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Vegas, JI, NJ girl, Clean, Mer, Wash and the boggers yesterday was awesome, best coverage ever. I'm still catching up with all the vid's and pix. Finish it off today in SA style! Nice work ya'll and thanks. Thanks to the sponsors too, I'll make a visit again soon and make my 20%off picks. Cheers, Winever.

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Going to dinner...place holder.

 

Otherwords; goin' to party and won't be in any shape to set this up at 2 or 4 in the am....................... ;)

 

Great job this week by all.

 

Clean, the VO, T Hutch, and Richardson interviews were some of the best yet.

 

Bummer to be so close but yet fo far away. You have put everyone on scene vicariously all week.

 

Hope the economy (especially housing) is better next year. Would love to double the number of J35's in attendance.

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Wow, when I wrote about Moving Day yesterday it was really posing the question that these things were possible. Moving day is usually when the pro's shine and amature hour falls behind. Moving day is even more likely that the boats that got on top through three days of good racing continue to shine, and extend. But Like a good soap opera everyone responded yesterday in the two marquee fleets- M24 and M32- and there is now going to be an all our dog fight to the finish!

 

It began in the M32's with an almost unexpicable day of whoops by Star. Nearly dominant for three days they posted two big numbers- a tacticians nightmare on Moving Day. But in any good script there has to be a supporting cast, this time played by Nitemare and New Wave. Starting in a deep hole Nixon and Co. did what they had to do- post a pair of VERY little numbers, and get some help. They got a lot of help. Amy's 1-2 takes her from also-ran status to a legit top ten shot today, something most were thinking was right out. Simpson, Jackson, and 3rd for the day Jason Carroll chimed in to the onslaught and the fleet reeled in the top two. While Red has moved into the top spot thier less than impressive 8-7 shows the fleet that the door is ajar, and if you don't think Nixon smells the blood in the water then you never saw Jaws. This Anachist thinks anything is possible on this last day, and the drama should be great. Can perennial badass Eukland rebound from his hangover to close the deal that was all but cement this time yesterday? Can New Wave keep rolling and fufill an SA prediction? Can Nitemare continue thier new found podium snatching performance to seat in the top ten where they belong? Or does Red find a way to take the title? We'll see...

 

The M24's also found out what mocing day is all about. While I think anyone (else) would have walked away from a 5-2 with a big smile, McKee is probably biting his lip right now. 5-2 was not a flop, but it opened the door. We could see some European Team Racing at the race nine start this morning, I hope Clean is there to see it. And the continued performance of WTF- while not a shock- was certainly NOT what Brun, Kolius, and Porter had in mind. With this trio of deep professional talent chomping at the bit behind Field, Hunt, and Co. Alan was able to fend off the attack and further solidify his hold on a top five spot.

 

Other Drama today will be in the J-105 fleet where the top three are seperated by 4 points. For slow, miserable sprit boats with no room to stand up inside a (34') boat there should be some heated action at the starts and mark roundings today. Hopefully everyone will play nicely with others so this afternoon is not spent in Liar's Court. With the number of cameras on the course today we hope that even if it does the truth prevails- quickly- showing perhaps the greatest benefit of spectators, anarchists, and above all- proof.

 

The Farr 40's are also up for grabs, right behind them the Swan's are up for grabs as well. Should make for a great day on Circle One.

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The Weather Channel just had a feature on KWRW. Stated today's low was a record 47 deg.

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Good Morning :huh:

G'Morning all...

I can play for an hour, and then have to hit the road.

 

weather reports say 50* building to 60*, higher humidity.

Breezes 10-15, NE'ly going E'ly

 

Clean's summary from e-Anarchy:

Bright sun, shifty and moderate conditions, and big action dominated Key West today, making Key West On-The-Water Anarchy, presented by Quantum Sails the most entertaining it's ever been.

 

Our live report came from the Melges 24/32 and J/105 course, where Jeff Ecklund's Star continued to struggle against an onslaught by Joe Woods' Red. Red grabbed the top spot by one point despite losing a crew member to a dislocated shoulder in the first race, while New Wave is attacking from behind with a 2,2,1 in the last three races. Story of the day? Amy Neill's and the sentimental SA favorites on Nitemare, with a solid bullet and a strong second place in the 8-12 knots on the course today.

