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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    For those unfamiliar with "SER", it stands for...

    For those unfamiliar with "SER", it stands for "Safety Equipment Requirements."

    SHTP SER 3.33.1 states: "A boat shall have mainsail reefing capable of reducing the luff length by at least 40%​ OR...
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    4886 "A Man, A Dog, a Boat." Thanks to...

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    "A Man, A Dog, a Boat."

    Thanks to Annie for this photo of a Beetlecat in a pastoral setting at sunset during a dogwalk at Santa Cruz Harbor earlier this week.

    The first Beetle catboat...
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    New Boat 4 Dazzler. It's always a happy event to...

    New Boat 4 Dazzler. It's always a happy event to welcome a boat to the SSS fleet. :D In this case Wyliecat 30 #18, as yet un-renamed, will soon join the fleet in Brickyard Cove.

    DAZZLER's...
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    Excitement ahead for the "raucous" conclusion of...

    Excitement ahead for the "raucous" conclusion of the Baja Ha Ha tomorrow at Cabo San Lucas?

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    Before we get too off track. One of the...

    Before we get too off track.

    One of the greatest watermen of all time, Duke Paoa Kahino Makoe Hulikohoa Kahanamoku, won 5 Olympic medals, including 3 Gold, in swimming between 1912 and 1924. ...
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    4 Olympic medals total over 20 years, 2 of which...

    4 Olympic medals total over 20 years, 2 of which are gold.
    The 4 medals were won in two distinct sports, not two different sailing classes of one sport like say Laser and Finn. Two distinct sports:...
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    Sorry, Steve. Paul Cayard has not won an Olympic...

    Sorry, Steve. Paul Cayard has not won an Olympic medal, nor sailed in an America's Cup finals as defender.

    Sorry, BobJ. Will Baylis has an Olympic Silver medal in the Soling in 1988. But that's...
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    Our friend from San Francisco Bay has won 4...

    Our friend from San Francisco Bay has won 4 Olympic medals, 2 Gold, in two distinct sports in 4 Olympics over 20 years. As well, this individual has successfully defended the America's Cup. I doubt...
  9. Thread: Qualification

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    From previous discussion, "miles" means and...

    From previous discussion, "miles" means and should be edited to "nautical miles."
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    Carol, Since posting I notice Margaret says...

    Carol,
    Since posting I notice Margaret says the 2008 poster is 24x18. ??? Doesn't match what I have. Go figure. :confused:
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    Hi Carol, Hope the below isn't too much...

    Hi Carol,

    Hope the below isn't too much information:

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    My 2008 poster, above, of ALCHERA measures 16 1/4" wide x 21 3/16" high, including the supporters ad graphics on the bottom....
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    Carol is certainly welcome to borrow from Ruth...

    Carol is certainly welcome to borrow from Ruth Petroka's painting of WILDFLOWER that hangs here in the living room. Special boat that knew her way to Hanalei.
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    4835 4834 So David, how do you currently...

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    So David, how do you currently open a bottle of wine on HEDGEHOG?
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    A close call yesterday for Cal Maritime Academy...

    A close call yesterday for Cal Maritime Academy in Vallejo as fire leapt I-80 and burned to the edge of campus. With the school evacuated, had the fire got to the nearby dock, their school ship...
  15. Hi Rob , I'll bite: so what's a "web...

    Hi Rob ,
    I'll bite: so what's a "web crawler" and what are they doing on SSS Forum? Can we get them to join?
    ~sleddog
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    4821 There's no way around it. D'arcy Whiting...

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    There's no way around it. D'arcy Whiting was a piece of work. During WWII, the New Zealand Navy wouldn't have him, so he enlisted in the Army and fought Rommel in the desert sands of North...
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    4820 Jib in the water. No one aboard.

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    Jib in the water. No one aboard.
  18. Hi Jonathan, There is no "best" course to...

    Hi Jonathan,
    There is no "best" course to Hanalei. Leaving from SoCal or SF Bay encounter roughly the same winds, sailing angles, Ridge and southern lobe of the EPAC High. SF to Hanalei is...
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    The second leg of the first annual SSS Raid began...

    The second leg of the first annual SSS Raid began yesterday from Vallejo YC 15 miles to Napa at 10 a.m.. Skies were sunny, temps warm, wind light, and ebb current strong. Led by mothership DURA...
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    MOLI passing under GG at 12:15 on St.F.Y.C....

    MOLI passing under GG at 12:15 on St.F.Y.C. webcam. Welcome home Randall and Congratulations on a superb planned and executed Figure 8 voyage! PS, your shore crew is the Best.

    Sausalito...
  22. Thank you David for your explanation and concern....

    Thank you David for your explanation and concern. For those who did not know, as SSS Commodore, DH worked tirelessly and thanklessly fending off Los Angeles to Honolulu Race officialdom and their...
  23. PSSA singlehanders racing to Hanalei: ...

    PSSA singlehanders racing to Hanalei: https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=PSSA_T001488899&DOC=nr&TYP=pdf
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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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