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    The fleet is in: 23 Moore 24's are in town...

    The fleet is in: 23 Moore 24's are in town sailing their National Championship off Santa Cruz. 2 races starting today at 1 PM, 3 tomorrow Saturday, and 2 on Sunday. Good to see long time friend Mark...
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    A fascinating CCA Zoom seminar last evening...

    A fascinating CCA Zoom seminar last evening attended by Safety at Sea luminaries and readers of this Forum covered the subject of containers falling off ships, why, and what happens to them. The...
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    I second Lee's suggestion..there's a supermarket...

    I second Lee's suggestion..there's a supermarket a short walk. Unlike most of the rest of SF Bay, the water at Marina Village can be warm enough in mid-June to dive your bottom without a wetsuit. Be...
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    5/03/21 Good news: The Santa Cruz Harbor...

    5/03/21

    Good news: The Santa Cruz Harbor dredge is being decommisioned for the season as the federally mandated depths in the breakwater channel have been achieved in time for the Moore-24...
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    With 49 days to launch, looks like 16 entries...

    With 49 days to launch, looks like 16 entries remain. A major challenge to race the SHTP, often underestimated, is to physically cross the start line. Fingers crossed, but if history is any guide,...
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    Whether passagemaking nearshore of off soundings,...

    Whether passagemaking nearshore of off soundings, Whitall Stokes (RAGNAR on this Forum) has written an informative and comprehensive account of his attempted non-stop voyage around the World on the...
  7. Thread: Thank you

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    6443 Photo by PHILPOTT Thank...

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    Photo by PHILPOTT

    Thank goodness no bodily injury.
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    This hi-jacking of my trivia, of which I...

    This hi-jacking of my trivia, of which I wholeheartedly approve, brings up an existential question: can I enter Bob's trivia, although I don't want Bob's prize. I promise: I do not know the answer!...
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    SSS of SF Bay sailors would be forgiven for not...

    SSS of SF Bay sailors would be forgiven for not remembering today, Friday, April 23, 2021, is the 151st birthday of "blown to glory" one of your favorite rounding marks, Blossom Rock, in a huge...
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    The Eastern Box Turtle in the photo up thread had...

    The Eastern Box Turtle in the photo up thread had crawled out of the forest and was in the middle of Scraggy Neck Rd. in Cataumet, MA, on Buzzards Bay several years ago. Possibly in search of a...
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    EVER GIVEN is aground again in Suez Canal...

    EVER GIVEN is aground again in Suez Canal ....aground on shoals of insurance claims. And we thought Transpac racing had insurance trouble. Anyone got $960 million to bail out the EVER GIVEN? No? ...
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    6433 6434 Lost and Found ..... Crossing the...

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    Lost and Found ..... Crossing the road. Not a pet!
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    Thank you AlanH for sharing this. In the big...

    Thank you AlanH for sharing this. In the big picture, this is an inspirational and educational story for all...stress makes us crazy. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you on the water and in the...
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    With 59 days to the SHTP start, happy to see the...

    With 59 days to the SHTP start, happy to see the 2021 SHTP SER's (Safety Equipment Requirements) posted to Jibeset yesterday. Goodness knows the result if an entrant attempted to schedule a haulout...
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    Rudder looks like an easy repair, yes? If the...

    Rudder looks like an easy repair, yes? If the stanchions or bases needing welding, they'll likely rust. Yes? Tell Ruben "Hi."

    I've been cleaning the garage and found enough old climbing equipment...
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    Few new custom boats are being built in Santa...

    Few new custom boats are being built in Santa Cruz these days. However, speed is being served with the arrival of Terry Alsberg's turboed Express-27 NEMO fresh from Moore Bros Boat Yard. The boat...
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    Just when I thought I'd seen everything,...

    Just when I thought I'd seen everything, longitudinal cracks along the back of aluminum spreaders were pointed out to me on a boat recently delivered overland to the Bay Area from the Great Lakes.
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    Robb, and his wife Rowena Carlson, are residents...

    Robb, and his wife Rowena Carlson, are residents of Berkeley and lifelong sailors. Both are students of the game and highly competitive in big boats and small. As well, Rowena is Co-Chair of the...
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    Yosemite Valley in the spring is all about its...

    Yosemite Valley in the spring is all about its magnificent waterfalls. 10,000 visitors a day to the bases of Bridalveil and Yosemite Falls can't be wrong, can they? Not if you like traffic jams,...
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    Yes, I recall about 9 years ago, attempting to...

    Yes, I recall about 9 years ago, attempting to register WILDFLOWER at the DMV. Here it is:

    The good news is the tax was waived and registration bill was reduced to $29. I was issued my HIN (Hull...
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    Good sailing friends were recently camping in the...

    Good sailing friends were recently camping in the New Mexico desert, 50 miles from the nearest town. It was cold, and early in the morning Robbie got out of bed and lit the stove in their pickup...
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    6399 Rescuing royalty is always a novelty. A...

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    Rescuing royalty is always a novelty. A fun little story about this photograph of Prince Phillip and Uffa Fox. It was Tuesday of Cowes Week, 1962, and blowing SW, 6, with wind against tide,...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Ufc2hI4FM ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Ufc2hI4FM

    With the German battleship BISMARCK steaming in circles due to a torpedoed rudder, the British Navy circled around and pumped over 2,100 shells and...
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    Sighted yesterday off Alameda practicing for the...

    Sighted yesterday off Alameda practicing for the Zero-handed Transpac. Definitely not as pretty as Mini-MAGIC.

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    "Red Over Red, The Captain's Dead"...

    "Red Over Red, The Captain's Dead"
    https://gcaptain.com/dutch-containership-with-stuck-rudder-does-circles-in-north-sea-ais/

    We've asked this historical question before, so there is no prize....
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