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Woods Rider

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  1. Pensacola, Florida......some of the best sailing anywhere all year round. Many yacht clubs with racing....affordable cost of living..plenty of world racers and cruisers to learn from.
  2. https://www.newsweek.com/new-covid-vaccine-produces-antibodies-all-patients-during-first-trials-1517824
  3. This has been a crazy period. We put our house in Florida on the market in Early March and had a cash buyer, full price in the half million $ range. All in the midst of this pandemic. Our boat is a different story.
  4. Came out in droves........especially the powerboats.....great sailing though....... even SpaceX had their rocket retriever at NAS Pensacola.
  5. Role call... Who here has been sailing! i posted this from my boat.......... Woods
  6. Da Hooper thanks for sharing some news about something that may work and that is good news!
  7. They have multiple drive through test locations in my area and no prescreening required. Been considering getting tested but haven’t yet. Spoke with my niece the other day who is a researcher at Quest Diagnostics in CA. She said they (Quest) have the antibody test available now either through your Dr or direct but recommended not doing it yet because there isn’t enough “prevalence”. With NYC having about 25% to about 2.5% in LA.
  8. Yes they’re leaving here on the 9th. Saw their shrink wrapped chase boats and containers on the wharf as we sailed by yesterday in 13 knots of sea breeze with a bay full of sailboats social distancing. Go USA!
  9. But, nobody said it better than AL himself, From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”
  10. Charlie Daniels said it well in his song Well the eagle's been flyin' slow And the flag's been flyin' low And a lot of people sayin' that America's fixin' to fall Well speakin' just for me And some people from Tennessee We've got a thing or two to tell you all This lady may have stumbled But she ain't never fell And if the Russians don't believe that They can all go straight to hell We're gonna put her feet back On the path of righteousness and then God bless America again [CHORUS] And you never did think That it ever would happen again (In America, did
  11. Sure did. And I’m a Steeler fan too!
  12. Ok, I’ll bite , but just for fun. You assholes that beat down our country and it’s duly elected leaders need to take moment and reflect on what we’re about......we may not agree....we may not like each other’s choices but when the chips are down, we are on the same team. Go American Magic...go USA!
  13. I hear you and agree! Let the results speak for themselves. I will say that I read this thread because it’s about Team NYYC. I believe they will have a committed team, a scar fast boat that tacks like a slot car and a chip on their shoulder. Go American Magic!
  14. FWIW, I have seen American Magic multiple times running up and down Pensacola Bay with both the Mule and Defiant. I spoken to several of the leadership and crew. We will beat all competition.......and that’s the truth Ruth! Go American Magic, go USA!
  15. My son is a nurse practitioner. God bless the front line responders.
  16. We’re still sailing in Florida.
  17. Here in Florida we are allowed to bike, hike, fish, boat or sail as long as we don’t have 10 or more together and don’t pull up on the beach. Our boat is in a slip. My wife and I drove there Thursday, went from the car to the boat , cast the lines and sailed for two hours on a large bay away from everyone. Back to the dock, in the car then straight home. It was legal and we didn’t touch anything or get within 50 feet of a single person. Today I rode my motorcycle in the forest for a couple hours. No stopping except for in the middle of the woods. Been walking 4.5 miles a day (again, no
  18. Went sailing today. State shutdown starts at midnight here but there are large loopholes....... Included in the list of “essentials” is fishing, bicycling and even swimming. The FWC here is stating that as long as you are not on the beach or rafted up, or in groups greater than 10 people it’s ok to be on the water. We figured we will have a line in the water the next time we go sailing so we can say we are fishing. This idiot posted this video of two FWC guys telling he and his buddies they were going to have to get off the beach and have their boats 50’ apart. The anchor
  19. Here are links to a couple positive articles... https://www.seattlepi.com/coronavirus/article/good-news-about-novel-coronavirus-15141530.php https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-not-good-but-the-news-is-not-all-bad-2020031919247
  20. The admiral and I finally got out and away on our boat. Anchored away, quiet, having a cocktail and listening to Sinatra. I put on live news and caught Trumps shit show. Nobody wants to hear anything but the FACTS. He lost me... I can’t believe in the midst of this challenge he even spends a nanosecond talking about me, me me .....I heard him say (again) “I lost a lot of money becoming president.” A fucking Savant
  21. While.most everyone is exercising SD, our state officials are allowing thousands of spring breakers on our beaches. It’s really crazy that we close all bars, restaurants and retail to minimize the spread yet they allow thousands of drunk kids from “everywhere” come hang at the beach. They had a report on local news showing groups of 20-30 close together dancing and partying....not the groups limited to 10 or less. The local police are saying they are not going on calls unless it’s a very serious one, like armed robbery...can’t wait to cast off for a while. And regarding the sleep pr
  22. Crazy timing in many ways. We just listed our house for sale on Friday......now the market and housing is tanking....we are lucky, the wife and I work from home and have clients around the US including many public health departments. We were thinking of going sailing and anchoring for a week but many of our clients need us to update their messaging / content. My 90 yr old mom just moved from here to PA to live with my brother in January (I know crazy right?) while MIL lives alone at 88 in PA also. Our kids all grown are good so far... Plenty of supplies here like food, rum, meds
  23. TH said the same thing when we were together a few weeks ago, AM has had way more sailing time than any others....gotta love P’cola Bay!
  24. We are selling this place to get on with cruising. I agree that a house is just a house. Each move is always better!
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