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  1. The Li Ka Shing foundation donated a boatload of...

    The Li Ka Shing foundation donated a boatload of money to Stanford to build the new Medical School....among other things.
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    Well, damn.

    Well, damn.
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    Maiden - the movie

    It's really more about Tracy Edwards, overall than about the actual race, but it's a good movie. It's pretty darned low-budget, YAY... Take your daughters to see it for the lesson about women...
  4. This is what I should be doing with the Piper 24,...

    This is what I should be doing with the Piper 24, next summer.
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    That description of trying to make hatchboards...

    That description of trying to make hatchboards duct-taped to spin poles work as an emergency rudder is about as powerful a motivator I can come up with to build a real emergency steering system if...
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    I have GOT to sail on Huntington lake someday.

    I have GOT to sail on Huntington lake someday.
  7. Thread: 2019 LongPac

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    We had to turn around because of...

    We had to turn around because of seasickness....scopolamine patch, notwithstanding.

    We broke a couple of things, nothing vital but stuff that we need to know about for further ocean races. Then...
  8. Thread: 2019 LongPac

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    I have some GoPro video, but I left the camera on...

    I have some GoPro video, but I left the camera on the boat. sheesh.
  9. Thread: 2019 LongPac

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    Seriously, 30-35 knots of wind is no joke but you...

    Seriously, 30-35 knots of wind is no joke but you just put up little dinky sails and deal with it. With two reefs in and the 80% jib rolled up to about 60%, Skye (Capo 30 with a sugar scoop) didn't...
  10. Thread: 2019 LongPac

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    2019 LongPac

    That was: "Rather Brutal"

    18 registered
    16 starters
    6 finishers

    27-35 knot winds out past the Farallones, but the killer was the sea state. There was NO discernable pattern. It truly was...
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    That's for sure. The boat was wa-a-aay up on...

    That's for sure.

    The boat was wa-a-aay up on the flats. I don't think it's moving ever again.
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    ketch or yawl sunk in South Bay

    As we were motoring back north from the Westpoint Regatta, we noticed a two-masted something-or-other, heeled over strongly, and aground on the Foster City side of the Bay, maybe a mile or two south...
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    On Skye, we got spanked but it was fun.

    On Skye, we got spanked but it was fun.
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    Not a chance. The marine services industry is a...

    Not a chance. The marine services industry is a small world, everybody knows more or less everybody.

    Everybody knows why Svendsens is gone, why it was sold. They know about the threatened...
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    LOL..I don't think that's a Wilderness 30!~ ...

    LOL..I don't think that's a Wilderness 30!~ Though for sure, Dave spent lots of time aboard Special Edition back in the day. Timberwolf is a late 70's early 80's Farr 38, I think. Cool looking...
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    Nice write-up, Dan. The 3BF was a fun day!...

    Nice write-up, Dan.

    The 3BF was a fun day! We went CW. We started well, were the only ones in our rating band to fly a spinnaker at the start. We held on to it for about 15 minutes and...
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    Yeah, I'm afraid that micro-trawling the worlds...

    Yeah, I'm afraid that micro-trawling the worlds oceans to collect plastic is NOT the answer.
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    The Wildcat will be there. I supposed I should...

    The Wildcat will be there. I supposed I should look up the tidal cycle, huh?
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    And if nobody applies? ...which is the most...

    And if nobody applies?

    ...which is the most likely scenario.

    Hey, I could be wrong.
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    That was an interesting read....

    That was an interesting read....
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    I am amused by the Alameda Marina's recent...

    I am amused by the Alameda Marina's recent advertisements in Craigslist for open slips. C'mon, you were gonna yank out all the little slips and replace them with the 40-footers+ that the tenants in...
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    Kinda sux.

    Kinda sux.
  23. Thread: 2018 pac 52 cup

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    I'll never play on board one of those but they...

    I'll never play on board one of those but they sure are sexy.
  24. Thread: Boat Renaming

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    Honestly, I just busted a bottle of Bud over the...

    Honestly, I just busted a bottle of Bud over the bow and called it good. :cool:
  25. Not a word from the S2 class folks on the class...

    Not a word from the S2 class folks on the class website. Not even a "great idea, good luck!".


    nixx.
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