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It looks to me that by waiting 20 hours they'd get a better weather window.

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exciting! Thanks for the heads up... I was wondering if they were going to try again...last time was disappointing they had to give up as conditions got really gnarly.

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1 hour ago, blunted said:

It looks to me that by waiting 20 hours they'd get a better weather window.

I saw on YB that they had a J1 halyard problem and abandon the start last night. Is that accurate or did they just decided to wait until this afternoon?

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1 hour ago, stayoutofthemiddle said:

Bummer. Wed looks like a good day for an attempt!

It could still happen.  As soon as there are details.

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Ha, yeah, was just looking at Wednesday night weather for beer cans. And it’ll be the first time the kids have come out on a big (i.e., bigger than a 420) boat—looking lively! 

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This is kind of silly. An ORMA 60 should be able to destroy the record. Apparently she just keeps getting chased home.  Go the VO70! 

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Unless I am mistaken (I was watching through my pocket binoculars, and I’d love to be corrected) they swapped mainsails in that jog off the south loop. When they turned north they took the hell off, I certainly couldn’t keep up on my bike. Cool to see the start though! 

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Oh and having ridden 7 miles north and 2 miles west, I can offer a seat of the pants endorsement of their $$$$ of meteorology: it’s a good day to sail to Mackinac. 

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9 minutes ago, herdingbats said:

Unless I am mistaken (I was watching through my pocket binoculars, and I’d love to be corrected) they swapped mainsails in that jog off the south loop. When they turned north they took the hell off, I certainly couldn’t keep up on my bike. Cool to see the start though! 

Was it a change of mains or reefing?  Great of you having that front row seat!

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20 minutes ago, herdingbats said:

Unless I am mistaken (I was watching through my pocket binoculars, and I’d love to be corrected) they swapped mainsails in that jog off the south loop. When they turned north they took the hell off, I certainly couldn’t keep up on my bike. Cool to see the start though! 

No way would they have an extra main aboard

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On 8/26/2019 at 7:20 PM, Monkey said:

This is kind of silly. An ORMA 60 should be able to destroy the record. 

an ORMA 60 maintained and sailed by pros, of course.  One that's a pure hobbyist project is a different matter entirely.

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10 minutes ago, MR.CLEAN said:

No way would they have an extra main aboard

Ah. I wasn’t sure—it looked like they switched to a main with a much deeper roach, but it might well have been my viewing angle. 

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Forecast for the middle third of Lake Michigan

STURGEON BAY WI TO POINT BETSIE MI SOUTH TO TWO RIVERS WI TO  MANISTEE MI...    GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON    REST OF TODAY  South gales to 35 kt becoming southwest to 30 kt.  Slight chance of showers through mid morning. Waves 5 to 8 ft  occasionally to 10 ft subsiding to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.  TONIGHT  West winds to 30 kt diminishing to 15 to 25 kt. Waves  4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.  SATURDAY  West winds 15 to 25 kt becoming southwest 10 to  20 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.  SATURDAY NIGHT  Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt increasing to 15 to  25 kt. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then  showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms overnight. Waves  1 to 3 ft.

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just heard a Pon Pon for Coast Guard sector lake michigan...arete is taking on water 18 miles off Kenosha Wi.i cant hear arete’s transmissions...i have had the  vhf on all morning gusting to 35 knots in marina in Milwaukee, will keep listening...

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if its the real deal CG will repeat the Pon Pon...

coast guard hailed arete...one time...odd, but they could be on the phone now...

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1 hour ago, MR.CLEAN said:

an ORMA 60 maintained and sailed by pros, of course.  One that's a pure hobbyist project is a different matter entirely.

Thanks Alan.  I was going to respond as well, but not as cordially as you did here.

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ton of rain fell all night across the west shore...rivers are running high on flash floods....logs in the lake could be bad...water is as high as its been all season...not to mention 50 years...dock mate tore up power boat drives on a log recently.

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7 minutes ago, Geff said:

Thanks Alan.  I was going to respond as well, but not as cordially as you did here.

lol.  I'm gettin' old

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3 minutes ago, MR.CLEAN said:

lol.  I'm gettin' old

Me too!

