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Day 2 - Now It's Tactical

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Wind forecast for tomorrow, courtesy of Predict Wind, which is really a nice tool. Hope it's damned warmer than today was - 67 degrees is way too freaking cold.

Date: Time: Speed: Direction:

Sat 18 0700 7 7 360

Sat 18 0800 6 6 350

Sat 18 0900 5 4 40

Sat 18 1000 5 4 80

Sat 18 1100 6 6 110

Sat 18 1200 7 7 120

Sat 18 1300 7 7 130

Sat 18 1400 8 7 140

Sat 18 1500 8 8 150

Sat 18 1600 9 8 160

Sat 18 1700 9 8 170

Sat 18 1800 8 7 190

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Official Press Release from Charleston Race Week:

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Meaghan Van Liew

Cell: 843/814.3966

E-mail: mvanliew@scmaritime.org

 

SAILORS FACE WILD CONDITIONS FOR DAY ONE

Sun, strong breeze and big waves bring speed, smiles, and breakage

 

CHARLESTON, SC (April 17, 2009) - Competitors are nursing sunburns and sore muscles this evening after spectacular weather made the start of 2009 Charleston Race Week something to remember.

 

Race Committee members on the offshore courses faced some of the hardest conditions of the day as they pitched around setting marks and start/finish lines. "The seas started off only three feet or so, but by the end of the day they were consistently at 6 feet plus, with four second periods," said mark set official Jay Stuart.

 

There was plenty of wind, but it was pretty consistent and great sailing breeze," said Jeff Worobel, sailing on the B-25 'Red Hot Chili Peppers. "In fact, there wasn't any drama at all until we broke our rudder!" Worobel expects to be ready to race again in the morning.

 

Worobel's rudder wasn't the only breakage - the Beneteau 36.7 Blueprint crashed into a competing boat and destroyed its bow pulpit, but they didn't let it deter them. "We made a call to the local Beneteau dealer, and have a look yourself - the new part is already on and we're ready to go again!"

 

Inshore Courses Deliver Thrills and Spills

 

The 22-knot winds on the ocean courses didn't make it into the harbor until the third race of the day, but it was worth the wait. "It's always so great in this harbor when the breeze gets up," said Viper 640 Class President Justin Scott. The British born Massachusetts sailor said he "couldn't wipe the smile off my face."

 

Today was also the first ever one-design start for the Melges 20, the newest sportboat from the famous Wisconsin-based builder. "The boat is just so easy to handle, never out of control and an absolute hoot to sail," said points leader Marc Hollerbach, who sails with sons Adam and Ian, and soon-to-be superstar female sailor, 16 year old Morgan Kiss. "The Race Committee and volunteers were flawless and we had the best racing I've done in ages - bring on tomorrow!"

 

Lighter Winds To Grant Sailors Reprieve

 

Tomorrow's forecasts calls for significantly less wind than today, bringing Charleston's famous currents more into focus for the sailors. Their aching bodies should be replenished by then - thanks to a huge spread of dinner at tonight's Lowcountry feast at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. People interested in seeing all the action tomorrow on the spacious 'Palmetto Breeze' catamaran should reserve their space by calling (800) 524-3444 or (843) 886-8133.

 

Be sure to check www.charlestonraceweek.com tonight for a high-intensity highlight video from Penalty Box Productions

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Cannot believe how many happy people I met tonight, and once again, everyone seems to have grabbed a drink for me. Unfortunately, I have a hard time refusing Gosling's.

 

 

Funny story: Every year, Gosling's marketing super chick Rinnear Thatcher comes up to Charleston to support the event. If you've been around the Caribbean at all you know Rinnear, a smart, sassy and sexy thing always keeping you on your toes.

 

Today, I caught sight of her trading Gosling's hats for red Mount Gay hats...and then laying the MG hats ceremoniously on the bonfire...

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While we were indeed disappointed that we were not fully live and that our quality was not what we hoped for, we DID learn yet another pile of new shit to deal with, and we (fingers crossed) should have things sorted for today's webcast. The problem, as always, is bandwidth - but we are going to solve it very soon, and we are working on a few things with an Anarchist in St. Pete to make sure that we can have the kind of bandwidth we need at any event in the world.

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So....We missed a few roundings here and there, but we uploaded more than 30 clips yesterday to the Sail.TV/SailingAnarchy Viewer - about 20 were of Melges 24 Roundings, while a mix of dismasted J/24 and interesting sailor interviews make up the rest. They may not be what you all want to see, but they are there for whomever wants them, and that's good enough for me.

