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    Published on 09-15-2019 11:36 AM
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    The Crew of Express 37' Spindrift V sporting their new bullet proof "12th Man Kite" demonstrate a variety of non conventional methods of deployment....

    Apparently, the wind gods of San Francisco Bay, Home of the 5 time World Champion 49ers were not impressed.... ...
    Published on 09-13-2019 10:05 AM
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    A couple high pressure ridges parked themselves over the Pacific to the east and south of the San Francisco Bay Area
    effectively shutting down the seabreeze rushing in through the Golden Gate and across San Francisco Bay for the 1st two days
    of the Rolex Big Boat Series. Only late in the afternoon when the interior valley REALLY heats up is the enough of a vacuum to allow
    for a gentle onward push close to the surface, resulting in a couple hours of
    Published on 09-11-2019 02:47 PM
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    By Brian Haines, USA 1204

    The 2019 International 14 National Championships were hosted by Southwestern Yacht Club in sunny, and unusually hot San Diego. Racing took place inside San Diego Bay on Friday September 6th, and on the Coronado Roads ocean course on Sept 7th and 8th. The class bylaw-required distance race ...
    Published on 09-10-2019 08:16 AM
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    CBS Los Angeles Reports

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – An investigation is underway into how a large, empty sailboat washed ashore on the Long Beach Peninsula.

    Published on 09-09-2019 09:46 AM
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    Merlin’s Magical Cosmic Tour Rolls Into SF Bay

    Boat Captain Chris Watts gives Saturdays team a bit of a preview of the day's program

    The finely revamped Bill Lee Custom sailed into San Francisco in the wee hours of Saturday morning one the next leg of her ongoing tour du force. This stop includes some good will rides and viewing opportunities for sailing fans and friends alike with 4 days of racing in the Big Boat Series for only the 2nd time, the last being some 3 decades ago.
    Published on 09-04-2019 03:47 PM
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    97 boats in 11 divisions set out from the start just north of Treasure Island with a nice westerly filled in by the 11:00 1st gun
    and marched their way westward to the Red "2" buoy marking the shipping channel edge, before turning north. The wind in the low teens
    was in direct conflict with the 2.5 knot flood that slowed the boats down a bit for the 1st leg.

    Gordie Nash Center Boat Div D

    The strong flood allowed some of the later starters with longer water lines to catch up to the early starters by the 1st mark which ...
    Published on 08-27-2019 02:50 PM
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    The 2019 Drakes Bay 1&2 Saw 25 OYRA Boats and 21 Single/Double Handed boats define the friendly confines of San Francisco Bay for a 31 nm overnighter
    to Drakes Bay. A thick layer of fog and light winds wind minimal wave/swell action made for a peaceful, reflective retreat from the hustle and bustle and into a vastly quiet
    boat camping weekend, far away from traffic, mall shootings and the deplorable non stop ...
    Published on 08-27-2019 10:25 AM
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    Landauer takes North Americans at Crissy Field

    The IKA Formula Kite North American & Caribbean Championships alongside an open kitefoil event came to St. Francis Yacht Club to showcase some of the world’s top kite racing talent.

    With an eye toward the 2024 Summer ...
    Published on 08-27-2019 10:10 AM
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    HE DID IT! After 77 days and 5000km, Antonio de la Rosa has paddled the Pacific from California to Hawaii

    Story by Christopher Parker http://www.supracer.com

    Antonio de la Rosa has become the first person to paddle across a major part of the Pacific Ocean standing up. The Spanish adventurer completed his epic voyage ...
    Published on 08-22-2019 02:47 PM
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    Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Alan Bertolino sits on the breakwater while his sailboat is pounded by surf into the rocks Friday afternoon at the Ahukini State Recreational Pier.

    LIHUE — Two men were uninjured after their sailboat crashed into the breakwater ...
    Published on 08-19-2019 02:03 PM
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    Images from the 2019 Aldo Allesio & Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Cup, Saturdays Racing....

