I go away for a week and this thread has degenerated to posting bikini shots of marsupials? Has RD and “Jake” left the building? Too bad, there was still a couple of things I wanted to go over (and none of it mutiny related). I looked up the track on YellowBrick and everything was looking fairly good until the halfway point. The Jeaneau generally positioned herself on the southern edge of the fleet and consistently south of the Rhumb line (the faster boats all were on a more northerly track.) I could see the occasional “bump” in the road where I’m assuming Harry was wraping the kite. In Harry’s defense, these “bumps” didn’t appear to be nightly or for “long” durations. Looking at the tracks from the other boats using the same scale showed similar “bumps”.
Where “Aquarius” took the flyer was at the halfway point. The track shows two gigantic swings to the south, often with headings of 180* true. Both swings looked like close to a day in duration each, (Was “Harry’s watch 12 hours long?). For a few days, the boat was all over the place. (and not always heading towards Hawaii). You probably lost a couple of days doing all that gyrating. In what looks to be your last persistent course change to make for Hilo, you were north of the rhumb line and positioned to fetch Oahu which would have been your quickest course to land (albeit, you probably had to sail the boat right on her polars which undoubtedly would have been hard for Harry but equally as hard for the AP.
Let’s Go, do you have a track of the trip that shows the days? Perhaps you can upload it along with some notations of what went on and when? I am still fascinated with the notion of no fixed watched schedule. How was this done? You drove the boat until “Harry” came up and relieved you? And Harry drove until a wrap or he decided it was RD’s turn?
Smack, we now have to cite our credentials before we are allowed to post? You, of all people are the official screener? What do I need to post in order to qualify? Perhaps not so diplomatic, Sal does offer valuable information on what the conditions are really like out there and how things are done. Sal, are you racing YRA this year? I’m on Azure in the HDA and Party Circuit. What is your ride?
Holding our Trophies from the '08 PacCup
Our Track (12 days - good enough for 2nd place!)