 

The viewer looks really good everywhere I'm looking at it. Newbie SailTV said, "

Hi all,

 

If you're having trouble viewing the Sail TV video player could you please try upgrading your version of Adobe Flash Player by following this link http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

 

That may solve your problems - the other thing to do is to press "Pause" on the player after it starts playing - give it 10 or 20 seconds, then start again - it should play much more smoothly.

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It actually looks like the Vipers have only 29 boats on the line...to the Melges 24's 30 boats. The battle for biggest fleet heats up again!

 

Let's see who shows up tomorrow.

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Alright Race Fans! hahahahaha

 

As you might expect from our silence, we are busy looking for bikini-clad sailors as the boats drift around in the warm sun and zero breeze. Current is starting to move too, so it might get interesting. Currently we are scoping the talent out on various courses, and our video system seems to be working nicely. UNfortunately, the Sail.TV interface is not working right at the moment, and of course it is a Saturday and I don't think Brits work on Saturday. I sent out emails and phone calls so we'll see, but in the meantime, the old standby YouTube will have to do. It's all good.

 

Sarah Proctor is aboard, thank god. Can't wait to post these bikini shots, they are HOT.

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When the people running the event are this bizarre, is it any doubt a good time is guaranteed?

 

 

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PRO of Race Week for the second year is Randy Draftz, who also owns Charleston Yachting, the local sponsor of OTW Anarchy here. Here's a running interview with him as we hurry up to drift around.

 

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I am very cool in the sun thanks to my SLAM wicking zippy thing that would make any crew loyal with this lovely embroidery (Hi Tom)

 

Seriously, 20% off everything is no joke, go to http://www.pointlomaoutfitting.com/c/otwa.html for more. The Charleston sea breeze is struggling to make it in, and succeeding with 4-5 knots on the water and racing imminent, we hope. Call from the outside said that there wasn't anything out there.

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Even with the "pause" technique the day1 review is an unwatchable stop/start stoccato ... can we not just download it please ?

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Clean:

 

Yes, everything on our site can be had for a 20% discount, BUT they have to enter the richt coupon code: OTWA9

 

This code is valid until next Friday for all of you procratinators.

 

TC

 

ps; that "wicky, zippy thing" has a name, Zip Grinder, and it comes in both a long and short sleeve version. keep up the good work!

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I find it ironic that an SB3 has the hottest chick out here.

 

Yay - setting marks!!

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Here's something shot from the big camera - settings are off though.

 

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And here we go...sea breeze is in and building nicely, currently at 6 knots of breeze from 130 degrees.

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Kristen Lane at the pin end, tries to port tack the fleet but there's Steve Kopf on Blur forcing her back to the far left where the incoming tide is the most painful...big camera working and vid uploading now!

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Race 5 Start - still trying to get settings right, but I love it.

 

 

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Top Mark ROundings:

 

 

Peter Lane

Blur

Charleston Eye Doctor

Party Girl

Vamoose

Quantum

RocknRoll

Cujo

Mossman

brick house kristin

KO Sailing

Unsponsored

Wiuld Child

Rock Steady

 

Video almost done already! Wind holding at 5-8 knots...

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Race 5 Top Mark, just getting to the bottom, light but somewhat steady here.

 

 

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Race 5 Gate, rounding orders coming. We are getting our delays down to just a few minutes, this is just sweet. Video quality for y'all?

 

 

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Gate:

 

mostly the same.

 

Top Mark:

 

Brick House

Dabney

Blur

Quantum!

Vamoose

KO racing

Cujo!

Cream

Party Girl

Brick House

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Final Top Mark:

 

 

 

 

FInish order:

 

Brick House

Charleeston Eye Doctor

Blur

Quantum

KO Sailing

Vamoose

Cream

Party Girl

Cujo

Wild Child

Brick House

Mossman

Rock Steady

Unsponsored

RocknRoll

Xcarloan

just add water

PBR

Simplicity

Obsession

Go Get mama

Funtech

Big Sky

FirewaterEager Beaver

Entourage

Screaming Mimi

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Had a connection issue...again!

