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    Congratulations, Chad! What is her name? Looks...

    Congratulations, Chad! What is her name? Looks like two Hobie 33s have done the race. Tease in 2002 @ 14:07:12:10 and Space Cowboy in 2000, DNF. From what I have read, it might be awhile for that...
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    It's too late for you now ... 5608 You...

    It's too late for you now ...

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    You have fallen down the rabbit hole. Oh, Electrician Magician, what have you wrought?
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    What? A windvane? You must have strengthened your...

    What? A windvane? You must have strengthened your transom before leaving? This surely is not the Navik that threatened to tear off Wildflower's back end last time? Remember when you and Wildflower II...
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    Fourth of July 2020 in Monterey

    Arrived yesterday to find signs at entrances to Monterey beaches read "Beaches closed July 4 and 5th". This morning the number "3" had been added to every sign, indicating that the beaches were...
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    Wildflower, Wildflower, this is Dura Mater. Do...

    Wildflower, Wildflower, this is Dura Mater. Do you read me? I'm in the bay but have learned how to change my masthead antenna from LO to HI. Finally.

    Do you see Rainbow in your rear view mirror?...
  6. Will Lee s/v Sea Wisdom, was late to the start of...

    Will Lee s/v Sea Wisdom, was late to the start of the 2020 Singlehanded Farallones race, and almost a full week late to finish. Here he is on Sea Wisdom, on his approach to the islands

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    Excellent news on all counts, Skip!

    Excellent news on all counts, Skip!
  9. Thanks, Brian. It will probably look like...

    Thanks, Brian. It will probably look like Daniel's finish. I must say, though, whatever lights he had on masthead could be seen all the way from the bridge.
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    photo, please! Gotta know what all these fellas...

    photo, please! Gotta know what all these fellas are racing against. Do you enjoy ice cream aboard, ala Green Buffalo? Over the weekend I spoke with Steve Saul, who said that his boat was referred to...
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    What kind of boat is Patience? We gotta know that.

    What kind of boat is Patience? We gotta know that.
  12. Video of Finishes in order of appearance and dishevelment

    I took 65 short little videos, small enough to send over email. Then I realized that I would have to send out emails to a lot of people, all of you, and that would require a lot of cutting and...
  13. 2020 Singlehanded Farallones - Your excuses here:

    Dura Mater and I got wet motoring over to the start, then the slugs fell out of the mast slot when I tried to shake out the reef at the start. Got out the gate well enough, and turned the wrong way....
  14. Excellent, coherent reasoning and I appreciate...

    Excellent, coherent reasoning and I appreciate your effort, Tom. Thank you!
  15. I'm pleased that we're moving forward. Thank you!

    I'm pleased that we're moving forward. Thank you!
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    Farallones Race June 27, 2020

    It's a secret. Register on Jibeset.
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    Copy that. Dura Mater standing by. With chocolate...

    Copy that. Dura Mater standing by. With chocolate

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    In Estonia?

    In Estonia?
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    That is the best description of a boat I've ever...

    That is the best description of a boat I've ever read! Totally transparent. Especially important: "Up-sized standing rigging". Yeah. And your use of space is brilliant! I have gotten lots of good...
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    Oh, Foolish! For awhile there you thought me very...

    Oh, Foolish! For awhile there you thought me very erudite. I will change the attribution so no one is deceived. It is such a wonderful little essay I was compelled to share it.

    I received several...
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    What I Read

    E.B White was an editor at The New Yorker Magazine, and the author of several children's books: Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan. He was also a sailor. He wrote this essay...
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    Philippe's in town with Changabang at the Sugar...

    Philippe's in town with Changabang at the Sugar Dock in Richmond. That's a powerful boat with lots of ... well, everything looked complicated. I delivered peanut butter cookies and helped with some...
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    Lots of people out sailing Sunday. Coming back in...

    Lots of people out sailing Sunday. Coming back in from the city front I saw Robert Johnston sail past on Surprise! I tried to catch up, honestly, but it was impossible. This must've been why:
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    My compass may, indeed, have three lights. Having...

    My compass may, indeed, have three lights. Having not uncovered it since the Electrician Magician installed it, I am unable to brag about that at this time. My my, aren't we all bored? I see that...
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    My compass is bigger. Course you'll never see it...

    My compass is bigger. Course you'll never see it because I keep it covered so as not to get it wet or dusty. Will you throw caution to the wind and uncover Zeus?
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