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    I'd be interested in a CYC Short-handed Division,...

    I'd be interested in a CYC Short-handed Division, too. Pat B. "NANCY"
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    2007 Wyliecat 30 For Sale

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    2007 Wyliecat 30 - $95,000. Over $30,00 invested last year. $8.500 for new engine Feb. 2018. Located at Big Island, Hawaii. Contact: Tim Valley, Certified Marine Surveyor: eight-0-eight ...
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    Although "NANCY" carries In-date offshore racing...

    Although "NANCY" carries In-date offshore racing compliant rockets, hand flares, and smokes, I bought one of the floating red things a few years ago. I keep it at the top of my signal kit, so I don't...
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    Sled, It isn't so much that the mainsheet...

    Sled, It isn't so much that the mainsheet (which is doubled and nearly 30' long on a running jibe) catches. It's more that the mainsheet drags down on the top safety line with standard stanchions...
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    "Simple's" definition is complex. On "NANCY"...

    "Simple's" definition is complex. On "NANCY" there are: (1) a double-ended mainsheet, (2) a double-ended "choker"), (3) a sail halyard, (4) a "boom vang" (although it 's not a vang), (5) a...
  6. Thread: Surprise!

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    With the possibility of having only 1 sail, I...

    With the possibility of having only 1 sail, I could get jealous. Pat ;-)
  7. It appears Hedgehog is returning. I thought...

    It appears Hedgehog is returning. I thought about it, but I'll cleaning gutters, blowing leaves off the roof, raking leaves in the yard, and getting ready for the first rain (hopefully) of the...
  8. It appears 3 boats have started the Rally to the...

    It appears 3 boats have started the Rally to the Light. These shots from the StFYC WebCam are not very clear, but I think they show the boats headed for the Gate. Dark hull, while hulll, and a 3rd...
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    Nice to see Ed R. And good to see he's still in...

    Nice to see Ed R. And good to see he's still in the family wood-working field. Ed was very important to the SSS in many ways, especially as a cheer-leader during races. We sailed in the same...
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    Check out San Diego Boat Movers. They have a...

    Check out San Diego Boat Movers. They have a "deadhead" truck coming from the Gulf Coast to California.
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    It can be done, but you'd have to get permits...

    It can be done, but you'd have to get permits from 4 states, meet 4 states' regulations, etc. Daytime driving only - dawn to dusk? There might be a driving license requirement, too. I'm assuming...
  12. Ed Ruzsel's name reminds me of how he led the VHF...

    Ed Ruzsel's name reminds me of how he led the VHF cheerleading on LongPacs, Farallones, and other races. There was lots of friendly chatter and joking. Most skippers knew each other from attending...
  13. I left Santa Rosa at 4:30 yesterday afternoon and...

    I left Santa Rosa at 4:30 yesterday afternoon and arrived in Alameda almost 2-1/2 hours later last night. It's about 70 statute miles. And the Richmond Bridge was flowing okay with its 3rd East...
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    Bob, Thanks. I'd really appreciate that and...

    Bob, Thanks. I'd really appreciate that and will see to it that the winners are brought up to date on both trophies. When I was the trophy guy it was always difficult getting them back, especially...
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    Half Moon Bay Singlehanded Trophy

    The Half Moon Bay Singlehanded Trophy has been missing for at least 2 years. I'm trying to track it down for personal reasons: I've won it the last 2 years. I'd like to spend some time with it...
  16. I know I'm an "old" member and that things and...

    I know I'm an "old" member and that things and methods of communication change, so here are some thoughts, tempted through that filter & some thoughts about today..
    1) The idea of giving t-shirts...
  17. I think this is an issue to large to solve on...

    I think this is an issue to large to solve on this web page. It's actually also an issue for yacht clubs and other similar organizations, too. When I was SSS Secretary I typed up a newsletter...
  18. Thread: Vallejo 1-2

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    Thank you to all the race volunteers (and to Rob...

    Thank you to all the race volunteers (and to Rob for his boat). You made the Vallejo weekend one of best I can remember. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into running this, and all,...
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    I think I've discussed this before, but my aging...

    I think I've discussed this before, but my aging mind can't remember for sure. Peter kept his boat in Sausalito and sailed the SYC beer cans. I sailed against him in my Newport 30 & crewed with him...
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    You'll find Matt "crusty" - but I, along with...

    You'll find Matt "crusty" - but I, along with several good sailing friends, think it's more colorful than intimidating. San Rafael is laid back and pretty much do it yourself or get someone like...
  21. Thread: Sss raid

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    Ants, I have the same problem with this capsize...

    Ants, I have the same problem with this capsize video as I have with the SAS "jump off the dock/into the pool" exercise. Of testing the emergency rudder on SF Bay. None of them offers what is...
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    I encountered ASPEN coming thru the fog under the...

    I encountered ASPEN coming thru the fog under the GG Bridge yesterday just before noon and tacked away so they wouldn't see how worn off my CF #s are and to avoid any possible right-of-way questions....
  23. Is the trailer still available? Pat Broderick

    Is the trailer still available? Pat Broderick
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    A special thanks to the SSS race folks for...

    A special thanks to the SSS race folks for enabling me to participate in one of the most interesting HMB Races in recent memory. It was all fun, including the foggy mix-master at Lands End (in...
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    I wondered about sharp edges, too. When I...

    I wondered about sharp edges, too. When I punched a hole at the waterline in the bow of my Tuna, one of the crew cut his hand rather badly on one of the sharp edges as he stuffed things through the...
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