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Photoboy
04-19-2010, 04:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqt98cfJntU

Nice video from crew of Cipango

Entries thus far!

http://www.yra.org/VallejoEntries.pdf

buster_hymen
04-20-2010, 11:13 AM
what the hell was that alarm? noisy m-fer

PD Staff
04-27-2010, 01:23 PM
Entries as of 04/27

http://www.yra.org/VallejoEntries.pdf

2010 Great Vallejo Race
Current Participant list.
If you have entered the race but DO NOT see your boat entered, please contact the YRA office
immediately. Division Breaks will be posted along with the Sailing Instructions
Rating Boat Name Boat Type Sail Number Skipper

Beowulf V Multihull USA1 Alan O'Driscoll
-75 Adrenaline Multihull USA44 Bill Erkelens
-42 Kokopelli 2 Custom Santa Cruz 52 43717 Lani Spund
-39 Leglus Ohashi 52 JPN2480 Hiro Minami
-12 Secret Squirrel Schock 40 51507 John Cladianos
-9 Deception Santa Cruz 50 97263 William Helvestine
-6 Emily Carr Santa Cruz 50 49211 Ray Minehan
-3 Serena Custom Thompson 1150 28538 David Kuettel
6 Astra Farr 40 ODR USA40079 Mary Coleman
9 Racer X Farr 36 ODR USA6 Gary Redelberger
9 War Pony Farr 36 ODR 2 Mark Howe
21 Raven Cm 1200 50039 Mark Thomas
21 Zamazaan Custom Farr 52 3883 Charles Weghorn
27 Tiburon Santa Cruz 37 38042 Stephen Stroub
30 Hapa Girl Multihull - Contour 34 38053 Greg Mitchell
36 Zsa-Zsa 1D 35 35017 Stan Glaros
42 Macondo Beneteau 47.7 First Farr 52304 Camilo Martinez
45 Spellbound Olson 40 18983 Bob Gardiner
45 Sapphire Synergy 1000 38008 David Rasmussen
48 Quiver Custom Nelson Marek 3 28669 Jeffrey McCord
48 Family Hour, TNG Henderson 30 46595 Bilafer Family
51 Freedom Beneteau 523 38333 Robin Driscoll

54 Don't Stop Beneteau 40.7 First Farr US51705 Suzanne & Robert Salfi
54 Inspired Environm Beneteau 40.7 First Farr 28423 Timothy Ballard
54 Q Custom Schumacher 40 28901 E. Glenn Isaacson
54 Wild One Flying Tiger 10 Meter O 41 John Lymberg
54 CentoMiglia Flying Tiger 10 Meter O 15 Fabio Maino
60 Ohana Beneteau 45F5 38023 Dean Hocking
63 Warp Speed C&C 115 28590 Jeff Smith
66 Bodacious Custom Farr 40 1/T USA41001 John/Bobbi Clauser/Tosse
69 Miramar Frers 41 TM 97490 Jeff Brucia
69 Gaijin Multihull 314 Peter Adams
72 Maggie C&C 37/40R 43728 Dave Douglas
72 Elan Express 37 87700 Bill Riess
72 Expeditious Express 37 18478 Bartz Schneider
72 Eclipse Express 37 18495 Mark Dowdy
72 Pegasus J 35 28390 Marc Sykes
75 Head Rush Antrim 27 CM ODR 21 Charlie Watt
75 Always Friday Antrim 27 CM ODR 28454 John Liebenberg
75 Rhum Boogie Quest 33 CM IB 33007 Wayne Lamprey
75 Escapade Sabre 40-2 38011 Nick Sands
75 Somewhere in Tim Schock 35 87931 Thomas Ochs
78 Jet Stream Custom JS 9000 9045 Daniel Alvarez
78 Chinook J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS 639 James Duffy
78 Whisper J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS 355 Marc Vayn
78 Racer X J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS 375 Phil/Rich/Mary Laby/Pipki
78 Yellowfin J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS 357 Kurt Olsen
78 Jam Session J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS USA434 Adam Spiegel

