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    DOUBLE EXPRESSO smells the barn. Errrr. DOUBLE EXPRESSO smelling like the barn? Either way, PJ is only 7 miles from the finish at 0734 this morning, 0434 Hawaiian time.

    DOUBLE EXPRESSO's finish time of less than 12 days is pretty darn good for a first time singlehander across the Pacific!

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    From 2,000 miles away, exciting to see PJ round the corner on the live webcam and cross the SHTP finish line at Hanalei ~ 8:38 a.m. PDT, 5:38 a.m. HST

    Despite the early hour, the full finish crew is at attention: Synthia and Rob standing by to help lower sails. David on the beach to time finish. Christine and Jonathan also there to photo...

    Aloha and Congrats, Philippe Jamotte and DOUBLE EXPRESSO!
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    Amazing!! Welcome to the warmth of Kauai, Phillippe! Congratulations! It was very nice to see DE finish in the morning light for him and us. Thanks for the web cam link, Sled dog!

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    CRINAN is back underway and up to full speed, hand steering, after being hove-to much of the night. If my math is right, Don now has ~ 27 hours, 16 minutes to run 230 miles to win overall on handicap. That's an 8.5 knot average to arrive by 9:14 a.m. HST tomorrow, Friday.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWtNtO5ELQw
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    Excellent job DX. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogen View Post
    Excellent job DX. Congratulations!
    DOUBLE EXPRESSO averaged 7.9 knots for the course ....impressive for a 30 footer, solo.

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    Congratulations Passages, Aloha! Very Well done sailing thru the Gauntlet! Great seeing you on the Hanalei evening Cam! You & Phillipe may be up all night again.
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    With 3 racers now at anchor in Hanalei Bay, the RC can take a brief respite before CRINAN and RAINBOW appear over the horizon. CRINAN, without an auto-pilot, and possibly with a torn mainsail, is alternatively heaving to and drifting at 2 knots for rest, and surfing at 8.5 knot average while hand steering. Not easy sail handling for Don, lowering and raising his main in tradewind conditions.

    Unofficially, at 9:14 a.m. HST this morning. PJ on DOUBLE EXPRESSO becomes overall winner of the 2018 Single Handed Transpac, completing his clean sweep of first-to-finish, first-in-class, and first-overall, something not done since Adrian Johnson did it in 2010 on his O-30 IDEFIX.

    There have now been 21 different Olson-30's compete in the SHTP over the years. Easy to sail, strong, fast, and fun. Do we see a trend? There's seems to be a nice little O-30 fleet collecting at Nawiliwili YC. Is that where DOUBLE EXPRESSO will find a new home?

    Meanwhile, thanks to CHAUTAUQUA for alerting us to a fun little story of ADVENTURE, a truly small boat on a big ocean crossing. The fact this little ship is missing at sea, takes nothing away from the accomplishment. And no, this is not a stunt but a wonderful fulfillment of two Scottish brothers' dream.

    ADVENTURE's Yellow Brick Tracker stopped working 14 months ago, 30 miles west of Barbados. Readers in the Caribbean, keep your eyes out for ADVENTURE on a beach near you!

    https://www.facebook.com/GIAdventure...1596171550905/

    or https://qz.com/1259482/a-playmobil-p...scottish-kids/

    You can watch this short film without being a Facebook member, as I am not.
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    If you haven't been following Mike Cunningham's SHTP adventure on JACQUELINE, you are in for a treat. Mike's sleep deprivation, his imagination, and writing ability has combined to make him the outstanding correspondent of this year's SHTP. Imagine his crew of Yellowcoat, the Chihuahuas, the Chipmunks, the Dude, the Drill Sargent, and goodness knows who else he has aboard....

    When Mike hits the beach at Hanalei, you may want to offer assistance in the form of a cold drink. Meanwhile, Mr. Cunningham, a SHTP recidivist, is doing remarkably well, boat for boat ahead of a SC-27. He also holds the 2018 SHTP record for reefing/unreefing, 21 attempts and counting.

    http://sfbaysss.org/shtp2018/blog/
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    Looking at the estimated finishes, does it not appear that Rainbow will be the overall corrected winner (about 6 hrs ahead of Double Expresso)?

    Nonetheless, quite an accomplishment for both. I would love to hear the stories at the Tree!

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