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  1. Off topic, but FYI as of last Friday, anyone over 60 can now register to get vaccinated on the provincial web-site. Although I've been extremely displeased about how the registration system has worked out - at least for me. I registered a week and a half ago under the >55 program at Shoppers Drug Mart, then registered early last week with London Drugs. I've not heard a thing from either yet. Then late Friday night I went to the local Shoppers which is listed as a vaccination site only to find out they had zero in stock. When I asked why, the pharmacist said they hadn't r
  2. And now, another example of our governments all talk - no action tendencies. 106 tickets have been issued to people arriving at YVR for refusing to participate in the "mandatory" hotel quarantine which was introduced on Feb 22: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/covid-19-more-than-100-passengers-arriving-at-yvr-refuse-governments-mandatory-hotel-quarantine Now the article says people who refuse are "subject" to a fine - which means they aren't necessarily fined. So the actual number is most likely in excess of 106. Perhaps greatly so, IDK. Anyway the article tag line say
  3. Maurice Hilleman and his team developed a vaccine for the 1968 H3N2 pandemic that was deployed within 4 months.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_flu He as also involved in the development of a vaccine for the 1957-58 H2N2 pandemic that went to trial within 2 months and deployed within 5 months. The rapid deployment is credited with saving several hundred thousands of lives. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1957–1958_influenza_pandemic Now it could be trialing was much less stringent back then. IDK. But there is precedence of very short vaccine deployment periods.
  4. Didn't he also sail on Mariner in '74. When his name came up in this thread it rung a bell from having read Roger Vaughan's excellent book on Mariner and the '74 AC - The Grand Gesture. That was many years ago though. Actually, just Google his name and Mariner and came up with this NY Times article on Turner's crew selection: https://www.nytimes.com/1974/03/31/archives/turner-chooses-crew-for-cup-trials.html It also mentions another name I recalled from the book: Legare Van Ness, who I believe also passed away not too long ago.
  5. That is Scorpion. The topic of a thread here maybe a year ago or so. Sat for sale for a few years it seems and some young guy bought it for next to nothing I suspect. He had some interesting adventures in it on the short few months he had it. I believe it was abandoned off the California coast in a storm. There were some photos of he and his crew with the CG helicopter team. There was one or two more threads - one where he wants to give the boat away for free and maybe another about the CG rescue. Anyone know her eventual fate? Washed up on shore, sunk, or carried off
  6. I sailed in Van on an X-119 or a while and another bulb keeled boat and it was never an issue. Don't know if I've ever even seen a kelp bulb on the shores in Van. Vic is another issue. I remember soon after getting my HF27 following Dave Richardson into a kelp bed figuring if it's good enough for Dave - good enough for me. I was maybe a boat length behind and reasoned if I stayed glued to his stern either we both get through or we both don't. Sure enough about halfway through, we slow down to a stop - almost like a very slow grounding but Dave continued on through without missing
  7. Magic Bus for one - which was a boat most young guys drooled over BITD. Smackwater Jack after the repaint to something more similar to MB. And the wooden Meiga XVI which is likely a later Whiting because most of the creases and folds are absent. As for the cabin, those big boxy cabins were a common thing on Kiwi Racer/Cruisers. I guess they followed the Bauhaus principle of "form follows function" in that it allowed for more interior volume. Davidson and Farr had not too dissimilar cabin tops. The last photo is a Davidson 28.
  8. From the 80's to today, Gray Hawken is the only name I can recall seeing attached to the boat.
  9. The problem is that in Canada or BC at least the "lockdowns" are like the Pirates Code - more like guidelines than rules. Don't want to wear a mask in a store? Just tell the store employees you're exempt - simple as that. Feel like spending a weekend in Whistler? Go ahead. Millions of Brazilians (of the P1 variety) have recently made Whistler their home - so a little something to take home with you as well. Take the Ferry to the Island for Easter Weekend? Be our guest and don't forget to dine in our onboard cafe (although every other restaurant is closed to dining as of last
  10. Yes, sounds like it was True North, not KA-8 - but kinda similar paint jobs. The sinking of True North and S&S 87 is mentioned in this rather good thread that even has some decent photos of Advance. It is mentioned that TN and S&S 87 sank during a hurricane in St Maarten. Anyways, cool to see some photos of Advance.
  11. Well, there you go...first hand experience with a T-keel in PNW. Surely it's not that bad year round. Or is it just during kelp season?
  12. I suppose they can call it whatever shade of blue they like. But the trawler looks closer to it than the J. When I say "it" I mean the hull colour of the 12 mR with the sail number US-55. Any hue different from that is not Stars & Stripes Blue - at least IMO for whatever that is worth. Note the reason I specifically mention US-55 is because there were several other Stars & Stripes built after US-55 for DC's AC campaigns over the years and they weren't all painted in the same shade of blue. Some were quite a bit darker - closer to a flag blue.
  13. As others have said, several paint manufacturers have what they refer to as Stars & Stripes blue. So named after S&S '87 (US-55), which was either gun metal blue or gunsmoke blue depending on your reference. If you want the real Stars & Stripes blue, look at S&S '87, since by definition that would be the official colour. Photo below. Also a photo of US-55 from back in the day, plus the remnants of both US-55 and what looks to be South Australia (KA-8) post hurricane. So sad. But anything resembling powder blue would not be Stars & Stripes blue. Same wit
  14. Almost any boat with even a trapezoidal keel will be a kelp catcher. Learn how to back down. This was standard pre-start practice at RVic when I raced out of there in the late 80's. Did it mid race often too, which sucked. But with practice you can do it in well under a minute. But the kelp problem there was seasonal and lasted maybe a month. Occasionally caught a few rogue strands out of season. On the other hand in Van kelp is seldom if ever a problem and I don't know if anyone even knows how to back down. I don't know what it is like in Seattle or other parts of
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