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    Published on 12-03-2018 10:04 AM
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    December's Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup came in with a quick cold front brushing through the bay in the mid morning hours,
    with the brief rainmaker working across the central bay just before the GGYC's 11:30 1st gun.







    With a cool brisk westerly in the mid to high teens, and a building ebb, the fleet were all sent west to Blackaller ...
    Published on 11-26-2018 02:56 PM
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    synopsis: PZZ500-270515- 839 AM PST Mon Nov 26 2018 .Synopsis for the Central California Coast and Bays Including the Monterey Bay...Greater Farallones...and ...
    Published on 11-05-2018 02:55 PM
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    This regatta is a memorial to Grace Cheney who died too young

    Got 18 boats this year all but two were carried kites

    & of course women drivers only.










    Seems fitting it was won by a Wabbit

    That’s the fleet Grace belonged to.

    Results

    Spinnaker

    Evelyn Ivie -Bad Hare day ...
    Published on 11-02-2018 03:30 PM
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    The spectacular Aloha Classic 2018 Pro Men's finals will go down in history as the year of the radical aerialists. The top three riders on the final Men's podium all completed extraordinary 360 aerial moves as part of their wave-riding repertoire to edge ahead in a wildly competitive field. The Pro Men's winner, Camille Juban from Guadeloupe (2011 Aloha Classic champion), won with the most radical aerials and the best ...
    Published on 10-31-2018 04:36 PM
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    After 2017’s miracle run in which 3 Cal 20’s and a Yankee Dolphin took the top 4 finishes, 2018 would prove vastly different. With a swoosh of winter storm clouds brushing the San Francisco Bay from a distant storm off of British Columbia, and the North Pacific High budging ever so slightly, a westerly returned to the bay, giving the early starters a gentle 5-8 knots at the Southampton ...
    Published on 10-31-2018 10:30 AM
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    There's something truly extraordinary about the Aloha Classic at Ho'okipa: it delivers, every year, every time, and it delivers big. Today it delivered huge.

    Mast-high waves were forecast and the whole windsurfing world was excited, tuning into the live stream from all corners of planet earth, expecting a terrific opening day—and it was even more extraordinary than forecast. There were 18+ foot faces with 20 to 25 knot cross offshore conditions. It was the absolute best day of the ...
    Published on 10-30-2018 03:38 PM
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    Tony Carr's list to do on the rehab of the IOR classic Lois Lane got a bit longer over the weekend after a game of bumper cars at the "little alcatraz buoy" during
    Sunday's Great Pumpkin Pursuit Race. Tony has been working to get the old cold molded classic ...
    Published on 10-17-2018 03:35 PM



    Ronnie Simpson has put together a 20 minute wrap up of the 2018 Pac Cup

    Joe Bob says "Check It Out" ...
    Published on 10-10-2018 02:31 PM
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    After some cage rattling, we managed to scare up some answers:

    The Location for the SF Village will indeed be between the StFYC and the GGYC

    The setup will probably start for a week to 10 days ...
    Published on 10-07-2018 11:16 AM
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    Twenty three hydrofoiling kiteboarders lined up on Saturday, October 6th for the Kite Foil Pacific Coast Championship. Organized by The US Sailing Center – Long Beach the racing kicked off in a clean southwesterly ...
    Published on 10-06-2018 02:53 PM
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    October 5, 2018

    Day 1

    Noon Position: 35 33N 124 06W

    Course/Speed: SSW 7

    Wind: NNW 17-19

    Sea: NNW 6

    Sky: Mostly clear. Some thin cumulus

    Bar: 1022 and falling

    Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 68

    Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 62

    Percent Relative Humidity: 71



    Sail: #1 genoa out full; one reef in main; ...
    Published on 10-06-2018 02:35 PM
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    Michele Profant provides a nice selection of images from last weekends Express 37 Nationals
    hosted by the Berkeley Yacht Club which started off with a bang (See Below). Michele is part owner of the
    Golden Moon which has utilized it's platform for year to get new faces out on the water.

    Shawn Ivie's Limitless would dethrone Golden Moon to become National Champions with 12 points in 5 races over 3 days.
    Bartz Schnieder's Expeditious in 2nd with 18, one point less than Brendan Busch's Spy vs Spy.




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    Published on 10-02-2018 01:45 PM
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    It was not a surprise, this start. Jo and I had picked the departure date two months ago, targeting a weekend when she was free combined with a convenient ebb. The wind would be what it was, and it was usually northwest.

    Almost a year ago, I had ...
    Published on 10-01-2018 11:14 AM
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    A warm fall morning greeted the San Francisco Bay on Sunday, with light easterlies, balmy temps and glorious sunshine. The easterly provided crews a lengthy siesta for the final day of the 2018 PAC52 Cup, and the last race of the year for the 2018 PAC52 5 stop series. Entering in to the day RIO had claimed 4 bullets in the previous 5 races, with a total of 8 points, The Hand lay in 2nd with 12, BadPak had the only other bullet and a total ...
    Published on 09-30-2018 09:37 AM
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    Saturday’s dawn broke over the San Francisco Bay Area with a tropical flare if you will, very reminiscent of the warmth and humidity one might experience in Rio, the iconic beach city of Brazil, from which Manouch Moshayedi’s Ferrari Orange 52’ has inherited her name. It is a tad bit complicated, but the chain of grand prix boats the Moshayedi has owned has born the name.
    With the same early season ...
    Published on 09-29-2018 09:05 AM
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    RIO and BadPak Take Opening Day At 2018 PAC 52 CUP

    An early season low pressure system moved in to Northern California on Friday, and with it brought unusually cool over cast skies for San Francisco in late September, which is normally the Bay Area belated hot spell. The southwestern flow bringing with it, a nice sea breeze which would build throughout the course of the day.





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    Published on 09-26-2018 10:48 AM
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    The Richmond Yacht Club hosted the 2018 49er & FX North Americans over the weekend, in conditions that stayed in the
    sub 20's but drenched in sunshine. The fleet, comprised of Olympic hopefuls, mostly from other parts of the country,
    and two teams from Canada, most of whom will inger through this week to do additional training via the Treasure Island Sailing Center.

    The RC managed to squeeze in 15 races over 4 days...

    The official RYC Reportee

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    Published on 09-20-2018 03:29 PM
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    In Race 2 Day one of the Rolex Big Boat Series, the wind spike up pretty good at the weather mark

    RIO's spin tack line released just after the set with a large pop as she, Interlodge and Invisible Hand round the weather mark in tandem...Interlodge has to do a huge instant gybe to avoid collision, while RIO continues to ...
    Published on 09-18-2018 10:12 AM
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    TRACKER

    Following in Bernard Moitessier's wake? Australian Mark Sinclair made an impromptu stop in Table Bay to hand across films, just as French sailing legend Bernard Moitessier did during the inaugural GGR 50 years before – then inexplicably continued cruising around the Cape and up the east coast towards Port Elizabeth, rather than follow the fleet down into the Southern ...
    Published on 09-17-2018 02:48 PM
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    After Saturday’s chilly windy start and lengthy on the water marathon, crews welcomed the warm sun and lighter winds to start the Sunday ROLEX Big Boat Series Finale Bay Tour. Well at least the warm sun part. Entering the day, Frank Slootman’s Invisible Hand had already secured the series class title with a 5-point advantage over 2nd place RIO, and didn’t have to sail. “We came to sail, so sail ...