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#101 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:23 PM

Just back at the hotel now, getting ready for the party at 630. Remember that Andy Burdick will be commentating with us tomorrow, and stay tuned for some great interviews.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:27 PM

Great coverage Clean and crew! This is the first time for OTWA that you hit the ground running from the very start of the regatta. Usually, you are working out bugs for the first day or two, but this time you have it nailed from the get-go. You're making it look easy, while anyone who's watched OTWA knows that it's anything but easy.

Two requests please:

1. Feed the gerbils that power the microphone on your camera. During most of the OTW videos yesterday, the audio was very hard to hear, almost spoiling the deal.

2. Please introduce your crew again. The guy in the pit doing uploads, etc. deserves big props. Having a pro dedicated to the computer work sure seems to make your reporting smooth and steady.

There's another milestone: you have completely eliminated the "me" part of the reporting. Usually, half of the coverage is about how much you had to drink last night, how hungover you are, and how you are medicating your hangover. I always enjoyed that part of OTWA, but this way definitely looks more professional.

Thanks much Fan. I found out the problem with my microphone yesterday, the "wind noise" reduction is an electronic thing that the camera does, and it turns out that it's crap. Today maybe a bit more wind noise, but at least you could hear it!

Got a couple of awesome little chats with the kiddies, including M24 World Champ Mac Agnese - nice kid with a great dad who has become a friend. Finally met Rod Jabin and did 8 minutes with him, what a cool guy he is. And I guess not everyone from Annapolis hates me ;)

Thanks for tuning in, later tonight (yes, after a few drinks) I will decide who wins the Kaenons and Ultimate Sailing Calendar - and thanks for all your help!

#103 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:28 PM

The situation with the injured sailors is a bit uncertain right now, one crew on Heartbreaker wasn't feeling well, and one kid got pulled off. Nothing life threatening afaik.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:35 PM

Ramrod had their stern pulpit destroyed by Dark & Stormy's sprit today. New one is already on.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:38 PM

Race 5 Performance Data from Kattack:

- Summary - http://americanregat.../pdf/sum_05.pdf
- Speed Summary http://americanregat...df/speed_05.pdf
- Distance Sailed - http://americanregat...pdf/dist_05.pdf
- Race Replay - http://www.kattack.c...amp;startTime=4
- Max Velocity Star 14.78 knots (sustained for 30 seconds or more)

#106 gonzo

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:44 PM

Great job clean and the crew.. Been fun to watch while it snows here.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:49 PM

I think I should win the sunglasses!!!!!!

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:13 PM

What's up with Samba? 1-2, and three races at or near DFL?? :unsure:

Please interview RASHID! There must be an interesting story there....

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:19 PM

Rashid interview comin'

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:21 PM

5 Kiddies


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:24 PM

Federico and Woody Returning


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:31 PM

George Peet Heartbreaker


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:58 PM

photos from today...

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#114 InNeedOfSomeRestraint

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:14 AM

Right on the heels of what Mer posted (Go the Mer!) here are phauxtoes from the Melges website
http://www.melges.co...t...s/media/m32

On-water-text updates:
http://sailingupdates.com/?page_id=3

WxUnderground Forecast for tomorrow: Northeast winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of showers.

70-78 Degrees, 30% Chance Precipitation

#115 MER

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:43 AM

My Gallery from today - slideshow coming soon. Thanks for watching!

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:51 AM

Thank YOU for sharing your beautiful work with us. Thanks for taking such great boat porn shots and thanks for taking the time to post them here. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Mer.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 01:39 AM

Mer;
Beautifull stuff.
I have always loved the crew shots. It actualy captures the spirit of sailboat racing. The boats are beautifull but the people on the boats captures the emotion!
If you can would you please take some pics of lake effect and Brad Boston.
I would like to purchase a picture of Brad and Crew , A class act!
Chimo;
Guts.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 03:16 AM

Article on day 2 of the Gold Cup here:
http://sailboats.wor...-melges32-3013/

#119 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:16 AM

You guys are really are really fucking sweet!


Catherine: Andy missed you. He will be out tomorrow and will certainly miss your absence more.

Here's something I shot from the bar with Woolsey...

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 08:21 AM

Through the lens of my 3:20 AM eyes, it looks like InNeed wins some Kaenons!

Email me brother. Links in my signature.


Tomorrow's another day, rock on!

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:07 AM

Wow! I watched OTWA over the years and till recently it was bad in a hillarious way. The best thing about it was that it was usually the only team in town to provide coverage. But now it starts to get really good and valuable to watch! Thanks!

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:19 AM

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Thanks for sharing! Great shots!

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 01:51 PM

Hey Clean.... why did Ramrod get redress in race #4?

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 01:54 PM

Today's sailflow:

Sunday, December 06 Monday, December 07
Time 7am 10am 1pm 4pm 7pm 10pm 1am 4am 7am 10am 1pm 4pm 7pm 10pm
Wind (kts) 11 10 13 16 13 11 4 7 5 6 9 12 10 9
Direction
Temperature (F) 65 69 76 76 74 74 75 73 73 75 78 80 76 75

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:00 PM

Hey Clean.... why did Ramrod get redress in race #4?


Per Clean, post #104

"Ramrod had their stern pulpit destroyed by Dark & Stormy's sprit today. New one is already on."

Good luck to the Ramrod boys and girl today, sail fast, and keep throwin' it down for Naptown.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:17 PM

Starting new thread now. Wind from the N, temp 15 degrees colder than yesterday, but at least the sun is out and maybe I can go in the water today and get some underwater action.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:41 PM

You guys are really are really fucking sweet!


Catherine: Andy missed you. He will be out tomorrow and will certainly miss your absence more.

Here's something I shot from the bar with Woolsey...

:lol: That wasn't nice of you to write my phone number there.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:54 AM

Wow! The best OTWA yet!!! Great job Clean, the video was awesome, and the interviews were great. Speedboat interview is classic. Blow off KWRW and do Sydney-Hobart. The start and then interviewing those guys in Hobart... Once again, great work!




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