Lending Club 2 departs on LA to Honolulu record attempt

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  1. Corley
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    The Lending Club 2 team have officially withdrawn from the Transpac race in order to catch a more suitable weather window for their LA to Honolulu attempt. This record which is currently held by Olivier de Kersauson on Geronimo at 4d 19h 31m 37s is separate to the Transpac Race record which is held by the 86′ maxi cat Explorer of with a time of 5 Days, 9 hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds

    http://www.sail-world.com/2015-Transpac---Lending-Club-2-going-early-to-beat-outright-record/136491
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    Didn't realize they were leaving today-I wish them luck!
     
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    Slow start.
     
  6. P Flados
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    Average speed for last two positions was just over 31 kts.
     
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    Posting videos while doing a record attempt is just so sweet.

    The crew seemed pretty happy with the way things were going.

    For the last few hours they have been just under 30 kts, but they had a really long stretch above 30 kts.
     
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    wow roughly 3 days that far, theres your argument for building a big tri!


    Barry
     
  10. P Flados
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    I took a look at the record

    Distance NM___________2215
    Date_________________11/05/15
    Yacht_________________Geronimo
    Elapsed Time__________4d 19h 31m 37s
    Average Speed_________19.17


    I think LC2 has put in more time above 30 kts than they have under 15 kts. Lots of time between 25 kts and 30 kts.

    I am not sure how much the need to circle down will cost. Wind looks good as far as I can tell.

    Any bets at this point.
     
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    They have made the jibe they needed to keep a good wind angle.

    Pretty much a straight shot down from the current position.

    Looking at the wind forecast looks like no reason for speed to drop much from the current 27 kts.

    I wager close to 4 days even.
     
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    They have finished update from the team:

    Arrival time 1544 UTC giving an elapsed time of 3 days 18 hours and 9 seconds. Subject to ratification from the World Speed World Sailing Speed Record Council we've just knocked a full 24 hours off the previous record!!!!
     
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    LC record

    Fantastic!
     

  15. P Flados
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    3 Record attempts for LC2,

    3 new records.

    Sounds like the lease was a pretty good spend.

    Wait a minute. Last I checked, lending club is run by guys who are pretty smart with money.
     
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