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JSoup

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In Topic: California Coastal Races

15 February 2017 - 05:20 AM

Ah, of course much better to go around the wall.

Newport to Cabo would be an interesting race, but judging by this years entry list everyone would be finished and delivered back home before a lowly boat like ours finished. Why don't more small, slow boats do this? Plenty do Pacific Cup and at half the distance, and probably half the expense, it seems like more would be interested.

In Topic: California Coastal Races

15 February 2017 - 05:07 AM

 

Thanks Ian - that does looks interesting, hope it has some legs. That's really only 445 miles? I wonder how challenging (logistically) it is to tow an oversized load from Ensenada to the border? I assume we'd need a running start to get over the wall.

While we may be interested in short handing sailing, as Roleur points out it's not terribly practical for a 3 person partnership.

 
Easier to just sail back to San Diego and haul out there.  It's a just a day trip back to SD.  
 
Agreed -- I would sail back to the US and then load up on for the tow home.  

In Topic: California Coastal Races

14 February 2017 - 05:56 AM

Thanks Ian - that does looks interesting, hope it has some legs. That's really only 445 miles? I wonder how challenging (logistically) it is to tow an oversized load from Ensenada to the border? I assume we'd need a running start to get over the wall.

While we may be interested in short handing sailing, as Roleur points out it's not terribly practical for a 3 person partnership.

In Topic: California Coastal Races

12 February 2017 - 06:20 AM

Thanks for the continued input - all good. Boat is a well travelled J/105 with lots of ocean miles including Pacific Cup and more.. We do have a truck and trailer so the deliveries aren't as bad as they could be! The reference to an earlier delivery down the coast was with different boat.

In Topic: California Coastal Races

11 February 2017 - 05:41 AM

Ian - SF to Ensenada sounds interesting. I don't see any info on a quick google search, is this a real thing? Can you steer me to a website? I could see putting together a BBS, then converting to offshore mode and heading south.