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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Thank you, Skip! Here's another quick video I...

    Thank you, Skip! Here's another quick video I recently made from the '08 race. The SHTP definitely tests us, as well as giving us the treasure of some amazing life experiences! ...
  2. Thread: Sss history

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    Ha! I just looked at the pictures again and they...

    Ha! I just looked at the pictures again and they are a hoot! The group of sailors look so rugged and tough, and Skip Allan is as handsome as ever...especially with all the facial hair he was...
  3. Thread: Sss history

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    Alan, Yes, I give a poop, and thank you for...

    Alan,

    Yes, I give a poop, and thank you for spending the time to do all this. I have a folder that was sent to me last year by the late Commodore Merrick that has a bunch of old pictures from...
  4. Max, you are a lucky man... The pin came loose...

    Max, you are a lucky man...

    The pin came loose during my qualifier, and Ronnie's got loose during his qualifier. Ronnie mentioned to me prior to my qualifying sail that the pin will work itself...
  5. A bracket of some sort is a must, because as Bob...

    A bracket of some sort is a must, because as Bob stated, the pin "will" work loose. I had a SS U-bracket fabricated for me that is not only strong, but very pretty.
  6. Thread: A Bit of News

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    Sunday outing on ERGO was lot's of fun with good...

    Sunday outing on ERGO was lot's of fun with good company.

    Bill, enjoy the video of us messing about on your boat!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS_RJS8tt3g
  7. Thread: A Bit of News

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    I am available for work party/get together when...

    I am available for work party/get together when it gets scheduled. I couldn't help it, but I had to call Bill after reading the news, and he is in great spirits and as positive as can be considering...
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    Ronnie! Fast surfing footage were from days...

    Ronnie! Fast surfing footage were from days 10-13. Spinnaker pole is a good identifier of days, as the duct tape in the center indicates dates 13-15...this is when the second pole broke and was...
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    SHTP 2012 videos

    Here are a couple video's that were shared at the final SSS meeting.

    One more video still to come as it's being revised by Mrs. RUSHMOORE.

    Enjoy. Thanks for a great summer SSS!
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    Regarding the lifeline issue...how much longer...

    Regarding the lifeline issue...how much longer shall we endure this? Is it really necessary to call out the one person that sailed his Cal 20 in the SHTP and say his boat was slow? If I recall, Mr....
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    Vallejo 1-2 shirts will be available at Thursday...

    Vallejo 1-2 shirts will be available at Thursday nights SHTP seminar for those not able to pick them up on Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing y'all there.
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    Be careful what you wish for... This may start...

    Be careful what you wish for...

    This may start to get interesting...

    Rocketship will be launching soon...

    I'll be waiting for you under the tree...;) :D :confused: :p
  13. Thread: Race Progress

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    I received a call from Ben at 20:15, and he is on...

    I received a call from Ben at 20:15, and he is on his way back to Richmond. Mirage is taking on too much water, and Ben feels his decision is the right one considering the circumstances. Wise...
  14. Thread: Race Progress

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    At around 16:00 on 6/23/2010, Ben 'Mirage' Mewes...

    At around 16:00 on 6/23/2010, Ben 'Mirage' Mewes and Al 'Bandicoot' Germain sailed out of Richmond YC harbor on their way to Hanalei Bay!

    Ben's voice was upbeat and he's excited to catch up to...
  15. Thread: Race Progress

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    The written logs from the racers are great! I so...

    The written logs from the racers are great! I so wish I was out there again, but working in an office all day has its merits...like being able to strategize how to get back to the starting line in...
  16. What a great roadtrip down to Marina Del...

    What a great roadtrip down to Marina Del Rey...considering the circumstances. Alan, are you absolutely sure it was me snoring? I was hanging around Rob most of the day and from what I experienced,...
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    'Sparky' will be there to wish our beloved friend...

    'Sparky' will be there to wish our beloved friend farewell.
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    It was a treat to see Dwight at the...

    It was a treat to see Dwight at the boatyard...haven't seen him since Hanalei Bay in 2008. Sleddog, it's always great to see you!

    We had fun at the boat show, but the highlight of the weekend...
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    YRA party circuit

    Tom, you're right. Unfortunately, we were only able to sail in 4 of 6 races due to a boat mishap and spending time in a boat yard... Regarding the Vallejo race, if I hadn't fouled up a spinnaker...
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    Wyliecat 30's are really challenging to beat out...

    Wyliecat 30's are really challenging to beat out on the race course! My wife and I raced in the YRA party circuit shorthanded division last year and squeezed out a 3rd place. First place went to a...
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    Alchera Prior to last year's SHTP, someone set...

    Alchera

    Prior to last year's SHTP, someone set up SSB practice sessions that were very helpful...especially for a first-timer.
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    LongPac preliminary results

    Preliminary results will be posted shortly.

    Thanks.
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    LongPac Race Committee Thank Yoo's!

    Thanks to all who helped out in successfully executing the 2009 LongPac race!

    To all boat inspectors: Alan Hebert - thanks for taking on the Chief Inspector role, and for keeping everyone and...
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    Final LongPac finisher

    At 09:57, Galaxsea crossed the finish line at GGYC!

    Rainbow radioed in this morning at around 07:30ish to report he's back under the bridge and motoring back home...DNF....
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    updated finishers

    Elise, Express 27, finished at 00:14 on 8/4/09

    Bandicoot, Wyliecat 30, finished at 00:41 on 8/4/09

    TAZ!!, Express 27, finished at 00:45 on 8/4/09

    As of 07:00, we have been in radio contact...
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