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Les Compagnons du Beaujolais.

The Web Conference is in San Francisco bringing together a lot of pioneers. It is almost tear jerking to meet many people from the good old days. That evening I am inducted as a Compagnon du Beaujolais. https://www.compagnons-du-beaujolais.com Hilarious evening … Continue reading

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Bay to Breakers

This is initially a serious race that slowly degenerates into a procession of colorful folks prancing around having drink taken. It goes from the Ferry Building – Bay- to Ocean Beach – Breakers. The race passes right in front of … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

A few details that have been overlooked due to the blazing light of the first sail. The water pump in the galley had died after years of rubber withering heat and humility. It is a Whale pump, made in Northern … Continue reading

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The Full Monty

So, I started to restore a Norfolk Gypsy, which was more or less a wreck, just over a year ago. It has been a wonderful project during which I have been much helped by many kind and skilled people. Today … Continue reading

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Under Way

Harry comes down. It is Saturday, but apart from that it is a very un Okinawan day. It is spitting with rain, very grey, with high wind and an inexplicably broken sea. We take the boat out anyway as I … Continue reading

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Shroud

Not what you are wrapped in for the last journey but the wire cable that braces the mast. My boat has two side shrouds and a front shroud, which is actually called a forestay. The correct setting of these shrouds … Continue reading

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Fellini

So, here is a badly made movie about the boat. What a beautiful day! The water is already warm. The marina is so clean, the water is so turquoise. View in the highest definition possible. Okinawa

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