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opusone

Transpac 2017

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Transpac 2017 is now accepting Entries - and with less than a year to go - time to start planning. Interest is quite a bit higher than previous years.

 

6 Boats already signed up. Our cheesy video from 2015 Transpac below.

 

 

Cheers,

 

opusone

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Thank you for posting the vid.

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Thank you for posting the vid.

We received 16 entries in 8 days - with a few more SC50's/SC52's signing up in the next few days.

 

Are there any Class 40 sailors interested in doing Transpac?

 

Cheers,

opusone

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21 entries!

 

Discussion going on with a new program right now.

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I need to find a ride ASAP.

The J125 "Can't touch this" just signed up - and they are in the Bay area. They make 21 entries to date, and there is already a SC50/SC52 class, with a few more boats scheduled to sign up shortly.

 

There will be a page set up for crew looking for positions in a month or so.

 

See who has entered here: http://www.transpacyc.com/

 

Cheers,

opusone

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Update -

 

25 boats now entered, with more showing interest.

 

J125's - could have a class - and arguably one of the best rides to Hawaii for its size.

 

Timeshaver - is going...

RAISIN CANE! - entered

CAN'T TOUCH THIS - entered

Reinrag - said they were going.....

Resolute - raced the last few Transpacs - will not sit on the sidelines with this many J125's....

 

Looks like a great turnout so far with over 9 months to go.

 

Cheers,

opusone

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the j125 sure does seem to be a home run , what's it like down below ?

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Not that wet if you do a good prep job, but dang small.... Especially with a full crew.

Offshore, with five or six, it seems about right.

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Anyone got a recomendation for a place to get a shipping quote from Aus to the US? Any past experience out there?

 

Aus East coast. 50 footer.

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Transpac has 34 entries now, about 13 more than we had 2 years ago at this point. Still have a few 70's out there, plus one J125 that we know about, and quite a few others in cruising/aloha class that expressed interest.

 

Cheers,

opusone

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"Resolute" (J125) entered, crew selected and ready to go. A J125 class would be very cool if you TPYC organizers are reading.

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"Resolute" (J125) entered, crew selected and ready to go. A J125 class would be very cool if you TPYC organizers are reading.

We are "reading", and trying to get more J125's. Timeshaver says they are going.... but have not entered. If they do, that makes 4 J125's, and perhaps we could find a few more.

 

Cheers,

opusone

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Transpac has 34 entries now, about 13 more than we had 2 years ago at this point. Still have a few 70's out there, plus one J125 that we know about, and quite a few others in cruising/aloha class that expressed interest.

 

Cheers,

opusone

There's a turn-key 70 sitting for sale in WI.

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And a turn key tp52 in anacortes fresh off a record setting Hawaii voyage in 2016 looking for someone to take her for another rip to Hawaii.

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Anyone got a recomendation for a place to get a shipping quote from Aus to the US? Any past experience out there?

 

Aus East coast. 50 footer.

 

Hi Nixon,

I used Balguerie for my Euro-Aus load. Price and service were good.

You shipping from Sydney?

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There are now 41 boats entered - about 13 more at this point than in 2015. There are a few inquiries from crews looking for boats to charter - so if you guys know of some capable boats available on the West Coast - please send the information to the Transpac Board.

 

Cheers,

opusone

 

And rough numbers for shipping a TP52 from Australia to LA is about $40k plus $1500 for 20' container. This does not include clearance charges. Got the numbers from a Yacht Broker Friend.

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There are now 41 boats entered - about 13 more at this point than in 2015. There are a few inquiries from crews looking for boats to charter - so if you guys know of some capable boats available on the West Coast - please send the information to the Transpac Board.

 

Cheers,

opusone

 

And rough numbers for shipping a TP52 from Australia to LA is about $40k plus $1500 for 20' container. This does not include clearance charges. Got the numbers from a Yacht Broker Friend.

 

I am a sailor looking to crew! Anyone needing a sailor lady, I can supply a CV of sorts

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Reminder that March 1 is the deadline for fully paid standard entry fee. The price goes up a fair bit after that. Currently at 43 boats registered with about 10 more in the wings.

