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Photoboy
10-20-2010, 10:31 AM
Impressive numbers signed up.

Weta's continue their push to become 1st Oly trimaran....

wx:

Saturday: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SW 5 to 7 kt in the morning. A chance of rain.

Saturday Night: S wind 6 to 12 kt. A chance of rain.

Sunday: SSW wind 13 to 18 kt becoming WSW 7 to 12 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Rain likely



1. Chris Ford
Richmond Yacht Club 1271 29er / / 0
2. Antoine Screve
SFYC USA15 29er / / 0
3. Nicolas Delfino
PYSF TBD PYSF 2 420 / / 0
4. Rachel Day
PYSF TBD PYSF 2 420 / / 0
5. Joe Farned
PYSF TBD PYSF 2 420 / / 0
6. Jonathan Goldsberry
SFYC 1054 49er / / 0
7. Cooper Dressler
Coronado YC/Santa Cruz YC 826 Sector Nine 49er / / 0
8. Alex Bishop
Easport Tavern yachting Squadron USA 1071 49er / / 0
9. Jesse Kirkland
RBYC/NHYC 1108 49er / / 0
10. Skip Mccormack
Sfyc USA139 Wafi 49er / / 0
11. Mike Holt
Santa Cruz YC 9002 IO Integration 5O5 / / 0
12. Christopher O'Leary
B.Y.C 7069 Tiburon 5O5 / / 0
13. Bruce Edwards
St FYC 9009 Dangerous Obsession 5O5 / / 0
14. Stuart Park
TISC 8681 Park Miller LLC 5O5 / / 0
15. Tim Murphy
TISC 8937 Tim Murphy 5O5 / / 0
16. Mike Martin
Newport Harbor Yacht Club 8714 Black boat 5O5 / / 0
17. Eben Russell
Santa Cruz Yacht Club 8829 5O5 / / 0
18. Howie Hamlin
NHYC 8762 Blue Boat 5O5 / / 0
19. Jason Bright
SFYC 8680 Interstellar Overdrive 5O5 / / 0
20. Jeff Miller
Richmond YC 7875 Green Flash 5O5 / / 0
21. Peter Aschwanden
ENCINAL YACHT CLUB USA 777 green boat Finn / / 0
22. Stephen Hutchison
Persona Non Gratis 35 Man Chair Finn / / 0
23. Jeffrey Allen
San Francisco Yacht Club 27 Sigwart-Iron John Finn / / 0
24. Andras Nady
Andras Nady 1213 ralph Finn / / 0
25. Andre Skarka
YKP-San Francisko POL 691 Nowy Finn / / 0
26. Richard Stouffer
EYC USA 33 Shake 'n Bake Finn / / 0
27. Henry Sprague
US Finn Association 74 Finn / / 0
28. Garth Page
SFYC 81 Finn / / 0
29. Charles Heimler
Finn Club California 32 Free Tibet Finn / / 0
30. Brad Nieuwstad
scyc 0000 Finn / / 0
31. Iain Woolward
none go Krystyna II Finn / / 0
32. Robert Carlen
CPYC/EYC USA 11 Dynamite Finn / / 0
33. Zhenya Kirueshkin-Stepanoff
Santa Cruz YC, Bay View Boat Club 1 Anger Management Flying Dutchman / / 0
34. Mike Meszaros
Inverness YC USA 88 Saudade Flying Dutchman / / 0
35. Jean Jimenez
JJ YC KSJC US 1451 Defiant Flying Dutchman / / 0
36. Buzz Ballenger
SCYC 1444 NO BOAT FOR OLD MEN Flying Dutchman / / 0
37. henry nieuwstad
SCYC 17 Flying Dutchman / / 0
38. saul schumsky
cal sailing club h96 mio gusto preferito Flying Dutchman / / 0
39. Lola Bushnell
San Francisco Yacht Club 172450 Laser 4.7 / / 0
40. Kyle Larsen
PYSF/ San Francisco Yacht Club/ Sequoia Yacht Club 6 Laser 4.7 / / 0
41. Michael Tan
San Francisco Yacht Club 1 Laser 4.7 / / 0
42. Lindsey Baab
StFYC/SFYC/PYSF 189813 Laser 4.7 Laser 4.7 / / 0
43. Calum Finlyson
PYSF 5038 PYSF 2 Laser 4.7 / / 0
