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  1. Lat21

    Over the horizon

    Very cool Soma. Sounds like a great choice. I'm in Newport for a couple days. I'll ping you to see if you are around... Zonker, great call on your daughter's adventure in Africa. My daughter spent a summer at a Cheetah Conservation Center in Namibia and had an experience of a lifetime (which also included some logistical challenges). Four years later, she is now in her second year of vet school.
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    Gunboat 68

    Here's a link to a short vid from a TP52 as a high performance multi sails by. Fujin and the faster Gunboats and HH cats will get by a TP52 on any point of sail (as long as it's blowing 15 or more).
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    Gunboat 68 Race Results????

    She is in Newport, on the hard getting topsides painted and a few touch ups. Cruising next month in Maine but no racing until early next year back in the Caribbean.
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    Gunboat 68 Race Results????

    Looking at elapsed times, Condor did very well, winning the last 2 races on the water. Until a boat has raced a few regattas under the Offshore Multihull rating rule, the rating is a somewhat unrefined VPP rating which has typically been hard on new boats. Chim Chim's first foray into this rating rule did not go well. Despite her winning the C600 under Mocra rating, she finished near the back of the fleet in the subsequent OMA regatta. As they get actual Condor performance from log files, the rating will adjust to a more accurate performance prediction. Flow is easily the fastest GB60, having gone through several major refits to get her up to her current performance level, including a much taller rig, replacing the stock center boards with dagger boards and a general weight loss program. Nala was fairly performance oriented from the beginning and has had a few additional tweaks. Using only elapsed times, Condor won the regatta, never finishing worse than 2nd. Considering this was her first regatta, I think it speaks highly of the GB66.
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    Transpac 2019

    Hamachi is probably the lightest J125 and won her class in the 2014 PacCup and 2015 Transpac, as well as several races in the Caribbean under prior ownership. Trevor Baylis was instrumental in driving the many mods done in 2013-14. The new owners have done well with her but Seattle mostly windward/leewards in light-moderate air are not a J125 strength. They did win first overall in Round The County last year. This is the owners first race to Hawaii and they have a strong crew.
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    Gunboat 68

    She made it to St Barths. Looks very cool...
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    Caribbean 600

    We had an awesome reach next to Morticia out to blowing rock and back in last years Heineken. It was blowing 20 and we were doing 22+ a few boat lengths apart. That was pretty flat water and when they were on their old foils. We pulled ahead but it was very close. Fun times.
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    Caribbean 600

    It will be interesting to see how Flow goes with her new daggerboards. They have a stellar crew. Soma, I'd love to have you but our liferaft only holds 8 and we've got the full Seattle contingent anxious to go someplace warm.
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    Caribbean 600

    Looks like a great turnout of multihulls in next weeks C600 and the forecast is calling for winds 20-27 so should be a fast one, unlike last year. The entries with preliminary Mocra ratings: Apollo Dazcat 1495 1.250 Dazzla Dazcat 1400 1.190 Elvis Gunboat 62 1.476 Flow Gunboat 60 1.376 French Tech CaraƮbos Multi50 1.642 Fujin Bieker 53 1.494 Guyader Gastronomie Ts42 Stealth 1.282 Morticia Modified Sea Cart 30 1.531 Paradox Orma 60 mod 63' Tri 1.603 The Multi 50 and Paradox are likely be out front, probably ahead of the big monohulls. Fujin, Elvis and Morticia should be close together. Fujin owes Elvis a bit of time so that could be a challenge as the few times we've raced against them, we've been very close. Morticia will be sporting their new lifting foils but their smaller size in the heavier breeze and seas will make for a sporty ride. Routing currently has Fujin finishing in less than 2 days. However it turns out, our Seattle gang is looking forward to leaving the Seattle weather behind for some big breeze in warm seas.
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    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    The swarm is coming....
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    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Swamp Rat, lighten up on the rum...
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    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    The southern route will lead for the next 4-5 days. Hamachi is well positioned if that pays off, but the routing suggests the groups will be very close in 5-6 days with a slight edge to the northern boats. It all depends on how the weather evolves. I am headed to Antigua next week for the Caribbean 600 and it will be hard to sail a virtual boat and a real boat at the same time so Hamachi is likely to suffer. Our navigator is also racing a virtual boat in the VOR and there is cell coverage for most of the C600 course so it will be interesting.
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    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Thanks. Was out to dinner not paying attention and thought I had more time. Almost hit the rocks but managed to save it at the last second.
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    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Strange VR behavior here. I was 97th this AM, made a course change but when I checked 30 mins layer, i was 690th, still moving nicely on the correct course, in the correct location. I can see boats directly behind me that are less than 200th. Anyone know what might be causing this? I am about to get on a 5 hour Intl flight with no WiFi and I'm 3 hours from a very narrow passage between two islands followed by several more islands. I haven't used waypoints since this new version so hoping all goes well.