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    Published on 01-16-2019 04:06 PM
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    St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, USA has been selected by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final April 9-14, 2019 and will use its matched fleet of J/22s. St. Francis Yacht Club previously hosted in 1995 using J/24s.

    Ten Open and ten ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 02:47 PM
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    Nathalie Criou is always up for adventure, single handed or with a crew. Last year she competed in the legendary Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro, and this year
    she has sights set on the 2019 Race to Alaska. This past weekend, when the midwinters she was to compete in when the forecast suggested marginal conditions, ...
    Published on 12-21-2018 03:36 PM
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    SAVE THE DATES for the 2019 California Offshore Race Week, back by popular demand! Encinal Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club are excited to bring back the CA Offshore Race Week, connecting three distances races into a full ...
    Published on 12-19-2018 12:44 PM
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    A well written article on Mavericks, December 17 2018 by Marcus Sanders for Surfline

    Over the last 33 years, we’ve gotten pretty good at predicting big swells here at Surfline.
    Following ‘em from when they’re just wee blips on the models to full-blown purple blobs
    in the ocean to actual numbers on the buoys is almost as fun as actual surfing. Seriously.
    We love this stuff. At risk of sounding overly poetic, it’s the ever-changing ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 05:26 PM
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    LOS ANGELES, CA - Race managers at the Transpacific Yacht Club are pleased to announce that next July's 50th biennial edition of the 2225-mile Transpac race from Los Angeles to Honolulu has set a new record of 82 entries to date. The previous record was 80 entries 40 years ago in the 1979 edition of this classic ocean race first sailed in 1906.

    "We knew this 50th edition would be popular, and we're really pleased to see this exceptional interest in the race," said TPYC Commodore ...
    Published on 12-03-2018 10:04 AM
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    December's Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup came in with a quick cold front brushing through the bay in the mid morning hours,
    with the brief rainmaker working across the central bay just before the GGYC's 11:30 1st gun.

    With a cool brisk westerly in the mid to high teens, and a building ebb, the fleet were all sent west to Blackaller ...
    Published on 11-26-2018 02:56 PM
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    synopsis: PZZ500-270515- 839 AM PST Mon Nov 26 2018 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and ...
    Published on 11-05-2018 02:55 PM
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    This regatta is a memorial to Grace Cheney who died too young

    Got 18 boats this year all but two were carried kites

    & of course women drivers only.

    Seems fitting it was won by a Wabbit

    That’s the fleet Grace belonged to.



    Evelyn Ivie -Bad Hare day ...
    Published on 11-02-2018 03:30 PM
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    The spectacular Aloha Classic 2018 Pro Men's finals will go down in history as the year of the radical aerialists. The top three riders on the final Men's podium all completed extraordinary 360 aerial moves as part of their wave-riding repertoire to edge ahead in a wildly competitive field. The Pro Men's winner, Camille Juban from Guadeloupe (2011 Aloha Classic champion), won with the most radical aerials and the best ...
    Published on 10-31-2018 04:36 PM
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    After 2017’s miracle run in which 3 Cal 20’s and a Yankee Dolphin took the top 4 finishes, 2018 would prove vastly different. With a swoosh of winter storm clouds brushing the San Francisco Bay from a distant storm off of British Columbia, and the North Pacific High budging ever so slightly, a westerly returned to the bay, giving the early starters a gentle 5-8 knots at the Southampton ...
    Published on 10-31-2018 10:30 AM
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    There's something truly extraordinary about the Aloha Classic at Ho'okipa: it delivers, every year, every time, and it delivers big. Today it delivered huge.

    Mast-high waves were forecast and the whole windsurfing world was excited, tuning into the live stream from all corners of planet earth, expecting a terrific opening day—and it was even more extraordinary than forecast. There were 18+ foot faces with 20 to 25 knot cross offshore conditions. It was the absolute best day of the ...
    Published on 10-30-2018 03:38 PM
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    Tony Carr's list to do on the rehab of the IOR classic Lois Lane got a bit longer over the weekend after a game of bumper cars at the "little alcatraz buoy" during
    Sunday's Great Pumpkin Pursuit Race. Tony has been working to get the old cold molded classic ...
    Published on 10-17-2018 03:35 PM

    Ronnie Simpson has put together a 20 minute wrap up of the 2018 Pac Cup

    Joe Bob says "Check It Out" ...
    Published on 10-10-2018 02:31 PM
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    After some cage rattling, we managed to scare up some answers:

    The Location for the SF Village will indeed be between the StFYC and the GGYC

    The setup will probably start for a week to 10 days ...
    Published on 10-07-2018 11:16 AM
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    Twenty three hydrofoiling kiteboarders lined up on Saturday, October 6th for the Kite Foil Pacific Coast Championship. Organized by The US Sailing Center – Long Beach the racing kicked off in a clean southwesterly ...
    Published on 10-06-2018 02:53 PM
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    October 5, 2018

    Day 1

    Noon Position: 35 33N 124 06W

    Course/Speed: SSW 7

    Wind: NNW 17-19

    Sea: NNW 6

    Sky: Mostly clear. Some thin cumulus

    Bar: 1022 and falling

    Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 68

    Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 62

    Percent Relative Humidity: 71

    Sail: #1 genoa out full; one reef in main; ...
    Published on 10-06-2018 02:35 PM
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    Michele Profant provides a nice selection of images from last weekends Express 37 Nationals
    hosted by the Berkeley Yacht Club which started off with a bang (See Below). Michele is part owner of the
    Golden Moon which has utilized it's platform for year to get new faces out on the water.

    Shawn Ivie's Limitless would dethrone Golden Moon to become National Champions with 12 points in 5 races over 3 days.
    Bartz Schnieder's Expeditious in 2nd with 18, one point less than Brendan Busch's Spy vs Spy.

    Published on 10-02-2018 01:45 PM
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    It was not a surprise, this start. Jo and I had picked the departure date two months ago, targeting a weekend when she was free combined with a convenient ebb. The wind would be what it was, and it was usually northwest.

    Almost a year ago, I had ...
    Published on 10-01-2018 11:14 AM
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    A warm fall morning greeted the San Francisco Bay on Sunday, with light easterlies, balmy temps and glorious sunshine. The easterly provided crews a lengthy siesta for the final day of the 2018 PAC52 Cup, and the last race of the year for the 2018 PAC52 5 stop series. Entering in to the day RIO had claimed 4 bullets in the previous 5 races, with a total of 8 points, The Hand lay in 2nd with 12, BadPak had the only other bullet and a total ...
    Published on 09-30-2018 09:37 AM
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    Saturday’s dawn broke over the San Francisco Bay Area with a tropical flare if you will, very reminiscent of the warmth and humidity one might experience in Rio, the iconic beach city of Brazil, from which Manouch Moshayedi’s Ferrari Orange 52’ has inherited her name. It is a tad bit complicated, but the chain of grand prix boats the Moshayedi has owned has born the name.
    With the same early season ...