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    Default 2016 Three Bridge Fiasco

    30 Sa 0205 2.0F 0442 0821 2.4E 1307 1458 1.0F 1717 2040 2.0E 2355

    ready? set! stop your engines!

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    Huh? This looks like one of those Mensa brain teasers that says, "fill in the missing number in this sequence." I hate those things.

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    Mike said he didn't have enough numbers - maybe some of those are his.

    Speaking of the 3BF, I wandered over to Jibeset and checked. Lo and behold, there are 64 entries already, including our singlehanded protagonist who must have checked the Doublehanded box in error. In fact, only 17% of current entries are Singlehanded. What's up w/that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    ... who must have checked the Doublehanded box in error. In fact, only 17% of current entries are Singlehanded. What's up w/that?
    Dura Mater and I have sailed the Fiasco three times singlehanded, and only finished once. In the dark. When, in an earlier iteration, she was a Cal 20.

    This year our crew will be Paul Boehmke, who worked with George Sigler at Survival and Safety Designs at 1 Fifth Avenue in Oakland. Following the first Farallones Race of 1977 and the subsequent race to Drakes Bay, people were all fired up. In Volume 1, No. 1 of the first SSS newsletter of December 1977 George wrote: "The society wishes to take this opportunity to thank the many talented and dedicated sailing enthusiasts whose untiring efforts have made this, the first official newsletter possible. Thanks also to the many members and non-members alike who have participated equally in the tremendous task of helping to organize, promote and publicize the Society, its concepts, purposes and events. The results of all this work have been most gratifying. Membership is now approaching 40 individuals, many of whom are now veterans of two successful offshore singlehanded sailing races. The organizational details for the upcoming Solo Transpac are coming together nicely and future local offshore and more racers."

    Paul ran the store for George for awhile, and was flown over to Hanalei to help with the organization of the first race finish in 1978. Paul has been an artist in the town of Sutter for years now, working in fused glass. He and I met in Davis where I was able to interview him about the start of the Singlehanded Sailing Society. He gave me all the old newsletters. He gave me the original program. The original membership list. I don't have a scanner. Big gadgets, I hate 'em. Sure, I'll scan them all and post them on our site. Maybe I'll email Christine over at Latitude and see if I can scan them over there. She's been great about sharing SSS stuff from Latitude's files. Now I have something to share, thanks to Paul

    Anyway, Paul hasn't sailed for awhile. Sutter is kinda landlocked. And he's a bit of a luddite, with no computer or internet access. He only has a phone because his sister bought him one and insists that he use it. He and I communicate by text. I sent him the sailing instructions by snail mail. Quintessential singlehander.

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    I could be coerced into RC in the morning, this year. I can't stay the whole day, though. I'm responsible for an Immortal Memory 10 minute lecture on the significance of Robert Burns at a Burns Night dinner that evening.

    BTW, will there be donuts?
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