78 Hazardous Waste J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS 388 Cihak,Sack,Youngling
78 Advantage 3 J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS USA84 Pat & Will Benedict
78 Mojo J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS 119 John Case
78 Wianno J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS 28142 Edward Walker
78 Wife Not Happy J 105 ODR w/ 5'BS MO USA280 Andrew Carleton
81 Mistral Beneteau Farr First 36.7 28394 Ed Durbin
81 Ay Caliente Beneteau Farr First 36.7 38747 Aaron Kennedy
81 Split Water Beneteau First 10R ODR 40 David Britt
81 Rum Tum Tugger Beneteau First 10R ODR 39 Bob Campbell
81 Evening Star C&C 43-1 14187 Mark Sange
84 Made Easy Beneteau 42 IK TM 53202 James Peterson
84 Mintaka 4 Farr 38 18441 Gerry Brown
84 Joyride J105 ODR w/77^ m & 1 31 William Hoehler
87 Flying Ace Mini Transat 6.5 USA305 Michael Moore
90 Bloom County Custom Mancebo 31 18151 Charles James
90 Vitesse Too Hobie 33 ODR 87112 Grant Hayes
90 Kuai Sabre 386 DK 385 Daniel Thielman
96 Irish Lady Catalina 42-1/2 692 Mike & Pat Mahoney
96 Petard Farr 36 Mod 59284 Keith/Andrew Buck/Newel
99 TESA Catalina 42-1/2 642 Steve Haas
99 Razzberries Ericson 34 Olson TM 97479 Bruce Nesbit
99 Two Scoops Express 34 28234 Chris/Greg Longaker/Wrig
99 Marrakesh Express 34 USA3 Craig & Ann Perez
99 Warpath Olson 30 OB 198 Andrew Zimmerman
99 Hoot Olson 30 OB 77916 Andrew Macfie
99 Hot Betty Olson 30 OB 67537 John Scarborough
99 Temerity Olson 34 28134 David Nabors
102 Tiki Blue Beneteau 423 38423 Gary Troxel
102 Sheeba C&C 99 28960 Michael Quinn
102 Kind of Blue Hanse 370 11 Michael Gregg
102 Daisy Cutter Mini Transat 6.5 Type Z 530 Sean McGinn
105 Baleineau Ericson 34 Olson SM 42147 Charles Brochard
105 Poco Loco Mini Transat 6.5 Type Z USA670 Taylor/Edda Cuevas/Rottsc
108 Tutto Bene Beneteau 38S5 28758 Jack/Carly Vetter/Hegle
108 Novia Cal 39-4 7' Draft 28311 David/Dick DeMeter/Baker
111 For Pete's Sake Ultimate 24 ODR 28469 Peter Cook
114 No Strings Attache Baltic 37 28537 Nick Salvador
114 Bessie's Girl Bristol 45.5 30088 John Graham
114 Green Buffalo CAL 40 8538 Jim Quanci
114 Mon Desir Jeanneau 35 Sun Fast 28779 Jerry Nassoiy
114 Breakout Santana 35 18679 Lloyd Ritchey
114 Spirit-Of-Elvis Santana 35 67630 Martin/Lewis Cunningham/
117 Mesmerize C&C 35-3 18133 Wayne Koide
117 Robin C&C 35-3 28064 George Mann
117 Harp Catalina 38 18003 Mike Mannix
117 Iolani Hughes 48 38048 Barry Stompe
117 Audacious J 29 7/8 OB 18917 Scott Christensen
117 Seeker Tatoosh 51 KTH 28782 Norio Sugano
123 Shameless Custom Schumacher 30 18480 George Ellison
123 No Ka Oi Gibsea 42 28668 Phil Mummah
123 Blue Pearl Hunter 41 38083 John Dahle
123 Azyxxi Swan 38 SM 51965 Frederick Feied
126 Encore Custom Wylie Gemini 3 8592 Andy Hall
126 Elusive Olson 911S 42133 Charles Pick
126 Truant Swan 38 K3664 Laurie & Galen Bolard
126 Centurion's Ghost Tartan 10 38777 Martin/Eric Sances/Hensle
129 Desperado Express 27 ODR 77539 Michael Bruzzone
129 Wile E Coyote Express 27 ODR 11 Dan Pruzan
129 El Raton Express 27 ODR 28050 Ray Lotto
129 Peaches Express 27 ODR 18364 John Rivlin
129 Take Five Express 27 ODR 28031 Donald Carroll
129 Opa! Express 27 ODR 18070 Thomas/Peggy Hintz/Lidst
129 Archimedes Express 27 ODR 18355 Joe Balderrama
129 Stink Eye Laser 28 33562 Jonathan Gutoff
129 Topgallant Tartan 10 18608 Jim Lindsey
129 Uno Wyliecat 30 IB 28632 Steve Wonner
129 Nancy Wyliecat 30 OB 28890 Pat Broderick
