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So honestly, how big a slog is this to head SW afterwards? Otherwise, it sounds like a great time!

 

Many of us are going to cruise the south shore of Newfoundland (which is spectacular) and then head for the Bras D'Or lakes of Cape Breton, which is also spectacular, after the race. If you have time to do it, it's highly recommended!

 

I had a look at your blog and your McCurdy Rhodes 46 would be a sweet ride for the race!

 

PM me if I can be of assistance.

 

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So honestly, how big a slog is this to head SW afterwards? Otherwise, it sounds like a great time!

 

Many of us are going to cruise the south shore of Newfoundland (which is spectacular) and then head for the Bras D'Or lakes of Cape Breton, which is also spectacular, after the race. If you have time to do it, it's highly recommended!

 

I had a look at your blog and your McCurdy Rhodes 46 would be a sweet ride for the race!

 

PM me if I can be of assistance.

 

 

Thanks! I guess it depends on how long it takes me to get home! I know, I know...I shouldn't be focused on deadlines. ;)

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Any other boats originating near Newport for the ride to Halifax?

I see there is a non-spin division; is this viable given prevailing winds?

 

Mantra, a Little Harbour 51, raced non-spin in 2008 and took it all, and there's lots of cruisers doing the 2012 race. The last two races have been fast beam reaches most of the way.

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Any other boats originating near Newport for the ride to Halifax?

I see there is a non-spin division; is this viable given prevailing winds?

 

Mantra, a Little Harbour 51, raced non-spin in 2008 and took it all, and there's lots of cruisers doing the 2012 race. The last two races have been fast beam reaches most of the way.

Heck Mung, I don't think you'll even be the only McCurdy & Rhodes in that division. :)

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Any other boats originating near Newport for the ride to Halifax?

Yes, us. The boat is at Parker's on Cape Cod for the winter, we' ll bring her near Newport to prep and provision for the trip to Halifax.

 

Given our small, family crew and varnish hog boat, we're going white sails for the race. I wish the cruisers were allowed an asym, but we'll bring that for the cruising part.

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Any other boats originating near Newport for the ride to Halifax?

Yes, us. The boat is at Parker's on Cape Cod for the winter, we' ll bring her near Newport to prep and provision for the trip to Halifax.

 

Given our small, family crew and varnish hog boat, we're going white sails for the race. I wish the cruisers were allowed an asym, but we'll bring that for the cruising part.

 

CL - Parker's is a terrific yard! Nice family. Are you sailing back to Maine or further south afterward? I might do this race simply because we haven't finalized downwind inventory yet.

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Any other boats originating near Newport for the ride to Halifax?

Yes, us. The boat is at Parker's on Cape Cod for the winter, we' ll bring her near Newport to prep and provision for the trip to Halifax.

 

Given our small, family crew and varnish hog boat, we're going white sails for the race. I wish the cruisers were allowed an asym, but we'll bring that for the cruising part.

 

CL - Parker's is a terrific yard! Nice family. Are you sailing back to Maine or further south afterward? I might do this race simply because we haven't finalized downwind inventory yet.

I really don't know yet. My plan (so far) is to cruise the south coast of Newfoundland after the race, then come back through the Bras D'or lakes. After that, I hope to be open, although a couple of business committments may have me traveling back and forth.

 

So far I'm very happy with Parker's, so the plan would be to end up back there by season's end.

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The next CYA-ISAF personal offshore safety and sea survival course is the weekend of April 21/22, 2012. You can see all the details at www.seasurvival.ca.

 

See you all at the finish line!

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Nice event last Friday night. The Big Guy really enjoyed himself.

 

Registered for my Safety at Sea seminar yesterday, and starting to get pumped. Just over 2 months!

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32 entries now! There's still a bunch who haven't registered yet. Could be looking at 40+!

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Nice event last Friday night. The Big Guy really enjoyed himself.

