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Hitchhiker

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Currently doesn't this look like a navigator's nightmare?
Yup. At 0500 the Moore 24 "Foamy", was going perpendicular to the goal. Today's starters could theoretically beat the lead Monday starters by just over a day!

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B dock

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Looks like Hang 20 has made the decision to head south and stay in better pressure. Probably not the fastest but I bet it will be more fun!!
 

Strategery

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I'm clearly doing it wrong. YellowBrick seems stuck at 10am for me. Anybody else?.... and I just read the banner that said position updates are subject to a 4 hour tactical delay. I'm an idiot. Carry on.
 

Hitchhiker

Hoopy Frood
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Water ballast certainly helps...... It should be as it rates quite a bit faster no?
Yes. Cops quite a bit of a rating relative to the fastest rated J. Interesting that Rufless rates a fair bit slower than the other J's.
Duende started out well but lost the plot a bit yesterday.

Oh, and I'm not convinced that the polar file for Blue is very accurate just looking at the routing.

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Hitchhiker

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Looks like Duende made out on their move yesterday, that I thought was not so good. Closed to Azure from a nearly six hour gap to around a two hour gap. The J-35 is keeping the Express 37's at bay. The J-125's have an interesting split and will have a close battle with the Riptide 41. Meanwhile the Moore 24, Foamy has been taking the Buffalo Girl route and are now in second to the Donovan 30. Can't be long before they take the lead? Finally, Pyewacket is mowing down the fleet at 16+ knots. Big fish, little pond?

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Tom O'Keefe

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Looks like Duende made out on their move yesterday, that I thought was not so good. Closed to Azure from a nearly six hour gap to around a two hour gap. The J-35 is keeping the Express 37's at bay. The J-125's have an interesting split and will have a close battle with the Riptide 41. Meanwhile the Moore 24, Foamy has been taking the Buffalo Girl route and are now in second to the Donovan 30. Can't be long before they take the lead? Finally, Pyewacket is mowing down the fleet at 16+ knots. Big fish, little pond?

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It would have been a bit more interesting if Wizard had made the start.
 

Hitchhiker

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Azure looks to have moved out again on Duende. The J-35 has slipped to the Express 37 Spindrift, who in turn is putting it to the Express 37 Limitless. Moore 24 Foamy dropped a place with the Bene 10r now leading. The J125 Rufless leads Hamachi and Blue, the Riptide 41, although Blue could take the line in that race. Looks like Hamachi is in a passing lane vs. Rufless, but the rating game will have some effect in that result. Finally, SA's own @Raz'r is leading their division. It's a slow race for sure but pretty interesting to kitchen navigate.

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huey 2

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This Swiftsure Race Report has the recolections of the two Bieker boats

 

fan

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Azure looks to have moved out again on Duende. The J-35 has slipped to the Express 37 Spindrift, who in turn is putting it to the Express 37 Limitless. Moore 24 Foamy dropped a place with the Bene 10r now leading. The J125 Rufless leads Hamachi and Blue, the Riptide 41, although Blue could take the line in that race. Looks like Hamachi is in a passing lane vs. Rufless, but the rating game will have some effect in that result. Finally, SA's own @Raz'r is leading their division. It's a slow race for sure but pretty interesting to kitchen navigate.

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The express 37 Limitless is without a Navigator. Got a call the Sunday before a Tuesday start but couldn't just take off anf to be honest the forecast didn't look great to do it on a 37. We should see the other J125's start moving on Ruffless as they should be in running conditions and Ruffless has smaller sails and is heavier hence the rating.
 
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