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Old 04-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #346
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Coast Guard calls off SF offshore sailing races

The Coast Guard called a temporary halt Thursday to oceangoing boat races in the Bay Area in the wake of the April 14 accident that killed five crew members of a racing yacht off the Farallon Islands.

The Coast Guard said the order would affect Saturday's Offshore Yacht Racing Association Duxship Race and a second event, the Singlehanded Sailing Society Farallones Race, scheduled for May 12.

Typical over-reaction from a litigious society, afraid to do or allow any thing to be done because some asshole might sue! People have been sailing for centuries, people have been rounding the Farallons for a couple hundred years, and one fucking rogue wave and the Coast Guard has to stick their - - - - into it.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #347
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Typical over-reaction from a litigious society, afraid to do or allow any thing to be done because some asshole might sue! People have been sailing for centuries, people have been rounding the Farallons for a couple hundred years, and one fucking rogue wave and the Coast Guard has to stick their - - - - into it.

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Bay Area sailors split over ocean racing ban called after fatal yacht accident

This is one of my customers speaking.

"If you asked five sailors on the bay what they thought you'd get at least three different answers," said Andy Newell, president of the Offshore Yacht Racing Association, a division of the Alameda-based sailboat racing group Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:45 PM   #348
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Typical over-reaction from a litigious society, afraid to do or allow any thing to be done because some asshole might sue! People have been sailing for centuries, people have been rounding the Farallons for a couple hundred years, and one fucking rogue wave and the Coast Guard has to stick their - - - - into it.

Government isn't the solution, IT'S THE PROBLEM!
The Coast Guard is on duty to save lives by risking theirs. Take it to CSM.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:59 AM   #349
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:14 AM   #350
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When I was a kid I used to frostbite in New England.

For those following along frostbiting is winter sailing. We'd have a bunch of short races in the harbor, followed by hot soup in the clubhouse.

The club rule was no sailing in more than 30 knots of wind. This was in February and yes it was cold, even with a wet suit.
Some of the boats were self-rescuing, others needed the "crash boat" to come rescue you. Think cold water ball shock every time you capsize and you get pretty good at staying upright.

Now they cancel races if it's even forecast to hit 30. In August.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:37 PM   #351
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:24 AM   #352
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After months of projects,I have finally launched my new to me 1981 O'Day 19.I bought her off Ebay for $680 boat,motor and trailer.She hadn't seen water in twenty years.It's amazing what you can do with a buffer on old gelcoat.This pic was shot at the end of launch day as she sits on the mooring.The wind blew SW 10-20 and I was pleasantly surprised how well she sailed...Very stable and quite comfortable.I'm an old catamaran sailor who never would have imagined owning a "lead mine"as a friend calls it.But after about eight years of not sailing I had to get back into the game.It should be a great summer!
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:27 AM   #353
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Another shot as we launched with first mate Oliver ready to go...
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:35 AM   #354
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Here she is in the backyard boatyard just after finishing the mast caddy setup.I had to replace the cabin doors and interior woodwork.Luckily had a half sheet of 3/4" ribbon stripe mahogany in stock.For years...I think I launched her the next day.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:46 AM   #355
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:50 AM   #356
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After months of projects,I have finally launched my new to me 1981 O'Day 19.I bought her off Ebay for $680 boat,motor and trailer.She hadn't seen water in twenty years.It's amazing what you can do with a buffer on old gelcoat.This pic was shot at the end of launch day as she sits on the mooring.The wind blew SW 10-20 and I was pleasantly surprised how well she sailed...Very stable and quite comfortable.I'm an old catamaran sailor who never would have imagined owning a "lead mine"as a friend calls it.But after about eight years of not sailing I had to get back into the game.It should be a great summer!
Good for you!
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:50 AM   #357
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There's a lot of modern race boat influence there.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #358
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Nice! Is it a 43 footer? One of our new slip neighbors is a Oceanus 50 with dock and go.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #359
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Nice! Is it a 43 footer? One of our new slip neighbors is a Oceanus 50 with dock and go.
Thanks! It's a 41 footer.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:05 AM   #360
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Met this fella last week as he was tendering back out to his cat. It's been parked out there for a month or so. He's visiting some friends who live along the Halifax River as he makes his way north. His generator is in the shop and his stay has been extended waiting for repairs.

Took this pix at sunrise this morning. There are about 2 dozen boats from house to sail parked out of channel between the two bridges - our most common view of the intercoastal. The boat on the left is motoring north.
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