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    Back to comms. Getting Iridium GO! to work was...

    Back to comms. Getting Iridium GO! to work was not easy. The tracking part is fairly straightforward and well documented. If anyone has problems with tracking setup on Iridium GO! I can write that...
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    Looks like a gale on the way back too... around...

    Looks like a gale on the way back too... around Friday/Saturday...
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    wrt weather ... currently looks like a front...

    wrt weather ... currently looks like a front comes through in the middle of the race. I'm used to seeing what we see now in May (huge NPH and fronts) but not in July and not when I am 200 miles out....
  4. I learn a lot by reading marine accident reports....

    I learn a lot by reading marine accident reports. Here's one:
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/547c7053ed915d4c10000083/OuzoReport.pdf

    In part:
    2.6.6 AIS
    AIS is being carried by...
  5. That is a good idea. I came across a big cat in...

    That is a good idea. I came across a big cat in thick fog off HMB near the entrance buoy that was AIS "Changabang solosailor". I never saw the boat until the very last minute, everything was by AIS...
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    Newbie and LongPac preparation

    Hi. I'm preparing for LongPac... See 2022 Long Pac Communication Plan posted on: 03/13/22 https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=JACKY_T007210936&DOC=X1&TYP=pdf

    "As a race registration requirement,...
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    Matthew Turner from EOS while returning from...

    Matthew Turner from EOS while returning from Sausalito on Thursday. I windsurfed with Tanguy at Crissy, super nice guy.

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    wrt tethers ... I have a question: 1. I get...

    wrt tethers ... I have a question:

    1. I get that I never, ever want to fall off, but I get the idea of having a line or flat jackline outside the stanchions.
    2. If I fall over (or climb to...
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    @Darren >> How do you like the inReach? 1. I...

    @Darren
    >> How do you like the inReach?
    1. I like PredictWind + Iridium GO! better than my GPSMAP 86sci for ease of use, but so far anyway much less flexible in getting routes and tracks
    2. My...
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    I got an MS-Word version but David pointed out...

    I got an MS-Word version but David pointed out that it's not a good idea to have any more than one version of a checklist. He's absolutely right. So use my spreadsheet above, first post, for the...
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    Yes ... but you cant copy from that Jibeset PDF...

    Yes ... but you cant copy from that Jibeset PDF version, at least I can't, see below for an example. It just doesn't work, try it. You will get a garbage assortment of text picked up from different...
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    So Mike Godsey says that Saturday wasn't a big...

    So Mike Godsey says that Saturday wasn't a big eddy *for the early morning*. I am used to sailing in the afternoon by which time the eddy often/usually disappears. Mike says when there is cloud you...
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    Does anyone have the master spreadsheet in .xls...

    Does anyone have the master spreadsheet in .xls format (source format, not PDF) for the LongPac SER? David? Brian?

    I made my own spreadsheet for SHF by copying and pasting from the PDF, posted...
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    Here goes then ... 7437

    Here goes then ...


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    Here is the similar eddy from Friday... 7436

    Here is the similar eddy from Friday...

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    That's interesting. I think that is me (EOS) at...

    That's interesting. I think that is me (EOS) at TI Marina where I spent the night after SHF. Assuming so, EOS shows up as two diamonds: one blue and one purple, for two AIS transponders. First time I...
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    2022 SHF track with newbie mistakes

    Continued saga of newbie mistakes in an attempt to help others. This one on 2022 SHF.

    I tried using my AIS to let Jibeset track me on Saturday in 2022 SHF. I have Class A and B AIS, and Class A...
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    2022 SHF picture of Geodesic

    I tried to take pictures of those who came close to say hello. The only picture that came out at all well was Geodesic. I don't think the forum handles (high-res) iPhone pictures well inline (the...
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    Jackie: It wasn't too bad after the race, but I...

    Jackie: It wasn't too bad after the race, but I headed south, everyone else headed north. I just couldn't figure out why the entire fleet was tacking in unison up to what looked like a next mark when...
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    I'll try and keep any thread updates tagged with...

    I'll try and keep any thread updates tagged with the spreadsheet/SER item numbers.

    wrt 3.2.1 Jacklines

    David suggested using an etrier attached to a lifejacket, and someone asked me about...
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    Hi Jackie. I'm Mike Smith. Here is my Cal 2-34...

    Hi Jackie. I'm Mike Smith. Here is my Cal 2-34 EOS: https://www.dwaynenewton.com/Sailing-Vessel-EON/ I'm at Brisbane Marina Dock 6 now. I saw you at the start of the No Trophy race and you were the...
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    Newbie: some muppet mistakes I made

    I'll keep a list here, in this thread, of mistakes I made as a newbie, and will continue to make, in the hope of helping others:

    1. Realize this is not Amazon, Apple, or Facebook. There are people...
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    Newbie: safety list and spreadsheet

    I'm a newbie. I was fortunate to have David Herrigel offer to inspect my boat, EOS. I started with the safety list in PDF at http://yra.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SERwithOYRAchanges2022.pdf I...
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