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    Published on 05-25-2017 05:26 PM
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    St. Francis Yacht Club is recognized internationally for its impeccable venue, exhilarating conditions and demanding regatta schedule, all of which occur under the watch of best-in-class ...
    Published on 05-25-2017 05:20 PM
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    Last nights "paint rubbing" incident at the local beer can races resulted in some mild damage, but spirits
    remained high ...
    Published on 05-23-2017 09:17 AM
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    Chris Kramer sailed his Columbia 32C to 1st Monohull to finish and only Sportboat to finish in this years SHF. Chris and crew have been quietly campaigning
    on SF Bay in recent times and doing quite well. We managed to get hold of Chris and get some feeedback on the program, where it started and where its headed:







    PD Tell us about the Six Brothers program. You and your crew (names if you don't mind) have been very active this season on the Bay, ...
    Published on 05-21-2017 06:39 PM
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    Mark Eastham, sailing his Corsair F-31, Ma's Rover was the 1st to complete the 56nm odyssey which was this year's SSS Single Handed Farallones. The 12 hour 24 minute and two second voyage was a vastly different experience than Mark other Farallones races, where he has finished in the 5-6 hour range.

    "Those trips you are on edge because you are literally on edge, sailing in 25 knot plus winds and big swell" Mark explains "This year I was on edge ...
    Published on 05-20-2017 10:39 AM
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    42 Single Handed Sailors answered the call
    and sailed out of San Francisco Bay and into the fog this AM. Light winds are predicted throughout the day with a bit more breeze as they near
    the Farallones. The sailors have until 0600 Sunday to complete the 56nm course around the ...
    Published on 05-17-2017 04:06 PM
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    Saturday's OYRA race up to Duxbury Reef then down to the Lightship turned out to be more of a screaming reach-a-thon with a side of gear breaking and sail shredding than forecast. With NWS predicting 15-25 and 8-9 NW swell, crews knew damn well that these spring time pressure gradient events have the ability to ramp up quickly, and quickly they did. Even though a mild offshore breeze presented itself at the start, with boats carrying kites up to the Golden Gate there would be a short period of mellow conditions until the fleet rounded Bonita and conditions ramped up considerably. With wind on the nose and bucking a building NW windswell, ...
    Published on 05-16-2017 08:13 AM
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    The crew of Lloyd Thornburg's Mod 70' Phaedo 3 crossed the finish line this morning at 04:32:18 AM.

    A new course record! 3D:16H:52M:03S (Awaiting verification)





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    Published on 05-15-2017 12:28 PM
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    Pulling out in the fog from the Long Beach dock in California on Friday May 12 was Lloyd Thornburg and his crew aboard Phaedo^3 headed towards the official start point of the WSSRC Transpacific Record.After waiting for several ...
    Published on 05-15-2017 06:35 AM
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    Things got a little rocky by race 4 at Saturday's StFYC J-105 event. Tom Struttman's Arrived received
    a rude welcoming to the fleet when ...

    Lit! 

    Published on 05-14-2017 09:51 AM
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    Mary McGrath, Rich Pipkins, Thomas*Rankin, Michael*Andrews, Karl*Crawford sending it
    at the OYRA Duxship! It was a barn burner for sure with winds ramping up to the mid to high 20's
    and gusts in the 30's. The ...
    Published on 05-11-2017 10:23 AM
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    Reverse gears are great when the cable does it's job! ...
    Published on 05-10-2017 10:29 AM
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    BREAKING NEWS: Team Beau Geste will join the Pac52 Class for 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series and Pac52 Cup!

    Gavin ...
    Published on 05-09-2017 12:04 PM

    Justin Richard Edelman's contribution to making the PAC 52' Class kick thing off in the right direction.

    Check it out!




    This weekend was an incredible weekend on the water with the new PAC52 class. The practice ...
    Published on 05-08-2017 04:31 PM
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    The weather gods smiled and the sun graced the 2017 Vallejo Race, the unofficial YRA Party circuit season opener.

    Despite a forecast of clouds and the possibility of showers that the prognosticators had predicted earlier in the week,
    then changed to a snotty blow, the 156 boats registered were pleasantly surprised to find conditions on the mellow side,
    with westerlies in the mid teens and sea state pleasantly flat, and if not ...
    Published on 05-08-2017 09:48 AM
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    2017 Yachting Cup: Anything but the Usual

    SAN DIEGO (May 7, 2017) The third and final day of the 2017 Yachting Cup concluded today with a change of course due to more atypical San Diego weather. Race Committee decided early this morning to change all courses from the ocean to inside the San Diego Bay where waters were much calmer. ...
    Published on 05-07-2017 03:35 PM
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    Manouch Moshayedi's PAC 52 RIO takes 1st place in the inaugural PAC 52 Regatta, San Diego Yacht Club's
    Yachting Cup. For the 52's it was a mixed bag beginning with great joy a anticipation ...
    Published on 05-06-2017 08:20 AM
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    osted May 05, 2017
    Day one of the 2017 Yachting Cup wrapped up early this evening after an exciting day on the water. With gray skies and temperatures in the mid-60s, racing occurred in the ocean and in San Diego Bay. The Yachting Cup will continue on Saturday and Sunday with racing on three ocean course venues each day.

    While the rest of the city was out celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the Pac52s were celebrating ...
    Published on 05-02-2017 11:19 AM
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    Colin Case's IMS 39' Recidivist is once again charging on the the Bay! The 1996
    Carl Schumacher designed Ian Franklin (NZ) built epoxy/kevlar ocean racer was the
    4th Schumacher boat Colin owned and campaigned locally. Other vessels were a CS 30 named Felony,
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    Published on 04-30-2017 05:31 PM
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    77 boats in 7 one design classes ( 21 J-105's, 6 Melges 24, 4 Etchells, 9 Express 27s, 6 J-24s, 20 Knarrs, and 11 Folkboat)
    registered for the 2017 SFYC Resin Regatta, the YC's annual invitational to resin aficionados and converts.

    With just a few AWOL boats, the participants enjoyed a spectacular weekend on the bay with wall to wall sunshine, warm temps
    and breezes in the mid to high teens.






    An ongoing mountain ...
    Published on 04-27-2017 03:47 PM
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    Nathalie Criou has traded in her Express 27' Elise for a much more modern and roomier Beneteau Figaro 2 Envole'e
    and provides us with an insight to conditions for this years 54 boat, 8 division OYRA Crewed Lightship Regatta



    The forecast for the lightship was definitely on the light side - 5 knots but it turned out to be wrong for the better! Upwind, we enjoyed winds between 9 to 13 knots and downwind between 16 to 25 knots! A perfect forecast in other terms. The current was tough and the flood wasn't anemic at all this time around. So on the way out, we stayed north and ventured out into the main channel only so far as the current permitted - we opted ...