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  1. #101
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Will now probably cross the Plymouth starting line on Sunday evening so that I start Challenge and then anchor near the starting line. Will then wait for the tide on Monday morning and head off to the Scilly Isles and then hopefully on to Baltimore, all this weather permitting of course, but the forecasts for next week are beginning to calm down, so fingers crossed.


    Whilst I can’t make any of the social events in Plymouth, which is a great pity, I do hope to be able to join the Skipper’s briefing this Saturday. Is this still due at 18:00?

    Ron (Kerrin II)
    Last edited by Gitane; 12-06-19 at 21:57.

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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    I believe the briefing is at 18:30, Ron (according to the last info from Ewen).

    Anchoring near the start line and waiting for Monday may not be a bad plan all round.

    Just had my favourite best wishes from an Italian Colleague:

    "in culo alla balena"

    Yes, it means what you think it means...

    balena.JPG

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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by lampshuk View Post
    I believe the briefing is at 18:30, Ron (according to the last info from Ewen).

    Anchoring near the start line and waiting for Monday may not be a bad plan all round.

    Just had my favourite best wishes from an Italian Colleague:

    "in culo alla balena"

    Yes, it means what you think it means...

    balena.JPG
    Thanks, i'll try to make it.

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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Just wanted to wish everyone well for the challenge. My challenge was to get the boat ready, then myself. I succeeded in part one, but failed to make the delivery a success. I now have a year, with a properly equipped boat, to learn how it all works most effectively and to prepare myself. When you get these, have a pint for me!
    Cheers,
    Phill

  5. #105
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Good luck Phil. For those that start tomorrow, I guess it will be a hard windward flog at least as far as the Lizard.

    Best wishes

    JMW

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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Well, didn't manage to make the briefing, still in Dartmouth.

    As I don't fancy beating out of Dartmouth with a 6 in the forecast, I now intend to leave Dartmouth for Plymouth on Monday, cross the starting line and head out to Baltimore straight away.

    Hope to finally manage to meet everyone some time next week.

  7. #107
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Is there a way of finding who made the start or is "not that kind of event"?
    Substance over style

  8. #108
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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    I have decided to retire from the Challenge and am back in Plymouth.

    No winds meant little progress and headwinds are forecast for the rest of the week, meaning that it could be the weekend before I arrive in Baltimore. But with strong winds forecast for the weekend, I have decided to play it save and call it a day.

    Good luck and fairwinds to all the remaining participants.

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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    I know of progress of two chums: Bernie Branfield and Tom Fisher. Both delayed their start until Monday. Even so two reef headwinds meant Tom, at least took an age to get past Lizard. My impression is that followed by a period of light to variable wind. Comments on Tom's yellowbrick tracker are that NE wind coming in and anticipates Baltimore sometime today. Bernie will be behind but I'm told that AIS shows him 100 miles west of Lands End

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    Default Re: Baltimore 2019

    Got that wrong....a day out. Tom reckons he'll be in today afternoon.
    I have several excuses for my muddle but not worth wasting others time

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