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    The eds love affair with the Etchells.

    I have a good friend who's dad has raced their J-105 OD on SF Bay since they bought it new almost 20 years ago. My friend cruises the boat up to the Delta in the summer and he and his family love camping on the thing. The boat races in a local PHRF series during the mid-winters, and he won...
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    LONQR 2

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    SpacEx Starship Heavy launch

    Interesting video of Apollo 11 from the launch pad that explains a lot of what happens at the very hot end of one of these things at launch.
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    Chris Poole and the RIPTIDE racing team advance.

    Haven’t lost a race yet. That’s pretty impressive.
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    Random PicThread

    Why not just use the Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel?
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    Who's racing with a Pro onboard tomorrow?

    The boats sailmaker is joining us this weekend. First one design series of the year, the owner purchased a new spinnaker over the winter.
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    What is the most pain you have ever felt

    Ruptured an Achilles tendon. At the time I told my wife that it was the most pain I had ever experienced, she told me I was just being dramatic and to shower and get changed so we could go out for dinner.
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    FBI storms Mar a Lago

    He did, amongst other things. Interesting guy, was considered a possible VP candidate for Hillary, and also as a possible Secretary of State candidate by Trump. It made me realize that there are some very smart and dedicated people at the top levels of the US government. Sadly it’s their elected...
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    FBI storms Mar a Lago

    The wife and I went to see the retired head of NATO, Admiral James Stavridis, do a lecture last night in SoCal. At one point the MC pulled a paper off the lectern and said, oh shit, I just found a classified document. That got a laugh out of the crowed.
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    Craigslist Finds - Keelboat edition

    Yes they can…
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    Cool As Shit Little Known One Designs

    The Columbia 5.5 meter fleet on the Oakland/Alameda Estuary in San Francisco Bay
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    Random PicThread

    I had the opposite experience. I was driving my 70 Electra 225 convertible when the Saab ran the stop sign in front of me. I was going downhill and it was raining… they had to use a crane to pick the Saab up and carry it away on a flatbed. I drove the Buick home, although it did eventually...
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    Pro Skiers Use Sailboat To Explore Greenland - and why not?

    I had a co-worker spend 3 weeks or so sailing in Greenland with French Offshore legend Isabel Autisier on a good sized expedition yacht ferrying around a film crew for a mountain climbing documentary. The pictures he bought back were just stunning. Don’t think this was the movie they made, but...
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    Mainsail track to main attachment

    Bungee is becoming more common for mainsail slides. First noticed it a few years ago on cruising catamarans. I seem to recall it being spectra reinforced bungee, is there even such a thing? I always assumed it was to do with being able to pull the bulk of the sail back in order to minimize the...
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    Please help identify this RBBS competitor

    The StFYC has required all racers to wear Life jackets during StFYC events. That rule was instituted after the Larry Klein accident. Most, but not all, other clubs in the Bay Area do not.

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