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    Published on 05-13-2019 04:25 PM
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    Saturday May 11th, aka Mothers Day Eve was a busy one outside The Gate, with 2 offshore events going on, individually.

    The Single Handed Sailing Society's Single Handed Farallone got off to an early start, with 1st gun @ 0800 off the GGYC,
    which was also being utilized by a swimming event with humans and a couple grey whales feeding. 40 boats in 5 divisions
    were ushered ...
    Published on 05-06-2019 05:39 PM
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    Near perfect conditions blessed the 132 boats in 18 divisions that attended the YRA's Annual Celebration of the Cinco d' Mayo
    downhill rally/race with to Vallejo to usher in another season of summer sailing in Nor Cal. A pleasant 8-12 knots of wind filled
    in early combined with a 1.9knot flood that ran throughout the afternoon made for easy, non-stressful sailing with little tactical
    strategy required. The most tactical decision appeared to be which part of the channel was carrying the most current, ...
    Published on 05-06-2019 08:21 AM
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    A few frames from Saturday while the editing process moves forward

    Results By Division

    Down Hill Ratings

    Uphill Race

    Over All

    Published on 05-03-2019 04:59 PM
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    The last practice session and a fine one it was!

    Winds 20 knot plus and building ebb made things edgy for teams, especially for the Aussies and China coming off boat damage
    in earlier days.

    Outteridge came out firing and is the boat to beat. Even after a brief slowdown, Team Japan quickly hit warp speed and resumed ...
    Published on 05-02-2019 08:39 AM
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    Sightings 2 days in a row have forced the F-50's off their foils and into displacement mode.

    SF Bay has become a destination stopover for ...
    Published on 05-01-2019 02:21 PM
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    Tuesday, the final day of April, 2019.... The 1st formal practice day.

    Cool, crisp spring like day with winds 18-22 and a bit of ebb running, but nothing too menacing.

    Setup, very much like AC races, but only one whirlybird for the sailgp people and channel 2 news copter.

    USCG had 3-4 boats out on perimeter, but had few customers to ...
    Published on 05-01-2019 10:08 AM
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    1st practice race for teams on Tuesday with winds in the 18-22 knot range. Phil Robertson's Team China
    near capsize and violent stop which does not stop the sail from continuing, result? Day is over for team
    and will have some long hours in the the mend shop to get her ...
    Published on 04-30-2019 08:08 AM
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    A surprise gathering on the Cityfront for 5 teams exercising their right to rip!

    All but Team USA were in attendance, which had a gathering planned for the Giants vs Dodgers
    game at Oracle Park (previously known as pac bell or at&t).

    Brilliant sun, flat flooding conditions ...
    Published on 04-29-2019 11:15 AM
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    The footprint of the F-50 Village is taking shape between the StFYC and Golden Gate YC

    Practice races are scheduled for Tuesday and Friday between 12:30 and 2:00 PM
    Published on 04-28-2019 11:45 AM
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    OYRA Full Crewed Lightship Race was a brisk one. And The South Tower Demon was wide awake
    and throwing turbulence and wind shifts with authority! Satay tuned for full write up...


    Published on 04-23-2019 12:39 PM
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    After months of anticipation and recent weeks of media bombardment, the Foiling 50's 2019 World Tour finally
    started getting underway. The USA Team was 1st to splash and 1st to practice. After a 2.5 hour delay,
    the boat finally was released from its Estuary mooring and it was time to get thing rolling.

    If you have not yet figured out where the secret homebase is for this event, it's west of the Park Street Bridge ...
    Published on 04-23-2019 07:44 AM
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    Stay tuned for the UNaccredited reportee

    Published on 04-19-2019 09:45 AM
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    First boat to enter is Matt Brooks's 53-foot S&S ketch DORADE, shown close to the finish line in the 2013 Transpac - photo Sharon Green/Ultimate Sailing

    The 16th edition of this 3570-mile ocean race has already
    attracted five entries, including 1930 classic 53-foot ketch DORADE

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Even though still over a year away, ...
    Published on 04-15-2019 03:24 PM
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    Testing of Early Prototype of the Pedal Drive system

    The team went through many iterations of its Pedal Drive, every time learning about what is needed for the next iteration. The first time we installed it, we confirmed that there was thrust, that perhaps we needed a slightly bigger gear and ...
    Published on 04-14-2019 11:45 AM
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    After a recent, shall we say disagreement earlier in the year at SDYC Midwinters had left the PAC52 Class
    in a state of unsureness, with RIO opting out and vowing to race instead in the handicap TP52 division at the second stop
    of the PAC 52 West Coast Championship Series, the class looked very much in flux.

    Yet Friday's results and photos from the event, showed RIO indeed back in the fleet after last minute negotiations put her back
    in the PAC52 division. (They needed 4 boats to qualify for their own start). Tight competition in 3 races on ...
    Published on 04-12-2019 09:07 AM
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    Maxime Mesnil (FRA) dominated the Open Division during the second day of racing at the 2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final. In the Women’s Division Nicole Breault (USA) and Pauline Courtois (FRA) continued to rack up wins through the afternoon, sailing into a late afternoon face-off with seven wins each; the eighth was Breault’s.

    Mesnil opened the day winning a tight race ...
    Published on 04-11-2019 09:20 AM
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    It was picket fences for both French teams – top-ranked Women’s skipper Pauline Courtois and Open Division skipper Maxime Mesnil, as well as defending Nations Cup Women’s Champion Nicole Breault (USA) after the first day of racing at the 2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club.

    Competition commenced with 10 women’s division teams from around the world facing off in round robin ...
    Published on 04-08-2019 03:29 PM
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    A visit to the BYC Wheeler course at the scheduled start time of High Noon paid little dividends as a dark cloud lingered overhead
    with none wind and wet stuff falling from it as boats motored about waiting for the wind to build from the predicted south.

    Over to the West, J-Fest seemed to be enjoying a fresh batch of SW winds. The ...
    Published on 04-08-2019 08:18 AM
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    Saturdays Double Handed Lightship Race, the 25nm jaunt out to SF Bay Entrance buoy and back to the GGYC and hosted by the Island YC,
    came just one week after the Double Handed Farallones, indicating that the Nor Cal offshore racing season is in full swing.

    With light winds at the start and a very sizable 8-12 long period swell hitting the coast, 23 dedicated doublehanded crews made their way out the gate
    fighting the beginnings of predicted 2.3 knot flood. While 23 boats might seem ...
    Published on 04-06-2019 06:52 PM
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    Nathalie Criou and Brian Boschma take line honors in today's Double Handed Lightship Race hosted
    by the Island Yacht Club.... more to follow!