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  1. Lat21

    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.
  3. Lat21

    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.
  4. Lat21

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    The swarm is coming....
  5. Lat21

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Swamp Rat, lighten up on the rum...
  6. Lat21

    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.
  7. Lat21

    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.
  8. Lat21

    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.
  9. Lat21

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Hah, based on your comments regarding Mangina, I would have guessed that was a misdirect and you were staying west :). East is probably smarter but the shorter westerly route might pay off. Given how flukey/changeable the winds are in those islands, it is a crap shoot. Forecast (and Zezo) in that area 2-3 days out is pretty useless. Unfortunately, i am going to be offline a bunch next week so kinda screwed.
  10. Lat21

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    It will be interesting to see if the better pressure east offsets the better angle west. Near term, west still looks good.
  11. Lat21

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Order in the universe is restored. Your Mom is now in the lead.
  12. Lat21

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Hamachi SA is in for this leg. I managed to get off to a reasonable start. Can you add me to the list?
  13. Yes, she has been weighed at a hair over 7 metric tonnes. You can see more pics at the link below.
  14. Fujin has a rotating mast with a chord of about 17" so not really a wing mast, but still a fair bit of windage. When anchored we usually just let it rotate. In moderate winds, the boat will sometimes sail back and forth a bit. A bit more than monohulls anchored nearby, but not a big issue. When we're anchored with boats nearby, we've kept it rotated so it stays off to one side and this reduces the swing a bit. We've tried it fixed in the middle but that seemed to be about the same or a little bit more swing. If we were to leave the boat, we would let it rotate so if the wind came up, it wouldn't get crazy. We've anchored with gusts up to 25 or so, nothing substantial. The mast rotates about 50 degrees to either side with the main up. A bit more with no main on.
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    Irma

    I keep seeing that video of the wiped out cottages at BEYC but haven't seen images of the main restaurant, shops and marina which are around the corner from the cottages and not visible in that video. Are there images of the main buildings?