 

The Italians continue to dominate the M24 class, though Uka Uka Racing looked more reachable today with a 5,2. It's unlikely anyone will touch them, though it's a big fleet and any big mistake could change that quickly, letting Blu Moon or Joe Fly squeak in. One team just waiting for a hiccup from Italy is Alan Field's WTF. Amateur driver Field is top US helm, and top amateur helm, and he is having a blast. He was tickled to death at their victory in Race 7, when they crossed the line nearly three minutes before the second place boat – an absolute eternity at the top level of the M24 fleet.

 

The Farr 40 is close too – as expected, Barking Mad and Mascalzone Latino are duking it out by only one point, though we didn't expect Barking to take a DFL today – listen to Jim Richardson's comments yourself about the blue boat and more.

 

SA favorite Jack-A-Roe with our pal the Beverator scored two bullets today in the Mumm 30 class. With super close racing, and the event up for grabs, the five teams seem to be really enjoying themselves. Listen to Jack-a-roe's 15 year old bowman here.

 

The shitbox course is all locked up for most of the classes. For the second year in a row, the Good Girl boys own PHRF 2 with almost straight bullets, and Steven Stollman's well-sailed C&C has almost clinched PHRF 1. As expected, John Storck's Rumor is walking away with the J/80s, while the Cape Fear 38 Tangent continues to sail well in PHRF 3, with a comfortable lead over the perennial Annapolis favorite L'outrage. Only PHRF 4 is still a battle, and it's only between Elysium and Lightning Rod – two S2 9.1s. Thank god we don't have to watch them again tomorrow!We're kidding.....sort of.

 

Brian Keane's Savasana is just holding on in the J/105s – and there was some great racing among them today a long way behind the Melgi. On the big boat course, the Mills 40 Soozal seems to have locked up a very competitive IRC 2 class dominated by non-planing cruiser/racers. Listen to Dave Armitage talk about the racing with us from the Mills 43 Cool Breeze. The TP52 RAN has walked away with the big boat title, bad news for the Anarchists on Rosebud in second, while the Swan 42 class has some of the closest racing of the regatta – and we'll see some of that tomorrow.

 

Those who watched today saw some of the best action ever, and the volume of readers was outstanding. We finally got some topless action on board, and with the booze and music flowing, the race boats just couldn't stay away between races – maybe it was the tits on deck? Come watch us for one more day – we'll get the tight finishes and the big fouls and maybe even some more tits – whatever we do, we're sure going to have some fun, and you're along for the ride. We also forgot to give away the Dax OneTouch handles and PLO gear on Thursday, which means a flurry of giveaways on Friday. Ya gotta be in it to win it...We'll split our time tomorrow between the big boats and the Melgi – wrapping up with the 24s and 32s – Watch Friday's action now!

 

And if this report isn't enough for you, be sure to read the entire Thursday report for pics, interviews, video, and written commentary – it's gold. Many, many thanks for tuning in to 2009 OTW Anarchy Key West presented by Quantum Sails.

 

And of course a huge thanks to Point Loma Outfitting, Santa Cruz Yachts, Latis Yachting Solutions, Melges Performance Sailboats, Flying Tiger Boats, Dax OneTouch Winch Handles, and HBI Boats.

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Good Morning :huh:

G'Morning all...

I can play for an hour, and then have to hit the road.

 

weather reports say 50* building to 60*, higher humidity.

Breezes 10-15, NE'ly going E'ly

 

Clean's summary from e-Anarchy:

Bright sun, shifty and moderate conditions, and big action dominated Key West today, making Key West On-The-Water Anarchy, presented by Quantum Sails the most entertaining it's ever been.

