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Have a blast Smackers, keep safe and take pix/vid....
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Sounds like it's going to be a great adventure, smackdaddy! I'll be looking forward to hearing about the trip. Have fun :-)

Here's my BFS -- I did my first single hand sail last Saturday in a race from Berkeley to Vallejo (~20 miles) and absolutely LOVED it!! As a still-new sailor (first time skippering was less than 3 years ago), this was a huge mental bar to cross, although probably humdrum for so many others, so bear with me as I'm still beaming. It's also interesting how many people I've met who have no interest in single handed sailing, while it electrifies me to my core. Of course, I realized a few things along the way that added to this vertical learning curve that is sailing and found out how frustrating it is to have the winds die on an ebb tide while trying to go up river. Despite all that, few things compare to that experience that day on the water.
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It was HUGE! Write-up and vids coming soon.
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The Smackboys 150-Mile Offshore Delivery

This was the boys' first time off-shore. And it was freakin' EPIC! Some of the biggest conditions I've seen in all my racing. Everything from big swells, to seasickness, to 30-knot squalls, to dead calms, to playful dolphins.

Enjoy our adventure! We sure did!

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(Pearson 365 Ketch. Port Aransas to Galveston. Winds 15-20 knots SSE, abating throughout Saturday night. Cold front expected Sunday afternoon. It came early.)
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That was epic. What memories your boys are going to have! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Nice video, Steve. It's great to see you guys out there on the Gulf, getting some BFS experience.

The boys looked like they were having a blast most of the time. Hey, you might want to try the wristbands. You pick them up in drugstores. My wife has the SEA-BAND brand, re-useable and one size fits all. No drugs, no side effects. It's acupressure. They have worked for her so far, and she is very prone to motion sickness.

So, what's next for you adventurous kids? How's the new boat coming along?

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Nice Steve! Thanks! More please.

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Awesome trip, Smack Daddy-o! You got yourself an impressive crew. And lucky boys they are to have such adventures. Thanks for sharing the BFS vid.
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