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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: July 01, 2024, 02:20:38 PM »
Hi everyone! Thank you very much!
Now i am preparing how to get kayak and myself back home , its not easy, need take 1 week time

Cheers! Someday we will meet at HMB, or MBK there, our fishing life and fun story will keep going on……


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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 30, 2024, 01:16:48 PM »
I am approaching destination, only 33 mile left, tomorrow will arrive. i am the latest one, but i don’t worry, actually i am quite happy for myself, the last two are all solo and small thing, last second is the guy from isreal driving a professional sailing cat x, similar as Hobie cat 16, just smaller, this one sailing is very fast

Mine is multiple functions TI, for leisure, for sailing, for fishing, so not fast. The Isreal guy he is deserves be earlier arrive end line than me,

Other all small vehicle all quite, even one sail boat also quite

Its not easy, like yesterday and today, weather forecast is wrong, yesterday i only sail 30 minutes, others all use peddlers because no wind. Today i only sail 1 mile, others all need to use peddlers, that is why my drive eroded very fast. But at other side, weather forecast say no wind, actually suddenly there is a storm. This is this area, people call this water area is graveyard of pacific, there is a good reason

Alway check gust no others, and multiple 3 times, this is what actually might happen. HMB, SC, MBK or California water experience cannot apply here, i still keep Learning in this OJT

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 29, 2024, 01:08:51 PM »
Hi all, thanks for all of you, i am back to signal cover area, but I cannot type more, i just want to say i appreciate everyone encouragement and kindness!

Long story in short, i repaired the drive with limited tool, i was mechanical engineer, luckily one drive back to work even the efficiency reduced.

I am approaching Ketchikan, maybe next Monday noon will arrive there, so i can quite sure i will make it!

Yeah!

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 24, 2024, 07:27:25 AM »
Thank all of you!

I arrived bella bella, last night is my first time sleeping on bed
I have lived on kayak for 12 days driving eating sleeping

Everyday face cold, wet, tired, sleepless, hungry, muscle pain, worry capsize, worry iphone get wet cannot charging no Gps, i will lost somewhere……

I am keep moving

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 20, 2024, 07:13:34 PM »
How has the fishing been Mr. X!? I'll take a quick look for reefs on your path.

Fun following along safe journeys!

Hi smith, tried couple times, but so far no luck, maybe I didn’t find the right spot.

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 20, 2024, 06:38:17 PM »
Hi everyone, i am still alive :)
Someone told me before i left port townsend Washington state for this journey, they call this area which i go as “Graveyard of Pacific” , now i know the good reason. 

This area the weather is almost unable predict, when the data in forecast page saying 15 mph, it maybe 40 mph actually, no wonder the team from canada navy told me once: something need to multiple by 2-3 times for real wind strength. That time i really unbelievable how it can be? Now I totally believe, today weather is around 12 mph in windy app, but actually i feel its reach to 35 mph or even more, i can feel the sail mast is shaking , and the rope making “woo, woo….” This scary sound, and most of time 1/3 my kayak underwater , some huge wave even cover my body. My glass got blur and some water inside my eyes, but i even no hand to clean it, only blinking my eyes as quick as possible to let me see the surroundings situation. it just change in few minute, and that time i was in the center of johnson strait, i almost got capsized but luckily I escaped

Oops, oops!!

And why they didn’t multiply 3 times based on they forecast, then put in the website as real wind strength?

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 17, 2024, 09:44:40 AM »
Sleep in chair

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 17, 2024, 07:49:25 AM »
Barring a major mishap, it looks like the leading boat will easily finish today. Assuming that is the case, if I read the R2AK website correctly, the sweeper boat (the "Grim Sweeper") will launch on the 21st, and cover 75 miles/day, and once it passes a boat, that boat is required to exit the race.

So far, it looks like Mr. X is averaging about 40NM per day, which is very impressive. If he can continue to average 40NM per day, and all of that is made good towards the finish line (as opposed to, say, tacking back and forth for 40NM, which would result in less than 40NM of actual progress), by my calculation, he'll finish the race about 1 day ahead of the Grim Sweeper...

