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Charleston Race Week! - Woo Hoo!!

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If I actually had a bucket list, (which I don't); this regatta would be in the top 5, I reckon. For my upcoming 60th birthday, our 25 yo daughter, who is very involved with several Charleston area fleets, has promised to get me a ride. So I'm very much looking forward to it, and also to hooking up for an adult beverage, and serious swapping of lies, with any local anarchists. :D

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Been to Charleston a few times now, love the place, stayed at Meeting Place Inn once, lovely.

Is the Battery a good place to watch the racing?

Best place to watch is from an RC boat, and they are usually looking for volunteers.

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If I actually had a bucket list, (which I don't); this regatta would be in the top 5, I reckon. For my upcoming 60th birthday, our 25 yo daughter, who is very involved with several Charleston area fleets, has promised to get me a ride. So I'm very much looking forward to it, and also to hooking up for an adult beverage, and serious swapping of lies, with any local anarchists. :D

 

As a parent you have created a great daughter! Well done. Enjoy the racing!

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Been to Charleston a few times now, love the place, stayed at Meeting Place Inn once, lovely.

Is the Battery a good place to watch the racing?

Best place to watch is from an RC boat, and they are usually looking for volunteers.

Thanks, won't be this year as doing a Rochester, Toronto, Destin, Hilton Head, Rochester, Toronto round robin by car.

 

Suggest anyone visiting Charleston take afternoon tea on the veranda of Meeting Place Inn overlooking the Battery, it's old school Charleston.

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We'll make this the official CRW thread.

 

Just finished the schedule for our live coverage of the event. Much more to come.

 

Sailing Anarchy World Tour Presented By Sperry - Charleston Live Coverage Calendar

April 11: Fort2Battery Race
1300-1430: Live from the beach - interviews and forecast
1500-1530: Fort 2 Battery Race Commentated Video

April 16: Sperry Charleston Race Week - Registration Day
1730: Skipper’s Briefing Video
1800: Welcome Ceremony Video

April 17: Sperry Charleston Race Week - Day One
1030: Conditions, intro, sponsors, forecast, preview video
1100-1500: Commentated racing video
1800-1845: Talk show/round table 1 (TBA)

April 18: Sperry Charleston Race Week - Day Two
1030: Conditions, intro, sponsors, forecast, day one video highlights
1100-1600: Commentated racing video
1800-1845: Brian Carlin Team Vestas Wind Multimedia Presentation and Q&A

April 19: Sperry Charleston Race Week - Final Day
1030: Conditions, intro, sponsors, forecast, day two video highlights
1100-1500: Commentated racing video
1630: Awards Presentation/closing ceremony

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If I actually had a bucket list, (which I don't); this regatta would be in the top 5, I reckon. For my upcoming 60th birthday, our 25 yo daughter, who is very involved with several Charleston area fleets, has promised to get me a ride. So I'm very much looking forward to it, and also to hooking up for an adult beverage, and serious swapping of lies, with any local anarchists. :D

Have a dock out at Folly but my boat is down in Fl so will be visiting. I just turned 60 and probably could lubricate a few old stories with you

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We have gotten several emails the last few days asking if people order now can they get team shirts in time for CRW. The answer is absolutely yes. If you order by next week (March 29-April 3) we will be able to complete your order and deliver in time for the event. UPF 50+ Pro-Tech and matching Elite Polos make a great looking combination for on and off the water festivities. The Pro-Tech are more than 60% off right now when you use coupon code BEST CREW at checkout. That means you get the best tech shirt on the market for under $25 INCLUDING YOUR LOGO. The VMG 1/4 zip Elite for those teams wanting a brand new and fresh look. Get on it people! The clock is ticking...

 

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I had to bail out, rotator cuff's gone wonky :(; meeting at sawbones on Wednesday, but I have a pretty good idea what the MRI will show; went through similar event about 5 years ago... Maybe next year... :rolleyes:

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What's all the fuss about, regarding this event, dare I ask?

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We have gotten several emails the last few days asking if people order now can they get team shirts in time for CRW. The answer is absolutely yes. If you order by next week (March 29-April 3) we will be able to complete your order and deliver in time for the event. UPF 50+ Pro-Tech and matching Elite Polos make a great looking combination for on and off the water festivities. The Pro-Tech are more than 60% off right now when you use coupon code BEST CREW at checkout. That means you get the best tech shirt on the market for under $25 INCLUDING YOUR LOGO. The VMG 1/4 zip Elite for those teams wanting a brand new and fresh look. Get on it people! The clock is ticking...

