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    Published on 02-27-2020 03:59 PM
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    The Pacific Cup yacht race is a unique event in the world of sailing. Having established itself as “The FUN race to Hawaii” , the Pacific Cup Yacht Club and it’s members are firmly committed to running a race that is competitive, fun and safe while operating the race with a focus on ...
    Published on 02-18-2020 01:01 PM
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    A teaser while the rest of the processing goes on behind the scenes




















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    Published on 02-06-2020 09:49 AM
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    Shearwater At The Start of 2018 Pac Cup


    From humble beginnings 40 years ago, the Pacific Cup yacht race has grown into an event which attracts top-tier sailing talent from not just the San Francisco Bay area but from all over the United States and beyond. In the record-setting 2016 race, Jens Kellinghusen’s globe-trotting ...
    Published on 02-02-2020 12:30 PM
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    Some selects from GGYC Mid Winters Feb 1st , 2020

    Hazy day with crisp winds out of the North/northwest, tide negligible.








    1st 3 fleets sent on the 5.5 nm course 15, which brought them 1st to Blackaller then up wind to Harding then to Fort Mason and then finish.

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    Published on 01-26-2020 08:47 PM
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    A few selects from Saturday.

    Report and gallery to follow...


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    Published on 01-06-2020 11:38 AM
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    A beautiful start to the 2020 sailing season at the Golden Gate YC's Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta.
    Overnight a weak front pushed through the Bay Area and wiped the atmosphere crystal clear, leaving unlimited
    visibility and mostly sunny skies with just enough cumulus in the area for ambiance and contrast.
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    Published on 01-03-2020 12:24 PM
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    HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans aboard two commercial vessels located and rescued the crew of the 42-foot white dismasted sailing vessel Coco Haz III 656 miles west southwest of the Hawaiian Islands, Sunday.

    "We appreciate the support of the good Samaritans aboard the commercial vessels Nobility and Kalamazoo who made ...
    Published on 11-15-2019 09:35 AM
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    SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted a 78-year-old man aboard a homemade sailing vessel, Thursday, after he ran out of supplies during a five-month journey across the Pacific Ocean.

    On October ...
    Published on 11-01-2019 02:22 PM
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    Earlier this week, Sail GP Announce that they will return to SF, on May 2nd-3rd, the longtime date of the YRA
    Season Opener, The Great Vallejo Race yet again. ...
    Published on 10-29-2019 03:14 PM
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    Coast Guard rescues a mariner after their sailboat ran aground in Scorpions Cove, Santa Cruz Island, California, October 28, 2019. ...
    Published on 10-21-2019 03:54 PM
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    IF you were caught up doing pumpkin type activities or busy winterizing the abode like some of us and were not out and about this weekend,
    here are some things you might have missed:

    Randall Reeves sailed into the Bay on Saturday and received a hero's welcome at the Sausalito Yacht Club, even mad the frontg page
    of the SF Chronicle AND CNN Travel



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    On Friday The Red Bull Heavy Water SUP contest was ran. Opposite of the the last event, the SUPers started at Aquatic Park and paddled out the
    Golden ...
    Published on 10-15-2019 03:24 PM
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    Angie Liebert has been sailing with the Express 27 and Motorcycle Irene with cohort Will Paxton for some 20 years and in that time has accrued 4 National Titles, last year for the 1st time she ventured into the Express 37' fleet for the 1st time, sailing the Nationals aboard Limitless, but they came up just short, winning the e-37 Nationals but 2nd ...
    Published on 10-07-2019 10:32 AM
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    TRACKER

    October 5, 2019

    Days at Sea: 301
    Days Since Departure: 369

    Noon Position: 45 53N 130 56W
    Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 6
    Wind(t/tws): SExS 10+
    Sea(t/ft): SE 3
    Sky/10ths Cover: Overcast (but no rain) 10
    Bar(mb): 1027, rising slowly
    On-deck Temp(f): 66
    Cabin Temp(f): 70
    Water Temp(f): 62
    Relative Humidity(%): 73
    Magnetic Variation: 15.7

    Sail: Main and working jib, one reef (no need for speed in this direction); close reaching

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 128
    Miles since departure: 38,377

    The rain that fell lightly but without remission all yesterday and last night finally eased to a drizzle by breakfast and then dried up altogether before noon. However, the S wind we’ve had for two days shows no signs of following suit.

    By now we’ve run our easting down and are not in need of more. In fact, with a mere 250 miles remaining between Mo and the Oregon coast, I’m wondering if I should heave to. I’ve been on that coast. There are no all-weather hiding spots that are not also bar harbors, and of those there are few.

    Once, when sailing home from Alaska late in the year, I decided to harbor-hop ...
    Published on 10-06-2019 10:47 AM
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    While some may claim beginners luck, the first place team, Far Niente, of the 2019 Farr 40 World Championship earned their win with an amazing team and by going back to the fundamentals.

    Brand new to the Farr 40 class, Vince Brun and Drew Freides, Far Niente co-owners, have only been sailing in the fleet for 10 days prior to taking the win in Long Beach, California this week from Wednesday, October 2 to Saturday, October 5, 2019.

    Drew Freides commented on their win. “It was a learning experience the entire way. This ...
    Published on 09-26-2019 10:10 AM
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    A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew is shown hovering near the sailboat Missfit, which became disabled approximately 35 miles west of Klamath, ...
    Published on 09-25-2019 10:27 AM
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    Over the weekend M-Rad* (AKA Polish) was practicing on his A Cat outside the Santa Cruz Small Boat Harbor when he
    was accosted by the harbor patrol for exceeding ...
    Published on 09-15-2019 12:36 PM
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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 11:05 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
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    Published on 09-11-2019 03:47 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 09:16 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.


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