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    Published on 02-21-2017 09:46 AM
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    The 1st leg of Saturday's race in PHRF1



    With lots and lots of recent rain and a huge surge from Oroville Dam sending 100, 000 cubic feet per second in the Feather River, combined with overflowing tributaries along the way, muddy sediment and enormous swaths of dislodged vegetation, has filled San Francisco Bay in recent days. Along with the large rafts of reeds (tules) which flooded coves and marinas north of the Bay Bridge, lurked planks, logs, ...
    Published on 02-09-2017 11:28 AM
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    image © Lauren Easley

    The Pacific Cup Yacht Club has posted the official Notice of Race and registration is open here for the 2018 Pacific Cup, known as the Fun Race to Hawaii. 2018 is a ...
    Published on 02-09-2017 10:49 AM
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    Giovanni Soldini’s Multi70 trimaran Maserati Multi70
    to compete in two classic offshore races in 2017

    After a successful first season in 2016 that included a record-setting line honours victory in the Rolex Middle Sea Race and a second-place ...
    Published on 02-04-2017 05:23 PM
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    The BAMA annual 2 handed race to the Farallones now comes with options!

    In order to provide sailors options in the race other than the 58 nm beast, BAMA is now offering 3 additional shorter courses to allow sailors a reduced event that might better suit their needs, skill set or weather conditions for the day.

    1. INTRODUCTION ...
    Published on 02-04-2017 04:51 PM
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    Saturday February 4 GGYC Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup #4.

    A weather front dragged across the race course just in time for the 11:30 1st gun, with southwest breeze
    in the 5 -12 knot range close to shore. Flat seas and a strong flood along the shore. The front passed and skies cleared
    for the finish...

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    Published on 02-03-2017 12:35 PM
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    As things pan out in this crazy year of the 3 Bridge Fiasco, the 1st boat to finish, Rufus Sjoberg's Melges 24' Rufless 2 was penalized 20 minute for crossing start finish line before his start, and the 2nd place boat, Caleb Everett's Moore 24' Tortuga was bumped from 2nd overall to 1st overall in entire 361 boat fleet in addition to winning the 31 boat Moore 24 Class. Even more amazing the fact that Caleb's 9 year old son, Caleb Jr or "Sonny" drove the boat from the start to finish, with "Laser focus" as dad proudly says.

    A bit of history on Caleb, who took up sailing in 2004-2005 as a student with Olympic Circle Sailing School. He went
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    Published on 01-29-2017 07:00 PM
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    It seems like since forever that the sun has exposed itself for an entire weekend on San Francisco Bay, and no better a weekend to redeem itself than the largest boat volume regatta of the year. The forecast for sun, wind and relatively pleasant temperatures was welcome news for contestants and organizers alike, and 361 entries filled the Bay for yet another edition of the short handed sailing ...
    Published on 01-29-2017 10:32 AM
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    Congrats to Rufus Sjoberg and Dylan Benjamin who rolled the dice on " The Evil Clown Boat" Melges 24' Rufless 2,
    and ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 02:05 PM
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    Portsmouth, RI (January 12, 2017) – Olympic Bronze Medalist Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) and IKA Formula Kite World Champion Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) today were selected as US Sailing's 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.

    This selection follows the announcement in December of the eight men and six women shortlisted for the award and recognized as sailing's ...
    Published on 01-12-2017 10:59 AM
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    The USCG Sector San Francisco has just released a new ferry transit protocol that provides
    an indicator of the main transit line and where areas of congestion are to be expected and caution
    should be employed.






    One area that stands out is the Blossom ...
    Published on 01-09-2017 12:51 PM
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    IDEC II, the 87' Maxi Trimaran which Francis Joyon used for his 2007-2008 solo round the world
    record of 57 Days, 13 Hours and 34 Minutes ...
    Published on 12-23-2016 12:06 PM
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    NEWPORT, R.I. — The New York Yacht Club is going from strength to strength with the announcement that Lynn Lynch will take over for the retiring Brad Dellenbaugh as Sailing Director. Lynch, ...
    Published on 12-20-2016 02:19 PM
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    MORE THAN FOUR DECADES AGO, JEFF CLARK DISCOVERED THE WAVE THAT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS MAVERICKS, AND ALTHOUGH TIMES HAVE CHANGED, THE LESSONS OF THE LEGENDARY SURF BREAK STAY THE SAME.

    WORDS: ANDREAS TZORTZIS
    PHOTO CREDIT: ARIC CRABB


    He was sitting alone on his board in the ...
    Published on 12-11-2016 11:19 AM
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    Wayne Koide and his crew win the 2016 Offshore Racing Rule West Coast Championship Series, with Buona Sera and Adrenalin LLC coming in second and third, respectively.

    December 8, 2016 NEWPORT, R.I. – The Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) and the Offshore Racing ...
    Published on 11-10-2016 01:54 PM
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    Shot in Ultra High Definition 4K UHD on Monday November 7th. This aerial footage from
    West Side Fun Media in conjunction with www.OverSF.com ...
    Published on 11-03-2016 12:22 PM
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    2017 J/111 World Championship in San Francisco




    The 2017 J/111 World Championship will be hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA from August ...
    Published on 11-02-2016 11:08 AM
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    The American Windsurf Tour returns to its roots this week with the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic:





    Day 2 of the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic was another productive one. The wind was nice and filled in first thing in the morning, with the waves slightly smaller than Day 1. Head judge, Duncan Coombs, called for the Youth and Grand Masters to run with a few Masters Heats sprinkled in. ...
    Published on 10-31-2016 11:58 AM
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    The RYC's Annual toast to the pagan ritual involving orange gourds, ghoulish disguises and costumed merry making usually involves some quiet autumn
    romping about the Berkeley Circle, and a party that cant be beat followed by a late starting 12 mile pursuit race from the Berkeley Circle, around Angel Island and Alcatraz and finishes at the mouth of the Richmond Riviera. It is usually a banal weather event with light winds and those lazy autumn skies thick with the moist aroma of decaying organic matter, cinnamon ladened pumpkin everything. The 2016 edition will be remembered as a year of early weather systems, potent and wet with southerly winds which began mellow on Saturday and ramped up to white knuckle conditions for Sunday finale.

    The Great Pumpkin Saturday

    The Weather “Promised my crew good sunshine” one skipper vowed. It threatened to rain but didn’t. That threat kept many tied to the dock. Of course at the end of the Rainbow Tunnel there was a downpour over Marin. The racing? “It was good and got better.” Jennifer McKenna
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    Published on 10-30-2016 06:14 PM
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    SAN DIEGO (October 30, 2016) The 2016 Lipton Cup ended dramatically today under ominous clouds and light rain. Despite challenging wind directions on San Diego Bay, Race Committee ran three races, completing all 12 scheduled races for the weekend, meaning every team competed in each of the J/105s.

    Newport Harbor Yacht Club (NHYC) won the first two races and even though they finished ninth in the third race, they were able ...
    Published on 10-24-2016 10:08 AM
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    Lindsay McClureKSURF of International Kitesurf Magazine pens this piece of a San Francisco Bay local who recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continous kiteboarding session:




    San Francisco Bay area kiter Dr. Nick Levi was drawn early on to kiting on a foilboard. ...