This comes to you from the Bay Area with updates from the crew at sea.
If you haven’t checked your tracker recently, Limitless is doing really good. I mean, really good. The boat continues to hold first in their division and last night they moved from 3rd to 2nd in both PHRF and the entire Pacific Cup regatta. Go guys and gal, go!!!
Doug (the navigator) sent an update to his wife Minda yesterday. They were flying the A3 kite and the boat was pretty wet below. “Most of the systems work most of the time, and when they don’t it is a source of continual frustration.” He was in and out of retrieving weather updates due to the sat phone working intermittently. “So while we know we are doing well with good daily runs, we don’t know what the standings are yet!”
So yeah, basically as of yesterday the boat doesn’t know how damn good they’re doing 🙂
Here are some pics from the dock last Tuesday for friends and family to enjoy:
Richmond dock before the race
Shawn with his boat 🙂
Gabriel attaching the Kaneohe leaf for peace and a safe crossing
Left to right: Doug, Shawn, Lori, Gabriel
Left to right: Mike, Doug, Shawn, Lori, Cliff (in the back) and Gabriel
Doug taking pictures of friends and family taking pictures of the crew 🙂
Gabriel with his sister Naomi and her kids
Off they go from Stewball’s lender slip. Thank you Stewball!!!
Aloha! This blog comes to you from land and not sea. Look for Gabriel’s icon to the left for updates from the boat. Hold tight! They will blog when the boat and connection allow them to do so.
Limitless left the start line at Saint Francis Yacht Club the morning of Tuesday, July 12th at 11:25am. They were not the first boat over the line, but they tacked right after crossing and headed straight into the ebb flowing under the Golden Gate bridge. Anna Lisa (Gabriel’s mother) took a great video of the highly competitive Division C’s start line between the two yellow buoys. The link to the video is below. *Note: Limitless is hidden until you hear the gun go off and then their white sails peek out between the second black sail and the light silver sail; feel free to mute the peanut gallery 🙂
Here are some pictures from shore (SFYC) of the start line:
Right on the start line
Half the fleet crossed, Limitless is starting to tack over with the white sails
Everyone on a port tack to the ebb
Limitless is fourth from the left
Goodbye guys and gal!
Limitless’s navigator Doug posted some great pictures during the start from the water:
Limitless’s view on the start line
Limitless pulling out in front
Sweet Okole pulling forward
I have been following the regatta’s tracker like a hawk. There is a six hour delay and the tracker updates about every hour. Last I checked Limitless is in first place for Division C, third for overall PHRF and third for the entire Pacific Cup race!!! Go Limitless!!!
They are the little blue/green boat highlighted with the crown. Anyone who is positioned in a first place gets a little crown. If you would like to follow the tracker, click here and click on boat name Limitless in the alpha box to the left. When you click on the little boat icon it will tell you the name of the boat, boat information and at the bottom of the box you get to see their standings. If you are new to racing and don’t understand how the boats are handicapped, click here and it might help.