 

Our live report came from the Melges 24/32 and J/105 course, where Jeff Ecklund's Star continued to struggle against an onslaught by Joe Woods' Red. Red grabbed the top spot by one point despite losing a crew member to a dislocated shoulder in the first race, while New Wave is attacking from behind with a 2,2,1 in the last three races. Story of the day? Amy Neill's and the sentimental SA favorites on Nitemare, with a solid bullet and a strong second place in the 8-12 knots on the course today.

 

The Italians continue to dominate the M24 class, though Uka Uka Racing looked more reachable today with a 5,2. It's unlikely anyone will touch them, though it's a big fleet and any big mistake could change that quickly, letting Blu Moon or Joe Fly squeak in. One team just waiting for a hiccup from Italy is Alan Field's WTF. Amateur driver Field is top US helm, and top amateur helm, and he is having a blast. He was tickled to death at their victory in Race 7, when they crossed the line nearly three minutes before the second place boat – an absolute eternity at the top level of the M24 fleet.

 

The Farr 40 is close too – as expected, Barking Mad and Mascalzone Latino are duking it out by only one point, though we didn't expect Barking to take a DFL today – listen to Jim Richardson's comments yourself about the blue boat and more.

 

SA favorite Jack-A-Roe with our pal the Beverator scored two bullets today in the Mumm 30 class. With super close racing, and the event up for grabs, the five teams seem to be really enjoying themselves. Listen to Jack-a-roe's 15 year old bowman here.

 

The shitbox course is all locked up for most of the classes. For the second year in a row, the Good Girl boys own PHRF 2 with almost straight bullets, and Steven Stollman's well-sailed C&C has almost clinched PHRF 1. As expected, John Storck's Rumor is walking away with the J/80s, while the Cape Fear 38 Tangent continues to sail well in PHRF 3, with a comfortable lead over the perennial Annapolis favorite L'outrage. Only PHRF 4 is still a battle, and it's only between Elysium and Lightning Rod – two S2 9.1s. Thank god we don't have to watch them again tomorrow!We're kidding.....sort of.

 

Brian Keane's Savasana is just holding on in the J/105s – and there was some great racing among them today a long way behind the Melgi. On the big boat course, the Mills 40 Soozal seems to have locked up a very competitive IRC 2 class dominated by non-planing cruiser/racers. Listen to Dave Armitage talk about the racing with us from the Mills 43 Cool Breeze. The TP52 RAN has walked away with the big boat title, bad news for the Anarchists on Rosebud in second, while the Swan 42 class has some of the closest racing of the regatta – and we'll see some of that tomorrow.

 

Those who watched today saw some of the best action ever, and the volume of readers was outstanding. We finally got some topless action on board, and with the booze and music flowing, the race boats just couldn't stay away between races – maybe it was the tits on deck? Come watch us for one more day – we'll get the tight finishes and the big fouls and maybe even some more tits – whatever we do, we're sure going to have some fun, and you're along for the ride. We also forgot to give away the Dax OneTouch handles and PLO gear on Thursday, which means a flurry of giveaways on Friday. Ya gotta be in it to win it...We'll split our time tomorrow between the big boats and the Melgi – wrapping up with the 24s and 32s – Watch Friday's action now!

 

And if this report isn't enough for you, be sure to read the entire Thursday report for pics, interviews, video, and written commentary – it's gold. Many, many thanks for tuning in to 2009 OTW Anarchy Key West presented by Quantum Sails.

 

And of course a huge thanks to Point Loma Outfitting, Santa Cruz Yachts, Latis Yachting Solutions, Melges Performance Sailboats, Flying Tiger Boats, Dax OneTouch Winch Handles, and HBI Boats.

 

What has been going on in the s42 class.. Celeritas just out of phase or what?

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The Weather Channel just had a feature on KWRW. Stated today's low was a record 47 deg.

 

Awwww. God, that sucks. :P

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What has been going on in the s42 class.. Celeritas just out of phase or what?

 

Who wants this one?

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Good Morning :huh:

G'Morning all...

I can play for an hour, and then have to hit the road.

 

weather reports say 50* building to 60*, higher humidity.

Breezes 10-15, NE'ly going E'ly

 

 

What has been going on in the s42 class.. Celeritas just out of phase or what?

