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    That's a nice photo of Synthia and Rreveur. Now...

    That's a nice photo of Synthia and Rreveur. Now tell us the story of the 1979 Fastnet race. Please?
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    Very sad. No picture of Rreveur?

    Very sad. No picture of Rreveur?
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    about that bilge pump

    Tom Patterson offered advice at a distance, he won't let me try that old trick again. Reminded me to follow the wires. What did they look like when I cut them? Maybe something was stuck inside which...
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    Steve Katzman has one of those. Itís faded and...

    Steve Katzman has one of those. Itís faded and ripped and twenty years old but he defends it fiercely. It also has lots of pockets for snacks and radio etc
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    Dave is a gentleman. He hesitated when I asked...

    Dave is a gentleman. He hesitated when I asked him to clip me in. Once the jacket inflates it is difficult to reach down there. It felt rude to ask him to adjust my crotch straps.
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    Safety Equipment Personal 3.1.1 "If the life...

    Safety Equipment Personal 3.1.1 "If the life jacket is inflatable, it shall be regularly checked for air retention." Looked at my life jacket canister and it was RED! Drove to West Marine/Richmond...
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    Oh, gosh. Look what I found

    https://vimeo.com/343296582
  9. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    wonderful videos, Nathalie! And scary ORANGE...

    wonderful videos, Nathalie! And scary ORANGE FAST! Staying focused for those long periods of time under those conditions required enormous discipline. Most impressive. Thank you for posting here, our...
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    1978 Photos from George Sigler

    Got a fed ex delivery yesterday from George Sigler. These are all from the first SSS Transpacific Yacht Race, all taken in Hanalei Bay. Maybe somebody can identify the boats and people for us?
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    They only have 6 person life rafts at this time....

    They only have 6 person life rafts at this time. Sal's called me back, found my reservation. New person on the desk :-) Glad to hear David had a raft for you, Alan.
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    okay now I'm confused. Does anyone else have one...

    okay now I'm confused. Does anyone else have one I can rent? Maybe a nice light one like David's? I just called Sal's and they can't find my reservation (made by Vicente). My Coleman keeps going flat...
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    waypoint: 126/40

    Okay, I've got this down. I've charted my course and it is 217.94 nm from my house here in N Oakland.

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    No worries, Philippe! We're all set. Race Committee, can you see us now?
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    Great. Thanks, Greg. I'm pairing with my chart...

    Great. Thanks, Greg. I'm pairing with my chart plotter (yes, I have one of those) and Garmin will allow me to download a map section. Among the options of NOAA offshore charts are North Pacific Ocean...
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    and the inside is orange, too!

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    Question 2

    My borrowed In-Reach manual advises me that I can have weather forecasts delivered to me. This would please my Tactician. Is this legal? No mention in the LongPac Communication Plan. Can't tell. My...
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    I'm thinking that others may have the same dumb...

    I'm thinking that others may have the same dumb questions as do I, but that they will mumble to each other instead of asking, so I will ask my questions here and save them the trouble. Or maybe they...
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    Um. From Sals. What happened?

    Um. From Sals. What happened?
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    Something borrowed, something new

    Hi, Rob! So glad you could join us. Okay, I'll look around for orange paint. I don't know if you have watched the R2AK, but everyone on Shut up and Drive wore orange, and they had orange bicycle tape...
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    Here, from the Victoria to Vancouver (V2V) ferry,...

    Here, from the Victoria to Vancouver (V2V) ferry, is a video of the delicious start

    https://vimeo.com/342529963
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    I just call Matt. Is that wrong of me? Matt?

    I just call Matt. Is that wrong of me? Matt?
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    hahaha! Thank you! You are the best.

    hahaha! Thank you! You are the best.
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    In preparation for the LongPac Dura Mater senses...

    In preparation for the LongPac Dura Mater senses the stress of preparation. Unwittingly she has become the source of great trepidation. Why? Because of all these emails from the authorities. Such...
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    Team Given' the Horns

    In Port Townsend, days before the start of the race, the small boat harbor was bucolic. I walked over to see if Mr Pelagic was still around, confirming that the software in his customers' autopilots...
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