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  • 2017 Cabo Race, RIO 100 Retires



    TRACKER

    Saturdays start to the annual Newport Harbor to Cabo race began with an ominous forecast from the weather wonks.

    As Len Bose indicated in his pre race post:

    3-11-17 Newport Beach, CA. Today is the start of the NHYC To Cabo race and the weather forecast is dismal at best. At this point hoping to finish by Thursday. We have an outstanding crew this year and I was hoping to be put to the test, the heavy air test, not the light air test.



    As Saturday's 09:30 tracker attests, the going is painfully slow. RIO 100 had only made 92 miles out of the 792 mile course and was only doing 0.9 knots, and has officially retired. Several other boat are making a slow movement towards San Diego and may soon follow suit.
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



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    The retirees continue. Earlier Condor pulled the plug, now previous fleet leader Pyewacket has turned back north as well
    as Lucky Duck.

    Onde Amo has retired and headed to San Diego.

    Rufless looks to be staying very close to coast, maybe optioning for and exit at Resarito or Ensenda.

    TRACKER
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



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    • #3
      Wonder how many of those boats have 3-4 days worth of rations?

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      • #4
        Looks like Hula Girl and Medicine Man both retired as well.

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        • #5
          Looks like you can add Aszhou and Mirage to that list.

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          • #6
            Atrocious attrition rates!

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            • #7
              Locomotive bails.

              11 out.

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              • #8
                Catapult now retired.

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                • #9
                  Fast Exit has made a fast exit.

                  Fleet now down to 8.

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                  • #10
                    The lead boats look to get in some better breeze over the next couple days.
                    May see finishers actually get to Cabo by late Thursday?

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                    • #11
                      Looks like Rufless is headed to Ensenda

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                      • #12
                        Chim Chim has pulled the plug.

                        Only 6 where there was once 21!

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                        • #13
                          Mesa Para Seis Por Favor



                          With a mass exodus due to light wind, only 6 boats remain in the 2017 Cabo Race.

                          The good news is that those remaining are finally feeling relief from the light air with the lead boat,
                          Damon Guizol RP 77' Zephyrus now seeing 12.7 knots, James Mcdowell's SC 70 Grand Illusion at 9.3 knots,
                          Brack Duker's SC 70 Holua at 9.7 knots followed closely now by Lloyd Thornburg's Phaedo 3 doing 16.4, dueling with
                          Howard Enloe's Mighty Merloe rolling along at 17.2. With the huge balls award going to Len Bose and the crew on the SC 50
                          Horizon, bringing up the rear at 7.3 knots.

                          The future looks brighter over the next several days and the remaining boats should see some much better pressure before it all peters
                          out at weeks end




                          TRACKER


                          The predicted wind via www.windytv.com, Tuesday through Friday below:










                          " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



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                          • #14
                            Bummer for Rufus, but probably for the best.

                            Next time bro!

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                            • #15
                              1/2 Way To Cabo



                              TRACKER

                              As of 18:30 Tuesday March 14, 5 of the 6 boats still competing in the Cabo Race
                              are more than halfway home!

                              Phaedo 3 has passed Zephyrus and is abeam Punta Abreojos smoking along at 24.6 knots with 306 nm to finish

                              To her west, Zephyrus is making 12.3 knots with 332 nm to finish

                              Bringing up the rear, Len Bose and crew on Horizon are abeam Isla Cedros with 455 nm to finish and making 8.7 knots.

                              Phaedo3 is expected to arrive in the wee hours on Thursday, Horizon currently estimated to finish Sunday...
                              " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



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