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    There is a limitation to the rabbit start - it...

    There is a limitation to the rabbit start - it works when there is one and only one start for the fleet - e.g., all boats start astern of the rabbit and everyone is out onto the race course. If your...
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    I ran a test with Don (SSS Commodore) using the...

    I ran a test with Don (SSS Commodore) using the email address as listed on the SSS Contacts page: commodore@sfbaysss.org and that went through fine, Don received the note and replied to me. This was...
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    I raced several PSSA events as crew for my Dad on...

    I raced several PSSA events as crew for my Dad on his boats. The rabbit starts are a lot of fun, particularly when you are the rabbit; having the entire fleet out in front of you then gives you...
  4. Do read the NOR and SI's for the races. I've...

    Do read the NOR and SI's for the races. I've done Big Boat Series on Beetle (silly races, had a great time) and afterwards there were comments about not inviting boats to race that had airplane...
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    Hi Bob - the wood floating all around British...

    Hi Bob -

    the wood floating all around British Columbia (and Puget Sound) is one of the big reasons I do not particularly enjoy singlehanded boating up there; you really can't leave the helm for...
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    Hi Skip - it seems that the big multihull...

    Hi Skip -

    it seems that the big multihull Maserati has also pranged into something floating in the water that significantly damaged a rudder and part of their hull (unclear if they are talking of...
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    Last summer I did the reverse passage,...

    Last summer I did the reverse passage, singlehanding from Kauai to Strait of Juan de Fuca (ultimately Orcas Island). My approach to sailing passages is to keep the boat sailing loose, fast, and...
  8. Thanks - that's exactly what I was looking for! ...

    Thanks - that's exactly what I was looking for!

    - rob
  9. Is there a way to observe tracker positions?

    I'm wondering if the tracker positions will be posted as the race progresses, and if so, where/how does one see them?

    I looked at the jibeset.net page that seems to be the one that would show...
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    If you're off San Francisco and hearing (or being...

    If you're off San Francisco and hearing (or being heard by) USCG Long Beach then you're experiencing an interesting tropospheric ducting phenomena for VHF frequencies. On occasion you can...
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    The weather forecasts make the course look lumpy...

    The weather forecasts make the course look lumpy and fast and not much pleasure sailing. As a qualifier conditions look good to test boats and skippers in solid offshore conditions without being...
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    That would be called Hurricane Barbara. ...

    That would be called Hurricane Barbara.

    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac

    - rob
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    Hi Jackie - I find the US Navy COAMPS model to...

    Hi Jackie -

    I find the US Navy COAMPS model to be very good for the bay area - if it is being run for the bay area. Check this with SailDocs.

    Stan Honey recommended the HRRR model (also...
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    Those are exactly the same two Type 1 life...

    Those are exactly the same two Type 1 life jackets I carry on Beetle, they are specifically for abandoning ship into the life raft; nothing to go wrong with them, nothing to inflate, you can puncture...
  15. For SOLAS flares, also check with Coast Marine in...

    For SOLAS flares, also check with Coast Marine in San Francisco, and Sal's Inflatables in Alameda - both stock SOLAS flares (handheld and parachute) and smoke cannisters.

    It is diffficult to...
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    Orange is *FAST*! There's a reason all the...

    Orange is *FAST*!

    There's a reason all the Open 60's use orange paint on their keels and rudders and foils. Wouldn't want the storm jib to clash with the keel, eh?

    - rob
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    Rate This Thread removed

    Hi Skip -

    I checked with Carliane (web administrator for SSS) and she agrees - rating threads is not useful.

    I've turned off the thread rating mechanism and the little stars seem to have gone...
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    Hi Skip - from what I can tell, the gold...

    Hi Skip -

    from what I can tell, the gold stars in the thread listing are there because someone 'rated' the thread positively. VBulletin has the concept of rated threads built into it.

    At...
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    Pictures are working again

    Appears that the picture upload mechanism is working again. Jackie tested it and was able to post the picture of her tent (see above).

    NOTE: the interface is different, as VBulletin (the software...
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    Manage Attachments button is busted

    The Manage Attachments button located below the thread page display is busted at the moment. I'm looking into it...

    - rob
  21. Sticky: test post to see if replies work correctly via...

    test post to see if replies work correctly via SSL.
  22. Sticky: 2019 LongPac discussion is open for postings.

    This is the forum for the 2019 Great Pacific Longitude Race (the LongPac).

    Race start is scheduled for July 3, which is going to arrive more quickly than one expects...
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    did the sailboat scratch their anchor?

    did the sailboat scratch their anchor?
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    1. downwind twin headsails on a common luff tape,...

    1. downwind twin headsails on a common luff tape, the sail could be reefed on the roller furler - dial a windspeed.
    my sails were built by hood as 150% lp 1.5 oz.nylon triradial jib tops,...
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    Little gear breakage on board Beetle

    I was intrigued at the reports of significant gear problems across the fleet, both during the race as well as on the return trip.

    On board Tiger Beetle I had zero gear breakage on the passage from...
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