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    This from Randy but nothing from the boat - I think Dave King is sailing it back.

    aloha again!

    below you will find links to view the videos i took on the trip as well as photos during the race and while we were in hanalei.
    sorry the video footage isn't more exciting with round ups, crashing waves and monster seas but it gives you a good idea of the sailing tortuga and i did!

    enjoy!
    team tortuga

    youtube channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/danimachado617?feature=mhee

    pix:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1127875...vQlY-Bzuen0QE#
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    I think chairing the SHTP is, shall we say, a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
    Last edited by BobJ; 08-02-2012 at 02:12 PM.

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    This from Dan Willey

    Date: Wed 08/01/12 12:43 PM


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    Greetings from 37.43 x 143.24

    Course is 078 true
    Speed is 5.8 knots

    Under sail with 14 knots of breeze coming from 180 true.

    Distance to the gate is 990 miles.

    Seas are squared up 4 to 6 feet. Lumpy!

    I'm chasing a Green Buffalo thats been doing 8 knots for the last 24
    hours.

    I am approximately 80 miles behind him and at the same latitude.

    We are both heading into the next high and planning on motoring right
    thru the middle of it.

    I've been on starboard tack for forever and when I cross the high I'll
    be on port tack.

    My best guess is 6.5 days to the gate.

    All is well

    This from Dan Willey: Channel 6a 9am and 9pm
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    Date: Thu 08/02/12 10:43 AM


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    Greetings from N 38.09 x W 141.12.

    Winds are 6 knots coming from 092 True.

    Seas are calm. I am in the high with the barometer reading 1030.0

    Boat speed is 5.7 knots

    Course is 085 true.

    I just turned the motor on and the plan is to motor 12 hours to the
    other side of the high.

    I've got 12 hours to prepare for San Francisco sailing.

    I have a reefing line that I need to replace, and I need to change out
    the pre-filters on the water maker.

    Otherwise, I just prep the boat for port tack and mentally prepare for
    typical San Francisco big water sailing.

    All the sailors out here are hoping not to get hammered but we are still
    to far out to get good grib data for the coast.

    All is well.
    Last edited by Philpott; 08-03-2012 at 04:57 PM.

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    From Daniel Willey:
    Date: Fri 08/03/12 06:14 PM


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    Greetings from 37.53 x 137.38

    A late report today because of rough weather.


    Water speed is 6.2
    Course is 093 true

    Distance to the gate is 716 miles

    Winds are 15 knots from 010 true.

    On port tack now and the winds are fickle.

    They are coming from 035 to 000 true.

    It's all the storms out here that are moving the wind.

    I woke up this morning surrounded by squall's, and rough seas.

    I reefed down and followed the wind angles so I'll losing latitude.

    I think I'll get it back though as the winds become the normal
    Northwester's.

    All is well.

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    This from Daniel Willey:
    Subject: Position report

    Date: Sat 08/04/12 01:32 PM


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    Greetings from 37.52 x 135.22

    boat speed is 6.4

    course is 100 true.

    Distance to the gate is 609 miles.

    Winds are 14 knots from 357 true.

    I am bleeding off latitude in hopes of riding back up on light west
    winds predicted for Sunday evening.

    Green Buffalo thinks he is two high right now and is doing the same.

    Moonshadow is at 37 N but back about 40 miles from me.

    The Buffalo is counting his diesel for a potential motor in, His last
    report has him 481 from the gate.

    Rough squared up seas for the last 24 hours and I am looking forward to
    lesser seas.

    All is well.

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    This from Dan
    Subject: position report

    Date: Sun 08/05/12 05:33 PM


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    Greetings from 37.52 x 132.30

    Boat speed is 5.4
    Course is 085 true

    I am motoring the rum line.

    Distance to the gate is 451 miles

    Winds are 2.7 knots from 275 true.
    Seas are still kicked up with large swells spaced 6 seconds apart. No
    wind waves.

    Green Buffalo, Moonshadow and Galaxsea are all motoring at this point
    and counting their fuel.

    I plan on motoring all night and should have wind to sail early in the
    morning.

    All is well.

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    ahoy - correct dave king and crew are delivering tortuga back for me. they are targeting arrival sometime this weekend if all goes well.

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    From Daniel Willey:
    Subject: position report

    Date: Tue 08/07/12 10:49 AM


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    Greetings from 38.00 N x 126.51
    Course is 095 true
    boat speed is 5.8 knots
    distance to the gate is 206 miles

    Winds are 7 knots from 307 true.

    Still motoring and will start sailing just as soon as I get 10 knots
    near the beam.
    I expect that to happen this afternoon.

    42 hours out based on current conditions.

    green buffalo is 90 miles off the gate as of 9 am this morning. He will
    reach the gate tonight late.

    I have been fighting a 1.5 knot current for about 5 hours now, I'm too
    far out for tidal effects so it must be an ocean current.

    All is good.

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    Subject: position report
    from Daniel Willey
    Date: Wed 08/08/12 11:39 PM


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    I am home,

    I crossed under the golden gate at 8.02 pm

    The last 170 miles was some of the biggest sailing I've ever done.

    The swells at the continental shelf were 20 ft and close together.

    I refused to look at them because it just made me nervous, I just
    managed course and sails, and only went on deck when I had to.

    The last two days I logged 300 miles so it was real fast sailing.

    27 knots of wind and squared up 20 footers

    wow is all I can say.

    Galaxsea preformed great. She never let me down.The boat flat out rocks!

    Thank you all for watching my back during this adventure. It really
    meant a lot to me to have your communications during the sail.

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