44. Sterling Dreyer
RYC/JLAC 3912 Laser 4.7 / / 0
45. Will Cefali
SFYC 172450 Laser 4.7 / / 0
46. Oliver Meldrum
Richmond Yacht Club 198687 Laser 4.7 / / 0
47. Madeleine Pont
PYSF ?? Laser 4.7 / / 0
48. Joe Carter
StFYC/RYC 8794 A Salt Weapon Laser 4.7 / / 0
49. Markus Suorsa
San Francisco Yacht Club/Sequoia Yacht Club TBD Laser 4.7 / / 0
50. Kaitlyn Baab
StFYC 189739 Laser Radial Laser Radial / / 0
51. John-Bernard Duler
St Francis Yacht Club 2201 C'est la Vie Laser Radial / / 0
52. David Wyllie
PMYC 183013 Bonnie Tuesday Laser Radial / / 0
53. Christy Usher
St. Francis Yacht Club 196139 Laser Radial Laser Radial / / 0
54. Travis Cottle
PYSF TBD PYSF 2 Laser Radial / / 0
55. Brian Vanderspek
Mission Bay Yacht Club/ Bel Marin Keys Yacht Club 5174 Laser Standard / / 0
56. Simon Bell
RYC 138204 Laser Laser Standard / / 0
57. Charlie Buckingham
NHYC 183898 Laser Standard / / 0
58. Richard Leland
Butte Sailing Club 9740 greased lightning Laser Standard / / 0
59. Tracy Usher
St Francis Yacht Club 196139 Christine Robin Laser Standard / / 0
60. jon andron
st. francis 188709 lifestyles of thepoor/unknown Laser Standard / / 0
61. Alexander Symes
StFYC 0 Laser Standard / / 0
62. Mike Bishop
StFYC 173666 Over the line.. Laser Standard / / 0
63. Drake Jensen
Richmond Yacht Club 182870 Friendly Dragon Laser Standard / / 0
64. Packy Davis
stfyc 152211 crewless from water city Laser Standard / / 0
65. Christine Neville
Malletts Bay Boat Club 164370 Laser Laser Standard / / 0
66. Peter Phelan
Santa Cruz Yacht Club 176124 Always in Trouble Laser Standard / / 0
67. Ryan Nelson
West Marine Rigging 5948 GU Energy Laser Standard / / 0
68. Tom Burden
SSS 173687 Laser Standard / / 0
69. Rick Raduziner
Tahoe Yacht Club 184434 Spot*On Laser Standard / / 0
70. Todd Jackson
None 176097 Laser Standard / / 0
71. Nicklas Gardner
EYC 177184 Laser Standard / / 0
72. Buff Wendt
n/a 196813 Laser Standard / / 0
73. Nick Burke
RYC 171638 Heart Attack Machine Laser Standard / / 0
74. Chris Boome
StFYC 153021 Geezer Laser Standard / / 0
75. Michael Schmid
Wayzata Yacht Club 190284 Laser Standard / / 0
76. Will Lowe
Richmond Yacht Club 155477 Doh! Laser Standard / / 0
77. David Anderson
Singlehanded Sailing Society 373 Surfing Pikachu Weta / / 0
78. Gordon Lyon
None 376 Blunt Force Trauma Weta / / 0
79. Robert Shirley
Ventura Sailing Club 147 Empress Weta / / 0
80. David Berntsen
RYC 375 Weta 4.4 Weta / / 0
81. Dean Anderson
Richmond Yacht Club 154 Chiquita Weta / / 0
82. Yann Bertaud / Karen Lorentson
none 377 Unplugged Weta / / 0
83. Jonathan Weston
Lake Lanier Sailing Club 394 Hot Ruddered Bum Weta / / 0
84. Eric Ryan
St Francis Yacht CLub 395 Weta / / 0
85. Stephan Sonnenschein
Sausalio 272 Weta Weta / / 0
86. Ken Johnson
BAMA 270 Weta / / 0
87. Christopher Harvey
BAMA 148 Trioneon Weta / / 0
88. George Slater
SBYC 320 MereMira Weta / / 0

Photoboy
10-22-2010, 02:08 PM
Updated wx:

This Afternoon: SW wind around 9 kt. Mostly cloudy.

