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New year, some new goals, and additions to the bucket list. 

I'm interested in hearing what others have on their list. 

For me, I want to sail across the 180th Meridian. 

 

 

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24 hours sailing on Gitana 17

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First on the list is all the local sailing and racing that I couldn't do this year because of covid. Next since I did the last transpac I want to do the next Pacfic cup with delivery back. Then the Lat 38 magazines  Baja ha ha to Mexico on my own boat.

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1. Get the boat splashable and splash it.

2. Someday - Transpac

3. Someday - race something on Lake Garda

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Few of us will get a shot at fast foiling. Ice boats have to be close and FAST.

edit: redundant

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3 minutes ago, Blue Crab said:

Few of us will get a shot at fast foiling. Ice boats have to be close and FAST.

edit: redundant

I don't think Pamlico Sound is going to freeze over this winter.

You're gonna have to move north for this one

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NJ coast says keep moving 

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3 minutes ago, d'ranger said:

Foil.

macke it counte!

3 minutes ago, d'ranger said:

Foil withe frendes.

Nice.              :)

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This year we will let the twins helm sum sum of the races. We probably won't win most of the races as we normally do but it will give sum sum  of the other boats the opportunity to see what it is like to be a winner.

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I want to do a racing trifecta... Own boat to Newport to Ensenada,  Bermuda and the Mac..  Transpac once open again. 

to dream.

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Go to the bar after racing with my crew. Remember when we used to that?

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30 minutes ago, Varan said:

Go to the bar after racing with my crew. Remember when we used to that?

That was almost as good as the racing, almost

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one of the Mac races, don't much care which one. 

one of the pacific races that ends in Hawaii, again, I don't much care which one. 

Been to Bermuda enough times. 

Carib 600. 

would love to do another Fastnet but if not, meh... 

Something in the Med.....

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Sitting in a boat, not on it, with a cold beer in my hand.  One day................

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Sydney to Hobart

Three Bridges Fiasco

Doublehanded around the farralonnes

Double handed tanspac and vic maui

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Newport Bermuda on my cutter 

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17 hours ago, Benytoe said:

First on the list is all the local sailing and racing that I couldn't do this year because of covid. Next since I did the last transpac I want to do the next Pacfic cup with delivery back. Then the Lat 38 magazines  Baja ha ha to Mexico on my own boat.

also for the Bay Area a trip around the islands is a must, I had to crewed races cancel because of too much wind (30+)

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Transatlantic Race on my own boat with fun people. 

Cruise the fjords of Norway and the distilleries of Scotland. 

If you really love sailing, the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta is the greatest event in American sailing. I do it every year with different people. 

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Trans-Superior

Someday a TransPac....

Just like dating a supermodel, I'm afraid the Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart are too big for me to even dream

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Splash the boat, sail the boat, spend many weekends on my boat revisiting places on the Chesapeake that I visited as a youngun on my parents boats.

survive the first year of boat ownership.

Maybe one day let the girl sniff at the deep water outside the protection of the bay.

 

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A long distance race like Transpac or Vic-Maui - probably on someone else's program / boat.  I have only done a few overnighters.

A world championship - I have done 4 in 4 different classes - and would like to do another, they are just so much fun and incredible learning opportunities.

A charter in the Med - did Tahiti a couple years ago and that was the first charter I had done.  Best holiday ever.

A restoration project - maybe I already have that - but I'd like to restore a boat to it's former glory.

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Hope not to go broke, just bought a new to me Mirage 27, to keep on the Great Lakes, and keeping, till I run out of money, my CS36 on the wet coast.

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On 1/23/2021 at 3:39 PM, GABA said:

Trans-Superior

Someday a TransPac....

Just like dating a supermodel, I'm afraid the Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart are too big for me to even dream

If all goes well, I should be checking the Trans-Superior this year. I'm so stoked for this race. 

I would like to do the TransPac also.

