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Hm, 17 feet draft is it an upside down small Cat?


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I understand now... big bastage boat... Nope...can't do the Erie canal with that.

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Genuine Risk was on our Docks prior to the race.
Very impressive. Most of the typical 40-50 foot masts in the marina reach the second spreders. I think there are five sets of spreders on the boat!!!???

The boat made Windquest look small!!!

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Just under 90' of speed demon. I think I read that the mainsail luff is a little over 110', so that is one tall rig. The boat and spars are all carbon fibre, and the keel cants 100 degrees in seconds.

Not your average day sailer. Although there were no records, except for number of flies this year, Genuine Risk was first to cross followed by Windquest. Windquest won the Port Huron to Mackinac race.
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Roy Disney and Pyewacket still hold the record.

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St. Lawrence it is then! ...
Don't expect them soon.They have lots of rivers and seaway to navigate.
True, but I understand parts of it are beautiful.

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Jim,

My guess is that this is more of a motoring race than a sight seeing tour. I would assume that the owner wants the boat there sooner than later. Professional crew do not come cheap either.
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I took a tug and a couple of barges from Muskegon, MI to Norfolk, VA via the seaway back in the early eighties-a vacation job. If memory serves me right it took about a week to ten days at 5-6 knots.

It's a beautiful trip right on through the strait at Canso. After that you might put in at Halifax but once you pass Cape Sable you're fully at the tender mercies of the North Atlantic until Cape Cod. That leg is long enough to catch some weather regardless of how well planned the trip. They'll run into some areas of the St Lawrence River, mostly between the eastern end of Lake Ontario and Montreal, where heavy fog occurs. It's sometimes best to just find a convenient wharf and tie up for a few hours. As I recall, the fog is less prevalent after Montreal.

And, if you know them, tell them to be sure not to miss the bridge near Montreal (I can't remember if it's east or west of Montreal) that you go under and over at the same time!

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tell them to be sure not to miss the bridge near Montreal that you go under and over at the same time!
Please somebody call the Authorities.
The man has lost his mind!
A bridge you go under and over at the same time?
What next, a Spinaker with a hole in it for better lift?

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Please somebody call the Authorities.
The man has lost his mind!
A bridge you go under and over at the same time?
What next, a Spinaker with a hole in it for better lift?

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