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    6858 This cool map from the National Hurricane...

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    This cool map from the National Hurricane Center shows the paths all major cyclonic storms 1985 through 2005. Called cyclones in the southern hemisphere, these over ocean storms are termed...
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    9/05/21 Excellent news this evening from...

    9/05/21
    Excellent news this evening from skatzman (Express 27 #0 DIANNE): The Caldor fire missed his home in Myers by the narrowest of margins, 100 yards or less. Steve hopes he and his tabby...
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    No worries PJ. My guess is 50% of the combined...

    No worries PJ. My guess is 50% of the combined YRA and SSS fleet either didn't have enough fuel to motor 8 hours over 2 days, couldn't make the square root of LWL in feet in knots, or both. I...
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    From WILDFLOWER's Ship's Log: Sat.8/28/21 As...

    From WILDFLOWER's Ship's Log:

    Sat.8/28/21
    As I was at Pt. Reyes doing research on Drake's careening site, I was honored being asked to join the Drakes Bay RC, 4 highly experienced Tomales and SF...
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    skatzman and his cat are evacuating the Caldor...

    skatzman and his cat are evacuating the Caldor Fire to Reno as I type this afternoon, Monday, 8/30/21 as are other good sailing friends at Tahoe. Even on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe, all...
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    Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival cancelled....

    Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival cancelled. This just received:

    Dear friends,

    It’s with a heavy heart that despite our best efforts we are cancelling this year’s Wooden Boat Festival. It’s a...
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    Sorry Philpott, but sleddog will not be paddling...

    Sorry Philpott, but sleddog will not be paddling MARK TWAIN in your waters. The NPS doesn't approve launching kayaks in the vicinity and it's a long carry to the beach from the Chimney Rock Parking...
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    Good one, PJ! Macapuno for you. Drake's Cove in...

    Good one, PJ! Macapuno for you. Drake's Cove in Drake's Estero is the correct answer for where Drake and crew set up camp and careened their ship, and yes, the map (painting really) is aligned so...
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    Though Portland State Anthropology Dept. has...

    Though Portland State Anthropology Dept. has promoted Whale Cove, OR., as Francis Drake's likely landing place on the West Coast of N. America in 1579, I remain thoroughly unconvinced. A seaman like...
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    https://www.jibeset.net/rlogin.php Apparently...

    https://www.jibeset.net/rlogin.php

    Apparently you are welcome to race single or doublehanded in fully crewed OYRA races. If both the OYRA and SSS race the same course on the same day, it seems you...
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    Here are two photos of Whale Cove, 9 miles north...

    Here are two photos of Whale Cove, 9 miles north of Newport, OR, where Drake is purported to have landed and careened GOLDEN HIND in June/July 1579 in a "fair and good bay." As you can see, Whale...
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    The marine layer, low cloud, wind, and cool is...

    The marine layer, low cloud, wind, and cool is seaward over the CBC guest dock (space available). However, on the deck just up the gangway, it is sunny, warm, and calm, perfect for napping cats....
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    Promises. The lateness of presentation has led...

    Promises. The lateness of presentation has led to confusion and unfamiliar doublehanders are registering at both YRA and SSS sites.
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    Although, with 5 days to go, there are as yet no...

    Although, with 5 days to go, there are as yet no NOR or SI's for the Drakes Bay rally next weekend, I will make note that the NPS rangers are aware of the arrival and overnighting of a large,...
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    If anyone wonders why Norton Smith won the first...

    If anyone wonders why Norton Smith won the first SHTP in 1978 in his Santa Cruz 27 with no self-steering except sheet to tiller, and handsteering, watch this excellent film. Upstream for 55 days in...
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    After doing some poking, the Transpac YC media...

    After doing some poking, the Transpac YC media rep answered thusly:

    Hi Skip -I did not talk with them myself, but this topic came up in the latest TPYC Board call. Turns out LUCKY's plan was to...
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    Silence. Guessing no one at JIBESET or the Board...

    Silence. Guessing no one at JIBESET or the Board cares....Misunderstandings will continue as multis and monos race together and are scored together despite sailing under dissimilar rating systems. ...
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    Apologies, I spoke too soon. Yesterday, Lee...

    Apologies, I spoke too soon. Yesterday, Lee turned on his left turn signal, assumed a due E course, and will exit the Interstate at Cape Scott, Vancouver Island, destination Port Hardy. Cape Scott is...
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    For Lee Johnson and MORNING STAR's friends from...

    For Lee Johnson and MORNING STAR's friends from Hanalei, Lee is currently 415 miles WNW of his revised destination of Neah Bay, WA. MORNING STAR is running DDW before 20 knots of wind and making...
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    Big boats, maxi budgets, all professional crews,...

    Big boats, maxi budgets, all professional crews, important ocean race. What does it get you?

    Strangely, it recently got two "captains of industry" no where. In the Transpac last month the 72...
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    A recent trip to Los Osos Boatbuilders and...

    A recent trip to Los Osos Boatbuilders and Cathouse found Craig has hanked on Mini-MAGIC's new suit of sails. The main and foresail luff slides even work on the mast track. The standing 1x19...
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    Can someone tell the powers that be the Overall...

    Can someone tell the powers that be the Overall Final Results for the 2021 SHTP are in error. RAINBOW did not win the overall best corrected time, and Cliff would be the first to tell you. This has...
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    Capitola Boat Club Junior Day was quite the...

    Capitola Boat Club Junior Day was quite the success...First, we had a meeting to explain the Rules, that there were no rules, just be safe, use common sense, and if you don't know, ask.

    First,...
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    This boat would be excellent for the 2023...

    This boat would be excellent for the 2023 Singlelhanded Transpac and return, and would be competitive with its 192 rating. Somebody go for it.
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    If you are considering the 2023 Singlehanded...

    If you are considering the 2023 Singlehanded Transpac, it is not too early to begin considering logistics, especially how to get your yacht home.

    Though it means missing out on a potentially...
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