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Re: SMCM Governor's Cup

Congrats to Palmetto for resoundly beating Wind Orchid this year. We finished DFL, not only for the cruising class but for the entire fleet. Looking at the replay, we were respectively with the pack, albeit at the back of the pack. We rounded into St. Mary river about an hour or so behind most of you and we, too put up the spinnaker only to have it douse it with a header. Spent 90 minutes ghosting to the finish and at one time we even drifted backwards a bit.

It was another great evening sail, though. No complaints.
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Actually, Wind Orchard did not finish DFL, Bugbear did. We wanted to spare you guys the infamy!
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Actually, Wind Orchard did not finish DFL, Bugbear did. We wanted to spare you guys the infamy!
I'd like to congratulate you guys on your tenacity.

We know what its like to see boats that finished ahead of you leaving before you get there, so I felt really guilty when we passed you as we were leaving to go down to Point Lookout Marina for the evening.

I hope they get you scored as there is no set time limit and I feel finishing this race is an accomplishment in itself. You deserve recognition for gutting it out.
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No reason to feel guilty, you guys raced a good race! You guys did look good sailing past us.

Regarding our tenacity. We were going to make the abandon decision at 3 pm Saturday. Luckily, the wind came up at 2:15 and we were able to get underway again. It would have been truly frustrating to come that far to abandon within the last 10 miles of the race.

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Re: SMCM Governor's Cup

Gov Cup and the Solomon's Invitational are not races against other boats, they're a race against the dawn.

My first year, I raced my Coronado 25 and was forced to retire.
With a rating of 225, I knew this boat just wasn't going to cut it.

Two years ago, I bought the Pearson 30. Last year, we barely beat the morning shutdown and finished 8th of 13.

This year, I bought a kevlar 155%. We finished 5th of 7 and shaved around five hours from our finishing time. The sky only showed a hint of any illumination and the breeze was still blowing strong as we crossed the line.


Beat the sunrise, or perish in the dying, morning breeze.
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Re: SMCM Governor's Cup

They updated the standings. Bugbear came in 5 hours behind Wind Orchard to secure the DFL position, so much better than the DNFs they got the past 3 races.
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They updated the standings. Bugbear came in 5 hours behind Wind Orchard to secure the DFL position, so much better than the DNFs they got the past 3 races.
Go the Bugbear!
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