Search:

Type: Posts; User: Wylieguy

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,004

    In the early 1960s we lived in Pacifica across...

    In the early 1960s we lived in Pacifica across the street from a Red Stack tugboat engineer. I was a M.A. Film Major at SFSC and thought a documentary on S.F. Bay tugs would be interesting. Walt...
  2. Replies
    3
    Views
    738

    Richardson Bay had arks, too. There are several...

    Richardson Bay had arks, too. There are several hauled out and being used at houses (cabins?)l near the corner of Bridgeway and Johnson (actually on Humboldt, but Humboldt has become a parking lot...
  3. Replies
    1
    Views
    562

    We put a lot of faith in those we hire to do...

    We put a lot of faith in those we hire to do things we can't do ourselves. My wife won't let me dive on my boat any longer; old age has its benefits. A GoPro on a stick is one way to check the...
  4. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,207

    The Berkeley Marina isn't alone. Fortman Marina...

    The Berkeley Marina isn't alone. Fortman Marina in Alameda (and several other Estuary marinas), Richardson Bay Marina in Sausalito (and several others), Loch Lomand in San Rafael (and several...
  5. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,003

    Actually the Petaluma "River" we see and think of...

    Actually the Petaluma "River" we see and think of is a 12 mile tidal slough running from downtown Petaluma's turning basin to Black Point where it enters San Pablo Bay. Until 1959 is was officially...
  6. Replies
    3
    Views
    785

    We're always on Starboard!

    We're always on Starboard!
  7. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,191

    Taking "Head over heels in love with sailing" too...

    Taking "Head over heels in love with sailing" too far.
  8. Replies
    32
    Views
    5,071

    Another thought here. EVERY ocean racing Race...

    Another thought here. EVERY ocean racing Race Committee makes a note of boats not registered that "APPEAR" to be starting a race. Sail #, boat type, apparent # of souls on board, color, etc. This...
  9. Replies
    32
    Views
    5,071

    Some may recall that I served 2 terms as YRA...

    Some may recall that I served 2 terms as YRA Chairman a few years ago. I have also served on many OYRA/SSS Race Committees and as PRO on OYRA races in the past.

    But first a little history. ...
  10. Replies
    12
    Views
    3,015

    Here's Wikipedia's Land's End history. As a...

    Here's Wikipedia's Land's End history. As a retired English Prof. I usually "correct" the ' mistake. Just a bad habit! Defender Industries has a different, but still interesting history.
    ...
  11. Replies
    12
    Views
    3,015

    Another thought. I purchased my first set of...

    Another thought. I purchased my first set of "new" foulies from Lands End when it was a marine mail order store in the early 1970s. Some boat parts and a sea bag, too. But then the catalog became...
  12. Replies
    12
    Views
    3,015

    I think we can look forward to more MW closures...

    I think we can look forward to more MW closures and a change in their marketing. They face several challenges.

    1) One, of course is the internet, which includes Defender Industries and several...
  13. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,074

    The YRA Schedule is more than just a calendar. ...

    The YRA Schedule is more than just a calendar. Most of the in-shore races listed also get a Coast Guard Permit as part of the arrangement, so the CG is involved. Off-shore races have to wait. It...
  14. Replies
    57
    Views
    9,435

    The problem with "cut" buoys is not new. When I...

    The problem with "cut" buoys is not new. When I was involved in YRA (circa 1970s - 2000s) there was repeated trouble with Ft Mason and Yellow Bluff. After repeated efforts and thousands of dollars,...
  15. Replies
    60
    Views
    7,916

    One of the nice things about Pressure Drop is/was...

    One of the nice things about Pressure Drop is/was the civility and restraint shown by contributors. There is some joshing, but it always appears to be in fun. Not many rude/crude comments nor...
  16. Thread: It's A Wrap

    by Wylieguy
    Replies
    3
    Views
    1,093

    1 kiter down on the way to becoming an "Ace." ...

    1 kiter down on the way to becoming an "Ace."
    or
    Another unusual wedding proposal gone awry.
  17. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,679

    Berth rates are a "little" higher in Sausalito. ...

    Berth rates are a "little" higher in Sausalito. I've had a boat in Clipper YH since 1982 (a few years away with my trailered Tuna). There are boats that have sat berths for decades. Some are...
  18. I didn't do well in the Statistics course I had...

    I didn't do well in the Statistics course I had to take as part of my "liberal arts" undergraduate study, probably because I was an English major and much more interested in why Hamlet never learned...
  19. I sailed the SYC Twin Island Race Saturday and on...

    I sailed the SYC Twin Island Race Saturday and on every boat I saw, including a bunch of YRA boats headed south that we crossed tracks with around Alcatraz everyone was wearing a life jacket. Even...
  20. Replies
    33
    Views
    4,933

    The HMB day began with a whale encounter just...

    The HMB day began with a whale encounter just west of the GG Bridge. I was on the phone (one hand) and tiller (other hand) telling my wife, the "real" Nancy, that we were on our way when a humpback...
  21. Replies
    33
    Views
    4,933

    Over the years I've enjoyed the Sunday sail back...

    Over the years I've enjoyed the Sunday sail back from HMB (OYRA & SSS races). Motor out to around the Colorado Reef Buoy, motor-sail or begin to sail on a course toward Bonita Buoy #2. If the...
  22. Replies
    33
    Views
    4,933

    "NANCY" will be there. Will the HMB YC be...

    "NANCY" will be there.

    Will the HMB YC be hosting dinner again this year? Details on signing up coming?
  23. Thread: A WTF Moment

    by Wylieguy
    Replies
    7
    Views
    1,631

    El Capitan is next!

    El Capitan is next!
  24. Replies
    47
    Views
    12,734

    Actually the "new" Finish Line is the really...

    Actually the "new" Finish Line is the really "old" Finish Line. I don't remember when it was changed to North of the Bridge, but in the 1970/1980s the Finish was off Paradise Cay. I remember...
  25. Replies
    90
    Views
    26,400

    [QUOTE=BobJ;45666]YRA and SSS have long...

    [QUOTE=BobJ;45666]YRA and SSS have long restricted the Pinole Shoal Channel, forcing the fleets to the south side where the ferries want to go (I assume to shorten their routes). Why can't the...
Results 1 to 25 of 92
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4