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    A small voyage in small craft with best friends...

    A small voyage in small craft with best friends in delightful wind and weather is certainly God's gift to sailors.

    C, V, A, and myself, members of the Morro Bay Schooner Association and the...
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    At 0800 this Monday morning, Randall is 426 miles...

    At 0800 this Monday morning, Randall is 426 miles north of Pt. Reyes, ambling along at 4-5 knots.
    That's 3 days to his apparent penultimate anchorage, the backstage waiting room at Drakes Bay.
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    ! ! At 16 I was working a summer job at Watts...

    ! !

    At 16 I was working a summer job at Watts Sails cutting out sail bags with a hot knife, when, bright and early Monday morning, in walks Fred Smales. In those days, colored spinnakers were not...
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    At 3 pm, today, Saturday, October 5, by AIS...

    At 3 pm, today, Saturday, October 5, by AIS locator measurement, Randall is 572 nm from the finish of his Figure 8 Voyage when he sails under the Golden Gate, Noon on Saturday, Oct. 19th.

    Thats 14...
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    Good friend Capt. Bob is a connoisseur of dinghy...

    Good friend Capt. Bob is a connoisseur of dinghy docks. On a recent vacation to the California Coast, Bob found four dinghy docks of note: Catalina Isthmus, Cat Harbor, Monterey, and Sausalito.
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    "Fools errand" is correct. In 2018 SHTP DOUBLE...

    "Fools errand" is correct. In 2018 SHTP DOUBLE EXPRESSO would have been second by ~ 6+ hours had not the leader (and ultimate second place) broken and spent considerable time hove to, going slowly,...
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    Sad news from the Village of Yelapa, 15 miles...

    Sad news from the Village of Yelapa, 15 miles southwest of Puerto Vallarta, on Banderas Bay. The recent passage of Tropical Storm Narda brought heavy rains and 100 year flooding that damaged or...
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    "Corinthianism," meaning only amateurs could...

    "Corinthianism," meaning only amateurs could race, ruled the waves from post WWII to the early 1990's. Even at the top of my game in the 1960's-80's, it was illegal to be a "professional" and get...
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    You're on. 4761 Thanks to Capt. Bob for...

    You're on.

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    Thanks to Capt. Bob for taking time out from lunch at the St. Francis Y.C and shooting ALMA through the dining room window.

    Can they tack ALMA in time to avoid splintering...
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    Most SSS sailors know SF Bay like the back of...

    Most SSS sailors know SF Bay like the back of their hand and enjoy it's many moods and vistas. But have you ever starboard tacked the St.Francis Yacht Club dining room patrons with a Tweener set from...
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    Beginning with BobJ, congrats to all for...

    Beginning with BobJ, congrats to all for recognizing part of HEDGEHOG's simple and efficient outgrabber. Notice I did not say "as used on a spinnaker." Just "can increase off the wind speed...
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    1330 Update from HEDGEHOG: David's been burning...

    1330 Update from HEDGEHOG: David's been burning up the miles northbound with heavy kite. Now abeam Pt. San Pedro, 54 miles from Santa Cruz, averaging 9 knots in 27 knots of wind from the South.
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    After a pleasant dinner ashore during our two day...

    After a pleasant dinner ashore during our two day heatwave, HEDGEHOG departed Santa Cruz enroute Alameda this morning, Thursday, @0400, with a forecast of SE winds, 12-15. Imagine his surprise to...
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    If I hadn't of read it here, I wouldn't have...

    If I hadn't of read it here, I wouldn't have believed my eyes. Philpot at an Ole Miss football game holding a confederate flag, zooming around a lake on a speedboat, and sitting pretty in a...
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    Walrus 1 Russian Navy 0 Walrus sinks...

    Walrus 1 Russian Navy 0

    Walrus sinks Russian Navy boat in the Arctic Ocean

    A walrus attacked and sunk a Russian Navy landing boat in the Arctic Ocean last week, with no one hurt in the...
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    Hi Marsha, In your first attempt you have...

    Hi Marsha,
    In your first attempt you have answered all 3 quiz questions correctly and win the Marianne's Macapuno icecream with ripe, organic, farmers market peaches during your upcoming stay at...
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    Not for the faint of heart, this 30 minute...

    Not for the faint of heart, this 30 minute documentary filmed in Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas, during recent Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian shows why cement buildings were blown down..

    Go to 10 minute...
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    Unexpected excitement on the CBC AIS screen this...

    Unexpected excitement on the CBC AIS screen this afternoon. Here comes HEDGEHOG down the Coast on a speed run/shakedown from SF to Santa Cruz. Intentions unclear: 1) claim his trivia award...
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    For those not racing in the Vallejo1, Randall is...

    For those not racing in the Vallejo1, Randall is scheduled to sail under the GG Sat. Oct.19 finishing his singlehanded Figure 8 Voyage around the world. MOLI is currently approaching Dutch Harbor,...
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    For as long as I can remember marine hardware...

    For as long as I can remember marine hardware stores have been taking sailors for suckers and selling faux owls to mount on the yacht to ward off offending birds. 60 years later, West Marine is...
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    4738 Reminds me of the SHTP skipper...

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    Reminds me of the SHTP skipper arriving at the Hanalei finish with a lawn mower strapped to his mast. When asked "what's with the lawn mower?," he answered, "gotta make some bucks for my...
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    Hi Ants, Well, you got 2 out of 3...

    Hi Ants,
    Well, you got 2 out of 3 right....but no "winner, winner, chicken dinner" for you.
    I'll give everyone a hint, and maybe Marsha can win the quiz for your upcoming visit.
    Ants got #1...
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    Hi David, Good guesses, all. However none...

    Hi David,
    Good guesses, all. However none of you answers are correct.
    I don't want the Macapuno to melt or be consumed in advance...step right up and give this quiz your best shot. S/C...
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    This is a challenging, 3 part, quiz with the...

    This is a challenging, 3 part, quiz with the prize of Marianne's Macapuno icecream over organic peaches and a gift bag of ripe, home grown tomatoes at CBC to the first person to answer all 3...
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    I could write a book on black bear encounters in...

    I could write a book on black bear encounters in the Sierra.

    1) Above treeline, and without a branch in sight to hang my trusty Kelty, I climbed into my sleeping bag and put my head on the...
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