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    Default Newbie and LongPac preparation

    Hi. I'm preparing for LongPac... See 2022 Long Pac Communication Plan posted on: 03/13/22 https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=...DOC=X1&TYP=pdf

    "As a race registration requirement, each competitor will be required to demonstrate communication between their tracking device and the RC a minimum of two weeks before the start of the race (June 19, 2022)."

    Today is the deadline for the above communications plan requirement. I have been working with Ray Irvine to test my tracking and David to test Proof of Life. Here, attached for reference, is my latest updated LongPac EPIRB v2.pdfcommunications plan that I uploaded to Jibeset.

    I see the following registered (tried to line everything up but spaces and tabs may defeat me):
    Boat Name Skipper
    EOS Smith, Mike
    KALIA Saul, Stephen
    RIFF RIDER Casey, Charles
    THE PORK CHOP EXPRESS Jordan, Chris
    SHARK ON BLUEGRASS Meissner, Falk
    REDSKY Boschma, Brian
    GALAXSEA Willey, Daniel
    JOUJOU Boussie, Thomas

    I would sure like to have some advice from the seasoned veterans on this list, if we wanted to start a group email or thread here, that would be great...
    Last edited by GBR3068; 07-01-2022 at 04:21 PM.

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    wrt weather ... currently looks like a front comes through in the middle of the race. I'm used to seeing what we see now in May (huge NPH and fronts) but not in July and not when I am 200 miles out. Thats a 100-mile wide wind hole. Anyone else have experience with patterns like this and advice?

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    It's because Bob is starting another Hawaii race (we start on Monday). This happens every damned time.

    Take a light #1 or code sail, and a good book.

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    Looks like a gale on the way back too... around Friday/Saturday...

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    Back to comms. Getting Iridium GO! to work was not easy. The tracking part is fairly straightforward and well documented. If anyone has problems with tracking setup on Iridium GO! I can write that up. The tricky part was Proof of Life (POL): (1) Sending a Quick GPS SMS to multiple email addresses is easy on an Iridium GO! Using Quick GPS is just one button and works really fast and can be programmed to copy multiple addresses, but this was not the way the RC decided to go (2) The RC requires an email with fixed format. That is much harder on the Iridium GO! Here are my instructions to self... If anyone has a faster and easier way, LMK.

    Per Jun 24, 2022, 3:15 PM RC email "Daily Check In - pre-program the following address into your boat's email or tracker address list - ssspollp22@sfbaysss.org -" Here are abbreviated notes on how to do send a POL for the Iridium GO! > iPhone > Settings > Wi-Fi > IRIDIUM-24429 (your SSID will be different) > Iridium Mail & Web app > hit MAIL icon > Sent Mail > Select mail previously sent to ssspollp22@sfbaysss.org (i.e. original POLL TEST email) > Hit arrow icon / button at bottom left of screen (careful not to hit Trash Can icon) > Choose "Send Again" from Message Options pop-up > You can now edit the email but without having to enter recipients and Subject (boat name) again (I like to copy myself) > Edit the email if you like (there is no prescribed content required by RC - yet) > Hit "To Outbox" (near top right of. screen) > You can optionally check the message is correct in your Outbox > Now you have to force send > Back to Home page > Hit CONNECTION icon > Press here for connection state > If your Wi-Fi is broken you will get "Connection is unavailable due to error" > Back to Home page > Fix Wi-Fi as needed > Connection is DOWN Tap to connect (big RED dot) > Tap (if you wait too long timeout will occur) > Connecting (big YELLOW dot) > Series of logged commands > Connection is UP Tap to disconnect (big GREEN dot) > Done > Now you are on Mail screen > Find the faint icon that looks like a cloud > Hit Fetch mail, this will force sending your email also > You should see logged commands including "messages. were successfully. sent to the server" and "server has sent 1 message(s)" > Done > Your Outbox should now be empty > Your Sent box should include the sent message > This can all take about 5 minutes...

    wrt weather >> Pacific Cup guys I know see the same thing...
    Last edited by GBR3068; Yesterday at 09:53 AM.

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    Here are the surface forecasts July 6 7 8 ...

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