 

Well, results are typical of a small tight OD class. With only 6 boats in the class, the points totals don't spread out as far, and a couple of finish shake-ups can change the whole game.

I didn't talk to any of the guys yesterday, But, from Wed: a crew from Celeritas reported 1st race w/ two 360 turn penalties, and getting caught on the wrong side of a major shift in the 2nd race. From Tiburon: Just reporting tight class racing. Anyone's game.

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Alan Field from the M24 WTF interview - The amateur ddriver had a great day yesterday

 

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NEWS FROM THE FARR 40 CLASS -

 

HRH Prince Frederik gets his program together!

 

 

Danish Crown Prince Frederik sailed to his first Acura Key West regatta win in his Farr 40-class Nanoq on Thursday.

 

"It was great sailing today and it felt good to win a race," said Frederik, who was competing in this event for the third time. "That is always difficult in this class, because it is so competitive with so many good sailing teams."

 

Nanoq was in ninth place in the 12-boat class after winning the seventh race of the regatta.

 

Defending Farr 40 champion Barking Mad, skippered by Jim Richardson of the United States, held a slim one-point lead over Mascalzone Latino, owned by Italian businessman Vincenzo Onorato entering Friday's final race of the five-day regatta.

 

Barking Mad entered Thursday's races with a seemingly comfortable eight-point cushion and was second behind Nanoq in the seventh race. But Richardson's crew had a disastrous eighth race, finishing last.

 

 

"We rounded the first weather mark in second place, but we went backward from there," said Richardson's tactician Terry Hutchinson, who blamed the loss on himself. "It was just a matter of poor boat positioning."

 

Another Farr 40 threat Joe Fly, owned by Italian Giovanni Maspero, was just three points behind Barking Mad.

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Also in the News - The KWPD might have nailed a yachtie yesterday -

 

Anyone know this guy?

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Thanks to all for great coverage, helps when not there.

Well Congrats to all with their positions sewed up BUT there are many in position to move up or miss out on the podium today.

IRC 1 is one of those that could feel great or suck BUT at the start of day 5 you have 3 boats very tight for 2nd & 3rd, your at least in control of your destiny, you are in play, cant ask for more than that on a friday morning.

Two of three will be on the stage tonight one will be watching. Been there done that (and ended up watching a couple yrs ago)

 

Good luck to Anema & Core, as well as all with a chance to make the move today or hang on to what you have.

 

Here is to a great day of sailing and hopefully the classes will be setteled on the water today and not in the room this afternoon!!

 

Regards

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Hey Zar - i'm bored in Sarasota - can you fire up the SA G4 and pick me up at SRQ?

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Medical Update from the Melges blog:

 

Thursday’s racing roundup

 

Lorenzo Santini’s UKA UKA racing continues to lead the Melges 24 class after four days and eight races. Their lead has been slightly diminished however going into the last day they still have a healthy seven point advantage over franco Rosini’s Blu Moon. This Swiss entry were boat of the day today with a third and a first and they have a margin of six points over Giovanni Maspero’s Joe Fly who matched UKA UKA Racing with a second and a fifth today. Alan Field continues to be the best of the American teams and consolidated this position by winning race one and finishing eighth in the final race of the day.Going into the final day they sit just six points away from a podium position overall. They will need to be mindful of the challenge from behind from Ricrdo Simoneschi and Vince Brun who lie four and seven points respectively back.

 

The Melges 24 overall results are far from easy to predict and with two races scheduled for tomorrow none of the top teams can afford to falter as the series comes to a tense conclusion. We will be out on the water to bring you all the action so check back for our roundup of the final results tomorrow.

 

Red’s one armed tactician….

by Justin on Jan.22, 2009, under ACURA Key West 2009

 

Good news from the Key West emergency room is that Red tactician Morgan Reeser has had his dislocated shoulder put back in place and he should be able to sail tomorrow.

 

Morgan showed some real guts today by completing tow races with his shoulder out of its socket after falling badly at the start of the first race. He did manage to get it relocated in between races with the help of a first aider from one of the support ribs but it jumped out again almost immediately after the start of the second race.

