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  • Hope to see some of y'all there!

    http://juanaspagodas.com/RegattaNews.htm
    https://www.thebeachcats.…iewtype/details/eid/1047

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    Jerome Vaughan
    Hobie 16
    Clinton, Mississippi
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  • Hey Jerome,
    I can't leave this post with no comment. I attended, it was a great event, great place, everyone near needs to go and support the event to make sure it stays strong, location is fantastic.
    ~ Charlie

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    1988 Nacra 5.2
    YouTube link to see boat in action:
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  • I am planning on attending this year! The pictures from previous years looks like it's a lot of fun.

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    Tim Gibson
    1982 Hobie 16 Carumba Sails
    1980 Hobie 14 Cat Fever Sails
    Memphis, TN
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  • We want to try and get all the Jax H18s to go this year. Bunch of new people that would have fun at a friendly event like this.
  • rattlenhumHope to see some of y'all there!

    http://juanaspagodas.com/RegattaNews.htm
    https://www.thebeachcats.…iewtype/details/eid/1047


    Thanks! That is the 2021 info, hopefully soon someone from Navarre Beach named Juana will add the 2022 event to the calendar!

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    Damon Linkous
    1992 Hobie 18
    Memphis, TN

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  • Headed there also-first time for me...

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    Chuck C.
    H21SE 408
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  • Booked my hotel last week. Will be my first time as well. Look for one of the few cats with wings.

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    Robert
    81' NACRA 5.2 "Chris's Flyer"
    Previously owned H18, Trac 14, G-Cat 5.0, H14T, H16, N5.0
    BYC, Mobile, AL
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  • I'm planning to join you this year as well. It's going to be my first time in general at such event. I've booked my hotel and I'm ready to go icon_cool


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  • Im hoping to make it next year as this year is booked solid for me

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    Captain Chris Holley
    Fulshear, TX
    '87 Prindle 19 "¡Hijole!"
    '74 sunfish "1fish"
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  • Juanas is looking a bit soggy at the moment. The buoy races are supposed to start at 11:00 am (central). I don't see any sails up.

    http://www.juanaspagodas.com/BeachCam.htm

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • Ok, wow! Nice venue and spot to sail. Had a ball, despite Saturday's squall that came through. Quite the carnage... Since we were down the course, had no choice but to finish. Then the rain came, and then the wind! It was full on survival mode. We cranked it in, flattened everything and struggled for a bit. Hit 20 knots for about 30 seconds and settled into about 60 second patches of 18/19 knots on the way back, never really getting below about 10-12. Went from REALLY crappy start to 3rd, corrected I think. That old 21 was made for that stuff. Oh, this was with 3 rather "developed" guys. I wouldn't ever do that on purpose, don't having survived...was pretty intense. Had to backwind the main to keep it down. Lots of struggles to keep up with the very intense wind shifts. But, that ride back with the spray, waves crashing across the bow and absolutely flying was cool. Started out light, those first 5-10 miles, but once it turned on, man!

    We sat out Sunday and played with our lovely brides, taking turns sailing down the sound and finally having a wonderful dinner out. Completely wiped.

    Was it worth the 10 hour drive? Heck yes!

    The pagodas did a great job accommodating everyone. Great job.

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    Chuck C.
    H21SE 408
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  • I'll echo what Charles said above. I drove 8 hours for the regatta from Memphis and it was my first time on my (new to me) Hobie 16 in saltwater. I loved the venue and will make it one of my yearly pilgrimages from now on. I have been sailing on small boats my whole life but picked up a H14 last October and added a H16 to my collection about 6 weeks ago. I opted to take the 16 because it is in better shape and the trailer was more road-worthy. We didn't have a bad start and kept up with the pack for most of the downwind leg but once the rain began, our visibility was severely reduced and we overstood our leeward mark by a lot and ended up almost to Pensacola Beach (Mark 131) icon_lol Then, the thunderstorm that had the waterspout hit us and the heavy winds, we could not stay vertical and went over. We couldn't get the boat rotated into the wind quickly enough and with the wind pushing on the trampoline, we were soon in turtle mode. We required assistance from the chase boat to get us unstuck from the bottom and the boat accelerated quickly once it was righted in the heavy winds and we were very fortunate to hop back on in time. The only damage to the boat was mud in the top of the mast/sheave and a missing jib batten that is in the bottom of the Santa Rosa Sound. We did have a nice steady breeze out of the SSE for a short time that allowed me to hang out on the trapeze for a short while. We did happen to see a boat being towed back so we felt fortunate to have survived our scary situation. When we did finally make it back to the beach (last boat I believe), some really nice sailors from Mobile, AL (Robert & Hendrick) helped us taking down the sails and rolling them up.

    I believe I saw you Charles on your blue H21 with a drone following you on Sunday. I didn't race on Sunday because I didn't realize my sails wouldn't go up (MUD in the track) until it was too late to start. I did get some nice runs in on Sunday afternoon though and had a blast! Also, nice to meet you, Jerome!! prost

    At the starting line....
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    Digging the mud and sand out of the mast
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    Tracklog before my Apple Watch died
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    Glad to be back in one piece
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    Edited by dirtybanana on Sep 16, 2022 - 12:51 PM.

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    Tim Gibson
    1982 Hobie 16 Carumba Sails
    1980 Hobie 14 Cat Fever Sails
    Memphis, TN
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  • Enjoyed meeting you as well, Tim. Don't guess I met you, Chuck, but I do remember seeing that beast of a boat! Really missed visiting with you this year, Damon...hope you (THE Beachcat) are well.

    We had a pretty good downwind run to GM 129, made the turn, and smoked it back (double-trapped 3/4 of the way) fast enough to stay ahead of the really bad conditions. The rain caught us a couple of times, and the thunder was too close for comfort sometimes, but no downpours or ballistic wind. That storm was wicked, and we were lucky that 129 was our turning mark. There's no way I would have sailed any further toward Pensacola...property damage and bodily injury are not included in my definition of a "Good Time"! icon_smile

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    Jerome Vaughan
    Hobie 16
    Clinton, Mississippi
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  • Yeah, next year going to have to leave the babes (wives) at the house, so we can socialize more and actually meet folks. It was difficult splitting attention between having 5 couples there along with attending the event, "properly". If nothing else, it sure gave me more confidence in the boat and marginal conditions!

    Yeah, you couldn't see across the sound at times due to the white out from the rain and when at full speed you got the needles in your face like you were on a motorcycle.

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    Chuck C.
    H21SE 408
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  • Does anyone have footage on-board cameras of sailing in that storm that we can see on YouTube? I tried clicking on those links but couldn't download anything.

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    High Point, NC

    Exploder A15 A-Class Catamaran
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  • I wish. We didn't have time to get our gopro going again-too busy trying to keep things upright

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    Chuck C.
    H21SE 408
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