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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:07 pm 
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Coming up is a long distance race from Richmond Yacht Club to Stockton. That is 75 miles of downwind, hopefully, fun!

There are about 10 Formula 18 planning on sailing it already. If you would like the evite I sent around email me and I will put you on the list.

You can see a simulation fly over of it here: Delta Ditch Fly Over

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Dan,
Is this an annual event?
I don't recall seeing it before. This would be worth the drive down from Seattle. And having played in that area for years, I know you'll have a wild ride.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:01 pm 
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Registration: http://www.stocktonsc.org/ditch/

Multihull Article: http://www.sfbama.org/2003/DDR/index.html

"Doing the Ditch": http://www.moore24.org/moore/let8/ditch.html

Yes, this is an annual event. Very popular race in Bay Area. Thanks to Dan DeLave and Pease Glaser, there seems to be enough F18s coming for a class designation.

A quick look shows the tides look favorable. http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/tideshow.cgi


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:28 am 
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Lots of F18s for the Ditch this year.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:01 am 
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Old School 18,

I think the Delta Ditch Run is the old Inland Trans-Pac (SF to Stockton) reincarnated.

T'Boy 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:48 am 
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Good Times!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:08 am 
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This race was the most FUN I've had on a sailboat in awhile, great wind, great weather, great competition. I'll be back next year for the 20th running of the Ditch Run.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:36 am 
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Nice pics of the action. Jeremy...did you take? Thanks for sharing. Who won F18's?

John


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:12 pm 
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Hey JB. I did take them. It only took me about a thousand shots to get one right :wink: I bought a Canon 40D for taking pics from the Surf City Skiff. I figure that I spend so much time chasing you guys around the course I might as well gear up to snap some photos. Keeping the salt water out of it is going to be a challenge!

Jay and Pease Glaser first to finish. It was a great race! The top 4 boats traded leads the entire day.

More pix here:
http://surfcityracing.smugmug.com/galle ... tiB#P-1-20

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:30 pm 
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Greg,
You're so freaking cool :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:59 pm 
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I had a blast.
7 hours ,119 nm , 2 flips , 1 grounding , bent boom and still had fun.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:02 pm 
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no pictures of our stuffs? We had a couple close calls but no capsizes, no running aground, etc. I think Delave and us were the only beach cats that didn't capsize, I guess we weren't pushing hard enough. The only nerve racking thing was the speed boat racers towing water-skiers going like 60 mph on an oval course right in the middle of the small channel at Pittsburgh just past the smoke stacks.

Thanks again for following us Jeremy. Next year we'll hopefully be able to stay for the party, from your call on Sunday morning it sounded like it must've been a fun one.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:59 am 
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By now I am sure that some other F18s will be joining us on our next years Delta Ditch Run adventure. It was a hoot! Save Saturday June 12th, 2010 for the 20th anniversary of the DDR.

Dan


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