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Marmaris race week

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Topic: Marmaris race week
Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Subject: Marmaris race week
Date Posted: 08 October 2018 at 10:56
ubulukutu has entered the marmaris international race week, we haven't raced for a while and have no regular crew so we are entering for the fun and experience. Time will tell how we get on in a couple of weeks time

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine



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Posted By: 415 Singapore
Date Posted: 08 October 2018 at 16:04
Good luck and enjoy

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Paul - Night Train - 415 #136


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 09 October 2018 at 11:50

Having said its just for fun, we spent the morning taking off some of the cruising stuff we have accumulated over the last three years.  Dive gear, 50KG of books (novels, tour guides, pilot books) wind generator, cooler, BBQ and fuel, engine spare spares (we kept one set) fishing rod, electric pump for the dingy, and we left off the self tacker as we will race with the 105, and the spare 20 litres of diesel.  Luckily our marina has a 10 metre by 10 storage space for hire, so its all in there now.  We've kept enough stuff on for the 2 week cruise to Marmaris and back again after the race, so we are not quite down to race weight, but better than we were.


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: silversailor
Date Posted: 11 October 2018 at 01:32
Mark & Catherine, You are on the right track. For distance races we also remove the V-Berth and Aft Cabin cushions (in part to prevent their destruction), the "lids" on the sinks and stove top, the bimini (including frame) and every excess item we can do without. I'm not sure it does a whole lot of good but it makes the crew feel "fast."  One of the boats we race against, a Sydney 41, has removed all stateroom and cabinet doors, its table and everything that wasn't bonded to the hull.  They claim to have removed 2000 lbs!


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Silversailor
South Haven, MI USA
S/V Legacy
Hanse 370e, #9


Posted By: Persse
Date Posted: 11 October 2018 at 11:13
Don't forget to cut the toothbrushes in half!Big smile


Posted By: Fendant
Date Posted: 11 October 2018 at 17:45
Why "toothbrushes", one with shortened handle is enough Smile, its called sharing economyWink

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Frank


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 12 October 2018 at 06:16
Hi Silversailor,

Nice idea but there are two problems with this.

! - we ticked the boxes in the irc application to say that we hadn't removed the cushions or doors, and the one that said we were in full cruising mode, so I expect that we would fail scrutineering if we did so.

2 - The First Mate (wife) is racing, she is the one that puts the kettle on as soon as we round the top mark so she can make tea whilst the boat is relatively flat, she's not going to be happy if there is nowhere to sleep on the cruise there and back!

 


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: silversailor
Date Posted: 12 October 2018 at 21:12
Originally posted by Mark&Catherine Mark&Catherine wrote:

Hi Silversailor,

Nice idea but there are two problems with this.

! - we ticked the boxes in the irc application to say that we hadn't removed the cushions or doors, and the one that said we were in full cruising mode, so I expect that we would fail scrutineering if we did so.

2 - The First Mate (wife) is racing, she is the one that puts the kettle on as soon as we round the top mark so she can make tea whilst the boat is relatively flat, she's not going to be happy if there is nowhere to sleep on the cruise there and back!

 

RULE #1: ALWAYS KEEP THE FIRST MATE HAPPY.


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Silversailor
South Haven, MI USA
S/V Legacy
Hanse 370e, #9


Posted By: Scotchmist
Date Posted: 15 October 2018 at 13:52
Sounds like a wonderful place to race. 

I recall a friend who came on board as a very experienced racer to join our crew for RTI. After I removed all surplus weight he went through finding stuff I never dreamt of, such as Admiralty charts for the Channel Islands and a cheese grater. We won a trophy!


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Andrew

Scotch Mischief Dehler 38 by Hanse


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 15 October 2018 at 16:18
the pilot books are all off, but the cheese grater is just one of those little flat ones, and i might have to grate the Parmesan for the pasta! 

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Scotchmist
Date Posted: 16 October 2018 at 13:25
Mark & Catherine

I hope you win otherwise you'll be forever wondering 'was it the cheese grater that slowed us down?'


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Andrew

Scotch Mischief Dehler 38 by Hanse



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