 

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Four team orders left today and should be to folks by the weekend :-). Thanks for the orders people.

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I was just about to bitch and complain about how Dry Armour sells haberdashery in every fucking thread,

and then someone asked me where to get some crew gear. I couldnt recall his name for a moment (Had a

block) and then I thought to meeself, 'Oh yeah, that fuckhead on SA who trys to sell underwear on every

fucking thread'. The power of blitz advertising. So there you go mark, you fucker, I gave you a reference

and someone will be buying wicking panties or some shit from you. You;re welcome

I wont be able to look Martha straight in the face now.

Just thought I would share

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I thought to meeself, 'Oh yeah, that fuckhead on SA who trys to sell underwear on every

fucking thread'.

Fuckere! That made me laffe. :)

 

II wont be able to look Martha straight in the face now.

 

You onley be ashammed if stolle them oute M's dressere. :)

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I was just about to bitch and complain about how Dry Armour sells haberdashery in every fucking thread,

and then someone asked me where to get some crew gear. I couldnt recall his name for a moment (Had a

block) and then I thought to meeself, 'Oh yeah, that fuckhead on SA who trys to sell underwear on every

fucking thread'. The power of blitz advertising. So there you go mark, you fucker, I gave you a reference

and someone will be buying wicking panties or some shit from you. You;re welcome

I wont be able to look Martha straight in the face now.

Just thought I would share

 

Edith- I love you too babe. Thank you for the referral. We'll make them some killer crew kit.

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What's all the fuss about, regarding this event, dare I ask?

 

Biggest regatta in north america

 

200 boats on four courses inside a 4 mile long harbor

 

50-75 boats offshore on three courses

 

25-50 boats in 'cruising class' sailing pursuit around the harbor and outside

 

Massive beach parties every night, open pour included in regatta

 

Best looking and highest concentration of women at any non-college regatta

 

Charleston voted America's #1 travel destination by Travel & Leisure last year

 

SA has been a long time partner of the event.

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What's all the fuss about, regarding this event, dare I ask?

Biggest regatta in north america

 

200 boats on four courses inside a 4 mile long harbor

 

50-75 boats offshore on three courses

 

25-50 boats in 'cruising class' sailing pursuit around the harbor and outside

 

Massive beach parties every night, open pour included in regatta

 

Best looking and highest concentration of women at any non-college regatta

 

Charleston voted America's #1 travel destination by Travel & Leisure last year

 

SA has been a long time partner of the event.

All of this. It's awesome. By far the most fun I've had at a regatta. Very laid back and extremely well run.

 

Only downside is the lumpy hour+ ride out to the offshore course. Open bar rum all afternoon + partying all night downtown = MISERABLE ride out to the race course in the morning.

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What's all the fuss about, regarding this event, dare I ask?

 

SA has been a long time partner of the event.

 

? No mention of SA on their sponsors page ? :(

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I got my first taste of Viper 640 sailing at CRW, and it has all gone downwind since then! :)

 

Have fun!

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My ride for Charleston has fallen through due to logistics. I've got flights but no ride or hotel. Anyone looking for crew? I'm 6'2" 210. AfFt bowman.

 

Experience includes vipers j70 tp52 super 30 etc...

My ride for Charleston has fallen through due to logistics. I've got flights but no ride or hotel. Anyone looking for crew? I'm 6'2" 210. AfFt bowman.

 

Experience includes vipers j70 tp52 super 30 etc...

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Biggest regatta in north america

 

 

 

200 boats on four courses inside a 4 mile long harbor

 

50-75 boats offshore on three courses

 

25-50 boats in 'cruising class' sailing pursuit around the harbor and outside

 

Massive beach parties every night, open pour included in regatta

 

Best looking and highest concentration of women at any non-college regatta

 

Charleston voted America's #1 travel destination by Travel & Leisure last year

 

SA has been a long time partner of the event.

 

 

Biggest Regatta in North America? If you're counting boats, SF's Three Bridge Fiasco drew 387 boats this year. Just sayin'.

