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  1. #11
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    Default How to Round Guadalupe Island - a tutorial

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    Hereís how to round Guadalupe Island:
    - Make sure to run out of wind as you approach. For best results, keep your spinnaker up to ensure you get a wrap. In the event you have a spinnaker net, get it tangled and take 47 minutes to cut it loose.
    - Take your spinnaker down 10 miles early you donít want to miss the sights while you drift downwind with your jib as you pretend to race.
    - When rounding the Southern end, drift aimlessly for 6 hours in no wind to let everyone catch up.
    - When the wind fills in, make sure itís at least 35 knots. No one wants to go upwind with more than a storm jib.

    Slacker sought shelter today at the North end of the island to wait for the weather to improve. All OK aboard Slacker, just more than I and my boat wanted to deal with today. Actually really nice here. Will post photos soon.

    S/V Slacker via Iridium Sat.

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    Welcome back Slack!

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    Thanks Bob! I have rather pleasant memories of the race. Lots of albatross, dolphin, a lurking sunfish and my first anchoring at Guadalupe Island.

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    It appeared the anchorage was a bit slippery. The Pos'n reporting showed you going in circles.

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    My Fortress had a tough time with the rocky bottom there. Drifted off twice in the gusty winds. The anchor alarm was busy.

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