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    Default Your PRO Update -- Texting

    Hi all y'all,
    I am so impressed with all this reporting on how many GPSs, etc. y'all have on board.

    Now as PRO I had the epithany last week that I needed to text. As PRO I am the one who needs to be communicating with you folks so would you please add my # to your satphones, trackers, etc.

    I am texting now so 510-684-5555.

    Thanks and have a good race,

    Jan

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    Way to go, Jan

    We appreciate everything you're doing to run the race well!!

    Could a Twitter account be next....?

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    A Twitter account? Hmmmm, maybe Instagram first? Gotta share this one. One of you racers who shall remain nameless (I can be bribed though) called this afternoon -- by mistake. He was plugging me into his phone so he could text me. Poor guy, he ended up having to shoot the shit with me 'cause I even asked for the latest weather update. Then again, I could really use this new-found skill to bribe all y'all. Who's in charge of starting this race Friday for all y'all? Hmmm, where's the start? CYC? I even have a shotgun on deck too so . . .

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    What did he say about the weather? It appears it's going to be calm and flat by Thursday and through the weekend. Please assure me it ain't so!

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    Jan, what is the provider for your cell phone? I might not text , but I can email to a SMS phone, if I know the provider (ATT, Verizon, etc. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brewer View Post
    Who's in charge of starting this race Friday for all y'all?
    Friday? Uh oh.

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    I wondered who was gonna mention the -- hiccup -- Friday reference. David, my plan is through Verizon. I have been trying to text with S/V MAS and so far we have succeeded with their phone #. I heard from S/V VENTuS last night. If I remember right, Daniel says I cannot send Sat phone texts 'cause I do not have an international account or some such thang. Thanks all y'all for being patient with me. This old dog can be taught new tricks!!!

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    OK, I sent you a text using 5106845555@vtext.com

    D.

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    Here's another useful number to put in your satphone

    http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg534/RCC_numbers.asp

    U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centers (RCCs)

    24 hour Regional Contacts for Emergencies

    RCC Alameda Commander
    11th Coast Guard District
    Alameda, California
    California and Eastern Pacific Ocean waters

    (510)437-3701

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    What email address should I use to send updates during the race?

    Thanks,

    Dirk "TIJD" - First 30JK

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brewer View Post
    Hi all y'all,
    I am so impressed with all this reporting on how many GPSs, etc. y'all have on board.

    Now as PRO I had the epithany last week that I needed to text. As PRO I am the one who needs to be communicating with you folks so would you please add my # to your satphones, trackers, etc.

    I am texting now so 510-684-5555.

    Thanks and have a good race,

    Jan

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