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    Dear Lucy, Nancy and I are saddened to hear this...

    Dear Lucy, Nancy and I are saddened to hear this terrible news. We hope you are recovering comfortably and will be okay. Our thoughts are with you and your families and friends. We hope to see...
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    While I may not qualify to participate since the...

    While I may not qualify to participate since the invite specifically invites "backstay flickers" and as a Wylieguy a flicker would a drag and not an assist, here's my guess anyway:

    Ano Nuevo...
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    The way the inverted batten issue is solved on...

    The way the inverted batten issue is solved on "NANCY": Hard on the chocker, hard on the downhaul, flattens the sail. Pop the battens. Let everything go! Then trim. Of course we have less sail...
  4. What''s the deal? Nearly 300 boats sing up and...

    What''s the deal? Nearly 300 boats sing up and only 100 skippers allowed into the meeting?

    When will the Starting Time sheet be published?

    Pat Broderick
    NANCY Wyliecat 30 #28890
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    Rebecca, There are mooring buoys you can rent...

    Rebecca, There are mooring buoys you can rent from the Harbor Master -- if they are not taken. For anchoring, remember the "up" and "down" tide table. Don't get caught with your keel on the bottom...
  6. Thread: Trophies

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    Trophies

    It's nice the SSS Board has decided to spend a few (???) bucks on Hawaii trophies. But there are more local trophies, specifically the Singlehanded HMB trophy, that could use some attention, too. ...
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    About 3 flares. For about $80 bucks you can buy...

    About 3 flares. For about $80 bucks you can buy one of the CG approved electronic "flares" -- and at the cost of 2 or 3 "D" or "C" cells per year meet the requirement. Okay, I agree they don't...
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    Jibeset doesn't make decisions. Decisions are...

    Jibeset doesn't make decisions. Decisions are fed into Jibeset by the Racing Authority, in the case the SSS, and Jibeset simply processes what it's told. It's up to the SSS management to decide who...
  9. Thread: Surprise!

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    On the middle 1980s Sunday afternoon I was...

    On the middle 1980s Sunday afternoon I was working on my Newport 30 in Clipper Y.H. in Sausalito. There was a large "BANG" and I looked up to see pieces of sailboat exploding into the air over in...
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    Safety at Sea Training

    Just discovered my SAS Certificate expired. Now it's USSA's online version. Has anyone taken the USSA SAS course(es)? Any experience hints? Sounds like 4 hours of getting lectured to from the...
  11. Can someone tell me how this Class Division is...

    Can someone tell me how this Class Division is going to work? Because my spinal stenosis is back and I don't think I can sail alone i'm switching to the doublehanded division. I see the combined...
  12. Tom, I don't understand. I entered "NANCY"...

    Tom, I don't understand. I entered "NANCY" (Wyliecat 30) in the singlehanded PHRF division since there were not going to be Wyliecat 30s sailing singlehanded. Now I see I start with both single...
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    Both the YRA and Richmond YC have abandoned the...

    Both the YRA and Richmond YC have abandoned the Southampton Shoals Light Platform as a mark on their courses. Too dangerous with all the piling collapsing and other debris. Instead the Richmond YC...
  14. Slackwater has dozens of starts and finishes on...

    Slackwater has dozens of starts and finishes on his Flickr website. I think this link should get you there. If not, GOOGLE Slackwater and fish around. If this works, pass the word around to...
  15. Thread: 3BF update

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    Okay, after urging folks to sign up for the SSS I...

    Okay, after urging folks to sign up for the SSS I attempted. I also use the SSS as my YRA "yacht club." But I can't find the sign up on Jibeset. Do I have to wait until the 3-Bridge is up? ...
  16. Thread: 3BF update

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    When the 3-Bridge hit 100 entries we wondered how...

    When the 3-Bridge hit 100 entries we wondered how we'd manage the race. The next year almost every boat finished within 15 minutes! I think there were around 125. Terry and I huddled in front of...
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    A technical correction to my post. The CYC used...

    A technical correction to my post. The CYC used TEXT check-ins, not a verbal phone call. Pat B.
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    BAMA, OYRA, & the SSS all require check-ins for...

    BAMA, OYRA, & the SSS all require check-ins for ocean races. OYRA includes a requirement for the number of crew onboard that must match a boat's Jibeset entry number. There is a C.G. requirement to...
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    Before our 2010 PacCup I went thru and replaced...

    Before our 2010 PacCup I went thru and replaced all NANCY's inside-the-hull wiring. A Wyliecat with an outboard is a fairly simple wiring job. I found several wires that were "spliced" together and...
  20. Commodore Balderrama, I host a weekly 7:00 -...

    Commodore Balderrama,
    I host a weekly 7:00 - 8:30 Zoom meeting so am unable to attend the SSS meeting tomorrow. What catches my eye is the old business item: race registration software...
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    Amen for Gabapentin! 1 a day, every morning. ...

    Amen for Gabapentin! 1 a day, every morning. And several in my pocket "pharmacy." Just a day on the Bay (yesterday's delayed CYC Fall Series Race for instance) and by the time I'm in the parking...
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    Coming back on the 2009 LongPac Michael and I...

    Coming back on the 2009 LongPac Michael and I passed just N of the N. Farallon, actually between Noonday Rock and the vertical slabs. Just at dusk. Maybe making 3 or 4 knots. It was magic, but not...
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    I've done the "Gulf of the Farallones Triangle"...

    I've done the "Gulf of the Farallones Triangle" several times over the decades. Day #1 SF to Drakes Bay. Day #2 Drakes Bay to HMB via the S.E. Farallon Island. Day #3 HMB to SF. The Drakes Bay to...
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    Before considering the Vallejo Municipal Marina,...

    Before considering the Vallejo Municipal Marina, I suggest a close look at water depths. Someone at the VYC probably knows. Some VYC members keep their boats there. The last time I tried the "new"...
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    Great story, wonderful video, very nice photos. Congrats on your finish(es). You earned any pickle dishes the SSS decides should adorn your mantel.

    There's been a Westsail at KKMI tied up...
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