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    Skip - near as I can recall, every single event...

    Skip - near as I can recall, every single event you describe has indeed occurred on the SHTP.

    Which item did NOT happen on the race course but instead on a different portion of the Pacific?

    -...
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    A finisher was disqualified pre-1992 (I believe)...

    A finisher was disqualified pre-1992 (I believe) by Peter Hogg for arriving in Halanei Bay and, upon boarding by RC, was asked by RC for the anchor so they could help, and a 4" long beer-can-opening...
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    The only limitation regarding powered boats in...

    The only limitation regarding powered boats in Hanalei Bay is you do not land a powered dinghy at the swimming beach, which is directly in front of the life guard station at the head of the bay. ...
  4. I would second Bob's comments on the Iridium GO!...

    I would second Bob's comments on the Iridium GO! combined with SailMail as the easiest/simplest way to get at weather information available through SailDocs; with SailMail you also have access to a...
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    With a roller furling headsail foil setup it is...

    With a roller furling headsail foil setup it is nice to retain the roller furler/reefing functionality when flying twin headsails downwind - fly the entirety of both sails in light air, and...
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    Also consider how launching the raft from inside...

    Also consider how launching the raft from inside the boat if you were injured - could you still get the life raft up onto the deck? (e.g., with one arm not working).

    The life raft should be...
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    I second Jim's point about multiple self-steering...

    I second Jim's point about multiple self-steering devices: they break, as a singlehander looking at Hawaii you need backup + spare parts. If the self-steering goes out entirely then the trip becomes...
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    Thoughts on the Alado Furler - the idea of...

    Thoughts on the Alado Furler - the idea of capturing the halyard tension and imposing that on the foil as compression is not new, it also doesn't work well. There's no ability to adjust halyard...
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    I've practised doing what you describe - going...

    I've practised doing what you describe - going off the boat (I went off the low side), clipping into an outboard jackline running length of hull, cutting away tether stuck on the boat. It's no fun...
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    The SSS can't find a hotel boat to act as a base...

    The SSS can't find a hotel boat to act as a base for the RC? (ask around, someone might not be racing Saturday). Or a van/RV to hang out in? If RC intends to remain on station until all boats are...
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    Hi Philippe - an indirect (or direct) lightning...

    Hi Philippe - an indirect (or direct) lightning strike to the boat is a more likely issue than the GPS constellation failing. A strike will take out the boat's on-board equipment containing...
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    Oh dear, what terrible news. Ben and Lucie are...

    Oh dear, what terrible news. Ben and Lucie are wonderful folk, and the world is a little less weird place without him. I hope Lucie makes a good recovery.

    Ben & Lucie raced on Beetle in the...
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    There are alternatives to an electronic paddle...

    There are alternatives to an electronic paddle wheel installed in a hole through the hull. Go back to the 1960s...

    The knot stick:
    http://www.knotstick.com/

    A chip log and a stop watch...
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    For boat polars the key is data logging and...

    For boat polars the key is data logging and taking notes - time, sea state, and sail configuration + sheeting angles. Note the time(s) you think the boat is going really well - that's what you're...
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    The only game in town I know of is the DeLorme...

    The only game in town I know of is the DeLorme Earthmate application available through the Apple App Store (and Google Playstore). inReach uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPad (and Samsung Note 8...
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    I've been using the inReach SE since 2013 to send...

    I've been using the inReach SE since 2013 to send position information ashore so my Mom can see where Beetle is :) I set it to transmit at 10 minute intervals. The unit is mounted belowdecks in a...
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    SHTP 7/1-2 distance made good

    Here's performance data for the 7/1 -> 2 position reports.

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    That's most handy!

    That's most handy!
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    Performance data for June 30 - July 1 run. 6588

    Performance data for June 30 - July 1 run.

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    Performance data for June 29-30 run. Northern...

    Performance data for June 29-30 run. Northern Star's numbers are out of whack due to missing 6/29 position data.

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    SHTP 6/30 - 7/1 distance made good

    I've assembled a spreadsheet that accepts position reports (boat, date/time, lat, lon) and produces distance/speed run/made good. Given that the trackers are not sending data at convenient 24 hour...
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    Hi Greg - you're doing a great job of trying to...

    Hi Greg - you're doing a great job of trying to keep the web site up and running, you and I have played on it together a small bit. I would hope the rest of the club could bring on someone to run...
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    Hi Cliff - thanks for the pointer, that worked. ...

    Hi Cliff - thanks for the pointer, that worked. Odd to think of the web in terms of 'pages' that need to be advanced to see the entirety of the race's main site, that's not how web sites are...
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    Hi Jackie - Well, the SSS Forum is hardly the...

    Hi Jackie -

    Well, the SSS Forum is hardly the official anything about the race - and there's little information about the race on the race's page. So it's a bit tough as an outsider to work up...
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    Is that by chance the Freya 39 Arctic Wulf? At...

    Is that by chance the Freya 39 Arctic Wulf? At anchor at Pillar Point I met up with a fellow that stopped by on his standup paddle board to ask after Beetle's H-frame that supports the wind...
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