Sailing Bucket List

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+)

 

Cruisin Loser

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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. 

 

GABA

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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

 

Marcjsmith

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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.

 

starsinker

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Vancouver
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.

 

LTR

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USA
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.

 

LTR

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USA
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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Bacchus66

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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.

 

Bacchus66

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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.
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.

 

Bristol-Cruiser

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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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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.

 

starsinker

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Vancouver
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

 

heavym210

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Milwaukee
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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