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    What about this 50 footer that rates 96 PHRF? I've seen this sitting up in Napa on the hard for years....it definitely needs work....but could be an interesting platform once all is sorted out and set up for extended short handed sailing. The current neglectful owner is out of their mind asking $35K....but if you scooped it up for $1 and applied the rest of budget toward refit....it could be a unique boat for your project. Anyone here know the history on this boat before it was mothballed up in Napa?

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa...854408318.html

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    I believe the goal is to break the existing RTW <40ft record, not just set a benchmark from SF-SF. Of course completing the course an any pace would set a benchmark. The record I believe is held by a Class 40 and another Class 40 just retired from attempting to break the record. I've been scanning available yachts since he briefed me on the requirements..... the hunt continues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar View Post
    I see, and what is your goal? Set a benchmark for the route? Just finish? Get experience? Personal journey of discovery? The why is not an easy question, and for me a complex one.
    Yes ... a very difficult question, but then again ... why not?

    Ok, I had already bought this domain name. And it's all work in progress with only a few things up, but I did this write up:
    https://pjsails.com/why-sail-alone-around-the-world/

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar View Post
    Comments on the route: It looks like a lot of lighter air, and while I've not been there it looks like you may have a lot of sleepless days & nights as you approach and go over Australia due to traffic. As you head around Cape Horn after all those miles and wear, you may find yourself wanting some displacement.
    Yes, exactly why I would like a boat that performs well in light air and can take a gale on the nose.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar View Post
    Hal Roth sailed a strengthened Santa Cruz 50 around the world in the '86 BOC, I think it was. He sold the boat and bought a Pretorian 35. When asked why he sold the Santa Cruz 50 he said: "It didn't give enough back."
    I'm not sure what the context was. Was he considering taking a Pretorien 35 in the BOC or going cruising? I think that boat is in Santa Cruz.

    Quote Originally Posted by solosailor View Post
    I believe the goal is to break the existing RTW <40ft record, not just set a benchmark from SF-SF. Of course completing the course an any pace would set a benchmark. The record I believe is held by a Class 40 and another Class 40 just retired from attempting to break the record.
    If we talk about WSSRC sanctioned records the round the world singlehanded record is agnostic of the port of departure. See rules at their web site. After talking to a few meteorologists there is no chance of breaking the record going East from San Francisco. Crawling back through the Pacific would just take too long. In fact Guo's record is going to be hard to beat; mainly because his course was probably the shortest possible. And he did manage to score 240 miles days. Unsuccessful eastward attempts are piling up. I think that this is mostly because these are mostly non sponsored, limited budget attempts (oh, wait ...). That's why I'm going West, not East.

    FYI, there are non negligible fees to sign up for a record with the WSSRC: https://www.sailspeedrecords.com/the-courses-offshore

    Anyways, I think that we need to remind ourselves of who I am: a lucky bastard who got a few trophies in 2018, but really has very limited experience in offshore sailing, boat preparation, repairs at sea, is boat-less, has not much money in the bank, and no support team. All the talk of records seem fairly premature. I would say there's about a 10% chance that I will leave, and maybe 2.5% that I will succeed at this time. A record? If I have $5,000 left in the bank and none else beat me at this game, then sure let's give it a try. But how long would it last? Records are made to be broken. Setting a 200 days record is just asking for someone else to come along with 100k more and a Class40 boat, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by solosailor View Post
    I've been scanning available yachts since he briefed me on the requirements..... the hunt continues.
    Thank you :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamottep View Post
    FYI, there are non negligible fees to sign up for a record with the WSSRC: https://www.sailspeedrecords.com/the-courses-offshore
    FYI ... Because of the categories and divisions, and according to the list of records on their web site, there seems to be plenty of records to set from our West Coast ... There are only 3 records on their web page for the 40 feet and under division, across all courses. Example: I don't see a record for the singlehanded monohull category, 40 feet and under division, Los Angeles to honolulu course. I know of plenty of skippers/boat owners here who could set/own that record ... How about Honolulu to Yokohama after that, and then Yokohama to San Francisco on the return leg? 3 records with what would really be one preparation! Any good old cruising boat will do since you're setting the record!
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    Bite me: https://www.owenclarkedesign.com/cla...-sale-a-vendre

    Hard to find a boat that's better fitting the purpose and more ready ...
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    The Figaro 2 Hot Socks was for sale 6 months ago. Hard too tell if its still for sale. May still be at South Beach.
    https://omyboat.com/sail/beneteau/fo...o-2-hot-socks/

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    OMG I got a chance to sail Hot Socks a couple of years ago. WHAT a sweet sail!

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    I saw her on a trailer at KKMI last week. "Wait! Where are you taking Hot Socks?" I asked. She is on her way to Bangor, Maine.

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    There are more than a few RC2s for sale, most in the 150-250k range. There are more than a few Class 40s in the 100-150k range. Also the problem of they are mostly located in Europe or the Caribbean.

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    In my usual style I lay it bare on the web for all to see; the web site has progressed nicely: https://pjsails.com

    And I've started a GoFundMe campaign. After putting the preliminary numbers together I feel I'm not far away from tying up a fair budget for a Class40. Hence the GoFundMe.
    Here: https://www.gofundme.com/sf2sf
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    I'm reading Dodge Morgan's book about American Promise. Would someone have the DVD to share?

    If you have time I do invite you to check my little website. It reeks of amateurism; I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. I do think it's nice though, maybe even informative. As usual I welcome your feedback. There's also a blog you can subscribe to.
    https://pjsails.com
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