 95 39,800. NE 00 42,790./37,700./36,500. FR & UK 99 20,150 UK
  5. Looks like the fleet will get 25 knot broad reach from mid NJ to mid LI then back into light off the wind.
  6. Farr 400? Well done
  7. Sailflow shows this big light air hole from the targets south of PAX to the Great Wicomico. Maps say the air will be a bit heavier there which is my guess. 14-16 westerly pretty consistent. On the other hand the Miles River race Sat gets 0-6 knots
  8. I never noticed this on NOR before. Limitations: During the race contestants may not receive weather, current, or navigational information except from public sources that are available to all competitors. Subscription, password-protected or restricted-access web pages, as well as phone conversations that contain any of the above information, are not allowed. Annapolis to Miles River race is 2-4 knots at this point.
  9. Looks like a fast ride. Late lunch in Hampton, VA. FRI W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
  10. Could use two experienced crew for the race Annapolis to St Michaels this Saturday. Transportation back provided.
  11. serious problem. distracting to others as well
  12. A little OT but I went from a Cayenne to a Prius when I asked my team to take a pay cut. Then 4 years later bought a Panamera and reinstated pay options
  13. From the front page back in 2014 That’s what we were looking at during the Auckland Fiji Race after almost 1400 miles and nearly a week of racing. Two middleweights standing toe to toe, slugging it out, neither giving an inch. In the White corner we have Django Racing, the younger, better looking of the two, dancing and jabbing, sticking and moving, trying to wear their opponent down.
 In the (toxic) Lime Green corner, the clever old veteran, gnarled by age and years of fighting, and looking, searching for the knockout blow. The bout started off in a typically brutal manner, with both fighters taking a beating during the first four rounds (days). 
Eventually things calmed down a bit, and a searching, tactical battle was underway. Django scored the first major points with a swift left hook, right across Squealer’s nose, early in the fifth. 
They thought this could give them a decent advantage, but you don’t get to be older and wiser without learning a few dirty tricks, and sure enough, the pugilists from Tauranga Bridge Marina eventually wore them down and scored a few back themselves. 

Deep into the sixth round, the fighters got up close and personal after fighting blind for most of the bout; after that, it was all on! The teams stood right in each others faces, neither one wanting to let the other slip away and gain an advantage. No one let up, with stamina and endurance being pushed to the absolute limit. Both teams pushing harder than they ever thought possible, somehow finding reserves of energy they didn’t realize they had. 

Squealer used all their collective years of cunning to gain an advantage late in the seventh, and it looked like this would carry them to a famous victory. 
But Django wasn’t giving up that easily, and with barely a minute to the final bell pulled their last move of the fight, launching a straight right across the face of Squealer, seemingly dropping them on their arse for the final time.
 Surely there was nothing left to give…but Squealer had other ideas. They picked themselves up off the canvas and launched one final assault on the young pretenders. 
Django tried holding them off with a series of jabs, but Squealer countered with a brutal right hook just on the final bell. 

So who won? 
Well, it took a while for the ref’s decision to come in and it was eventually announced over the public address system (also known as the VHF Radio) that Squealer had taken out the narrowest of points victories – beating Django by 10 seconds. 

Both fighters fell to the floor, exhausted, before picking themselves up one final time for an embrace that lasted well into the night. After a race that lasted just a few hours shy of a full weak and some 1370 NM, Squealer really did beat us over the line by 10 seconds. This photo was taken from the finish boat, showing their nose crossing the line, with us barely a boatlength behind. 
It was hard to comprehend at the time what we were involved in, but for all of us, this was the race of a lifetime, and it was only more poignant because of the battle raging between two boats full of good friends. 
I have known some of these guys for the best part of 20 years, and can genuinely say that we could not have hoped to be beaten by a better team. For those that don’t know, the DDF Syndicate that owns Squealer is a team of seven mates, most of whom are old school friends from Tauranga. This is the third boat they’ve owned, over a period of around 15 years, with their ultimate goal of competing in an offshore race.
That dream was cruelly cut down just 120 miles from the finish of last years race to Fiji, when the mast fell down as they were pushing hard for an overall win. 
So to see the joy on their faces at the finish line really did make everything worthwhile, and (almost) made us forget our awful first half of the race! Well done guys, it was an absolute pleasure trying to knock the shit out of you, and we cannot wait to do it again.
  14. Cheaper than a J88