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#273448 - 06/25/14 06:16 AM Re: 2014 F-16 World Championships in USA [Re: US5352]  
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It's good to see Ken Marshack up there.


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#273450 - 06/25/14 06:29 AM Re: 2014 F-16 World Championships in USA [Re: Dazz]  
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Originally Posted by Dazz
what happened to Ravi Parent? dnf dns and two bullets?


Blew out a spin halyard block on the first race. Quick -- on the water repair -- just late to start of 2nd race (5 min limit)
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#273458 - 06/25/14 10:12 PM Re: 2014 F-16 World Championships in USA [Re: US5352]  
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Updated scores are up:

http://f16worlds2014.org/assets/F16%20Worlds%20Results%202.pdf

Redress given to Robert Brunger due to damage sustained in a collision with another boat.

Four more races today, quite shifty and challenging for all. Somewhat lighter breeze, with enough puffs and shifts to keep everyone on their toes.

Regarding all of the alphabet soup, paraphrasing the very wise class leadership, the first rule about Fight Club is...

Suffice it to say, challenging conditions have caused a number of breakdowns, both physically and mentally.

Two days in, two rescue swimmers needed to help right boats (one was a local Hobie 16 sailor, friend of mine). Lots of cool wipeouts, and some separated crews. A great job by all of the RC boats keeping up with the mayhem. Several competitors who were done yesterday came out in wetsuits to help on RC boats today.

There are two great coaches who are also invaluable this week: Jill Nickerson and her team from Red Gear Racing, and Jim Zellmer who is currently coaching in Sarasota, but has been a longtime racer in New England.

For the past two days, a rather large (moored) tanker has taken some options away regarding course length (and affecting number of laps). Jeff thinks sailing around this thing is fun, no one followed... It's scheduled to depart in about an hour from now, shouldn't be a problem on Thursday.

Forecast is a bit dicey (rain/lightning), we'll see how it shapes up in the morning. We've had one sailor in the group actually ask/beg us to go to five races per day yesterday and today to get ahead of schedule for the pending weather. She was the only competitor who felt that way...

Eight races completed. Seven more races in the schedule. They get another discard after one more race.

Apologies for not posting live updates from the water. We've had our hands full, and are fully committed to the quality of the races.

Mike

#273486 - 06/26/14 07:16 PM Re: 2014 F-16 World Championships in USA [Re: Dazz]  
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Broken spin cleat during the first 2 races. Made a repair on the water and worked hard to make up the points!


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#274116 - 07/23/14 11:43 PM Re: 2014 F-16 World Championships in USA [Re: US5352]  
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Article on catsailingnews on the F16 worlds: http://www.catsailingnews.com/2014/07/f16-worlds-newport-adrian-fawcett.html

Also happy to announce that Benjamin Amiot (French F18 nationals champion) will sail the Falcon F16 during next week Europeans!

Gill


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#274179 - 07/25/14 08:15 AM Re: 2014 F-16 World Championships in USA [Re: US5352]  
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You guys who were in Newport for the Worlds, did you see that big Trimaran at the Boatyard? Turns out they were waiting for the right conditions to race to Lizzard for a record attemept. From today's Scuttlebutt:

Scuttlebutt is published each weekday with the support of its sponsors, providing a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock talk…with a North American focus.

Today's sponsors: Samson Rope - Farr 40 Class Association




Spindrift 2: All dressed up but no wind to go

The maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 left La Trinité-sur-Mer, France on May 26, arriving on June 3 in Newport, Rhode Island where the team has remained on standby to break the crewed 2880 nm North Atlantic record from New York to Lizard Point.

Led by co-skippers Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard, they seek to better the record of 03:15:25:48 set by their 40m (131.23-feet) trimaran in August 2009, known then as Banque Populaire 5. To be successful, their average speed must be in excess of 32.94 knots over the distance.

But now, after seven weeks on standby in Newport, there has still been no suitable weather window for which to launch their assault. As Guichard explains, these accomplished sailors have no choice but to accept the wait, unusual as it may be for an elite sportsman.

“Despite enduring the standby at home, as opposed to on the quayside, we are fully alert and mentally ready to drop everything and jump on a plane as soon as possible,” explains Yann, who sends a message to his teammates every day to keep them informed about the latest conditions.

“Dona and I are obviously following the weather very closely. Together, with team navigator Erwan Israël, we check the two daily American and European forecast updates. The first come in before 5am and, whilst there is still not really a departure window on the horizon, we inevitably check each weather update religiously. We are as ready as we can be with a good technical and sporting potential, but the weather is out of our hands. That is what makes record attempts so frustrating…but also so special. When you are on standby, it can at times be stressful, as any athlete waiting for a big match can understand. In addition, we know that when the day of reckoning comes, once we get out on the ocean, conditions will be extreme.”

Among the obstacles blocking the route has been drift ice in the Labrador Current. A harsh winter has meant that icebergs are lasting longer than normal, and while they are slowly melting, the large ice sheets are only disappearing gradually from satellite photos.

The other obstacle has been the Azores High, an anticyclone centred over the Azores and spread like an insurmountable mountain across the entire North Atlantic.

“To make the crossing in record-breaking conditions you have to leave ahead of a depression on the American coast and ride it up to Newfoundland, where you pick up another and accelerate for the rest of the crossing. You then have to stay in front of the system, which must not catch you up or wane before you reach the finish line,” adds Erwan Israël. “With such a huge, powerful anticyclone at the moment, the depressions are not making any headway, and neither can we!”

The team is prepared to remain on standby through to mid-August if necessary to find a suitable departure window. Updates here: www.spindrift-racing.com/atlantic




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#274180 - 07/25/14 08:17 AM Re: 2014 F-16 World Championships in USA [Re: US5352]  
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Here's the Scuttlebutt website for anyone interested in getting their daily updates:

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/?...etter&utm_term=Scuttlebutt%20website



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