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Comment by Laird Durham on January 19, 2010 at 3:57pm
If you have not been following teen Jessica Watson on her quest to be the youngest person to sail solo non stop around the world, you should give it a look. Amazing girl. http://www.jessicawatson.com.au/ I publish about her from time to time on http://www.examiner.com/x-7657-SF-Boating-Examiner, and cover the America's cup, coming up Feb 8.
Comment by Steve Knight on January 19, 2010 at 3:34pm
I think northern California sailors are a fiercely independent lot.
Comment by Jeff on December 7, 2009 at 5:11pm
This site is still a joke...someone put the nail in the coffin
Comment by Jeff on August 24, 2009 at 5:16pm
Laird

I just saw your link to the examiner page. Good to see someone covering boating in mainstream media.

Jeff
Comment by Laird Durham on May 26, 2009 at 2:45am
Hi Robert,

I just put a link to the group on my home page at http://www.examiner.com/x-7657-SF-Boating-Examiner. Check it out. If you like it, please add a link to my home page on your site.

Laird Durham
707-226-6060
Comment by Jeff on April 21, 2009 at 5:21pm
This site is soooo dead...
Comment by Mike on February 3, 2009 at 3:48pm
Ahoy Friends,
Well, we did our BVI trip a coulpe of weeks ago......What a blast!! The eight of us went out for a week on a 45' cat, the Dodger II and it was tremendous. The British West Indies is wonderful. Great sunsets, very nice people and super conditions. (A little pricey at the restaurants - but we only ate off the boat 1 lunch and 2 dinners)
Everyday was warm (82-85degrees), the water crystal clear and the wind was 10 to 18 knots. I sailed into a different cove every night. We did the beach/bar thing, alot of snorkeling and a few dives. The boat was beautiful and FAST - I was flying the jib alone on one morning in 15 knots - clipping at a steady 7+ knots - WHAT A BLAST!
Thanks to everyone who provided info on the sites and places to see/eat/drink. My newby crew did a very good job and a great time was had by all. Can't wait to go to Australia/New Zealand in 2010!
Cya out there on the wind.
Mike
Comment by Bill and Norma Keaveney on February 3, 2009 at 3:12pm
Hello, all! We sail our Catalina 27 in the delta from the Stockton Sailing Club We have, in the past, sailed from San Francisco to San Diego on a C&C 30, but now that the years are piling on, we limit our sailing to the river.
Comment by Mike on December 14, 2008 at 4:28pm
Ahoy NorCal Sailors ~
Hey all, we went out for a day-sail the other day in the Delta on our 33' Pearson. Did a little fishing (no Stripers) and had a great meal. The water was silky flat with very little wind (no biggie). All in all a nice day!!
I'm heading out in a couple of weeks on a bare-boat charter in BVI. Taking the wife & 3 other couples out on a 45' cat for 9 days. Can't wait!!! Let me know if you can suggest anything. I'll let you know when I get back how things went. Take a look at my blog if you want to comment on the BVI trip.
Mike
Comment by bobbi on October 16, 2008 at 8:34am
I am a native N. Californian, however these days I live in Hampton, VA. My family is still in CA, so I get there a couple times a year. I learned to sail on SF Bay and was there in Sept. I had the most wonderful sail on the bay while I was there. I love the Chesapeake Bay for cruising, but nothing can compete with the views of the SF bay!
bobbi
 

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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved. mike"
Tuesday
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Monday
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
Sep 27
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"It is only when sailing close-hauled. Unfortunately, this is the only course, where performance really matters. I‘m going to perform two tests: - Sailing with genoa only (track cars on the same position). In this case any (unequal) trim…"
Sep 27
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Our 43 had a shaft drive. Depending on how much water or fuel that was in her she would sometimes have a very small imbalance. Nothing that would cause her to sail unevenly. Do you have the problem on all points of sail? Is it more on any particular…"
Sep 27
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