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So I thought I would post a vid from my other obsession on this rainy So cal day. This a very short clip from a Cabo race 2013 @ March. We had a great run south for 18 hrs with sustained speeds ove 20 knts. Here it is:

 

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Here is another one produced by Matt Knighton who sailed with us. He went on to be an on board reporter on Abu Dhabi a Volvo round the world race. This was the same race above. It started with a storm so we were bashing into it for 2 days hence we were paying the "fun tax" to get the great down wind behind it.

 

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Tweaker - Love the video's that's also my other passion! A little land locked in Idaho but a friend has a 26 footer that we do race a couple of times a year on the reservoirs. Not nearly as exciting as your videos but you work with what you have. I spent three years in the Caribbean years ago, got my 100 ton/100 mile captains license and was first mate then captain of 93 ft. then 56 ft. trimaran's doing week to 10 day liveaboard sailing/diving charters. Oh what fun!

Then I screwed up and got a real job. :(

If you ever need crew let me know, I might find a way to slog to windward or whatever with you!

If I had buckets full of cash, I would splurge on one of these:

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BCC that is a cool foiling cat. I wish I did what you did in the Caribbean when I was younger. I had the real job first and raced on the side and got my captains license after I retired. Now doing fun 3 hr sailing tours when I want. I am still doing some long distance racing and yacht deliveries but that is winding down.
 

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I used to sail........ That's about all I've got. lol Had a fifteen ft. daysailer Advance Sailboat Corp. Demon. Then a Chrysler catamaran, then a Nacra seventeen footer. Lots of fun. Both of you have it all over me.
 

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Here is another one produced by Matt Knighton who sailed with us. He went on to be an on board reporter on Abu Dhabi a Volvo round the world race. This was the same race above. It started with a storm so we were bashing into it for 2 days hence we were paying the "fun tax" to get the great down wind behind it.

I would not enjoy myself on top of the mast. "Ahoy below, I just crapped my pants"! :D

Thanks for sharing these. They have a little more meaning when one has a little connection, albeit the TW forum member I've never met...knowingly!:D
 

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Great videos! I used to sail a bit when I was younger...but not like that. Rhode island is a great place for sailing, though!
 

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Jt those cats are great fun. Rhodetrip I haven't sailed any on the east coast but from what I can tell there is some great sailng there. Admiral we haven't met yet I look forward to that some day. It sounds like we will miss you two in Moab this year if we get there. If you were an admiral you may know my brother in law ret capt. and ex commander of the little beaver squadron Arleigh Burke destroyers.
 

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I always wanted to do one of those big racers. But I first got my 100 ton license back in 77, ran charters out of the mouth of the Colombia River crossing the bar every day.
Then in the nineties I lived onboard a 30 foot sailboat for 5 years. Had a one pounder cannon on the bow for piracy. Home ported at the Old Alchohol Plant Marina in Townsand Bay.
 

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Here is the video I was looking for for this year. We caught the back end of a frontal system and got a 2 day blast from SD to Cabo on our way to PV mex. It was the fastest 2 days I have done we did 750 miles in two days and would have made for a record run to Cabo if that's where were were going. The short clip at the end gives an idea of what we did for 2 days night and day. This video was made by Rick who is in the Symphony in Indianapolis hence the music.

 

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Is that you front left hand side?
Here is the video I was looking for for this year. We caught the back end of a frontal system and got a 2 day blast from SD to Cabo on our way to PV mex. It was the fastest 2 days I have done we did 750 miles in two days and would have made for a record run to Cabo if that's where were were going. The short clip at the end gives an idea of what we did for 2 days night and day. This video was made by Rick who is in the Symphony in Indianapolis hence the music.

 

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Yep that's me.
 

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I have been over that bar a few times. It wasn't a Catalina 30 was it?

I always wanted to do one of those big racers. But I first got my 100 ton license back in 77, ran charters out of the mouth of the Colombia River crossing the bar every day.
Then in the nineties I lived onboard a 30 foot sailboat for 5 years. Had a one pounder cannon on the bow for piracy. Home ported at the Old Alchohol Plant Marina in Townsand Bay.
 

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