R2AK 2022

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Well if you had been anywhere after the start on Monday morning, that had a view NW from say point Wilson at the fort or up on the bluff you might understand why the nice gentleman on the Weta needed to be picked up. If you did not actually witness how shitty it was out in the rips Monday morning y'all might think twice about commenting on what you might be able to do on a Weta on a lake if it did not have 8'+standing waves.
I’ve been in huge standing waves in lots of places around here, which is why I’d never personally do this race in a Weta (or several other boats out there). I still think it’s a cool boat though.
 

Sidecar

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Funny, good point. But honestly he just falls into this crap, wish I knew the trick :) He is on his way over to my place for a drink this eve, will ask wth it takes. He is leaving (but by car this time) to British Columbia to go salmon fishing, leaving tomorrow.
And fishing as well!
Reminds me of George Best, a famously flamboyant UK soccer star:

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I have not gone there yet, is there a PayPal option? Link please?
No PayPal but here's the donate page link

 

Sidecar

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From Victoria’s Inner Harbor to Ketchikan’s Thomas Basin: Any route between
the two is acceptable as long as you leave Campbell Island to port, and Cunningham island to starboard.
Fixed. Simple, no confusion…..
 
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ProaSailor

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No PayPal but here's the donate page link

Why is this site down? http://www.seashare.org/
found here: https://www.facebook.com/SeaShareOrg
and here: https://www.facebook.com/Team-Pure-Wild-1667059216855059

Makes me suspicious... call me dubious. Or maybe their win caused the site to crash? (seashare.org)
Nothing on their R2AK bio page:
 

Stingray~

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Cool, chipped in to that good cause chosen by P&W. Was simple and you can choose any amount you wish.

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eric1207

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Quote post 392: "If you look very carefully in the top left there's a blue boat in the water, which is not the Weta, but the very next shot in the King5 news sequence is is of the Weta, and in which there appear to be two people, and which I think is what led to the confusion"

The blue boat is/was a beautifully restored C-Lark. Made, as some know, by the Clark boat company in Seattle. The Clarks later started the San Juan Boat company. That C-Lark restoration was stunning IMHO, looked like a new boat. What a shame, I hope it was recovered. I talked to the owner/restorer for 10 or so minutes on Sunday the 12th. I used to own a Clark Lightning so I have an affinity for the boats.
 

ProaSailor

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Stingray~

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Tell us, oh virtuous one, how you did it? Which link did you use? This one? https://www.wagives.org/organization/Seashare

Washington Gives looks legit (https://www.wagives.org/) but why are the links provided by Team P&S dead? (seashare.org)
To be perfectly honest, I do not remember which link I used. I also do not recall wth card my FB account is linked to, guess I will notice it later. This is in my Copy buffer, may have been what I clicked:


edit: have an open tab to here too, maybe this was the path


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Stingray~

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noticed some fun pics here

 
I agree.
Basic code of seamanship, plenty of yacht races manage fine.

Simpler for race management too if multiple rescues are required.
Not to mention safety returning to home port

I think this misses the point of the race. There's plenty of races to enter where you can carry an auxiliary or where the auxillary is actually a requirement. On the other hand, the point of R2AK, as I see it, is to have an opportunity to test yourself in one of the rare instances of modern life where the safety net is incomplete. What do you do? How hard do you push when you know there's no reliable backup? There aren't that many opportunities to ask that of yourself.

Plus, for me there's a certain beauty to sailing without an engine. And sailing with the engine turned off doesn't come close. It's still heavy, and loud (for battery charging), and smelly and greasy. Yet I'm not sure that's it. Maybe it's just nostalgia for summer sailing camp. Not sure.
 
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Russell Brown

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Monday's crossing to Victoria was extraordinary. I've crossed the Straights hundreds of times and have never seen anything close. It was a combination of an extreme tidal exchange (happens only every 18 years, or so) and one hell of a lot of wind. The result that impressed me was Eric Pesty's second place in an F-24. Really disappointed that he got "logged" out of the race. The other kind of amazing thing is that Tri Baby Tri crossed in a Nacra 18 with all kinds of shit lashed to the trampoline. He didn't go to Victoria, but he made it across. We made it across too, but not proud of not turning around. There was a lot of barfing done on Monday.
 

JohnMB

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I agree.
Basic code of seamanship, plenty of yacht races manage fine.

Simpler for race management too if multiple rescues are required.
Not to mention safety returning to home port
I think the lack of an engine obliges participants to take the race more seriously, both during preparation and en route, where each decision to proceed or retreat is done knowing that you don't have an engine to get you out of trouble.

For each individual boat it might be safer to have an engine, but its possible that for the race as a whole its safer to mandate no engine; humans have some weird psychological responses to risk, and knowing there is a safety net tends to allow people to push the boundary.
 

Vaeredil

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Seems maybe I can help with the question of Elsewhere's northern dip and return at Bella Bella. I was talking to one of the Race Organizers on the docks before the Victoria start and the question actually came up in regards to Pure and Wild, they had asked if it was legal to come in from the north and head back out for the waypoint. The answer they were given at the time was that they basically had to pass through the Bella Bella waypoint "in a way that wouldn't make us doubt you had passed through the waypoint". That's probably not a word-perfect quote but it gives you the idea at least. Basically, the organizers want to keep as much of the simple, low rules approach as possible, so the fallback for any issues is rule 8: If we have to consult a lawyer, you're automatically out.

We already know the results of that conversation and the likely identical one Elsewhere must have had with them! Pure and Wild played it safe with the standard route and Elsewhere tried the new style. I highly doubt anyone will have an issue with it, honestly.



Now where's the coverage for the other team taking a brand new route this year? Doug of team Dark Star is looking to become the first person to use the Dent/Gillard rapids instead of Seymour on the inside route!
 

j 4

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Somebody who knows these guys needs to convince them to do R2AK before they re-power. (And they’re in the Seattle area.) It would be epic - Mike Plant’s Open 60 DURACELL)


Perhaps you know (they mentioned it in one of the videos), Matt who's rebuilding Duracell was on the first winning team, Elsie Piddock. Graeme, teammate from that effort, also cruises an open 60. Now if one could convince both of them to bring their 60s to the R2AK...
 

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