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Cabo race, Fast this year?


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#1 CowboyKell

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:54 AM

Cabo race starts Friday, Saturday for the big boys. Looks like a real nice system moving through late Saturday. 25Kt to 30Kt NW winds. Should be a sliegh ride.
Friday starters a bit screwed waiting 20 to 30 hours for the wind to get them.

Wheres Mark and his usuall forecast'?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:55 AM

As long as it's not 36 hours of beating into 30+kts this year I'll take it. Sleigh ride is right. Go the Condor!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

Do they have a cruiser class that allows engine use?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

Quit bitchin' about cruisers and check my spelling.


Oh yeah I forgot, I'm a forigner :lol:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:40 AM

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Fast indeed

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:30 PM

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Fast indeed


Nice video. It was good to see the big boats get a break with the weather this year - seems the little boats have dominated the Cabo Race the past couple of years.

Cheers,

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:57 AM

what is little
and that is all I can afford

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:07 AM

what is little
and that is all I can afford


That is all I can afford as well. My point was that the last couple of years have been dominated by the J125's and SC50's. The 70's were due to get into a weather pattern that they could benefit from. The bummer for the Friday starters was the slow first day - otherwise it would have been closer.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:25 AM

need even smaller boats
leave thursday?
maybe some day I can go on a big yacht to that place

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:35 AM

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Fast indeed


Crikey! Is it always that fast?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:50 PM


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Fast indeed


Crikey! Is it always that fast?


Not always. And.... that was 30 hours of a 850 mile race. The rest was mediocre to painfully slow.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:12 AM

GI owns it

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:16 AM

We enjoyed a good ride south on the Medusa after a painfully slow 36 hours. Good control in the breeze with no mishaps - but I don't think we saw quite as much breeze as the sleds had in this video. We saw low to mid 30's as our top wind speed but we had hours of 25-28. Impressed with the SC 52 as a battlewagon that can still get up and go! Also surprised the J-125's were as far back after 36 hours of pressure. Happy of course, but a little surprised. Great crew and fantastic owner - looking forward to another race soon.




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