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It is blowing and already hot!

 

And HERE is the contest for a pair of awesome Kaenon sunglasses - ANY type of Kaenons that you want, so long as they are not the metal ones. Ready?

 

 

During the 2008 M24 NAC, I asked you all to help supply info to us from the web. You see, we don't have time to surf for info out there, but there is a wealth of it on other sites. Everything from weather forecasts, to some random sailor's blog, to results - if you are bored at home you have a much better chance of finding that info than we do, running around in 5 foot chop and trying to type, load video, etc.

 

So...I think "JITillIDie" won that day, and got some sweet Anarchy swag for his trouble.

 

And now it's your turn.

 

The Rules:

 

Whatever you can find on the web about this event that is useful and pertinent - post it here. Links are fine, copy-and-paste are fine, your own analysis of the Kattack player is great...post it here.

 

Go to Point Loma Outfitting's discount page to browse the Kaenons you will win if this works.

 

Also, if you enter "M32GoldCup" as a coupon code as you check out of your Point Loma shopping excursion, you get 15 % OFF ANYTHING YOU BUY for this weekend only. Good times.

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Kattack dudes are posting some excellent stuff - and Kattack helper Chris actually sailed Race 3 yesterday with Heartbreaker when HB's fill in crew had to jump ship. Good show, and kudos to Kattack for finally getting live buoy race tracking sorted. We've needed it for a while, so has the sport.

 

Virtual Eye or whatever is great, but big-dollar solutions like that one really do nothing for 99.9% of the regattas out there. And it doesn't even come with this stuff.

 

 

Race 2:

- Summary - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m.../pdf/sum_02.pdf

- Speed Summary – http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...df/speed_02.pdf

- Distance Sailed - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...pdf/dist_02.pdf

- Max Velocity – Shakedown 12.01 knots (sustained for 30 seconds or more)

 

 

Race 3:

- Summary - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m.../pdf/sum_03.pdf

- Speed Summary – http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...df/speed_03.pdf

- Distance Sailed - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...pdf/dist_03.pdf

- Max Velocity – Samba Pa Ti 12.82 knots (sustained for 30 seconds or more)

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Latis Yachting Solutions is also offering some serious specials for transporting your boat, concierge services like hotel, dinner, and private chef bookings (but without the 20% scam fee that Sail22 charges), and pretty much everything you need to race your 20-40' boat at Key West, Miami, Charleston, St. Pete, or Charlotte Harbor this winter.

 

Remember: If you are going to pay someone to move and rig your very expensive toy, pay someone with very good insurance, licensing, and permitting in every state necessary. I'll bet you find that your regular guy doesn't have it, like the Archambault folks found out last year when their A40 was destroyed by a "professional mover" whose insurance fought the boat owner for a year - might still be fighting, in fact - over damage that occurred when Big Dog crashed into a bridge or three. Don't be a story that people use to warn others...

 

Finally, we have some cool things to give to the competitors that are READING these threads. So post up and tell us who you are and who you sail for, and we'll enter you all into a drawing for some cool shit. Or shortcut the process and send me a daily report.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

Andromache Mason - Barbarians

 

 

Jeremy Wilmot - Celeritas

 

 

Joe Gibson - Ramrod

 

 

Michael Domingues - Bronco

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Latis Yachting Solutions is also offering some serious specials for transporting your boat, concierge services like hotel, dinner, and private chef bookings (but without the 20% scam fee that Sail22 charges), and pretty much everything you need to race your 20-40' boat at Key West, Miami, Charleston, St. Pete, or Charlotte Harbor this winter.

 

Remember: If you are going to pay someone to move and rig your very expensive toy, pay someone with very good insurance, licensing, and permitting in every state necessary. I'll bet you find that your regular guy doesn't have it, like the Archambault folks found out last year when their A40 was destroyed by a "professional mover" whose insurance fought the boat owner for a year - might still be fighting, in fact - over damage that occurred when Big Dog crashed into a bridge or three. Don't be a story that people use to warn others...

