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  1. love and restoring old boats for solo/shorthanded racing

    Call me a sucker. I sure love the boats of my youth, the ones i read about that set the marks of quality and speed. The ones that my heroes sailed. The ones that need a bit of help getting back...
  2. That is kind of you. My son enlisted in the...

    That is kind of you.

    My son enlisted in the Navy last year. He is being stationed in Norfolk. I can see my wife wanting to be closer to him. I am exploring the options but do not want to give up...
  3. Thread: Bermuda 1-2

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    The boats are closing in on Bermuda. The lead may...

    The boats are closing in on Bermuda. The lead may be able to see the island. Slow going continues.


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  4. Thread: Bermuda 1-2

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    Bermuda 1-2

    This race is becoming more interesting to me and maybe you too.

    http://www.bermuda1-2.org/

    For those who love solo/shorthanded sailing and have bucket list space for another ocean race.

    On...
  5. meanwhile the other big east coast shorthanded...

    meanwhile the other big east coast shorthanded racing I am currently watching is the Bermuda 1-2.

    https://yb.tl/onetwo2021#

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  6. Who here has sailed with Chesapeake Shorthanded Sailing Society (CHESSS)?

    I am flirting with the idea of moving away from the bay area and maybe relocating to a house on the Chesapeake in Maryland. Covid taught me a lot about I want for my wife and I. Things here are...
  7. Thread: Thank you

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    Yes, me too! There were many boats that were...

    Yes, me too!

    There were many boats that were nearly touched by the wretched mother of Grendel's off Point Pinole on Saturday. When you were battling her, i am glad you had the cadre of heroes...
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    Thank you for those pictures. It is silly how...

    Thank you for those pictures. It is silly how much I love this old boat, the difference it has made during this long year and all the fun I have had sailing with the SSS sailors and fleet. With this...
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    So how did you do? Fun and challenging day! ...

    So how did you do? Fun and challenging day!

    Went almost completely old school. Pretty Penny was built for the slot and days like yesterday. only had wind speed/direction and depth finder working....
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    sorry to have missed the meeting do getting my...

    sorry to have missed the meeting do getting my 2nd covid Moderna shot (feeling droopy today). Will rally for Saturday.

    thank you for the info. Be safe, dress for weather and have fun. See you out...
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    Tom - When you spend decades listening to and...

    Tom - When you spend decades listening to and working with trademark and patent lawyers helping them create narratives in present complex litigation you pick up stuff. Besides bad oysters make a poor...
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    I am well versed on section 107 of the US...

    I am well versed on section 107 of the US copyright code. It is an adaption and creative artistic enchancement to images similar to an historical image that has a long history of being freely taken...
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    Louis has agreed to make a few of these. I will...

    Louis has agreed to make a few of these. I will reach out to those who sail in the non autohelm/minimal/non electrics for sizes provided gratis (free). Others only need ask if they want one.
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    Oh, I am embracing the technical arms race in the...

    Oh, I am embracing the technical arms race in the days and weeks to come. This one race is something special. It has been a blast to sail in the non spin, solo class, enjoying each moment with hours...
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    maybe... talking to Louis this morning about a...

    maybe... talking to Louis this morning about a limited run subversive SSS t-shirt. :D

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    I always gave him the benefit of the doubt that...

    I always gave him the benefit of the doubt that he was caught in a puff when the photo was taken beleiving that a beauty aboard took his mind off his sailing for moment.

    it sure would help our...
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    Oh, yeah! I'll join that get back to basics...

    Oh, yeah! I'll join that get back to basics class for racing seamanship. Maybe include a no GPS either provision either, with cell phone stashed securely in cabin the way in a JFK did it. Style...
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    [QUOTE=AlanH;28929] Alan - Once you shook it...

    Alan - Once you shook it out you were in fine shape. It was nice to share some of the straights with you before you kicked in the afterburner.
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    The best way to run twins is with roller-furling....

    The best way to run twins is with roller-furling. But I staggered hanks instead. No roller furling on WF. But knowing what I know now, I would have roller furling headsails, especially more...
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    Epic long sailing day on Saturday - as a now...

    Epic long sailing day on Saturday - as a now "veteran" non spin solo sailor who is always tried in a full moon tides races, we know the days are always long. I was the last boat in my division to...
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    As usual, your wealth of knowledge, sharing of...

    As usual, your wealth of knowledge, sharing of experience and good recommendations really added to my inquiry. I spent the day reading the book on line and thinking about applicable modern solutions...
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    Growing up in the Canal Zone with my dad (a canal...

    Growing up in the Canal Zone with my dad (a canal pilot whom I often went to work with) and working as a line handler hundreds of times for extra spending money, i saw a lot of crazy things that...
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    Twin Headsail question for racing

    In accordance with the purpose of these races, the following equipment and practices
    are allowed: ii. Twin headsails set on two poles for downwind sailing. This modifies RRS 50.2.

    So the question...
  24. I signed up solo and non spin despite being more...

    I signed up solo and non spin despite being more than ready to fly the kite for the RTR (which stood at 116 at 1126 am). I figure I can sail my own race keeping with the organization mission and...
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    She is lovely. Tempted. I hope you find a good...

    She is lovely. Tempted. I hope you find a good caretaker for her.
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