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    Default 2022 Great Pacific Longitude Race!!

    Welcome to the 2022 Great Pacific Longitude Race!!

    Also known as the LongPac.

    It serves as a qualifier for the Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race but is an achievement in itself.

    Serious boat and skipper prep goes into a successful adventure.

    Let's use this platform do discuss things LongPac
    Who is planning to race?
    First time or repeat?
    Who is ready?
    What projects are you working on?

    The archives are a fantastic source of information / inspiration and will be referenced often!
    All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it is vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

    T.E. Lawrence

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    The Buffalo hopes to be there... nothing like a long reach in and out in gale alley for an old heavy boat with a stumpy rig. :-)

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    Drove over to see the boats off, arrived JUST in time to do that. Here are some photos. Steve Saul on s/v Kalia is not being tracked, don't know why. He does things the way he wants to do things. You might notice that s/v Shark on Bluegrass is not on the water, either. That's a story for someone else to tell. He headed over to the start, then headed back home to Berkeley.

    Walked up to the small gaggle of people to find Will Lee walking a rescue dog, Brandy. Here everybody is:

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    Will Lee, Joe Balderrama, Brian Boschma, Valerie Saul and David Herrigel. Valerie has sailed all around the world with Steve, so she's no stranger to strange men standing on shore watching boats. Weirdos, every one.

    Here are Riff Rider and Kalia at the start:

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    Below: Galaxsea and Eos. This is Eos's first Long Pac. He completed the most recent Farallones and is obviously ready for this one.


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    And, they're OFF!

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    One last photo of the smiling Race Committee chairs and our SSS Commodore: Brian, David and Joe

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    Last edited by Philpott; 07-06-2022 at 12:49 PM.

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    Thanks for posting, Jackie. With only 4 starters, it truly feels like the Secret Society, but they have our exclusive attention and for me, much more than Pac Cup of course.

    From the Race Committee:

    Yesterday July 6 @ 8:00 ish a.m. Sharks on Blue Grass hailed us on VHF to report that he was hit by a fishing vessel somewhere in the vicinity of Alcatraz (approximate location we think) on the way to the start. All souls OK and fishing vessel was taking SBG back to port.

    Today, July 7 @ 6:30 ish a.m. From Steve Saul aboard Kalia: "I discovered some issues with my mast and rigging so I have withdrawn from the race. The boat is back at her dock in Sausalito."

    Crystal Ball says Race Chairs are chewing the cud on a Late Long Pac to coincide with Day 2 of Half Moon Bay Regatta.
    Last edited by Submarino; 07-07-2022 at 07:49 AM.

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    About 9 a.m. on Friday, Charles swung the compass 180 degrees for the second leg and return home.

    About 9 a.m. appears that Ruff Rider has roughly 75 miles to the Gate. Maybe 12 plus hrs. Hopefully the runway does not power down at the entrance.

    Galaxsea is on his port quarter about 20-30 mile behind.

    EOS at 125.32' is almost at his turnaround point of 126.40' longitude.

    Would be nice to greet the 3 finishers.
    Last edited by Submarino; 07-09-2022 at 09:20 AM.

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    Would really like to greet the aboard DM, but I am at anchor in Georgiana Slough

    Not a bad thing, but several bridges too far away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    Would really like to greet the aboard DM, but I am at anchor in Georgiana Slough

    Not a bad thing, but several bridges too far away
    Think of the commute time you could save with one of these!

    http://www.northwing.com/

    Also available in amphibious configuration...

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    As of 1130, all boats are inbound!
    As of noon RIFF RIDER has checked in 57nm from the GG...
    at present, that looks like around 10pm, but that doesn't account for dying breeze, and a big ebb starting at 2000.
    We'll keep monitoring and make a call around 6pm to sync up.

    will post an update here...

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    Time stamp: 8:30 ish p.m. Sat night - Congratulations Charles Casey for first to finish the Long Pac ocean race!!

    Dave H. our Chair reported that you finished under ideal conditions - Sunset on a dying flood.

    Time stamp: 7:45 a.m. Sun morning - Daniel is hauling the bacon at 6 knots with a building ebb and very well inside Pt. Bonita and almost abeam of Pt. Diablo. Also, Mike of EOS, is roughly 125 miles out and equally rough estimate of a Mon. a.m. finish, 8-noon.

    If you need a quick link from earlier posts:

    https://www.jibeset.net/tv.php

    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...37.812/zoom:14

    Brian and Dave, our two chairs on station.

    Joe at home on Lazy Boy.
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    Default Finishing it

    Photos from RIFF RIDERS finish last night
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    and GALAXSEA this Morning

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    RIFF RIDER finished at 20:27:24 on Saturday
    GALXSEA finished at 08:19:14 Today, Sunday
    From the looks of it, EOS will finish sometime tomorrow morning (Monday)
    EOS reports all is well, heavy seas, wind 25KnG30

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