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    Published on 03-10-2018 02:48 PM
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    On a day more apt for sturgeon fishing than sailboat racing, millpond conditions on the Bezerkely Flats
    had more milling than sailing for Saturday's Buoy Racing. Hopes the wind ...
    Published on 03-09-2018 02:24 PM
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    Introducing the YRA JUMBO CUP!

    A number of larger boat skippers have approached the YRA and indicated they would like a set of races that are longer in distance, 20 plus miles, and a set of race specifically for larger, faster boats. We listened to their feedback, and we are pleased to introduce The YRA Jumbo Cup! This ...
    Published on 03-08-2018 09:43 AM
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    All but 4 boats have finished the race, with a large flurry in the dark last night and in the wee
    hours this morning, Cazan, Tropic Thunder, Cabernet Sky and Fractions are still working their
    way to PV and perhaps a cerveza or 6 and a large platter of carnitas!

    Marjorie most likely unexpected to be on the podium, in Line Honors, but there they are!
    Tracy Oberts 59' Custom sailing under ...
    Published on 03-07-2018 03:06 PM
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    The Double Handed Farallones Of Course!

    Enter HERE! ...
    Published on 03-06-2018 10:01 AM
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    Mighty Merloe finished with a flurry, completing the 1,136 nm course in 2d 3h 58m 21s, crossing the finish line
    last evening at 16:18 for line honors. For the rest of the fleet that missed the northerly blast yesterday coming to the
    Gulf of California, things are looking slower over the next couple days:

    COURSE RECORD SET: Mighty Merloe (ORMA 60, HL Enloe) sets the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta course record at 2 days, 3 hours, 58 minutes, 21 seconds. The new time is 4 hours faster than the 2014 run by Tom Siebel's Mod70 Orion.

    San Diego Yacht Club is proud to host the 2018 Vallarta Race, featuring 28 race boats sailing the 1,000nm course from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Racing to the Mexican mainland is a tradition for SDYC going back to 1953.


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    Published on 03-05-2018 10:08 AM
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    Most recent 4 hours delayed chart show Mighty Merloe taking the lead overall and has just passed Cabo!
    She is currently estimated to arrive in Puerto Vallarta before 20:00 tonite!

    Greetings from the crew of Mighty Merloe. We are currently at the southern tip of Baja positioning to make the transition into the Gulf of California. Clear skies, bright moon, 13 knots of wind, cruising along at a civilized 20 knots of boat speed.

    After a front passed through the morning of our start,
    Published on 03-04-2018 09:30 AM
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    San Diego, CA (March 4, 2018) - Everyone is on the race course... and judging from 0600 comments from the boat, most are having a classic race to Mexico. Winds are generally from aft of the shrouds, sea states are moderate and 'pushy', and the temperature is rising. One boat, Jim Madden's Stark Raving Mad, less so. SRM retired Saturday morning with a reported injury to a crew members finger. The boat diverted to San Quintin and the crew member was driven back to San Diego ...
    Published on 03-02-2018 06:45 PM
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    San Diego, CA (March 2, 2018) - For the first roll call of San Diego Yacht Club's 2018 Puerto Vallarta Race, it was clear that Peter Isler's weather briefing the morning before had been spot on. "You're going to have a banner evening with full moon and full breeze..." he advised.

    Thus this from Marjorie Friday morning: "...Just as Peter promised – bright worm moon, building breeze and great sailing...", and "...sacrificed ...
    Published on 03-01-2018 02:21 PM
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    The Vallarta Race 2018 is officially underway with the first 3 boats getting their start on Thursday. The rest of the teams can be found enjoying beer and tacos along with Mariachis provided by partner Bay City Brewing and Mexico Tourism at the San Diego Yacht Club for the Kick Off Race Party tonight as they gear up for their starts on Friday and Saturday.

