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    Published on 10-20-2021 12:42 PM
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    Saturday October brought very pleasant conditions to the Northern California area, with bright, clear skies,
    very warm temperatures and events aplenty in the sailing realm of things.
    The only thing lacking was the normal westerly which usually prevails on the San Francisco Bay







    AP's were posted throughout the region and ...
    Published on 10-06-2021 10:30 AM
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    (Rockaway Beach, Oregon) – Crews from Tillamook County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) and the US Coast Guard responded to Rockaway Beach Sunday, after a sailboat was found stranded in the sand near Nedonna Beach, at the north end of town. (Photos by ...
    Published on 09-27-2021 12:38 PM
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    David Schumann / Trevor Baylis aboard the Seacart 30' Bottle Rocket was 1st to finish with 09:50:49 elapsed time
    image © slackwater



    A very slow DH Farallones this year with most finishers returning well after dark, dedicated sailors in the fleet,
    sticking it out regardless of the late hour of completing the course. Of the 39 entries, 31 double ...
    Published on 09-20-2021 09:32 AM
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    A semi breezy but mostly cloudy day, the ORR fleet was on the southern course which started on the
    western side of Treasure Island. The lighting and wind were better there so remained primarily below
    Alcatraz... Interesting duel between the Rogers 46's which covered each other through out the day with
    Dave MacEwen's Lucky Duck maintaining a slight ...
    Published on 09-15-2021 12:25 PM
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    The Mother of all things Sled is back on the west coast, for what appears to be an extended stay!
    Bill Lee's original downhill surfing sled has entered the building after an east coast romp and is planning on
    putting her through the paces with hopes for miles of smiles in her home waters where she accelerates.

    Boat captain Brian Malone explains: "We completed the majority of east coast objectives, many of those included far ...
    Published on 09-13-2021 09:42 AM
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    September 11, 2021
    BEACHED BOAT SPILLS FUEL @ LINDA MAR
    "The sailboat Hetairos, an old fiberglass full-keel, washed up on Linda Mar ...
    Published on 09-12-2021 10:03 AM
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    Spectacular conditions allowed 41 teams to complete four more races on the middle day of the J/24 US National Championship hosted by Malletts Bay Boat Club in Colchester, VT.


    With sunny skies, warm temperatures and winds between 10-14 knots, Mike Marshall extended his advantage over eight total races.
    Now discarding an eighth, Marshall retains scores ...
    Published on 09-09-2021 11:45 AM
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    BYC and E Ticket got real close to winning 2021 JAZZ CUP this Labor Day weekend! E Ticket finished 1st in our fleet of 12, 1st for Benicia racers and 2nd for Jazz Cup and 6th overall out of approximately 60 racers. Goose, a Catalina 30 from South Beach YC won the Jazz Cup and beat E Ticket by one position.



    E Ticket started at 11:20 in the fourth starting ...
    Published on 09-06-2021 09:59 PM
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    60 boats answered the call for the South Beach Yacht Club's Annual Labor Day Weekend downhill, 26 nm jaunt to the
    Carquinez Straits and the pleasant confines of the Benicia YC.

    Coming on the heels of the postponed Vallejo Race, just 2 weeks past, which saw cold, cloudy and breezy conditions, The Jazz Cup
    was also greeted with a ...
    Published on 09-02-2021 01:07 PM
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    The postponed 2021 Vallejo Race was held in mid August for the 1st time in memory, which was better late than never,
    just like this report. Usually held over or close to Memorial Day and has been the official unofficial kickoff to the YRA's Party Circuit...
    Last year, it was cancelled all together due to the pandemic, so the return of this downhill jaunt to the Napa River was welcomed anytime!
    The 78 registered ...
    Published on 08-18-2021 10:59 AM
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    ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard and San Francisco Fire Department personnel medevaced a woman from a sailboat approximately 380 miles west of Bodega Bay Tuesday morning.

    Eleventh Coast Guard District Command Center watchstanders received a notification ...
    Published on 08-12-2021 04:52 PM
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    SAN FRANCISCO —The Coast Guard rescued a man Tuesday afternoon after a 15-foot sailboat capsized near South Beach Marina.

    The distressed mariner contacted the Coast ...
    Published on 08-05-2021 02:15 PM
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    What are the chances the the Road Runner is at the helm of that car carrier?



    Rick Waltonsmith's 44' Explorer Trimaran Round Midnight leads out the of the Berkeley Flats



    Destin & Greyhound arrive at Lime Point simultaneously!



    It can be tough enough to keep in clear air, but when you ...
    Published on 08-04-2021 04:17 PM
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    Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man and 6 dogs, continue response to fuel spill near Tomales Point





    SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel spill Wednesday from a grounded boat located a half mile north of Driftwood Beach, Tomales Point, left ...
    Published on 08-02-2021 08:31 AM
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    A few selects of Saturday's YRA Race to Punta Bonita, 69 registered a few no shows.

    Good ebb and wind on way out and benign seas outside the Gate made for a rather quick jaunt out and
    back to the Enicinal YC in Alameda





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    Published on 07-26-2021 08:46 AM
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    Having start dates staggered this year over five days and near-perfect strong breeze over the 2225-mile course has resulted in the first big wave of competitors coming across the finish line at Diamond Head today in the 51st edition of the LA-Honolulu Transpac. Since yesterday 10 more teams have finished the race today, with 9 more teams expected in tonight before dawn tomorrow. This makes more half the ...
    Published on 07-23-2021 04:11 PM
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    OVERALL

    Pyewacket 70' was the 2021 Barn Door Winner, the turbo'ed former Telefonica completing the LA to Diamond Head
    in the wee hours (07/23/02:53 HST) for a5d 16h 53m 20s run , collecting line honors, and currently 3rd in Division one!
    Ho'okolohe, the Farr 57' was first to finish in daylight, 08:39 HST for and elapsed time 9d 22h 39m 36s, taking Division 8 by bundles
    and is currently 1st in ORR, but that is sure to evaporate as other boats finish.
    Next in line ...
    Published on 07-23-2021 10:55 AM

    Callisto

    Jason's daily report arrived just after midnight and read on to see why: "Just about 500nm to the finish. It has been crazy busy with gybes and sail changes-some planned and others unplanned. We are sailing 4 on and 4 off (ed note: 4 hours on deck, 4 hours below sleeping), but have been woken up mid off watch for these events so haven't slept more than 90 minutes in 2-3 days. We are in the trades not with 18-25 knots and occasional big seas. We have stuffed the bow (ed note: the bow goes underwater while the boat is at high speed-you don't want this to happen), several times and exploded kites (ed note: sails) and ripped the front pulpit off. Lots of excitement." $$$$ Go, Go, Callisto


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    Horizon

    July 22, 2021

    The significant event of the last 24 hours of sailing was that blue skies greeted us this morning after an intense 10 minute rainshower at 7am. The crew on deck got a free shower with fresh rainwater! Winds continue from a north/northeasternly ...
    Published on 07-23-2021 06:40 AM
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    Roy Disney Jr and crew complete the 2021 Transpac in 5d 52m 20s with an 460 nm VMG 24 hour finish!

    TRACKER is live ...
    Published on 07-22-2021 01:41 PM
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    TRACKER



    The leaders are less than 500nm! Report from the current pack leader, HO'OKOLOHE: "50% cloud cover ,6-8 ft seas, 66 TWD, 17knts, 1019mb. Dinner Menu Steak and Lobster. Wine Pairing: Duckhorn Merlot or Rombauer Chard. Dessert: Ice Cream and semi fresh berries. Movie showing: Old School. Estimated time of Pyewacket passing us: 7:00pm."
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