129 Silkye Wyliecat 30 OB 38003 Steve/John Seal/Skinner
132 Tule Lost Ericson 911S Olson 28911 John Burnett
132 Dazzler Wyliecat 30 IB 28259 Thomas Patterson
135 Arcadia Custom Nash 28.5 3113 Gordon Nash
135 Takeoff Laser 28 33685 Joan Byrne
138 Frolic Open 5.7 ODR 208 Marc Finot
138 Boudicca Open 5.7 ODR 214 Kathy/Cathy Conte/Moyer
141 Ione J 30 8994 Peter Jermyn
141 Estrella Moody 42 38056 Dennis & Sheri Huette
141 Yellow Fin Santa Cruz 27 18702 Jeff & Jim Kearney
144 Ad Lib Aphrodite 101 8161 Neil Dodds
144 Alcyone BENETEAU OCEANIS 0 Robert Bollinger
144 Luna Sea Islander 36 ODR 420 Daniel Knox
144 Windwalker Islander 36 ODR 57307 Richard/Greg Shoenhair/Gi
144 Lean Times Islander 36 ODR 621 Bill Pendola
144 Captain Hooke Islander 36 ODR 6780 Tom & David Newton
144 Orion Islander 36 ODR 211 Ray Duran
144 Diana Islander 36 ODR 6769 Steve Zevanove
144 Pacific High Islander 36 ODR 574 Harry Farrell
144 Divided Sky Passport 40 38058 Doug Burkhardt
147 Sea Spirit Catalina 34 1&2 108 Larry Baskin
147 Mimicat Hinckley 38 2707 Robert Long
150 Pretty Penny Custom Mull 30 8775 Bruce Sinclair
150 Kelika Hunter 33.5 28815 Mike Weaver
150 Zingara Islander 36 484 Jocelyn Reed-Swanson
153 Alexandria Ericson 35-2 248 George Blackman
156 Sobrante Catalina 320 850 Paul Descalso
159 Bosporus II Columbia 36 97415 Rick Wallace
159 Echo Farallone Clipper FR FC12 Jack Coulter
159 Chorus Kettenburg 38 MOD 8199 Bradley Asztalos
159 Pearl Olson 25 18318 Thomas Blagg
159 Intrepid Olson 25 18341 David Russell
159 Terrapin Ranger 33 57040 Timothy Johnson
162 Eclipse Hawkfarm 28 ODR 6109 Fred Hoffman
168 Downtown Uproar J 24 ODR 2394 Darren Cumming
168 On Belay J 24 ODR 1036 Don Taylor
168 TMC Racing J 24 ODR 4906 Michael Whitfield
168 Phantom J 24 ODR 8257 Brad Cameron
168 Shut Up & Drive J 24 ODR USA513 Valentin/Zane Lulevich/Sta
171 Brigadoon Custom Blackwatch Sloo 1719 Robert Horton
174 Zeehond Newport 30-2 707 Donn Guay
174 Harry Newport 30-2 6889 Richard Aronoff
174 Achates Newport 30-2 6847 Robert Schock
174 Melody Scampi 30-2 8862 William Ross Enright
177 Siento El Viento C&C 29 38311 Ian Matthew
177 Gypsy Lady CAL 34-1 7507 Val Clayton
177 Boondoggle Ranger Fun 23 ODR 28613 Kris Jensen
177 Double Play Yankee 30-2 28440 RDK Partners
180 Serendipity CAL 29-1 IB 6601 Philip Hyndman
180 Sea Slug CAL 34-2 C34 Jonathan Knight
180 Huge Catalina 30 6375 Russell/William Houlston/
180 Goose Catalina 30 1210 D. Michael Kastrop
180 Starkite Catalina 30 8427 Laurie Miller
180 Wuvulu Islander Bahama 30 61 John New
180 Lelo Too Tartan 30 16354 Emile Carles
183 Triton Hunter 30-2 38521 Bernard Flynn
186 Sea Rose Catalina 30 2196 Harlan/Carl Van Wye/Goe
186 Aleph Null Freedom 25 Wing Mast 38030 John C Danielson
186 Antares Islander 30-2 6237 Larry Telford
186 Trinity J 22 132 Cameron/Greg Lewis/Gree
186 Don Wan Santana 28 8191 Don Kunstler
195 Sunda Custom Seaborn 35 17024 Robert Rogers
198 Sagitta Islander 28 SM 6332 Walter George
201 Slip Away O'Day 27 IB 445 David Opheim
201 Star Ranger Ranger 26-1 SM 5843 Simon James
204 Latin Lass Catalina 27 IB 6090 William Chapman
216 Ulmer Spatz Pearson 26 OB 1213 Kristy Lugert
234 Kelly Shawn Santana 22 38000 Leah Pepe
234 Meliki Santana 22 5194 Tom Montoya
237 Mardi Gras Santana 22 53 Ari Rubenstein
237 Inshallah Santana 22 ODR 5100 Shirley Bates
246 Blueberry Nonsuch 22 48 John Foster
273 Rambler CAL 20 1114 Mike Farrell
273 Can O' Whoopass CAL 20 624 Richard Von Ehrenkrook

