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    This boat would be excellent for the 2023...

    This boat would be excellent for the 2023 Singlelhanded Transpac and return, and would be competitive with its 192 rating. Somebody go for it.
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    If you are considering the 2023 Singlehanded...

    If you are considering the 2023 Singlehanded Transpac, it is not too early to begin considering logistics, especially how to get your yacht home.

    Though it means missing out on a potentially...
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    6767 Sleddog paddlin' MADELINE outbound at...

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    Sleddog paddlin' MADELINE outbound at 0715 this morning. Thanks to Rainer for the photos.

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    Good news. After being apprised of the illegality...

    Good news. After being apprised of the illegality of using second generation anti-coagulant on RYC property, RYC management has done the right thing and advised ORKIN to remove their approximate 10...
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    Hi Dreamers, The current Catch 22 would be...

    Hi Dreamers,

    The current Catch 22 would be humorous if it weren't so potentially deadly for RYC's neighbors of hawks, owls, feral cats, fox, coyote, and "Lee" and "Eileen" the resident osprey. ...
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    Not sure about Windy saying 35-40. Though gale...

    Not sure about Windy saying 35-40. Though gale force can often be encountered in Gale Alley, looks more like N16 knots at BUFFALO's position, pleasant reaching conditions.
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    A nice video tells part of the story here: ...

    A nice video tells part of the story here: https://www.facebook.com/will.wl.lee/videos/2305427562923690
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    Hi Jonathan, Could you get hold of me at...

    Hi Jonathan,
    Could you get hold of me at your convenience, 831-475-0278? I have run into a roadblock with RYC manager who claims the rat poison bait boxes are "effective and safe for...
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    You've heard the legend. Right from the...

    You've heard the legend. Right from the beginning in the summer of 1978, the Singlehanded Transpac became a do-it-yourself, all volunteer project. And we've never looked back. It was 43 years ago...
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    One hopes Jamie will be choosing to turn East,...

    One hopes Jamie will be choosing to turn East, not West, or his return passage is going to be much extended. :confused:
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    6739 What??? Just watched the 72 foot LUCKY...

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    What??? Just watched the 72 foot LUCKY go from 20 knots to 1.7 knots on the live Transpac tracker. LUCKY is about 30 miles upwind of the Diamond Head finish. Breeze in "ON" in the Molokai...
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    6738 Synderella (Synthia) and two dogs visited...

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    Synderella (Synthia) and two dogs visited CBC yesterday where Port Captain Spruit and myself helped celebrate her birthday with pizza, Macapuno icecream with blueberries, and chocolate cake....
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    Chicken skin this morning as Cecil Rossi's Farr...

    Chicken skin this morning as Cecil Rossi's Farr 57 HO'OKOLOHE sailed out of the sunrise and finished second boat for boat behind PYEWACKET, who came in under full moon at 2:53 a.m., sailing at 20...
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    Can anyone comment of the current disposition of...

    Can anyone comment of the current disposition of SEA WISDOM, and what failed in her steering in the recent SHTP? There's an ongoing story there we haven't heard. Friends in a sister-ship also...
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    I might as well bring an ice chest full of...

    I might as well bring an ice chest full of Marianne's icecream and other treats to SURPRISE! for all the trivia quiz prizes BobJ is owed. Once again, he has hit the nail on the head: All 6 answers...
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    For a bowl of Marianne's Old Thyme Vanilla ice...

    For a bowl of Marianne's Old Thyme Vanilla ice cream with organic blueberries and strawberries, what do these two PYEWACKETs have in common? (Must name all commonalities)

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    6725 Pt. Richmond and Brickyard Cove, though...

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    Pt. Richmond and Brickyard Cove, though in an urban setting, are blessed to have hawks soaring overhead, osprey families making new homes on the waterfront, owls nesting in the hills behind...
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    DENALI 3, a Ker 46 from Michigan, looks like a...

    DENALI 3, a Ker 46 from Michigan, looks like a nice boat, and yesterday led off the start line in her division in the Los Angeles to Honolulu Transpac.

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    12 minutes later, without any...
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    All Aboard! SIREN and SHARK ON BLUEGRASS about...

    All Aboard! SIREN and SHARK ON BLUEGRASS about to be headed home tonight at 20 knots.

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    The blue stern is TEAM OCEAN SHEROES which 4 women recently rowed 2,084 nm from San Francisco to...
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    Back in the Harbor, I pass several coffee club...

    Back in the Harbor, I pass several coffee club denizens on the breakwater rocks, Rainer and Howard, feeding pigeons and gulls. Rainer, now retired, has the distinguished badge of having painted...
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    Paddelin' Madelin', my 8.5 foot Kiwi Kayak, out...

    Paddelin' Madelin', my 8.5 foot Kiwi Kayak, out the Santa Cruz Harbor, never ceases to give entertainment.To starboard as I leave the dinghy launch ramp at F dock, is a collection of wildly diverse...
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    The first wave of 40 and 50 footers started the...

    The first wave of 40 and 50 footers started the other Transpac yesterday, enroute from San Pedro to Honolulu. At the skipper's briefing, veteran NOAA weather forecaster Joe Sienkiewicz noted "the...
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    Hi Bob, Though I haven't used it recently,...

    Hi Bob,
    Though I haven't used it recently, we used to have good luck with dry ice supplementing regular ice and the box staying cold for 9-10 days if it wasn't opened but 2-3 times/day and had...
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    Update: it took nearly a full day aloft "bull...

    Update: it took nearly a full day aloft "bull riding" in the sun to cut off HULA's wrapped spinny in 18" sections without damaging the furled jib underneath. Nearby, NORTHERN STAR's wrap remains...
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    6621 Not the SHTP Halfway Barge. Rather a...

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    Not the SHTP Halfway Barge. Rather a containership "rendering assistance" July 5th as requested by the 27' wooden yawl TANGO (father, son) who were short of food, water, and fuel after 21...
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