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On 1/22/2021 at 11:18 PM, Black Jack said:

I want to do a racing trifecta... Own boat to Newport to Ensenada,  Bermuda and the Mac..  Transpac once open again. 

to dream.

N2E is an awesome race, Mac race is also awesome ( done both Macs and N2E). Would love to do the Bermuda and Transpac. 

 

 

I found a certificate (attached is not the one from my father but exactly the same) that my father received while in the military and crossed over the 180th Meridian.  My father was not a water person, he must have been pretty nervous on that journey.

 

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1) Sail on a J class yacht.

Any of them will do, as they are all gorgeous bots, but Ranger or Endeavour would be my first choices. Ranger because she's the best ever J, Endeavour because she's the prettiest J ever. They are all beautiful, almost by definition, in my opinion the most beautiful class of boats ever built. Endeavour is brightest of those stars.

2) Sail accross the Atlantic

3) Sail around the world

4) Be in Sydney during the JJ Gitlinan to watch it live. (No longer able to envision racing in it.)

5) Race or at least sail something, anything, on Lake Garda.

Yes I stole that last one from bluerocketsmate, but it's a good one.

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17 hours ago, starsinker said:

A long distance race like Transpac or Vic-Maui - probably on someone else's program / boat.  I have only done a few overnighters.

A world championship - I have done 4 in 4 different classes - and would like to do another, they are just so much fun and incredible learning opportunities.

A charter in the Med - did Tahiti a couple years ago and that was the first charter I had done.  Best holiday ever.

A restoration project - maybe I already have that - but I'd like to restore a boat to it's former glory.

Out of curiosity, which classes for worlds? Your handle makes me think the Star might be one of them. I've always liked the look of Stars, and the Euros at Lake Garda from a year or two ago is no small part of why the idea of Lake Garda made my list.

I also grew up tangentially around Stars as they were one of the three classes at the yacht club my uncles raced their e-scow at when I was growing up. I would race with them when I was visiting, and although I loved the e-scow, and still do, but I did also like the lines of the star. Plus it was still an Olympic class back then.

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Done most things, mainly cruising. Looking at three summers - North Channel via Trent-Severn one way, Newfoundland, NYC-Bermuda for a last time. Then to a daysailer of a special, not too-expensive type, perhaps a converted Etchells. Would love a J100 but too pricey. Sail on the daysailer into my 80s (turn 73 this summer).  Probably shouldn't mention this but lots of land travel.

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On 1/23/2021 at 1:39 PM, GABA said:

Trans-Superior

Someday a TransPac....

Just like dating a supermodel, I'm afraid the Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart are too big for me to even dream

depends on your age, if you are young you can build a sailing resume and spend time in Oz crewing before trying to get on a boat. Im 60 and I think I have one or two more Hawaii races in me.

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Just be able to go out on the spur of the moment without having to get a fucking permit. Welcome to Subic Bay. 

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On 1/26/2021 at 10:33 AM, Bacchus66 said:

Out of curiosity, which classes for worlds? Your handle makes me think the Star might be one of them. I've always liked the look of Stars, and the Euros at Lake Garda from a year or two ago is no small part of why the idea of Lake Garda made my list.

I also grew up tangentially around Stars as they were one of the three classes at the yacht club my uncles raced their e-scow at when I was growing up. I would race with them when I was visiting, and although I loved the e-scow, and still do, but I did also like the lines of the star. Plus it was still an Olympic class back then.

1983 Star Worlds in Marina Del Rey, 1996 Tasar Worlds in Cascade Locks, 2007 J24 Worlds in Neuvo Vallata, 2017 6mR worlds in Vancouver

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On 1/26/2021 at 11:19 AM, LTR said:

N2E is an awesome race, Mac race is also awesome ( done both Macs and N2E). Would love to do the Bermuda and Transpac. 

 

 

I found a certificate (attached is not the one from my father but exactly the same) that my father received while in the military and crossed over the 180th Meridian.  My father was not a water person, he must have been pretty nervous on that journey.