 

Finally, we have some cool things to give to the competitors that are READING these threads. So post up and tell us who you are and who you sail for, and we'll enter you all into a drawing for some cool shit. Or shortcut the process and send me a daily report.

 

Thanks!

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Thanks cooper!

 

PROGRESS

 

The big dogs of the early days Melges 32 Fleet seem to have passed the torch, with class legends New Wave and Star struggling for the top 10 at the 2009 Gold Cup. Newcomers Ramrod (Rod Jabin) and Rougarou (Andy Lovell) are first and third, with veterans Ninkasi and Roxanne in 2nd an 4th. (results here: http://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_...ive.cfm?eID=295 )

 

But today, things get interesting. Yesterday's winds were light-ish with a big square chop, putting a premium on power and trim and starts. Today's models call for up to 22 knots from the SW, and the guys who do well will do so because they don't break things or fall over too often. It should be something to watch, and you can do so in technicolor, with On-The-Water Anarchy's video, photo, and written coverage of the entire Gold Cup along with Kattack's live race player. Check 'em out here: http://www.sailinganarchy.com/otwa

 

The best contributor to today's coverage will win a pair of new Kaenon sunglasses courtesy of Point Loma Outfitting or a calendar from Ultimate Sailing! Details here http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=100223

 

Photo Meredith Block (you have that already)

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Sail World Article Here: http://www.sail-world.com/USA/2009-Melges-...y-to-race/63687

 

From the Melges 32 Blog: http://blog.melges32.com/2009/12/its-take-...ay-at-gold-cup/

Take a junior sailing day hmm? I'd love to get in on that action!

 

Apparently this year we're setting records: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=149659 I guess things aren't as bad as they look on paper. Larger keelboat teams (Samba Pa Ti, Arethusa) moving into small boats? Who knows!

 

More later I've got Saturday Morning Errands to run

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Great coverage Clean and crew! This is the first time for OTWA that you hit the ground running from the very start of the regatta. Usually, you are working out bugs for the first day or two, but this time you have it nailed from the get-go. You're making it look easy, while anyone who's watched OTWA knows that it's anything but easy.

 

Two requests please:

 

1. Feed the gerbils that power the microphone on your camera. During most of the OTW videos yesterday, the audio was very hard to hear, almost spoiling the deal.

 

2. Please introduce your crew again. The guy in the pit doing uploads, etc. deserves big props. Having a pro dedicated to the computer work sure seems to make your reporting smooth and steady.

 

There's another milestone: you have completely eliminated the "me" part of the reporting. Usually, half of the coverage is about how much you had to drink last night, how hungover you are, and how you are medicating your hangover. I always enjoyed that part of OTWA, but this way definitely looks more professional.

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We missed the start due to the police stopping us. we are on our way to the top mark and we will have some video soon. The conditions are rough and we will not be able to go faster than these boats upwind but we will do our best

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hears to all you in the north enjoying the snow and 30 for a high. its 80 clear and sunny in Fort Lauderdale.

Uh. Thanks. I think. And it's 34 now, not 30.

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Man it is lumpy! We made it to the top mark with bruises but we're shooting in a sec...major battles upwind, lots of leebows...but don't know who's winning yet..

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We missed the start due to the police stopping us. we are on our way to the top mark and we will have some video soon. The conditions are rough and we will not be able to go faster than these boats upwind but we will do our best

Dude, if you need a lawyer in Ft. Lauderdale, I can hook you up with someone.

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That was amazing - these waves make for some major action, but the boats are going to fast to upload we have to shoot again in a minute. Joe Woods, Arethusa, and Fantasticaa att he top, Fantast just made a move on the run speeds maybe 15 knots...plus waves

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boats going back right with jibe sets at the mark.

Fantastica takes the lead and barbarians moves to 3rd

Mr. Clean, informed commentary would include windspeed and a quantitative description of the water conditions.

 

All we have so far is "lumpy."

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the boats are doing 17 to 18 in the ufs and 14s

fantastica

arathusa

new wave

barbarians

ninkasi

red

hart braker

rugerroo

samba

argo

roxann

we also have a course change

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Updated races on Kattack, but todays first race not there???

katack is live on the first race right now.