 

First top ark:L

 

RocknRoll

Brickhouse 539

Parrty Girl

Blur

Unsponsored

Simplicity

Quantum

Eager Beaver

Wild Child

KO Sailing

Vamoose

Goux Get Mama

Rock Steady

PBR Street gang

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Second Windward Mark video and roundings:

 

 

Rock N Roll

Party Girl

Brick Hous

Quantum

Unsponsored

NBlur

Simplicity

Eager BEaver

KO Sailing

Wild Child

 

 

2 foreigners in the top 7 - not bad!

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Race 6 Second Gate, no real change in order..

 

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Finish Race 6

 

 

RocknRoll

Party Girl!!

Quantum

Brick House

Simplicity

Blur

UNsposnored

KO

Wild Child

eager

rocksteady

ceream

vamoose

mossman

brick house

entourage

Dabney

go get mama

PBR street gang

just add water

obsession

Cujo

Big Sky

X

Firewater

Funtech

Hermes

OPB

SCreaming mimi

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Filter protesting Mossman

Amendola Protesting McCliment

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Top Mark

 

 

PARTY GIRL (our scorer Janet is going crazy - her roomies!)

Rock Steady

Brickhouse Kristin

Cream

Firewater

Simplicity

Dabney

Wild Child

Blur

KO SAILING

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Seconfd Top Mark:

 

Party Girl

Rock Steady

Brick House Kristin

Cream

KO

Dabney

Simoplicity

Wild Child

 

Top Mark Race 7

 

 

 

Current is absolutely RIPPING!

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Final mark of the day, and the finish is coming right up. Thanks for tuning in so far - and don't forget to book your next boat move through Latis Yachting Solutions to save money and peace of mind.

 

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Final mark of the day, and the finish is coming right up. Thanks for tuning in so far - and don't forget to book your next boat move through Latis Yachting Solutions to save money and peace of mind.

 

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Janet - Katie P here the boys are doing a great job!!!

 

Final mark of the day, and the finish is coming right up. Thanks for tuning in so far - and don't forget to book your next boat move through Latis Yachting Solutions to save money and peace of mind.

 

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Final mark of the day, and the finish is coming right up. Thanks for tuning in so far - and don't forget to book your next boat move through Latis Yachting Solutions to save money and peace of mind.

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Finish:

 

Party Girl

KO Sailing

Rock Steady

Cream

Brick House

Dabney

Simplicity

Wild Child

Quantum

Vamoose

Blur

RocknRoll

X

Unsponsored

Go Get Mama

PBR Street Gang

Firewater

Brick House

Onsession

Just add water

Eager Beaver

Entourage

Mossman

Big Sky

Funtech

Screaming Mimi

Hermes

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Janet - Katie P here the boys are doing a great job!!!

Hiya Darling! Check him out smoking the fleet at the finish!

 

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Janet - Katie P here the boys are doing a great job!!!

Hiya Darling! Check him out smoking the fleet at the finish!

 

Great finish have a great evening!

 

 

 

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Just uploading a final vid from the crazy drunken party on the tourboat catamaran, guy in the drink and all. Mer got some insane shots and Petey is working on his nightly vid right now, plenty of good stuff to come, and thanks for those of few who took time out of a Saturday to check out this report. Thanks also to the various moms, sisters, grandfathers and other family and friends of the racers and our crew - the emails from all of you saying how fun it is are really cool to get.

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Mr Clean,

 

In PHRF B the Esse 850 is more than holding their own, kicking ass really, something certainly not done at KWRW last year or in other PHRF round the bouy races here in the US (based on my admittedly limited result searches). While I hate suggesting it is not due to the skill of the team, could you spare a look to see if they are still in the one design configuration ( e.g. no runners)?

 

e^2

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What's the word with Race 4 on Circle 4? A few hours ago the results showed nearly 70% of the fleet as DNS or TLE, now everyone has a zero for finish. More current than wind?

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Mr Clean,

 

In PHRF B the Esse 850 is more than holding their own, kicking ass really, something certainly not done at KWRW last year or in other PHRF round the bouy races here in the US (based on my admittedly limited result searches). While I hate suggesting it is not due to the skill of the team, could you spare a look to see if they are still in the one design configuration ( e.g. no runners)?

 

e^2

I'll find the Esse boys tomorrow and get them on camera. Thanks for the heads up.

 

What's the word with Race 4 on Circle 4? A few hours ago the results showed nearly 70% of the fleet as DNS or TLE, now everyone has a zero for finish. More current than wind?

Race tossed by RC I think.

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Here's the official race video from Day 2. Petey is da bomb! As always, if you experience choppy playback, press pause and go to the bathroom or something before playing in.

 

 

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