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    First is a Herreschoff 12-1/2, aka Doughdish, designed by Nathaniel Herreschoff.
    Second is a Penguin, designed by Philip Rhodes. My dad built a penguin in around 1960 but only attempted to sail it once because there wasn't a good place to launch it in those days near Santa Monica. Got swamped in the shore break at the Santa Monica pier and he didn't try sailing again until 1963 when he bought a Cal 20 after Marina del Rey was opened.

    Third... I have no clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cover Craft View Post
    First is a Herreschoff 12-1/2, aka Doughdish, designed by Nathaniel Herreschoff.
    Second is a Penguin, designed by Philip Rhodes. My dad built a penguin in around 1960 but only attempted to sail it once because there wasn't a good place to launch it in those days near Santa Monica. Got swamped in the shore break at the Santa Monica pier and he didn't try sailing again until 1963 when he bought a Cal 20 after Marina del Rey was opened.Third... I have no clue.
    Tom K
    Bingo! Tom K. Good eyes. The Nathanial Herreshoff 12.5, when built in fiberglass, is called a "Doughdish." At first I pooh-poohed the design. But darn if they are not cool little boats to sail and have quite a following up and down the East Coast. As reported elsewhere, we won the Buzzards Around-the-Island Regatta with one in a photo finish which required sailing across the finish line backwards.

    My nephew races his wood Penguin with either of his kids for crew. The class is also popular in the East, 10-20 boats out regularly in Annapolis, and I believe has a minimum weight for skipper and crew. Maybe someone knows more than I, but the Penguin, designed in 1937 for home builders by Phil Rhodes, has stayed modern. I know you can see at least one sailing the Napa River near Vallejo with a new North sail on a wooden spar. Sorry, Tom, your Dad couldn't get your Penguin through the Santa Monica shore break! There was no Marina Del Rey harbor in those days. The closest place to launch probably would have been Cabrillo Beach, the home of "Hurricane Gulch." And everything blows downwind from there!

    The couple and kid on the Starboat all sailed Stars, but the couple were, and likely always will be, famous in Star Class history for being the first and only mixed gender skipper and crew to win a World Championship. You will recognize their names immediately when someone guesses correctly. As for the kid, that's the young sleddog.

    Addendum: I believe the Doughdish above is for sale at Santa Cruz.
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    2nd hint: two Skips in the third photo

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    Aha! I cheated (looked it up), the Star sailing couple are Skip and Mary Etchells.
    Always good to learn something from Sleddog's quizzes.
    Tom K

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    A good day not to be kayaking at Santa Cruz Harbor. Starting about 7:45 a.m., at 20 minute intervals, 3-4 tsunami pulses hit Santa Cruz Harbor, breaking the dredge loose from its moorings and disconnecting the dredge pipe to shore. A number of the larger boats left the harbor to dodge the tsunami and were then stuck outside for 10 hours until things were put to rights and the dredge was moved back to its moorings and the sunken dredge pipe retrieved.

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    Where I usually park to launch my kayak, the 6 foot high tide with the tsunami wave on top flooded the parking lot and several vehicles were partially submerged.

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    Though the CBC does not own a TV, apparently national news feasted on Santa Cruz Harbor and the CBC switchboard lit up taking calls from across the country wondering if CBC was still afloat. The fact is CBC can raise itself to 90 feet above sea level with its specialty airbags and inflater, and all is well.

    Other good news is Port Captain Spruit's little wood cat, MOKU, did not launch itself off its trailer in the flooded dry storage yard.
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    Here's an evocative, 2 minute video of the Santa Cruz Harbor dredge breaking its forward moorings yesterday in one of the tsunami pulses. Had the dredge come completely adrift and savaged the docks and slip area, there would have likely been a very expensive repair bill.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8dc2ypJDGI

    An interesting phenomena happened in Soquel Creek, nearby and downhill from CBC. A tidal wave "bore" entered the river mouth and reversed the flow of the Creek well inland. This video is shot looking northeast towards Stockton Ave. bridge and Margaritaville on the Esplanade. Doggies.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1482471813883985923

    Both the Santa Cruz Harbor Entrance and the mouth of Soquel Creek face south, meaning wind and wave from that quadrant enters the usually placid waterways with interesting and often damaging effect.
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