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that looks like drifting with the wind...

the wind is suppose to ease later tonight...given its a tri they probably have the ability to stay afloat and make a soft landing on a beach in michigan or get a tow...

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Wind is showing 18 knot WSW in that area and they were previously travelling at 26 knots. Looks like something broke to me.

edit: oops disregard that. I didn't read far enough up the thread.

Edited by inneedofadvice

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19 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

A soft landing on a lee shore after a gale has been blowing over a 60 mile fetch? 

not a great option...they may not have a choice...but michigan west coast is littered with sand beaches and if the wind dies as predicted the waves will beat them to the beach. 

i would bet they have a tow ready to intercept when they get across

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7 minutes ago, EvaOdland said:

not a great option...they may not have a choice...but michigan west coast is littered with sand beaches and if the wind dies as predicted the waves will beat them to the beach. 

i would bet they have a tow ready to intercept when they get across

Now you are thinking!

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Heading back to St Joe.  Rudder issue on the main hull.  They have the water ingress taken care of, but can't push the boat, and heading off the wind is the best for preserving what they can right now.  CG is standing by and loosely escorting.  All are safe and well, save for being gutted about having to abort the attempt.

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Owner forwarded me a response to his email after the USCG stood by them for some time after the breakage.
 
 
From: Heffner, Grant D BMC <Grant.D.Heffner@uscg.mil>
Date: Mon, Sep 16, 2019, 3:58 PM
Subject: Station Saint Joseph

Good Afternoon Rick,

Thank you for reaching out to thank my crew.  I'm thankful everyone made it safe and sound.

It really takes a team effort to coordinate, monitor, and execute a Search and Rescue case.

I had two crewmembers at the Station that were coordinating communications with the response boat and your crew.

SN Jorge Gandara
BM3 Lane Burke

I had a pretty seasoned crew that was able to launch to assist you on the 45' Response Boat.

BM2 Brent Tilley (Coxswain) 
MK2 Austin Ballard (Engineer)
BM3 Hunter Price (Crewman)

I'm very proud of the team, and thankful they brought you and your crew some peace of mind as you worked to keep yourselves afloat.  I've spent the majority of my career on ships for the Coast Guard.  The first thing you learn to do is basic damage control, learn how to save yourself while at sea.  Never give up the ship.  Your crew showed remarkable perseverance by continuing to effect repairs.  

Bravo Zulu!

v/r

BMC Grant Heffner
Officer in Charge
CG Station Saint Joseph

P. 269.983.6114
C. 843.834.9803

"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."

John F. Kennedy
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On 9/13/2019 at 5:06 PM, herdingbats said:

So you might say that Αρετή has been ... arrêté. 

well done sir.

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2 hours ago, stayoutofthemiddle said:

Photo of them I took at 11:30am, 15 min before their run...

Arete.png

That's AWESOME!  Very nicely framed!

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On ‎9‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 9:45 AM, Geff said:

They're at Go for another attempt starting around 1 PM!  http://yb.tl/TCP

I found out 1pm wasn't the start time the hard way! I got to the dock at noon, had a friend come down, and we were preparing to head out to watch the start. I checked the tracker at 12:15pm and the boat was heading north west at 20 knots off of Montrose Harbor. :wacko:

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7 hours ago, stayoutofthemiddle said:

I found out 1pm wasn't the start time the hard way! I got to the dock at noon, had a friend come down, and we were preparing to head out to watch the start. I checked the tracker at 12:15pm and the boat was heading north west at 20 knots off of Montrose Harbor. :wacko:

Sorry to hear that.  I was just going from info passed on to me from the program.   

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On 9/13/2019 at 12:50 PM, MR.CLEAN said:

an ORMA 60 maintained and sailed by pros, of course.  One that's a pure hobbyist project is a different matter entirely.

I wasn’t even trying to be rude, but...  yeah. It’s a perfect example of just a little too much boat for the check book. Bummer, because they’re all cool folks. 

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