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Unfortunately the race course numbers on yacht scoring do not match up with those from Ward's tips.

 

Ward makes mention to Circle 0, 1, and 2, while yachtscoring has the courses as circle 1, 2, and 3.

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Unfortunately the race course numbers on yacht scoring do not match up with those from Ward's tips.

 

Ward makes mention to Circle 0, 1, and 2, while yachtscoring has the courses as circle 1, 2, and 3.

 

Already noted. Locals refer to them as 0, 1,2. 0=1 1=2 etc.

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Anybody going past or coming into the airport around 1:30 Wed? I need a pick up or a hitch hike. either way

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One day and a wake up!PS,

The America's Cup is coming to Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina on Saturday, April 21. That's right, the 161-year-old trophy will be on display from noon until later that evening. A special presentation (open to the public and free) about the America's Cup competition will be given at 1:00 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. The 6:30 p.m. event will feature music and an open bar for $20 per person (21 and over). Attendees under 21 years of age will be admitted for $10.

 

disclamer: I just received an e-mail from CORA stating above. Thought it good to inform.

 

Sail safe

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Looks like the Farr 30s couldn't make it work, and I noticed Deneen listed on a Melges 20, presumably a charter. Overall numbers are up though, total is now 263

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Looks like the Farr 30s couldn't make it work, and I noticed Deneen listed on a Melges 20, presumably a charter. Overall numbers are up though, total is now 263

 

Yeah. They jumbed into M-20's and a couple of 24's. Deneen has chartered my buddy's M-20. That's going to be a tough fleet.

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Place is starting to hop! I think they call it race week cause people start showing up on Monday. ChYC lot is already full of M20's and a few 24's and some J80's for the FREE hoist and parking the club is so generously offering! That's southern hospitality. Saw Clean on Monday. Yesterday must have been 4 knot shit box day as a crew of us were prepping J24's w/more of that to come tonight. Everyone will pretty much be on hand tomorrow night for the opening ceremony as e-mails are going around w/a "See you Thursday" salutation.

 

So, Yeah. This is a "Race Week". Just w/3 days of competitive sailing.

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Reminder: The America's Cup trophy will be arriving on Saturday and will be on display all day. 1 PM is the 'free to the general public' Cupdate presentation, and 630 PM is the "for the racers" version.

 

BTW, I have never seen it this busy on a Tuesday in 7 years of this event.

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sunday is going to be brutal for the offshore boats, wx permitting. ht at 0928 means we'll be fighting it outbound and chances are we'll be on our way in well before the 1523 lt.

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tide will barely be moving at 9 AM when you leave the dock though Rob.

 

On another note, it took us 8 minutes to get from the end of the jetty to sumter yesterday on the carbonado with a big flood and 12 knots of boatspeed jib reaching. hee hee.

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BTW, I have never seen it this busy on a Tuesday in 7 years of this event.

 

+1 . Place has already has a buzz. I haven't ever seen so many boats and sailors arriving early.

Might be the warm weather has made everyone head out early. We planned to leave Weds am, but decided to bug out on Tuesday evening instead.

 

 

Sticklers for factual accuracy will point out that today is actually Wednesday not Tuesday but Clean is burning both ends of the candle so he is excused.

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We found good watering hole this afternoon. Finz is a great bar if you are looking for Mt Pleasant's answer to Maddy's. Cool spot. Great draft beer. Tell the bar keep, Taylor that you are here for CRW. He took good care of some early viper arrivals .

 

Turn right out of the resort access road......and its just before the car wash on the left.

 

 

Never seen so many Vipers on I95 on the drive down.

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Tides & Currents seminar vid coming along nicely.

Did this ever get finalized and posted? I don't see it anywhere, but it sounds like everyone has been swamped putting the final touches on everything.

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Btwx Facebook, Twitter & the live race blogs on Yachtscoring, it's all there & up to the minute.

 

 

 

Yeah - and that coverage is pathetically LAME ... wheres vids ? Where the live coverage ??

 

 

Bummer - thats all.

 

 

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Today's was forecast to be 5-6 knots building out of the North East,

 

Instead it was AWESOME from Race 1 thru Race 4. Fantastic racing.

 

A little carnage on the Viper course with a couple of boats going too close to read the "Dangerous" sign on Middle Ground.

 

More later.....the bar opens in 10.

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Congrats Justin. Good racing today. I'm really missing the Black Mamba this weekend.

 

Who is Sara Fox? She was posting on the CRW crew board for both crew, and she's smoking everyone.

 

+ 1 on the congrats, and on wanting to know who is Sara Fox.

 

Worrying up north here about the sheep.

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Based upon the PHRF A results, it appears the McConaghy 38 vs. Farr 400 debate has been settled. No Farr was ever closer than 1 minute and a half back at the finish.

 

So is it conditions, crew work or just a definitive boat speed advantage?

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I was kinda wondering why they call Charleston the "Holy City". Now I realize it is short for "Holy Crap there are a lot of hotties here!"

 

I was down here to get the boat worked up for the Atlantic Cup, but swung by the party last night. It was a great vibe. Several hundred sailors guzzling Goslings, shooting shit about the racing. Sand between the toes, some music in the background. And the actual America'ss Cup showed up. An excellent party and great vibe.

 

And apparently the racing was excellent too. Kudos to the folks who make this happen. Next time I will come down to race.

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Congrats Justin. Good racing today. I'm really missing the Black Mamba this weekend.

 

Who is Sara Fox? She was posting on the CRW crew board for both crew, and she's smoking everyone.

 

 

Ya who was that Sara Fox character anyway she smoked almost all the big boys.....don't think its hereditary

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Is this video still available somewhere? Can you share the ink?

 

Edit: My friend Mr. Google just found it for me. Any other advice is still appreciated.

 

Heading to Charleston next month... never been there and since I sail in Chicago, know even less about currents.

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers,

 

Chaos



Michael Miller's 'Tides & Currents 'Chalk Talk' is moving to video, to be posted online and available forever, in response to skippers' requests. I'll be getting to town quite early so i have a couple of days to get the video together with MM.

Good news, great numbers, and quite likely the most enjoyable CRW ever coming right up!

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