 

Cheers,

opusone

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Fujin just entered. We are racing the Caribbean 600 in a couple weeks and then three more regattas in the Caribbean. In mid April we leave St Maarten for a 4000 mile delivery through the canal to Long Beach with a stopover in the San Blas islands. What could go wrong?

 

There are now 4 multihulls entered including the Orma 60 Mighty Merloe and the Gunboat 62 Chim Chim. I think we'll see at least a couple more.

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Saw you guys when you pulled into PdP the other week. Very slick boat, nice features and tidbits. We'll see you at the 600!

 

Hit me up for a beverage if you're still in SXM.

 

HW

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HW, which boat will you be on?

 

I'm not in SXM or would take you up on the offer.

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Should be on Challenger, with Spartan Ocean Racing

 

HW

 

HW, which boat will you be on?

 

I'm not in SXM or would take you up on the offer.

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49 boats entered with four J-125s, should be a great race.

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49 boats entered with four J-125s, should be a great race.

There are also 9 SC 50/52's, with Flaca and Allure possibly entering in the next couple weeks making 11 for the class. In addition to the 4 - J125's, there is talk of the Farr 400 entering with the Andrews 40 which is currently under going some mods.

 

there should be around 60 entries by the end of this month (March 1 deadline for regular fees)...

 

Are you going on another J boat?

 

Cheers,

opusone

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49 boats entered with four J-125s, should be a great race.

There are also 9 SC 50/52's, with Flaca and Allure possibly entering in the next couple weeks making 11 for the class. In addition to the 4 - J125's, there is talk of the Farr 400 entering with the Andrews 40 which is currently under going some mods.

 

there should be around 60 entries by the end of this month (March 1 deadline for regular fees)...

 

Are you going on another J boat?

 

Cheers,

opusone

 

can't wait to follow it.

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Yes, I'm going on the great yacht Resolute....

See y'all in a couple of weeks to make sure you don't three-peat the Islands Race!

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Yes, I'm going on the great yacht Resolute....

See y'all in a couple of weeks to make sure you don't three-peat the Islands Race!

I am OK losing to Tim - he seems to beat us every Transpac by 1 place. Now with him carrying a little extra weight (bodies) to Hawaii - we may have a chance...

 

Seadon is our good luck charm for the Islands Race - see you soon.

 

opusone

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Chris, I figured I'd bring a couple of trimmers this time vs. '15. It gets boring out there with nobody to talk to, and you can't trim the kite! I'm just going to sit in the back of the bus and go for a ride. Good luck in the Islands Race. Tim

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Transpac is up to 60 boats now, with international entries from Australia, Japan, Canada, Norway, Italy and Great Britain. March 1 is last day to pay standard entry fee, and May 30 is the last day to sign up.

 

Invisible Hand just signed up last night, and Phaedo 3 is scheduled to sign up in the next day or so.

 

Cheers,

opusone

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Transpac is up to 60 boats now, with international entries from Australia, Japan, Canada, Norway, Italy and Great Britain. March 1 is last day to pay standard entry fee, and May 30 is the last day to sign up.

 

Invisible Hand just signed up last night, and Phaedo 3 is scheduled to sign up in the next day or so.

 

Cheers,

opusone

Asked one of the crew and he said it's a go for them. Bitchin' boat she is. Those guys got some real class and energy about them, hoping there's some breeze.

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is comanche entered ?

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is comanche entered ?

Not yet ....don't think the $2400 extra for late entry between now and end of May worries them though.

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is comanche entered ?

Not yet ....don't think the $2400 extra for late entry between now and end of May worries them though.

 

 

well since i'm your minister for the wedding, you can tell me there. i want that garter belt though .

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Who is the aussie boat entered ?

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Who is the aussie boat entered ?

The 60' Tri LoeReal - the owner is Australian

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Comanche will be, what, 5th across the line?

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Fujin just entered. We are racing the Caribbean 600 in a couple weeks and then three more regattas in the Caribbean. In mid April we leave St Maarten for a 4000 mile delivery through the canal to Long Beach with a stopover in the San Blas islands. What could go wrong?

 

There are now 4 multihulls entered including the Orma 60 Mighty Merloe and the Gunboat 62 Chim Chim. I think we'll see at least a couple more.

