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    Congrats to Todd on GWEDOLYN just finishing his 400 mile Qualifier for the 2023 SHTP after multiple attempts. That determination should stand him in good stead. GWEN's time was 3 days, 5 hours. The second half featured same light SW wind currently delaying the Pac Cuppers.

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    Skip, I can't figure out that Yellow Brick. Seems like the positions of some boats are tracked two minutes ago while other boats are tracked twice a day, if that. I give up trying to figure out how everybody is doing. It looks like the Pacific High is going the wrong way. According to YB, the wind will be on the nose the whole way. Why is this so hard to read?

    I am just going to give up, wait for you to anticipate strategies, which is what you know better than anybody. Please, Sir! Offer up conjectures! Give us something to think about! What might those people be thinking out there? For instance, why is Surprise! going so far south? Bob and Dave are smart sailors. Surprise! is beautifully maintained, well prepared. What the heck are they thinking? This armchair ocean sailor wants to know!

    And Todd? Good job! I look forward to seeing you arrive in Hanalei Bay next summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    For instance, why is Surprise! going so far south? Bob and Dave are smart sailors. Surprise! is beautifully maintained, well prepared. What the heck are they thinking? This armchair ocean sailor wants to know
    Bob and Dave know what they're doing; the group going more north has me wondering.
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    Well, since they're probably not chasing Solis, maybe they're thinking the Erkelens know what they're doing? Maybe the Erkelens knew what Dave and Bob know now before they knew they knew it. Huh? Maybe. Skip will know all and he might tell us after his morning sojourn on the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    Skip, I can't figure out that Yellow Brick.
    Hi Jackie, Yellow Brick polls the boat tracker once/hour and posts positions 20 minutes after the hour. Those positions are old as they are delayed 4 hours. YB is not in the weather forecast business, so whatever wind arrows you are looking at are suspect. YB is not in the race handicap business, and those crowns over the class leaders boat names are bogus also. As for where to go on the course, deep south looks better to me. If you can get there. Which many can't. Except for anxious delivery crews, it's likely to be a smaller group of sailors attending the scheduled pool parties beginning in two weeks at KYC. KYNNTANA made 12 miles towards Hawaii in last 24, and 12-WINDED SKY 1 mile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    Well, since they're probably not chasing Solis, maybe they're thinking the Erkelens know what they're doing? Maybe the Erkelens knew what Dave and Bob know now before they knew they knew it. Huh? Maybe. Skip will know all and he might tell us after his morning sojourn on the water.
    With CRUZSEABABY and AZURE heading to Alaska, PUFFIN going in the direction of Coalinga and 12 WIND SKY heading towards Las Vegas via Atascadero, I was able to contact the Erkelens on FOAMY who are leading the Pac Cup fleet due south, seemingly intent on going to Disneyland instead of Kaneohe. With Mexican waters ahead, I can't reveal Bill and Melinda's intentions. But it's all good.
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