Star Sailor

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About Star Sailor

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    Peoria, IL
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    Sailing, Racing, Cruising, Boating
  1. It sucks you have to protest now all of the time to get folks to follow the rules. If indeed they intentionally didn't have AIS on, no more 1hr penalties like last year; they should DSQ them. Don't let the Wild Oats bullies get the better of a really awesome race! The RC did observe the situation. Hell, I observed them not having AIS on. Blackjack was the only boat of the front runners I could see consistently followed by Commanche. I'd bet the transmit antennas are on top of the keel, too, making it hard to see.
  2. Star Sailor

    Route du Rhum 2018

    It's human nature to fill in missing information with wild stories. Its how rumors generally get started. That said, I called it last night He scraped off the cliffs. SMH.
  3. Star Sailor

    Route du Rhum 2018

    I'd wager he scraped up against a cliff at full speed and is trying to put things back together. The fact he's moving and maneuvering is positive. Its when the go ashore like that and stop moving there is real big trouble.
  4. Star Sailor

    Route du Rhum 2018

    It makes sense that he got offshore after the incident and now has space to address whatever issues may be present. The story is going to be a good one. If AT didn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any luck at all methinks.
  5. Star Sailor

    Route du Rhum 2018

    He's properly off now, headed on a correct course now at 6 kts. That seem's much better than circles at 1kt. Crisis averted? I think @Battleship is correct; pants cleaning moment hopefully.
  6. Star Sailor

    Route du Rhum 2018

    I hope but his speed went down so quickly. There isn't anything there. He needed to gybe away and give the lee side of the island a wide berth. This is not good at all.
  7. Star Sailor

    Route du Rhum 2018

    He went from 20 kts, to 8.6, to .2 headed the other way. There is a pretty sheer cliff there according to the charts. He was
  8. Star Sailor

    Route du Rhum 2018

    I think he crashed!
  9. Star Sailor

    Bad Times?

    Things that float by...
  10. Star Sailor

    Fucking TeamWork Video

    Hey KD, lets make more vids on the way to Mexico!
  11. Star Sailor

    Fucking TeamWork Video

    I take it we have to put the Keeldragger saga on the required reading list for newbies as well? Condor: You owe keeldragger a beer if you ever meet him. The man has one of the best senses of humor on this board. condor offended all of us with that, so he owes beer to all of us Having raced with and against Keeldragger, I can attest he has the best sense of humor. It really humbles me sometimes ,when you get all caught up into winning at all costs, to see someone ejoying racing and sailing for what it really is. Thanks Keeldragger!!