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    Published on 06-19-2018 12:33 PM
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    The SF Bay version of the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup enjoy a vigorous stirring up over the weekend as
    9 teams from 9 different yacht clubs saddle up and went a racing on SF Bay!

    all images courtesy Lynn Hines

    The 3 day event was a corroboration primarily by the StFYC and the Richmond Yacht Clubs with the blessing
    of the former host, the PIYCA's blessing. The Lipton Cup had struggled mightily in recent years to attract clubs and ...
    Published on 06-16-2018 03:53 PM
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    34 year old Peet Must from Tomís River New Jersey never suspected he would be a last minute driver in the PAC 52 Fleet, much less win the regatta. But that is exactly what occurred during Leg 2 of the PAC52 Class West Coast Tour.

    Peet currently works at oldest operating nuclear plant in the country as licensed senior engineer operator, the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Facility in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay.

    An amateur racer who sails for fun, quite often on his home waters of Barnegat Bay in the Barnegat Bay A-Cat fleet against Interlodgeís owners, Austin and Gwen Fragomen. If you donít know ...
    Published on 06-12-2018 04:21 PM
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    A. Coral Reef Sailing Apparel Division. PHRF-DW <= 615. Starts Monday, 7/9

    Boat Name Boat Type Skipper
    Eliana Morgan 382 Warren Holybee
    Green Buffalo Cal 40 Jim Quanci
    Highlander Cal 40 Bob Horton
    Bombora Express 27 Rebecca Hinden

    D1. Pau Maui Vodka Doublehanded Division. Express 27s DH. Starts Monday, 7/9

    Boat Name Boat Type Skipper
    Alternate Reality Express 27 Darrel Jensen
    Loose Cannon Express 27 Andy Goodman
    Fired Up! Express 27 John Morrison
    Motorcycle Irene Express 27 Zachery Anderson
    The Pork Chop Express Express 27 Chris Jordan
    Yeti Express 27 Adam Mazurkiewicz

    D2. Mount Gay Rum Doublehanded Division. Starts Monday, 7/9

    Whistler V Ohlson 38 John Parkes
    Foamy Moore 24 Lester Robertson
    Zipper Santa Cruz 27 Alexia Fischer
    Abstract J105 Douglas Pihlaja
    Wolfpack MORC Melinda Erkelens
    Bacon Berger Antrim 27 Mike Bacon
    Jamani J120 Sean Mulvihill

    Kolea: The Cruising Division. Starts Monday, 7/9

    Boat Name Boat Type Skipper
    La Bonne Vie Wauquiez Pretorien 35 Matt Sundermier
    Knot Behaving Jeanneau 379 James Peo
    Bear Boat Jeann. Sun Odyssey 40.3 Paul Koenig
    Edge of Moonlight Island Packet 380 Keith James
    Cross 40 Trimaran Steve Brodie
    Defiance Schock 41 Jack Tibbetts
    Surya catamaran andre hilden
    Music Nordic 44 Jeff Michaud
    Lyric (Comm Vessel) Mason Ketch John Swain
    Wavelength Beneteau 46 Bill Schwartz
    Cetacea Hudson Force 50 Peter Masson
    Anais Hanse 505 Matt Solhjem
    OutreMer Hanse 505 Emmanuel SAUQUET
    Blue Moon Jeanneau 52.2 Russ Johnson

    B. Weems & Plath Division. DW PHRF 614 to 583. Starts Wednesday, 7/11

    Eclipse Express 37 Sandy Andersen Wertanen
    Zaff J92 Phil Wampold
    Gusto Swan 441 Holm Albrecht
    Quantum Beneteau 405 Scott Smith
    Limitless Express 37 Shawn Ivie
    Shearwater J35 Karl Haflinger
    The Fugitive Farr 1220 Benjamin Rummen
    Sweet Okole Custom Farr 36 Dean Treadway
    Dare Dare Sun Fast 3200 Nicolas Thiebaud
    Iguana Beneteau 411 Michael Eusebio

