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Thread: Everglades Challenge 2017

  1. #36
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    Nov 2002
    St. Petersburg FL

    Default Re: Everglades Challenge 2017

    I sailed out of Bokeeliadownwind to Pelican Bay in Charlotte Harbor about an hour after J.F. andMeade crossed the Bay. We were sailing “Aunt Louise”, my Wm Garden Eel, a muchheavier vessel than the EC boats, and we were running almost straight down windunder jib alone and averaged 4-1/2 kts. The seas were running 2-1/2 to 3 feetand steep, and wind reports were 18 to 20 Kts, hard to catch the strength ofthe wind and ways on video.

  2. #37
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Waterbury, Connecticut

    Default Re: Everglades Challenge 2017

    Some information about Randy Smyth's unique rig on Jim Brown's podcast here (he was serendipitously present just as Smyth came in to Key Largo). -- Wade

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