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    Hedgehog SatComs

    I have both an Iridium Go! and Garmin InReach - both tie to phone or tablet via individual apps.
    the Go! of course creates a WiFi hub that tethers to the laptop

    I end up using the 2 systems for...
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    Seminars SHTP 2023

    Seems like we should get seminars for 2023 kicked off -

    here is a proposed schedule of dates and Seminar topics

    Live or Via Video/Zoom??
    The plan is to do a hybrid - we will find a venue or...
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    Thanks for the pre-covid convivial memory Jackie!...

    Thanks for the pre-covid convivial memory Jackie!
    That was a fun evening.

    With Charley (RIFF RIDER) off to Tanzania (?) until the first, we decided to defer an already small gathering.
    There is...
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    Finishing it

    Photos from RIFF RIDERS finish last night
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    and GALAXSEA this Morning

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    RIFF RIDER finished at 20:27:24 on Saturday
    GALXSEA finished at 08:19:14 Today, Sunday
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    As of 1130, all boats are inbound! As of noon...

    As of 1130, all boats are inbound!
    As of noon RIFF RIDER has checked in 57nm from the GG...
    at present, that looks like around 10pm, but that doesn't account for dying breeze, and a big ebb...
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I'm gonna take Transpac '77 as a WAG. ...

    I'm gonna take Transpac '77 as a WAG.
    Interesting that PD VI was DSQ'd while "on-course" for the Whitbread, the keel not being grandfathered in with the rule change to ban depleted uranium.
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    Narrowing it down almost takes the fun out......

    Narrowing it down almost takes the fun out...
    Late to the party though I am -
    Ants Bought AKKA, and though I have no direct evidence, I would assume the Fray Bentos exchange to be true.......
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    Hi Ants - There are no published criteria,...

    Hi Ants -
    There are no published criteria, though the RC does reserve the right to reject entries it deems unsafe or inappropriately prepared.

    The primary decision rests with the skipper and...
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    SHTP 2023 Registration OPEN

    ~13 months out, yes.
    Too early to commit? maybe.

    But for those that are ready - Registration is now officially open for the 2023 Single Handed Trans-Pacific Yacht race!

    DH
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    Lucy - I am sad to read this, and sorry to be...

    Lucy - I am sad to read this, and sorry to be late conveying my deepest condolences.
    Please add me to the list of folks who'd like to mark Ben's passing, when appropriate.

    DH
  11. Thread: Documents Posted

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    For Clarity, I've posted Amendment 1 to the SER's...

    For Clarity, I've posted Amendment 1 to the SER's with the correct link and title for the Safety at Sea training requirement.
    Apologies for the broken links as US Sailing revamps their web portals
    ...
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    It's been a moment - Without fanfare, and a bit...

    It's been a moment -
    Without fanfare, and a bit behind my ideal timeline - 2023 Race Documents including SER, & RRC are posted to Jibeset...
    now, onward to a proper website and seminars!
    DH
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    a knot meter is a knot meter, eg a instrument for...

    a knot meter is a knot meter, eg a instrument for measuring speed through the water.
    It is there as a requirement so that (amongst other things) the skipper has 1/2 of the means to maintain a dead...
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    As of sometime last night LongPac 2022 is open...

    As of sometime last night LongPac 2022 is open for entree
    DH
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    Thanks Grace & Greg - updated NOR (v1.1) is now...

    Thanks Grace & Greg -
    updated NOR (v1.1) is now posted with the corrections.

    DH
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    Documents Posted

    Just a brief note that documents are posted to Jibeset as of this morning:
    NOR
    SER
    Comm Plan

    Please Leave comments, critiques, and errata on this thread.

    SI's will come later, as is normal....
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    with a bit of consultation between BB and myself,...

    with a bit of consultation between BB and myself, I hope to have a full set of docs up (minus SI's which will come a bit later) before tonight is out.
    DH
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    Thanks Bob - That is indeed the priority. Here...

    Thanks Bob - That is indeed the priority.
    Here is what both sets will say. NOTE, that whichever option one chooses, you will need to have a contingency plan for head foil damage.
    FWIW, I like your...
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    Thanks Bob for backfilling once again. First, I...

    Thanks Bob for backfilling once again.
    First, I apparently didn't step back in time, so apparently Brian & I are co-charing the LP... SMH :0
    Second - re the whisker pole length, its my contention...
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    Welcome -From the RC

    After several months pause - It's about time to break cover on this, and start planning for 2023.

    If you're planning on Sailing to Hanalei in the 2023 Single Handed Transpacific Yacht Race you're...
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    I am so hoping this goes through... DH Jan 22,...

    I am so hoping this goes through... DH Jan 22, 2022
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    I've done one qualifier in September (2020 for...

    I've done one qualifier in September (2020 for 2021), one in May (for 2014) and one Long Pac 2015... all started out light to moderate (epically light for the LongPac) and all ended with in 20-25...
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    Thanks for the updates Sled & Bob - In due...

    Thanks for the updates Sled & Bob -
    In due course, version 2.3 of the NOR, with formatting adjusted, should post shortly.
    There will be an "official release", with suitable fanfare shortly.

    As...
  24. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    Hi Mountain, not to speak for the RC, but... ...

    Hi Mountain,
    not to speak for the RC, but...

    I think where you want to look is in the com plan, but I don't see that posted yet.
    I also agree that 15.2 as posted is at best ambiguous. It may be...
  25. Thread: No Autopilot?

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    So, style counts more than proper sail trim?......

    So, style counts more than proper sail trim?... this photo's now a classic, but it's always bugged me looking at the 15+ degrees of weather helm.
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