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Genuine risk is out of the shed all rigged up and ready to go. Anyone know the scoop? Same owner?

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Going in the water. Doing some sail test (sailing). Coming out of the water. Back in later, off to Lake Michigan. Chi-Mac. Donate.

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Actually heard that it was supposed to sail this coming week but cranes got all fucked up. Then the Chi-Mac then a couple more distance races then donate.

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One of the kids from Kings Point says the boat was donated there and he is doing the Mac on it. So it sounds like it was donated already.

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Does not come with

 

a (pickle) dish rack

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Genuine risk is out of the shed all rigged up and ready to go. Anyone know the scoop? Same owner?

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At least it's finally moving. What a long land-reach!

 

Now Bridgeview Marina can store about 20 more "normal" yachts. Biggest yacht ever to get pulled out in Sarnia?

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not that it matters,

 

but I don't remember her to have started life as a "CBTF" ???

 

from what I see, it now it looks like it is a CBTF ??? :unsure:

 

Such a Pretty Yacht, and $$$$$$$$$$$$$ Owner

 

why could it not at least serve up 1 "Boot in the Nuts" in it's life ??????????

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From OAKPARKJOURNAL (2004):

 

Randall Pittman's Genuine Risk

 

Growing up on Lake Michigan, Pittman said he often "dreamed about sailing the big boats faster than the wind." On July 24, the 50-year-old health care industry senior executive, along with a crew of 23, will have a chance to do just that in Pittman’s fast, new state-of-the-art sloop, Genuine Risk.

 

At 90 feet, Genuine Risk is the largest monohull sailboat entered in the 2004 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Lands’ End Business Outfitters. Because of its size and design, the boat arrived in the Great Lakes region from San Diego last month – on six separate trucks. Crew had been training on the new vessel in San Diego after it arrived there from Sydney, Australia, where it was constructed. On Thursday, July 22, Genuine Risk sails into Chicago waters as its crew makes final preparations to compete in the 333-mile race to Mackinac Island, Mich.

 

"I believe we’ll set more records with normal or slightly above normal winds because this boat sails so much faster than the wind," said Pittman.

 

Named after the second filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby, Genuine Risk carries the latest in sailing equipment, and it is one of only three boats that have been launched with the new Canting Ballast Twin Foil (CBTF) technology. Two helmsmen, one fore and one aft, will operate the boat’s twin turning foils that replace the conventional rudder system. Pittman says the sloop maneuvers in turns more like an automobile with power steering than a sailboat. The other CBTF boats are Disney’s newest boat, also named Pyewacket, and SAP chairman Hasso Plattner’s Morning Glory. Both the new Pyewacket and Morning Glory are 86-foot Max Z86’s.

 

Pittman, who grew up in Holland, Mich., is no stranger to Lake Michigan or Chicago. As a child, he frequently piled into the family car to make the trip around the lake to Evanston, Ill., to visit his grandfather. Later, as an adult, Pittman resided for several years in Lake Forest, Ill. He currently divides his time between Ypsilanti, Mich., where his company is located, and San Diego. During the last three Chicago to Mackinac Races he sailed in his smaller J-160, Ruffian.

 

"I grew up on Lake Michigan dreaming about someday racing big, fast boats like Windward Passage and Kialoa, two legendary boats that really inspired me as a child," said Pittman. "I feel it’s important to bring Genuine Risk back to Chicago to compete in this traditional event. I’m really hoping the next generation of sailors become inspired by Genuine Risk to start doing some dreaming of their own."

 

Pittman, a seasoned veteran of both freshwater and ocean sailboat racing, wanted to create the fastest monohull sailboat possible without regard to any rules. Four years in the making, Genuine Risk was designed by a team headed up by Dubois Naval Architects and included America's Cup veterans Clay Oliver and Andy Claughton. It was built by McConaghy Marine in Sydney.

 

Last year, racers faced the challenge of particularly slow winds, which brought many boats to a near standstill for hours at time. A severe storm during the 2002 race helped make it one of the fastest in the event’s history.

