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In Topic: Newport-Bermuda Wx- The Good, The Bad and the Ugly...

16 June 2016 - 06:55 PM

Murmurs afoot that a number of boats are eyeing the wx reports and considering dropping out...................

From Bella Mente's FB page:

After much consideration and research on the weather patterns forecasted for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, Bella Mente has made the difficult decision to withdraw from the event. The team will pick up racing again in Palma de Mallorca for the Regata Copa del Rey MAPFRE on August 1st.

In Topic: Newport -Bermuda 2016

16 June 2016 - 01:34 AM

Interesting Stream patterns this year.



In Topic: NYYC Annual Rolex

14 June 2016 - 12:32 AM




I think abandoning the race at the end would have prevented some carnage.  The finish line was so short the entire fleet had to converge from both left and right.  Abandoning would have at least prevented boats from packing in tighter.  Those with engines could pull clear leaving more room for those without.
Better yet - why set such a short finish line at all?  The RC could have easily tripled the length of the line to accommodate the number of boats.  I hope that NYYC has a post regatta lessons learned so they can prevent this from occurring again.

Bollocks.. Its a 20+ mile race with boats finishing every few minutes that turned into a 2 mile sprint with a 180 degree wind shift . Will happen once in a 100 years. If you see the line and think your boat will get beat up then dont go in there. If you think it was going to be abandonded anyway.
Once the problem was recognized it was too late for RC to lengthen the line.


Agreed Mr. B!


Mr. Dick,
That's Mrs. Bicknell (widowed) you twit.


Your hero/heroine now EB/CR?



In Topic: Edlu 2016

16 May 2016 - 04:27 PM

With all the delays and slow start we almost went back to the club early. ended up being a fun one after the front came through.



i saw video on FB...looked like sov. 33


I had no idea someone lost a rig! I second asking for the video.


Here's one Edlu video from FB (the FB search function actually works!):



Here's  the McMichael's phot shoot: 



Nothing showing a Soverel with its rig down.

In Topic: AYC Spring Series 2016

27 April 2016 - 10:31 PM

Free college and sails for everyone !

Are you paraphrasing Bernie the jobs destroyer who heartlessly laid off hundreds of staffers today just to save a few bucks and focus his campaign on more productive markets?