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    I also agree with Solo....
    The Shaka Challenge could be the second longest running Singlehanded to Hawaii event on the West Coast if they just pushed their scheduling to Odd Years; and it would actually draw more people into cultivating a history and tradition that has taken the SSS years to develop. There is a real easy fix here....Who from the Shaka Challenge cares to comment? SHTP 2020.....SCTP 2021.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamayun View Post
    This thread is one symptom of the reason I'm moving away from the SSS and planning on doing other things. I'll keep in touch with those I consider friends but the closed-minded mentality that leads to thinking, "this is our race, go away" boggles my mind. It's just sad. But, hey, this is not my fight. I'd rather walk away and be happy for the great memories.

    I am sorry to read comments like this but I can understand both viewpoints.

    The SSS has two major assets going for it. One is the current group of folks that participate in the races and discussions. The second asset is the SSS history.

    My only contact is the forum and a trickle of event participation. There must be a lot of other discussion that I am unaware of.

    Per AlanH comments in another topic, it seems communication / discussion between decision makers and general membership could be better. In other volunteer groups, an annual general meeting to present and discuss was good. The folks that participate and do the work - get to make the decisions. Hopefully the general membership relays their concerns.

    It's all my humble opinion as a bystander.

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    Wouldn't it be Amazing if there was a singlehanded and/or doublehanded race from California to Tahiti? 2021...2023? 3,570 miles...
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    I messed around with this a few years ago. It's doable but the logistics are a bit daunting for regular working stiffs like us.

    But if you want it bad enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    I messed around with this a few years ago. It's doable but the logistics are a bit daunting for regular working stiffs like us.

    But if you want it bad enough...
    I was thinking about it as an option in the future for our sister organization in So Cal.
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    Got it.

    Then if the SSS wanted to race to Tahiti, we'd have to do it in different years and to a different destination.

    (Sarcasm)

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    Crazy Uncle Carl
    With toil and sacrifice behind us, and more to see
    Our old souls head to sea for serenity.
    Middle names Danger we go together
    Hoping for no drama no matter the weather.
    Most say we're crazy, no doubt that's true
    But we have each other's backs, just like family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar View Post
    Crazy Uncle Carl
    With toil and sacrifice behind us, and more to see
    Our old souls head to sea for serenity.
    Middle names Danger we go together
    Hoping for no drama no matter the weather.
    Most say we're crazy, no doubt that's true
    But we have each other's backs, just like family.
    Thatís very nice. Why that title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    That’s very nice. Why that title?
    I'm pretty sure I get it, but I look forward to clarification over a beer one day.

    Related to this - The General, who lives in the Carolinas, keeps his boat in MDR and is as much an SSS'er as there ever was, turns 90 on December 11th.

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