When I grow up... I sooo want to be you

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On 3/27/2017 at 9:28 PM, PIL007 said:

When I grow up... I sooo want to be you

The Race has had a few withdrawal's with just over a month to go.  Fujin and Timeshaver are among them, and we wish them the best and hope they can participate in 2019 (50th anniversary).

Classes are shaping up, hosts are being selected for participants, slip assignments, etc. are all being sorted.  Hopefully we'll get some better weather this year than the previous years.  It has been a slow race for some time (for the Thursday Starters).

Cheers,

opusone

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Can't Touch This is also out for the 2017 edition.  We will be back for 2018 Pac Cup and hopefully 2019 Tpac.  

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Looking forward to following Maserati with her foil system at 100% for the first time! Should be an exciting race especially if Phaedo is part of it.......

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Not sure they will bother having just set the WSSR record (yes I know it is not the race record).

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Saw Comanche loaded on a ship in Narrangasset Bay today.  Rig up, keel on.  All by its lonesome, but looking like they were about to depart.  Presumably to LA for Transpac.  

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On 2017-5-31 at 9:26 PM, DtM said:

Not sure they will bother having just set the WSSR record (yes I know it is not the race record).

the phaedo doing the race is the gunboat cat, not the mod 70 tri, afaik.

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When do you think they'll publish the class breaks and starting days?

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15 hours ago, saboteer said:

According to the web site it's the MOD 70 signed up. 

https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=4073

ooops. my bad. for some reason i've been under the impression they were using the cat.

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On 7/21/2016 at 9:41 AM, opusone said:

Transpac 2017 is now accepting Entries - and with less than a year to go - time to start planning. Interest is quite a bit higher than previous years.

 

6 Boats already signed up. Our cheesy video from 2015 Transpac below.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

opusone

Hey Counselor I just watched your video- I think 80% of your crew are Mischief alums-you need the Bubble Boy battle flag.  Same team this time?  Have fun, stay safe, sail fast, and say hi to the boys. 

 

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Had a blast this past week participating in the California Offshore Race Week with breeze in the mid thirties.  I can't wait until Transpac!

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On 6/2/2017 at 9:59 PM, Trevor B said:

When do you think they'll publish the class breaks and starting days?

Not sure I really want to know.  If we (Summit 40) go up against the J-125's it's gojng to be a bit of a hate mission.  Just for comparison with a sample polar, the J's are about a day faster!

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They've posted the class breaks, under Scratch Sheets, on YachtScoring.com. 

We start on the 5th with the Santa Cruz 50/52s and the other fast downwind oriented boats from 40 to 46'. 

What is the Andrews 40 Fast Exit?

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On 6/9/2017 at 10:01 PM, Trevor B said:

They've posted the class breaks, under Scratch Sheets, on YachtScoring.com. 

We start on the 5th with the Santa Cruz 50/52s and the other fast downwind oriented boats from 40 to 46'. 

What is the Andrews 40 Fast Exit?

who are you sailing with?  

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Fast Exit = ex. Bien Roule, i.e. kind of a turd...

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8 hours ago, notallthere said:

Fast Exit = ex. Bien Roule, i.e. kind of a turd...

The boat went through some mods - longer sprit, deeper keel, new rudder and a new sail inventory.  Not sure what the mods did to the rating or performance - but they are in our class along with Resolute - 

 

Cheers,

opusone

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11 hours ago, opusone said:

The boat went through some mods - longer sprit, deeper keel, new rudder and a new sail inventory.  Not sure what the mods did to the rating or performance - but they are in our class along with Resolute - 

 

Cheers,

opusone

The owners goal was to get the boat rating close to or even with the J-125's.  Should have the potential to get there with the mods, not so sure about the team though. 

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5 hours ago, Hitchhiker said:

The owners goal was to get the boat rating close to or even with the J-125's.  Should have the potential to get there with the mods, not so sure about the team though. 

Sounds good, thanks.

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Today would be a nice day to race to Hawaii!

Routing says 8 3/4 days for a 125 with 50% of the race running in more than 18 knots of wind!

Time to head to the YC to watch the first America's Cup races.

