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  1. Thread: What I Saw

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    Jackie just sent a postcard from Rhode Island. ...

    Jackie just sent a postcard from Rhode Island. Says her chartplotter battery died. Rhode Island? Oh, the postcard says zip code 94505..and she writes:

    I’m anchored in a tule off Old River....
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    A "rabbit start" is a fun alternative way to...

    A "rabbit start" is a fun alternative way to start a race, used exclusively here for Santa Cruz Wed, night races with a fleet of diverse size and speed. No RC necessary

    A boat volunteers ahead of...
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    7/18/19 Dear Friends of SSS, Santa Cruz...

    7/18/19

    Dear Friends of SSS,

    Santa Cruz County, home of Capitola Boat Club and Maritime Museum, has led the way nationally in banning single use plastic that ends up on our beaches, in our...
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    4542 With Philippe's encouragement, I've built...

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    With Philippe's encouragement, I've built a website, http://skipallan.com , detailing my 22 foot custom expedition cat WILDFLOWER.

    The goal of this exercise is to document the concept,...
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    NADELOS, Norwegian for "reckless" or "no mercy,"...

    NADELOS, Norwegian for "reckless" or "no mercy," is skippered by Ian Ferguson, at 29 years, youngest owner/skipper in the 2019 Transpac. Ian is on his first ocean passage and first time skippering...
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    4539 This is NOT BobJ's DIY childhood...

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    This is NOT BobJ's DIY childhood submarine.....rather a mystery submarine recently sighted in Monterey Bay raises more questions than answers...children "pilots" going to 600 feet after...
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    :cool:!!:p 4535

    :cool:!!:p 4535
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    First ever sinking in a Transpac. Here's a first...

    First ever sinking in a Transpac. Here's a first hand discussion by OEX's John Sangmeister and PYEWACKET's Roy Pat Disney shortly after they docked at Marina Del Rey this morning. ...
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    As reported by owner/skipper, Transpac sled OEX...

    As reported by owner/skipper, Transpac sled OEX sank this morning at 0455 a.m. PDT. The crew was either in the liferaft, or already taken aboard PYEWACKET. They should be back in Long Beach early...
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    Thanks, Rob, Here's what we know about the...

    Thanks, Rob,
    Here's what we know about the foiling Mod-70 trimaran MASERATI that hit something large last evening shortly after sunset while sailing at 23-24 knots.

    Giovanni Soldini explained:...
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    Oh Dear, With still 75% of the course to...

    Oh Dear,

    With still 75% of the course to go, the 90 boat Transpac fleet is suffering attrition: at least 6 rudders compromised, including two Hobie-33's, a Santa Cruz 50, a Beneteau 47.7, a...
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    Here's a drone shot of COMANCHE's cockpit and...

    Here's a drone shot of COMANCHE's cockpit and their powered winches. I assume those are the foot buttons on the cockpit floor just inboard of the winch.

    No winch handles to lose overboard on...
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    The photo below is of yesterday's big boat start...

    The photo below is of yesterday's big boat start in the 50th Anniversary running of the "Transpac." AKA "Honolulu Race," the Transpac starts off Pt. Fermin, just outside San Pedro in Los Angeles...
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    Hi Will, Is there anyway of telling if your...

    Hi Will,
    Is there anyway of telling if your VHF was set to 22A on US frequencies, or possibly to 22 on International frequencies as DAZZLER suggests is a possibility? If it were the latter, then...
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    Thanks Will and Jackie! The interview was highly...

    Thanks Will and Jackie! The interview was highly informative and should be a part of any Safety at Sea lesson plan. Will's modesty, good humor, preparation, and redundancy is front and center...
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    4517 Respect and hearty congratulations to...

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    Respect and hearty congratulations to Falk Meissner and his little ship SHARK ON BLUEGRASS for their Ironman performance and Clean Sweep in one of the more memorable races in SSS history. ...
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    Thiings are becoming slightly clearer on the...

    Thiings are becoming slightly clearer on the waterfront. Good news from observers at KKMI: SEA WISDOM's rudder is intact and more or less in place having dropped downward approx. 4" There are going...
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    Have you seen a boat hit by lightning? Here's a...

    Have you seen a boat hit by lightning? Here's a direct hit. No Halifax Race for PERSEVERENCE.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHFJh_tFQs0
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    Rode my bike to/from Capitola Boat Club to Santa...

    Rode my bike to/from Capitola Boat Club to Santa Cruz Harbor yesterday. 4 miles one way along the Coast via E.Cliff Dr. I noticed two interesting signs. The first, across the street from CBC,...
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    Hi BobJ Congrats getting SURPRISE! home safe...

    Hi BobJ

    Congrats getting SURPRISE! home safe and sound! Several of us here at CBC watched your NWerly outbound route with interest, and tried to imagine conditions nearly closehauled. Your...
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    Big thanks and congrats Tom, for the many hours,...

    Big thanks and congrats Tom, for the many hours, days, weeks of challenging logistics and cat herding in the SSS efforts of getting the LongPac contingent out and back safely. This race would not...
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    Finish times this afternoon as reported from...

    Finish times this afternoon as reported from Jackie on GGYC Race Deck. Chief RC honcho Tom Boussie
    and SSS Commodore Don Martin on hand taking official times. Thanks, Tom, Don, and Jackie!
    ...
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    With a garage sale in CBC's front yard, it is...

    With a garage sale in CBC's front yard, it is challenging to stay up on all the late breaking LongPac news. All important, but in no particular order:

    SEA WISDOM is undertow at 8 knots....
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    Thanks for posting, Tom. As of 0935 SURPRISE...

    Thanks for posting, Tom.

    As of 0935 SURPRISE is 59 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, on course, and making 6.9 knots. Bob could be finished this evening by 1900 if all goes well.

    Of more...
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    At 0600 this Saturday morning, the Long Pac fleet...

    At 0600 this Saturday morning, the Long Pac fleet is charging home on a windy reach, 20-30 knots of NW wind and 7-9 foot seas.

    Winds grow progressively lighter ahead in the Gulf of the...
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