Day 3, With Three Races On Call

MR.CLEAN

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why to they have an aversion to going to straight black first start ??......everyone knows the score....oh yes and have ocs as a counter..LOL...you dont get many recalls that way
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It's still early - look for the BFD to come out if it has to. Clarke/Kotoun won the right, steaming out here with us on the wing. THe body of the fleet is on the left though - we'll see what happens.

 
i have watched a few races from a boat and you can see the diffrent angles and you look at them and think "tack..tack..your on a header..."...its always way easier when you not sailing..LOL

 

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Clarke/Kotoun won the boat, but the entire fleet has peeled off to the left. Joe Fly, Pilot Italia in the middle right, JF just ahead of PI. Important stuff, this.

Interestingly, after six races (tomorrow morning) they will probably have to send the fleet in so they can be split into gold and silver, then back out again to race 7 and 8.

This course, in this breeze, is a huge tactical mess due to the geography of the land that's funneling the wind. The mark is in the shadow of a few 200-foot hills off the beach, beautiful but hazardous to one's racing health...

This is called "caprera" at the corner of Garibaldi Island.

 

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i have watched a few races from a boat and you can see the diffrent angles and you look at them and think "tack..tack..your on a header..."...its always way easier when you not sailing..LOL
That's for sure - much easier. Still, it's sometimes a lot easier to see what's happening from here, where we can see every boat from a height of eye of 12 feet or so, than from the cockpit of a m-24.

Real start vid nearly done...

 

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As our driver predicted, the left side PAID, big time.

We're at the top mark now - boats coming in five minutes or so.

 

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Top Mark Roundings amidst screaming and banging

1) Helly Hanson

SIM ONLINE

Pilot Italia

Betty Ford

Marchinerigo

Cotes Darmour

Altea

Blow (nice name)

ZUxu

585

Joe Fly

*From blow to Joe Fly was a huge mess that you'll see on video shortly.

Terra Firma

MACS

ODe to Martin

Sweaty Betty

 

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Holy crap what a nutty rounding. Active jury boat whistling, but no paint traded this time. I have a feeling the jury will be busy tonight.

Roundings coming up.

 

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26 minutes for the upwind leg, 9 minutes downwind. Here's the leeward mark rounding.

Helly Hanson

Online SIM

Cotes D'armour

Pilot Italia (to the right mark)

Altea

Westaway sails - after being 19TH at the windward mark

Marchinaero (CELON)

Blow

Betty Ford

MACS

Acqua

O Tomate

Sweaty Betty

Terra whatever

Joe Fly

 

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We know we're a bit slow on pics, but Mer's just got too damned many. They're coming :)

Top mark coming up now.

 

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FInal Mark Rounding

Helly Hanson

OnlineSIM

Pilot Italia

Altea

Cotes Darmour

Westaway

Terra whatever

Marchinero

Blow

Joe Fly

Acqua

Torpyone

Sweaty Betty

Mallnose

Profils (from way out in left field.)

Go the fly!

port lay lines....you gotta love um....joe fly...didnt want to take just there..should have taken another transom !!
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No doubt. But JF doing a sick job getting boats back.

 
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