 

Registered for my Safety at Sea seminar yesterday, and starting to get pumped. Just over 2 months!

 

Which one are you attending?

 

HW

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Nice event last Friday night. The Big Guy really enjoyed himself.

 

Registered for my Safety at Sea seminar yesterday, and starting to get pumped. Just over 2 months!

 

Which one are you attending?

 

HW

 

Survival Systems in Dartmouth*

 

*turns out I'm actually NOT registered. By the time Gumby tried to register me, the course for May 16th was full, and I can't make the June 20th one. :( Oh well, on the waiting list, and if I can't make it this year, I'll make it next time.

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Did you try these guys?

Linky

 

 

Checked them out, but not available on the May dates either.

 

Sucks to be so popular. :lol:

 

Ok, sucks to have to work weekends every now and then.

 

 

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Nice event last Friday night. The Big Guy really enjoyed himself.

 

Registered for my Safety at Sea seminar yesterday, and starting to get pumped. Just over 2 months!

 

Which one are you attending?

 

HW

 

Survival Systems in Dartmouth*

 

*turns out I'm actually NOT registered. By the time Gumby tried to register me, the course for May 16th was full, and I can't make the June 20th one. :( Oh well, on the waiting list, and if I can't make it this year, I'll make it next time.

 

Ouch, that's really unfortunate. Hopefully we'll see you on the 16th though! Is your SAS still valid if you don't renew this year?

 

HW

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Nice event last Friday night. The Big Guy really enjoyed himself.

 

Registered for my Safety at Sea seminar yesterday, and starting to get pumped. Just over 2 months!

 

Which one are you attending?

 

HW

 

Survival Systems in Dartmouth*

 

*turns out I'm actually NOT registered. By the time Gumby tried to register me, the course for May 16th was full, and I can't make the June 20th one. :( Oh well, on the waiting list, and if I can't make it this year, I'll make it next time.

 

Ouch, that's really unfortunate. Hopefully we'll see you on the 16th though! Is your SAS still valid if you don't renew this year?

 

HW

 

Yes, crossing my fingers. Have the day tentatively booked off work.

 

I've never taken a SAS course. This will be my first one. If by chance I do make it, I'll be the blonde reminding Gumby "Women and children first!"

 

 

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Nice event last Friday night. The Big Guy really enjoyed himself.

 

Registered for my Safety at Sea seminar yesterday, and starting to get pumped. Just over 2 months!

 

Which one are you attending?

 

HW

 

Survival Systems in Dartmouth*

 

*turns out I'm actually NOT registered. By the time Gumby tried to register me, the course for May 16th was full, and I can't make the June 20th one. :( Oh well, on the waiting list, and if I can't make it this year, I'll make it next time.

 

Ouch, that's really unfortunate. Hopefully we'll see you on the 16th though! Is your SAS still valid if you don't renew this year?

 

HW

 

Yes, crossing my fingers. Have the day tentatively booked off work.

 

I've never taken a SAS course. This will be my first one. If by chance I do make it, I'll be the blonde reminding Gumby "Women and children first!"

 

 

 

Ditto, and wouldn't that include him? laugh.gif

 

HW

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Which one are you attending?

 

HW

 

Survival Systems in Dartmouth*

 

*turns out I'm actually NOT registered. By the time Gumby tried to register me, the course for May 16th was full, and I can't make the June 20th one. :( Oh well, on the waiting list, and if I can't make it this year, I'll make it next time.

 

Ouch, that's really unfortunate. Hopefully we'll see you on the 16th though! Is your SAS still valid if you don't renew this year?

 

HW

 

Yes, crossing my fingers. Have the day tentatively booked off work.

 

I've never taken a SAS course. This will be my first one. If by chance I do make it, I'll be the blonde reminding Gumby "Women and children first!"

 

 

 

Ditto, and wouldn't that include him? laugh.gif

 

HW

 

He's extremely well behaved for a man. He's definitely the adult in our relationship. :lol:

 

(And just in case he reads this: Please can I have a kitten!!!)