 

Despite this handicap Red had a good enough day to capitalise on a bad day on the water from the overnight regatta leaders Star.

 

Going into the final day Red lead by one point from Star in second and third placed New Wave whose 2,1 scoreline today leaves them 10 points off the lead.

 

We can expect a spectacular showdown during tomorrows two scheduled final races.

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Ralph Seitz from Cool Breeze talks about the Kings Point Foundation - Great Interview - Enjoy !

 

 

NOTE: CLEAN SECURES HIS LAUDERDALE TO CHARLESTON RIDE ON MONEYPENNY ! What a Pimp!

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anyone know if the Howe Brothers are out of the 40 game for good or just waiting on a new boat, taking a break, etc.?

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Ralph Seitz from Cool Breeze talks about the Kings Point Foundation - Great Interview - Enjoy !

 

 

NOTE: CLEAN SECURES HIS LAUDERDALE TO CHARLESTON RIDE ON MONEYPENNY ! What a Pimp!

Gotta love Ralphie!

But, geez Clean... you were killing his baby blues in the sun. (Maybe we just get him a pair of shades.) B)

 

Gotta head out now...

Have fun all.

Keep up the spectacular work!

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OK Now that Jerseygirl is on the road -j/k ;) BEWBIES!!! FOR ALL!!

 

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OK Now that Jerseygirl is on the road -j/k ;) BEWBIES!!! FOR ALL!!

 

 

aahhh...my day is lookin up!

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0916H: Breaking Bite! We have a rock-star on the waters, lead singer of Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon is (has been) crewing on TP52 "Rio"...very cool! (edit, that's pretty crazy)

 

0913H: (SW) Day 5-- Div 1 Signal is proceeding to the race course. Clear skies, sunny with a nice 10 knot breeze from the North East. Sea state calm.

 

060 degrees at 9-11 knots. - div 2

 

0912H: Wind is 045 at 11 knots on the course. - div 3

 

(edit, i tried (and will continue to try) to leave out all the "weather is gorgeous" commentary as a courtesy to all of us stuck in places w/ not-so-gorgeous weather)

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0916H: Breaking Bite! We have a rock-star on the waters, lead singer of Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon is (has been) crewing on TP52 "Rio"...very cool! (edit, that's pretty crazy)

 

Irony thy name is "hungry like the wolf"

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Hey Zar - i'm bored in Sarasota - can you fire up the SA G4 and pick me up at SRQ?

Doesn't the 'Cheeta' have wifi set up for you yet? That should keep things entertaining.... :P

 

 

Hmmmm Now there is an Idea -

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from wiki, i had no idea. before my time i suppose... -

While Duran Duran was on hiatus in 1985, Le Bon drew media attention when his maxi yacht, Drum, lost her keel and capsized during the Fastnet race, just off Falmouth, along the southern coast of Cornwall. Before being rescued, Le Bon and other crew members were trapped underwater, inside the hull, for forty minutes. Despite the accident, Le Bon and Drum went on to participate in the 1985-1986 Whitbread Round the World Race, coming in third overall in elapsed time. Le Bon and his partners eventually sold Drum; the events surrounding Drum and the races were chronicled in a 1989 movie entitled Drum - The Journey Of A Lifetime.

 

Twenty years after his accident, in 2005, Le Bon made public his desire to race again. During a touring hiatus in August 2005, Le Bon again raced Drum in the Fastnet race, borrowing the vessel from her current owner (the Scottish multi car garage owner Sir Arnold Clark) to participate, and raising funds for the RNLI charity. Unfortunately, Le Bon had to leave the race unfinished, as light winds were slowing Drum (and Drum's competitors), and would have delayed the boat's arrival at Plymouth, interfering with Le Bon's obligation to perform in Japan at a sold-out, 60,000-seat show.[1]

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Here's an archived Interview with Skip Novak and Simon (he's so freaking animated) - Shining Moment

 

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035-040 degrees. It looks like a carbon copy of yesterday - div 2

 

0936H: Due to irresolvable mechanical issues, Dimarian 21, J/24 from Savannah, GA is heading home early.

