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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 29, 2012 - 02:29am PT
Michael (Ferretlegger) is now at the Corinthian Yacht Club awaiting the start of the SH Transpac to Hawaii, starting on Saturday. The Single Handed Sailing Society, Transpac Web Site will have regular updates as all the boats will have a tracking device on them.
We are both exhausted getting MN ready, but at least I get to go home and sleep for a week before I fly to Hawaii, while Mike spends the next few weeks out on the ocean.

Susan


Mike arrives at Corinthian YC in prep for the start on Saturday.
Mike arrives at Corinthian YC in prep for the start on Saturday.
Credit: SCseagoat

Happy Boat going to the sea.
Happy Boat going to the sea.
Credit: SCseagoat

T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jun 29, 2012 - 02:34am PT
Gnarly. Godspeed to Michael.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jun 29, 2012 - 04:15am PT
Awesome, good luck, I am so jealous
zip

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Jun 29, 2012 - 07:50am PT
Awesome!

I've done the single hand Catalina many times, but that's kinda like riding your bike two blocks to the local 7-11.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 29, 2012 - 09:39am PT
Susan, thanks for keeping us updated on Mike and the position of MN....what an adventure!

Solo Transpac = HUGE balls, in my book!


Best to you both,
DR

P.S. Say hi to Hanalei for me...miss that place!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 29, 2012 - 11:15am PT
Coooool.......

See you tomorrow for a proper send-off!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 11:17am PT
Fair winds, Michael!

Just curious, are harnesses required?
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jun 29, 2012 - 11:20am PT
color me vicarious, yet strangely exuberant
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2012 - 11:26am PT
Just curious, are harnesses required?

Yes with a quick release from the jack line are required. Of course they can't enforce the wearing. But we don't leave our slip with being wearing it. And always at night or if we go on foredeck at any time we clip in to the jack line.


Susan
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jun 29, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
You go Michael!!!!
Fair winds and happy surfing.

Susan
keep us posted
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jun 29, 2012 - 01:15pm PT
Good Luck Michael!
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
Good luck Ferret. That's quite a serious commitment and adventure.
Dos XX

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
What an undertaking! Very cool. Bon Voyage!
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jun 29, 2012 - 03:52pm PT

"All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by"


Best of luck and weather, don't shoot an albatross'
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jun 29, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
Bon Voyage! Wish I could be there for the start and finish! Fair winds!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2012 - 05:20pm PT
And he's off....
Michael (Ferretlegger) had a good start yesterday, currently he's 7th overall and 3rd in his division (Big and Comfy). Mouton Noir isn't a race boat but rather a cruiser with huge anchors and loads of massive chain...we are always happy when we don't come in last!

A nifty web site to track the results:

http://yb.tl/shtranspac2012



A shout out to Guido and Nancy for coming out and helping Michael shove off.

From this in July:

From this in July 2011 to the start of the Single Handed Transpac.
From this in July 2011 to the start of the Single Handed Transpac.
Credit: SCseagoat


Now off to Hanalei! With a wonderful start...

Mouton Noir &#40;black hull&#41; just crosses the start line, headed t...
Mouton Noir (black hull) just crosses the start line, headed to the GG Bridge; next stop Hawaii!
Credit: SCseagoat

Aloha!  See you in Hanalei
Aloha! See you in Hanalei
Credit: SCseagoat


Susan



Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 1, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
good luck Ferretlegger!
be careful out there!!

http://singlehandedtranspac.com/

this is cool, the Race Viewer: http://singlehandedtranspac.com/race-viewer/

position at 01.07.2012 13:00 PDT: 36 25.585N, 124 24.757W at 7.50 knots @ 235

3rd in "Big & Comfy"
7th in Overall Monohull

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 1, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Great, keep us informed.
sullly

Trad climber
Jul 1, 2012 - 06:01pm PT
So exciting. What a beautiful boat.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 1, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
Good luck, Michael, and Godspeed!

Rodger
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