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Biggest regatta in north america

 

 

 

200 boats on four courses inside a 4 mile long harbor

 

50-75 boats offshore on three courses

 

25-50 boats in 'cruising class' sailing pursuit around the harbor and outside

 

Massive beach parties every night, open pour included in regatta

 

Best looking and highest concentration of women at any non-college regatta

 

Charleston voted America's #1 travel destination by Travel & Leisure last year

 

SA has been a long time partner of the event.

 

 

Biggest Regatta in North America? If you're counting boats, SF's Three Bridge Fiasco drew 387 boats this year. Just sayin'.

 

 

Like us, they don't call distance races 'regattas', because they aren't. In Italy, every race is called a regata, but this is America, dammit, and I want some freedom fries.

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From an actual dictionary...

 

Full Definition of REGATTA

: a rowing, speedboat, or sailing race or a series of such races
So yeah, a regatta can consist of one race. :)
Either way, sounds like a really fun event. I'm sure there will be plenty of drunken debauchery. Has anyone been assigned to check the police blotter?

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From an actual dictionary...

 

Full Definition of REGATTA

: a rowing, speedboat, or sailing race or a series of such races
So yeah, a regatta can consist of one race. :)
Either way, sounds like a really fun event. I'm sure there will be plenty of drunken debauchery. Has anyone been assigned to check the police blotter?

 

 

Your facts have no place here!!!!

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From an actual dictionary...

 

Full Definition of REGATTA

: a rowing, speedboat, or sailing race or a series of such races
So yeah, a regatta can consist of one race. :)
Either way, sounds like a really fun event. I'm sure there will be plenty of drunken debauchery. Has anyone been assigned to check the police blotter?

 

 

I don't know if the CPD arrests are public and fun like Key West's is, but it's a shame you've never been to this one BH. Put it on the list, I promise you won't regret it.

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Biggest regatta in north america

 

 

 

200 boats on four courses inside a 4 mile long harbor

 

50-75 boats offshore on three courses

 

25-50 boats in 'cruising class' sailing pursuit around the harbor and outside

 

Massive beach parties every night, open pour included in regatta

 

Best looking and highest concentration of women at any non-college regatta

 

Charleston voted America's #1 travel destination by Travel & Leisure last year

 

SA has been a long time partner of the event.

Biggest Regatta in North America? If you're counting boats, SF's Three Bridge Fiasco drew 387 boats this year. Just sayin'.

 

 

Biggest regatta in north america

 

 

 

200 boats on four courses inside a 4 mile long harbor

 

50-75 boats offshore on three courses

 

25-50 boats in 'cruising class' sailing pursuit around the harbor and outside

 

Massive beach parties every night, open pour included in regatta

 

Best looking and highest concentration of women at any non-college regatta

 

Charleston voted America's #1 travel destination by Travel & Leisure last year

 

SA has been a long time partner of the event.

Biggest Regatta in North America? If you're counting boats, SF's Three Bridge Fiasco drew 387 boats this year. Just sayin'.

 

 

Yes but SA is not a 'long term partner' of that event like it is a partner of CRW

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Yes but SA is not a 'long term partner' of that event like it is a partner of CRW

 

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Either that, or we don't call single races 'regattas' and have had that policy for 15 years, and you are a moron.

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BTW, the VIP party is now on Thursday night about 10 minutes from the resort in Mt. P (on the way to Sullivan's). Free booze, music, BBQ, dancing girls, hundreds of giveaways, and a contest to win a year-long sponsorship for your team from Sperry and SA.

 

Thursday 830 PM to midnight. IS my birthday party as well.

 

More to come.

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SeaCan (Seascape 27) already on its way with 300 miles done (by car!!). All Anarchists are welcome to drop by and see us! Looking forward to a great weekend!

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Yes but SA is not a 'long term partner' of that event like it is a partner of CRW

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Either that, or we don't call single races 'regattas' and have had that policy for 15 years, and you are a moron.

Where is the interview on the dismssted Alberg 35 guy for CA? Afraid to match wits with him and be shown up? 😄

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Fort2Battery Race will be live in a few hours.

 

Here is the race broadcast window:

 


Here is the live from the beach window.

 


 

 


Yes but SA is not a 'long term partner' of that event like it is a partner of CRW
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Either that, or we don't call single races 'regattas' and have had that policy for 15 years, and you are a moron.
Where is the interview on the dismssted Alberg 35 guy for CA? Afraid to match wits with him and be shown up?

 

engrish?

