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    Smithfield, VA
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    Sailing, Kayaking, Sculling, & Oyster Gardening.

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  1. Bloodhound was the royal racing yacht during the 1960s. I believe Prince Philip is the one in the white cap at the helm.
  2. The Santana 20 is the first boat that came to my mind. It just seems like a fun boat to sail. The main disadvantage is that ramp launching would be easier for a centerboard/daggerboard boat.
  3. The most important thing is to start them young. A more recent photo.
  4. Don't get me wrong. I don't wish death for the Prime Minister, but he is facing a lot of serious policy issues with no good solutions. Death would be a way to avoid culpability. History is generally more sympathetic to leaders who die in office.
  5. How about if the UK had stayed in the EU and Canada, Australia, and New Zealand had joined? Canada in particular might benefit from EU membership. It might ease separatist tensions in Quebec. Of course, it is not likely to happen with Canada entangled in NAFTA, excuse me - the USMCA, and Australia and New Zealand in the TPP. Just a thought.
  6. Should there be legal limits on the size of vessels that are sailed single-handed? I believe subsequent to Club Mediterranée, the OSTAR established a length limit of 60 feet. I believe the various single-handed around-the-world races have also had a length limit of 60 feet.
  7. Alain Colas on Club Mediterranée was the second across the finish line of the 1976 OSTAR, but he had put into Halifax to make repairs, so he was penalized 10% of his elapsed time, which put him in fifth place. Eric Tabarly won the race on Pen Duick VI.
  8. Alain Colas sailed the 236-foot Club Méditerranée in the 1976 Observer Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR).
  9. I used to use "Interloper" as my username on the forums that I joined, then the Singlehanded Sailing Society refused to admit me.
  10. Yes, the Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond is a wonderful place. It would be even better if they took all those statues of Confederate Generals off of Monument Avenue and stuck them in a courtyard at the museum.
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