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    The RC has collected the Sea Squirrel II from Larry Conklin and she is a beauty. A big RIB that won't tear up the sides of the arriving sailboats.

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    And what are we watching closely tonight? No, not Dancing with the Stars. We are watching Ray Irvine's Race Finish Estimates here:

    https://www.jibeset.net/gpssummary.p...480_1_58311070

    Synthia and Greg were aboard the Sea Squirrel II when she was launched this evening at the end of Weke Road. Synthia drove her over to Morning Star, where she will spend the night tethered to Lee's boat. In the morning Greg will hike down through the deepest darkest trail from Pali Ke Kua to Hanalei bay.

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    He'll wade out from the beach and Synthia will collect him. Then they'll make their way around the reefs and into the Hanalei River, where they'll cross over to Coconut Tree # 7. That's where they'll collect Kyle Vanderspek's family, in order to take them out to greet Kyle aboard Aloha. Christine Weaver, racing editor at Latitude 38 will join them. A representative from Latitude has been aboard SHTP greeting boats since before sailing was invented. Why should this year be any different?

    Unless he falls off his boat, Kyle will be First To Finish. Since we don't know exactly when Aloha will enter Hanalei Bay, this is a guessing game. How long does everyone want to circle around on a small boat, waiting for Aloha to land? My impression is that Kyle and his brother, Brian, have enjoyed parents willing to wait around during sporting events for their whole young lives. Why should this day be any different? It will be a pleasure and we're all looking forward to it. Because here at the SSS? It's like the General once said, "It's about the people."

    More to come. All the SSS news that's fit to print.
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    Aloooooooha!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werewolf View Post
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    Aloooooooha!!!
    Congrats Kyle!!!

    Great race, but what do you expect from a Cal Maritime alum?

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    Well, this has been an exciting morning. Aloha finished: all of a sudden there he was, just below the condo deck! Margie Woods is here, she got so excited she spilled a tall glass of water on the slippery tile. So we just stood in puddles while we photographed and Brian read the script

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    Brian made a new yagi antenna out of arrows and it's attached to the rail with a clamp.

    This is a high tech operation

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    and here's the view of the finish from the condo. This job is hard.

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    Here's a photo of Brendan Huffman at the start of the race.

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    Photo by Margie Woods
    It pays off to have your own private photographer

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    From Will Lee aboard Sea Wisdom

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    Not quite the conditions in which you expect to find most classic Hinckleys

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    Results so far as of 8:47 Kauai time 070621

    https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=...OC=r1&TYP=html

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    Waiting for Hula at Command Central. Chase Boat 1 (Sea Squirrel II) is on station, and they can see the boat. Up here in the expensive box seats we can't see nuthin. Yet. But it's a really gorgeous nuthin. We've been up since 5 am. Always prepared.

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    Watching on the webcam at 12:12 PDT. Hula just came into view with spinnaker flying.

    Who is the dark-hulled sailboat leading Hula into the bay?

    (And which client should I charge this time to? Oh, I know...)
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    [QUOTE=BobJ;29615] (And which client should I charge this time to? Oh, I know...)[/QUOTE

    Oh, no you don't! I already paid those invoices.
    Don't know who the dark blue hull was. Maybe someone just hanging around in the bay. Word gets around. Maybe a boat friend of Mother Ship Morning Star ? The other day, as Lee was stowing his outboard in anticipation of greeting one of the boats, a family came buzzing over on their dinghy.

    "Hi, Lee! We came over to help you stow your outboard!"

    People here are like that. It's Hanalei Bay. It's wonderful. And warm.

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