2nd beat.

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Updated races on Kattack, but todays first race not there???

katack is live on the first race right now.

2nd beat.

 

 

Link please? I only see yesterdays races...

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Updated races on Kattack, but todays first race not there???

katack is live on the first race right now.

2nd beat.

 

 

Link please? I only see yesterdays races...

 

login at www.katack.com

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Updated races on Kattack, but todays first race not there???

katack is live on the first race right now.

2nd beat.

 

 

Link please? I only see yesterdays races...

 

login at www.katack.com

 

Did that, and updated races, and installed race player, and updated again....????

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at the finish the boats that went left downwind are makeing out

 

red (went left)

new wave (went right)

ninkasi

fantastica

viva

roxann

rogaroue

barbarins

arathusa

USA153

hartbraker

showdown

tabo

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finish

red

new wave

ninkasi

fantasticaa

viva

roxanne

rougarou

lake affect

argo

barbarians

arethusa

heartbreaker

shake down

taboo

celertritas

delta

bronco

star

 

 

They said Erika Reineke, awesome racer and local junior sailor, was the one they were pulling off Heartbreaker.

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at the top mark left paid off

samba

star

argo

arathusa

roxanne

lennabrka

taboo

volpe

red

hartbraker

new wave

dark and stormy

fantastica

lakeeffect

celartass

rougaroue

barbarians

ninkasi

shakedown

viva

bronco

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thank you latis for helping me with the roundings

 

The tracker says New Wave skipped the offset mark.

 

It also showed that Samba Pa Ti went straight upwind 6 boat lengths to lay the weather mark!

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And now...we have some engine control issues - all fly-by-wire and not the kind of thing we can turn an adjusting screw to fix. Anyway, we're haeded back upwind, the right is looking really good according to Amy. Wind way down, everyone is waiting for this front that is supposed to have 22 knots of breeze. Any weather confirmation?

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That was sure a cool move Samba made to regain the lead at the leeward rounding.

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And now...we have some engine control issues - all fly-by-wire and not the kind of thing we can turn an adjusting screw to fix. Anyway, we're haeded back upwind, the right is looking really good according to Amy. Wind way down, everyone is waiting for this front that is supposed to have 22 knots of breeze. Any weather confirmation?

Colin and BC are at Boca Raton bringing the SR down from Palm Beach, with intermittent rain and ten to twelve from th south, so the front hasn't cleared them yet.

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at the 2nd weather mark

leanabarka

samba

roxanne

star

volpe

argo

dark and stormy

ramrod

hartbraker

taboo

arathusa

lakeeffect

bronco

rougarou

ninkasi

shakedown

red

new wave

viva

barbarians

delta

fantastica

 

big flop on the last upwind

some boats went right and got hammered by preasure and a shift

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The junior sailors are between 12-16 years old? Forget the "little hikers" comment; ask 'em where to get weed.

 

We're almost at the dock, it is pissing rain and we're going to go and get a big pile of interviews with the kids. PG-12 rated ones...

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thank you latis for helping me with the roundings

 

The tracker says New Wave skipped the offset mark.

 

It also showed that Samba Pa Ti went straight upwind 6 boat lengths to lay the weather mark!

I guess like a cellphone the signal skips every now and then. AFAIK the whole system runs via the cell network. And the GPS of course.

 

Race 4 Performance Reports from Kattack:

 

 

- Summary - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m.../pdf/sum_04.pdf

- Speed Summary – http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...df/speed_04.pdf

- Distance Sailed - http://americanregatta.com/regattas/2009/m...pdf/dist_04.pdf

- Race Replay - http://www.kattack.com/webplayer?raceGUID=...amp;startTime=2

- Max Velocity – Heartbreaker 14.80 knots (sustained for 30 seconds or more)

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Celeritas might not have finished the last race, we saw them trying to sort out a halyard issue on the final leg, but there is a small chance they finished near the top and we didn't see it. Very small.

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