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  1. Thread: GGYC's 12-meters

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    Remember that event well, they sailed right past...

    Remember that event well, they sailed right past our boat in her Jack London West marina (the 'ghetto') up and down the course. Good times!
  2. Thread: What would it take

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    Dredging.

    Dredging.
  3. Thread: GGYC's 12-meters

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    They were the StFYC boats. No clue. Stephen's...

    They were the StFYC boats. No clue. Stephen's Brothers built one of them (the first?) and was stiffed of the payment, causing them to go under and sell their business. So much for the 'glory days...
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    Did the Windjammers in 89, 90, and 91. Fun race,...

    Did the Windjammers in 89, 90, and 91. Fun race, with countless SC-SF deliveries in between. Good times.

    That said, welcome to the "short attention span theater" generation; or, as one friend...
  5. The lights are a concern? Last time I went by...

    The lights are a concern? Last time I went by the port at night, it was lit up as bright or brighter than a stadium...
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    It was a steady 20 with gusts at the start, and a...

    It was a steady 20 with gusts at the start, and a sistership with wind instruments said it was a solid 25 with gusts at Harding. We dropped out on the first leg due to the conditions being a bit...
  7. Thread: Do the Ditch !

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    If boats aren't displaying lights, they are in...

    If boats aren't displaying lights, they are in violation of the NOR and SI rules, so yeah- getting pulled over, inspected, and cited would be an appropriate way to end the race for those choosing to...
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    LOL! Too true...

    LOL! Too true...
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    Thanks. You buy your ticket and take your...

    Thanks. You buy your ticket and take your chances, though normally that only applies to midwinters.
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    Did anyone finish, or even get near it? Tough...

    Did anyone finish, or even get near it? Tough weather.
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    Sunday's race in the estuary is a throw-back to...

    Sunday's race in the estuary is a throw-back to the origins of the 2nd half opener. 1990 and 1991, maybe even 92, they ran two race courses in the estuary on Sunday (big boats further west, little...
  12. Thread: It's a Party !

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    Happy birthday, Amigo!

    Happy birthday, Amigo!
  13. Thread: What Does It Fit?

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    Something big and fast...

    Something big and fast...
  14. Typically older rail assets are left in place...

    Typically older rail assets are left in place because the railroad is responsible for the cost of removal. The Berkeley Pier, of example, UP was finally in conversation with the Corp of Engineers...
  15. There is also a complete lack of railroading...

    There is also a complete lack of railroading activity on Alameda for many years now, too.
  16. There is also a complete lack of railroading...

    There is also a complete lack of railroading activity on Alameda for many years now, too.
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    http://bit.ly/2e38nYS

    http://bit.ly/2e38nYS
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    When my friend worked the Matson freighters...

    When my friend worked the Matson freighters between LA and Honolulu, they sailed Sunday evening and arrived Thursday mornings, so just under 5 days.
  19. Thread: 2016 Ensenada Race

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    Thanks Don!

    Thanks Don!
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    Most folks I know of deliver back early Sunday...

    Most folks I know of deliver back early Sunday morning. Typically calm, depending upon the tide.
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    Seems to me if you add up all the time needed to...

    Seems to me if you add up all the time needed to get the trailer there, haul the boat, step the rig, trailer her home, restep the rig, wouldn't it just be easier to motor out at 0800 and head home...
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    Remember her from her time on the bay in the late...

    Remember her from her time on the bay in the late 80s, racing against the likes of the Farr 40 1 tonner "Pacific Sundance", among others. Tough to second guess the situation, as he was taking on...
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    As someone once very actively involved in YRA and...

    As someone once very actively involved in YRA and Bay Racing, the challenges the YRA faces can best be summed up with an inability to change with the radically different customer demographic since...
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    Hey Alan, here's a suggestion for you (it's my...

    Hey Alan, here's a suggestion for you (it's my technique for the trailer drop day before the ditch run): re-route your voyage to begin in Richmond (or in Oakland / Alameda). Drop the boat in the...
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    Seems like a good way to reinvent and...

    Seems like a good way to reinvent and reinvigorate, IMHO.
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