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    Published on 02-24-2021 11:50 AM
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    TowBoatUS San Francisco Bay & Delta is at Alameda Point, Alameda, California.

    "We recovered a badly damaged 33' sailboat off the rocks of the Alameda Rock Wall."
    Published on 02-23-2021 05:38 PM
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    After postponing the January Mid Winters due to the pandemic shutdown, the CYC February regatta became the default race 1&2
    with plans for a follow up the on the weekend of March 6th & 7th to become races 3 & 4...

    The weather gods smiled favorably on the event, with the last of a series of weak systems rolling in and out of the area late Friday and early Saturday.
    Behind the system, a significant northerly ...
    Published on 02-18-2021 12:31 PM
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    The Valentines Day Eve events for the Berkeley Yacht Club and Regatta Pro Mid Winters was sailed on Saturday Feb 13th
    in very fine conditions, and had very fine people in all the boats. A low pressure event had passed through early in the morning, giving
    way the clearing NW winds and brilliant sun dashed with a passing cloud or two. The BYC utilized a closer to shore event with the leeward mark
    on the circle proper and the windward mark just south of the Richmond break water. With this being the final event for the ...
    Published on 02-16-2021 03:30 PM
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    The Foule Douce sinks in Richardson Bay off Sausalito, Feb. 14, 2021. (RBRA)

    SAUSALITO (CBS SF) — A boater was rescued after an explosion aboard a sailboat anchored in San Francisco Bay sank the vessel in waters off the ...
    Published on 02-03-2021 05:04 PM
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    The annual SSS 3 Bridge Fiasco, Pandemic Edition, returned to it's roots over the weekend, most due to the recent
    SIP regulations, was opened only to single handed competitors. The reason being, the SSS board members decided a smaller regatta would
    be better than no regatta. If you have been paying attention, the races usually draws well north of 300 entries, and the vast majority double handed.
    Originally conceived for single handed sailors, the numbers of those, percentage ...
    Published on 01-16-2021 12:30 PM
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    The Waves at Mavericks This Year Are Mindbogglingly Huge

    Article by Kevin Stark KQED

    image © Frank Quiarte

    Every fall, Brian Garcia briefs officials across the Bay Area counties on the winter weather outlook, what he calls “my traveling road show.”

    In San Mateo County, people always ask Garcia, a National Weather Service meteorologist, if the thundering, big-wave surf spot near Half Moon Bay known as Mavericks will break. (The famous Mavericks surf competition has been cancelled indefinitely).

    Most ...
    Published on 01-11-2021 12:50 PM
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    Three Bridge Fiasco Race Update: After discussing and considering the current Covid-19 situation & compliance with the Regional Stay-At-Home ...
    Published on 01-11-2021 11:10 AM
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    Massive Swells Capsize Sailboats At Mouth Of Santa Cruz Harbor; 12 Children Rescued From Turbulent Seas

    SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — A massive swell, kicked up by storms out in the Pacific Ocean, capsized several small sailboats ‘like dominoes’ at the mouth of the Santa Cruz Harbor Sunday afternoon, forcing marine rescue units and local surfers ...
    Published on 11-10-2020 12:27 PM
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    Yes there are bundles of new ways to harness the wind and waves available these days,
    yet nothing surpasses the water and wave human connection like the wavesailing.

    Pure and simple, fully immersed, the power of the ocean's swell dancing beneath your feet and legs,
    the warm, free flowing tradewinds directly ...
    Published on 11-03-2020 11:15 AM
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    Over 40 entries registered for 2021 Transpac

    Merlin Makes More Magic In 2019

    November 2, 2020 - Los Angeles, CA - As of today, 8 months and 10 days in advance of the first start on July 13, 2021, there are 42 confirmed entries in the 51st edition of the Transpacific Yacht Club’s race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, the Transpac. This ...
    Published on 10-28-2020 10:19 AM
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    A certainty to look forward to in uncertain times

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., October 27, 2020 – Despite ongoing uncertainties on the path to normal following COVID-19 restrictions, the ...
    Published on 10-27-2020 10:46 AM
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    129 boats signed up for the COVID 19 Reconditioned Edition of the RYC's Annual salute to all
    things hallow and weenie. Gone was the usual Saturday buoy races and the festive party and costume
    contest, as per county ordinances for social gatherings and with special permission from USCG, the
    Pursuit Race was moved to Saturday as a stand alone event. The forecast was promising with SW winds
    in the mid teens and ...
    Published on 10-11-2020 01:43 PM
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    A quick upload of images from Saturdays YRA/EYC Bonita Race, formerly known as the 2nd Half Opener,
    which was postponed twice, once due to the ongoing pandemic then after a thick, nasty layer of smoke
    inhabited the Bay Area. This edition finally was run in double handed form ...
    Published on 09-29-2020 05:15 PM
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    The Botin 65', formerly know as CARO has spent the summer at KKMI in Richmond getting a refit.

    The 65' Racer/Cruiser was originally launched in Keil, Germany in 2013, she participated in 2 Middle Sea Races, 2016 and 2018 taking 2nd ...
    Published on 09-24-2020 06:08 PM
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    Karl Robrock writes a very poignant piece on the DH Farallones which he sail upon his Moore 24 SNAFU with fellow Moore-Man Bart Hackworth

    DHF 2020 monohull 1st place, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th occupy the RYC basin on Friday afternoon while preparing. Go RYC!

    2020 DHF /September 23, 2020
    This was the year the Moore fleet was going to resume rounding the islands as part of the Roadmasters series. It has been a decade. The DHF, ...
    Published on 09-22-2020 11:19 AM
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    The 2020 BAMA Double Handed Farallones was held on Saturday, September 19th, nearly 6 months late, due to the Pandemic that reeked havoc on near every sailing event world wide. But better late than never, and with a bit of nostalgia mixed in, the start was relocated to Baker Baker, where the race was started from decades ago. And still honoring pandemic protocols,' the dedicated BAMA shore crew was committed to work outside the confine ...
    Published on 09-11-2020 05:09 PM
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    The already postponed/reformatted Encinal Race is currently in the wait and see mode, due to
    the current very unhealthy air conditions being experienced around the west coast and the bay area.
    A DECISION ...
    Published on 09-09-2020 04:39 PM
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    Lia Ditton has been making tracks across the Pacific in the past few weeks, and is now just over 100 nm
    to Honolulu and currently making 2.3 knots. Now in her 84th day, she appears well ahead of the current 99 day record
    for solo woman's ...
    Published on 09-08-2020 11:35 AM
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    Huntington Lake, east of Fresno in the Sierra has been the home to multitudes of sailing events for decades
    including the annual High Sierra Regattas for dinghies and another one for keelboats, both a week long respite
    for family fun and friendly adventures. ...
    Published on 08-31-2020 09:24 AM
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    80 Boats sailing doublehanded, COVID 19 style took to the Bay Saturday for a romp from the Berkeley Flats up the City Front
    to Blackaller and then downhill and up river to Red Rock before finishing in the Richmond Arena.