    Returning crowd favorite Mighty Merloe will be trying to break the course record of 2 days, 8 hours, and 55 minutes. Crew member Will Suto shared some excitement for this year�s race, �I'm looking forward to sailing under the full moon, making ...
    Published on 02-27-2018 09:01 AM
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    Registration Open for 2018 California Offshore Race Week

    Welcome to the 2018 California Offshore Race Week! Encinal Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club ...
    Published on 02-26-2018 05:01 PM
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    The 2nd event in the Single-Handed Sailing Society’s 2018 season was held this past Saturday and hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club. 129 entries makes this the 2nd most popular event on the short handed circuit, right behind the legendary 3Bridge Fiasco.

    Cool crisp conditions and a sun cloud mix, with a waning ebb greeted the fleet for the 11:00 start off Pt. Knox. 14 divisions with single handed and double handed boats and an 18nm course that rounded ...
    Published on 02-20-2018 10:15 AM
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    2018 CYC Mid Winters February
    The February edition of the Corinthian YC’s Party Circuit Regatta came in like a rabbit and marched out like a Rhino. A stampeding herd of Rhinos.

    Saturday’s warm sunshine and building westerly ushered out what had been a near 2-week sabbatical from winter for Northern California residents. Temps in the 70’s during the day with cool crisp nights had many swapping out their coats and dungarees for shorts and tee shirts.

    Saturdays ...
    Published on 02-18-2018 01:39 PM
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    The Mills 68 Prospector completed the course in 6:43:14, 2 hours and 20 minute plus ahead of nearest boat.
    For more info on her Clicky

    San Diego, CA (February 17, 2018) For the ninth year, San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosted the 130nm Islands Race on February 16 and 17. Kicking off the 2018 offshore racing season in Southern ...
    Published on 02-16-2018 01:57 PM
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    SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three people and their cat from a vessel taking on water approximately six nautical miles west of Point Piedras Blancas Monday.

    The ...
    Published on 02-11-2018 06:45 PM
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    Kelly Holthus is all grins as he takes the wheel aboard PAC 52 BadPak during Saturday's racing
    in San Diego. Yeah, THAT IS Sir Ben Ainslie's he is racing....

    Nine 52's lines up this weekend for the SoCal Yachting Association's Midwinters along 6 Beneteau 36'.7s
    for 5 races over 2 days hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club. A low pressure system brought clouds and a 12-16 knot southerly with lumpy seas
    on Saturday with bright sun and flat seas and 8-13 ...
    Published on 02-11-2018 04:50 PM
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    Yes, even the normally sedate Oakland Alameda Estuary can have its days...

    Dynamic conditions on the Bay seemed to catch many by surprise ...
    Published on 01-28-2018 12:14 PM
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    The 2018 SSS 3 Bridge Fiasco lived up to it's name, with a number of adjectives that can be tossed for good measure,
    such as chaos, anchoring, ripping ebb, light air and determination.

    For many, and impromptu voyage out the Gate when the currents overwhelmed hull speed after rounding Blackaller and attempting to cross the river.

    For others, it was a day of setting the hook and waiting. Either for stronger wind of less current. Or both.

    But the one thing this edition will be remembered for is the extremely small percentage of finishers, just 4 boats out of the 359 boats registered managed to getaround the course before the 7:00 PM witching hour bell struck.
    Published on 01-24-2018 02:46 PM
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    Sunny, pleasant conditions ushered in the 2018 Edition of the
    Corinthian Yacht Club's Midwinter Party! (the best party of the season mind you)

    Yes there was racing and at the crack of noon, the RC hoisted the AP flag as they awaited the anticipated NW winds to fill, and as right on cue, they slowly built. Then retreated.

    But not before the PHRF1 and Sportboat ...
    Published on 01-17-2018 03:48 PM
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    Hour by hour guide to clue you in on which route you might wish to take at the 2018
    SSS 3 Bridge Fiasco!


    Published on 01-17-2018 10:22 AM
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    Team Interlodge Owner Austin Fragomen of New York Yacht Club has confirmed that Interlodge will join
    the Pac52 Class in 2018. The Yacht, newly named “Interlodge VI”, is the former Bronosec TP52 which
    was designed by Botin ...