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  1. #71
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    Default Team Given' the Horns

    In Port Townsend, days before the start of the race, the small boat harbor was bucolic. I walked over to see if Mr Pelagic was still around, confirming that the software in his customers' autopilots were functioning as they should. Mr P had left already, so I introduced myself to the crew of the s/v Triceratops. Team Given' the Horns would go on to do very well during the first day of the serious race out of Victoria, as you can read below.

    https://r2ak.com/2019-daily-updates/2019-day-1-go/

    On this morning they were feeling relaxed and happy, as you can see here

    https://vimeo.com/342179484

    And then they had this experience:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezgb...ature=youtu.be

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    Here, from the Victoria to Vancouver (V2V) ferry, is a video of the delicious start

    https://vimeo.com/342529963

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntsUiga View Post
    Another day in Bodfish, wondering where the boats without current tracker data are located.....
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    yay!!! the kitty mug!!!!

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    Default and the inside is orange, too!

    Quote Originally Posted by SailingNat View Post
    yay!!! the kitty mug!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SailingNat View Post
    yay!!! the kitty mug!!!!
    Congrats on your most excellent passage! We are proud of you and your crew.
    2 questions: did you fly a spinnaker the penultimate night in the windy and loggy conditions that de-spreadered the Melges? Did you finish with everyone you started with? ~ skip

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Congrats on your most excellent passage! We are proud of you and your crew.
    2 questions: did you fly a spinnaker the penultimate night in the windy and loggy conditions that de-spreadered the Melges? Did you finish with everyone you started with? ~ skip
    Coming from you, it is the sweetest compliment.

    yes
    yes

    More detail below. We only saw 32 knots of wind sustained. We did take a reef from time to time: https://youtu.be/gc6UZXegw0I. We had trained extensively for these conditions either gybing: https://youtu.be/09cDHXdn4K8 as an example or driving: https://youtu.be/huyAncIHMfk as an example so we were quite familiar with how the boat behaved in these conditions.

    We had identified three drop off points for 2 cyclists. We organized team and gear for that possibility. We checked the forecast at each point but no solid weather system all the way up to Bella Bella made us decide to keep everyone on board - we biked 25% of the race time so that was a good decision. Afterwards, we didn't think that two additional crew would greatly affect boat speed in the expected conditions...and by then we really liked the idea of finishing together

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    wonderful videos, Nathalie! And scary ORANGE FAST! Staying focused for those long periods of time under those conditions required enormous discipline. Most impressive. Thank you for posting here, our own Little Wanderer.

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    Tanguy was there?
    And what an amazing boat, firmly planted.
    Last edited by jamottep; 06-19-2019 at 02:26 PM.
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    Solo RTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    wonderful videos, Nathalie! And scary ORANGE FAST! Staying focused for those long periods of time under those conditions required enormous discipline. Most impressive. Thank you for posting here, our own Little Wanderer.

    Actually, this boat isn't very difficult to drive in those conditions...(ie I can drive it, not as fast as Tanguy can of course)

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    yes jwamottep

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