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Old 27-11-2010, 13:52   #1
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Winds look about as much in the wrong direction as they can be for half the fleet today.

Forecast doesn't look much cheerier - PassageWeather - Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers

Which one is MarkJ then?

Think I might have waited a while before leaving.
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I don't believe MarkJ actually joined the rally. I think he's just tailing the fleet by a day or two.
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Interesting. Steve Dashew is leading by about 1000 miles.
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I don't believe MarkJ actually joined the rally. I think he's just tailing the fleet by a day or two.
Ah, a NARC then. Well good luck to him, winds & swell look not quite perfect.

Steve Dashew on Wind horse (24) is way ahead.
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Interesting. Steve Dashew is leading by about 1000 miles.
since he wrote THE book on weather for sailors, maybe he's gone one step further and can now control the weather around the boat.
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since he wrote THE book on weather for sailors, maybe he's gone one step further and can now control the weather around the boat.
And a fine book on cruising boat design I found compelling when I read it twenty years back. If I'd had the money, I'd have bought one of his boats immediately. Sitting in the bar waiting a week for several hundred more boats to plow his wake is the kind of advertising I like. I see he/they, with his wife Susan, have penned a half dozen other interesting books since then.
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Interesting. Steve Dashew is leading by about 1000 miles.
Yes. Amazing how well you can go to weather in an 83' powerboat.
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Yes. Amazing how well you can go to weather in an 83' powerboat.
Oy vey! My sailor-centric asumptions Dashed asunder.
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Not sure how much they are motoring but blog is here ... SetSail Dashew Logs


edit - ah, see what you mean.

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Sorry about this Bash.....

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I see he/they, with his wife Susan, have penned a half dozen other interesting books since then.
His wife LINDA is gonna be pissed when she finds out he's remarried...
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His wife LINDA is gonna be pissed when she finds out he's remarried...
ARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH...... my guts are killing me

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What were we just talking about? Where's the door? I know there was a door when I came in here.







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Wow, just checked todays ARC positions, feel real sorry for them, a week into the Atlantic with strong headwinds, boats toward the rear of the fleet only showing one or two knots !!!! Uncomfortable. Looks like 'Disco Inferno' is in a good place having gone between Cape Verde and Africa.
Hope Mark went south rather than west, probably be a lot of boats taking a break in the Cape Verdes.
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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??
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