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    Lots of time to take photos out there on Saturday, so I did. Two boats hugging the shoreline just behind Dura Mater on the way to Blackaller here:

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    No, not the leeward mark:

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    Hope continues to spring eternal for Wet Spot, heading north toward Red Rock as the flood started to build:

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    If Outsider didn't have the Barge Incident would she have been in the hunt?
    Doubtful.... my group didn't make it to RR before the tide turn. Maybe I'd be more competitive if I reduce my hull weight by 20-30%, get a full square-top main and only get a 3 sec/mile hit; heard that's doable.

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    All else being equal, IO would have had to start 25:34 later for Serenade to beat them. That equates to a rating of -3 for a boat with only a 24' waterline.

    I understand what you're saying, but it has more to do with IO going clockwise when nearly everyone else went counter-clockwise. It was a typical Three Bridge Fiasco in that regard!
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    Oh yeah, it certainly was about picking the right way. I did go CW as well but didn't start early enough to make it around Red Rock.

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    Some pictures of the starting area were put on Flickr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    All else being equal, DEL.TEXT
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    Nice looking boat

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    Solo RTW

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    Look Ma no hands!
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    Brad Belleville s/v Encore stayed home in the Santa Cruz mountains instead of doing the Fiasco. He asked me how my day went and was surprised to learn that I only ate one chocolate bar of the seven I had onboard. Here is what I told him:

    I had my radio scanning between 72, 12, 13, 14 and 16. The fog was so dense on the way over to the city front from Richmond that vessel traffic was asking tugs and ferry drivers for updates every five minutes (“1/4 mile over here”, “not even 1/4 mile over here”), advising big ships in the bay and offshore to use their own judgement as to whether to stay in their anchorages or proceed, and to "exhibit extreme caution”.

    VTS radioed the SSS Race Chair to advise us all to keep our running lights on in the fog. I sat in Dura Mater’s companionway all the way over to the city front with my chart plotter in my lap, keeping an eye on my AIS and watching the little tiny circles as they migrated toward me and away again. I didn’t see Angel Island or Alcatraz the whole way.

    The fun part during the day was VTS advising new captains as they came on shift about the “319 sailing vessels participating in a race”.

    "What is the course?" They were asked.
    The reply?
    “There is no course. They can go wherever they want.”
    There was the inevitable long pause, then the calm response: “.... Copy that....”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightspeed View Post
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