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    Philpott wins on her second attempt. NCPHRF...

    Philpott wins on her second attempt. NCPHRF allows, without penalty, a 155% of J overlap for a whisker pole length (if you are rated for a 155% headsail) Since most Westsails have a J of 18.3 feet,...
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    Sorry, but g.24' is not a listed answer. Please...

    Sorry, but g.24' is not a listed answer. Please try again using the proper format. PS, a stock SC-70 spinnaker pole is 21 feet.
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    One fun number from my notes: The downwind best...

    One fun number from my notes: The downwind best polars for a Santa Cruz 70 ULDB show that in 4 knots TWS the TWA should be 134, the AWA should be 77, the BS should be 4.0 knots, and your downwind VMG...
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    Thanks to all for participating in our little...

    Thanks to all for participating in our little apparent wind exercise. Much of the fun of this Forum is the sharing of information, even if sometimes contradictory.

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    What we know for...
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    As local denizen Bill Lee would say, "Are we...

    As local denizen Bill Lee would say, "Are we having fun?"

    The answer here is affirmative. A walk to the Fossil Cliff last evening overlooked a busy ocean entertaining big swells and a steady...
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    There you have it, straight from the galley of...

    There you have it, straight from the galley of the comfy Westsail 32 TORTUGA. Warm air rises, filling the mainsail, creating speed and momentum. I doubt Manfred Curry ever considered that. Thanks,...
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    Atmospheric River here it comes. Nice looking map...

    Atmospheric River here it comes. Nice looking map of precip forecast for tomorrow, Sunday afternoon. Monty on local Santa Cruz Vessel Assist just towed in last abandoned boat at anchor off the Santa...
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    3 Nays....But, PJ, what if all your exacting...

    3 Nays....But, PJ, what if all your exacting theoretical requirements were not hypothetical? Standby..All will be revealed regarding my friend's conundrum getting his Westsail "up to speed."

    Which...
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    Thanks, INTERMISSION. 2 yays, 2 nays, and one...

    Thanks, INTERMISSION. 2 yays, 2 nays, and one non-committal. OK, here's what we do in event of a tie. We wait until Monday for the definitive answer to the question to be posted, in hopes maybe...
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    I've not seen Capt. Randy post here. He's...

    I've not seen Capt. Randy post here. He's probably baking biscuits in his well appointed galley. Speaking of Westsails, I have friends who spent years prepping for their world cruise. On the second...
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    Sorry I was unable to be at RYC yesterday for...

    Sorry I was unable to be at RYC yesterday for pioneer and sailing legend Jocelyn Nash's tribute and sendoff. Here is a brief description from one of her many admirers:

    "Joc got a very sweet and...
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    Wow, two votes YES! Any more? I will note both...

    Wow, two votes YES! Any more? I will note both affirmatives are very good at turning the true wind into apparent...Even still, 3 knots of wind making 10 tons move at 4.2 knots through the water...
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    One curious YES! vote by a 505 dinghy, Moore 24,...

    One curious YES! vote by a 505 dinghy, Moore 24, and multihull designer of repute telling us it is possible for a 28' LWL, 10 ton, monohull to sail 1.4 times the speed of the wind in 3 knots of wind....
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    I was recently queried by a friend, a certifiable...

    I was recently queried by a friend, a certifiable Westsail 32 owner, whether I thought he could sail his boat at 4.2 knots BS in 4.2 knots AWS at 48 degrees AWA, with the verifiable true wind nearly...
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    This is a good start date to get the full moon at...

    This is a good start date to get the full moon at about half way...It would be good if SSS/SHTP had a publicist who began immediately promoting the 2023 start date, the full moon, and other pertinent...
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    2023 SHTP Chairperson?

    Why hasn't the SSS Board appointed the 2023 SHTP Chairperson? Time's a wastin', and enthusiasm can be lost with any more delay. Come on team, you can do it.
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    Though difficult to make out, for a view inside...

    Though difficult to make out, for a view inside Cat.4 Hurricane Sam, 120 knots, watch this brief SallDrone video under "hurricane rig."...
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    Always sad to see an older IOR leaddog come to an...

    Always sad to see an older IOR leaddog come to an end: in this case the 1980's Bruce Farr One Tonner, the 40 foot BODACIOUS. For unexplained reasons, yesterday afternoon, she was run aground, one...
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    Though I've had raccoons in WILDFLOWER's cabin,...

    Though I've had raccoons in WILDFLOWER's cabin, black birds nesting in the boom, a praying mantis stowaway, and a sea otter board and sit next to me, according to the Anacortes, WA Police Blotter...
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    As often as not, our bay is deserted on early...

    As often as not, our bay is deserted on early morning kayak paddles. Except when it's not, and an inattentive powerboat skipper passes close by, leaving a 2-3 foot breaking wake. I always pivot...
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    I've known Bruce since he was a kid, playing his...

    I've known Bruce since he was a kid, playing his guitar at restaurants in Santa Cruz. As skipper of IMPROBABLE, 1971-1975, a few years back Bruce asked how I felt about him upgrading IMPROBABLE to...
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    6878 6875 6876 AERO, Manfred Curry's 20...

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    AERO, Manfred Curry's 20 sq. meter, is 100 years old this year. Curry was the first to experiment with scientific principles and equipment applied to sailing, and wrote the...
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    Speaking of historical boats, does anyone...

    Speaking of historical boats, does anyone recognize this boat or who owned it? It's as much a work of art as a technological triumph. What are those flaps?

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    Several recent visitors to CBC's guest dock have...

    Several recent visitors to CBC's guest dock have asked about our monthly welcome posted on the rose arbor over the gangway and who authored it. I will only say CBC Port Captain, Howard Spruit,...
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    Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! Vaka Moanas were...

    Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! Vaka Moanas were large, ocean going catamarans ("cats") Polynesians sailed throughout the Pacific, as far east as Easter Island, and as far north as Hawaii. It was...
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