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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
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    How come when I switch to Satellite view and zoom all the way in, I can't see the actual boats?
    Bob,
    Likely the reason you can't see the boats on satellite full zoom is you are looking where they were at the tracker report. Not where they are now.

    I found RAINBOW just fine. https://videohive.net/item/lone-sail...-view/21581991

    Kidding aside, back in the day families and friends flying to Hawaii on United to meet their boats were invited to the planes' cockpits to talk with the racing crews far below on VHF. The fleet knew what time the flights were coming overhead, and would listen for their boat to be called by the United pilot. Exciting stuff.
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    Oh yeah - that must be it.

    Go RAINBOW!

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    RAINBOW is doing pretty well. I asked him at the picnic if he was going to beat the 1D35, since he was a cat and cats are fast. He laughed and said he usually finished mid-fleet. RAINBOW weighs 10,000 lbs, and probably has similar wetted area to a similar keelboat, although probably stiffer to the wind and maybe has a long waterline.

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    This update from CRINAN II, just now to RC inbox...

    500 miles: Accidental jibe, broke endless mainsheet.
    Lost control of sail and wishbone.
    Recaptured.
    Jibing back , sail tore.
    Choker broken.
    Continuing

    what I got, hot of the boat... greetings from Kauai.
    Keep refreshing your browsers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    This update from CRINAN II, just now to RC inbox...

    500 miles: Accidental jibe, broke endless mainsheet.
    Lost control of sail and wishbone.
    Recaptured.
    Jibing back , sail tore.
    Choker broken.
    Continuing

    what I got, hot of the boat... greetings from Kauai.
    Keep refreshing your browsers.

    DH
    Wow! It ain't over 'til its over. Hope the sail isn't torn too badly. I wonder if he carries a spare? Or just one sail aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Wow! It ain't over 'til its over. Hope the sail isn't torn too badly. I wonder if he carries a spare? Or just one sail aboard.
    Or, if not, I hope he has a loaded awl and a large roll of sail tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgmo View Post
    Or, if not, I hope he has a loaded awl and a large roll of sail tape.
    Well, Synthia brought her tools, her scissors, a hot knife and her skill, and she's here waiting for the fleet. This is a well oiled machine, the SSS Race Committee.

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    Don's speed on CRINAN seems unaffected by his little accidental jibe drama yesterday. In fact, CRINAN is averaging .3 knots faster than DOUBLE-X. Apparently the mainsail tear is not a major issue. And Don should win the 2018 SHTP if he keeps things together, avoiding RIMPAC's practice torpedos and rocket shots.

    RIFF RIDER has AP issues and is steering at right angles to course at 3 knots. My guess is 75% of the fleet has had AP issues at some point. Good thing the RC is an AP specialist/manufacturer. Hanalei is about to become the auto-pilot capitol of the world.

    If all goes well, PJ on DOUBLE EXPRESSO should finish about sunrise tomorrow, HDT (PDT+3). Good time for waterfalls and rainbows. Less so for wind. My guess is PJ will be happy to run his generator one last time.

    If you want to watch DOUBLE EXPRESSO cross, this webcam looks out on the finish. https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/...lei-bay-resort

    If you just want to listen to Hanalei Community radio, KKCR is a good bet. http://www.kkcr.org/

    And if you hanker for some shave ice, there are 3 locations in Hanalei Village, all pretty much next door to each other. Wishing Well, Jojo's, and Shave Ice Paradise.

    RC welcome boat gets launched today from Anini. No launch ramp available at Hanalei. The Commodore mentioned the RC welcome boat will get "slashed." Me thinks he means "splashed." But you never can tell with this SHTP group.

    Radio watch begins tonight up at Princeville about mid-night. I don't believe they will have to negotiate private property in the dark, climbing ankle deep in mud, carrying an antenna as previously. But, again, never can tell.
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    View from Pu'u Poa Pt., just east of Hanalei Bay. The imaginary outer end of the finish line is 1/2 mile seaward, through the two palms on the right, crossing from right to left.

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    Not too early to be giving serious consideration to the 2020 Single Handed TransPac. Good boats available. Seems faraway. But time is short. Give it a go, and you won't be sorry. You might even meet the General!

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    It ain't over 'til its over. PJ's about to finish. That's big news. But CRINAN is broken ...no autopilots and no lights to steer by in the dark .....Making 2 knots on the tracker. Ouch. Don's OK and can still win. But its seemingly becoming chancy. Little margin left unless he gets an AP working, or hand steers the rest of the way.....An LED flashlite/headlamp should work for the compass light. But greater than 24 hours hand steering?

    Latest from Don on CRINAN:

    15:54 PST 7/4
    More fun. The second tiller pilot died. Spend afternoon field stripping both.
    15:55 PST 7/4
    I’m now testing it to see how long it lasts. If it’s also place it will be a slow trip home.
    22:43 PST 7/4
    The tiller pilot lasted until 12:30. Try driving for a while but with no lights I couldn’t concentrate on the compass for over an hour.
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