Tonight: WSW wind 5 to 8 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. A chance of rain after 11pm.

Saturday: S wind 6 to 14 kt. Periods of rain.

Saturday Night: SSE wind 11 to 18 kt. Periods of rain, mainly after 11pm.

Sunday: S wind 18 to 24 kt becoming NNE in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 kt. Periods of rain.

Sunday Night: NNE wind 13 to 18 kt becoming W 7 to 12 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Showers likely, mainly before 11pm.


MAIN CONCERN FOR THE FORECAST IS WITH THE UPCOMING WEEKEND AS TWO
IMPULSES WILL SPREAD MOISTURE ACROSS OUR AREA. THE FIRST ONE IS
SLATED FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH A STRONGER
IMPULSE EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. SPECIFICALLY...AFTER
THE BREAK FOR MOST OF TODAY THROUGH MIDNIGHT...RAIN WILL RETURN TO
THE NORTH BAY DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND SPREAD DOWN TO AROUND
THE CITY BY THE MORNING. THE RAIN WILL THEN CONTINUE ACROSS THE
ENTIRE CWA AND END BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. QPF AMOUNTS WILL VARY WITH
LATITUDE -- EXPECT A TENTH TO A THIRD OVER THE NORTH BAY WITH
GENERALLY LESS THAN A TENTH TO THE SOUTH.

MAIN STORY STILL REMAINS THE SYSTEM SLATED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
SUNDAY THAT WILL SPREAD FIRST ACROSS THE NORTH BAY AND THEN ACROSS
THE REST OF THE CWA. MODEL GUIDANCE HAS BEEN FAIRLY CONSISTENT WITH
BOTH THE TIMING AND STRENGTH OVER THE PAST FEW RUNS. LATEST CNRFC
NUMBERS ARE ALSO SIMILAR TO YESTERDAY`S VALUES...ALTHOUGH AGREE
WITH PREVIOUS SHIFT THAT UP TO 5" CANNOT BE RULED OUT FOR WETTEST
SPOTS OF THE NORTH BAY. THEREFORE...QPF VALUES WERE SLIGHTLY
INCREASED FOR HIGHER NORTH BAY ELEVATIONS TO GET THEM CLOSER TO
THIS MARK. MEDIA...PLEASE REMIND RESIDENTS THAT NOW IS A GOOD TIME
TO CLEAN OUT GUTTERS...STORM DRAINS...AND CULVERTS TO HELP MINIMIZE
LOCAL FLOODING. SINCE THIS IS THE FIRST BIG EVENT OF THE SEASON...
SOME MINOR URBAN FLOODING WILL BE LIKELY. FOR THIS EVENT GENERALLY 1-
3" IS EXPECTED FOR THE NORTH BAY WITH 4"+ POSSIBLE IN THE WETTEST
SPOTS...1/2"-1" FOR MOST OF SF BAY...1-2" FOR THE SC MOUNTAINS...
AND 1/4-1/2" FOR MOST OF THE REMAINING CWA.

.PREVIOUS EXTENDED...STEADY RAIN WILL TAPER TO SHOWERS BY EARLY
SUNDAY EVENING AND SHOULD END BY THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE. THE NEXT
CONCERN WILL BE LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY THE 954 MB LOW. LOOKS LIKE
OUR FIRST BIG SURF EVENT WILL ARRIVE BY MONDAY AND TUESDAY WHEN HIGH
SURF ADVISORIES MAY BECOME NECESSARY AS WAVES BUILD WELL BEYOND 15
FEET.

bowline
10-23-2010, 02:01 AM
I wonder if they'll bring back the international jury they had for BBS.

Photoboy
10-23-2010, 05:06 PM
Report from Le Serge:

1 505 almost sinks after banging in the Willie and getting tangle in the anchor rode.

