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  1. A statement from the EPA:...

    A statement from the EPA: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-administrator-wheeler-announces-proposed-action-cancel-irgarol-uses
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    OYRA has singlehanded division this year

    Hi, OYRA has a single handed division this year. Will go as a separate division if there are 5 boats coming- currently there are two..;);).. First race is the Lightship race on 4/17. Cheers Jan
  3. Thread: Surprise!

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    Congrats! Propane smell on a boat is not...

    Congrats! Propane smell on a boat is not good....For Propane, a boat is just a hole in the water.
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    Hi, I was looking for some background data: ...

    Hi, I was looking for some background data:

    To my knowledge a regular J-100 has a rating of 81, the electric version Eight Ball was rated 66, so a penalty of 15 for the electrics.

    If rated in...
  5. I just checked and did not

    I just checked and did not
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    Thanks to the Race Committee for the hard work...

    Thanks to the Race Committee for the hard work and for keeping us safe! I will be more fun on a different day, too....
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    Holding my breath, metaphorically.......

    Holding my breath, metaphorically.......
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    West of the Entrance Marker? Not east? Thanks Jan

    West of the Entrance Marker? Not east? Thanks Jan
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    I find PHRF very important, it reduces the...

    I find PHRF very important, it reduces the influence of money in sailing and helps the better sailor, not the better boat, to win. Certain improvements carry a penalty, for example an aftermarket...
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    Maybe a rough ride back? Would prudent sailors...

    Maybe a rough ride back? Would prudent sailors already be out of the way? Cheers Jan

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/23/weather/hurricane-douglas-forecast-hawaii-rapid-intensification/index.html
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    Maybe people looking for the SSS Islands...

    Maybe people looking for the SSS Islands (Saba,Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, part of the lesser Antilles) because of Hurricane Dorian?
  13. Thread: Drakes Bay 2019

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    Thanks Jackie- and first of all thanks to the RC...

    Thanks Jackie- and first of all thanks to the RC for organizing!

    DB was two beautiful days on the ocean, and I was happy that I could finish both races.I am not really that satisfied with my...
  14. Thread: Drakes Bay 2019

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    It is 2159 again. Our boats can make this,...

    It is 2159 again. Our boats can make this, Jackie.... if there is some decent southerly wind. Given that this is not overly prevailing this time of the year- what are the conditions this year if a...
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    Reminds me of my boat, about the same vintage....

    Reminds me of my boat, about the same vintage. New wiring to the stern light. New until the last three feet, that is, when there were three different wires soldered together. I guess they ran out of...
  16. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Metropolitan

    Hi, very cute car! By the way, only the early cars had the common A 40 Devon engine. The Metropolitans after 1955 used the extremely common Austin B series engine. This is good news, since parts are...
  17. Thread: Update Please?

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    SH Farallones OYRA JR Waterhouse

    Hi, is there something that can be done to have the SH Farallones not at the same day as the OYRA Jr Waterhouse? Thanks for considering, Jan
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    Congrats, Bob! Yeah, I think some of us had...

    Congrats, Bob!

    Yeah, I think some of us had navigation problems. I sailed around the wrong leeward mark first before I noticed it and corrected myself with a little detour. . I heard others had...
  19. Thread: Race Dates 2019

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    Thanks for the update, Dave! Cheers Jan

    Thanks for the update, Dave! Cheers Jan
  20. Thread: Race Dates 2019

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    Race Dates 2019

    Hi, are the race dates for 2019 already set? Would be appreciated if you guys could post them if they are, need to put in my vacation requests already.... Thanks! Jan
  21. Thread: Things change

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    Hi, It has gotten a lot better since they opened...

    Hi, It has gotten a lot better since they opened the emergency line eastbound on the Richmond Bridge 4-7 earlier this year. Why they did not do that years ago and why they don't do that in the other...
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    These were two long, but fun days, I am sure for...

    These were two long, but fun days, I am sure for everybody. And I appreciate the dedication of the race committee! Communication was great throughout, and they seemed very much on top of things....
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    Charging batteries?

    HI, I just replaced the main battery in my boat, maybe I won't need to bring that jump starter any more.... The question came up if it is allowed to use the engine without putting it in gear to...
  24. Thread: Farallones 2018

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    Hi, thanks again for the help! Brought the...

    Hi, thanks again for the help!
    Brought the sails to the sailmaker and started installing other stuff, so I may not have time to try to sail without boom.
    I brought my boom to Buzz Ballenger on...
  25. Thread: Farallones 2018

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    Thank you for the tips! Greatly appreciated! So...

    Thank you for the tips! Greatly appreciated! So far Buzz Ballenger got back to me, his pricing is actually pretty reasonable compared to a Sparcraft boom that a friend just bought. 8 weeks, he...
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