PD Staff
04-29-2010, 02:43 PM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/93477932697409923251.jpg

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/66040683323844867017.jpg

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/79784650248098550642.jpg

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/04870390951609774483.jpg

San Pablo Bay:

Saturday: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming W 11 to 16 kt in the morning. Sunny.

Saturday Night: W wind 11 to 16 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. Mostly clear.

Sunday: W wind 5 to 13 kt becoming NNW in the morning. Sunny.

Sunday Night: WNW wind 8 to 13 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Mostly clear.

Vallejo Forecast


Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 74. West wind around 6 mph becoming north.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 78.


Weather looks fine this year!

J-120's also doing an Ocean race?

Elvstrom at StFYC, Finns, Lasers, 29ers, Formula Boards

Woodies in the Central Bay

Hobies in Santa Cruz

Slackwater_SF
04-29-2010, 06:22 PM
245 boats registered as of this afternoon.

I count on fingers and toes, so ... it's an approximate number.

PD Staff
04-29-2010, 07:36 PM
245 boats registered as of this afternoon.

I count on fingers and toes, so ... it's an approximate number.

Can we count on some fine Slackwater imagery from the East Side of San Pablo this year?

Slackwater_SF
05-02-2010, 01:23 AM
Can we count on some fine Slackwater imagery from the East Side of San Pablo this year?

I spent most of the day shaking the camera lense at a light house, ran out of coffee, and posted some pics

The wind was light early in the race and picked up as the day went on,
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pHbBcHuVxGNkCmxqgvjpUSrbCdTFlD-MXg92anDbQOKNHwz1pJn22QUSFK4AS2CrqjbhRhbKp4Pqy_EBg c7QFTg/IMG_8058.JPG
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pxFHRGHeH303HmhYo9k8ZDTPvviNtey7SV4o-rSF_fw4JyLoZAGkDzAOMRp-VRdIw0SBexj7_w0o8J9D2csLekg/IMG_7922.JPG

Saturday: Photo.Link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/2010%5E_Vallejo%5E_Sat%5E_May%5E_1st)

Slackwater_SF
05-02-2010, 01:28 AM
The wind speed needed to build to match the forecast (?),
and it changed direction.
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pIVt4rxuzT5sOKoWalRVb3MmyAhiWKMsQZ0PcwuIt55UMXnX vKoA6hXHEyBQtpUTMTbG2LUbwF1TUxVhIu3xl4Q/IMG_8157.JPG

http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p6E3YU2y8KqqypxqQspPHHQrrNH7auiuV2n83hQecO7Nx0tM j-uHUHf34MrGiMyhMS0fOAiHXeHIrHA7AzRni5A/IMG_8106.JPG?psid=1

Another boat with graceful lines and bright topsides:
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pFtZesXmsoeCarRA9HF4Pi6hpvQOD5G5Na9OsaUVRRenMA9h 4pykBSmUOvIRykz8CBJAH0fnXDY1F5LpP0NpZyQ/IMG_8115.JPG

Saturday fotos.link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/2010%5E_Vallejo%5E_Sat%5E_May%5E_1st)

Photoboy
05-02-2010, 09:26 AM
The Kettenburg 38! Good to see they got some breeze... You found the super secret spot at Point San Pablow?

Photoboy
05-02-2010, 10:56 AM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/26067685484498663287.jpg

In the Shadow of Shadow

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/75638523172702332745.jpg

Hapa Girls future femme fatale

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/30981020530952455424.jpg

Secret Squirrel meets up with the others

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/40400117060073554933.jpg

Los Tiburon prowls near Red Rock

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/01476286802665857170.jpg

Lifes a breeze on the Vallejo!

