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    Published on 10-16-2017 02:16 PM
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    Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego will see the return of former Series champion Morgan Larson.

    The Californian will skipper Team Extreme San Diego, the second US wildcard to be announced following the entry of Lupe Tortilla Demetrio, in the penultimate stage of the season from 19 ...
    Published on 10-09-2017 12:23 PM
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    24 Express 27's gathered for a weekend of classic autumn racing at the Richmond Yacht Club. Despite a two hour postponement on Friday, the southwesterly finally arrived and delivered 10-12 breeze allowing the RC to get in the scheduled buoy race and the fleets favorite, the long distance race.











    With Fleet Week in town, ...
    Published on 10-01-2017 07:58 PM
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    As the morning dock off time closed in on Sundays Bay Tour Finale, the previous evening's festivities at the St Francis still lingered in the minds and souls of the multitude of Kiwi sailors participating in the inaugural PAC52 Cup. The countries All Blacks rugby team was on the video screen in a match vs Argentina on Saturday Night, and if there is one thing the Kiwis love more than ...
    Published on 10-01-2017 02:56 PM
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    The overall winner of the 9-race 2017 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club, is Steve Benjamin (USA) with crew of Dave Hughes, Ian Liberty, and Michael Menninger.

    Benjamin, a past Olympic medalist, 505 World Champion, and 2015 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, finally claimed the championship after numerous attempts. He also wins the Senior ...
    Published on 10-01-2017 08:43 AM
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    Had some down time while the RC moved marks between races at the PAC 52 CUP so
    I ventured out the the gate and snagged some pics of the Bonita Race of the YRA Season Closer!

    In stealth mode...

    RESULTS








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    Published on 09-30-2017 08:50 PM
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    On the 2nd Day off the inaugural PAC52 Cup, the SF Bay turned down the volume a couple notches with a short AP display before play resumed, with winds ramping up in the low teens under brilliant sun and pleasant temps.

    With the starting line moved to the west of Alcatraz, and the weather mark just east of the Golden Gate, the RC would fire off 3 course ...
    Published on 09-29-2017 08:49 PM
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    Day 1 Report:

    Pac 52 Cup 2017
    San Francisco Bay Delivers a Punch




    Opening day on San Francisco Bay for the inaugural PAC52 Cup hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club held back nothing, as boisterous conditions welcomed the fleet of six boats and crews from all points of the globe in spectacular fashion. From the initial gun fired off Treasure Island, winds funneled through the Golden ...
    Published on 09-29-2017 08:50 AM
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    A few select selects from races 5&6 of the 2017 Etchells Worlds on the the Berkeley Circle.

    The wind picked up nicely today and the races finally started on time! Mostly 225-230 degrees
    hitting 21-23 in the 2nd race with lots of tight action, cursing and close calls. Protest room must have
    been busy after the days races. 50 boats spread out very wide coming across the course and then narrow
    down into a finite space at top and bottom!


    2 more races Friday and one ...
    Published on 09-28-2017 09:31 AM
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    Wednesday racing on the Berkeley Circle resumed after a 2 hour AP delay, this time dockside
    to prevent needless sailor baking on the water while waiting for the westerlies to fill. After
    the 14:00 gun, the crews were off in 10-12 knots with gust to the mid teens and warm conditions. The Yankees fought hard and took the 1st 3 spots
    in race 3, with Peter Duncan' s Oatmeal taking the bullet, Don Jesberg's Viva(with legendary hiker, Rikki Robbie working the pointy end) taking ...
    Published on 09-27-2017 09:10 AM
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    High pressure has camped over the northern California bring warm temps and beautiful beach weather.

    Wind, on the other hand has been slow to arrive, and led to a lengthy delay in the start 2017 Etchells Worlds
    currently underway on the Berkeley flats on San Francisco ...
    Published on 09-25-2017 02:27 PM
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    The 2017 edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series will be remembered for numerous things. 4 days of stellar weather, with sunshine and great winds reaching into the 20's in late afternoon. The passing of a Bay Area sailing stalwart, Sy Kleinman, just days before the regatta, his team winning their division in grand fashion, one more time in what will most likely be Swiftsure's final regatta under the Kleinman family ownership.


    Image © Susan Rhune ...
    Published on 09-18-2017 09:56 AM
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    Mystery Solved

    Earlier in the weekend, as the PAC 52 approached YRA Marker 6 off Ft Mason, the lead boat
    could not locate the buoy. Radio contact with RC ...
    Published on 09-16-2017 09:02 PM
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    Day 3, a tad lighter in then morning, cooler with evidence of smoke being blown in from
    wildfires elsewhere. By 2nd race, things picked up considerably and the conditions in the slot
    transitioned from mild to wild with major ebb creating some bone jarring waters just outside the gate and
    near ...
    Published on 09-14-2017 06:21 PM
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    Peter Stoneberg's Prosail 40' Shadow X suffered structural failure with their rig in the 2nd race today near the Blackaller mark.
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    Published on 09-13-2017 11:36 AM
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    Some uneducated guessing on what may or may not happen in each division....



    The J-70's, a much reduced number since last years SF Worlds, with 11 boats vs 36,
    we will stick with previous results, with Snow Bigden's Cool Story Bro edging out Peter Cameron's Prime Number
    as a consolation prize for not going to Porto Cervo this year, where, if you have not heard, Clicky,
    there is plenty of drama but not so much sailing...




    J-105's are the largest fleet this ...
    Published on 09-04-2017 06:59 PM
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    It was and intense but complete afternoon of drills, sets douses and gear checks this weekend for
    Frank Slootman's PAC 52 Invisible Hand as the crew worked through the paces ahead of next week's
    Big Boat Series hosted by the StFYC



    Hard to believe that just 1 year ago, Victor Wild's FOX was the sole representative for the BBS,
    Arguably the West Coast Premier Regatta. ...
    Published on 09-04-2017 05:35 PM
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    Okay, spill the beans. ...
    Published on 08-29-2017 08:49 AM
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    Holy bejeezus that was good times! My affinity for the little old Moore 24 is no secret and her infamous beginnings not with standing she’s proven to be a boat that brings together some serious fun loving people. I mean seriously, who would have thunk that a sailor that ruined a good mold burning party by stealing the mold would end up making modifications to this remarkable boat that turned it into an unparalleled inshore and offshore platform that over 40 years later is still capable ...
    Published on 08-28-2017 08:25 AM
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    After nine races spread over four grueling days, Peter Wagner’s Skeleton Key (USA 115) is the 2017 J/111 World Champion. Going into day four, this regatta was still anyone’s game, and all eyes were on the top three contenders who had tussled for pole position throughout the regatta.

    Bright sunshine and 10 knots of air greeted the eight J/111 crews that assembled on San Francisco Bay this morning for the final day of racing at the 2017 J/111 World Championships hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, ...
    Published on 08-24-2017 05:57 PM
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    Local sailor Peter Wagner and crew of Skeleton Key exit day one of the 2017 J-111 Worlds in 1st place,
    sporting 1 point lead over the mostly Aussie crew on a borrowed boat that used to be known
    as "The Nipple". ( see article HERE!!)







    In 15 to 20 knots of breeze and mostly cloudy conditions the 8 boat J-111 fleet went through ...