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thataway



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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:08 pm    Post subject: Race to Alaska 2019 Reply with quote

Well it is getting close to that time of year:

Race to Alaska 2019: Stage 1 Race start: 0500 June 3rd, Port Townsend, Washington
Stage 2 Race start: 1200 June 6th, Victoria, BC

Throw in the mix last years winner: Team Sail Like A Girl, on a Melges 32 is racing again--the first time a winner has come back to race a second year!

Here is the web site.

Today it looks as if there are 46 teams entered so far. Should be a great race!

Some of the best commentary is on Sailing Anarchy. . There are already 195 posts on this forum!

By the way: Sail Like A Girl has an on line store--great way to support Woman's sailing!!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Morning Bob. And great news, I am looking for crew on SleepyC for the first stage, Port Townsend to Victoria. Come on up and enjoy the race from a different perspective.

Thanks for putting up the links.

Harvey
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the post, Bob, and I envy you Harvey!

I've followed R2AK with great interest every year. I'm really bummed that I will have to miss the race this year. We will be off on a trip so I can't get up to Port Townsend to check out the boats. I may be without wifi or cell connection during some of the race, as well, but I will try to catch up with it when I can. At least I may get more sleep this year. I found myself checking on the progress of the boats and the predicted weather conditions at all hours of the day and night for the past races.

I'm really excited that Team Sail Like a Girl is back.

I would love to be able to take a close look at the human powered and solo boats, in particular, to see how entrants are adapting and evolving in their designs.

I'm counting on some fellow addicts to take some pictures of the boats in PT or Victoria, at least, and to post and comment here as the race goes on, so I can get my annual fix when I'm back.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duplicate post.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meet the captain of the " team me" boat last night at a boat building class. saw pics of the build and his boat. He just tested it this last week on a lake. He is thinking 14 days to finish.

after looking at the web site I think Doug was funning me about his team name. its really Team Perseverance.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every team that makes it will have to have "Team Perseverance". There is nothing easy about anything in this race.

Harvey
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoping not to hijack the thread in any way, but this coincidence seemed worth passing on. I went to our local Olympia Annual Wooden Boat Fair this morning, and among the classic wood boats was the "Winifred." It turns out that it has been owned since the year 2000 by a childhood friend of mine. The "Winifred" has many other interesting connections to places and people I know, but here is why I'm posting this: The boat won its class (40 to 60 foot power boats) in a 1928 predicted log race from Olympia to Juneau. For many years, the event was billed as the "Capitol to Capitol" race. Particularly noteworthy is that Charles Chapman (yes, That Chapman) was on the "Winifred" for the race.

Boat Name: Winifred
Year: 1926
Length: 47'
Breadth: 11’-6”
Builder: Lake Union Drydock
Designer: Otis Cutting
Owner: Greg Gilbert

Winifred sold for $7,125.00 new in 1926. She was built for Adolph and Winifred Schmidt of Olympia, Washington. Mr. Schmidt surprised his wife by naming the boat after her.
In 1928 Mr. Schmidt organized a predicted log race from Olympia to Juneau, Alaska. Winifred had a famous passenger on board for the race: Charles F. Chapman, then editor of Motor Boating Magazine and author of the boater’s bible: "Chapman’s Seamanship and Small Boat Handling". Winifred came in first in the 40-ft and larger class, with a margin of error of only 28-minutes for the entire 980-mile trip.
Winifred is planked with Alaskan Yellow Cedar below the waterline and vertical grain Douglas fir above the waterline. The pilothouse is solid Burmese Teak. A comfortable yacht in both calm and heavy weather, Winifred cruises at a little over 9 knots and is powered by a four-cylinder (453) Detroit Diesel.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's more in the Winnifred:

https://classicyacht.org/boats/winifred

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_SH-5IkUDw

And she's here in the 2009 Opening Day Cruise on Lake Union to Union Bay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82BNaprQjio

Classic Wooden Boat Yachting!

Joe. Teeth Thumbs Up

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That predicted log race is a whole different animal of racing. That takes a special kind of technical ability and knowledge. To make those 980 miles and be within an hour of prediction is incredibly accurate. And those were the days before GPS and auto pilot as we know today.

Thanks for the links Joe. Pretty cool.

Harvey
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="hardee"]. . .
"To make those 980 miles and be within an hour of prediction is incredibly accurate."


Having Charles Chapman on board probably didn't hurt!

Bill
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