    C. Alaska Airlines Division. DW PHRF 582 to 550. Starts Wednesday, 7/11

    Boat Name Boat Type Skipper
    Imagine Davidson 44 Wyatt Jones
    Mirthmaker Archambault 35 Kirk Denebeim & Robb Daer
    Poke & Destroy Evelyn 32-2 Alex Simanis
    Venture Jeanneau 49 SO Michael Chobotov
    Free Nautor's Swan 46 Christian Doegl
    Angelique Columbia 57 Andy Kurtz
    Aloha Hobie 33 Kyle Vanderspek

    D. Pasha Hawaii Division. ORR tcf <= 1.099. Starts Thursday, 7/12

    Boat Name Boat Type Skipper
    Alessandra Grand Soleil 50 Casey Smith
    Hokulani J120 Tracy Rogers
    SIX BROTHERS Columbia Carbon 32 Chris Kramer
    Companera Farr 44 Paul Eichen
    J World's Cazan DK 46 Paul Martson
    Rufless Melges 32 Rufus Sjoberg
    Zamazaan Farr 52 Greg Mullins
    Starship Santa Cruz 52 Christian Berge
    J World's Hula Girl Santa Cruz 50 Mod Wayne Zittel

    E. BMW of San Rafael Division. ORR >1.099. Starts Friday 7/13!

    Boat Name Boat Type Skipper
    Rage Wylie 70 (custom) David Raney
    Westerly Santa Cruz 70 Stuart Dahlgren
    Runaway Andrews 70 Hector Velarde
    A Fond Le Girafon* Beneteau F3 Charles Devanneaux
    Blue Riptide 41 Michael Schoendorf
    Pyewacket Andrews 68 Roy Disney
    Prospector Mills 68 Shelter Isl TrnsAtlantic Prtnrs

    Note that several boats have ratings pending and may move divisions.
    Starts are expected to be at ten-minute intervals, starting at about:
    11:20 on Monday,
    13:00 Wednesday,
    14:00 Thursday, and
    14:50 Friday.
    Consult Sailing Instructions (when published) and starting signals (when made) for precise times. ...
    Published on 06-11-2018 03:25 PM
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    Foiling Towards A Future Golden Opportunity

    Itís no news to most following Olympic Sailing that the US has slipped significantly in international competition at the Olympic level since Mark Reynolds run in the Star fleet between 1988 and 2000.

    Recent returns from the just completed World Cup In Marseille shows the US showing a 4th in the Nacra 17 with the mixed team of Riley Gibbs and Louisa Chafee taking 4th. Thatís about it. No much more to get excited ...
    Published on 06-10-2018 10:46 AM
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    Day 1

    Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 All reports by Eric Due and Amanda Witherell: http://hydrofoilprotour.com/

    Boooom! The horn blasted through the ripping winds on the sunny San Francisco Bay today to start the 2018 Hydrofoil Pro Tour kite racing event hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. Fifty of the worldís fastest racers, hailing from 16 different countries, silently took to their foils as they crossed the starting line, their kites powering forward in winds gusting in the low to mid 20-knots. A flood tide smoothed the water for the racers as they flew around the course as if dancing above the water. Two laps around the windward/leeward course showcased the incredible ...
    Published on 06-07-2018 03:12 PM
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    Bretwalda puts the hammer down image sharon green www.ultimatesailing.com

    Deception was within a half mile of Bretwalda and we observed an extended period when their kite was in pieces and they couldnít ...
    Published on 06-07-2018 12:45 PM
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    image © sharon green/www.ultimatesailing.com

    Dave MacEwen and team on the Santa Cruz 52 have participated in every California Offshore Race Week since itís inception 3 years ago and done well in various legs of same and finished 2nd overall last year and 2nd in division in 2016. This year they put the whole package together, winning the Spinnaker Cup, had a ...
    Published on 06-05-2018 11:51 AM
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    Terry Gleeson Reports on the 2018 International 14 US Nationals which competed out of the StFYC over Memorial Day Weekend

    Twelve I-14 competitors, nearly all hailing from less breezy regions than the San Francisco Cityfront, faced three days of high winds against strong ebb tides, making just finishing a round a victory in the 2018 U.S. I-14 Nationals, held over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, at ...
    Published on 06-05-2018 09:40 AM
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    Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Simpson
    U.S. Coast Guard District 11 PADET San Diego

    A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs an injured 48-year-old woman from the sailing vessel Amazing Grace 70 miles west of San ...
    Published on 06-04-2018 01:06 PM
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    The build up generated by 6 extremely tight races in the previous 2 days was palatable as crew finished their preparations for Sunday 2 race California Cup finale on Sunday. If impendent roundings, flawless crew work, brilliant sunshine with clear blue seas is your thing, you have come to the right place!