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0942H: (SB) The Div 1 Signal Boat is on station at 24 30.142 N / 81 51.484 W. The wind is approximately 10-12 kts from about 045, with 1-2 ft waves.

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0947H: 050 degrees reported from the top of the course and also from the gate boat - div 2

 

0945H: RC is anchored at 24 30.375N 81 45.271W

 

Initial course is 4 legs for all fleets, Phrf1, 2, J80's with a leg length of 1.8 mi, Phrf3, 4 with a leg of 1.5 mi.

 

Winds holding at 045

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Reverend Pete -

 

Thought you might appreciate this ultimate seal of approval. Was watching the recap you posted yesterday with my constipated 17 month old daughter curled up on my lap. When it got to the scene with all the Melgi coming downwind under spinn, she actually forgot about the dump she'd been whining about for the prior 2 hours and stood up on my lap and started clapping. If you can get her to forget about taking a crap for a few minutes... you must be doing something right.

 

Keep up the good work!

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Reverend Pete -

 

Thought you might appreciate this ultimate seal of approval. Was watching the recap you posted yesterday with my constipated 17 month old daughter curled up on my lap. When it got to the scene with all the Melgi coming downwind under spinn, she actually forgot about the dump she'd been whining about for the prior 2 hours and stood up on my lap and started clapping. If you can get her to forget about taking a crap for a few minutes... you must be doing something right.

 

Keep up the good work!

 

Ahhh, now I understand the brown scented bilge....

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Reverend Pete -

 

Thought you might appreciate this ultimate seal of approval. Was watching the recap you posted yesterday with my constipated 17 month old daughter curled up on my lap. When it got to the scene with all the Melgi coming downwind under spinn, she actually forgot about the dump she'd been whining about for the prior 2 hours and stood up on my lap and started clapping. If you can get her to forget about taking a crap for a few minutes... you must be doing something right.

 

Keep up the good work!

 

Thanks for sharing!

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Reverend Pete -

 

Thought you might appreciate this ultimate seal of approval. Was watching the recap you posted yesterday with my constipated 17 month old daughter curled up on my lap. When it got to the scene with all the Melgi coming downwind under spinn, she actually forgot about the dump she'd been whining about for the prior 2 hours and stood up on my lap and started clapping. If you can get her to forget about taking a crap for a few minutes... you must be doing something right.

 

Keep up the good work!

 

 

The power of SA

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1004H: 30 minutes to the first warning ... 045 degrees at the Signal boat. We will be running two races ... the last two for the event - div 2

 

1005H: Race 9 will be course 4 (4 legs) 1.7nm for M32s and 1.5nm for M24 and J105s ... holding off on posting the bearing.

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Relentless on the way to the big boat circle in Chamber of Commerce conditions. Passing Truman Annex now.

 

Are you on sending this from a crack berry on the water?

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Here's an archived Interview with Skip Novak and Simon (he's so freaking animated) - Shining Moment

 

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name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

 

 

Skip Novak has the personality of a slug there. Who interviewed him?? Jobson?? or thompson?? :lol:

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NO I didn't get arrested! But it was close.

 

Shit is happening now - just a few minutes til the action starts!

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0935H: (SB) Simon Le Bon had the boat named Drum. They lost their keel in the 1985 Fastnet Race and capsized.

 

 

next time weav is interviewed you can ask him about the whitbread too.

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Relentless on the way to the big boat circle in Chamber of Commerce conditions. Passing Truman Annex now.

 

Are you on sending this from a crack berry on the water?

Yup. Beautiful day. Shorts and t shirt weather. A little chop, not much.

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1022H: Red just sailed by the Signal. Morgan Reeser is sailing today after dislocating his shoulder yesterday. His arm is in a sling and duct taped around his body ... it's going to difficult to move around the boat

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Hey Zar - i'm bored in Sarasota - can you fire up the SA G4 and pick me up at SRQ?

