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  1. 11 Metre One Design

    The same guy who just did Pacific Cup, San Francisco to Hawaii on a Melges 32 did The Coastal Cup, S.F. to Catalina, on an 11 metre OD a few years back. 350 downwind miles in some fairly big breeze and waves down the California coast. They did a lot of mods to the boat, sealed bulkheads and such, but they had big grins on their faces when they got in.
  2. Interesting One-Design Classes only sailed in one area.

    How many 5.5 meters do you have? We have 8 on the Alameda/Oakland Estuary with hopefully a couple of more in the pipeline for next year.
  3. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Shoal draft Santa Cruz 52? Sailed one for years with electric winches for the primaries.Probably worth looking into?
  4. Older well known IOR Boats

    The Frers 58 Swiftsure is still going strong. Sadly Sy, the long time owner passed away recently.
  5. used 4 seat convertibles under 8k?

    We have two MG Midgets in our parking lot, both driven daily by two separate owners. Probably the largest concentration of the things left.
  6. Farr 36OD looking to head West

    There will be some Sunday club races featuring smaller fleets, Oakland Yacht Club Sunday Brunch series for instance. The YRA master calendar will have them all listed, http://yra.org/ also the local sailing rag Latitude 38 will put out a racing calendar on Jan 1st that will list most of them also.
  7. Farr 36OD looking to head West

    There is also the Corinthian Yacht Club Midwinters, that run both days of the weekend in January and Feb. Also here on San Francisco Bay, http://www.cyc.org/pageid=251?ssid=100079 Then there is the Richmond Yacht Club Big Daddy Regatta, one day of buoy races, and a 100 plus boat pursuit race on the Sunday. They don't have it on the calendar yet, but you can get the idea here. http://www.richmondyc.org/page/13823~328431/Major-Regattas-at-RYC
  8. Farr 36OD looking to head West

    The Golden Gate Yacht Club does a once a month mid winter series on the first saturday of the month on San Francisco Bay. In years past at least one, sometimes two Farr 36ODs have sailed in it. A search of Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta will get you more details. https://www.jibeset.net/GGYC000.php?RG=T005126057
  9. Schooner W. N. Ragland dismasted?

    The Ragland is still in the Alameda/Oakland Estuary, across from Jack London Square. I walk the dog by it pretty much everyday. I never see anything happening on board. I will try to get some pictures when I sail by her later today.
  10. Transpac 2017

    Plus, you know... That whole running the engine the whole time thing...
  11. A Bump in the Night.

    We hit the committee boat for the 505 worlds. Sadly we were on a TP-52 when we did it.
  12. I have sailed a lot on the SC 52 and can say it is one of the best boats I have ever been on. The build quality can't be beat, they can be sailed easily short handed, although the electric primaries help a lot with that. The interiors are spacious and tidy, with the systems well thought out and easy to maintain. and as a previous poster has stated the boat does not really have any bad habits. As far as depth is concerned I have some friends cruising the South Pacific on a Schumacher 52 which draws something like 11ft, and they seem to be doing just fine. Check out their blog here… http://svcinnabar.blogspot.com. There was also a shoal draft keel option that some boats had which is another possibility?
  13. j70 worlds

    Jud with a pretty big lead at the first mark. Catapult second.
  14. never thought about it but

    You called didn't you?
  15. Alameda Marina outboard theft. (with Video) from GA.

    Seems like outboard motor theft, and managemnt indifference, has been an ongoing problem in the marina... http://www.yelp.com/biz/alameda-marina-alameda