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SIGHTINGS marks — cont’d Months later and despite the best efforts of both the YRA and GGYC, none of the marks has been replaced, Resetting the buoys requires diving down to the Bay floor, digging out the 750-pound railroad car wheel from under several feet of sludge or replacing it if necessary, and then attaching 500-odd pounds of chain and the buoy itself — an operation estimated to cost $5,000. As it’s been told to us, there’s only one diver in the Bay Area with the skills, tools and desire to handle such an operation, and she’s been unavailable for the better part of the spring and early summer tending to personal affairs. “We’ve had to reinvent the wheel,” sighed GGYC commodore Marcus continued on outside column of next sightings page

PHOTOS COURTESY JOYICITY

Above, Patrick Kohlman. Spread, test driving the new and improved ‘Joyicity’.

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who was the I was riddled with guilt and emotion after viewing the June 6 ‘Lectronic Latitude Photo of the Day, showing a mystery spinnaker blanketing channel marker 19 just east of the Antioch Bridge. Yes, my Merced-based Merit 25 Villain and I had competed in the Delta Ditch Run from Richmond to Stockton on June 2, and, yes, I formerly owned a blue and white spinnaker, and, yes, it did indeed get tangled with marker 19. But that doesn’t

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Latitude 38 July 2007  

The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 July 2007  

The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.