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    Brad Belleville s/v Encore stayed home in the...

    Brad Belleville s/v Encore stayed home in the Santa Cruz mountains instead of doing the Fiasco. He asked me how my day went and was surprised to learn that I only ate one chocolate bar of the seven I...
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    Lots of time to take photos out there on...

    Lots of time to take photos out there on Saturday, so I did. Two boats hugging the shoreline just behind Dura Mater on the way to Blackaller here:

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    No, not the leeward mark:

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    Hope...
  3. Oh, my! Two new boats in one day. This is almost...

    Oh, my! Two new boats in one day. This is almost too exciting. That brings the number to 9 (count 'em, NINE) sailors we'll have to scoop up in Hanalei Bay. This summer everyone will be greeted by the...
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    Dura Mater and I enjoyed our day together. And it...

    Dura Mater and I enjoyed our day together. And it was a long day. Once again we were on the wrong side of the start line at our start time. My fault, not hers.

    Our only hope was to raise the...
  5. Thread: Seminars

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    The Return Trip: By Container or Sailor?

    2020 SHTP Seminar: The Return Trip

    Yes, yes. The Fiasco is behind us and now it’s time to have the next Seminar in preparation for the 2020 Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race.

    Questions to...
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    hahaha. That is just silly. I'll talk to them.

    hahaha. That is just silly. I'll talk to them.
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    Founder of the Three Bridge Fiasco

    An email from Ants Uiga suggests that Brendan Huffman, # 7 of the sailors registered for the 2020 Race, may be the nephew of Jerry Huffman.

    Jerry is a Singlehanded Transpacific Race recidivist...
  8. And our newest contestant, from Sunny Southern California is ....

    And you thought we would only have six. No! We have SEVEN!


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    Very nice. Is that the Piratess room?

    Very nice. Is that the Piratess room?
  10. Thread: 2020 Fiasco

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    Rick and Pat & Co, when you bought your zippy...

    Rick and Pat & Co, when you bought your zippy boats you must’ve known they’d come for you! If you don’t wanna play w the pirahnas buy a slow fat boat and meet up a little later at Blackaller. That’s...
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    Dry storage for sailboats?

    Greetings.

    I met a number of boats in the north that, as they trend south in the coming months/years, are looking for a place to store their boats *on the hard* for the winter. And so I often now...
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    Anchoring? Visiting? Official SSS mai tai?

    Anchoring? Visiting? Official SSS mai tai?
  13. Thread: 2020 Fiasco

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    2020 Fiasco

    Last Saturday after the E Rudder Race I walked up to the RYC bar from Dura Mater to see if anything exciting happens up there when I’m not usually around. Except for Sonja behind the bar the place...
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    Uh Brilliant! Oh, I mean, too bad. Maybe now you...

    Uh
    Brilliant! Oh, I mean, too bad. Maybe now you have time to 1) provision 2) prepare 3) leave w the SSS Transpac fleet, 4) re- provision in Hanalei Bay without disembarking. ?
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    That is a truly splendid story, Skip! Maybe...

    That is a truly splendid story, Skip! Maybe include it in the “Skip in France” chapter of your book. I forget its title. “Not An Ordinary Story”? Sailing is truly its own compact world. Thanks again...
  16. Thread: Seminars

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    Here is Michael Chammout, FINALLY wearing his...

    Here is Michael Chammout, FINALLY wearing his well deserved Long Pac jacket, which went through seven people in its journey to him. Thank you, Michael, for driving me around the course for video...
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    Will knows that he needs to get right down on his...

    Will knows that he needs to get right down on his hands and knees. What percentage of their time do singlehanders spend peering down at their bilges? Does Sea Wisdom's bilge hold pinot noir or a...
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    Very exciting news, Monsieur Jamotte! I'm getting...

    Very exciting news, Monsieur Jamotte! I'm getting excited. As we discussed, maybe sailors coming back up the coast from the San Diego - Ensenada race at about the time Changabang arrives thataway?
  19. Thread: Seminars

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    Hi, Vilhauer What is your first name? It'll be...

    Hi, Vilhauer
    What is your first name? It'll be good to put names (or forum names, anyway) to faces on Saturday. Regarding finish times: I am sorry, but I just don't know the answer to that. We've...
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    On-The-Water Emergency Rudder Seminar: January 11, 2019

    If you plan to come to the On-The-Water Emergency Rudder Seminar at the Richmond Yacht Club this Saturday, January 11, that's terrific! If you are coming by landyacht, come a bit early to catch a...
  21. Winner of everything LongPac, here is Falk...

    Winner of everything LongPac, here is Falk Meissner, registered for the 2020 Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race:

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    Randall Reeves: An Interview ABOUT Moli

    Whether or not you followed Randall as avidly as I did, there's a lot of great information here about singlehanding in Big Seas.

    https://vimeo.com/383136199

    Lots of technical stuff,...
  23. Thread: Surprise!

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    Seriously, Bob? Pinot noir in the bilge?

    Seriously, Bob? Pinot noir in the bilge?
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    2020 Three Bridge Fiasco

    The Fiasco is coming up fast. What is your strategy?

    Here is a site with 2020 currents at the Gate, thanks to Ed Corbett, computer science professor and sailor. Save it. You'll need it.
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    Woo hoo! Great story! You see that we have a...

    Woo hoo! Great story! You see that we have a Santa Cruz 27 signed up for The Race? The fella who rides ... er, sails her lives on Rattlesnake Lane in Missoula, Montana. What’s that truck advertising...
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