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    Excellent question, Captain Lee. Through trial...

    Excellent question, Captain Lee. Through trial and error, here is the SHTP RC email that goes directly to the RC Chair:

    TRANSPACIFIC@SFBAYSSS.ORG

    The correction will be made to the...
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    "Hoping for the best is not a emergency plan" ...

    "Hoping for the best is not a emergency plan" David Garman, SHTP 2016
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    May 6, 2021 The Race Committee held a zoom...

    May 6, 2021

    The Race Committee held a zoom last evening with most of the SHTP registered sailors. Here’s an update:

    The race start will be off the Golden Gate Yacht club on the City Front, just...
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    [QUOTE=Philpott;29148]Reed Bernhard asked for a...

    [QUOTE=Philpott;29148]Reed Bernhard asked for a list of boats' locations. Then I got an email from Jim Q: "Where is Nozomi?"

    They're not even out the gate yet and he's already looking 'round for...
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    New Racer!

    What is this? A little Saturday night excitement: A new SHTP sailor. What do we know about Donald Poppe? Only that he is from Santa Barbara, a member of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. I stayed in the...
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    Here's something to get your hearts beating...

    Here's something to get your hearts beating faster: http://vimeo.com/45337257
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    That Whitall, he's so cool. I remember when I...

    That Whitall, he's so cool. I remember when I walked the dock before the 2012 SHTP. Every other boat was swarming with people. He sat alone, slouched in his cockpit waiting for the fuss to die down...
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    Attention Pacific Northwesterners: Don't worry...

    Attention Pacific Northwesterners: Don't worry your pretty little heads about inspections. Mike Cunningham s/v Jacqueline, Freedom 30, might be coming up to inspect one or two of you, and we have...
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    SHTP 2021 Participant List: Update

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    Oh. Those are roach clips? Who knew? This...

    Oh. Those are roach clips? Who knew?

    This thread is for serious ocean crossers.

    So far I have four votes and the Orange on Navy is ahead.
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    I see a role for you as Swag King for SHTP 2023,...

    I see a role for you as Swag King for SHTP 2023, Rob.
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    These people are trusting me to get their boats'...

    These people are trusting me to get their boats' names embroidered correctly on their jackets, Bob. Now stop spreading big fat fibs and and go paint your boat hot pink.

    Hot pink roach clips,...
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    Okay, here's a contest to see how many of you are...

    Okay, here's a contest to see how many of you are paying attention. We have a choice between burgee colors. There are no additional choices, only between orange on navy or navy on orange. The colors...
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    SHTP racers: I'm ordering jackets. In case you...

    SHTP racers: I'm ordering jackets. In case you don't know, we have your boat's name embroidered on a sailing jacket for you. And the Club's logo.

    Yeah, pretty cool, huh? Could you please send me...
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    Carliane has an asymmetric spinnaker that came...

    Carliane has an asymmetric spinnaker that came with her boat, and a sock that Bob gave her. She even asked Ryan Nelson to install a spinnaker doo-hickey 33' up her mast. But she's not sold on the...
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    I'm with you, Skip. I'm avoiding Bob's trivia...

    I'm with you, Skip. I'm avoiding Bob's trivia question for the obvious reason: working on a boat instead of eating ice cream? Huh!

    That is one sweet little toitle.

    What do I have to share?...
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    Prize?

    Prize?
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    Steve Katzman s/v Dianne will be on the Race...

    Steve Katzman s/v Dianne will be on the Race Committee boat this coming Saturday. Steve has asked that the following be posted regarding the No Trophy North Bay (NTNB) race:

    Pt Pinole Daymark is...
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    Boat yards are so cool. And every day is a new...

    Boat yards are so cool. And every day is a new adventure. Kind of like remodeling an old house: You never know how much molding is behind those plaster walls.

    Which reminds me that Surprise! is at...
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    If the SHTP is staged at RYC I will arrange for...

    If the SHTP is staged at RYC I will arrange for at least one SHTP courtesy car. I'll even wash it beforehand.
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    But seriously, folks. Carliane, did you know...

    But seriously, folks.

    Carliane, did you know that the Pacific Cup has BMW courtesy cars in the parking lot in Hawaii? How do we sign up for one of those? It will be fun to do a comparison of the...
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    Kynntana Does Pacific Cup 2022

    Kynntana is #2 on the waiting list for the Pacific Cup, but Carliane is confident that we will move up the list by next summer. So, she wants to re-do the nonskid so her crew doesn't slide off the...
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    Congratulations, Philippe! Finally. You'll have...

    Congratulations, Philippe! Finally. You'll have to come up and visit us. At high tide this time.
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    Who is Robb Walker and what does Nozomi mean? ...

    Who is Robb Walker and what does Nozomi mean?

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    2021 SHTP Scuttlebutt

    Back in the early 1800s the cask containing a ship's daily supply of freshwater was called a ‘scuttlebutt’. By the early 20th century the term for the water source was also applied to the gossip and...
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