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    Bob, Your check in and finish hails over VHF...

    Bob,

    Your check in and finish hails over VHF were fine. As for AIS, I was following the boats with transponders, both on my AIS receiver (masthead VHF antenna), as well as online...
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    2020 SH Farallones - Preliminary Results

    The preliminary results are posted on Jibeset for the 2020 SHF race yesterday. 30 boats registered, 25 started, 20 finished. Racers: please review the preliminary results for any errors before we...
  3. (Another) Note from the Race Chair re the SHF

    We are still on for re-starting the SSS season this Saturday with the SH Farallones race. There are currently 29 registered boats. By comparison, last year’s final tally was 34 registered boats and...
  4. SSS Race Committee update on rescheduled SH Farallones and Round The Rocks races

    Two updates from the SSS 2020 season race committee:

    1) We have tentative approval from the USCG to run the rescheduled 2020 Singlehanded Farallones race on Saturday June 27th. Please note that...
  5. Update on June 13 SH Farallones - NO RACE THAT DAY!

    I am extremely disappointed to report that we have not been issued a Coast Guard permit to run the SH Farallones race next Saturday June 13, as we had hoped.

    The CG is taking an extremely...
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    Update III from the Virtual Race Deck

    This to update the SSS community on efforts to reschedule the Round the Rocks and Singlehanded Farallones races.

    Our current plan is to run the re-scheduled SH Farallones on Saturday June 13. We...
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    Update II from Race Chair

    Another update from the SSS virtual race deck.

    In general, there are encouraging signs that things are beginning to loosen up and that the CG is starting to allow racing on the Bay again (yeah!). ...
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    Update from SSS Race Chair

    As Race Chair, I wanted to provide an update to the SSS community on the prospects for the race season for the remainder of the year.

    As part of the CA-wide shelter-in-place orders, the Coast...
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    Update from SSS Race Chair

    As Race Chair, I wanted to provide an update to the SSS community on the prospects for the race season for the remainder of the year.

    As part of the CA-wide shelter-in-place orders, the Coast...
  10. This is Tom Boussie. I am SSS Race Chair for the...

    This is Tom Boussie. I am SSS Race Chair for the 2020 season and the Corinthian race was my first experience running a big fleet race. I wanted to first thank everyone who volunteered on the race...
  11. Thread: Vallejo 1-2

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    Apologies if this is posted elsewhere. Will...

    Apologies if this is posted elsewhere. Will there be dinner at the Vallejo YC after the race? Do we need to order ahead of time?
  12. The Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association...

    The Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association located in Marina Del Rey, California, is organizing the 2020 Shaka Challenge Race from Marina Del Rey to Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii. The race will be...
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    I am in as well. For those who have not...

    I am in as well. For those who have not participated in the past, this is a very mellow season-end event bringing together like-minded people with boats. Highly recommended. Bonus points this year...
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    Greg, I understand the mixed feelings of...

    Greg,

    I understand the mixed feelings of sadness and relief on selling a boat. Please share more on the buyer and their intentions. Too good a boat not to follow in your footsteps.

    You are...
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    Scott, Bit curious why you think Summertime...

    Scott,

    Bit curious why you think Summertime Dream is not up for HI? Seems like she would be difficult to beat with a 186 rating (at least with you sailing her).

    Tom
  16. Thread: Surprise!

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    Bob, I too am looking at an AP upgrade. I...

    Bob,

    I too am looking at an AP upgrade. I would like to hear more about your thinking around electromechanical (e.g. Simrad DD15) vs. hydraulic (e.g. B&G T2), boat-specific installation issues...
  17. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    Nathalie, Great video: editing, sound etc. I...

    Nathalie,

    Great video: editing, sound etc. I did not follow the race closely in real time and I am now catching up via YouTube. Completely crazy shit.

    Tom
  18. Interest in Adding Doublehanded Fleets to St Francis Races

    As a general heads-up to the shorthanded sailing community, there is interest in in adding dedicated doublehanded divisions to upcoming races run by the St. Francis Yacht Club, including the Phyllis...
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    Without the excuse of sleep deprivation, I...

    Without the excuse of sleep deprivation, I managed to confuse hours and minutes... Make that 11 hours (not minutes) separating the boats. A bit more reasonable. Only makes SOB's 5 hour corrected...
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    LongPac Final Results

    Update from the LongPac RC:

    Apologies for not having labelled the original Jibeset results as "Preliminary". See below final scores. Indeed SHARK ON BLUEGRASS is first to finish, first in...
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    Update from the LongPac RC: After getting some...

    Update from the LongPac RC:

    After getting some rest, Dan Willey on GALAXSEA studied his chart plotter and concluded that he mistakenly turned early, short of the 126 deg 40 min mark. Kudos to him...
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    TORTUGA crossed the finish line at 01:19:30 this...

    TORTUGA crossed the finish line at 01:19:30 this morning to close out the 2019 LongPac. Final scoring will be posted contingent on racers providing proof of crossing the 126 degrees 40 minutes line...
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    LongPac Update SURPRISE! crossed the line at...

    LongPac Update

    SURPRISE! crossed the line at 19:44:17 and headed to Richmond (and presumably to bed).

    Expecting the last boat TORTUGA before 0200 tomorrow.


    RC
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    2019 LongPac Update - 1430 7/6//19 SEA WISDOM...

    2019 LongPac Update - 1430 7/6//19

    SEA WISDOM was safely towed in by the CG. I spoke with Will and he is understandably disappointed to get within 20 nm of the finish as the runaway winner only...
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    Update on SHARK ON BLUEGRASS from RC SOB's...

    Update on SHARK ON BLUEGRASS from RC

    SOB's tracker shows him headed due West, obviously of concern. We asked the CG to contact him by VHF - happily he is in fact 15 miles from the Gate headed...
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