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  1. Thread: Hedgehog

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    The pandemic inadvertently caused the SSS to do a...

    The pandemic inadvertently caused the SSS to do a live marketing study. In less than 24 hours, 125 skippers signed up for a singlehanded-only Three Bridge Fiasco. 25 more skippers gobbled up any...
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    I caused this thread to go astray yesterday with...

    I caused this thread to go astray yesterday with my post about the entry numbers. I've apologized to Brian and with Alan's permission, I moved those posts to the Shtp 2021 thread.

    I think it's...
  3. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    More got done today than we've seen in weeks. ...

    More got done today than we've seen in weeks. Maybe it's a coincidence but we'll take it.

    Now can somebody make "2020" say "2021" on this sub-forum's header and on the SSS website?


    Update: ...
  4. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    I know you're wound up Alan, but some of us...

    I know you're wound up Alan, but some of us really enjoy talking to each other here.

    Volunteerism is challenging. In my observation, the singlehanders who are the nucleus of the club are more...
  5. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    "This forum subsection even has the wrong name!"...

    "This forum subsection even has the wrong name!"

    I've tried to get this simple update done. AFAIK, Rob Macfarlane is the sole remaining forum administrator. He is apparently unwilling to share...
  6. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    There's something else in play here as we...

    There's something else in play here as we approach the March 15th go-no-go decision: There are only six boats registered. That's not a "race" worth doing. Last year's ten boats was not a race...
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    Being young and virile* I'm pretty far down the...

    Being young and virile* I'm pretty far down the list to be vaccinated, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.


    *I had to pull down Funk and Wagnalls to look that up and make sure I spelled it right.
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    "It sounded like base ball bats on redwood tree...

    "It sounded like base ball bats on redwood tree trunks"

    "given the number of times I heard the ring of hull on hull"

    I never thought I'd say that I'm glad I didn't sail in an SSS race. We're...
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    Did you feel like you were sailing Red Sky...

    Did you feel like you were sailing Red Sky competitively in those conditions, or were you just avoiding boats with those three 270's?

    They could have at least kept the cap at 150 boats - not a lot...
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    DaveH wrote: "I am D O N E with Single Handing...

    DaveH wrote: "I am D O N E with Single Handing in-the-bay racing with large fleets of double handed boats on the same course."

    Guys, I thought this got fixed with R-T-R last year. The Corinthian...
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    I just got an e-mail from YRA about their various...

    I just got an e-mail from YRA about their various series for this season. I recommend OYRA for an already-organized ocean series of (as Chris J suggests) out-and-back races.

    In recent years the...
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    True!

    True!
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    That's better - thanks for the extra work, Tom...

    That's better - thanks for the extra work, Tom and Jim. The solo sporties may over-run the slower DH'ers a bit, but then the boats will spread out on the long run down to Southampton.

    BTW, that...
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    21 boats in my start, all singlehanded, followed...

    21 boats in my start, all singlehanded, followed by an almost certain pinwheel of death at Blackaller.

    Not excited about this one.
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    This was part of a YRA e-mail I received a week...

    This was part of a YRA e-mail I received a week ago:


    "Update- Revised Doublehanded Series Dates!

    If there is one thing this pandemic has taught us, it's got to be how to be nimble and adapt...
  16. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I haven't played with drones yet but I'd think a...

    I haven't played with drones yet but I'd think a signal booster could work. Maybe they're not available for the channels typically used by R/C'ers.

    (Philpott - you probably aren't seeing our...
  17. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I'll guess #6. As a kid I visited Spreckles...

    I'll guess #6.

    As a kid I visited Spreckles Lake. R/C sailboats were not yet the thing there. Most of the boats were still free-sailing pond yachts, directed by long poles when near the shore. ...
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    Added PSA: Look at your spinny halyard and...

    Added PSA: Look at your spinny halyard and sheave with an eye towards it being hoisted for hours on end. I replaced the sheave and smoothed up the sheave box, and had a low-friction cover put on...
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    On Ragtime! I tied them on. BTW, 12' of each...

    On Ragtime! I tied them on. BTW, 12' of each sheet at the sail end was stripped to slide more easily around the rolled jib (I did inside gybes).

    For Surprise! I had the sheets made with small eye...
  20. The web sez Jennifer Canestra is CYC's Commodore.

    The web sez Jennifer Canestra is CYC's Commodore.
  21. Did you mean to re-open the Corinthian Race...

    Did you mean to re-open the Corinthian Race registrations? Entries are up to 163 now.

    Huge fleets work with the drawn-out 3BF starting sequence, but not so much with normal sequences. And I...
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    Dave and I spent the better part of a day setting...

    Dave and I spent the better part of a day setting up for your visit and video. Chris too. Could you post that part?
  23. Ragtime!'s SSB is now installed on Tabu Soro,...

    Ragtime!'s SSB is now installed on Tabu Soro, currently in Fiji.

    I don't plan to install an SSB on Surprise!
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    So sorry to hear, Alan. While driving home...

    So sorry to hear, Alan.

    While driving home from Grass Valley yesterday, we listened to a podcast about Iver Norman Lawson, the chemist who invented WD-40. The 40 represents the number of times it...
  25. Corinthian Race sold out - almost in 24 hours...

    Corinthian Race sold out - almost in 24 hours again!
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