Freedom isn't free
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bedford, VA
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Re: Merit 25 sailors?
There were 2 gentleman entered into the single-handed transpac this year.. with Capri 25s. One had such a harrowing delivery from WA to CA that he bailed out before he started his story included a busted boom and 2 tiller pilots... having handled some pretty rough weather in the process.
The 2nd (Doug Paine) raced in the Transpac, and managed to finish after blowing out a spreader and losing a good portion of his rig... he Jury rigged the remainder and sailed that way for the last 2/3 of the course. He finished last, but within the allotted time.
I posted the technical article on the pre-race... and one my fellow editors posted his story of the race itself (post race if you will). Both of these articles were written FOR the Mainsheet magazine (Catalina's brand magazine for owners). A copy of those articles can be found on the Catalina/Capri 25 association website, if you join the association.
I deeply respect BOTH those sailors, and frankly all those who participated, or attempted to participate in that race.
Freedom, a 1983 C&C 32 sailing Smith Mountain Lake, VA