 

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My dad was issued the same certificate! Haven't seen it since i was a teenager. He did a full transpac over to Vietnam on a carrier. 

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Visit New Zealand.

Get a boat to do that.

 

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Convince my sailing averse daughter to sail with me on one of MIT's Lynx Catboats on the Charles River during her graduation weekend there this May.

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On 1/29/2021 at 12:16 PM, heavym210 said:

My dad was issued the same certificate! Haven't seen it since i was a teenager. He did a full transpac over to Vietnam on a carrier. 

That's awesome, I wonder if they still issue "The Golden Dragon."

Nice ice boat! 

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On 1/22/2021 at 11:40 AM, LTR said:

New year, some new goals, and additions to the bucket list. 

I'm interested in hearing what others have on their list. 

For me, I want to sail across the 180th Meridian. 

 

 

The Barcolana 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, stinky said:

TBF singlehanded.  checked that one off today

 

trying to find info on results? nothing on jibeset. how was it?

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On 1/26/2021 at 10:40 AM, Bristol-Cruiser said:

Done most things, mainly cruising. Looking at three summers - North Channel via Trent-Severn one way, Newfoundland, NYC-Bermuda for a last time. Then to a daysailer of a special, not too-expensive type, perhaps a converted Etchells. Would love a J100 but too pricey. Sail on the daysailer into my 80s (turn 73 this summer).  Probably shouldn't mention this but lots of land travel.

I know about the Mac race and its a must do in that region. How hard is it to crew on that race? planning my upcoming races

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9 minutes ago, Benytoe said:

trying to find info on results? nothing on jibeset. how was it?

Word on the dock was that Mama Tried finished first, with Swamp Donkey the first monohull. 

Counter clockwise was the way to go.

I went clockwise and had a great day of sailing with only a bit of a park up at RR. 

I expect that I ended up pretty solidly in the middle of the fleet.

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7 hours ago, stinky said:

Word on the dock was that Mama Tried finished first, with Swamp Donkey the first monohull. 

Counter clockwise was the way to go.

I went clockwise and had a great day of sailing with only a bit of a park up at RR. 

I expect that I ended up pretty solidly in the middle of the fleet.

I knew people that did the counter too and finished. next year for me.

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7 hours ago, stinky said:

Word on the dock was that Mama Tried finished first, with 1FA Swamp Donkey the first monohull. 

Counter clockwise was the way to go.

I went clockwise and had a great day of sailing with only a bit of a park up at RR. 

I expect that I ended up pretty solidly in the middle of the fleet.

right person, wrong boat.

I think Swamp Donkey was at least 2 boats ago. oops.

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One last nice daysail with decent breeze, a beer and a sammy.

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Really interesting. A guesstimate would say that 90% of these answers are  offshore races. 

No mention of St Maartens Heinken Regatta, Antigua Race Week, Cowes Week, Spi Ouest, Cork week, Hamilton Island, etc. I wonder when the shift began towards offshore? Could it be because the initial question had an offshore answer, so people followed suit, or is there a general trend that way anyway?

It chimes with me for sure. I would love to rerun the Transpac this year, and the Fastnet and the Middle Sea...to be honest I would just love to get a day of sailing...:P but the Offshore is definitely more of an aim than another inshore regatta.

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On 1/31/2021 at 11:58 AM, Benytoe said:

I know about the Mac race and its a must do in that region. How hard is it to crew on that race? planning my upcoming races

Go to the website and find crew finder to post your availability

 

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For 2021:
The Trans Superior and the PH Mac solo races are both seriously being considered.

Work-life balance such that I can race in our local regular weekly races again.  (I have missed the last couple years)

Get my son comfortable enough to go racing with me more during our local races.

Take the boat away for a long weekend or 2.  We have done long trips, but every time we plan a weekend the weather ends up TERRIBLE so we cancel.

Actually fly the blooper on my boat.  I have had one for a few years now, but haven't had it flying on the boat yet.
 

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Northwest Passage.

South Georgia, or Svalbard.

