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    Congratulations Jeanne and NEREIDA on your...

    Congratulations Jeanne and NEREIDA on your circumnavigation!
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    As Hurricane Dorian approaches the Outer Banks of...

    As Hurricane Dorian approaches the Outer Banks of the Carolinas, here's what 50 knots of wind looks like at 100 feet on Frying Pan Shoals, off Cape Fear, southeast of Wilmington, NC. at 1:15 PM PDT. ...
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    Deepest condolences to the people of the Bahamas...

    Deepest condolences to the people of the Bahamas and residents of the Abacos and Grand Bahama Island who have lost so much in Category 5 hurricane Dorian.

    Numbness in our neighborhoods with the...
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    4721 Thanks for sharp eyes of Capt. Bob and...

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    Thanks for sharp eyes of Capt. Bob and Mike M. of Sunset Beach, Hawaii, spotting this unidentified black sloop (ketch?) attempting to sail in anchored kelp just east of Pleasure Point, one...
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    I did not know when I wrote the above, the answer...

    I did not know when I wrote the above, the answer was right in front of me. On the lower right corner of the lifeboat house is a plaque in tribute to the Rye lifeboat crew, all 17 who were lost in a...
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    4708 A postcard from Annie shows what on first...

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    A postcard from Annie shows what on first glance looks like the San Joaquin Delta, inland from San Francisco Bay. But then you see the castle ( Ypres Tower) built in 1249 to protect this...
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    Very happy for Tracy Edwards and crew for long...

    Very happy for Tracy Edwards and crew for long overdue recognition being generated by MAIDEN and their story, truly an ocean breaking event.

    WILDFLOWER's first race on SF Bay, April of 1977, was...
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    It's a fact: the only thing with more tenacious...

    It's a fact: the only thing with more tenacious sticking power than burnt oatmeal, 5200, or cormorant poop is barnacle glue.

    So much so that the lowly barnacle, related to the lobster, is slowing...
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    By now, some have heard of the newly claimed...

    By now, some have heard of the newly claimed bicycle speed record of 174 mph. I ain't buying it . Getting towed behind a Porsche and releasing just before the measurement trap isn't a human pedaling...
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    The old Southampton Light House is no where near...

    The old Southampton Light House is no where near Napa. One can't visit without proper papers...Regarding Oct. 19-20 Raid, best to check distances and currents. It could be a bit of a pull?
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    Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goal Posts of...

    Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goal Posts of Life.

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    I still have one of those orange red plastic milk crates. So strong, They were good for taking the load of 300 pounds of trailer tongue...
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    If weekend of Oct. 19-20, WILDFLOWER volunteers...

    If weekend of Oct. 19-20, WILDFLOWER volunteers as ice, beer, and tug boat. I think there is a fancier "mothership" with more flags and a CBC burgee already committed who has practice on the Napa...
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    Southampton Shoal Lighthouse currently lies on...

    Southampton Shoal Lighthouse currently lies on the old paddlewheeler route from SF to Fresno when Tulare Lake was the biggest body of water west of the Mississippi.

    It is at 38-02-14 N x 121-29-41...
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    The 1905 Southampton Lighthouse is elaborate. ...

    The 1905 Southampton Lighthouse is elaborate.

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    Five bedrooms, three baths, living room/ dining room and kitchen.
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    Artistic license and all, besides "Black Aller,"...

    Artistic license and all, besides "Black Aller," Southampton, buoy colorage..there's another error. I'm offering Snickerdoodles and Macapuno. Not as good as lemon thingees, but..
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    Sailing yesterday with a friend on his Catalina...

    Sailing yesterday with a friend on his Catalina 270 off Santa Cruz. During single-line reefing practice in 20 knots southwest of Mile Buoy, under the boom I caught a glimpse of a large object...
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    Whew! MOLI should make Cambridge Bay this...

    Whew! MOLI should make Cambridge Bay this afternoon after 4 days of little sleep navigating through the ice. Randall was so tired he put his alarm on for 5 minutes, fell asleep, and was rudely...
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    As boats get lighter, the act of towing or being...

    As boats get lighter, the act of towing or being towed is becoming a lost art. Because for the best tow, one needs a faster passing boat with a displacement (not planing) hull that has a longer...
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    Congrats to Randall for his just completed...

    Congrats to Randall for his just completed southward transit of Peel Sound icepack! In one non-stop leg, he's gotta be a tired puppy. It's looks like MOLI and ALIOTH are bypassing the clockwise end...
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    Hi Ants, Our crew aboard RED ROOSTER,...

    Hi Ants,
    Our crew aboard RED ROOSTER, IMPROBABLE, and IMP, among others, were tight knit, with great confidence in both boat and ourselves. This came from time sailing together in high stakes...
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    8/18/19 For those following Randall Reeves...

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    For those following Randall Reeves adventuresome and well planned and executed Figure 8 Circumnavigation, MOLI is currently anchored just inside False Strait adjacent to the west end of...
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    A tiller would work on MERLIN just fine. But the...

    A tiller would work on MERLIN just fine. But the new 7 lb. carbon fiber wheel is a thing of beauty and delicious to hold. It turns so easily it is easy to lose track of accidentally changing...
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    The USSailing report on the MORPHEUS tragedy...

    The USSailing report on the MORPHEUS tragedy notes the lifelines had been removed, most likely to facilitate ease of assuming "legs over" hiking for the crew. A photo has emerged taken 12 days after...
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    Sooty Shearwaters are back! Hundreds of...

    Sooty Shearwaters are back! Hundreds of thousands, if not millions are nearshore flying in swirls of smoke as far as the eye can see. In some areas the ocean is black with shearwaters as they land...
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    Hi Jonathan, C&B (Bob Thompson) was in Santa...

    Hi Jonathan,

    C&B (Bob Thompson) was in Santa Cruz, originally at Moore's Reef, then moving to Soquel in 1976. Built many quality wood boats including TIMBERWOLF, WILD SPIRIT, ALERT, ISIS, a 77'...
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