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preventing to lifelines is nutz... this woulda ripped em out, too....was FUN!!! the noise of the teak rail breaking was impressive!
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We were intending on heading up the coast this weekend but weather intervened. Spent Saturday evening/Sundy at anchor, bucketing down, miserable bloody weather, nothing to do but eat drink nap read. Maybe no BFS but it was not all that hard to take at all.
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You know, that's a great point. Even when you're not battling the elements, putting your skills to the test, reaching deep into your soul to drive your will further...you always have the crossword and a nice sherry.
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Well, thought I'd tee up the old BFS thread in preparation for what is sure to be my second BFS this year. The Harvest Moon Regatta is a race from Galveston to Port Aransas - about 150 miles - and is one of the biggest off-shore races around with typically over 200 boats racing. I'll be doing the race and the return - so another 300+ offshore miles on the CV!

I just got back in from a great check sail on the boat I'll be crewing on. It's a beautiful Pearson 365 Ketch. Big and heavy, but fun to sail. It was blowing 25+ today on the bay and we had a double reefed main and full 140 genny flying. While I was helming we got our best speed of the day (of course) at 8 knots.

The best thing is our crew includes two young hotties who have an affinity for hard sailing and yoga pants. So it's all good.

Race starts next Thursday. I'll do the write up the following week after I sober up.

This big sailing stuff just doesn't get old!

(PS - I think it's time for me to get some sponsors.)
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Need photos Smackman. A friend of ours has a pearson 365. Have fun.
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Well, thought I'd tee up the old BFS thread in preparation for what is sure to be my second BFS this year. The Harvest Moon Regatta is a race from Galveston to Port Aransas - about 150 miles - and is one of the biggest off-shore races around with typically over 200 boats racing. I'll be doing the race and the return - so another 300+ offshore miles on the CV!

I just got back in from a great check sail on the boat I'll be crewing on. It's a beautiful Pearson 365 Ketch. Big and heavy, but fun to sail. It was blowing 25+ today on the bay and we had a double reefed main and full 140 genny flying. While I was helming we got our best speed of the day (of course) at 8 knots.

The best thing is our crew includes two young hotties who have an affinity for hard sailing and yoga pants. So it's all good.

Race starts next Thursday. I'll do the write up the following week after I sober up.

This big sailing stuff just doesn't get old!

(PS - I think it's time for me to get some sponsors.)
Smack, you'll have a great time. We've done the Regatta several times, first time in a friend's Pearson 365 Sloop, the other times in Paloma.
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Smack, you'll have a great time. We've done the Regatta several times, first time in a friend's Pearson 365 Sloop, the other times in Paloma.
Yeah, I can't wait, John. Hey, are you going to be around the area that weekend? I'd love to meet you. Let me know.
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Yeah, I can't wait, John. Hey, are you going to be around the area that weekend? I'd love to meet you. Let me know.
Not sure yet, we haven't been down to the boat in about a month. We're in Bahia Marina, up the ship chanel from Port Aransas.
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Go gettem, smack! It was a good race last year. Plenty of wind!
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