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Imagine what it was like down below (no warning) - especially for the dudes in the starboard bunks!!!
haha no kidding, that carbon pops and bangs like crazy on a normal day, I can only imagine that it's like trying to sleep inside one of system of a down's drums during a concert
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(Man, I can't believe this thread has almost 200K views. That's freakin' cool.)
Smack man, you keep things interesting and positive, no surprise here on my part!
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Abu Dhabi comes within 5 meters or so of making their hull repair superfluous (about 1:40):



So those mythical containers are out there! Wow.


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56 days Cape Town to Hobart down in the Southern ocean. Single handed on a 38 footer.

Winds were often in the 50 to 60 knot range.

Now that is what I call a BFS.

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Abu Dhabi comes within 5 meters or so of making their hull repair superfluous (about 1:40):



So those mythical containers are out there! Wow.

Crazy...

I'm not sure how much good the crash compartment will do if (when?) one of these sleds slams into a container going 25 knots under kite...
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56 days Cape Town to Hobart down in the Southern ocean. Single handed on a 38 footer.

Winds were often in the 50 to 60 knot range.

Now that is what I call a BFS.

Jeanne Socrates is 69 and some sailor.
NO FREAKIN' DOUBT!



I've been lucky enough to correspond with her a few times. She is absolutely the REAL DEAL, and a serious inspiration.

Go Jeanne!!!!


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I know 69 year olds who won't walk to the bus stop anymore. She has already done a circumnavigation( short by 60 miles she lost her boat on the beach north of Acapulco) yet she is on the way around again...
Damn I would give her another 10 BFS stamps if I had em'.
She eats BFS for breakfast

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Well, I've got a very busy BFSchedule coming up for April and May! I've been invited to crew a couple of offshore races out of Galveston - then I'll be going to Miami for the VOR stopover and in-port race.

The first race is a 60-mile out-and-back called the Heald Bank Offshore Regatta in a couple of weeks. The second is a 100 mile round-trip between Galveston and Freeport called the HYC Offshore Regatta. Sailing with Jim and his crew from this last fall's Harvest Moon Regatta.

Should be some fun racing...and more valuable offshore experience.

Then it's off to Miami for the VOR. Stay tuned...I'll bring back some BFStories!


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You sure do walk the walk, Smack. Props to you.

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Well, I've got a very busy BFSchedule coming up for April and May! I've been invited to crew a couple of offshore races out of Galveston - then I'll be going to Miami for the VOR stopover and in-port race.

The first race is a 60-mile out-and-back called the Heald Bank Offshore Regatta in a couple of weeks. The second is a 100 mile round-trip between Galveston and Freeport called the HYC Offshore Regatta. Sailing with Jim and his crew from this last fall's Harvest Moon Regatta.

Should be some fun racing...and more valuable offshore experience.

Then it's off to Miami for the VOR. Stay tuned...I'll bring back some BFStories!
Good stuff. You've done heaps, now - Hope you dont have a scary BFS, just enjoy.


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