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    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.
    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 ...
    Published on 08-24-2017 04:13 PM
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    Latest news on the the Patriot Prayer Rally on August 26:

    The St Francis Yacht Club will be closed all day Saturday August 26th.

    The parking lot surrounding ...
    Published on 08-23-2017 05:37 PM
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    The NPS and GGNRA made public today that they have in fact granted the protest permit to the group Patriot Prayer at Crissy Field
    this Saturday. The permit cites a set up time of 11:00 AM and "Activity" time from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM and clean up completed by 6:00 PM.

    The St Francis is hosting it's J-111 Worlds this week, and the word is the SFPD will have a very large presence at the StFYC and adjoining lots. Parking in ...
    Published on 08-21-2017 10:05 AM
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    "Diurnal in nature, the sea lemur has a primary diet of gummy bears, mahi, and chicken flavored cup-o-noodles. In its natural environment, the sea lemur can be spotted napping, ...
    Published on 08-21-2017 09:15 AM

    Manouch Moshayedi put together a nice video of RIO 100's 2017 Transpac,
    originally only available in FB format, but now avaiable ...
    Published on 08-20-2017 10:55 AM
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    SAN DIEGO (August 20, 2017) Saturday was an exciting last day of the 2017 Etchells North American Championship hosted by San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) and Etchells Fleet 13. Twenty-nine teams completed the last two races in Coronado Roads, culminating in a new North American Champion after eight races total.

    Saturday's last race was by far the most exciting of the event. Almost all races prior had a commanding leader, clearly out in front of the fleet. Alternatively, ...
    Published on 08-19-2017 08:15 AM
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    Cool and foggy giving way to scattered sunshite with a generous ebb gave crews of the 2017 Aldo Alessio Regatta
    a good 3 hour workout on SF Bay and s bit of ocean as well. The 1st leg took the fleet to Bonita then back in the
    Bay. Winds picked up into the low 20's and currents provided a nice challenge and ...
    Published on 08-18-2017 09:09 AM
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    Etchells North Americans Begins with Camet Leading

    SAN DIEGO (August 18, 2017) The first day of the 2017 Etchells North American Championship was a true textbook definition of champagne sailing. The talent of the twenty-nine boat fleet was apparent as competitors took to the waters for the first part of the three day long battle for the title of Etchells North American Champion.

    Race Committee ran three races in Coronado Roads in sunny, warm weather complete with the San Diego skyline as a stunning ...
    Published on 08-18-2017 08:23 AM
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    With the news of one of the stalwarts of the TP52 Class signing on to join in with the PAC 52 class for the 2017
    Championship Race in San Francisco and the 2018 season, we asked Tom Wilson, Gladiator Project Manager a few questions
    to get us up to speed:

    Team Gladiator

    PD: Tom, tell us a bit about the Team Gladiator Project? How long the group has been together, it's nucleaus and prior projects?

    TW: Tony (the owner) started competitive sailing ...
    Published on 08-15-2017 07:56 AM
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    Gladiator joins the Pac52 Class!

    Team Gladiator Project Manager, Tom Wilson, has confirmed that Gladiator will join the Pac52 Class this Fall and for 2018. Gladiator is owned ...
    Published on 08-13-2017 02:03 PM
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    Simon Hoffman and Johnny Durcan, right, at St. Mary Medical Center earlier this week after Durcan's rescue.

    Story by Nick Tabakoff The Australian

    One moment, teen sailor Simon Hoffman was taking a key step *towards his Olympic dream by competing in the 29ers World Championship off Los Angeles.
    The next, he was in the midst of a life-and-death struggle more akin to a Hollywood blockbuster, under the hull of an upturned boat.
    The 18-year-old from New*castle in NSW is a Christian and ...
    Published on 08-06-2017 05:17 PM
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    Game on! The fog started parting early and racing started at 11am PST. Today brings a combination event with three heats of course racing followed by the Bay Challenge racing to Berkley Pier and back. Now that we have over five heats of racing the dropouts start taking effect. There are battles brewing all over the field and today ...