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    Published on 03-28-2017 09:15 AM
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    Well Mexico. What a place. I can't see why Trump gets so worked up. The weather is amazing, the kiting is amazing, the food is amazing and the speed limits are ignored. Being a bit of a woos I started the first race yesterday on my 13m R1V2 in about 12 knots. By the end it was about 7 knots so after finishing it was into the beach to change up to the 17. By beach I mean lovely sandy beach just by the race area. Oh and about 27 deg incase you were wondering.

    Plus the sand does not get too hot. Race 2 went much better being ...
    Published on 03-27-2017 09:40 AM
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    "Race report: Very nice day. Good wind. Hilarious finish"

    Brian Boschma Olson 34' Redsky

    Now that we have that formality out of the way....



    Memo Gidley& Mary Gidley take Division 11 on the Elliot 10 Basic Instinct



    With mostly sunny skies and a nice NW seabreeze in the low teens at the start of the race, Course 1 is selected by the officials
    with whistles, horns and guns... And 18 nm tour of the Central Bay....

    From the Start, to Little Harding buoy (G “1” Fl G 4s), leaving it to port,
    then to Blossom Rock buoy (GR “BR” Fl (2+1) G 6s BELL), leaving it to starboard,
    then to Crissy Field ...
    Published on 03-20-2017 08:57 AM
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    We were lucky to escape the clutches of a tricky start line as the combination a building flood, inconsistent wind, RC postponements and a cluster of late starters all conspired to ensnare us before we could get away, yet somehow we managed to separate from ...
    Published on 03-19-2017 06:21 PM
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    Saturdays revamped BAMA Double Handed Farallones race featured more choices on course options, 80 boats registered,
    light wind, medium winds flat seas and a start that can only be described as organized chaos. With light wind at the 08:00 start
    and an unexpectedly strong flood right along the shoreline, officials postponed the original start, ...
    Published on 03-16-2017 02:52 PM
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    San Francisco Baykeeper helped craft newly proposed state legislation that would change dredged mud from a waste product to a resource for restoring the Bay’s dwindling wetlands. Building up wetlands ...
    Published on 03-16-2017 09:43 AM
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    Grand Illusion
    Santa Cruz 70 - 97
    Speed: 9.7 knots @ 76.16°
    Skipper: James McDowell
    Owner: Edward McDowell
    Position at: 16 Mar 2017 09:33 -07:00
    Lat/Lon: 22° 52.17 N, 109° 56.33 W
    DTF: Finished ...
    Published on 03-16-2017 08:05 AM
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    The two sleds, Edward McDowells Grand Illusion and Brack Duker's Holua are dashing towards the finish and are less than 2 hours away
    from the finish, meanwhile Zephyrus and Mighty Merloe wrapped ...
    Published on 03-15-2017 05:03 PM
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    With the generous sunshine and temps in the 70's, tranquil waters and a feel good vibe on the water,
    66 boats gathered off of Southampton Shoal on Sunday awaiting the wind to arrive. The 1st downright
    warm weekend and sunny of the year. Throw in the family ambiance the Big Daddy left in his wake, and
    the "no need to rush, we have an extra hour to play with" sentiment, crews milled about the start area
    enjoying some chill time and visiting with others they may have not seen much of over this past wet and chilly winter.

    While the start of the race was slightly delayed, with a pair of Cal 20's getting ...
    Published on 03-15-2017 04:01 PM
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    Phaedo3 has taken line honors in the 2017 NHYC Cabo race, crossing the finish line at 15:35
    this afternoon, completing the 800nm course in 3 Days, ...
    Published on 03-15-2017 09:31 AM
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    "At about 10 PM last night it seemed as though we could see finishers as early as this morning, with the multi hulls doing about 20 knots according to the ...
    Published on 03-14-2017 06:50 PM
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    TRACKER

    As of 18:30 Tuesday March 14, 5 of the 6 boats still competing in the Cabo Race
    are more than halfway home!

    Phaedo 3 has passed Zephyrus ...
    Published on 03-14-2017 09:18 AM
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    With the spring equinox just over a week away, Mother Nature provided a pleasant preview of things to come in the days and weeks ahead for the sailors in the Richmond Yacht Club's Big Daddy Regatta.

    Wall to wall sunshine through the weekend and temps in the 60's and low 70's combined with westerly's once again rolling through the gate like they are supposed to.
    Saturday's buoy races got off on time with flat seas and winds in the low teens. 3 courses were employed:

    Deep Water Course
    Division Class Flag
    1. PHRF A
    2 PHRF B
    3. PHRF C
    4. Express ...
    Published on 03-13-2017 07:06 PM
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    With a mass exodus due to light wind, only 6 boats remain in the 2017 Cabo Race.

    The good news is that those remaining are finally feeling relief from the light air with the lead boat,
    Damon Guizol's RP 77' Zephyrus now seeing 12.7 knots, James Mcdowell's SC 70 ...
    Published on 03-13-2017 09:51 AM
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    UPDATE: Locomotive, Timeshaver and Catapult join the ranks of retired to bring total to 12




    Just 2 days in and 10 of the 21 starters of the 2017 Cabo Race have officially withdrawn, all citing a lack of wind.

    Of active ...
    Published on 03-12-2017 06:23 PM
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    Sunshine, warm temps and breeze! 2017 RYC Big Daddy rings in Daylight Savings in glorious fashion...

    Full report to follow....

















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    Published on 03-12-2017 10:51 AM
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    Frank Slootman's Pac52 Invisible Hands debut racing event on San Francisco Bay, Richmond Yacht Club's Big Daddy Regatta. ...
    Published on 03-12-2017 09:34 AM
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    Saturdays start to the annual Newport Harbor to Cabo race began with an ominous forecast from the weather wonks.

    As Len Bose indicated in ...
    Published on 03-06-2017 10:31 AM
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    7 Express 27's, 5 Melges 24's, 7 Moore 24's and and 20 J 105's ushered in spring at the StFYC's
    Spring One Design Regatta over the weekend, looking forward to saying adios to the cold and wet
    winter of 2016-2017 and spring into the new sailing season, with longer days, warmer weather and sunny skies!







    The StFYC race committee was sharing the City Front on Saturday with ...
    Published on 03-05-2017 09:35 AM
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    The March finale to the GGYC Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup was a flat water big flood affair.




    With the return of incoming tide surface currents which seemed to have been all but diminished by the large volumes
    of water flowing through the delta and out the gate in recent weeks, it was back to relying more on the tide book and not
    counting on an all ebb, all day long scenario.







    With prefrontal southerlies touching down in sporadic fashion close to shore and a steadier, more consistent breeze a bit further out, combined with just a hint
    of the dying ebb, hugging the shoreline was less popular than the deep water option.







    A simultaneous event being held at the StFYC, who had generously moved their courses to the north side of the shipping channel, led RC to
    keep the Seaweed Soup boats on the south side, even if a run to Harding looked like an interesting option, avoiding conflicts and cooperation
    appeared to prevail, with GGYC sending the entire fleet on a single lap from Start to Blackaller to Blossom and back to finish.







    With the series standings on the line, pickle dishes ...
    Published on 02-27-2017 08:57 AM
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    Bill Lee reassembled surviving members of the 1977 Merlin crew, Jack Halterman, Don Snyder, Phil Vanenberg,
    Dave Wahle and Bob Larsen yesterday at the Santa ...