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Sliding South

July 4th, 2006



Another great day on the water, as the fleet is now heading south. The weather will be getting warmer and the downwind ride to Hawaii has begun.

Cassiopeia continues to lead, having chosen a more westerly route than her nearest rivals, the two Santa Cruz boats, 52-foot Voodoo Child and 50-foot Horizon.

Earlier today Voodoo Child reported "Right now we're ripping along at 10 knots under the 2A (all purpose running spinnaker) in 12-15 knots of breeze. We're about 70 miles offshore and a bit south of Tillamook, Oregon".

We have received a few reports from Kinetic and Voodoo Child - be sure to check out their websites: voodoochild.net and kineticsailing.com for their perspectives and logs. And speaking of websites and reports; those boats who have not sent us reports or have not updated their websites - let us know what you're doing out there!

Two boats have now officially retired from the race. As reported last night, Black Watch returned to Victoria Harbour yesterday afternoon. As of 0915 today, Dan Matthieu, Skipper of Black Watch, notified the Race Committee that they are retiring from the race. Just as this was sinking in, another call came in. Randy "Peg Leg" Vogel called in to report that Renegade has retired from the race due to steering failure. Dan Sinclair and his crew returned Renegade to Victoria Harbour about noon today.

 

Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race 2006

Daily Report - 09:00 HST - July 04, 2006


          
    

24 HR

AVE

DIST

MADE

COR

HRS

FLT

BOAT

RATING

LAT.

LONG.

MILES

KTS

TO GO

GOOD

POS

BEH

POS


VMH-1

          

Cassiopeia

  -53

45° 53'

127° 10'

234.3

9.0

2080.9

227.2

1

---

1

Voodoo Child

     5

45° 50'

125° 36'

201.6

7.8

2132.8

175.2

2

3.0

3

Horizon

   17

46° 02'

125° 25'

187.5

7.2

2145.9

162.2

3

4.6

6

Renegade

  -71

     Withdrew - Returned to Victoria


VMH-2

          

Kinetic

   57

46° 28'

125° 50'

173.1

6.7

2146.3

161.7

1

---

2

Tripp Tease

   80

46° 40'

125° 41'

159.7

6.1

2158.2

149.8

2

0.9

4

Kahuna

   89

46° 43'

125° 39'

156.5

6.0

2161.1

147.0

3

1.0

5

Antares

   79

46° 52'

125° 43'

150.8

5.8

2164.0

144.0

4

2.1

7

Night Runner

   73

46° 53'

125° 45'

150.8

5.8

2163.5

144.6

5

2.2

8

Turicum

   87

47° 04'

125° 49'

144.0

5.5

2167.6

140.4

6

2.5

9

Red Heather

   64

48° 22'

124° 35'

54.6

2.1

2253.5

54.5

7

50.7

16


VMH-3

          

Freehand

 144

47° 26'

125° 30'

119.1

4.6

2190.9

117.1

1

---

10

Blue Moves II

 141

47° 56'

126° 00'

116.7

4.5

2192.4

115.7

2

0.4

11

Passepartout

 114

47° 23'

125° 16'

115.0

4.4

2196.9

111.1

3

2.3

12

Full Moon

 152

47° 43'

125° 01'

93.3

3.6

2216.7

91.3

4

6.9

13

Norena of Wight

 159

48° 21'

124° 37'

56.3

2.2

2251.8

56.2

5

27.2

15

Black Watch

 115

     Withdrew - Returned to Victoria - Inten

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