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Great Texas June 15-18 #282892
06/14/16 05:01 PM
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The Great Texas starts tomorrow at 10:00 am central. Follow the race at www.gt300.com. We will have live tracking on all the boats. You can get the latest news from Facebook at www.facebook.com/greattexas300!

Steve

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Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282894
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Wellington, FL-Singer Island, ...
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Thank you and have a great race. Great to see two Florida 300 teams joining your race! Tell Larry I said hi...


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Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282895
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Leg 1 of the Great Texas kicks off today at 10 am. Check it out at www.gt300.com or facebook.com/greattexas300. The forecast calls for a good, stiff breeze at 15-20 knots all day out of the south south east. Under these conditions, the fleet should be moving fast. The race starts at 10 am from South Padre. Expect boats to be arriving in Mustang Island between 4-6 pm today. Enjoy!

Steve Piche, skipper of Team Great Texas 300!

Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: cyberspeed] #282896
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Key Largo, FL and Put-in-Bay, ...
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Good luck, Steve. I will be sharing your Facebook post to Catamaran Sailor Magazine Facebook Page as well, where we have nearly 3000 LIKES.
Should be some good exposure
Rick


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Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282904
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It looks like Lee Wicklund and David Cerdas on the NACRA 20 are about to hit the beach first in front of the Tornado with Brian Lambert and Will Roddering

Last edited by AzCat; 06/15/16 04:14 PM.

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Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282906
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Nice! Way to go Lee and David


I'm boatless.
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Originally Posted by AzCat
It looks like Lee Wicklund and David Cerdas on the NACRA 20 are about to hit the beach first in front of the Tornado with Brian Lambert and Will Roddering


Good for Lee and David.... how does that orange boat look?

Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282912
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Wow, incredible first day of drama! Great aerial pics too.

Steve, thank you for the sportsmanship and awesome Top 10 list.

Results:
http://www.gt300.com/race_results_2016

Mike

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Originally Posted by brucat
Wow, incredible first day of drama! Great aerial pics too.

Steve, thank you for the sportsmanship and awesome Top 10 list.

Results:
http://www.gt300.com/race_results_2016

Mike


I got the live tracking, where are the aerial pics?

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Facebook site. They also have some great drone coverage of the Day 1 start.

https://m.facebook.com/greattexas300

Kudos to the OA for not locking this for FB-user-only fans.

Mike

Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: brucat] #282915
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And I have shared almost all of the stuff to Catamaran Sailor Magazine's Facebook page as well
Rick


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Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282917
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Thanks for following us at gt300.com!

Another great day on the water as we did a 100 mile spin reach. Sailing at its ultimate best.

Congrats to Brian Lambert and Will Rottgering as they now are in first but Shannon and I are working on keeping them honest and looking for opportunites.

Follow live tracking tomorrow starting at 10 am central at gt300.com

Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282918
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Check out the day 2 video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP2DKoWLON4

Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282919
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Day 3 of the Great Texas covers 60 miles from Matagorda to Surfside. After excellent breeze the first two days, the forecast calls for lighter winds today (5-8 knots). The fleet should start out downwind and then shift to a spinnaker reach as the wind shifts to the southeast from the southwest. Once again, you can follow the fleet live with our tracking service at www.gt300.com

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Good luck Steve!

Mike

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How have the weeds been this year?


I'm boatless.
Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282925
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How are you doing with that boatless thing Karl?

Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282926
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How are you doing with that boatless thing Karl?

Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: Steve_Piche] #282928
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Day 2 with more breakdown drama, but no towing required by the sounds of it.

https://m.facebook.com/GreatTexas30...08551/?type=3&source=48&__tn__=E

I'm not a metallurgist, but that rust spot inside the break makes me think there was at least a hairline fracture there, ultimately leading to the failure of the component (albeit with disastrous timing for your quest for regatta glory).

Great job on the at-sea MacGyver-ing!

Mike

Re: Great Texas June 15-18 [Re: brucat] #282929
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Originally Posted by brucat
Day 2 with more breakdown drama, but no towing required by the sounds of it.

https://m.facebook.com/GreatTexas30...08551/?type=3&source=48&__tn__=E

I'm not a metallurgist, but that rust spot inside the break makes me think there was at least a hairline fracture there, ultimately leading to the failure of the component (albeit with disastrous timing for your quest for regatta glory).

Great job on the at-sea MacGyver-ing!

Mike


I'm not a metallurgist either...got some of it in school though; no question it was fatigue related...lots of factors there contributing. Weld looks like it was partial on both sides and was trapping moisture inside (more rust there). Then you have hardening of the material from the weld heat (making it more brittle). Hard to tell from the angle of the photo but the weld may have also undercut the structure of the shackle slightly and weakened it on the far side where the fatigue looks to have started. Introduce the repeat cycle stress of the downhaul, wind, and waves...snap.

Which reminds me that it's probably time to inspect all of mine!


Jake Kohl
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