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Keel issues – and abandoning Spadefoot

1630 – Justin just called me to let me know he is heading towards Solaris, as he is hearing a lot of keel noise and was concerned about sudden failure.  Both Solaris and Concussion are in contact with Justin. 1705 – Justin called to say that Solaris is with him.  He has …

Excited and relaxed!

B 1-2 (Leg 1) – Start / And he’s off!

(628 miles to go) This week has been somewhat of an exercise in extreme patience – which is a commodity neither one of us possess that much of.  I think we used it all up by the time 11am came around (after a really trying week with the typical boat …

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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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Pacific Cup – By the Numbers

I think we’ll probably have one or two more posts on our Pac Cup experience (a video and a few pictures), so bear with us on the updates…but thought there might be some interest in the numbers: Diesel taken = 27 gallons, and we finished with ~15 gallons as we …

Pacific Cup Day 7 Recap – More Lessons

We’ve been out here a week already, and it’s hard to believe. It looks like the past 24 hours saw us put another 192 miles behind us – by my calculations, sometime tomorrow we’ll rollover 1000 miles into the race and a good mileage halfway point for us to celebrate. …

We'll see how long the ti leaves stay on the bow pulpit...

Ti leaves to see us to Hawaii

We attached the Ti leaves to the bow today – we received them in our skipper’s bag and were told that they are from Hawaii, and they’ll find their way home.  It’s a nice thought. I did some more looking since I was interested in finding out more about the …

Cookies from Wayne and Linda on Buoy Toy.

Cookies and competition (oh wow)

Earlier today, we received a very special delivery. Wayne and Linda on the Nordic Tug “Buoy Toy” were friendly neighbors to us out on E-dock here at Richmond Yacht Club for the past 2 months. We were the lucky recipients of the most amazing gift from them…24 homemade chocolate chip …