Wet and cold. Wind southeast to south. 3 races today. Tomorrow should be epic!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKCwBYBM7HI

Giants ARE IN the World Series!!!

Photoboy
10-24-2010, 09:37 PM
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Photos By Super Serge (http://ultimate-yachtshots.smugmug.com/)

Full Results (http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=3347)

Photoboy
10-25-2010, 01:16 PM
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This weekend was the annual Fall Dinghy regatta at the StFYC. Jody and I have sailed it the last 3 years in our 49er. We have a great time out there and it was great to sail against the top 49er teams from the US and Bermuda.

The 49er fleet only sailed on Saturday. On Sunday we were in complete agreement that the 30-35kt helicopter puffs that dropped off of the city were not going to make for a fun day. In fact, it was going to be a serious boat breaking day. After this, most of the fleet is headed back down to Miami for the annual Olympic Classes training in Key Biscayne Bay. Everyone figured it was probably best to keep the boats in top shape for the upcoming training instead of ragging ourselves to death on a cold, miserable day. At least it was a good excuse!


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On Saturday we had three races in varying conditions. The breeze started from the SE in the first race and slowly shifted over to the SW by the last race. The first race had a massive flood, while the last race had massive ebb. The wind velocity was oscillating between 4 and 20 kts.

Over the day several small fronts would come through and shift the wind right with big puffs bouncing down the water as the wind came down the hills of San Francisco and took a few hundred yards to re attach to the water. We saw a couple of boats go over to weather, a sure sign of the huge velocity changes.

For Jody and I, it was perfect training weather (albeit cold!). We are working on our boat handling together, trying to get the transitions down between single stringing and double stringing. The sheet hand (Jody) literally drives the boat with the leech tension while the skipper just puts the bow in the right place to keep the boat from stalling. If the sheet is tight, the boat is in height mode. Conversely, if the sheet is eased, the bow is down and the boat is in rumble mode.

The goal is to transition smoothly between height and speed gears depending upon the conditions. In a skiff, it is NEVER “set it and forget it”. The boat and gears are always changing.

There is constant communication between the crew and skipper. The skipper is telling the crew how the helm feels and the crew is trimming for heel and direction. The crew is also downloading wind and water information while the skipper focuses on keeping the boat flat under the trim.

Watching all of the boats out there this weekend was awesome. We have some of the best 49er sailors in the country out of this area and we got a chance to race with them this weekend.

Jonny Goldsberry was sailing with Charlie Smythe. Jonny grew up sailing at the San Francisco Yacht Club and the two of them have been sailing together for about 3 years now. Their consistency shows in their starts, boat handling and boat speed.

Joey Pasquali and JV Gilmore grew up in the Bay Area as well. Joey has traditionally sailed with Rory Giffen, but while Rory is off working on Speedboat, JV stepped in and did a great job crewing for Joey. JV has been sailing 49ers and his red 18 consistently over the last few years. Both are phenomenal skiff sailors and it showed this weekend.

I didn’t get a chance to get to know the team from Bermuda, but they were sailing fast and had a half leg lead in the last race to take a well deserved bullet.

Alex Bishop and Val Smith were out from the East Coast (along with the Bermuda team) to do a couple of training weekends down in Santa Cruz. Their crew work was impressive to watch. We saw them practice a couple of quick wire to wire tacks before the start during which they had the boat up to pace immediately. It takes a lot of time in the boat to be that smooth and it looks like they are a program to keep an eye on.

Max Fraser and Dan Morris were out, and are ramping up a program sailing together. They had a bit of trouble the first race, but they just got better and better throughout the day.

Cooper, the Nilsen’s and ourselves rounded out the fleet with the old style rigs.

The next 5 weekends for us are going to be focused on the Aussie 18. Jody and I will be traveling down south with our third, Dan Morris, over the Thanksgiving holiday to sail against Howie, Mike, Andy, Matt and the rest of the SoCal crew. We are keeping our fingers crossed that Chad will make the trip south again with the Harken boat, too.

Monday morning procrastination has lasted long enough, it’s time to get some work done!

Skip & Jody
49er – USA136