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Old 28-11-2010, 09:34   #16
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For those not getting the humor: the "FPB" in Dashew's FPB 83, ironically named "Wind Horse," stand for Functional Power Boat. Really. It cruises at 11 knots, pretty much regardless of wind direction. There are no sails.

Steve Dashew would very much like to sell you one. I understand that he considers it to be a bluewater cruiser.
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To be honest given the forecast I looked at when MarkJ was last on and stated he'd run Sth for the Verde's.... I think I'd have run WNW taking the SWly on the beam and then gradualy borne more Wly as the wind swung round as the front passed... yes a bit bouncy but a lot more comfortable... thats if I'd had to go...
But personally... given the choice I'll repeat what I said to Mark at the time...
I'd have waited till this Mon/Tues...
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If I weren't part of the ARC, I'd be waiting in the Canaries for that low to clear out, but since we haven't heard from MarkJ lately, he probably got antsy and left.

Anybody notice how those fast sailing catamarans have left the fleet behind??
Might be worth waiting until the event is over to find out if they did in fact sail away, or took the easy route and powered up engines to avoid beating.

We did the ARC in 07 on a 47' mono cruiser and in that year with good tail winds, managed to arrive before most of the supposedly faster larger cruising cats.

Let's hope they all have a good safe trip.

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