 

Sorry, I was on my way down, and flew into a flock of pigeons and had to ditch in lake Erie….Cleveland being a small market, it didn’t even make the news…”Sully” is getting laid from coast to coast, and I’m cold and wet in and it a world of hurt (apparently a “Flight Simulator 4.1” certificate is not recognized by the FAA as valid rating for multi engine jets).

Tell the ed to send lawyers, guns and money

 

 

GREAT coverage guys!, but missing my camera work!!! clear, infocus video leaves nothing for the imaginaion! I like to think I put the "mystery" into our coverage

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1022H: Red just sailed by the Signal. Morgan Reeser is sailing today after dislocating his shoulder yesterday. His arm is in a sling and duct taped around his body ... it's going to difficult to move around the boat

 

That's OK - He's a tactician - Just lash him to the stern pulpit

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NO I didn't get arrested! But it was close.

 

Shit is happening now - just a few minutes til the action starts!

 

kudos on a great week SA. thanks to all the sponsors who made it happen. :lol: glad it ends soon so i can get back to work. hope you are doing charleston race week too but if so hopefully i will be on the water there instead of at the office.

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Hey Zar - i'm bored in Sarasota - can you fire up the SA G4 and pick me up at SRQ?

 

Sorry, I was on my way down, and flew into a flock of pigeons and had to ditch in lake Erie….Cleveland being a small market, it didn't even make the news…"Sully" is getting laid from coast to coast, and I'm cold and wet in and it a world of hurt (apparently a "Flight Simulator 4.1" certificate is not recognized by the FAA as valid rating for multi engine jets).

Tell the ed to send lawyers, guns and money

 

 

GREAT coverage guys!, but missing my camera work!!! clear, infocus video leaves nothing for the imaginaion! I like to think I put the "mystery" into our coverage

 

 

LOL :lol:

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Sorry about the race recap sound issues...the video that petey gets together over the weekend will be well worth the wait. That "get some" video was classic yesterday, I can't wait to see it in high-res - I actually think it is up on streamcast or something, but we just don't have time to fuck with it.

 

IRC 1 going into sequence.

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NO I didn't get arrested! But it was close.

 

Shit is happening now - just a few minutes til the action starts!

 

kudos on a great week SA. thanks to all the sponsors who made it happen. :lol: glad it ends soon so i can get back to work. hope you are doing charleston race week too but if so hopefully i will be on the water there instead of at the office.

 

 

oh, and great work by jitillidie but i wish you were on the 24! st pete?

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BTW, the reason the warpath didn't show yesterday was as expected. Someone or someones got just a little too drunk to find their way home on Wednesday night after the Melges party. He was sighted at around 3 AM gulping down 4 shots of Jaeger.

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1025H: (SB) The course for IRC 1 is #4, 2.3 miles to WM1. For all other classes #4 and 1.9 miles to WM2. Bearing is 040.

 

1033H: RC is changing the bearing to 055. The usual suspects are hanging out forward and starboard of us setting up for photos. Breeze is now 14-16 knots - div 2

 

1030H: There goes another ding-dong ... it is my imagination or do they really wait until they are just behind the Signal. - div 2

 

1028H: RC has posted 050 degrees and we are within 10 minutes to the first warning - div 2

 

RC is going into short postponement ... pin boat has dragged and we need to reset the line. - div 2

 

1024H: Course is set for 050. 4 legs for all fleets, Phrf1, 2, J80's length of 1.8 mi, Phrf3, 4 length of 1.5 mi.

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1022H: Red just sailed by the Signal. Morgan Reeser is sailing today after dislocating his shoulder yesterday. His arm is in a sling and duct taped around his body ... it's going to difficult to move around the boat

 

 

Tough bastard to sail around in that condition. I hope he can stay on board with whatever meds he is on, though if he sailed after his shit popped out a second time I bet he didn't even get a script for meds. Good on ya man

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1022H: Red just sailed by the Signal. Morgan Reeser is sailing today after dislocating his shoulder yesterday. His arm is in a sling and duct taped around his body ... it's going to difficult to move around the boat

 

That's OK - He's a tactician - Just lash him to the stern pulpit

 

By the way. I can see a mast or bow guy popping a shoulder out, but a Tactician? What happened? Did he lose his footing after calling a crash tack?

