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Hydroplane Pits

The hydroplane races at Oak Harbor had a variety of classes of contenders.  Many of the boats appeared on course from a marina across the harbor but the most exotic of the boats were operated from alongside the spectator area.  … Continue reading

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Tokyo Dome for a Baseball Game

Some colleagues arranged for us to buy some tickets for a baseball game while we were in Tokyo.  The Giants were the home team playing another local team called the Swallows.  The game was played inside Tokyo Dome, an inflatable … Continue reading

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Fastnet Race Start in the 90s

We recently had the 40th anniversary of the Fastnet race that ended up with a significant loss of life and boats.  Weather forecasting technology and the methods of communicating were very different forty years ago and some of the boats … Continue reading

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Village Cricket Washington Style

During my exercise to scan old negatives, I came across some photos of a company cricket match I took part in.  It got me thinking about cricket and whether anyone plays the game in the Seattle region.  I figured that … Continue reading

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Return of the Racers

The races at the rowing meet I covered in this post tend to overlap from what we saw.  The length of the course and the time to complete it is such that the next race was started before the last … Continue reading

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High Tech Rowing Boats

The technology of rowing boats has always been prized.  In George Pocock’s day, the crafting of high performance shells made his work in demand from university crews across the US.  George may be long gone but the company that bears … Continue reading

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Racing on Montlake Cut

It was purely by coincidence that we happened to be at UW when a rowing meet was taking place.  We had read much about UW rowing in The Boys in the Boat (well worth a read if you have the … Continue reading

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Taking the Kids for a Ride

Bike trails were popular in Yoyogi Park.  The main trails had people getting some speed up but some areas were cordoned off for kids to use.  This person was compromising and taking their kids for a ride in the park.  … Continue reading

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Spartan Race Setting

My buddy, Jim, was taking part in a Spartan Race.  The event was being held in Snohomish so, while I wasn’t willing to get up quite as early as him, I did go up to see the race and what … Continue reading

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Running in High Heat

I was taking it easy as I walked through Yoyogi Park.  The intense heat and humidity meant I was trying to minimize my effort.  That was not the case for everyone, though.  I was amazed at how many people were … Continue reading

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