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In Topic: 106th CYC Race to Mackinac

06 August 2014 - 03:40 PM

If there was one thing learned on this Mac.... turn off the freaking phones.    We psyched our selves out by looking at tracking Sunday morning.   Changed our tactics for the worse.     


Sunday morning we were leading (at least sharing)... and were the inside boat.  It was a mistake to go all the way in shore, but in hindsight, the biggest mistake was not sticking with it.   Had we stuck with it... we still would've fallen to mid pack... but we would've caught up (and probably passed) on Monday.


Oh well.


Tell you what, the new deck layout was a dream on Monday in heavy winds... I got the speed record at the helm, 14.6.   In the wind and waves to gray's reef, we rarely saw speeds under 9kts.   Our Moral victory was passing 9 boats on Sunday (some as many as 10miles ahead Monday AM).   We still corrected at the bottom.


Monday made our race... even though we boned another mac.

I could not agree more on the phone comment.  We were crushed and demoralized to find we were sitting 20th out of 21 on Sunday AM.  But...we did stick to the Wisconsin Shore Strategy and ended up 4th in section.  Had we cheated a little more right earlier on Sunday we might have cut some miles out of the course we eventually sailed and finished even better.


Live and learn.



In Topic: 106th CYC Race to Mackinac

06 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

Does anyone know who was under the Mac Bridge in a RIB taking pictures? No info on the CYC website, but I can imagine he got some good shots.

I think that was Grizzly Air Photo.

Ha ha!  We thought he was a fisher-billy at first and almost smoked him.  Can't wait to see the pics he got of us!



In Topic: West Michigan Thread

28 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Lucky Strike is a West Michigan boat, just further North, with West Michigan roots, and winter home is Torresen.  1st in Bayview Mac, 1st to finish and 2nd (due to penalty) in Chi Mac.  

Congrats to Lucky Strike!  My bad for the oversight!



In Topic: West Michigan Thread

26 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

Congrats to all the West Michigan boats that did well in the Mac this year.  Here is probably a partial list.


Aftershock--first in class, third overall

Gauntlet--first in class

Bad Dog--second in class

Spirit Walker--second in class

Buzz--second in class

Heartbreaker--third in class

Souveneir--4th in class

Standard Deviation--4th in class

Windancer--5th in class


Pretty impressive.  As a proportion of boats entered from MYC, that is probably the best set of results in the race.





In Topic: Chicago Mackinac, 2014, photos of your boat

26 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

I have some good shots of Luckie Dubie--J111 on the delivery home.  Just south of Grays Reef.