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  • #76
    The pleasure was worth all the pain.......

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    • #77
      Looks like a massive park up south of the San Clemente

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      • #78


        A knock out drag out fight to the finish has emerged in the SoCal 300 as the lead boats sailed into extreme
        light air earlier today, allowing the rest of the fleet to catch up. What was once Invisible Hand's race to lose in the
        all departments (aside from the multihull line honors) has witnessed a shuffling of the deck and now James McDowells
        SC 70 Grand Illusion has just sailed over The Hand for a boat to boat lead with 22.nm to the finish. GI has sailed a straight line course
        for just under 3 hours in the nine plus knot range while all boats around her have been sailing angles for better speed but not achieving
        it.... It now comes down to 2nd and 3rd to finish between Frank Slootman's Pac 52 Invisible Hand and his old hand the RP 63, Steve Meeheens Aszhou.

        The other divisions are still very much in the air with leaders swapping places seemingly at every tracker update...



        Image © Jared Wohlgemuth/ CalOffshoreRaceWeek


        Earlier today, H.L.Enloes Orma 60 sailed through the light stuff to finish just after 1:00 PM




        Meanwhile further back up the track, Zachary Anderson's double rudder canter Shock 40 Velvet Hammer
        has made her way to Marina Del Rey after retiring late last night.

        Zachary's 1st mate and right hand man, Will Paxton reports:

        "Mechanical problems forced us to retire. Still having some teething problems. We were ripping.

        Only 7 miles behind the 70's when we dropped out. We had sustained boat speeds north of 15 for 2 hours.

        The vibration and banging just shook the boat apart. But that is why we are doing this. These are shake down cruises for longer races to come.

        Safe and sound in MDR. Already making repairs and preparing for LBRW."


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



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        • #79
          Looks like GI is motoring thru the fleet literately. Hope they have enough fuel to get to SD.

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          • #80
            That's one way to get line honors!

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            • #81


              TRACKER

              Saturday 08:30 Update

              Grand Illusion did indeed motor to the finish yesterday, but no communication with RC for withdrawal.

              Invisible Hand crossed the finish line at approx 20:44 to claim 1st to finish mono not employing the diesel code zero...

              It would appear that Steve Campo's Hobie 33' Bazinga also motored to the finish

              Aszhuo would be second to finish somewhere around 22:11 followed by Joel Ronning's SC 70 Catapult this morning near 0700...

              It appears Deception finished under "Alt Power" .... A mini stampede of boats approaching in the finish now...
              " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



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              • #82
                CORW done and history, over 550 miles of racing in some of the most extreme conditions our team has seen on the boat. New top boat speed of 21 knots, winds up to 40 knots tws, confused seas with steep 10+ ft waves. What a wild week of racing. So proud of our crew and the boat. No superstars on the dog, just a bunch of regular guys who have a strange idea of what fun is. Everyone worked together to get us to the finish line safely and even managed to be relatively competitive in the process with a couple 2nd place finishes along the way. Junkyard Dog held up incredibly well given the conditions with just one major equipment failure, a blown speaker. Anyone who's ever raced on the dog knows we never race without music Short video clip here:
                Last edited by Photoboy; 06-04-2017, 02:44 PM.

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                • #83
                  Looks like the Dog has some bite!

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                  • #84
                    All those yellows and reds came into fruition?

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Buzz Light Beer View Post
                      All those yellows and reds came into fruition?
                      Oh yeah, for sure! Turns out Big Sur hippies bleed very dark red all over the central coast waters.

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