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    Published on 09-18-2018 09:12 AM
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    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 01:48 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 ...
    Published on 09-16-2018 07:55 AM
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    Saturday September 15 came in like a Lion and went out with a bang! With a strong residual ebb sucking out of the Bay, and winds ripping in in the 20-25 knot range at the start of play, the awe factor was pegged to the 11 mark on the Spinal Tap volume scale. Picking up where they left off the day before, the PAC 52’s moseyed over to the Alcatraz starting area for a 13.8 nm Course 7 breakfast. ...
    Published on 09-15-2018 08:05 PM
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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Strong airs and freshening white caps greeted the third day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. Long uphill bashes in three to four-foot seas and 20 knots, gusting higher, were rewarded with blistering downwind runs and adrenaline-saturated kite rides juiced ...
    Published on 09-15-2018 09:08 AM
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    Friday’s racing on the Bay was greeted with cooler yet colorful weather as an early season weather front rotated offshore pulling in subtropical high elevation clouds from the south, and lower elevation stratus from the north. Racing for the PAC 52 class began off of Treasure Island, with course 14, an 11.5-mile jaunt up to Fort Mason, back to the starting area gates, back to Fort Mason return to the Gates and an upwind finish ...
    Published on 09-15-2018 06:27 AM
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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — What goes up must come down, but the flat, fast conditions that greeted sailors at Day One of the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California (September 12-16, 2018), continued on Day Two, following a short postponement to let the breeze gather. But once the starting guns began sounding, racers were rewarded for their pre-racing patience ...
    Published on 09-13-2018 09:45 PM
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    Day One Provides Excellent Thrills for PAC52 Fleet At 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series

    Sunshine, big currents, and wide variety of winds provide the PAC 52 a superb variety of challenges in the 1st two races of the StFYC Big Boat Series sponsored by Rolex. A short delay to low tide preventing the deeper draft boat kept the 52’s from starting until noon on the Alcatraz ...
    Published on 09-13-2018 08:55 AM
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    The predictive wind forecasts show bundles of sun and fun for the fleet in the 2018 St Francis YC Big Boat Series sponsored by Rolex. With winds expected in the 15 -25 knot range, temps in the mid 60's to low 70's, the PAC 52 fleet will be battling on the edge and eating up the racecourse in spectacular fashion. The prior 3 Southern California stop ...
    Published on 09-12-2018 09:55 AM
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    Welch Wins 2018 Diversified Melges 24 U.S. National Championship Trophy, Pierce Captures Corinthian Division Title

    Belvedere, CA (September 11, 2018) - The 2018 Diversified Melges 24 U.S. National Championship, hosted by The San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, CA concluded ...
    Published on 09-07-2018 09:46 AM
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    HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a capsized canoe a mile off Keawakapu Beach, Maui, Thursday night.

    A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responded to the incident and recovered all six paddlers. The RB-M towed the canoe ...
    Published on 09-04-2018 05:14 PM
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    97 boats in 12 divisions lined up on the 1st day of September for the annual ride up to Benicia known
    officially as the Jazz Cup. Mutually hosted by the South Beach Yacht Club and the Benicia Yacht Club, the Jazz Cup
    is the unofficial end of summer party circuit regatta that brings out the serious racers and reluctant friends and family
    that may not appreciate the cold wind, cold water and rough conditions of the central bay in classic mid summer conditions.

    This year offered a nice mix of good breeze at start with just a short ...
    Published on 08-26-2018 09:14 PM
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    U.S. Women's Match Racing ChampionshipSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (August 26, 2018) – Nicole Breault (San Francisco, Calif.) ran the table at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, August 24-26. Without a single loss, Breault and her St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC) crew of Molly Carapiet (San Francisco, Calif.), Hannah Burroughs (San Francisco, ...
    Published on 08-26-2018 03:10 PM
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    Zachary Anderson and Will Paxton's rejuvenation of the old canting keel Shock 40' Secret Squirrel brought the innovative
    trendsetter back to life and gave heaps of of smiles to crews that were fortunate enough to get aboard for some of the white knuckle
    adventures she was involved in, but time stand still for no man and the next step in the offshore racing for the program will involve
    a new to them SoCal based J-125 Resolute. Skipper Zachary ...
    Published on 08-24-2018 03:01 PM
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    Meet the World Champs!

    Published on 08-24-2018 09:11 AM
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    2018 International 14 World Championships – Day 7

    Foggy and light breeze on the San Francisco Bay for the penultimate race of the 2018 International 14 World Championships where the discard/drop came into force.

    After a general recall, ...
    Published on 08-22-2018 09:47 AM
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    Late delivery of Killer Green is better than no delivery of Killer Green

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    Published on 08-20-2018 08:58 AM
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    The high pressure that had dominated the landscape over the previous few days relaxed overnight
    ushering a deep, compressed layer of cool air, stratus and wind, which lingered all day over the race
    course. Wind at the start were in the high teens, low 20's and the crews were anxious to prove their mettle
    on SF Bay, so much so, it took 3 tries to get the race off as 2 general recalls were ...
    Published on 08-17-2018 05:55 PM
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    The 1st day of individual racing in the 2018 International 14's was owned by the Brits.

    In Conditions that began in the low teens and climbed steadily to the low twenties, the Brits
    held the 1st 2 positions and 6 of the top 10. After the initial 1st top roundings, the fleet spread out
    around the sausage-triangle-sausage course, and estimated 8.2nm workout that challenged all, and for some,
    Published on 08-15-2018 02:54 PM
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    Monday and Tuesday August 13th & 14th saw the 1st days of the 61 boat strong International 14’s hosted by the Richmond Yacht Club get underway in earnest with a series of races to determine the top teams at this years event. According to P.R.O. Del Olsen, the team racing event date back to the 1930’s when it was the pinnacle ...
    Published on 08-10-2018 09:16 AM
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    From Too Much to Not Enough at 20th Annual Ronstan Bridge to Bridge
    August 9, 2018

    Photos © St. Francis Yacht Club/Amanda Witherell

    Just as the tide turned from ebb to flood, 26 hydrofoil kites, 23 5o5s and eight windsurfers
    queued up for the 20th running of the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge, hosted by St. Francis Yacht
    Club on August 9, 2018. A downwind distance race from Golden ...