Photoboy
05-02-2010, 11:00 AM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/67674868539540980772.jpg

J-105's on formation

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/46490825909129315647.jpg

Where the Buffalo roam

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/36937398634758751669.jpg

Seldom seen Adreneline mixin with the monos!

http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/55349575741933623015.jpg

Everyone loves a parade!

PD Staff
05-02-2010, 09:21 PM
Saturdays Results (http://www.yra.org/PC/docs/RaceResults/Vallejo_saturday2010_results.pdf)


Sundays Results (http://www.yra.org/PC/docs/RaceResults/Vallejo_sunday2010_results.pdf)

DeathSpear
05-03-2010, 08:54 AM
I'm beginning to think the Party Circuit should be renamed the Crap Shoot Circuit. Between the season closer last year and Vallejo this year it seemed to be a matter of navigating wind holes than tactical racing.

On Saturday the Race committee started things up in very unsettled winds. A few minutes before our warning the wind shut down at the pin end the the current pushed us (and a few others) halfway down to the Berkeley pier. Oh well, it only took us another 28 minutes just to get back to the line. There goes Saturday... 3 other transition zones along the way made for more guess work. At least we picked up on the northerly pressure on San Pablo and had a good run down to Vallejo.

Sunday more of the same but at the other end. Exited the channel ahead of the fleet (by staying away from everyone else), had a great upwind leg staying in touch with the longer waterline boats in the class, just to be first to the hole encompassing the finish line and miss the pressure 5 boatlengths away. Watched a third of the fleet catch up from behind...

We did have some of the nicest sail up to the wind hole. Tight spinnaker reaching in completely flat water. What a joy!

Slackwater_SF
05-04-2010, 02:18 PM
Sunday starts were colorful, a few loud voices.

I was late to arrive and missed most of the boats by trying to find a spot on the end of Mare Island to
take pictures. The roads to the end of Mare Island are fenced off, but I found the golf course.

A few pictures are online (Link (http://cid-16fa8d944f627867.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/2010%5E_Vallejo%5E_Sun%5E_May2nd))

I heard a postponement signal and looked around.
Kokopelli, was definitely stuck getting out of the harbor
and stayed in that position for quite a while:
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pp0E3-FGw0ywGi4sElJlDmjzU9xf_OMOguLxGKICEuqG0CQGWllgZVWE 7ISatPKF9DDkORSl5hurYoHpZ-PUg0w/IMG_8401.JPG

J-105: sail USA 31 ~appeared to be the best start from the limited perspective ashore
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p2HuiuOdr4pftBxFTpAaxPR3Tnvl_NxX-Jp9R7xYhovZgwkUSs3nPWaqCXbQPTmggSnV593968WB_Z89V4f qWqw/IMG_8414.JPG
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pGk5nb073pw-vKx5Yjszh4JRGAqOqplx_GHpefJX1EkpJYdaSPw4koIT4-bf95a4BzDp8QABkhiPhquVsxnQ0TA/IMG_8415.JPG

The fleet crossed with some fanfare and pretty good boat-handling, considering the close quarters
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pDJo4JAWiYa9BEmF-J-onuw7h0ALsetSiK6u8oz5PIGRE2v0hxuoCJT7ls3iNZgjeCG0F NrYrrInCx2OU04ky8Q/IMG_8424.JPG

Racer X and Astra appeared to start well,
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pZPACOSf8hdCGbgpxW11JV2DUY3FI0PY_VXYmg7gLmF59ijp gBmOAx90bWqyJtZ3wJRJtjWn68OoB5ulzhS5E4g/IMG_8510.JPG
both boats handling nicely:
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p5_n7PULo1CEX9g-x4WCYXa4LToTsjjnUBjew-wPnAQPX2GMTiEejzvGlgOqEVAjKxSv3BnEO-yLa_H58ja5yhA/IMG_8515.JPG

Kokopelli is definitely bigger than some others:
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p7CxvpgsESLEYxhxg8F2CD3ufJQXe9ignoPeXpgfdls3rLXc _rmQ3FXgin6ZLmv1UAzqmlyw7rHZ5Cv5IShDVZg/IMG_8522.JPG

Multihulls started last. Most of the boats did not start on Sunday. A few multihulls DNF'ed (light-fluky) Saturday
and they did not make the trip to Vallejo for Sunday's start.
http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pRQuVinxnF1ksYfqcFGuNfFvmOjSOlRW9_LDGvMPZq7Yo2yK vQw9jSor-QDy0KjRqmdFdILdJeH4CO-NaXjR0Cg/IMG_8547.JPG