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    There is a well organized system approaching the Hawaiian Is. Actually there are two systems. Scaramouche is departing Hanalei Bay tomorrow (the 5th) with the intent of being north of 25N by Friday when the system will hit Kauai. At that point it could possibly be a tropical storm. I have received great advice as my friends in the USCG are knowledgeable as hell. I rowed around the bay this morning and made sure Maris and other cruisers were aware of the situation. I couldn't contact the people on Grace. People should be taking this situation seriously but I noted a reluctance to head to Ko'olina or Ala Wai. I'm sure everyone remembers what happened in Cabo all those years ago.

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    To answer Susans question....extra tropical cyclones in the area of Hawaii are talked about but very seldom seen. Even the most destructive hurricanes have very little energy north of 25N. Everyone underway should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter00 View Post
    To answer Susans question....extra tropical cyclones in the area of Hawaii are talked about but very seldom seen.
    Except for Kauai

    "Wind data in particular supports the USGS assertion that hurricane damage has been low on all islands except for Kauai."

    Apparently Kauai is too far from the hurricane shield effect created by the big mountains on Hawaii, Maui, and O'ahu; and is crossed over by hurricanes regularly, with a frequency only somewhat less than typical for the latitude. Hurricanes causing major damage seem to hit in a 10 to 20 year timeframes. Hurricane Iselle and Julio are very unlikely to reach Kauai simply because they are approaching from the east, over the big island mountains. Kauai's hurricanes tend to approach from the south.

    "September 1992: . . . Iniki caused almost $2 billion in damage, mainly to Kauai. It remains the second costliest East/Central Pacific hurricane on record, only behind Hurricane Paul in 1982. Six died as a result. Iniki brought winds of 140 miles per hour (230 km/h)."

    "November 1982: Hurricane Iwa was one of Hawaii's most damaging hurricanes. Severe property damage was inflicted on the island; up to $250 million. - from the Wikipedia "List of Hawaii hurricanes" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hawaii_hurricanes )

    The "hurricane" issue may distract attention from the more relevant issue of "what is the return weather going to be like this season". The difference between a "hurricane" and "tropical storm" is one mph. I do recall one experienced SHTPer who abandoned his boat at sea during the return, having seen just one too many ordinary "storms". (Skip Allan Scuttles Wildflower| http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/...2#.U-JgqcKHc0o )
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    Weather stuff approaching Hawaii is looking major sucky. Any updates on folks over there and what they may be doing?
    Wishing safe passage to all those in the windy areas.
    Susan (S/V Mouton Noir)

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    hi Susan -
    It looks like Brian posted [yellow brick??] positions on the SHTP site for Harrier, Galaxsea and Lightspeed, all of whom seem to be well away to the North.

    DH

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    Hi Susan, Gary and Jak on Elizabeth Ann are fine as well. They have a Delorme tracker and currently actually don't have enough wind and have been bobbing around all night. Talked to Jak on SatPhone and they are getting a bit bored but hope the wind will pick up again later tonight. Currently at 41.09 138.21 heading for Brookings, OR or potentially Coos Bay if the north end of the high gets him there instead.
    They talk on the SSB to the General and I saw on Facebook that Peter is having fun with some wind but not bad.
    Just hope that Brian has someone checking the anchor of Maris! Not sure if Grace with the delivery crew already left.
    Corine (S/V Maitreya)

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    Thanks all. I've been following the returnees. I am hoping all is well with those that remained. I believe Steve Hodges was to fly over this week to begin a return. Hoping all is well with those that remained and I wasn't really sure who that all entailed. Safe passages to everyone!
    Susan (S/V Mouton Noir)

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    Aloha from Nawiliwili,

    The remaining fleet, Frolic, Grace, and Maris, are all snug in slips and within a few boat lengths of each other here in Nawilwili. I saw Brian and Steve this morning as well as the delivery crew aboard Grace. All seem at ease and as ready as one can be. This morning has brought us stronger breeze than I've seen here before, but standard issue for a summer afternoon in Berkeley. Will post further as Iselle passes and Julio approaches.

    Wait, what was this thread about?

    Brian
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    I ran into Jim Quanci yesterday. "Best return ever!" He sailed under the Gate at 6 AM, a day and a half behind Galaxsea and Lightspeed. The difference between a rough coast and not! Nice to see our skippers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mewes View Post
    The party's over...the trophies are packed into yachts headed home, provisions are stowed, weather gribs are being analysed right and left.

    As Race Chairs, we have two duties left: Set the date for the next race and reserve the condo.

    We've picked Saturday, June 25, 2016. HUGE EBB. Start at 1000. And the party will be Saturday, July 16, 2016. So we're reserving the Condo for Ten Days beginning Day 9 of the Race, July 9.

    I have a few ideas of things that worked and things that to change.


    SSS Seminar Series year round, every year. Repeats of some topics regularly.
    Cassette ERudders only.
    Yellow Brick. Is it worth the $5,700 cost?
    Require SSB. A significant part of the race communication.
    Seriously throw out the Minimum Equipment Requirement section. Racers from past years agree on what to add. SSS should set the rules, not any other group.
    One honcho. One decision-maker. No "co's."

    What do you say?
    The SSS seminars are great, but for people out of town simply recording them and putting them on uTube would be very helpful...I think some were and some were not this year.

    A cassette erudder would be very, very hard to fit on my boat, a double ender with outboard rudder.

    Everyone I know loved the yellow brick tracker.

    The SSB was a huge part of the enjoyment of the race for me. Used SSB's are available at very low cost. Anyone who plans to sail to Hawaii should be capable of installing one.

    Yes.

    Yes.

    Joe, curious what are you talking about when you say that the "modified PHRF rating need to be looked at?"

    Since my belt buckle receiving "speech" was so lame, I just want to say again that this whole experience was a high point in my life that I would hugely recommend it to anyone contemplating it.
    Thanks to both Jak Mang for crewing back with me and the race committee - that I did remember. Others are Dave King, Lee Perry, John Boye. It would not have been possible without help from these three (Along with my wife Charlotte)
    I hope to do the race again now that I have somewhat of a clue.

    Gary - s/v Elizabeth Ann
    Last edited by WBChristie; 08-31-2014 at 03:54 PM.

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