    With scores from the previous two days so close, it was still anybodyís regatta to win. Despite winning 4 races, Austin and Gwen Fragomenís Interlodge entered the day with 19 points, trailing both Frank Slootmanís Invisible Hand and David Teamís ...
    Published on 06-03-2018 07:56 AM
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    Only 4 mono-hulls managed to finish the 2018 Ditch Run,

    Chris Gage's Express 27 Ergo, Robert Harford's Express 37' Stewball,
    Kent Pierces Melges 24 Average White Boat, and Rufus Sjoberg's Melges 24' Rufless.

    All four after 23:30, and Rufless crossing ...
    Published on 06-02-2018 11:01 PM
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    PAC52 Class Cal Cup: The New Kids On The Block Win Day 2
    June 2 2018
    Marina Del Rey, CA

    Day 2 of the California Race Week hosted by the California YC, saw a bustle of activity as a 51 additional boats in 9 classes joined the PAC 52 Class on Santa Monica Bay on Saturday. With wall to wall sunshine and slightly lighter westerlies blanketing the course, ...
    Published on 06-02-2018 08:03 AM
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    Welcome To Muscle Beach: PAC 52ís Light Up The LA Strip

    Dateline Marina Del Rey California
    The waters off Venice Beach and the famed Muscle Beach just north of the Marina Del Rey harbor mouth never looked finer as they did today as the PAC52ís lined up for day one of the Cal Cup portion of the California ...
    Published on 06-01-2018 07:15 AM
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    0700 Socal 300 Update:

    Yesterday, OEX tore mainsail and retired.

    Destroyer destroyed their steering system and retired.

    Numbers looked at the numbers and opted ...
    Published on 05-31-2018 05:16 PM
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    The 1700 tracker shows Prospector making tracks, making 15-16 knots after rounding Santa Cruz Island
    with Pyewacket in hot pursuit, 4 miles ...
    Published on 05-31-2018 11:00 AM
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    PAC 52ís Take Show To Marina Del Rey

    The second leg of the 2018 PAC 52 Series commences on Friday June 1st as the Grand Prix Yachts visit the California Yacht Club as part of the Cal Race Week. The yacht ...
    Published on 05-31-2018 09:48 AM
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    IN the better late than never department, the news on the CAL campus brought ear to ear grins
    when it was learned that The Bears dominated this years Master Mariners, with the top 5 finishers all
    being the Mighty Bear Boat....

    The day began light and very overcast, but as the race wore on, the sun finally emerged and
    winds picked ...
    Published on 05-30-2018 01:16 PM
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    2018 Spinnaker Cup Prospecting For Bullets

    Saturdays 88 nm race from San Francisco to Monterey witnessed 44 boats in 6 divisions, dancing out The Gate in heavy overcast, light winds and ample ebb. With a 40 minute delay for the 1st starters, while RC juggled a cavalcade of issues, including attempting to get the Yellow Brick Trackers to all the boats, squaring the line, and sharing the start area with a bundle of Halibut fishermen hoping for fresh fish taco to start their Memorial Day Weekend.

    When the 1st start commenced, ...
    Published on 05-30-2018 10:13 AM
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    "Life Ends At Conception"

    Mike Moradzadeh
    Owner SC 50

    The 50's just wrapped up their 2018 Coastal Cup ride, and as Michael said just moments ago,
    It went from "friggen awesome to friggen frustrating" all in the ...
    Published on 05-21-2018 03:47 PM
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    MC Irene churning home from the Farallones

    In the world of sailboat racing, preparation is key in any long-term success. The more you know about your boat, it's abilities and limitations, the better. The more you know about the infinite conditions mother nature can throw at you in the way of sea state, wind and visibility, another asset. The more you know about yourself, ...