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    Don't think the red and white spinny to windward...

    Don't think the red and white spinny to windward is Express-27 BOMBORA. Rebecca was entered in the canceled 2020 Pac Cup as navigator aboard SURPRISE, the Schumacher 46 and didn't do the SHTP...
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    Day 5 7/2/20 Noon Position 30-15 N x 135-59 W....

    Day 5 7/2/20 Noon Position 30-15 N x 135-59 W. 24 hour run 156 miles @220m (234t). Speed average = 6.5 knots. Current wind NE @13-15 knots with 3-5' seas. 50% cloud. Baro=1022 mb.

    I have been...
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    Hi Ants, Thank you for the question regarding...

    Hi Ants,
    Thank you for the question regarding WILDFLOWER's barometer. We use a Speedtech recording electronic barometer that hangs on the main bulkhead. It powers on 4xAAA batteries, which last...
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    Day 4 7/1/20 Noon Position 31-44 N x 133-25 W....

    Day 4 7/1/20 Noon Position 31-44 N x 133-25 W. 24 hour run 167 miles @220m (234t). Speed average = 6.9 knots. Current wind NNE @14-16 knots with 4-6' seas. 75% overcast. Baro=1022 mb.

    Running...
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    Since last log entry, we ran yesterday afternoon...

    Since last log entry, we ran yesterday afternoon under spinnaker, pole squared about 2' off headstay, in 15-16 knots of NE wind. Excellent sailing at mostly 6.5 - 7 knots, as the seas have smoothed...
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    Good news today from Capitola Boat Club Fleet...

    Good news today from Capitola Boat Club Fleet Surgeon: Dave W. is home recovering from emergency appendectomy and feeling "best I've felt in weeks." Brother-in-Law Tom has successfully weathered his...
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    X+3 6/30/20 Noon Position 33-15 N x 130-45. 24...

    X+3 6/30/20 Noon Position 33-15 N x 130-45. 24 hour run 165 miles @221m (234t). Speed average = 6.8 knots. Current wind NNE@16-19 with 5-8' seas. 75% overcast. Baro=1021 mb.

    As WILDFLOWER enters...
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    X+2 6/29/20 Noon Position 34-47 N x 127-57 W. 24...

    X+2 6/29/20 Noon Position 34-47 N x 127-57 W. 24 hour run from Start = 178 miles at 217m (232t). Speed average = 7.4 knots. Current wind N@20 with 7-12' seas. 90% overcast. Baro=1018 mb.

    Desired...
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    Day 1 + 6 hours 6/28/20 1800 DR = 35-43 N x...

    Day 1 + 6 hours 6/28/20
    1800 DR = 35-43 N x 125-37 W. Wind continues 22-26 knots from N. Reaching fast at 7 knot average. A couple of ships rang the AIS, set at 12 mile range, but no-one coming...
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    Thanks! Coming out the Golden Gate yesterday at...

    Thanks! Coming out the Golden Gate yesterday at 1300 hours, the wind was SW. Port tack took you up towards Pt. Reyes. Starboard tack aimed you at Half Moon Bay. As the front and its veering and...
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    X+1 6/28/20 Noon Position 36-19 N x 124-56 W. 24...

    X+1 6/28/20 Noon Position 36-19 N x 124-56 W. 24 hour run from Start = 158 miles at 217m (232t). Speed average = 6.3 knots. Current wind N @ 22-28 with 9-14' seas. 90% overcast. Baro=1013 mb.
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    5554 1945 As forecast, it's been all upwind...

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    1945 As forecast, it's been all upwind since the start, and we've made 5 tacks with the #2...mostly in W and WNW breeze 8-12. About 1600 the breeze freshened to 12-15 Knots, and now at 1945,...
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    An "out-of-the-blue" call this afternoon from...

    An "out-of-the-blue" call this afternoon from Robbie Buck onboard his Mull-30 ISIS at Hanalei. Robbie wanted to share he was looking at an "almost" triple rainbow astern towards Bali Hai....I asked...
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    0500 tomorrow, Sunday morning GFS Grib File...

    0500 tomorrow, Sunday morning GFS Grib File display

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    6/27/20 S-30 minutes to start at noon. Final...

    6/27/20
    S-30 minutes to start at noon.
    Final Weather Briefing:
    Corrected Barometer = 1013 mb.
    Wind at the start will be SW 12-18. I can already see the port (outboard) end of the CYC start line...
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    6/26/20 S-1 (day) to start of 2020 Virtual...

    6/26/20 S-1 (day) to start of 2020 Virtual Singlehanded Transpac

    Thanks to the club's generosity eleven 2020 SHTP entries have gathered at Corinthian YC in Tiburon. Despite its small size, this...
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    Anyone want to virtually sail the 2020...

    Anyone want to virtually sail the 2020 Singlehanded Transpac with me aboard my 1975 Wylie-27 WILDFLOWER, feel free to join in the fun by clicking on the SSS FORUM event discussion 2020 Singlehanded...
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    To reaffirm my previous post above, at noon...

    To reaffirm my previous post above, at noon Saturday, June 27th, several hours after 30 odd singlehanders start the 2020 rescheduled Singlehanded Farallones Race near max ebb, WILDFLOWER and I will...
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    Long time friend and DH PacCup crew on WILDFLOWER...

    Long time friend and DH PacCup crew on WILDFLOWER in 2000, Viola from S. Lake Tahoe first sailed on Kettenberg-38 CARAVELLE in 1979 on Lake Tahoe. Here is CARAVELLE in a rail down southwest breeze...
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    5546 The Ocean Voyages Institute's sailing...

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    The Ocean Voyages Institute's sailing cargo ship KWAI pulled into Pier 29 in Honolulu this morning with more than 103 tons of marine trash hauled from the middle of the Pacific Ocean, mission...
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    Wow. Ray Thayer's story is epic. Thanks for...

    Wow. Ray Thayer's story is epic. Thanks for sharing, Rob.

    In 2008 SHTP, Don Gray on WARRIOR'S WISH, a Jutson 30, got a really tight, full length, wrap. Over 2-3 days of running under main...
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    Takes the fun out of lighting a tightly wrapped...

    Takes the fun out of lighting a tightly wrapped spinnaker with a flare on a boathook to clear the foretriangle, just sayin'.
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    [QUOTE=Dazzler;26728] The boat is a 17’ National...

    [QUOTE=Dazzler;26728]
    The boat is a 17’ National class one-design. The sail insignia is partially visible. They were not a very popular boat in the Bay Area, but I think there were some out of Palo...
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    [QUOTE=Dazzler;26732]This could be the start of...

    [QUOTE=Dazzler;26732]This could be the start of an interesting thread drift: relating your first memory of sailing (where, when, boat type)..QUOTE]

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    Forwarded from Capt. Bob "My father's...
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    This summer's 2020 Singlehanded Transpac, slated...

    This summer's 2020 Singlehanded Transpac, slated to start Saturday, June 27, is postponed a year. Nevertheless, its never too early to begin, or continue prep to make 2021 SHTP a safe, fun, and fast...
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