On 1/23/2021 at 4:39 PM, GABA said:

Just like dating a supermodel, I'm afraid the Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart are too big for me to even dream

Great races, but there are plenty of competitors in both who are not rockstars. There is no need to count yourself out.

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On 2/1/2021 at 7:01 AM, Potter said:

Really interesting. A guesstimate would say that 90% of these answers are  offshore races. 

No mention of St Maartens Heinken Regatta, Antigua Race Week, Cowes Week, Spi Ouest, Cork week, Hamilton Island, etc. I wonder when the shift began towards offshore? Could it be because the initial question had an offshore answer, so people followed suit, or is there a general trend that way anyway?

It chimes with me for sure. I would love to rerun the Transpac this year, and the Fastnet and the Middle Sea...to be honest I would just love to get a day of sailing...:P but the Offshore is definitely more of an aim than another inshore regatta.

I think the distance races are the bucket races for a lot of people including me

 

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My dream is to stop the leak in my starboard chain plate. 

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4 minutes ago, LB 15 said:

My dream is to stop the leak in my starboard chain plate. 

Surely the chainplate itself does not leak.... you must mean the hole in the deck that the chainplate goes thru.

You have my sympathy, those are a pain in the beee-hind

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On 1/26/2021 at 11:19 AM, LTR said:

N2E is an awesome race, Mac race is also awesome ( done both Macs and N2E). Would love to do the Bermuda and Transpac. 

 

 

I found a certificate (attached is not the one from my father but exactly the same) that my father received while in the military and crossed over the 180th Meridian.  My father was not a water person, he must have been pretty nervous on that journey.

 

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     I was awarded one of those before I could even walk! My Mom and I took a steamer from San Francisco to Guam with a stop in Honolulu. I saw the thing recently in her basement, I better rescue it. Actually I crossed the 180th Meridian twice. A year and a half later on an airliner, if you could call the old piston craft of those days a 'liner'. They couldn't fly high enough to go over the tops of tropical thunderstorms and we got into some pretty serious according to my Mom. I was about two years old and had a stuffed puppy dog toy with me and my Mom says I was at the window seat watching every lightning strike as we plowed right through the nighttime thunderheads. She said the nearby passengers got really ugly when I started holding my toy puppy up to the window and say with glee, "Look Goggy, airplane fall down!" 

    I guess I should add that I was dyslexic when I was young...

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12 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

 

     I was awarded one of those before I could even walk! My Mom and I took a steamer from San Francisco to Guam with a stop in Honolulu. I saw the thing recently in her basement, I better rescue it. Actually I crossed the 180th Meridian twice. A year and a half later on an airliner, if you could call the old piston craft of those days a 'liner'. They couldn't fly high enough to go over the tops of tropical thunderstorms and we got into some pretty serious according to my Mom. I was about two years old and had a stuffed puppy dog toy with me and my Mom says I was at the window seat watching every lightning strike as we plowed right through the nighttime thunderheads. She said the nearby passengers got really ugly when I started holding my toy puppy up to the window and say with glee, "Look Goggy, airplane fall down!" 

    I guess I should add that I was dyslexic when I was young...

That's an awesome story. It's interesting to hear the stories about this certificate. I found it while cleaning up/out the parent's house. Had no clue about it, but found out while researching. 

Definitely need to cross the 180th. 

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Towing my lil' one to the Silverrudder sometime occurs in my wildest dreams.

Doing well in the club championship would be a nice next step.

Being among the most beautiful small boats in the Round the Island Race would be great.
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Other than that: Germany > Norway > Faroer > Scotland > Caledonian Canal > Tobermory > Manx > Cornwall > Brittany and back.

In another boat, obiously. One day.

 

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Transatlantic, maybe shorthanded or even singlehanded 

Atlantic circuit

Cross the Pacific with a stop at Easter Island 

Bring my SB20 to Lake Garda for a Worlds/Euros

Sail a J Class - sailed a regatta on a 140ft schooner and it was epic

Transpac on something quick

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