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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermission View Post
    Thanks to all the guessers who went before me.

    I vote; dogs running free.
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    "Blowing dogs off chains" is not Shakespeare as some would like to think. It's Aussie Bush larrikin for a strong breeze, adopted by Kiwi sailors in the not too distant past. A dog blown off its chain could be considered "running free." It was blowing dogs off their chains here yesterday. And gusting 53.5 mph at the Inverness YC, sister club to CBC

    https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KCAINVER3

    Sorry, wrong guess.

    As a reminder, what we are looking for: in the original list, which one does not relate to the other six.
    One more wrong guess and we are down to the last man/woman/child left standing for the Macapuno. Give it your best shot.
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    So I've got a 50/50 chance here.
    Since "white horses" is another reference to "sheep in the meadow" both wind phenomena like the earlier answers,
    I'll go with "tack,back,gybe,set" which are sail manouvers as the different answer.

    Of course "bouy of death" takes some local knowledge !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daydreamer View Post
    So I've got a 50/50 chance here.
    Since "white horses" is another reference to "sheep in the meadow" both wind phenomena like the earlier answers,
    I'll go with "tack,back,gybe,set" which are sail manouvers as the different answer.

    Of course "bouy of death" takes some local knowledge !
    What, do you think I give Macapuno away for free? Gotta earn it on this thread. Which you have done.

    Yes the correct answer is "tack, back, jibe, set," which is a mark rounding maneuver, not a strong wind event in the CBC front yard. We practiced the TBJS on IMP in 1977 and used to good effect in buoys races in the Admirals Cup when the weather mark turn meant rounding and hoisting the spinnaker on the same tack, a 270 degree turn. Hard to visualize without pics, but basically the jib was backed at the turn to spin the boat around, while the spinny was hoisted simultaneously. It worked a treat when the breeze was up. In the pics it was only about 14 knots, #1 weather, but as up can see, the spinnaker is up and drawing before the stern has left the mark. Not something practiced much these days.

    Congrats, good Sir. We didn't have to go into overtime.

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    PS: As noted above, White Horses is another name for white caps.

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    Congratulations, Greg! Congratulations,Skip, for fooling us all almost all of the time. It gives us the chance to come out and play!

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    Does the "tack, back, jibe, set" work without banding the chute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Gutoff View Post
    Does the "tack, back, jibe, set" work without banding the chute?
    Not sure. We "banded" the chute with cotton baby yarn, not the tougher poly stuff. Prehoisting the chute without it being in stops might be dicey. The other maneuver we perfected on IMP was the belly button spinnaker drop down the forehatch. No one had seen that before.

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    Breeze on for yesterday's Half Hog race at Tomales. One gust to 40 knots on the IYC anemometer. 110's zipping around on full on planes. 3 capsized. One bailed the water out and finished second, one got towed in, and another beached across the bay at Marshall, bailed out, and was also towed. Never a dull moment in the 110 class....either onshore or on the water.
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    A new ride at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? Nope, a Farallone 29, aka Golden Gate 30. CATS PAW had been anchored out off the Santa Cruz Wharf when we happened upon this sad sight yesterday morning. No word as to definitive cause.

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    Good news is this morning CATS PAW had been towed off the beach at high tide. I do not know the specifics other than the Farallone 29 is a full keel, stoutly built, fiberglass hull now back at anchor. PS: Note the Danforth anchor in the right foreground. Not the recommended ground tackle in this area for hard packed sand with kelp cover in a shifting breeze.
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    This past week found the DAZZLERS (Tom and Sue) aboard their Vanagon and the sleddog with Annie aboard RUBY voyaging up Highway 1 to Salt Point State Park, about 15 nm north of Jenner at the mouth of the Russian River. Salt Point was a delightful base camp for hikes along the cliffs, visiting Stump Beach and Gerstle Cove, and the Kruse Rhododendron Reserve.

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    Tho some assembly required, the RUBY, at 14' LOA, is a good size with a decent PHRF rating and no need for an anchor winch.

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    The wildflowers were in full bloom at Salt Point.

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    Estimated height of breaking swell's plume was 50 feet.

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    The rock sculpture was interesting, with evidence of stone quarrying in the vicinity to supply 19th century San Francisco buildings.

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    How engineless schooners anchored here at Gerstle Cove to load quarried stone took some real seamanship. Somebody lost their old timey, Fisherman anchor, as it was on display at the entrance Ranger Station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    . Note the Danforth anchor in the right foreground. Not the recommended ground tackle in this area for hard packed sand with kelp cover in a shifting breeze.
    Which type of anchor would you recommend?


    Great pictures!

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