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post #5 of Old 01-14-2003
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Anyone going to the Atlantic City show this weekend?

Saturday was a good showing.

What better is there to do in the middle of winter in the NorthEast than go to AC see a few boats, attend a few seminars and lose a few $$ in the glitz of the casino''s.

I agree, I liked some of the seminars (Many going on at the same time & which are going all day) They were very good.

I especially liked the seminar from that the lady who wrote the book "Red Sky in Mourning" when she sailed through a Class 4 Hurricane (+140 knots winds recorded before the anemometer blew off.) She lost her fiance''/loved one overboard (he was tethered to the helm) and she was knocked out for 27 hours!. She thinks the boat rolled AND pitchpoled over 360''s by a mega wave (they were already seeing 50 foot waves regularly) She was delivering a 48 foot (?) Trintella (very solid off shore boat) from Polynesia to SanDiego.
She came to with about 3 feet of water in the boat. The masts (main and mizzen) were ripped from the boat.

She was able to jury rig a spinnaker pole and a storm sail and drift/sail back towards Hawaii . It took about 41 days, mind you she had no engine/electronics/little food and thank god she knew the basics of Celestial navigation.
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