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Hey Racers,

 

Air St Pierre has a special flight leaving the island (for Halifax) on the morning of the 15th at 9:30 local time. 20% discount for racers. I've got my ticket.

 

Go the Dogsled.

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Nice event last Friday night. The Big Guy really enjoyed himself.

 

Registered for my Safety at Sea seminar yesterday, and starting to get pumped. Just over 2 months!

 

Which one are you attending?

 

HW

 

Survival Systems in Dartmouth*

 

*turns out I'm actually NOT registered. By the time Gumby tried to register me, the course for May 16th was full, and I can't make the June 20th one. :( Oh well, on the waiting list, and if I can't make it this year, I'll make it next time.

 

Ouch, that's really unfortunate. Hopefully we'll see you on the 16th though! Is your SAS still valid if you don't renew this year?

 

HW

 

Got the call yesterday--a spot opened up for next week, so I'll be there. L)

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Kickoff party at Durty Nelly's! 5 July 1900 till??? Double decker bus leaves RNSYS at 1830 for downtown.

Bands, Beer, Goslings, and good times!

Hit it!

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Congrats to the Dogsled on their win in Class 4, let's see another bullet in this race boys!

 

HW

 

The Bermuda crew set a very high bar indeed!

 

See you all in 2 weeks.

 

Go the Dogsled!

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Seems to me the big yellow boat never has a problem finding crew. If people will pay to play on the 'Sled, what's it to you? Daddy wouldn't cough up the cash?

 

 

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It's the new (personal) safety gear that cost me on this race.

 

 

I didn't pay more than I expected to pay for provisioning, which wound up being around the same as for the full circuit of Marblehead.

 

HW

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Perhaps now that the boat's a winner the owner will think he can charge people more in order to race on the boat.

 

Wes, I don't know what to say, other than I don't see myself inclined to help you ever again. Take your sour grapes and shove them up your ass.

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There's a truckload of Classe 40's here in Halifax right now. I made some inquiries to their Class about doing the St Pierre race but they are all eventually headed to Quebec City for the St Malo race.

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Perhaps now that the boat's a winner the owner will think he can charge people more in order to race on the boat.

 

Wes, I don't know what to say, other than I don't see myself inclined to help you ever again. Take your sour grapes and shove them up your ass.

 

Thank you, whoever you are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Perhaps now that the boat's a winner the owner will think he can charge people more in order to race on the boat.

 

Wes, I don't know what to say, other than I don't see myself inclined to help you ever again. Take your sour grapes and shove them up your ass.

 

How is that an insult or even a slight? Higher demand results in suppliers being able to set a higher price. I'm praising his abilities as a sailor who needs to both be competitive and cover his bills. Nothing wrong with that. Congratulations on your win man and thanks for the helping me try to get mine.

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Well, you may wish to put more effort into learning how to express yourself using only the written word because I can promise you that the only person who interpreted that post as praise was you.

 

 

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Perhaps now that the boat's a winner the owner will think he can charge people more in order to race on the boat.

 

Wes, I don't know what to say, other than I don't see myself inclined to help you ever again. Take your sour grapes and shove them up your ass.

 

How is that an insult or even a slight? Higher demand results in suppliers being able to set a higher price. I'm praising his abilities as a sailor who needs to both be competitive and cover his bills. Nothing wrong with that. Congratulations on your win man and thanks for the helping me try to get mine.

 

Since at least two of us, older (Nautigirl, I assume you're older than 21, albeit just barely) and wiser than you, read the same thing into what you said, I suggest you look deeply at the tone and intention of your message. Get back to us when you understand and can explain to the group what you meant to say. In the meantime, I will take what you said at face value, and call you a poor sport.

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Well, you may wish to put more effort into learning how to express yourself using only the written word because I can promise you that the only person who interpreted that post as praise was you.

