Without Sin

I admit, I am far from being a good Christian. It is a standard that is hard to live by. One quote has been nagging me lately, the other has to go with it.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

—John 8:7

What follows is:

...And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more

—John 8:11

Forgiveness, atonement and redemtion is important for a gentle and truly inclusive world.

SBYC Wet Wednesday September 11, 2019 on J70 Escape

Fun race. We actually had some wind. We need to work on being comfortable sailing wing on wing. Wing on wing is a little harry and not even intuitive. Wing on Wing is slower sailing. It is a form of turning an asymmetrical boat into a symmetrical shoot boat. What it does in proper situations is increases VMG.

Bugay Single Hand on Escape 2019

No Sound Time-lapse (1 frame every 0.5 seconds) of me sailing in the Bugay Single Handed Race. Did not make it around Platform C because of the lack of wind and concern that I would not make it back in time . However, the small craft warning actually happen. The wind got up to 20+ on the way in. Motored the last mile be I was having trouble holding the boat down.

Bugay Single Handed Race Sunday 2019

Time-lapse (1 frame every 0.5 seconds) of me sailing in the Bugay Single Handed Race. The time-lapse represents 2 hours and 45 minutes of sailing. Did not make it around Platform C because of the lack of wind and concern that I would not make it back in time. A the small craft warning actually happen. The wind got up to 20+ on the way in. Motored the last mile because I was having trouble holding the boat down.

First part of the race was hard for me. I was late to the line. Also the lack of wind made it hard for me to pay attention to the task at hand.

Time lapse did not capture the fact that the swells where large.

There were a total of four sailors that day. One single handed a J111. I don't know how he did it, but I am impressed. Another who finished was on a Moore 24.

Escape Race Sail Schedule for Rest of 2019

Just reviewed race calendars for SBYC,SBSC. Baring life events, this is the race schedule for the rest of 2019

Escape Fall/Winter 2019 Race schedule

Date

Event

11-Sep

Wet Wednesday.

15-Sep

CHRF Fall #1

18-Sep

Wet Wednesday.

25-Sep

Wet Wednesday.

29-Sep

CHRF Fall #2

2-Oct

Wet Wednesday.

5-Oct

Fall Regata

9-Oct

Wet Wednesday.

13-Oct

CHRF Lady at Helm

16-Oct

Wet Wednesday.

20-Oct

CHRF Fall #3

26-Oct

SBSC Goblin Regatta

27-Oct

SBSC Goblin Regatta

17-Nov

CHRF Fall #4

1-Dec

CHRF Holday Classic

7-Dec

Holiday Regatta

8-Dec

Holiday Regatta

Lesson's from the Boat Yard: How insurance doesn't always match expectations

Received this e-mail yesterday. This is all second-hand information. Worth passing on as scuttlebutt information.

How insurance doesn't always match expectations. This applies to recreational use, I don't know about commercial.

Maybe I'm just a little green behind the ears & you already know all this. Last week a crew member transporting an empty trailer with electric mule from the boatyard to hoist made contact with a parked vehicle in lot causing minor damage.

To my surprise, BoatUS policy (Gieco Marine) did not cover this, even though trailer is insured & policy has higher limits. Surprising considering their 'permissive use' inclusion that extends liability to anyone the policy holder/owner authorizes to use boat, even when that person isn't present.

After speaking with many agents, brokers, & insurance companies the following was found to be true:

  • Marine insurance liability coverage ends the moment boat leaves the water.

  • Operator becomes responsible party. That includes hoist, electric mule, storage in yard & transportation in between.

  • Only the operators insurance is applicable such as home owners, or umbrella.

  • BoatUS/Gieco doesn't even offer an option to extend coverage in such situations.

So if you're having crew hoist boat, collect trailer, or any action where boat leaves the water, remember you are most likely not covered under a marine insurance policy.

Not very "progressive." Seems like the old law of the sea still applies where there can only be one responcible person.

August 18, 2019 Bike Ride

I have wanted to bike to Ventura for a while. It is a bucket list item. This might be not much to some of my friends, but to me it was important. Not bad for someone who let himself go fitness wise in till 2016. At my age, not everyone does it.