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5 hours ago, Trevor B said:

Today would be a nice day to race to Hawaii!

Routing says 8 3/4 days for a 125 with 50% of the race running in more than 18 knots of wind!

Time to head to the YC to watch the first America's Cup races.

I get about a day and 1/4 slower!

Let's use your models!

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Trevor I was looking forward to racing against you and Tim in Class. But, at least we'll be starting on the same day on Horizon.

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I wonder when the ratings will be out.  

Nice to see that Fast Exit secured some heavy hitters in the driving department.  I, for one, am really curious to see the potential of this boat.  One of the nicest surveys I've done this year. 

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We've got a few boats that are in the process of making some late modifications with the board's approval. So, the final ratings could be pretty late.

 

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5 hours ago, Hitchhiker said:

Nice to see that Fast Exit secured some heavy hitters in the driving department.  I, for one, am really curious to see the potential of this boat.  One of the nicest surveys I've done this year. 

Yes, it will be interesting since it's the only boat in the class with a real interior. All the other boats are pretty stripped out.

Weather is starting to look more summertime-ish, which is nice.

 

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Oh, I don't know Trev, you've got loads of Mod Cons on that 125!:P

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7 hours ago, Trevor B said:

Yes, it will be interesting since it's the only boat in the class with a real interior. All the other boats are pretty stripped out.

Weather is starting to look more summertime-ish, which is nice.

 

Hey - we have an interior.....we are an IRC racer/cruiser with galley and enclosed head.  We even have headroom for someone 6' 3" down below.  Much more comfortable then those Santa Cruz thingy's....And Tom is too tall to sail in a J125 anymore.  

As for ratings, boats are getting measured this week, and we should see something soon.  We are in an interesting class, with the J125's, Andrews 40, R/P45 and Farr 400.  We'll see who gets the best weather for their boat.  Obviously, we want 25 plus knots the whole way...........

Cheers,

opusone

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I'm hoping that Eddy doesn't come to visit for too long!

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Yeah, I ran some routing this morning for a start this afternoon and it was a bummer.

Big choices with a 1,000 mile of separation!594aa1f1eea79_Choiceson6-21-2017.thumb.png.5674084ff5b8d10c1fff9f763d6ac9f6.png

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That green one looks a lot like 2015....

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Magenta looks like Scallywags 2015 route. Ive done the other two routes. We've got a long ways to go still.

 

 

 

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We basically sailed Magenta in '15 on Extreme. I know we got north of my house which seemed pretty silly.

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1 hour ago, Trevor B said:

We basically sailed Magenta in '15 on Extreme. I know we got north of my house which seemed pretty silly.

Did you stop to make sure the oven was turned off?

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23 hours ago, Trevor B said:

Yeah, I ran some routing this morning for a start this afternoon and it was a bummer.

Big choices with a 1,000 mile of separation!594aa1f1eea79_Choiceson6-21-2017.thumb.png.5674084ff5b8d10c1fff9f763d6ac9f6.png

In 2015 on the J/125 Hamachi, we had a well known router helping us before the start. There was a tropical storm down south that the models showed might positively influence the weather to the south but it would require a big dive south. The morning before the start, we had a call with him and he was saying the routing was 70% in favor of the big dip to the south, but if the Tropical storm altered course, it could fall apart. Our own Expedition routing also suggested going south. The alternative was a far northern route (like the one above) but it didn't look that great. So after he was saying 70/30 N/S with more risk on the southern route, we asked him which route he would choose. He said "I would start on the rhumb line and see what happens."  Which we did and it turned out great for us. The southern boats got killed. The models evolved to favor a northern route and we ended up heading gradually north after the 2nd day and it paid off. After 5 days, Hamachi and Varuna were the northernmost boats and ended up in a horse race to the finish. The boats that dove south at the start got hammered (Timeshaver among them). Resolute was on a similar route to us staying close in the light air for the first 2-3 days but they were sailing double handed and when we finally got into the trades and saw steady 18-22, they couldn't push the boat as hard.