    After 4-5 days of superheated bay conditions, the trigger was released over the weekend just in time
    to send participants on some wild downhill rides across the central bay, with a predicted 2.8 knot flood and a start
    line ...
    Published on 08-13-2019 03:53 PM
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    Report by Tom Burden

    An Aloha Family Tradition
    Kui Lim and his brother Yal campaigned 470-class dinghies at the Olympic level and trained with Dave Ullman. JV Gilmour races 18' skiffs at insane speeds. His mom Vickie, a respected US Sailing judge, lives on the water with a Grand Banks cruiser tied to the dock outside her house. Buzz Blackett is the owner of California Condor, a bleeding-edge Class 40, and he's got a carbon Antrim 27 under construction. I'm the owner ...
    Published on 08-13-2019 11:26 AM
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    The 3 C’s of sailing were emphasized over and over again in the waters south of the San Mateo Bridge:
    Community, Camaraderie & Competition.
    In that order.

    The 2019 edition of Chubb JR National Sailing Championship will be remembered for a number of 1sts. It was the 1st time the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation has hosted a major National Championship and the 1st time the recently built Westpoint Harbor has been utilized for such a venture. It was also the 1st time in an Open 5.70 was used for the triple ...
    Published on 08-12-2019 10:07 AM
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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (August 12, 2019) – Sunday’s finale on San Francisco Bay capped the third and final day of racing at the 2019 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation (PYSF) and the Club at Westpoint. The nearly 100 sailors representing their respective US Sailing Areas and home sailing organizations enjoyed spectacular and challenging conditions throughout this US Sailing National Championship. ...
    Published on 08-11-2019 03:25 PM
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    Some tight racing Saturday in the South Bay out of Westpoint Marina in all divisions,
    But this event in race 5 was even tighter than most....

    Published on 08-05-2019 03:09 PM
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    Over Memorial Day yacht, fishing launch and rowing races are planned, together with a dinner dance for members and friends. In July we will hold our annual moonlight cruise, and over Labor Day our club sponsors it’s biggest event of the years, the San Francisco-Santa Cruz Regatta, now recognized as one of the most important events on the Northern California yachting calendar.

    SCYC Letter of ...
    Published on 07-30-2019 09:46 AM
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    Hurricane Erick Discussion Number 13
    NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI EP062019
    500 AM HST Tue Jul 30 2019

    The eye of hurricane became much more distinct in infrared
    satellite imagery overnight, which indicates that rapid
    intensification has occurred. The latest intensity estimates
    from the satellite agencies are 5.0 (90 kt) from SAB, 5.5 (102 kt)
    from HFO, and 6.0 (115 kt) from JTWC. The CIMSS ADT estimate using
    the raw T number suggests the intensity is close to 100 kt. For this
    advisory, we are intensifying Erick to 100 kt, so it is now a major
    hurricane. Note that the initial wind radii for this advisory were
    adjusted based on a 0633Z ASCAT pass, which covered nearly the
    entire circulation of Erick.

    The hurricane's initial motion is 280/15 kt for this advisory. The
    mid-level ridge to the north is still ...
    Published on 07-29-2019 11:33 AM
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    The second half of the YRA Calendar got underway Saturday with the race (Formerly Known As The 2nd Half Opener) and the Bonita Race,
    now to be referred as The Encinal Race as a tip o' the cap to the host YC which goes by the same name.... It was an odd early morning with
    a high pressure dome squashing the marine layer down mixed in with some bad air that eventually blew away when the valley started warming,
    leaving a compressed layer of fog just outside the Golden Gate and a finger protruding ...
    Published on 07-28-2019 08:04 PM
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    VALLEJO, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people near the Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo, Saturday evening.

    Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders were notified that ...
    Published on 07-25-2019 04:23 PM
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    Image Max Roth

    If there was one seriously competitive division in the 2019 Transpac, the Santa Cruz 50/52 fleet would take the nod, hands down. 11 boats strong at the start, it was easily the biggest one design in these years 75th Anniversary Edition and the largest one design in the race’s history, eclipsing last years 10 boat fleet by one.

    The boats vintage ranges from 1980 to 2001, with Dave MacEwen’s Lucky Duck being the ...