 

He should be fine. The tactician usually only holds on with one hand anyway. The other is usually holding his....

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1038H: (SW) IRC 1 off all clear on time. The fleet favored the top half of the starting line. Now split evenly starboard/ port.

 

Farr 40's next.

 

 

1040H: (SW) We added an additional 5 minutes between IRC 1 and the Farr 40 starts for fleet/course management purposes.

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Mascalzone LATE at the pin, Barking Mad poked out in the middle, Nanoq wins the boat - vids uploading now and running to the top mark. I'll leave Sol to the play by play, getting in the RIB to the top mark...

 

Great Breeze, awesome sailing - perfect end to the week!

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1049H: (SB) All clear on Farr 40 start. The Crown Prince got a very good start right at the Signal Boat - then tacked over to port. then back and crossed ahead of other boats that tacked over. Looks like he is in a good position.

 

Lots of spectator boats out here crowded around the Signal Boat.

 

3 boats OCS on the Swan 42 start - Long Echo, Celeritas, Tiburon. They are now all clear.

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0935H: (SB) Simon Le Bon had the boat named Drum. They lost their keel in the 1985 Fastnet Race and capsized.

 

 

That's when his band got the nick: "Durown Durown"... :lol:

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1058H: Highlights of the start: PHRF-1: Kali holds off XS for clear air first, Wairere port tacks behind the fleet to take over the right side of the course.

 

PHRF-2: USA1 at the pin end again, with GoodGirl next along with Blueprint and Man-o-war, Rushe and Island Flyer choose the second row, with Too Sweet taking the third row.

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1101H: (SB) IRC 2 start - Gold Digger was fouled by spectator Relentless (edit, isn't sol on that boat?). Gold Digger crossed 1 minute and 55 seconds late because of the boat. The RC has recorded this time. The boat was right on the starboard stern of the Signal Boat and extended into the starting area.

 

IRC 2 was all clear. The Farr 30 class is all clear.

 

The Signal Boat RC is speculating that Gold Digger will ask for redress for being blocked by motor boat.

 

 

1107H: Cozying up to each other behind the Signal Boat are UKA UKA, Blu Moon, and Joe Fly

 

Bailout 18 is over early ... and the top 3 are side by side ... big collision between One Sixty 45 and Monsoon 31 ... One Sixty 45 is doing their turn now

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1108H: 80's: Angry Chameleon and WillyT over early and had tocome back, Veloce knew they were and dropped back to clear. Lucky Frog got pushed around the fleet and had to port tack across their backside.

 

PHRF3: All boats were at the RC end with Thunderbolt, Seefest, and Tangent leading the way.

 

PHRF-4: Thuderbox and Caribean Soul at the start, Elysium barely ahead of Lightning Rod, Blah,blah, blah takes the second row.

 

Winds holding 050, current is .75k down the course.

 

At the upwind leg XS is around of course.

 

Winds are holding at 050 . XS down at the gate

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Morgan would be a perfect candidate for the Dax One Touch Winch Handel today!

 

 

you think he's ever touched a winch handle?

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Morgan would be a perfect candidate for the Dax One Touch Winch Handel today!

 

 

you think he's ever touched a winch handle?

 

Negative, for sure.

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What's going on out there? Are you guys and Interlude locked into some stink potter battle? Need to see video of this!

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Great top mark rounding - Barking Mad edging out ML after both boats had to duck Joe Fly and Convexity, Convex takes the lead...videos uploading fast Vegas!

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1121H: (SB) Many of the spectator boats are in a bad place with the potential to foul competitors (edit, hope sol's not one...). Several spectator boats have been parking right in the path that boats would take if they tacked over to port right after the start.

 

Farr 40 gate rounding - Joe Fly was first followed by Convexity.

 

1120H: M32 top mark rounding Flat Stanley 71, Argo 72, Arkle 74, Mojo 79, and Nitemare 75

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