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    Yesterday, 08:59 AM
    That is indeed very cool. It puts a bit of a damper on the Singlehanded Tahiti Race I've long envisioned, but a May start could work. Thoughts?
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    09-14-2021, 09:46 AM
    There's only Tom's Race Deck thread about HMB - what a bunch of slackers! How about some stories and photos? How'd you like that flood, that...
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    09-10-2021, 09:54 PM
    Solid report! I am SO BUMMED that as we entered Drake's Bay, I didn't put 2+2 together and motor over to say Hi. I enjoyed meeting you in Ayala...
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    09-06-2021, 11:44 AM
    Wow - great photo Todd!
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    09-06-2021, 10:23 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    It's a date. Sorry you didn't bail out as early as the rest of us. Of course if you'd finished, you'd have made us look like the flakes we are. ...
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    09-04-2021, 10:53 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    While I'm here - You know that gybe under the Gate to head over to the GGYC finish line? Yeah, That One. A remaining item from Skip's List is to...
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    09-04-2021, 10:37 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Elmer* helped build a boat... When I replaced the electric halyard winch, I saved the box that covered the old motor because it was kind of cool. ...
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    09-02-2021, 02:39 PM
    That was above and beyond normal R/C duty - many thanks to all of you!
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    08-30-2021, 11:56 AM
    As a SHTP tradition geek, this is great news to me. Thanks Brian. Speaking of ULDBs, Kyle was helping to double-hand Bloom County this weekend. .
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    08-30-2021, 11:49 AM
    Drake's Bay was Surprise!'s first racing since a Valentine's Day midwinter in Berkeley. As for most boats, Saturday included a bunch of motoring. ...
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    08-27-2021, 12:25 PM
    Note: Another set of everything was just published and now we're back to starting at the GGYC. I think.
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    08-27-2021, 11:43 AM
    Thanks 'Zia. Surprise! is entered under our SSIs, not OYRA's, but now we know they apparently apply to our fleet as well. They could have simply...
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    08-27-2021, 10:59 AM
    The missing chartlet would be nice (three days after Brian pointed it out) but how about just telling us what time to show up! Whomever is doing...
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    08-24-2021, 09:11 AM
    Trying to post from my iFone since we’re out of town… OYRA’s SIs are up on Jibeset (Addendum 7). You can blame Andy Newell and me for the...
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    And then there is today's forecast, which is incomprehensible to me:
    TODAY
    SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
    NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
    PATCHY FOG.
    What does it mean that there are nw swells AND s swells? Hmmm? That is, what would it mean to sailor in a 20' boat?
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    ps I also sail in the Berkeley Friday night beer cans, and there has been some wind out there, too. I'm the only single hander and sometimes I get exasperated by the comments, but it is what it is.
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    Hi, Bob
    I wonder if I can get some advice, please? I just registered my first PLB and plan to go outside the gate for the Half Moon Bay Race on my Cal 20. I sailed out past mile rock once (inadvertently, after being flushed out in the ebb during the Fiasco) and so I know that the bay and the ocean are different. ha ha. Like the whole world was under my hull, heaving up and then down, slowly. But that was then, and this is now. I have located offshore weather reports, so that's one thing. I have a handheld radio and a handheld gps doohickey. I feel fine sailing in the bay with a smaller jib in winds up to 25 knots, so it's not wind that is an unknown to me, it's the waves and "swell" and how those are going to feel that are a bit scary just because I haven't really experienced them yet. Given that I can handle almost anything the bay has handed me (I finished the 2010 Corinthian, in which there was lots of carnage), can you tell me what to expect of the following type information (this is NOAA's forecast for Aug 3)
    WED
    NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
    NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
    Thank you so much, Jackie Philpott Dura Mater
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    I'll bring the splitter to the next SHTP meeting unless you need it before then.

    -jak
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    Re: Downwind Rating --

    Have you looked at the recently revised DW ratings? VALIS (my Pacific Seacraft 44) got much-appreciated adjustment, from 81 to 99. Some boats ratings were unchanged, and I have no idea what the PHRF rating folks are using to calculate the changes (or the base ratings for that matter).
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    Good Morning,

    I would very much appreciate to get your explanation about why my posting regarding emergency rudder issues of yesterday has been ceised. I thought it might be of interest for your readership whats being available on the market in terms of safety at sea today.

    Of course I am aware that Hans Bernwall is considering this as his personal playground, even knowing that we of windpilot are manaufacturing SOS rudder now since decades.

    But while this might be an issue amongst competitors I thought that a forum administration would be able to spread useful information to their readers without restricting information that might be benefitial and important.

    Perhaps I should invite you for a closer examination to our product range... very certainly you may realize which kind of product improvements have been possible at a time where so many competitors standing still during decades.

    Thanks in anticipation for your answer to peter@windpilot.com

    kind regards
    Peter Foerthmann
    www.windpilot.com
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    Hey Bob,

    Sorry, I forgot to send my check in for the dial-in seminar. I thought I had already mailed it. Will do so tonight.

    Adrian
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