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New video – Spadefoot offshore

Videos never ever do the sailing justice, but here is a video to share what the California trip was like. Thanks to Rachel and Oren for contributing content (especially since the Go Pro was forgotten in the sleep-deprived haze that Justin experienced trying to get to the airport after racing).

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Practice makes perfect

California Offshore Race Week The past week turned out to be the best preparation for Pacific Cup we could hope for.  It all started with a 1,700 mile drive to get Spadefoot from Austin, TX to Richmond, CA.  Chris also drove 900 miles from Bellingham, WA to Richmond to bring …

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Toto, we’re not in Austin anymore

Road Trip complete… Spadefoot, Oren, and I spent about 30 hours driving from Austin to Richmond Yacht Club.  1727 miles.  The trip, spread over 3 days, was uneventful except the 20-30mph headwinds we had across most of New Mexico, Arizona, and California.  At times we going 55 mph due to …

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600 miles, and we are still in Austin

Over the last 10 days we’ve made 10 trips to Austin Yacht Club.  AYC is 30 miles from our house, so that is 600 miles.  Oof.  That’s a lot of time sitting in the car/truck. The good news is that we absolutely killed it.  Boat hauled, emergency rudder installed, bottom …