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    Capitola's cliffs are world famous for their...

    Capitola's cliffs are world famous for their ancient fossils: whales and dolphins, walrus, snails, shells and rocks that are 50% fossil bits. So much so these fossil rocks and bones were used...
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    7014 Bodfish, CA. 93205. Pomegranate capitol...

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    Bodfish, CA. 93205. Pomegranate capitol of the world. Photo of CBC, Bodfish Station, compliments of Fleet Captain at Large, Ants Uiga.

    And here's CBC's Port Captain, Howard Spruit, on...
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    Congrats to SSS Commodore, Board, and tmrsailing...

    Congrats to SSS Commodore, Board, and tmrsailing for recently issuing SSS SHTP NOR 2023 v2.2 Nov 2021 on Jibeset . The new version of the 2023 SHTP Notice of Race with its appropriate additions,...
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    Honored to be an invitee to the maiden launching...

    Honored to be an invitee to the maiden launching of mini-MAGIC, on Monday I drove 3 hours south from CBC to Los Osos to find Craig and Vicky had their act together and had neatly loaded 6' MAGIC, ...
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    Most Excellent!! Congrats and Well Done helping...

    Most Excellent!! Congrats and Well Done helping keep alive the many names that have sailed before.
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    Tchoup is referring to good friend and shipmate...

    Tchoup is referring to good friend and shipmate Andre' Lacour, one of the best sailors I know, and watch captain for many years on SC-70 MIRAGE. Here again is Andre' hiking on his Jester dinghy at...
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    The NOR for 2023 was issued today on Jibeset...

    The NOR for 2023 was issued today on Jibeset without a 2023 Race Chair being involved? There were the same NOR errors repeated as in the past: 400 miles for the qualifying distance not stated to be...
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    BobJ scores 100%. Happy to see in his recent ...

    BobJ scores 100%. Happy to see in his recent retirement he has time for this distraction. Well done, Robert!
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    I will attempt an answer to Tchoupitoulas trivia...

    I will attempt an answer to Tchoupitoulas trivia over on his thread, New Boat for Tchoup. "what do you call the lines that hold up the wishbone boom?.

    I don't know what Nat Herreshoff called...
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    As a kid, even to this day, I enjoy walking...

    As a kid, even to this day, I enjoy walking docks, visiting boat yards, and enjoying a chinwag with racing or cruising crew. Alas, access has become more difficult over the years with security.
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    Hi Jonathan, Little known is GOLDEN HIND...

    Hi Jonathan,

    Little known is GOLDEN HIND had a consort for the passage north from Huatulco, Mexico, and ultimately into Drakes Bay, the Estero, and Cove. This was a small bark or "fregata,"...
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    Hi Ants, All of Pt. Reyes is now a National...

    Hi Ants,
    All of Pt. Reyes is now a National Seashore under Park Service jurisdiction. They are very strict about following rules, one of which is no engines are allowed inside Drake's Estero. ...
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    As some have experienced, it is only possible to...

    As some have experienced, it is only possible to post 5 photos at once. Here is one that was left behind:
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    This is a photo and composite painting, the photo by Matthew Dillingham, who on...
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    11/05/21 This morning was a grand time for a...

    11/05/21 This morning was a grand time for a circumnavigation in my 8' kayak yacht PADDLIN' MADELINE. The sun was up in a clear, blue sky, the dogs had been walked on Seabright Beach, the Harbor was...
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    Old news, but congrats to Dave Hodges and Tim...

    Old news, but congrats to Dave Hodges and Tim Cordrey winning the Double Handed Farallones Race Sept. 25th, both on elapsed time and corrected time against 27 monohulls. TIMBERWOLF was first to the...
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    This is 78 year old Christian Williams recent,...

    This is 78 year old Christian Williams recent, 3rd round trip "cruising" passage between LA and Hawaii, two on his Erickson 38 THELONIOUS. Christian enjoys his solo passages and being with himself....
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    6957 The East Coast had a classic nor'easter...

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    The East Coast had a classic nor'easter last week. How'd you like to be anchor watch on the 154' topsail schooner SHENANDOAH at Vineyard Haven Harbor off Cape Cod? Could she run her engine...
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    [QUOTE=oregonian;30123]I want to thank sleddog...

    [QUOTE=oregonian;30123]I want to thank sleddog for his time and effort on this Westsail discussion. As stated, the conditions in the photo were ideal and seemed too good to be true. I was aware of...
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    This past Thursday, our good friend BobJ wheeled...

    This past Thursday, our good friend BobJ wheeled his computer, copier, and file cabinet down the hall to outside the door of his boss's office, dropped off the keys, and left his job for the last...
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    Congrats Chris and FUGU on winning SSS Season's...

    Congrats Chris and FUGU on winning SSS Season's Championship! It was hotly contested until the end. Chris showed us a high level example of dedication, competence, and preparation required to do well...
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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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