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    Published on 03-21-2019 08:57 AM
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    Good Call on her way the line honors. image © Will Suto



    “It wasn’t what we were thinking was going to happen” Jeff Brown, boat captain and helmsman for Tom Barkers Swan 60FD Good Call says “We literally were thinking of the race as a shakedown to get the boat ready for the Transpac, and we got really, really lucky.”


    Good Calls clean layout


    Watermaker with lots of capacity means plenty of fresh water to go around!
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    Published on 03-20-2019 10:02 AM
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    With Aloha and Brigadoon just minutes from the finish, the count of boats completed the 800 nm
    Cabo Race will grow to 12, leaving just 10 boats on the course. 6 of those boats will be from Saturday's
    start of ORR 1 and ORR 2, 5 of which have retired, Mr Bill and Cal Maritime joining the retiree list.





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    Published on 03-19-2019 09:31 PM
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    Full story in the morning! Image © Bronny Daniels





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    Published on 03-19-2019 10:10 AM
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    Overnight, Tom Barkers Swan 60 FD Good Call passed the 3 front runners from ORR 5 with authority
    and is now 9 miles in front with just 91 NM to the finish. The ORR5 Triple threat of Chubasco, Brown Eyed Girl
    and Marisol are currently all locked up with 100 nm to go and each doing 60 knots. Bob Pethick's Rogers 46' Bretwalda3
    is charging hard and taken over 5th for line honors...



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    Published on 03-18-2019 10:18 AM
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    With 256 nm to the finish, Cynthia Hyde's Beneteau First 44.7 Brown Eyed Girl is in a dead heat for line honors
    at this moment with Will Durant's Sparkman & Stephen Yawl Chubasco and Seth Hall's J-124 Marisol
    with just minutes separating on corrected, each making a respectable 5.8 knots VGM since start. If they can
    stay in pressure, they may be able to stave off ...
    Published on 03-17-2019 01:13 PM
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    MOD 70 Maserati has withdrawn from 2019 Cabo Race.




    With forecast models looking dismal for the next few days in the SoCal ...
    Published on 03-17-2019 11:31 AM
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    Onboard BadPak at Saturdays ORR1 Start

    Light air dominated the 1st day for ORR1 and ORR2 in the 2019 Cabo Race, and at the 10:00 update,
    the big, fast boats were in about the same position that the Thursday starters in ORR5 were for the same time period.



    Light conditions for Saturday's racing. Image courtesy NYYC Cabo Race




    The near complete fleet spread out along the Mexican Coast
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    Published on 03-16-2019 10:53 AM
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    pics courtesy nhyc drone

    11 Additional boats joined the reverse migration as the Caravan to Cabo more than tripled in size in Friday.

    The 4 Santa Cruz 50 somethings and 7 ORR3 Handicappers took a slightly more inside the rumbline than their ORR5 counterparts
    to San Diego before moving offshore with Viggo Torbensen's J-125 Timeshaver sliding ...
    Published on 03-15-2019 10:31 AM
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    Tracker




    Decent returns for the 1st start fleet of ORR 5, all boats having completed at least 120nm overnight aside from Ho'okolohe,
    Cecil and Alyson Rossi's Farr 57 the lone StFYC entry, which retired shortly after yesterday's ...
    Published on 03-12-2019 05:34 PM
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    The 800 NM sleigh ride From Newport to Cabo gets underway this Thursday with the start of ORR 5 Division with starts
    through Sunday when the fast Multihull take wing....

    We have posted the crew lists and class breaks as well as the Windyty.com wind prediction for the week... Stay tuned...





    Aloha Hobie 33: Cassidy Lynch, Elliott JL James, Kyle Vanderspek

    BadPak Pac52: Artie Means, Bill Hardesty, Bruce Nelson, Collin Leon, Jon Gardner, Matt Smith, Stu Bannatyne , Tom Holthus, Ty Reed

    Blueflash J-121: Andrew Haliburton, Brian Perrin, Jarvis Brecker, Kerry Poe, Peter Casey, Scott Grealish, Sean Grealish

    Bretwalda 3 Rogers 46: ...
    Published on 03-12-2019 10:20 AM
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    The SF Chronicle's Matthias Gafni Reports

    Stanford University and its sailing team were implicated Tuesday in a nationwide college admissions cheating and bribery scheme that ensnared Hollywood actresses, CEOs, high-profile college coaches and the alleged leader of the scam.