 

 

 

Or maybe you shouldn't be so quick to judge. Interesting that people around here tend to jump to the negative.

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Well, you may wish to put more effort into learning how to express yourself using only the written word because I can promise you that the only person who interpreted that post as praise was you.

 

 

 

Or maybe you shouldn't be so quick to judge. Interesting that people around here tend to jump to the negative.

 

the owner will think he can charge people more in order to race on the boat

 

So I take it that until he won his class in Bermuda, you felt that he wasn't charging enough? That a ride on Dogsled was vastly undervalued to this point, but now he'll wake up and demand a fair price for a spot on his rail?

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Since at least two of us, older (Nautigirl, I assume you're older than 21, albeit just barely) and wiser than you, read the same thing into what you said, I suggest you look deeply at the tone and intention of your message. Get back to us when you understand and can explain to the group what you meant to say. In the meantime, I will take what you said at face value, and call you a poor sport.

 

Well, aren't you sweet, but I'm no where near 21!

 

The wonderful thing about growing up is you learn to spend more time worried about what you're doing and what you think, and less time worrying about what other folks are doing and thinking.

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This time next week, we'll probably be nursing hangovers.

 

DYC is hosting a TGIF tonight to recongize the members participating in the race. Looking forward to that. :)

 

 

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This time next week, we'll probably be nursing hangovers.

 

DYC is hosting a TGIF tonight to recongize the members participating in the race. Looking forward to that. :)

 

 

 

 

Cool! What time does it start?

 

btw Keel Trimmer - Nice post on the front page!

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This time next week, we'll probably be nursing hangovers.

 

DYC is hosting a TGIF tonight to recongize the members participating in the race. Looking forward to that. :)

 

 

 

 

Cool! What time does it start?

 

btw Keel Trimmer - Nice post on the front page!

 

6:00ish. (It's a steak & lobster TGIF. If you want to eat, maybe call Gumby, as we had to order in advance. Of course, you can always drop by and just drink)

 

I think it's a nice gesture on the part of the club to do a little something for the 3 DYC boats participating, with the added bonus of making the whole membership aware of the event. I overheard that they're going to present us with little parting gifts. I really do love our club. :)

 

So much to do before next weekend!

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This time next week, we'll probably be nursing hangovers.

 

DYC is hosting a TGIF tonight to recongize the members participating in the race. Looking forward to that. :)

 

 

 

 

Cool! What time does it start?

 

btw Keel Trimmer - Nice post on the front page!

 

6:00ish. (It's a steak & lobster TGIF. If you want to eat, maybe call Gumby, as we had to order in advance. Of course, you can always drop by and just drink)

 

I think it's a nice gesture on the part of the club to do a little something for the 3 DYC boats participating, with the added bonus of making the whole membership aware of the event. I overheard that they're going to present us with little parting gifts. I really do love our club. :)

 

So much to do before next weekend!

 

Superb! Will try to make it for pints.

 

Don't forget the Durty Nelly's kick off on Thursday Night! (Rum Squall!)

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This time next week, we'll probably be nursing hangovers.

 

DYC is hosting a TGIF tonight to recongize the members participating in the race. Looking forward to that. :)

 

 

 

 

Cool! What time does it start?

 

btw Keel Trimmer - Nice post on the front page!

 

6:00ish. (It's a steak & lobster TGIF. If you want to eat, maybe call Gumby, as we had to order in advance. Of course, you can always drop by and just drink)

 

I think it's a nice gesture on the part of the club to do a little something for the 3 DYC boats participating, with the added bonus of making the whole membership aware of the event. I overheard that they're going to present us with little parting gifts. I really do love our club. :)

 

So much to do before next weekend!

 

Superb! Will try to make it for pints.

 

Don't forget the Durty Nelly's kick off on Thursday Night! (Rum Squall!)