40 mpd is achievable without problem if weather is ok, if current and wind be favorable to us, we can do even 60 mpd, i waste this whole day on a bay to avoid a strong wind, how about other racers, I cannot check because weak signal

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 17, 2024, 07:45:00 AM »
Don't fully believe weather forecast, this morning wind around 35-40 mph, now current reverse turn, so even wind stop, still not good

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 15, 2024, 08:44:53 AM »
I just checked the Tracker.  :smt001  Forget-Me-Knot has covered 53 nautical miles in the last 24 hours.

Yes, I've been watching that one closely too. That is amazing sailing on a TI. Just from the track, you can tell when she's had headwinds, as her tacking has been brilliant.

Yeah, this lady is genius,  she is a TI real racer. other than that, the Canada navy team also is surprisingly, their boat is heavy looks stupid old wood made, and they also looks not everyday exercise soldier, someone even fat, first day I followed them for a while, they even not paddling, they cooking, eating, laughing, joking, just open the diy sail and controlling the direction, sometime left sometime right, some time center sometime followed the bottom of the mountain, you know what, their boat is much faster than mine. Should something inside

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 14, 2024, 08:39:33 AM »
Mr. X has a nice tail wind for the morning.  He's making good 2.4 knots at the moment and he's closed the gap to the back of the pack. 

The one that I find the most amazing is Team Boogie Barge

That one caught my eye, too!  The huge gap the leader, Malolo, had yesterday got me looking into them, too.  That's a fast multi-hull with a team of downright racers.  It's fun to see the contrast between the racers who are keeping time and the casual folks like Mr. X looking only to avoid a DNF.


For me, of course to be no DNF is my goal, I consider its good enough for me, how can defeat that huge boat by kayak, not even close, when you physically stand by that boat, you will know what i mean. And most racer is local people, that area is their backyard , they know current well, and some people join 4 times R2AK already.

Finish it, enjoy it is my goal , no expect much which is not mine

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 14, 2024, 08:32:47 AM »
I keep an eye on it on and off.  I was wondering why Mr. X camp at the island on the right instead of left of the tracker screen.  He got to make up for the lost distance this morning.

The current, current can make people exhausted, that time i want to turn left for parking kayak to sleep on it, but i found i am unable, the next morning after i back the tracks, current against me again, i spend whole morning just for that 2 mile, and need keep driving continuously, otherwise i will drift reverse direction.

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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 12, 2024, 05:55:53 PM »
Hi NCKA Buddies,

Share something might new, maybe you want to watch this 3 minutes video if you like, this is introduction about R2AK( Maybe you watched before): https://r2akthemovie.com/

There are 37 teams in this year, they are from Australia, Israel and USA/Canada, one team even from Canada Navy:
https://r2ak.com/2024-teams/

This is me, my team name is Mr. X who participating as a solo:
https://r2ak.com/2024-teams-full-race/team-mr-x/



R2AK has two stages, first stage is so called Proving Ground, meaning even the racers was selected from many applications, they still need to prove their capability to the organizer to take the whole course of  R2AK

First stage is from Port Townsend of Washington State to Victoria of Canada within 36 hours no need rescue. Someone disqualified at first stage, I passed. The attached picture show the start moment, the image is so beautiful like a postcard.

Second stage is from Victoria all the way to Ketchikan of Alaska, which already started today noon.

Total distance is 750 miles. After start the second stage, let me share some sentences of perm which I found on coast of north California before:

"……
Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me
……"

It’s short, but the more read, the more I like, the more peace in my heart, and I got no fear, because you with me……

Maybe there will be no signal ahead, maybe this is last my post, Wait for me back :):)

BR

Mr. X


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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: June 09, 2024, 10:05:00 AM »
Thank you mark! This late afternoon weather bad, i will stop somewhere in usa side, tomorrow early morning crossing strait to Victoria


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Hi Bluekayak, thank you!

I believe at least i will land at Bella Bella for fresh water where is the waypoint that every racer have to pass there. I guess I will meet some interest and friend local people on the way. I heard most of local fishing boat if meet on the water, they will ask kayak racer whether need something, like water, food……,very kind and friendly


Mr X

In case you change your mind and decide to step on land along the way, there are some tribal peoples along that route who would be interesting to meet up with

One is unfortunately a bit far to the west up at the top of your journey, the Haida Nation

Incredible people and place

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