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    Lots of beautiful boat photos. I have some, too....

    Lots of beautiful boat photos. I have some, too. Went to the St Fancy to watch the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS in case you like acronyms). Got distracted by "the Classics".

    Here is the Hurrica V:...
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    I don't think people are paying attention. When...

    I don't think people are paying attention. When Cliff and I sailed home on Sunday we were on Rainbow, which is a big heavy catamaran that Cliff has modified significantly in order to sail to New...
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    Petting the hands of an otter? [this video can't...

    Petting the hands of an otter? [this video can't be played]

    Ok. That might make me feel better.
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    DM's skipper is slightly smarter than to leave...

    DM's skipper is slightly smarter than to leave her rode on the anchor roller. Puleaze.

    I bought an anchor roller that looks just like that, except that I bought it at Svendsen's chandlery back in...
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    Wait, the anchor rode was still in the bow...

    Wait, the anchor rode was still in the bow roller? Not attached to a cleat? Not attached to both cleats, even with an untidy bridle like the kind DM''s skipper uses? Huh.

    Over the weekend I was...
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    Very impressive and what a relief! She lives to...

    Very impressive and what a relief! She lives to float another day. What kind of boat is that? I couldn't quite read the name on the stern. Looks nicely kept up. Not a racer, but pretty.
  7. Thread: What I Saw

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    HALF MOON BAY RACE 2022 For this race I was...

    HALF MOON BAY RACE 2022

    For this race I was crew on Cliff Shaw's s/v Rainbow. To be honest? I didn't do much. That boat is big, everything on it is big, and I am not very strong. But Cliff didn't...
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    This from Martha Huddle, vice commodore of Half...

    This from Martha Huddle, vice commodore of Half Moon Bay Yacht Club:

    Just wanted to let you know that dinner Saturday is a bit more expensive. Seafood paella with chorizo and chicken and salad for...
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    That would be an acceptable resolution to me. I...

    That would be an acceptable resolution to me. I am in North Oakland, kids.
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    Huh. Well, it is sad that I am so dim about that....

    Huh. Well, it is sad that I am so dim about that. Get it? Dim? But on the upside, I have discovered Mitchell's ice cream here in my neighborhood at Soi Four restaurant.

    Ube-Macapuno - Purple yam...
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    Polaris

    Polaris
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    Typical Tomales Bay calamitous chaos. That sounds...

    Typical Tomales Bay calamitous chaos. That sounds like a lot of fun. Just seeing the water in the background of this photo makes me long to be there.
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    Still gathering feedback. People are surprisingly...

    Still gathering feedback. People are surprisingly responsive. Men, women, doesn't seem to matter. Everybody has an opinion about precious bodily fluids.
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    Half Moon Bay 2022

    I drove down to Half Moon Bay today and what did I learn from Martha? The meal du jour for the SSS race on September 17 will be paella. Looking forward to that. More information will follow as soon...
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    Now this interests me. I seriously thought it was...

    Now this interests me. I seriously thought it was a spoof. Kind of like Latitude's annual April Fools Day gag. I will conduct an informal survey, re-visit this issue once I have collated the results....
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    I'm still intrigued by that "pee equity" argument...

    I'm still intrigued by that "pee equity" argument in the Scuttlebutt article you posted. Couldn't tell if the writer was serious or not. Am I really the only one who read more than Skip's...
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    thank you.

    thank you.
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    Congratulations, Max! Walk right over there to...

    Congratulations, Max! Walk right over there to Skip's freezer and help yourself! Call me when you're on your way and I'll meet you there. And here's the scene.
    ...
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    In Tomales Bay

    I drove up to Tomales Bay, spent a couple of nights in my tent, from where I took this photograph.

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    Had a splendid time. Zoomed around on the race committee boats. Took lots of photos,...
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    Here is Bob Walden's response to anchoring...

    Here is Bob Walden's response to anchoring Saturday night:

    "Yeah, Saturday evening was delightful but post-midnight was the pits. Bet we don’t have folks sleeping on deck again for a while."
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    When does Race One/Saturday start?

    When does Race One/Saturday start?
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    2022 International 110 Nationals, Tomales Bay...

    2022 International 110 Nationals, Tomales Bay California

    Video by Ashley Tobin

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eWUrKoK1UWtpZSsrojcS9btZeo1MIx1w/view?ts=62fb0dd3

    Nothing biased about this...
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    I have a Navik and a much smaller boat. Gotta...

    I have a Navik and a much smaller boat. Gotta say, though, that this forum and the generous people who populate it never fail to impress. Even remotely :-)
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    This from Bob Johnston, returning from the Pac...

    This from Bob Johnston, returning from the Pac Cup with friends:

    08/13/22 1220PDT, 38 09'N, 130 54'W, 398 nm to the Gate

    Despite fresh GRIBs that show increasing wind on the beam, any breeze...
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    I drove up to Tomales Bay, talked my way onto a...

    I drove up to Tomales Bay, talked my way onto a RIB with Dudley and John situated at the windward mark on Wednesday, the second day of the regatta. I missed the t-boning and one or two other mishaps....
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