 

Most certainly have not forgotten about it--bought myself something pretty and new to wear. (any excuse ;) )

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Party hard for me NautiGirl, I don't get in until Sat night, so unfortunately the only pre-race festivities I'll be able to attend is the breakfast Sunday morning dry.gif

 

Didn't know you were based out of DYC now, always thought you were out of the Royal

 

See you on the race course!

 

HW

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This time next week, we'll probably be nursing hangovers.

 

I'm not arriving until late Friday night, so I hope all of you local folks will do me the great favor of not drinking all of the rum before I get there!

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Party hard for me NautiGirl, I don't get in until Sat night, so unfortunately the only pre-race festivities I'll be able to attend is the breakfast Sunday morning dry.gif

 

Didn't know you were based out of DYC now, always thought you were out of the Royal

 

See you on the race course!

 

HW

 

I would argue I'm not a member of either, though up until Gumby, I raced mostly out of RNSYS.

 

The people at DYC heartily argue otherwise, and have declared me to be a DYCer (via shacking up).

 

SYC is still one of my fav clubs though. :)

 

This time next week, we'll probably be nursing hangovers.

 

I'm not arriving until late Friday night, so I hope all of you local folks will do me the great favor of not drinking all of the rum before I get there!

 

 

Any interest in planing a SA hour/night when we get to St. Pierre? We'd be happy to host on Vagrant.

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Any interest in planing a SA hour/night when we get to St. Pierre? We'd be happy to host on Vagrant.

 

That sounds like a great idea. Count me in!

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Any interest in planing a SA hour/night when we get to St. Pierre? We'd be happy to host on Vagrant.

 

That sounds like a great idea. Count me in!

 

 

'k. We'll touch base on this thread once we arrive. Lots of crews will want to have crew dinners and/or dinner with their host families. Worst case scenario is Team Vagrant will host a pre-awards night happy hour, unless Sea Smoke wishes to have the honours. I do think SA drinkies are in order though.

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Any interest in planing a SA hour/night when we get to St. Pierre? We'd be happy to host on Vagrant.

 

That sounds like a great idea. Count me in!

 

 

'k. We'll touch base on this thread once we arrive. Lots of crews will want to have crew dinners and/or dinner with their host families. Worst case scenario is Team Vagrant will host a pre-awards night happy hour, unless Sea Smoke wishes to have the honours. I do think SA drinkies are in order though.

 

In In In.

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This time next week, we'll probably be nursing hangovers.

 

I'm not arriving until late Friday night, so I hope all of you local folks will do me the great favor of not drinking all of the rum before I get there!

 

Head straight to RNSYS! The pool party (sponsored by Goslings) should be at full speed by then!

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Well, a week until race day and Team Vagrant is down a crew following a bit of a medical emergency after last night's practice sail.

 

so disappointed for our missing crewmate--he was really pumped about this race and we'll miss having him with us. On the bright side, he's doing ok and it could have been much, much worse.

 

So now to find another crew to fill us out. :(

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I have a question - I've heard about and been looking forward to being adopted for a week by a 'host' family. But when I go to the race website, I see no mention of that, only a link to (a nice selection of reasonably priced) hotels and pensions. Anyone have the low down on what actually happens?

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I have a question - I've heard about and been looking forward to being adopted for a week by a 'host' family. But when I go to the race website, I see no mention of that, only a link to (a nice selection of reasonably priced) hotels and pensions. Anyone have the low down on what actually happens?

 

When you arrive, your host family will be waiting on the dock. They'll give you a welcome bag (which includes champagne and usually wine). They will check in on the boat every day, usually invite you over for supper, let you do your laundry at their house, drive crew to the airport, etc. Some are more involved than others. 2 years ago, we finished around 1400, and our guy went and bought us french break, duck pate, sandwiches, better wine and pastries for the crew. They were just wonderful. They are also invited to the awards dinner. We'll be bringing some Canadian treats for our host family, including a crew jacket and crew shirts. They really do make you feel welcome.

