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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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    Trim was a most wonderful feline specimen of a...

    Trim was a most wonderful feline specimen of a ship's cat: smart, plucky, fearless, mischievous, courageous and well respected by Matthew Flinders crew, 1801-1803, as they were first to...
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    Hi Ants, Sorry to hear of the smoke impact...

    Hi Ants,
    Sorry to hear of the smoke impact on the Kern River Valley from active fires. They had good rain yesterday at Inverness at Tomales Bay. But doubt it will reach your area. News is fire...
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    Sorry, Ants. It was not Abel Tasman, although he...

    Sorry, Ants. It was not Abel Tasman, although he was the first Euro to "discover" (sight) New Zealand in 1642. Tasman and crew did not land, but were repelled by locals in a tense encounter at...
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    Frank, proprietor of Grady's Market, neighbor to...

    Frank, proprietor of Grady's Market, neighbor to CBC, has laid in a new supply of Marianne's Macapuno icecream. Enough said.

    For a chance at a bowl of Macapuno with fresh peaches, who or what was...
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    I second this excellent podcast is informative...

    I second this excellent podcast is informative and personal. Well done, Christine, Robb, and Jim. Interesting to hear GREEN BUFFALO experienced the most squalls of her long Transpac career,...
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    6859 I'm a sucker for sweet lines. Here is a...

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    I'm a sucker for sweet lines. Here is a view of the 1975 Bruce Farr 38 TIMBER WOLF, a cousin of SWEET OKOLE. TIMBER WOLF, built in Santa Cruz by C&B, was recently hauled at SF Boatworks for...
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    6858 This cool map from the National Hurricane...

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    This cool map from the National Hurricane Center shows the paths all major cyclonic storms 1985 through 2005. Called cyclones in the southern hemisphere, these over ocean storms are termed...
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    9/05/21 Excellent news this evening from...

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    Excellent news this evening from skatzman (Express 27 #0 DIANNE): The Caldor fire missed his home in Myers by the narrowest of margins, 100 yards or less. Steve hopes he and his tabby...
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    No worries PJ. My guess is 50% of the combined...

    No worries PJ. My guess is 50% of the combined YRA and SSS fleet either didn't have enough fuel to motor 8 hours over 2 days, couldn't make the square root of LWL in feet in knots, or both. I...
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    From WILDFLOWER's Ship's Log: Sat.8/28/21 As...

    From WILDFLOWER's Ship's Log:

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    As I was at Pt. Reyes doing research on Drake's careening site, I was honored being asked to join the Drakes Bay RC, 4 highly experienced Tomales and SF...
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    skatzman and his cat are evacuating the Caldor...

    skatzman and his cat are evacuating the Caldor Fire to Reno as I type this afternoon, Monday, 8/30/21 as are other good sailing friends at Tahoe. Even on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe, all...
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    Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival cancelled....

    Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival cancelled. This just received:

    Dear friends,

    It’s with a heavy heart that despite our best efforts we are cancelling this year’s Wooden Boat Festival. It’s a...
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    Sorry Philpott, but sleddog will not be paddling...

    Sorry Philpott, but sleddog will not be paddling MARK TWAIN in your waters. The NPS doesn't approve launching kayaks in the vicinity and it's a long carry to the beach from the Chimney Rock Parking...
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    Good one, PJ! Macapuno for you. Drake's Cove in...

    Good one, PJ! Macapuno for you. Drake's Cove in Drake's Estero is the correct answer for where Drake and crew set up camp and careened their ship, and yes, the map (painting really) is aligned so...
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    Though Portland State Anthropology Dept. has...

    Though Portland State Anthropology Dept. has promoted Whale Cove, OR., as Francis Drake's likely landing place on the West Coast of N. America in 1579, I remain thoroughly unconvinced. A seaman like...
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    https://www.jibeset.net/rlogin.php Apparently...

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    Apparently you are welcome to race single or doublehanded in fully crewed OYRA races. If both the OYRA and SSS race the same course on the same day, it seems you...
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    Here are two photos of Whale Cove, 9 miles north...

    Here are two photos of Whale Cove, 9 miles north of Newport, OR, where Drake is purported to have landed and careened GOLDEN HIND in June/July 1579 in a "fair and good bay." As you can see, Whale...
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    The marine layer, low cloud, wind, and cool is...

    The marine layer, low cloud, wind, and cool is seaward over the CBC guest dock (space available). However, on the deck just up the gangway, it is sunny, warm, and calm, perfect for napping cats....
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    Promises. The lateness of presentation has led...

    Promises. The lateness of presentation has led to confusion and unfamiliar doublehanders are registering at both YRA and SSS sites.
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    Although, with 5 days to go, there are as yet no...

    Although, with 5 days to go, there are as yet no NOR or SI's for the Drakes Bay rally next weekend, I will make note that the NPS rangers are aware of the arrival and overnighting of a large,...
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