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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: Jake] #278426
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Originally Posted by Jake
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You should make them start after us so we can at least see them sail for about 3 minutes before they are out of sight!


So they can just start around, say, noon-ish? And fly by you somewhere mid-course?


I would rather get it over with quickly / early in the day...like ripping off a bandaid. I discussed this with our ground crew last week and they pointed out that it's sometimes really tough for them to get to the next checkpoint before we do (in our "normal" boats) after checking out of the hotel and getting through traffic (I think that was the year of the brush fires too, though). The foilers might need two ground crew units and two dollies!


Speaking as both a past competitor and ground crew, sometimes getting to the destination before the boats can be challenging. Especially if the parking is far from the beach.

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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278427
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It'll be very interesting to see how well the foilers do in waves. Most of the videos I've seen of the Flying Phantom were in fairly flat water.

Should be very cool if they can get that thing up and flying on an extended stretch of flat water.


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: Timbo] #278429
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Originally Posted by Timbo
It'll be very interesting to see how well the foilers do in waves. Most of the videos I've seen of the Flying Phantom were in fairly flat water.

Should be very cool if they can get that thing up and flying on an extended stretch of flat water.


In a little seastate...looks pretty good. In my experience, videos tend to make the waves look a little milder than reality.

https://youtu.be/PkzFXjw-SWw?t=1m43s


and here.





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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278430
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They will start shortly after the main fleet. We want everyone with the same wind and minimize the chances of a late day.


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278431
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John Tomko and Ian Billings: "Flying Phantom"


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278432
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Very cool! After watching JC vs. the Moth, I clicked on the Red Bull foiling video, with the 4 foiling cats. Are those Red Bull cats also Flying Phantoms?


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: Timbo] #278434
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Originally Posted by Timbo
Very cool! After watching JC vs. the Moth, I clicked on the Red Bull foiling video, with the 4 foiling cats. Are those Red Bull cats also Flying Phantoms?


Yes...they appear to be.


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278435
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So what's the going price for a new Flying Phantom? (no, I'm not buying one, just wondering).


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278436
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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278438
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The Florida 300 is glad to announce the addition of Damon Linkous to our race committee staff and TheBeachCats.com as a Florida 300 Partner. It is great having Damon and TheBeachCats.com to helping out. He helped us get the race off the ground last year and was part of the Tybee 500 team.


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278824
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Bad news...
My wife was in an accident last week and suffered mild whiplash and is going through physical therapy for her neck. Because the gumbo takes a lot of heavy lifting (4 big pots), she is not going to be able to do the gumbo this year.


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278837
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Originally Posted by cyberspeed
Bad news...
My wife was in an accident last week and suffered mild whiplash and is going through physical therapy for her neck. Because the gumbo takes a lot of heavy lifting (4 big pots), she is not going to be able to do the gumbo this year.


That's a deal breaker. I feel a little better about not competing this year. Wish her my best, and make her a strong rum drink from me. That will at least help for a little while. Back and neck pain are the worst.


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #278886
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Early forecast is shaping up for a "breeze on" reach. Could be mostly lumpy, with occasional grass, and scattered shoals. Not sure 'bout them there foilers... but I do know my sled loves that stuff. May need to feed the crew a bit more, he'll be tearin' through some calories. Probably a good thing the young guys are sittin' this one out.

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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: Grandude] #278888
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Originally Posted by Grandude
Early forecast is shaping up for a "breeze on" reach. Could be mostly lumpy, with occasional grass, and scattered shoals. Not sure 'bout them there foilers... but I do know my sled loves that stuff. May need to feed the crew a bit more, he'll be tearin' through some calories. Probably a good thing the young guys are sittin' this one out.


Says the not so old guy (with the old acting crew) with ONE distance race under each of his belt. wink


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #278889
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Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Originally Posted by Grandude
Early forecast is shaping up for a "breeze on" reach. Could be mostly lumpy, with occasional grass, and scattered shoals. Not sure 'bout them there foilers... but I do know my sled loves that stuff. May need to feed the crew a bit more, he'll be tearin' through some calories. Probably a good thing the young guys are sittin' this one out.


Says the not so old guy (with the old acting crew) with ONE distance race under each of his belt. wink


Todd, that's all you got? A vague reference to your past. Come on buddy dust your current self off and start living agian.

I absolutly own the "old acting" thing, someone has to call bullsh!t when a sewer pipe is broken and we got a gusher here lately.



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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: Grandude] #278890
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Originally Posted by Grandude
Early forecast is shaping up for a "breeze on" reach. Could be mostly lumpy, with occasional grass, and scattered shoals. Not sure 'bout them there foilers... but I do know my sled loves that stuff. May need to feed the crew a bit more, he'll be tearin' through some calories. Probably a good thing the young guys are sittin' this one out.


Riccardi he's looking squarely at you just in case you missed it.


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Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #278891
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All true... but being a rookie keeps it fun. Few people have enjoyed the full spectrum of expression from young Ding as have I. You will be missed, better yet, come hang out on the beach.

Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: David Ingram] #278892
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It may take some live bait to get that one.

Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: cyberspeed] #278896
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I've told you I'm in for 1K or nothing. But I do need notice to pull the trigger on that, at least a year.
I've sailed up the Florida coast a couple times, I don't have time or money to do it just to appease some old guys that are afraid to sail to VA.

Re: Florida 300 Information Thread [Re: wildtsail7] #278898
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Originally Posted by wildtsail7
I've told you I'm in for 1K or nothing. But I do need notice to pull the trigger on that, at least a year.
I've sailed up the Florida coast a couple times, I don't have time or money to do it just to appease some old guys that are afraid to sail to VA.


There's the punk I know and love... "I told you it's 1K or nothing" gawd you're full of yourself, maybe it's a Todd thing. Todd if you're scared just say your scared, in all honesty if I were you I'd be scared too. Getting beat by a rookie and an old man would definatly leave a mark. There is nothing worse than going up against a team with nothing to proove and nothing to lose.


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