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  1. #1
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    Default SH Farallones 2019

    Good info last night - thanks to all.

    I was wrongly chastised a couple years ago regarding the restricted area around the island. Once again it was said last night that you can't go within 1,000 feet of the island. That's not what I've read - it's 300 feet. I don't recommend getting that close but legally I think you can:

    https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Farallon_...e_do/FAQS.html

    If someone has more information about this, please post.
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    Last edited by BobJ; 05-09-2019 at 09:23 AM.

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    Good link Bob.
    I note the speed limit of 5 knots within 1000 feet of any of the islands.
    Anyone know if they have a radar gun out there?

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    Vessel Traffic has very accurate radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianb View Post
    Vessel Traffic has very accurate radar.
    Id love to hear THAT story, Brian!

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    I can hear the sirens now, and the bull horn: "Sailing vessel Nightmare! Pull over and prepare to be boarded!" [looks like one a them Transpac weirdos to me]
    Last edited by Philpott; 05-10-2019 at 08:24 AM.

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    Not feeling the love at the GGYC.

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    The biologists on the island do track vessel traffic as well as white shark activity. This is a sensitive place with lots of bird nesting and seal pupping right now. If something is egregious, the biologists will report it to DFW enforcement. I'd like to think that our little merry band of racers will represent the best of SSS. It's also just good environmental karma.

    Sorry I missed y'all at the meeting. I had every intention of going but then put the auto pilot on and didn't look up from work until 9:30. I was pretty upset about that. This really motivates me to get a new calendar app that dings me (as it used to).

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    Default SSS Farallones 2019 Pics

    Hi SSS Racers:

    Since I wasn't busy winning the race, I had time to take some pictures at the start (Werewolf) and spinnaker runs from the Farallones (Wingit and Outsider).
    Taken at a distance (for obvious reasons) and cropped. Enjoy!

    Regards,

    Ralph Morganstern
    Geodesic
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    Last edited by rmorganstern; 05-12-2019 at 01:28 PM. Reason: Need to upload pictures

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    Thanks. That was before I noticed the lazy halyard hoist !

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