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  1. 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...
  3. 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...
  8. Thread: It's a Party !

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    Happy birthday, Amigo!

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

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    Something big and fast...

    Something big and fast...
  10. 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...
  11. There is also a complete lack of railroading...

    There is also a complete lack of railroading activity on Alameda for many years now, too.
  12. 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.
  15. 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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    Great stuff!!! Brings back many fond memories of...

    Great stuff!!! Brings back many fond memories of my teen years sailing in Santa Cruz (and the bay).
    Thanks!
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    Yes, that's the non-profit that works to get kids...

    Yes, that's the non-profit that works to get kids who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to out on the water. Kame Richards / Pineapple Sails spearheaded this effort and is the board president....
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    Remember her sitting in with the band during a...

    Remember her sitting in with the band during a Vallejo Race party in the late 80s- maybe 88, the year they postponed to late July due to an oil spill the day before the scheduled May weekend? Age...
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    Good!!

    Good!!
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