Welcome to the JCWW Relaunch!
For quite some time I’ve been Internet dark and working on other projects. I think this year’s Cata-Cup is the time to get back into it. For a start, here are some important links to watch the race. For the first time the Cata-Cup has GPS tracking. I’ve looked at the tracking site and it has a different landing page for each race, so here’s day one..
Here is the link to today’s race Design Affairs. It starts at 1 PM on the U.S. east coast. It looks like we’re racing around the island, but we never know until right before the start when the PRO explains which course we’ll take.
Here is the tracker landing page, DotVision
Here is the Cata-Cup Page
I don’t see a results page yet.
I think there are officially 58 teams, so plenty of competition. We finally have the boat worked out after getting a new mast after we sold the old one. We’re feeling rested and ready this morning at our St. Barth Properties villa with an amazing view.
Around this time of year my heart starts to be pulled to the southeast toward a little perfect part of the world, the French West Indies, namely St. Barthelemy. When it comes to beautiful surroundings, perfect sailing conditions and, of course, stiff competition, the St. Barth CataCup is second to none.
Follow the CataCup Vimeo link for a short featurette about last year’s edition.
Thanks so much to Sotheby’s International Realty St. Barth Properties for helping me live my dream. If you are going to the CataCup and want somewhere special to stay, contact St. Barth Properties. They have over 160 of the best villas on the island!
Since I’m going to be a little busy tomorrow and I’m waiting out the Tropical Storm Debby deluge, here’s a pre-Wednesday edition.
Team Yost Auto has some powerful SI sails, maybe too powerful! They show a textbook pitchpole because they eased traveler instead of mainsheet. Keep the pressure off the bows boys! Yost was one of the sponsors of the Great Texas 300, and this vid shows a great view of the storm we narrowly escaped from on the last day. Apparently, there was more than one mine drilling capsize in this squall. Just replay the first 10 seconds over and over and it’s all good.