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  1. Nick G

    Please help identify this RBBS competitor

    Okay, I'll bite. Why? And who is "we"?
  2. Nick G

    Pics That Get You...

    Not with that land mass on your bow...
  3. Nick G

    California Offshore Race Week 2022

    I suspect it just got super light and they struggled to make headway in any direction. Artemis is well navigated.. 
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    California Offshore Race Week 2022

    Slow first half, sporty second half. Finished in 14 hours on Skeleton Key after a fun last 35 miles or so. Little boats all brought the wind down to Ana Nuevo where the biggest boats were all waiting.  Next leg will one of restraint and caution. Keep the wheels on and finish. SK is in delivery...
  5. Nick G

    What sunglasses do you wear?

  6. Nick G

    N2E 2022. Too early to start the thread?

    Why wait for the spin to explode before a patch? Seemed fixable at first look but... 
  7. Nick G

    50's Ocean Racing in S.Cal.

    Jon Andron! 
  8. Nick G

    50 yachts that changed the way we sail

    Moore 24. Certainly changed things for my generation. 
  9. Nick G

    California Offshore Race week

    It is surprising there is not more activity considering this is the premier event for offshore sailing on the west coast. I see only one Santa Barbara YC boat is entered in the So-Cal 300. What’s up with that? 
  10. Nick G

    Wylie 60

    Is that Tom? 
  11. Nick G

    Wylie 60

    That 11' draft is gonna limit it's SF marina visits.. Don't even think about the Delta. Just saying. 
  12. Nick G

    Chicago Mac - Spot what's wrong in this photo!

    Obviously a handicap event...
  13. Nick G

    Chicago Mac - Spot what's wrong in this photo!

    That would be the Code Zero. 
  14. Nick G


    Never stepped foot on Blackfin but admired her at Big Boat Series at the guest dock and Waikiki after the 1975 TransPac.  I spent many hours looking through Diane Beeston’s book Of Wind Fog & Sail as a young teenager. But I must admit, Passage was always my favorite.
  15. Nick G

    Perfect Stranger

    Yes. Jim worked for Peterson at the time and the boat had a lot of his ideas in it.  It was a well mannered boat that was a fine build with no expense spared. Can’t speak to the 29’s - those were built after my time with Jonestown. 
  16. Nick G

    Perfect Stranger

    I was involved with the original design concept and build in Santa Barbara with Jeff Jones.  Raced the boat the first year before the 29's started being built. Would be interested to hear more about your experiences etc. 
  17. Nick G

    SBYC 2021 Hot Rum Series Overall winner

    Nice edit taking out that round up after the main came across!
  18. Nick G

    IOR landfills?

    If you are asking about Damn Near from the Bay Area, there was series of like named boats owned by Bert Damner from the San Francisco YC. There are a lot of people on this site who could help fill in the blanks. Just need more specifics on the boat in question. I.e. length, year, rig/sail...
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    IOR landfills?

    Good programs from the Bay usually delivered predictable results. The early 80’s were a great time on the Bay with the Serendipity 41/43’s and other one-off’s like Great Fun, Bullfrog, Bravura etc.. 
  20. Nick G

    No Cal History - 8 Bells Bert

    Sorry to hear this news but 101 is a win! I sailed one of Bert's many Etchells in the early 90's with Craig Healy and Jim Coggan's. Bert was a founder of the SF fleet and was a strong supporter along with his son Kers for many years. He also developed Brickyard Cove and continued to be active in...