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#1 Cruisin Loser

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:39 PM

The race is underway, our own MoeAlfa is aboard Sparky. Unfortunately, due to work demands, I couldn't be aboard, but I'll fly in and do the return.

 

You can follow the race here:  http://yb.tl/mbcyr2013

 

 



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:30 PM

Sorry To Hear You Could Not Be Aboard. That's Harsh, But Surely Sparky Will Be Well Tended To.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:47 AM

Man, I can so relate.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

The race is underway, our own MoeAlfa is aboard Sparky. Unfortunately, due to work demands, I couldn't be aboard, but I'll fly in and do the return.

 

You can follow the race here:  http://yb.tl/mbcyr2013

 


Sorry you couldn't make it. Looks like Sparky is mid-to-back of the pack this morning, but that map is a bit confusing. Boats show ahead of other boats in their class on the map, but the pop-up info box says they are behind. I guess they don't all update at the same time or something?

 

Just going through all the pop-ups to look at the types of boats. There's going to be some serious yacht porn at the docks in Bermuda.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:05 AM

Way cool. Great things happen among friends.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:11 PM

I don't get their tracking. Here's this morning's situation:

 

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The dark red spot is Sparky. Boats wearing crowns are class leaders. As of 8 am, Sparky is 7th in Class C. That light turquoise boat wearing the crown off Sparky's starboard stern quarter is Roust, first in Class C as of 8 am.

 

I'm no snacktician, but have always considered boats astern to be, well, behind us in races. WTF?



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:18 PM

I think the tracking takes into account ratings, and the boat behind with the crown is a Sea Sprite 34, by rating the slowest boat in the race.

 

Sparky was moving well yesterday, and had passed a bunch of boats, then seemed to move suddenly towards the rhumb line and lost a bunch. Last night @ 2000 hrs they were about 5 miles ahead of both the Cambria 40 and the Bermuda 40, now they're behind the B-40.

 

After 250 miles of racing, there is a B-40 beating or roughly tied boat for boat with an Outbound 44, Alden 44, Alden 54, Columbia 50, Stellar 52, SW-50, Beneteau 423, Bristol 43.3, my (sniff) SW-42, Cambria 40, C&C 44, Cal 39. 



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

I think the tracking takes into account ratings, and the boat behind with the crown is a Sea Sprite 34, by rating the slowest boat in the race.
 
Sparky was moving well yesterday, and had passed a bunch of boats, then seemed to move suddenly towards the rhumb line and lost a bunch. Last night @ 2000 hrs they were about 5 miles ahead of both the Cambria 40 and the Bermuda 40, now they're behind the B-40.
 
After 250 miles of racing, there is a B-40 beating or roughly tied boat for boat with an Outbound 44, Alden 44, Alden 54, Columbia 50, Stellar 52, SW-50, Beneteau 423, Bristol 43.3, my (sniff) SW-42, Cambria 40, C&C 44, Cal 39. 


Deep downwind in lighter air. Hard to break out of the pack.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:30 PM

Brings back memories... got 3rd in my Dad's Little Harbor 36 back in '77.    Mom gave me that pickle-dish (actually a pretty cool tray) after he passed.      Miss ya Dad !

 

Seems to be moving comfortably this AM.   Go the Moe !



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:51 PM

CL you Must Be Anxious To Get To Bermuda, When Will You Arrive?

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:57 PM

I'm flying in Tuesday with the family. Mrs. and Little Loser will do the sail back to NE.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:25 AM

Owners Wife Coming Aboard Alert! OWCA! OWCA! Who gets to clean the boat in Bermuda?!
Very nice that the family is sailing back with you, CL.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:01 AM

Well they ain't last, but it's not looking great right now. Still looks like plenty of time to gain ground and pull ahead though.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:51 AM

Well they ain't last, but it's not looking great right now. Still looks like plenty of time to gain ground and pull ahead though.

Looks like a good ol' Texas stampede, buncha boats all bunched up after 350 miles of racing. Slim Pickens would be proud, and Mongo would be eaten beans and fartin' in the cockpit.

 

Wish I was there.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

at 1600 EST, that's one ugly mess.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:09 PM

Sparky finished today at 5am EDT.     All boats finished in a relatively close pack.   Looking forward to the stories !



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:32 PM

C'mon Moe - front page awaits your tale!



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:23 PM

Hey CL, I think I left my MUSTOS on board. They are red and have FORD in big letters on the back. Dont need them soon, but one day I would like to have them suckas.

 

Hope yer furler still slides, and thanks for the ride!!

 

[edit]  there are no stories, only some half truths.  After 630 miles on the same tack, one's leg gets longer than the other. Not sure which one though.... 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:30 PM

Welcome back TF.  I expect a full write up once you catch up on sleep. 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

I'm actually past the zombie phase and feeling great!
 
Here are some random snaps:
 
the Geraldo machine at the start
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Cherubini 44 "Silhouette" at the start
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After 52 hours of racing, an ocean crossing-situation with the Mason 43 "Shearwater"
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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:04 PM

Go The Moe, on his game, ripping it up DW

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some serious Varnish headed down Buzzard's

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"Lyra" (Hinckley SW50) having some kite issues while still in BB

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And a salute to the incredible owner, CL, some"flogging of the varnish" on day 4 (note the pretty strings, Merit 25)

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:23 PM

sorry, found my SLAMS...the MUSTOS are MIA....hope they are on SPARKY and not in the Lost and Found bin at BWI



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

And that story is . . . . . . . .



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:11 AM

Nice work Moe. Sounds like fun. I've only done it once, on someone else's boat, but I have all sorts of ideas about how to do it next time.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:18 AM

Cool. Can I sign on now?

 

 

I assume we're taking your boat. We can do the Vic-Maui on mine.






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