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Old 12-28-2012   #11
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Re: The Great Ocean Race

Originally Posted by Coquina View Post

Maybe - but back then that was ALL sailing - no GPS and LORAN was fairly new for sailboats too. We found Bermuda using DR, sun sites, and an RDF the next year!


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Joe, we share a couple of interests in common, and I knew your name from aviation circles (DCpilots) long before I ever bought a sailboat, so it was a pleasant surprise when I came across this article.

I'm still hoping to do a Delmarva trip and toy with the idea of recuiting some fellow adventurous types and doing it non-stop as a sort of cruising tribute to the GOR.

That said the economic climate is making it very difficult to continue owning both the boat and the airplane and I may soon face having to dispose of one, the other, or possibly both in order to maintain my financial health.
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Old 12-29-2012   #12
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Re: The Great Ocean Race

I have had my boat so long I have no financial health, so no worries there

I have hardly been flying lately because it is a negative feedback loop - I used to take off from here and land 1 or 2 COUNTRIES away. When it gets too expensive to get out the STATE, it seems less and less worth the money to do it. The boat at least has utility just sitting at the marina even if she never leaves - I can still hang out and swim in the pool at least.
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Re: The Great Ocean Race

Is anybody interested in doing a version of this race this year? I've got two weeks off at the beginning of June, and was planning on doing some sailing.

If not enough people can participate at the same time, perhaps the race could be run like those other ocean races where participants have to start and finish by certain dates, and then their overall time is used to calculate who won.

Times and such could be based on the honor system The loser has to buy a round of malted beverages for everyone else. Registration would be $425 (in Liberian dollars).
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