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Annapolis Bermuda Race 2014

 

The only race to Bermuda with a transit down the Chesapeake: Don’t miss 753 nautical miles of camaraderie, adventure and challenge.

 

Only three boats needed for IRC, PHRF, double-handed, cruising and one-design class starts

Race starts June 6, 2014
Entries now open

For more information:
www.annapolisbermudarace.com

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The latest in a series of seminars for preparing for the Annapolis Bermuda Race:

Navigating the ISAF regulations: How to prepare for the Annapolis - Bermuda Race

Saturday, November 2, 2013
9:00 - 12:00
Eastport Yacht Club


A2B Safety Committee Chair Mike Lehmkuhl, veteran of several A2B's, will give a presentation demystifying the safety requirements for the race including preparing for the required safety inspection. The seminar is free and do to seating limitations, RSVP s are required. RSVP to events@bermudaoceanrace.com by October 25.

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2014 Annapolis Bermuda Race Early Bird Entry Deadline Approaches

Register before January 1 and save $100

 

Sixteen competitors have already entered the 19th biennial Annapolis Bermuda Race (A2B). The entry fee is $950. Boats entering before January 1, 2014, save $100 off their registration fee.

 

A2B begins June 6, 2014, in Annapolis and finishes 753 nautical miles later in Bermuda. Entries may be made online at www.annapolisbermudarace.com. Final entry deadline is May 1, 2014. The entry fee is refundable until May 1, 2014.

 

The competition welcomes racing veterans, first-timers and cruisers. Open to any single or multi-hulled sailing yacht of more than 28 feet, Annapolis organizers are anticipating up to 50 entries. There will be PHRF, IRC, cruising, double-handed and one-design classes. Three boats in any one class qualify for a start.

 

Prior to the start of the race, several seminars will cover all aspects of preparing for the race. They are free and open to competitors and non-competitors alike.

 

Annapolis’ Eastport Yacht Club and Bermuda’s St. George’s Dinghy and Sports Club host A2B. Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies, Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather, MISEA Group, Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association, Liberté the Schooner, SpinSheet, and West Marine are sponsors.

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Pretty sure Class 3 also has the oldest boat in the fleet. The entry list says Summerwind, designed by John Alden, and the only boat with that name designed by him is a 100' schooner built in 1929.

 

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That's correct. We were hoping for a lot more breeze to get out of the bay. We may be stuck there for a while.

 

Skosh, did you guys get the crew you were hoping for? I assume so.

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Light NNW winds 5-10 kts. near Annapolis, N veering to E to S 5-10 kts. Friday night, backing to N by Saturday, veering to E Saturday afternoon, veering to SE Saturday night to S after midnight in the lower Bay, then the South 10-15 kts. Sunday, with S to SE through Monday night, veering to West on Tuesday. Wow, lots of sail changes await down the Bay. Chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday. Monday night S.E. 10-20 kts. up to 100 n.m. offshore.

 

Anyone racing NS may be seriously regretting that decision...gonna be stuck in the Bay for a long time...

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..in addition, the flood current at Cove Point, just north of the Patuxent River entrance, approximately 40 n.m. from Annapolis, starts at 8:05 P.M., with a max flood current at 10:05 P.M. It is one of the worst in the Bay (along with the current around Poole's Island), and runs about .9 knots, so the boats that are late down the middle Bay, arriving there 6 and 1/2 to 8 and 1/2 hours after the start, will be slowed further by the the current...bummer...

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So I know they wont put it on the front page, but did they find warrior's wish?

Find? Please elaborate!

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Heard that warriors wish is adrift in the atlantic, skipper was washed overboard and picked up..didn't make the start, I notice the tracker does not have them..

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So just did some searching around. Apparently he got separated from the boat last weekend during his delivery to Annapolis and USCG picked him up. Seems like there was delivery crew on board, so its not clear about how it happened or why the USCG was needed. Over the past couple of days he has been delivering it up to Annapolis for the start. Uncertain if he ended up having to drop out of the race, or if he is still in the process of getting to the starting line, or maybe his spot is not working.

 

Given the conditions, it looks like he could take his time getting sorted and still be able to catch up.

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I always feel like someone getting rescued from the water by a boat they didn't fall off of is very lucky. Glad to hear he made it. I'd like to hear more details when he's ready for that.

 

On another note, it looks like the Mini is being sailed well.

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Other than getting his first name wrong, it is an interesting read. Probably a bit disconcerting for all involved. Very glad that Don is ok, and hope he is able to get started soon.

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Incredible. What an awesome ending to what could have gone tragically wrong. Nice job to the inexperienced crew member! I hope they keep sailing after going through something like that...