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I have a question - I've heard about and been looking forward to being adopted for a week by a 'host' family. But when I go to the race website, I see no mention of that, only a link to (a nice selection of reasonably priced) hotels and pensions. Anyone have the low down on what actually happens?

 

When you arrive, your host family will be waiting on the dock. They'll give you a welcome bag (which includes champagne and usually wine). They will check in on the boat every day, usually invite you over for supper, let you do your laundry at their house, drive crew to the airport, etc. Some are more involved than others. 2 years ago, we finished around 1400, and our guy went and bought us french break, duck pate, sandwiches, better wine and pastries for the crew. They were just wonderful. They are also invited to the awards dinner. We'll be bringing some Canadian treats for our host family, including a crew jacket and crew shirts. They really do make you feel welcome.

 

Thanks. I was going to bring some quintessentially American stuff, tbd, in anticipation of their hospitality. My boat is turning around as soon as the skipper and his partner get a night's sleep, so I'll need to avail myself of the accommodations upon arrival.

 

Looking forward to meeting you, NautiGirl, and all your friends.

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Psyched to watch you guys do this race, NautiGirl. Sail fast and sail safe.

 

M

 

 

Merci my ocean racing Sensi!

You know, we still have an open spot on our crew if you'd like to take next week off. ;):lol:

Wine and foie gras. Just sayin'

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Psyched to watch you guys do this race, NautiGirl. Sail fast and sail safe.

 

M

 

 

Merci my ocean racing Sensi!

You know, we still have an open spot on our crew if you'd like to take next week off. ;):lol:

Wine and foie gras. Just sayin'

 

 

Tempting.... very, very tempting. Unfortunately I have a little matter of a work project three years in the making to deal with.

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Psyched to watch you guys do this race, NautiGirl. Sail fast and sail safe.

 

M

 

 

Merci my ocean racing Sensi!

You know, we still have an open spot on our crew if you'd like to take next week off. ;):lol:

Wine and foie gras. Just sayin'

 

 

Tempting.... very, very tempting. Unfortunately I have a little matter of a work project three years in the making to deal with.

 

Je comprends completement. Une autre fois....

 

In the meantime, I'll make do with channelling that Rail Meat "Go Fast" spirit. :)

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Wonder how much worse I would feel today if I'd used the drink tickets I keep finding in my purse?

 

Race the Cape sounds interesting. I can see us doing that next year.

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Awesome day for the start, winds > 20 knots and clear sky! Here are some pics, anyone actually in the race, PM me your spin colors and I'll see if I took a picture of your boat...

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Link to the race tracker here

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If you didn't like that race, well, you should just give up sailing! 3 days of sun and fun, wow!

Parties have been off the hook so far. Grand Prix inshore race today!

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Saint Pierre is without a doubt the most enjoyable destination I have ever sailed to. The people are so kind and so welcoming it's hard to describe. I really cannot say enough positive things about the island and residents - you just have to do the race to know what I mean.

 

I plan to come back here for a month and telecommute - I may do it every year till I retire.

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You earned that one! We watched you for hours trying to unfuck those halyards. Nice work!

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Most Valuable Crewmember, RHSP 2012

 

Hopefully I can keep this up

 

HW

 

Yours Truly personally delivered the form to your skipper (he'd lost his package). So proud of you. I'd go to sea with you any day, even before this race. I have pics of AM accepting the award on your behalf.

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Team Vagrant checking in. Well, what a race. Doing laundry in Baddeck and one of our crew's wife keeps asking me why I didn't bring shorts (I'm wearing a short sundress not conducive to getting on and off the boat). She doesn't seem to get that I did in fact bring 4 pairs of shorts, but ended up wearing them all during the race and in St. Pierre. That just never happens.

 

Great to meet new American friends (and to share my cuban stogies with you!)

 

Oh, and by the way

 

WE WON! :D Those Rail Meat "go fast" thoughts really worked!

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