 

NEW 90-FOOT GENUINE RISK SET TO SAIL

"FASTER THAN THE WIND"

 

Named after the second filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby, Genuine Risk is the largest monohull sailboat entered in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac this year, and owner Randall Pittman has set his sights on shattering the Race’s speed record set in 2002 by Roy Disney’s Pyewacket. At 90-feet, the sloop had to be delivered to Port Huron, Mich. on five separate trucks. Genuine Risk boasts the latest in state-of-the-art sailing equipment, and is one of only three boats that have been launched with the new Canting Ballast Twin Foil technology. Among the 24-person crew will be two helmsmen, one fore and one aft, to operate the boat’s twin turning foils that replace the conventional rudder system. Pittman says the sloop maneuvers in turns more like an automobile with power steering than a sailboat turning on a rear rudder.

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not that it matters,

 

but I don't remember her to have started life as a "CBTF" ???

 

from what I see, it now it looks like it is a CBTF ??? :unsure:

 

Such a Pretty Yacht, and $$$$$$$$$$$$$ Owner

 

why could it not at least serve up 1 "Boot in the Nuts" in it's life ??????????

 

I thought she was the first CBTF , well maybe at McConaghy's .

Good see someone has seen the light :ph34r:

 

Edited OK 100ftr that is ?

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So it sounds like it was donated already.

It was.

 

It replaces Alchemy in the fleet.

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The boat was supposed to sail today, but anyone that knows Sarnia knows that if a plant calls for a crane they get it no matter what! That is what happened. The do not have a crane to launch the boat.

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could someone explain the concept of two helm stations? can't find any reference to it on the CBTF website.....

 

i don't understand how having two helmsmen 'one fore, one aft' would work

 

thanks

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could someone explain the concept of two helm stations? can't find any reference to it on the CBTF website.....

 

i don't understand how having two helmsmen 'one fore, one aft' would work

 

thanks

 

 

nevermind

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could someone explain the concept of two helm stations? can't find any reference to it on the CBTF website.....

 

i don't understand how having two helmsmen 'one fore, one aft' would work

 

thanks

 

 

tis an old and well proven concept

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rumor has it, there are only a couple cranes around that have the ability to lift that big of a load (and more the ability to swing it out over the water 30-40' to where it is deep enough).. and those cranes are spoken for in the valley for most of the summer... however, there was a barge with a backhoe on it there sunday afternoon..

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Listen to the --- > Genuine Risk Battle Song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I remember seeing her sliding through San Diego Bay the first time

 

What a beauty, to say the least

 

you just have to wonder why it never lived up to its dream

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you just have to wonder why it never lived up to its dream

 

Weak program from the start that fell apart.

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Weak program from the start that fell apart.

 

but you have to admit

 

it is a cool song :o:lol::lol::lol:;)

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Listen to the --- > Genuine Risk Battle Song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I remember seeing her sliding through San Diego Bay the first time

 

What a beauty, to say the least

 

you just have to wonder why it never lived up to its dream

 

Well looks like you'll have to cut and paste into your browser:

 

guess it dosn't like the hot-link thing

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9drur6wypAI&hl=en

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It was still on the hard on Sunday, looked good though

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Genuine risk is out of the shed all rigged up and ready to go. Anyone know the scoop? Same owner?

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Quit taking pictures and race your boat on Sundays

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Quit taking pictures and race your boat on Sundays

 

Good call Ed but I was busy working the Dredge at SYC on sunday so the rest of the world can go racing B)

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King's Point?

 

So when's she coming to Portsmouth, RI? :P

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Looks like the Crane is all hooked up and the boat is going in any time today!!!

 

No pics?

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I saw Randall at the Chicago NOOD. He said that after the Mac race they get off of the boat and King Point takes it over at the island and is in charge of braking her down and shipping her to the east coast. So pretty much when the boat his the water and stayed afloat the donation was final. It's good to see it sailing again and it will be fun to sail against GR in the Mac. I hope it light air from behind.

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Here's the pics!

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Pic# 8...Boat Porn.

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So this one didn't end up stuck in the mud?