 

Glad to hear Skipper is ok and still wanting to push on. Pretty amazing...

 

What are water temps in that area btw? Can't be much above 65.

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The USCG report had him about 6 miles from Cape Lookout South end of the Banks and still very much influenced by the stream which comes in quite close to shore.

 

Lucky for Don in the sense that the water temp would have been in the range of 76 degrees, but it is sort of close to shore in what sounds like some snotty weather. The wave state can get pretty hairy in there, which probably contributed to him going over board.

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So just did some searching around. Apparently he got separated from the boat last weekend during his delivery to Annapolis and USCG picked him up. Seems like there was delivery crew on board, so its not clear about how it happened or why the USCG was needed. Over the past couple of days he has been delivering it up to Annapolis for the start. Uncertain if he ended up having to drop out of the race, or if he is still in the process of getting to the starting line, or maybe his spot is not working.

 

Given the conditions, it looks like he could take his time getting sorted and still be able to catch up.

WW is listed as Withdrawn :(

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The Navy 44's continue to impress. I would never have suspected they would be competitive in under 10 knots of wind. I am sure they are very good at finding the best air. The 36.7 Bene Poco has been hanging with them.

Surprised the J-111 has not sailed away from the group in this air. Do they need to plane to be competitive?

Looks like they will have 10-15 and 10-20 most of the trip building today.

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I just don't get it. After 300+ miles of racing in light air 2-15 knots 3 PHRF 2 boats are in the lead overall as of 17:20 this afternoon. Boats that owe the front 3 40 seconds per mile are behind them. One Navy 44 which rates 81 is doing 8.2 knots while the J-46 and J-111 are doing 7.3 & 7.6.

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Not correct. You have to check the latest report time. Both Chaotic Flux and Bad Cat ( the two leaders), often have position reports that are two to fours old.

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How do you tell DTF? What I'm looking at it looks like the J/120 and J/111 are leading, but there is a north/south spread, so not so easy to tell.

 

If my math is correct the J/111 owes the Navy 44's something like 7 hours.

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I used my Navionics distance from current position to finish. Integrity the N-44 is slightly closer overall. J-111 has dropped back and one J-120 (CF) is 2nd.

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As of 14:00 today:

Integrity Navy 44 80.8 miles out

Bad Cat J-111 87.1 miles out

Chaotic Flux J-120 91.0 miles out

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Chaotic Flux has anarchist Audrey aboard.

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Medley

 

Race Status

Active Last Update Rec'd 04:10:13 PM (EDT) 06/11/14 Current speed 7.8 nts SPOT Distance covered 649.84 nm Moving Time 5:01:56 Stopped Time 0:00:44 Moving Average Speed 6.9 nts

 

Medley is doing 7.8 knots and listed as active.

Chaotic Flux may be in a good position for the finish line. They will head more southerly and harden up for more speed where the N-44 will need to fall off assuming the wind stays southerly

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Line Honors

1st in class

1st out of the bay.

 

So we didn't win overall corrected but that's hard to do with 2 navy boats in the fleet. "Position" in distance racing is more important than "DTF" in my opinion. 22-24 sail changes for us and a pedal down attitude turned out well. The sailing was actually quite pleasant when we were moving. This was a big win for the owner who's only had the boat for a couple years, and this was his first offshore effort with some new crew. I had a blast, and we almost made it 6 days w/o getting rained on.

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With Warrior's Wish not making it up for the start, I got a ride on Rover at the pre-race party on Thursday night. First time I had sailed with them was on the way out to the start. I was the only one with offshore racing experience on board, and for half the crew this was their first time offshore period. We worked our asses off and sailed the boat to a 2nd place finish in class and 4th overall. Great experience, everyone had a lot of fun on board, and we all surprised ourselves with how well we did. The goal was to not get DFL and to have a good time. We had an amazing time and getting the results we did was a great bonus.

 

Pretty good for a boat with a dodger, bimini, dacron main, and no new sails in the past 4 years....

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Why is this one run in conjunction with the Newport bermuda race?? Why not combine the 2?? Why race the annap race besides cost?? I would think that a feeder race would be more appropriate, but what do I know??

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The majority from the Chesapeake race Newport to Bermuda. Going to Newport first adds significant cost and time. 18 starters is a pretty light turn out. Newports race is 150? More? Very popular anyway

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The majority from the Chesapeake race Newport to Bermuda. Going to Newport first adds significant cost and time. 18 starters is a pretty light turn out. Newports race is 150? More? Very popular anyway

It would help to look at a map hu?? Just got back from there and thought they were a bit closer together.

 

Cary on, nothing to see here.....

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