Rancho Deluxe Transpac 2007

25 July 2007
25 July 2007 | Honolulu
24 July 2007 | Honolulu!!!
23 July 2007 | 22 40.726n; 154 45.696w
22 July 2007 | 22 27.991n; 148 26.979w
21 July 2007 | 22 14.916n; 146 44.227w
20 July 2007 | 22 08.267n; 142 49.184w
19 July 2007 | 23 12.051n; 139 30.923w
18 July 2007 | 22 42.833n; 137 09.242w
18 July 2007 | 22 36.210n 136 00.012w
18 July 2007 | 23 56.402n:132 48.546w
17 July 2007 | 23 56.402n:132 48.546w
17 July 2007 | 25 44.963n:130 16.878w
16 July 2007 | 25 44.963n:129 46.391w
16 July 2007 | 25 44.963n:130 16.878w
15 July 2007 | 26 14.686n:125 56.667
14 July 2007 | 27 47.590n:122 11.747
13 July 2007
11 July 2007 | Long Beach
10 July 2007 | Long Beach

Back In The Saddle

23 July 2007 | 22 40.726n; 154 45.696w
Jim
We had a great night with the moon and stars providing stadium lights to see the waves. We had a flawless gybe about 2:00 am Hawaii time and are now pointed at the Molokai Channel with 160 miles to go.

John has been re-named "Big Ease." One of the maneuvers we do is completed with a big ease of the spinnaker sheet. When John is not trimming the spinnaker sheet he has taken to telling the more seasoned crew members when to go for the "big ease." Last night he told Volvo Round-the-World Race veteran Andrew when to go for the big ease...we all stood back in amazement as the final straw broke the camel's back and witnessed the re-branding of Johnnie to "Big Ease."

So now we race to and through the Molokai channel, famous for big winds and high seas...oh yeah and we get to race through it at night. Then round the corner to Diamond Head and finish. We estimate between midnight Monday and 4 am Tuesday. This is going to be a very long day/night.

We are excited to once again have the lead in our class, but this thing is a sh*t fight and not yet over. The next 20 hours will be the race. So now off to the races!

Aloha,
Jim
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Vessel Name: Rancho Deluxe
Vessel Make/Model: Swan 45
Hailing Port: Newport, Rhode Island
Crew: Michael Diepenbrock, John Diepenbrock, Jim Diepenbrock, Seadon Wijsen, Carlos Badell, Andrew Lewis, Ty Pryne, Matt Davis
Home Page: http://sailblogs.com/members/ranchodeluxe/
Rancho Deluxe's Photos - Rancho Deluxe Transpac 2007 (Main)
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Coastal Cup 4: Mike and Carlos during Santa Barbara race
Coastal Cup 7: Just before sunset, Morro Bay style
Coastal Cup 8: Just another sunset tour down the coast
Coastal Cup 3: Early sailing in the Santa Barbara Race...before it got "interesting"
 
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San Francisco to Santa Barabara race
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Created 6 July 2007

Who: Michael Diepenbrock, John Diepenbrock, Jim Diepenbrock, Seadon Wijsen, Carlos Badell, Andrew Lewis, Ty Pryne, Matt Davis
Port: Newport, Rhode Island