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it'd be cool to see her in person but i won't be up there for another week. any idea if she'll still be kicking around?

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As a 28 year big boat driver, I'd be happy to offer advice to any of RP's helmsmen for the race.

 

PM me with any questions.

 

I worked with R's wife Mary at Merrill Lynch in the mid 80's. Nice Lady.

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two helmspeople, sounds like a pushmepullyou

 

Cosmo Kramer has been named aft helmsman.

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Cosmo Kramer has been named aft helmsman.

 

 

wrong hole paintjob as well... I guess he really is Cosmo Kramer...the ass man.

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it'd be cool to see her in person but i won't be up there for another week. any idea if she'll still be kicking around?

It's going out tomorrow or Tuesday

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Hmmm all this excitement about...

 

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Uh, yeah. You've never been to Sarnia, have you?

 

Ain't many supermaxis up that way.

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As a 28 year big boat driver, I'd be happy to offer advice to any of RP's helmsmen for the race.

 

PM me with any questions.

 

I worked with R's wife Mary at Merrill Lynch in the mid 80's. Nice Lady.

 

Any pics?

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Uh, yeah. You've never been to Sarnia, have you?

 

Ain't many supermaxis up that way.

 

No kidding eh Yaz! I did a HUGE double take when I first saw GRisk on the hard @Bridgeview Marina a cpl years ago.

 

I remember way back when a new Niagara 35 would turn heads at SYC.

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you just have to wonder why it never lived up to its dream

 

An especially brutal assigned rating when it was in 'Dago.

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So I'm in Sarnia (Pt. Edward for those who know better) for the annual home coming and it's killing me to see this things rig tower over well, everything except the bridge. Think I'll go take some pics tomorrow. If anyone esle on this list is going racing this week please PM me, I'd love to go out for the weekday event (Wed evening?).

 

Cheers Amalfi.

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this wednesday I saw genuine risk in the water at eldeans in holland, mi I thought it was supposed to be donated already?

 

 

It has to make it to Conneticut first doesn't it?

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this wednesday I saw genuine risk in the water at eldeans in holland, mi I thought it was supposed to be donated already?

Supposed to already be on her way to the St. Lawrence, though she'll have to lose the rig and keel first.

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this wednesday I saw genuine risk in the water at eldeans in holland, mi I thought it was supposed to be donated already?

 

 

According to a Kings Point Graduate that raced the Chicago Mac on Genuine Risk and will be on the delivery of Genuine Risk to Sarnia / Port Huron.

 

But has been donated to The Merchant Marine Academy. Former owner chartered for Chicago Mac. Genuine Risk will be heading back to Sarnia / Port Huron next week and the on to the coast through the St Lawrence.

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According to a Kings Point Graduate that raced the Chicago Mac on Genuine Risk and will be on the delivery of Genuine Risk to Sarnia / Port Huron.

 

But has been donated to The Merchant Marine Academy. Former owner chartered for Chicago Mac. Genuine Risk will be heading back to Sarnia / Port Huron next week and the on to the coast through the St Lawrence.

 

 

We finally recieved tentative approval to transit the St. Lawrence Seaway and should be leaving Holland next week. We have to cant the keel in order to pass under 46 bridges and getting the authorities to understand that that was possible took a bit of work.

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We finally recieved tentative approval to transit the St. Lawrence Seaway and should be leaving Holland next week. We have to cant the keel in order to pass under 46 bridges and getting the authorities to understand that that was possible took a bit of work.

Excellent - please keep us posted brother, and thanks for a great interview in Mackinac.

 

Here's a video tour of GR in Mackinac, and here's the interview with Deepsea.

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We have to cant the keel in order to pass under 46 bridges and getting the authorities to understand that that was possible took a bit of work.

 

I can only imagine !!! I have trouble explaining the re-assembly of my Sonoma 30 to the yard EVERYTIME they put the hull back onto the keel, (it's abulbed dagger-board, and they think in terms of fixed-fins exclusively, but after the first four times you'd think it might sink in) - trying to explain canting-keels to a some clueless paper-pusher must be like teaching calculus to chickens !

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