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MR.CLEAN

Day 2 NOOD - Maybe Not As Lite?

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I have to admit that our coverage of yesterday's action (or lack thereof) was crap. We'd like to do a bit better, and we're going to try - our little 17' Whaler is just a far cry from the enclosed cockpits we usually look for when we do our OTW coverage. In any event, I'll start off with some video from yesterday, and hoopefully, things will work well enough to hold your interest. Or not - we don't care.

 

Thanks again to Brian Stevens from Flying Tiger Boats for making it possible for us to be here, showing you the action.

 

Here's a light-air start of the FT-10s during race 2, yesterday.

 

 

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Here's some vid of a few Tigers going upwind.

 

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Have fun guys. We have 10 FT's for our midwinters here in Dago this wekend. Let's see how badly I fuck it up!

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I know you want your own wheels to get around the course but, the huge RC boats could've been a better platform for managing reports. Hope the winds come up today.

 

Also..... I wish you'd get some footage at the sailing club. I can't imagine where they put 50 Melgis plus everyone else.

 

Anyways... I'll be watching. It's raining here all day.

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Clean....

 

Can you give us an update? Sailflow indicates 6kts ..... is that what you're seeing on the RC? What's happening with the Melgii?

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USF webcam lets you see one course live.

http://131.247.144.27/home/homeA.html

 

 

 

 

I know you want your own wheels to get around the course but, the huge RC boats could've been a better platform for managing reports. Hope the winds come up today.

 

Also..... I wish you'd get some footage at the sailing club. I can't imagine where they put 50 Melgis plus everyone else.

 

Anyways... I'll be watching. It's raining here all day.

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USF webcam lets you see one course live.

http://131.247.144.27/home/homeA.html

Sweet. they have a course that close to land? anyone know what we are looking at?

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Sweet. they have a course that close to land? anyone know what we are looking at?

 

Hey Zar! Quit fuking with the camera!!! :P

 

Aren't you suppose to be getting the band back together!

 

DaveK

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Hey Zar! Quit fuking with the camera!!! :P

 

Aren't you suppose to be getting the band back together!

 

DaveK

 

Looks like the wind is crapping out. It looks really flat further out in the bay. It should die as the air temp goes up.

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Talked to clean. Looks like they are racing he can't do the on the water thing because of the small boat. Has tons of pics and vids he will post later

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got some rounding info for the melges second race of the day. First weather mark

348

Full Throttle

T Hutch

POD

 

FU in 15th

Hoodlum and wtf buried

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Little more info.

 

Race 2 for melges I flag start after a general, some current pushing boats over the line. Hoodlum about 35th

RC may try to get another one off but breeze doesn't look good right now

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Duvall wins it. Hutch in 2nd FT 3rd Blur 4th. POD just getting to the line- go charleston. Sweaty Betty 6th 446 7th.

 

straight copy from clean's text

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GO CHAMELEONS!!!!!!

 

 

Cheers,

 

MikeR

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Well, we've certainly learned the limitations of OTW Anarchy.

 

I cannot drive the photoboat and do live coverage

I cannot do live coverage from a 17' whaler

I cannot write press releases if I don't get to a computer until 3 AM.

 

 

Here's an interview with Charlie Reynolds at the end of day 1, talking about sailing the Tiger to a bullet and a 2 in his first-ever day of racing on his (or any FT).

 

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I'm not sure if I posted this one already, but it's the S2s from Friday. Today might as well have been the same exact thing.

 

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Today was painfully light, yet somehow the Tigers got in four races. Most other courses got two or three - even with the Pryde sails, they really do move nicely in next to nothing.

 

Here's what the Hobie 33s looked like at the leeward mark.

 

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And here's the race 5 start for the Tigers.

 

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Looks like fabulous M24 weather, Clean. I think I prefer snow in the Catskills!

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I can't figure out how to embed this stuff, so here's a link to a marginally crappy video of Terry & Scott on Rosebud winning the start by port tacking the entire melges fleet down at the pin, with Pod having to tack to windward & behind, but a close 2nd:

 

 

 

 

What an amazing start--took some balls and some big time boathandling to pull off.

 

Pod (511, red hull) did well to tack right on the port tack layline and make it out alive.

 

I thought it was really fun to watch in person, and I mostly just thought I'd try this whole video posting thing out.

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:o:lol::lol::lol:

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I can't figure out how to embed this stuff,

Don't worry, only certain people and forums have the permissions to embed video.

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