• West Coast RSS Feed

    Published on 01-10-2022 01:27 PM
    Article Preview


    The new "YRA 16", aka the iconic Blackaller Buoy, on station at 37 48.603', 122 27.982'

    You may have noticed the iconic Blackaller Buoy was sitting pretty low in the water, and was slowly ...
    Published on 01-07-2022 12:34 PM
    Article Preview

    PV2022
    Over 30 Boats Registered for the
    2022 Puerto Vallarta Race


    image © bronny daniels



    San Diego, CA (January 7, 2022) Thirty-two boats are already registered for the 2022 Puerto Vallarta (PV) Race scheduled for March 10-18, 2022. Although there is still time for new boats to pop up on the entry list, the current list ...
    Published on 01-04-2022 05:02 PM
    Article Preview

    Registration for the infamous Three Bridge Fiasco is now opened!




    REGISTRATION LINKY



    The 3BF race this year will be on Saturday Jan 29th and is open to both single and doublehanded sailors, with no wait lists or registration caps. The SSS requires ...
    Published on 01-04-2022 04:49 PM
    Article Preview




    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On September 15, 2022, when handicap fleets line up to compete in the Rolex Big Boat Series, they will be racing under rating rules established by the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) rather than the Offshore Rating Rule (ORR). The four-day regatta, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California, has been racing under ORR since 2014; now in 2022, the handicap divisions ...
    Published on 12-23-2021 11:06 AM
    Article Preview



    In the " Better Late Than Never" Category, here are some selects from Saturday, October 30th's
    GPR Bouy Races...






    Belated Gallery Link

    While we generally favor the Sunday long distance pursuit race if given the choice, 2021 weather window decided which day for us.
    The recently ...
    Published on 12-14-2021 03:32 PM
    Article Preview




    A New Blackaller Buoy!

    On Sunday, December 5, Lisa Blackaller Williams cracked a bottle of champagne on the side ...
    Published on 12-14-2021 03:29 PM
    Article Preview



    WHALER STOLEN FROM SANTA CRUZ YACHT CLUB
    BE ON THE LOOK OUT
    Peter Phelan is at Santa Cruz Yacht Club.
    The Santa Cruz Yacht Club adaptive sailing support boat ...
    Published on 12-07-2021 02:15 PM
    Article Preview




    Saturday's 2nd Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup was held over the weekend with suprisingly
    blue skies and warm temperatures, light ENN to NNW breeze and the biggest king tide that went from a 7.1 high
    at 10:30 dropping to a minus 1.7 at 17:23, resulting in a massive ( for this area anyways) ebb of 4.8 at 1500hrs






    ...
    Published on 12-02-2021 06:07 PM
    Article Preview


    Union Point Anchorage.
    Photos and story by Tim Henry


    SF GATE Article

    When the "bomb cyclone" ripped through the Bay Area with 60 mph gusts in October, Han and Amanda Nguyen's flotilla of boats began to drift. The couple had been anchored-out — a term for living aboard their boat — between Coast Guard Island and Union Point Marina, in the southern end of the Oakland Estuary, for a few months at that point. They had a roving collection of boats, most ...
    Published on 10-22-2021 10:48 AM
    Article Preview





    PNW Offshore Marine Forecast:

    A weak disturbance is moving ashore today with showery weather.
    A typical cold front will move through the area Saturday morning. A 948mb storm will move over the near offshore waters
    Sunday as the strong front moves through Western Washington.

    That deep low pressure system over the offshore waters on Sunday is expected to track toward northern Vancouver Island on Monday.
    There is a small craft advisory up for today for the seas over the coastal waters but the higher surf wont arrive til later Sunday through
    Monday after the storm moves through the near offshore waters.







    SYNOPSIS FOR WASHINGTON AND OREGON ...
    Published on 10-20-2021 12:42 PM
    Article Preview



    Saturday October brought very pleasant conditions to the Northern California area, with bright, clear skies,
    very warm temperatures and events aplenty in the sailing realm of things.
    The only thing lacking was the normal westerly which usually prevails on the San Francisco Bay







    AP's were posted throughout the region and ...
    Published on 10-06-2021 10:30 AM
    Article Preview



    (Rockaway Beach, Oregon) – Crews from Tillamook County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) and the US Coast Guard responded to Rockaway Beach Sunday, after a sailboat was found stranded in the sand near Nedonna Beach, at the north end of town. (Photos by ...
    Published on 09-27-2021 12:38 PM
    Article Preview


    David Schumann / Trevor Baylis aboard the Seacart 30' Bottle Rocket was 1st to finish with 09:50:49 elapsed time
    image © slackwater



    A very slow DH Farallones this year with most finishers returning well after dark, dedicated sailors in the fleet,
    sticking it out regardless of the late hour of completing the course. Of the 39 entries, 31 double ...
    Published on 09-20-2021 09:32 AM
    Article Preview



    A semi breezy but mostly cloudy day, the ORR fleet was on the southern course which started on the
    western side of Treasure Island. The lighting and wind were better there so remained primarily below
    Alcatraz... Interesting duel between the Rogers 46's which covered each other through out the day with
    Dave MacEwen's Lucky Duck maintaining a slight ...
    Published on 09-15-2021 12:25 PM
    Article Preview



    The Mother of all things Sled is back on the west coast, for what appears to be an extended stay!
    Bill Lee's original downhill surfing sled has entered the building after an east coast romp and is planning on
    putting her through the paces with hopes for miles of smiles in her home waters where she accelerates.

    Boat captain Brian Malone explains: "We completed the majority of east coast objectives, many of those included far ...
    Published on 09-13-2021 09:42 AM
    Article Preview



    September 11, 2021
    BEACHED BOAT SPILLS FUEL @ LINDA MAR
    "The sailboat Hetairos, an old fiberglass full-keel, washed up on Linda Mar ...
    Published on 09-12-2021 10:03 AM
    Article Preview

    Spectacular conditions allowed 41 teams to complete four more races on the middle day of the J/24 US National Championship hosted by Malletts Bay Boat Club in Colchester, VT.


    With sunny skies, warm temperatures and winds between 10-14 knots, Mike Marshall extended his advantage over eight total races.
    Now discarding an eighth, Marshall retains scores ...
    Published on 09-09-2021 11:45 AM
    Article Preview




    BYC and E Ticket got real close to winning 2021 JAZZ CUP this Labor Day weekend! E Ticket finished 1st in our fleet of 12, 1st for Benicia racers and 2nd for Jazz Cup and 6th overall out of approximately 60 racers. Goose, a Catalina 30 from South Beach YC won the Jazz Cup and beat E Ticket by one position.



    E Ticket started at 11:20 in the fourth starting ...
    Published on 09-06-2021 09:59 PM
    Article Preview



    60 boats answered the call for the South Beach Yacht Club's Annual Labor Day Weekend downhill, 26 nm jaunt to the
    Carquinez Straits and the pleasant confines of the Benicia YC.

    Coming on the heels of the postponed Vallejo Race, just 2 weeks past, which saw cold, cloudy and breezy conditions, The Jazz Cup
    was also greeted with a ...
    Published on 09-02-2021 01:07 PM
    Article Preview

    The postponed 2021 Vallejo Race was held in mid August for the 1st time in memory, which was better late than never,
    just like this report. Usually held over or close to Memorial Day and has been the official unofficial kickoff to the YRA's Party Circuit...
    Last year, it was cancelled all together due to the pandemic, so the return of this downhill jaunt to the Napa River was welcomed anytime!
    The 78 registered ...