Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:57 PM
NICE FING JOB Ronnie!!! The decision Derk had to make is one of the worst decisions any sailor makes even more so when it is their home they must leave! No doubt about it both you and Ruben deserve a big big thank you from all of us given I would want the same effort done for me if I ever faced leaving my boat adrift and knowing my fellow sailors would do all they could to recover the boat for me.
Enjoy the Island!!! Major Respect!!! AGain!!!
Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:48 PM
Great work, everyone involved & especially to the 2 guys that climbed aboard.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:26 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:11 PM
I just read your nice posts. I should take you out sailing sometime - I am pretty sure I could make you wet your pants in short order. Handling a 300 square meter spinnaker on your own is a little different than sailing your Catalina on the Chesapeake.
You sound like someone who sits behind a computer a lot so a piece of advice. Sit down and think of something you think you can't do, spend years of your life training until you think you are ready, do it and see how you feel when you finish. These stupid chat rooms wont matter so much to you after that.
And change that stupid handle.
OK, time to pick your favorites:
NAME, TYPE, SHTPR, DIVISION
Truth, Open 50, -123, Sled
Turbo Camper, Hobie 33, 84, Fast & Fun
Idefix, Olson 30, 99, Fast & Fun
Taz!!, Express 27, 129, Fast & Fun
Hope for the Warriors, Moore 24, 152, Fast & Fun
RushMoore, Moore 24, 152, Fast & Fun
Team Open Sailing, Pogo 2 Mini, 115, Fast & Fun
Rainbow, Crowther 10M, 184, Spare Hull
Flight Risk, Quest 30 (Mod), 97, 30-Somethings
Slacker, Tartan Ten, 140, 30-Somethings
Bandicoot, WylieCat 30, 128, 30-Somethings
Moonshadow, Custom Wylie 31, 160, 30-Somethings
Red Sky, Olson 34 (Ericson), 133, 30-Somethings
Harrier, Finn Flyer 31, 184, 30-Somethings
Scaramouche V, Palmer Johnson S&S 49, 92, Big & Comfy
Mouton Noir, Garcia Passoa 47, 119, Big & Comfy
Frolic, Islander 36 TM, 154, Big & Comfy
Galaxsea, Nauticat 44, 145, Big & Comfy
Champ, Island Packet 380, 156, Big & Comfy
Green Buffalo, Cal 40, 132, Big & Comfy
Bela Bartok, Vindo 31, 200, Plastic Classics
Dolce, Alberg 30, 222, Plastic Classics
Tortuga, Westsail 32, 199, Plastic Classics
Darwind, Pearson Triton 28, 240, Plastic Classics
Alex Mehran on Truth will find the race highly rewarding, no doubt. It's always super to triumph over the lame, the weak, the halt. To the victor go the spoils! If you charter a boat to race, always hold out for a performance level that can't be matched by anyone else in the race. Got to go a long way if you want to beat an Alberg 30!
I don't get it. Were there supposed to be other boats competitive with the Open 50 in the race? Did they score a dns? Was he jilted and left at the altar? How is this fun? I guess it looks good on the resume if he tries to go pro and apply for an AC or VOR-65 berth. Team managers for those efforts won't know any better. They'll be greatly impressed that he beat a Vindo 31 and a Triton. WTF? Even the "Fast and Fun" group isn't in his league, so again, WTF?
Yeah, I know, sailing half-way across the Pacific single handed is quite an accomplishment. And the bigger the boat, the harder it is to do, most times. But then again, it's always a lot easier on a boat designed, built and equipped, right from a clean sheet of paper, to be a short-handed racer. So in many ways, Mr. Mehran will have an easier time of it than others in the race. It would be a disgrace if he is not first to finish in the fleet. It would be a joke if he isn't first overall on corrected time, whatever weather is given and whatever measurement is being used in the "race." But, of course, he will be last in his class. Except that he has no class.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:18 PM
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