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    Someone once told me that "light air racing is...

    Someone once told me that "light air racing is the only time you get to go twice as fast as your competitors" and I've remembered that. Thanks WD.
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    It's critically important not to kill rich people.

    It's critically important not to kill rich people.
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    SHTP records are archived at SSS.

    SHTP records are archived at SSS.
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    My point precisely.

    My point precisely.
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    Personally, I think mommy boats should count as...

    Personally, I think mommy boats should count as outside assistance.
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    Even faster: ...

    Even faster:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_314_Clipper
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    A dumptruck full of money given to the former...

    A dumptruck full of money given to the former owner?
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    So many crew aboard on Red Sky, you ditched your...

    So many crew aboard on Red Sky, you ditched your original SH registration? Nice job though.

    The power of AIS-transmit was proven to me personally on the race as an outbound container ship...
  9. This is how most of the entries in the 2014...

    This is how most of the entries in the 2014 rowing race to Hawaii ended up as well (starting from Monterey). NorCal is just not a great place to start -- better Santa Barbara , further to row but...
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    Don't you realize how important (they think) they...

    Don't you realize how important (they think) they are?
  11. A good many of the rowing fleet last summer went...

    A good many of the rowing fleet last summer went south of Santa Barbra early on

    http://sfbaysss.org/shtp/great-pacific-race/
  12. From the basic shape and colour of the boat, are...

    From the basic shape and colour of the boat, are they indeed coxless?
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    There is a lot of tussling over Saturdays with...

    There is a lot of tussling over Saturdays with good morning tides. Maybe the tide calendar this year pushed things in an unfavorable way.

    Personally I'd be just as happy to race Sundays. In a...
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    Going out of town on vacation, sorry to miss it.

    Going out of town on vacation, sorry to miss it.
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    What's it rate?

    What's it rate?
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    also, summary of local SAS and safety stuff here:...

    also, summary of local SAS and safety stuff here:

    http://sfbaysss.org/main/ocean-racing-requirements/
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    Revamped SAS pages at USSailing, explains...

    Revamped SAS pages at USSailing, explains different course types and also a "Find a Seminar Near You" page. Start here:

    http://www.ussailing.org/education/safety-at-sea/
  18. Official entry tally at 362, an all-time record. ...

    Official entry tally at 362, an all-time record. The 3BF is the biggest sailboat race in North America.
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    See here: ...

    See here: http://sfbaysss.org/main/sss-to-sponsor-sas/

    Capacity is more like 50 or 60, not 100.
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    It hasn't gotten any less ugly since it was...

    It hasn't gotten any less ugly since it was launched 2 years ago.
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    Ditto -- thanks Andy for taking on a pretty...

    Ditto -- thanks Andy for taking on a pretty 'thankless' task.
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    That is why a backup VHF antenna is also...

    That is why a backup VHF antenna is also required, at least in Cat I/II.
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    Burns 15 gal of fuel per mile, or about 1...

    Burns 15 gal of fuel per mile, or about 1 liter/second.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/118_WallyPower
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    There is a tentative SAS scheduled for 1 March,...

    There is a tentative SAS scheduled for 1 March, at Oakland Yacht Club, 0800 start time.
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    Andy, can you publish a list of upcoming SAS...

    Andy, can you publish a list of upcoming SAS courses with dates, contact info etc?

    Thanks.
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