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    Given the weather forecast and lack of berths at...

    Given the weather forecast and lack of berths at Pillar Point I've decided to stay home tomorrow. There is a paid for dinner awaiting me at the HMB YC. If someone wants it, it's yours. PM me. Pat...
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    I don't think you'll find an old time SSS member...

    I don't think you'll find an old time SSS member who doesn't treasure the Vallejo 1 - 2. It was my first SSS race in 1984 and I have the two plaques that say I placed 3rd each day (and I think there...
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    No water in hull = rattle. Water in hull = no...

    No water in hull = rattle. Water in hull = no rattle
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    In 2000 I was teaching in London and visited...

    In 2000 I was teaching in London and visited Greenwich many times, where "Suhaili" was on display in the Great Hall. In the usual low key British style she was roped off with crimson velvet line...
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    I was next to Buzz, and yes, he was up on the...

    I was next to Buzz, and yes, he was up on the beach at low tide. I was encouraged to burn the negatives. There was a power boat accompanying Buzz anchored further out. When we left it was trying...
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    Okay, another try. Hi-MOD Compression Fittings,...

    Okay, another try. Hi-MOD Compression Fittings, like all compression fittings, are engineered for specific wire types and sizes. Each strand must "cascade" around the cone properly before the body...
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    About 40 years ago my family and I were anchored...

    About 40 years ago my family and I were anchored overnight in Hospital Cove at Angel Island (before the State Parks folks got things organized). Sunday afternoon a large cruising sailboat anchored...
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    This is a TEST. Earlier today I wrote a long...

    This is a TEST. Earlier today I wrote a long repsonse, but it hasn't made an appearance here. Pat Broderick
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    Speaking of soft spots for Cals, here's a link...

    Speaking of soft spots for Cals, here's a link to Sally Honey discussing "Illiusion's" recent Bermuda Race romp. 3 Rolex watches and 1 Olympic Gold Medal among the crew!
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    Back to Alaska. Looks like the fun has...

    Back to Alaska. Looks like the fun has evaporated from the RAK. The Riptide 44 that took the outside is so far ahead it isn't fun(nie). Next year a Santa Cruz 70 sailing the outside route? Back to...
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    It appears 3 RAK teams are trying the outside. ...

    It appears 3 RAK teams are trying the outside. (1) Team Kootenay Pedalers on a Flying Tiger, (2) Team Elsewhere on a Souverel 33. and Team Pure & Wild on Riptide 44. Rowing a Riptide 44 or Souverel...
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    For the boats avoiding Seymour Narrows by going...

    For the boats avoiding Seymour Narrows by going outside, SailFlow's Friday forecast along Van Isle's exposed ocean side is NNW wind in the mid/upper 20s with gusts into the mid/upper 30s. Frankly...
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    Just a quick note about the "rock to the north." ...

    Just a quick note about the "rock to the north." That's the Middle Farallon Island. Good to know what and where it is since it is not lit after dark nor has a sound for fog, and poses a danger. ...
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    Dear Lucy, Nancy and I are saddened to hear this...

    Dear Lucy, Nancy and I are saddened to hear this terrible news. We hope you are recovering comfortably and will be okay. Our thoughts are with you and your families and friends. We hope to see...
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    While I may not qualify to participate since the...

    While I may not qualify to participate since the invite specifically invites "backstay flickers" and as a Wylieguy a flicker would a drag and not an assist, here's my guess anyway:

    Ano Nuevo...
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    The way the inverted batten issue is solved on...

    The way the inverted batten issue is solved on "NANCY": Hard on the chocker, hard on the downhaul, flattens the sail. Pop the battens. Let everything go! Then trim. Of course we have less sail...
  17. What''s the deal? Nearly 300 boats sing up and...

    What''s the deal? Nearly 300 boats sing up and only 100 skippers allowed into the meeting?

    When will the Starting Time sheet be published?

    Pat Broderick
    NANCY Wyliecat 30 #28890
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    Rebecca, There are mooring buoys you can rent...

    Rebecca, There are mooring buoys you can rent from the Harbor Master -- if they are not taken. For anchoring, remember the "up" and "down" tide table. Don't get caught with your keel on the bottom...
  19. Thread: Trophies

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    Trophies

    It's nice the SSS Board has decided to spend a few (???) bucks on Hawaii trophies. But there are more local trophies, specifically the Singlehanded HMB trophy, that could use some attention, too. ...
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    About 3 flares. For about $80 bucks you can buy...

    About 3 flares. For about $80 bucks you can buy one of the CG approved electronic "flares" -- and at the cost of 2 or 3 "D" or "C" cells per year meet the requirement. Okay, I agree they don't...
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    Jibeset doesn't make decisions. Decisions are...

    Jibeset doesn't make decisions. Decisions are fed into Jibeset by the Racing Authority, in the case the SSS, and Jibeset simply processes what it's told. It's up to the SSS management to decide who...
  22. Thread: Surprise!

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    On the middle 1980s Sunday afternoon I was...

    On the middle 1980s Sunday afternoon I was working on my Newport 30 in Clipper Y.H. in Sausalito. There was a large "BANG" and I looked up to see pieces of sailboat exploding into the air over in...
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    Safety at Sea Training

    Just discovered my SAS Certificate expired. Now it's USSA's online version. Has anyone taken the USSA SAS course(es)? Any experience hints? Sounds like 4 hours of getting lectured to from the...
  24. Can someone tell me how this Class Division is...

    Can someone tell me how this Class Division is going to work? Because my spinal stenosis is back and I don't think I can sail alone i'm switching to the doublehanded division. I see the combined...
  25. Tom, I don't understand. I entered "NANCY"...

    Tom, I don't understand. I entered "NANCY" (Wyliecat 30) in the singlehanded PHRF division since there were not going to be Wyliecat 30s sailing singlehanded. Now I see I start with both single...
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