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With (a) a lot less than a month to go and (b) no indication that Bent has a Boat yet..

..I guess it's safe to assume there'll be no SN contingent in the HCW this year?!?

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I think it would be a good assumption. I think fuzzy mentioned it was most likely not happening too - which is more than reasonable.

FWIW - my business finances, whilst not a problem, are no longer conducive to taking out $30K+ required for getting one of the boats I'm looking at (and the costs to fix the inevitable issues). My wife & I discussed the idea of dipping into debt available to us, and we started the process of applying for it, but then decided not to break our (so far very effective) life strategy of avoiding debt for anything but the absolute essentials. If two of my clients go forward on some big contracts we've lined up - perhaps next year we'll have a boat already on the water for this.

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FWIW - my business finances, whilst not a problem, are no longer conducive to taking out $30K+ required for getting one of the boats I'm looking at (and the costs to fix the inevitable issues). My wife & I discussed the idea of dipping into debt available to us, and we started the process of applying for it, but then decided not to break our (so far very effective) life strategy of avoiding debt for anything but the absolute essentials. If two of my clients go forward on some big contracts we've lined up - perhaps next year we'll have a boat already on the water for this.

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Good strategy. No-one should ever be tempted to get into debt to buy a recreational sailing boat - it really isn't a smart thing to do.

Next year sounds good.

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Re: Heaven Can Wait 2012

Definitely no Womboat this year. I'd left it open to the last possible moment but we have to slip the old girl and at the same time redo the rudder pintles. They had a bit of play in them when we bought her and the miles we put in this last year have only made them worse. The yard cannot do it before Sept 25 and they have to go off to be machined so we'll not get her back in the water until the Friday before the race. Droping her back in and then racing 70nm up the coast is not really on so I'm afraid this year we pass.

Probably mean that the weather will be perfect of course but the rest of them can thank us for that. Next year the race moves to later in the year so we may well be up for it then if we happen to still be around.

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WHat was this race for?

I did a Breast cancer fund raiser last sunday, had hoot of a time! or should that be HOOTER of a time?!?!?!?!?!? ours was only 3 hrs, did get the most distance in my division.......um er the "DD" division.

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Re: Heaven Can Wait 2012

@Marty:
Heaven Can Wait is a race supporting cancer charities (though I'm not sure exactly which ones). It's a mite longer than three hours, the fastest one-lap dash is around three and a half hours I think. The 24 hour distance race is, funnily enough, 24 hours long

I like the sound of that "DD" division. I think that is something I can get behind... I mean support... um, perhaps I should just leave them it alone
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I do hope you received plenty of support.
HCW is a Prostate Cancer fund racer ... Started some years back by a survivor. The lake itself is quite large so amazingly enough running a 24 hour affair is quite doable. From memory each circuit of the lake is around 35 nms.

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I'm sure somewhere here in the sound, we could sorta kinda find a 35 mile loop, but the coast guard would probably not like us too well!

No fund raisers that I know of in the states for that issue as of yet........boobs seem to do better on that issue. Leukemia has a pretty good group of races thru out the states too. Sept seems to be the most benefit races here in Seattle. Another usually the first saturday in april pulls a few in for a food bank. As does one later this month for NW Harvest, another food bank type out fit.

For the first time doing here, this event raised 37K US$, i had about 1200 or so. I was at the 150% of the ave per boat, not bad, highest IIRC was around $4000, lowest the entry fee at 100.

Fun time by all, including the free beer after donated by a local micro brew house.

I'd join you all if I was a bit closer! The womboat would be better than the skiboat per say! 28' on deck and 6500 lbs would be less fun than the womboat!

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Bent, for your info, there were three groups, ie div 1, 2 and 3. Fast middle and slow boats, ie A, C and DD groups. I were in the slow one, so they called us DD's! Still pretty happy with how we did. just over 12 miles in 3 hrs with a post fastnet halfton style boat!

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No fund raisers that I know of in the states for that issue as of yet........boobs seem to do better on that issue. Leukemia has a pretty good group of races thru out the states too. Sept seems to be the most benefit races here in Seattle. Another usually the first saturday in april pulls a few in for a food bank. As does one later this month for NW Harvest, another food bank type out fit.
My wife's uncle was diagnosed with Leukemia just recently and all he got was 3 weeks from diagnosis to dead. His funeral is tomorrow.

I say that to say this: These are all good causes to be supported..

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