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    Lightspeed is Back!

    My beloved Wylie 39 “Lightspeed” is back and registered for the Three Bridge. She was purchased by Gilles Combrisson of GC Rigging. Gilles has some special plans for both racing and cruising. She was...
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    I know Ben & Bea had/have boat Doxies so I am...

    I know Ben & Bea had/have boat Doxies so I am hopeful my little Cody will like to ride….
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    This thread is going to the dogs…….Santa also...

    This thread is going to the dogs…….Santa also visited Koke Honu…Not sure if this 8 yr old Doxie likes sailing but I am going to give it a try with a warm delta trip and see….Marry Christmas Sailors…....
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    https://youtu.be/lm0zdQSjTt4 Skip, not sure if I...

    https://youtu.be/lm0zdQSjTt4 Skip, not sure if I missed the conversation about Improbable in the forum. Bruce mentions you…Seems like a fascinating boat….Comments?…..Thank…Rick
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    Rafi just posted this...LG3 is upright! Congrats!...

    Rafi just posted this...LG3 is upright! Congrats! https://vimeo.com/560209877
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    Looking Good 3 Capsized

    Many of you know BAMA Rafi who has raced SSS with us for many years. Rafi and crew are home safe but flipped his F28 yesterday coming in for the Farallons Race. Rafi is hoping to right LG3...
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    I agree and float the following: TBF SH/DH the...

    I agree and float the following:
    TBF SH/DH the whole idea is a Fiasco
    Corinthian SH only
    RTR SH only
    Drakes Bay with YRA SSS SH only DH reg in YRA
    Half Moon Bay would like another SH only but...
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    The art of singlehanding sailing may fad away as...

    The art of singlehanding sailing may fad away as Doublehanded takes over singlehanded in SSS. This is a tough SSS decision because the $$ from doublehanded entries pays the bills.

    Larger is not...
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    Safety at Sea 2021

    I see Cliff (Rainbow) is talking in the SHTP forum thread about approval of online Safety at Sea https://shop.ussailing.org/education/safety-at-sea/

    I need to renew my SaS in order to do offshore...
  10. Saw that and a J24 in the Express 27 group. I am...

    Saw that and a J24 in the Express 27 group. I am sailing against a Cal 40 Multihull
  11. Picture of my TBF..I have had better days...6206

    Picture of my TBF..I have had better days...6206
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    Will be interesting to hear of any damage after...

    Will be interesting to hear of any damage after this blows through....RYC SailFlow Pro real time at 2100 43K with 55K gusts...
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    Tie your Kangaroo down

    Looks like some strong winds rolling through tonight. Batten down your hatched if you haven’t already
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    I am going to try and come down tomorrow 1/22 and...

    I am going to try and come down tomorrow 1/22 and get my spinnaker out of its snuffer sock and rolled up on a new Colligo top down furler. If it works as advertised, I hope to get some TBF practice...
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    “like”

    “like”
  16. Thread: 3BF update

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    Ironically going back to the SSS roots. I agree...

    Ironically going back to the SSS roots. I agree with Jonathan still a great value for racers, although the SSS budget will miss a lot of you Express & Moore racers...
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    Mixed feelings on SSS checkin’s. Out the Gate...

    Mixed feelings on SSS checkin’s. Out the Gate SHF, DB & HMB I felt was needed for USCG & to sleep well as Race Chair. In the Bay however, just thinks of how many people sail the Bay unsupervised...
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    Rob, great points. Good to hash this out early as...

    Rob, great points. Good to hash this out early as SSS TBF is not just another race but for many the first intro to shorthanded sailing. I am “assuming” GGYC may be closed or limited occupancy so RC...
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    Joe good job. I just took the SSS survey on...

    Joe good job. I just took the SSS survey on Jibeset. As a former Race Chair I like the idea of using Berkeley Circle as a start and finish for the Three Bridge Fiasco. My thinking is Pro’s, less...
  20. Jackie, I replaced my deck & steaming bulbs with...

    Jackie, I replaced my deck & steaming bulbs with led. All work better than the original. Found everything on Amazon by just entering the existing bulb info but in led form. 5974
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    Sounds like fun going on my calendar! Koke Honu...

    Sounds like fun going on my calendar! Koke Honu is capable of being a shore landing craft if needed. Not sure which hat is older, don’t remember the year we did the long bill hats...Rick
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  22. Thread: What I Saw

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    Chris, Fugu new color looks great. We all need to...

    Chris, Fugu new color looks great. We all need to admit Flash Girl is the king of Red Boats, Gordy Yellow, and Surprise Blue (my favorite color). I have always strongly disagreed with the old boat...
  23. Thread: Chubby Girl

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    Chubby Girl is heading back to BMC. Gallant try...

    Chubby Girl is heading back to BMC. Gallant try but by Wilbur but with multiple failures he made the right call. Wishing a safe return to you Wilbur....
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    For what it’s worth and to close the loop on this...

    For what it’s worth and to close the loop on this thread, my surge brakes mystery was solved. It turns out it was not rusty drums but air in the brake lines.

    If you are familiar with the term,...
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    Good Job Jackie! One trick a marine electrician...

    Good Job Jackie! One trick a marine electrician showed me was to dip the wire tip in Dielectric Grease before crimping or splicing then heat shrink. Works great at keeping corrosion at bay.....
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