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    "Someone asked "why didn't you cut the spinnaker...

    "Someone asked "why didn't you cut the spinnaker halyard?". The answer was..."It was kevlar". OK, the core was Kevlar. Dan DID try to cut it, and couldn't. Since then, I've never had a kevlar-cored...
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    When shorthanding with my son I've started...

    When shorthanding with my son I've started launching and retrieving my kite from the companionway instead of from the hatch or a bag at the rail. It seems to work well. So there's really no need to...
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    Single Handed Farallons

    So, I'm mulling on doing the race this year for the first time. I did some crewed YRA events outside the gate last year and the boat is in good shape with all of the required equipment. What else do...
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    That was painful - especially the last reach up...

    That was painful - especially the last reach up into the finish. I needed to jibe and get away from the buildings, but I didn't and life went slower and slower and slower. But at least we finished...
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    Maybe. I suspect that we may have a couple of...

    Maybe. I suspect that we may have a couple of "restart opportunities" - getting around Harding, after Raccoon or under the Richmond Bridge. Bring beer, patience and your light air kite sheets.
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    I think that the major reason we passed you was...

    I think that the major reason we passed you was you made an early lay line call to Southampton and we delayed the turn to the point where we felt quite overstood. I felt like I wanted to be past the...
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    Looks like nap-time for the little guy. I'll have...

    Looks like nap-time for the little guy. I'll have to have a word with him about leaving the kite bag on the lifelines like that, not to mention snoozing while dad puts all the effort in trying to...
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    Will anyone be bringing the unclaimed T-Shirt...

    Will anyone be bringing the unclaimed T-Shirt box? I have two from each race so far and I'd like to pick them up. I live in the South Bay and so it's a PIA to come to Alameda mid week through traffic...
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    Overall results page

    Against all odds I managed not to DNC or DNF any races this year (yet) and I'm coming on Saturday too. I'm curious whether my below average results but above average tenacity has yielded a decent...
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    'Dozer had so much fun last time driving around...

    'Dozer had so much fun last time driving around Blossom, and getting his face in the paper, that he wants another go. We'll be there on Saturday - duckin' and weavin' and trying not to hit anyone in...
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    We made a mistake on the approach to Blossom. We...

    We made a mistake on the approach to Blossom. We should have been well ahead of the melee, but I decided to head left on the final approach to the mark with the idea of coming in on starboard with...
  12. I haven't done this race for a few years - but...

    I haven't done this race for a few years - but I'm signed up for this one and looking forward to it. The bridge restricted zone is new and the choke point will be an exciting place to exchange...
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    I have one of the Digital-Yacht AIS/LAN units on...

    I have one of the Digital-Yacht AIS/LAN units on Akula - works well. I get the GPS via NMEA from the chartplotter and the VHF via a splitter. Easy install that I did myself.

    The only downside is...
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    They don't offer kid's sizes on the sign-in form,...

    They don't offer kid's sizes on the sign-in form, so I picked the smallest small that was there. Caspi is almost big enough to wear those, but I think he prefers to tack them to his bedroom wall...
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    Here's a segment of rounding red 2. Everyone in...

    Here's a segment of rounding red 2. Everyone in the frame makes it around the buoy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi1UARdqLLM

    I can't make it to the awards (Japan, business). If someone could...
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