    The Edge ...
    Published on 03-11-2019 05:19 PM
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    The winter that refused to go peacefully continued it’s grip on Northern California over the weekend of March 9th and 10th, parking the center of an Aleutian Low smack dab on top of the region. With winds whipping out of the south all night Friday and Saturday, the wettest impulse saturated the Bay with a 2 hour plus monsoon-ish downpour in the mid morning, sending ˝ the fleet back to the harbor seeking shelter from the boisterous ...
    Published on 03-02-2019 01:39 PM
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    Sweeping changes have occurred and the Bay Area Multihull Association is evolving back to where it began, and focusing on
    events meant to get the lead out and focus on a reinvigorated schedule of events both racing and non racing.

    While a couple of events have already taken place, March really is when things begin to gather steam

    https://wp.sfbama.org

    Bay Area Multihull Races
    BAMA compiles a list of multihull-friendly races.

    BAMA Cup Series
    Our Annual Club Championship for our core racing fleet. Some of the events are organized by other clubs, and some are organized by BAMA.

    BAMA Fast Cat Cup is our Annual Club Championship for the fastest boats in our fleet (including trimarans).. It is open to BAMA members only.




    BAMA Race Schedule 2019

    Below is a schedule of popular multihull races hosted ...
    Published on 02-25-2019 02:37 PM
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    2019 SSS Corinthian Regatta

    111 boats in 15 shorthanded divisions set out from Raccoon Strait on Saturday for the Corinthian Yacht Club hosted Single Handed Sailing Society’s Corinthian Race. With a 2.5 knot ebb scheduled for 1:00 PM and a chilly southerly hovering around the sub 5 knot range for the scheduled 11:00 Am 1st gun, the RC raised the AP flag for a ˝ hour until the breeze appeared to be building enough to get the boats out of the strait and onto ...
    Published on 02-10-2019 03:25 PM
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    Forecast models for Saturday's Mid-Winter races on SF Bay indicated yet another cold storm blowing in,
    with gusty winds in the 20's to low 30's, and cells producing sudden shifts with brief heavy downpours,
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    Published on 01-29-2019 10:03 AM
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    SailGP San Francisco
    San Francisco is home to one of the most stunning and iconic bays in the world. A natural amphitheater, the Bay Area offers vantage points all along the city shoreline.

    Racing on the Bay will be pure adrenaline. ...
    Published on 01-28-2019 03:49 PM
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    January 25, 2019

    Day 113

    Noon Position: 44 54S 118 10E

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ENE 6+

    Wind(t/tws): WNW 25 – 30

    Sea(t/ft): W 10

    Sky: Low stratus (but the day has seen both rain and clear skies)

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 1004+, falling slowly

    Cabin Temp(f): 61

    Water Temp(f): 50

    Relative Humidity(%): 61

    Sail: Working jib, two reefs, broad reach on port

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 139

    Miles since departure: 15,804

    Avg. Miles/Day: 140

    Days since Cape Horn: 56

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    Published on 01-28-2019 10:32 AM
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    While many parts of the country were shivering in a nasty arctic blast, the sailors participating in this years Singlehanded Sailing Society were dawning shorts and light jackets as the weather gods blessed
    The San Francisco Bay with above average temps, filtered sun and, despite projected forecasts, WIND!








    Of the 334 registered shorthanded boats registered ...
    Published on 01-23-2019 03:09 PM
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    Sometime you can spend hours on the committee boat waiting for some action to present itself and there isn't a lot to
    show for the time committed. And then there was Sunday at the Corinthian Yacht Club's 2nd Midwinter Race. With a band of moisture
    passing through in the early AM, the wet weather held ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 03:06 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 ...