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Clean,

Simple question, are you proud of yesterday's coverage? It seems you've taken a step back (yes, I realize it's a tough race to cover). Camera work would have been better hand-held by Michael J Fox. Little Rascals quality at best. Sorry, because I know you're better. If you're going to do something, do it the best you can. Don't complain about the limits of money or technology the day after. Watching that video was nothing but "they had a good breeze and a foiling kite won." Full stop.

 

You're better than that.

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2 days and a wake up!

 

Sail Safe!

I know...

1 day and a wake up call!

 

If the boat you are sailing on had any sense, they won't wake you up!

What boat you on, I will stop by and say hi to your sorry ass?

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missing Salty Mikes, Missing no see em's, missing the best party venue created by man or God, missing the best food in America, missing the best little walking town south of Newport, missing 3:1 pretty girls, missing the best sailing on the planet, missing the up close and wonderful glimpsps of HPR racing machines, missing alot of buddies from around the country, missing the cut on a rough hangover morning, missing the late nights, missing the nav station down below with coffee headed to the offshore circles, missing laughing with our crew till it hurts, missing randomness, missing Charleston Cab Drivers at 1 am, missing Halls, missing Pearlz, missing the sunsets from Patriot Point, missing cocktails overlooking the Yorktown, missing wandering the streets of Charlston, missing sand in my flip flops, missing sunburns, missing dolphins in the bay, missing being strongarmed by Clean and Rev for post race druken innerviews, missing it all this year and God Damnt I miss it-

 

Good luck to everyone competing this year, I'll see ya next year.

 

Weez

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Clean,

Simple question, are you proud of yesterday's coverage? It seems you've taken a step back (yes, I realize it's a tough race to cover). Camera work would have been better hand-held by Michael J Fox. Little Rascals quality at best. Sorry, because I know you're better. If you're going to do something, do it the best you can. Don't complain about the limits of money or technology the day after. Watching that video was nothing but "they had a good breeze and a foiling kite won." Full stop.

 

You're better than that.

 

Just a one man show at 28 knots mate, not much else I can do. next year will be a different set up, from shore. you just can't follow at that speed without a wave-piercing cat, of which there are precisely zero here. not proud of the production quality, but pleased it happened and happy to stream the race for the first time!

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missing Salty Mikes, Missing no see em's, missing the best party venue created by man or God, missing the best food in America, missing the best little walking town south of Newport, missing 3:1 pretty girls, missing the best sailing on the planet, missing the up close and wonderful glimpsps of HPR racing machines, missing alot of buddies from around the country, missing the cut on a rough hangover morning, missing the late nights, missing the nav station down below with coffee headed to the offshore circles, missing laughing with our crew till it hurts, missing randomness, missing Charleston Cab Drivers at 1 am, missing Halls, missing Pearlz, missing the sunsets from Patriot Point, missing cocktails overlooking the Yorktown, missing wandering the streets of Charlston, missing sand in my flip flops, missing sunburns, missing dolphins in the bay, missing being strongarmed by Clean and Rev for post race druken innerviews, missing it all this year and God Damnt I miss it-

 

Good luck to everyone competing this year, I'll see ya next year.

 

Weez

:(

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Practice day highlights are up on the CRW facebook page, and another one will drop in a few hours.

 

Here's a little lifestyle thing our Air Force combat videographer Dan put together for Sperry.

 

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Crossed in front of a freighter

Polish, would you expect anything different.

I saw the whole thing, I was just floating around, crazy shit.

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Like their facebook page and get 21 updates a day... Yes twenty fucking one-

 

My notification page is top to bottom CRW over 50 since thurs- it's downright fucking obnoxious.

 

So yeah, like their page and receive hundreds of pictures of people standing there in the rain- sitting under AP, a few hundred more of people under a tent drinking, a couple sailing shots, some race committee in a golf cart, yeah, why go when you can experience it all through facebook spam?

Fuck me- oh wait.... Another update... Who'd have thunk?

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I was not there this year, but my buddy Audrey764 was there and the J/80 he was on got a #1. Nice work to him and Clarke and other crew on the boat!

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congrats to Deviation for winning the J88 class. Nice job Iris (and Bills sock puppet ;) )

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congrats to Deviation for winning the J88 class. Nice job Iris (and Bills sock puppet ;) )

In a tiebreaker!

Must have had Left Hook aboard!

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^^ And no love for our guys on Mad Cow for winning PHRF B by a 7-point margin. DIYC gets that and J70 1st Corinthian by Rob Britts on Hot Mess, 6th overall.

