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  1. s/v Pamela will not be volunteering her cockpit...

    s/v Pamela will not be volunteering her cockpit for tea time, nor her dinghy for pickup and delivery. This from Dennis Maggard, who was of such great help in Hanalei Bay in 2018:

    Iím busy back in...
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    I know the answer! Woo hoo! Jackie wins the ice...

    I know the answer! Woo hoo! Jackie wins the ice cream!! But I'll give someone else the chance at glory.

    Hint, see here:

    https://vimeo.com/280102650

    and

    https://vimeo.com/345193212
  3. Thread: What I Saw

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    Little Boats all in a Row

    Sailed back from the Oakland Yacht Club after leaving Dura Mater overnight, and we came upon these little cuties in Potrero Reach:

    https://vimeo.com/393085123
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    That Jonathan. He knows so much about west coast...

    That Jonathan. He knows so much about west coast boats. Heís gonna get fat on all the Marianneís ice cream winnings.
  5. Thread: Seminars

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    2020 SHTP Seminar Reminder

    Tonight (February 19, 2020) at the Oakland Yacht Club:*The Return Trip, by Container ship or Sailor?
    7:30 pm downstairs in the Regatta Room
  6. Thread: Halyard hitch

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    Yes, Tchoup, I will do that. And maybe you'll...

    Yes, Tchoup, I will do that. And maybe you'll bring your little lovely boat. We can compare and contrast the two while eating baked goods. When I get a firm date I'll ask about a Speaker Series for...
  7. Thread: Old Splice

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    Awww, Rick! That's a beautiful splice!

    Awww, Rick! That's a beautiful splice!
  8. Thread: Halyard hitch

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    You will bring her into the bay before settling...

    You will bring her into the bay before settling somewhere else? A preview, a chance to sail under the gate to see how it will feel upon your return? Give your friends a glimpse up close and personal?
  9. Thread: Seminars

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    Hang 20 at E Rudder Race

    https://vimeo.com/391617913
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    This does lend a good deal of legitimacy.

    This does lend a good deal of legitimacy.
  11. The send-off luncheon will be held at the...

    The send-off luncheon will be held at the Corinthian, the cost will be approximately 30% more expensive than in 2018, and there will be no fish N chips. Sorry, Bob. No Burger King, either....
  12. Corinthian Yacht Club and the 2020 Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race

    Yesterday Dura Mater and I sailed over to the Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) to discuss the 2020 SHTP with those generous people. We are, once again, invited to start the race in Raccoon Strait, and our...
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    hahahaha! Thanks, Tom! THAT'S where I want to...

    hahahaha! Thanks, Tom! THAT'S where I want to anchor! Wreck Beach! Good to know about Lopez Point.
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    This from a friend contemplating a cruise down...

    This from a friend contemplating a cruise down the coast:

    "The hidey hole I wish I knew, is Pfeiffer. But I won't go in without a fisherman, or someone like Skip, showing it to me. Knowing...
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    Iíll make some hard tack, add dried cranberries,...

    Iíll make some hard tack, add dried cranberries, bring it to the 3 Bridge awards meeting Wed night.
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    Monsieur, what delicious freeze-dried food is...

    Monsieur, what delicious freeze-dried food is tempting your tastebuds today?
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    Ray Irvine has reminded me that there is no...

    Ray Irvine has reminded me that there is no Burger King in Hanalei Bay.
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    In Hanalei Bay

    Do you know what to expect when you arrive in Hanalei Bay? Well, there are no docks, no slips and no waterside bars. However, after sailing many many miles for many many hours, you will be greeted by...
  19. Thread: Boat plans

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    That is a lovely photo, Lee. Your boy?

    That is a lovely photo, Lee. Your boy?
  20. Number Ten: SURPRISE!

    After spending untold millions on his boat, Mr Scottish Accountant doesn't want to pay the extra $50 charge that tomorrow's registration would incur.

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    The kicker: Greg Nelsen agreed to...
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    David, this is the person who asked, "Don't you...

    David, this is the person who asked, "Don't you want to be JUST A LITTLE miserable?"
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    Corinthian Race 2020

    Dura Mater gets her bottom cleaned every year for this, our favorite race. Last year we got five horns.
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    Philippe, is this still your course? How about...

    Philippe, is this still your course? How about Mac & Cheese? Scones don't have egg or milk products: they last a long time. Yes, Yes. Of course. I'll use dried fruit.

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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...
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