Sadly, Fujin had to pull the plug on Transpac this year. In late April, we were in St Martin getting ready to leave for the canal but our Canal agent told us the delays were 25-30 days for pleasure craft. So we lined up shipping from West Palm Beach to Ensenada. We had a signed deal and headed for WPB. After 1000 miles, we arrived WPB with a few days to spare before loading. Two days before loading in early May, the shipper (SevenStar) tells us they miscalculated their load and there was no room for us so we got bumped. There were late May shipping options but the schedule was getting too tight so we pulled the plug.

 

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Bummer. Was looking forward to seeing the boat.

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4 hours ago, JoeyG said:

So where is fujin now? 

Hinckley Yacht Services, Portsmouth Rhode Island

 

HW

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As of this am Wed start looks better than Mon!

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Yup, which just makes me worry about Thursday's starters. But, that's just how I roll.

The long range GFS model does not look terrible right now. Keep your fingers crossed.

 

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7 hours ago, Hitchhiker said:

As of this am Wed start looks better than Mon!

Hitch - 

I just want a start that gets us more than 125 miles our first 24 hour period - the last 2 Transpac Thursday Starters got screwed and by Sunday morning roll call all Thursday Starters were in last place - the middle start is due for a good bit of breeze to get us off the coast and away from those pesky J125's - no offense Trevor - and we love sailing against Tim - he is a class act!

Cheers,

opusone

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Leaving the 35th America's Cup in the history books, and looking westward...

© Transpac Race + Facebook.jpg.png

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Yes, Jimmy is still on the crew list in spite of losing the America's Cup to Emirates Team New Zealand today, June 26, 2017.png

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On 2017-6-24 at 4:37 PM, opusone said:

Hitch - 

I just want a start that gets us more than 125 miles our first 24 hour period - the last 2 Transpac Thursday Starters got screwed and by Sunday morning roll call all Thursday Starters were in last place - the middle start is due for a good bit of breeze to get us off the coast and away from those pesky J125's - no offense Trevor - and we love sailing against Tim - he is a class act!

Cheers,

opusone

Looks like you may get your wish Opus.

Wednesday looks to be the best start day of the three so far.  About 9 hours faster for us than Monday and 10.5 hours faster for the J-125.  Thursday looks to be about three hours slower than Wednesday.  Of course still early, but........

Starting to load up quarters for the wind machine to kick in on Monday! 

I don't want another repeat of 2011.  Start in light air which rapidly diminished!

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13 hours ago, Hitchhiker said:

Looks like you may get your wish Opus.

Wednesday looks to be the best start day of the three so far.  About 9 hours faster for us than Monday and 10.5 hours faster for the J-125.  Thursday looks to be about three hours slower than Wednesday.  Of course still early, but........

Starting to load up quarters for the wind machine to kick in on Monday! 

I don't want another repeat of 2011.  Start in light air which rapidly diminished!

Hitch - 

Glad you are sailing with Larry - it will be entertaining all the way to Hawaii.  A lot can change in a week as you know - we'll see you Saturday Night?

Cheers,

opusone

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3 hours ago, opusone said:

Hitch - 

Glad you are sailing with Larry - it will be entertaining all the way to Hawaii.  A lot can change in a week as you know - we'll see you Saturday Night?

Cheers,

opusone

Yeah, Larry's put together a fun team with some pretty deep talent.  See you Sat for sure.

 

Now if only some one can do something about this crappy image:

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Looking on the lighter side but its still developing.  

 

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Exciting!  I wonder how Spithill will fuck the start in this one?  

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Now, I'm starting to do a happy dance!

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3 hours ago, Hitchhiker said:

Now, I'm starting to do a happy dance!

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Thankfully - there is still a week to go for our start.  Today, you have the best start.... 

 

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Anyone have predictions?

Here's mine:

Division 0:  Phaedo.  Can't be beat, Mazaratii will threaten, but won't be able to catch up after Phaedo leads off the coast.

Division 1: Asshole.  The old handjob beats the new handjob.

Division 2: Merlin.  Small boat, huge sails.  In anything under 15 they'll dominate.

Division 3:  Resolute. Hard to beat a well sailed 125.  LadyBoy a threat if it blows.

Divison 4:  Toss up between Prevail, Horizon and Oxacca.  Dee Cafarri for the win!

 

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Now lying in bathtub, holding razor blade over wrist:

 

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