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Crossed in front of a freighter

We were docked beside the witness boat during postponement on Saturday. They were shocked the boat was not hit, run over and dead. It was that close from their perspective. You get the horns and you're out. No question. I hate it for them but it was made very clear in the Skipper's Meeting. There is plenty of room to race and stay out Comm traffic.

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congrats to Deviation for winning the J88 class. Nice job Iris (and Bills sock puppet ;) )

In a tiebreaker!

This time we won the tiebreaker, at Key West "the beaver" won ... the J88 is a great class.

 

STCRW is an awesome venue! -- the OA really know how to throw a regatta and make every participant feel important.

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I was not there this year, but my buddy Audrey764 was there and the J/80 he was on got a #1. Nice work to him and Clarke and other crew on the boat!

 

Thanks HB and Yard Dog.

 

Clarke put on a friggin clinic on the first race of the regatta. Short tacking along the docks, we were practically in a slip before we would tack away. Tons of currnet. We could've been quicker around the corners for sure, but Clarke and myself were the only people on the boat who have raced the J80 before. For one of our crew it was his first windward leeward/multi day regatta. IMHO Clarke doesn't get enough credit for what he can do in the loft and on the course. Quiet, talented sailor. I'm glad I got to race with him. HB, I'll be looking for similar results at NOODs. Good luck to you and the other crew, you guys should very well.

 

I know Brian C. has some photos of the awards party. Would be nice to edit the front page article with a shot and a little blurb. Would be good PR for the loft, since they are a SPONSOR of the event.

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Madcow was actually first in fleet in a race on Saturday, Including the J111, and Spin A boats. They sailed an extra 2/8 mile, but started 10 min ahead. Not a SA thing, but not even a mention in the wrap-up? Great venue, great people and food.

 

^^ And no love for our guys on Mad Cow for winning PHRF B by a 7-point margin. DIYC gets that and J70 1st Corinthian by Rob Britts on Hot Mess, 6th overall.

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missing Salty Mikes, Missing no see em's, missing the best party venue created by man or God, missing the best food in America, missing the best little walking town south of Newport, missing 3:1 pretty girls, missing the best sailing on the planet, missing the up close and wonderful glimpsps of HPR racing machines, missing alot of buddies from around the country, missing the cut on a rough hangover morning, missing the late nights, missing the nav station down below with coffee headed to the offshore circles, missing laughing with our crew till it hurts, missing randomness, missing Charleston Cab Drivers at 1 am, missing Halls, missing Pearlz, missing the sunsets from Patriot Point, missing cocktails overlooking the Yorktown, missing wandering the streets of Charlston, missing sand in my flip flops, missing sunburns, missing dolphins in the bay, missing being strongarmed by Clean and Rev for post race druken innerviews, missing it all this year and God Damnt I miss it-

 

Good luck to everyone competing this year, I'll see ya next year.

 

Weez

We missed you too.

 

Maybe we get a J88 for next year?

 

 

Sail Safe!

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missing Salty Mikes, Missing no see em's, missing the best party venue created by man or God, missing the best food in America, missing the best little walking town south of Newport, missing 3:1 pretty girls, missing the best sailing on the planet, missing the up close and wonderful glimpsps of HPR racing machines, missing alot of buddies from around the country, missing the cut on a rough hangover morning, missing the late nights, missing the nav station down below with coffee headed to the offshore circles, missing laughing with our crew till it hurts, missing randomness, missing Charleston Cab Drivers at 1 am, missing Halls, missing Pearlz, missing the sunsets from Patriot Point, missing cocktails overlooking the Yorktown, missing wandering the streets of Charlston, missing sand in my flip flops, missing sunburns, missing dolphins in the bay, missing being strongarmed by Clean and Rev for post race druken innerviews, missing it all this year and God Damnt I miss it-

 

Good luck to everyone competing this year, I'll see ya next year.

 

Weez

We missed you too.

 

Maybe we get a J88 for next year?

 

 

Sail Safe!

 

Someone has to finish last.

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Anybody know what the pink worms were in the water on the last day? They were everywhere.

They were at City Marina too, even my regular local crew didn't know what they were. Did they fear the Hoe?

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Anybody know what the pink worms were in the water on the last day? They were everywhere.

They were at City Marina too, even my regular local crew didn't know what they were. Did they fear the Hoe?

 

Shrimp.

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