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    Default R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    A 52-foot sloop, that is going to be interesting in the narrows.

    https://r2ak.com/2018-teams-full-race/team-ziska/
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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    Cool! Although I think its only 52 ft if you include the bowsprit, and the boom, and the flag staff, and the personal aspirations of the crew....

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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    Is there a weather scenario that could put them up front?
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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    Ziska will have the best tasting coffee I bet.

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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Is there a weather scenario that could put them up front?
    “We’re choosing steady southerlies”…meaning “We have no idea.”

    As a fellow Luddite with a boat designed in 1945 and nothing but two old tube radios for entertainment I applaud their ambition to challenge the modern world with 19th century technology

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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    "yarbidar saltiness" ???
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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    Great writing.

    " ... shantying their pants off while they pick things out of their beards."

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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    Thats a long way from Morcombe Bay......it a 38ftr

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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    Picturing this boat trying to beat to weather to get through Seymour Narrows in a strong North-Westerly brings to mind that old definition of sailing: "The fine art of getting wet and becoming ill, while slowly going nowhere at great expense"
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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    If she has to do much of any upwind work....
    Im not familiar with the assorted narrows or water involved... could she go through when the current is in her favor and endure the rough water being a large tough boat rather than at slack tide?

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    Man, I don't know. Seymour Narrows is no joke... The current frequently runs faster than 10 knots. Commercial boats line up and wait for slack or near slack water. I wouldn't and I've been through there a few times (including in a 30 foot 18th century replica long boat). I'd start my attempt in the last of the counter current, and only if I had a good breeze.
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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    OK...so maybe they'll have to wait for the Winter southwesterlies? Oh wait...here comes the chase boat...

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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    I've been through Seymour Narrows literally dozens of times in everything from a Blanchard Knockabout to crew on a 215 foot small cruise ship. If someone with no engine gets there at the start of the flood, they'll go through the Narrows whether they like it or not.

    Jamo

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    That of course would be backwards, and back through, on a turn to flood. The first race passage was nailed by the tri crew, using timing and backeddies on their approach to the slack turning to ebb. You can get seriously messed up in a wind over tide event at Seymour Narrows. / Jim

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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamo View Post
    I've been through Seymour Narrows literally dozens of times in everything from a Blanchard Knockabout to crew on a 215 foot small cruise ship. If someone with no engine gets there at the start of the flood, they'll go through the Narrows whether they like it or not.

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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    In other news the 70/48 race website has participants up and as you would expect there is a little something in there for everyone. Including wood.

    https://www.seventy48.com/teams/

    Any WBF rats up for this?

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    Default Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    The most up for the race I'll be is to be out in the Sound watching for them as they row-paddle-peddle by our island. If its a hot day I may even break a sweat cheering them on.

    Jeff

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