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    Published on 04-06-2020 07:58 AM
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    The International J/70 Class Association has been closely monitoring the worldwide developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, the International ...
    Published on 04-03-2020 10:38 AM
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    Los Angeles -- The Transpacific Yacht Club is pleased to announce the next 2021 edition of the LA to Honolulu Transpac is now open for entry. This will be the 51st edition of this 2225-mile biennial ocean racing classic first raced in ...
    Published on 04-02-2020 05:54 PM
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    The last hundred days leading up to the Pacific Cup are usually a hive of activity as competitors
    are busy preparing their boats, making their final lists, getting inspected for safety and
    compliance, and spending time on the water training. Most of those same activities are still well
    underway this year, but just like almost every other aspect of life right now, these unprecedented
    times call for new measures and no shortage of fluidity and adaptability. To that end, the Pacific
    Cup Yacht Club has revised their schedule of race ...
    Published on 03-31-2020 10:43 AM
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    Transpac-Tahiti Race Postponed

    In consultation with current race entries, later race date options
    are being reviewed

    LOS ANGELES and PAPEETE, TAHITI - Organizers from the Transpacific Yacht ...
    Published on 03-31-2020 10:34 AM

    Hello to all racers and SSS members,

    The SSS board met on Tuesday to discuss the effects of the Covid-19 virus on club activities.
    Because of the Governor of California's Executive Order to ...
    Published on 03-26-2020 09:53 AM
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    A 2020 Solution!
    In the approach to the race date, we've moved our famous preparation seminars, the Pacific Offshore Academy presented by Alaska Airlines, to an online format. This allows us to reach even more people while maintaining "social ...
    Published on 03-19-2020 02:02 PM
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    Unprecedented Times
    The current Covid-19 Public Health Crisis has had a profound impact on everyday life in America, and across the world. Almost no aspects of our lives have been spared, from our health, where and when we work, if we're able to work, and where our children are being schooled to the pursuit of our passions like sailing the storied waters of San Francisco Bay. Yacht Clubs have been closed ...
    Published on 03-17-2020 03:16 PM
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    Yet another event falls to the pandemic, this one just delayed. For a year.

    https://nosa.org/ ...
    Published on 03-13-2020 09:39 AM
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    Posted March 13, 2020
    Thursday started with a chase with Cabron pursuing Pyewacket 70, erasing what was once a 40 mile lead to come side by side with their Class 1 rival. Just after 0100 PST Thursday, with both teams within boat lengths of each other, they dueled for the line, actually missing the port end on the first pass and both boats scrambling to reverse course ...
    Published on 03-12-2020 02:48 PM
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    It's true, the Spring One Design, J-22 Series, Spring Dinghy, SF Cup, J Fest are all cancelled
    due to the pandemic that is spreading across the globe.

    Published on 03-11-2020 02:26 PM
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    Sizzle Leads ORR Overall Into Final Leg from Cabo to Puerto Vallarta

    Wednesday 0600 Standings
    1 Sizzle
    2 Bretwalda 3
    3 Good Call
    4 Fast Exit II
    5 Grand Illusion
    Full 0600 Standings Report

    The standings ...
    Published on 03-11-2020 08:53 AM
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    Catch of the Day

    In years past, PV Race Committee has typically been coordinating customs clearances and interviewing the first few finishers by Tuesday evening in the race timeline. The 2020 race is going to be one of those years... not so much.

    On the race course, boats are running their polars with the latest grib files to assess their ETA. While each boat makes the most of the conditions they find themselves in, they will be having ‘that discussion’. ...
    Published on 03-10-2020 09:17 AM
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    Posted March 10, 2020
    Monday, March 9, 2020, 1600
    Position: 25 24N 113 9W
    Speed: 1? 2?kt
    Distance to go: 510.6 nm
    Weather: Partly cloudy
    Winds: Light and variable, generally less than 4 kts
    Sail Package: Light Medium genoa for now. Would the Tweener be better? Where's the drifter - we're definitely gonna need that bad boy sooner or later

    And so we find ourselves adrift again.

    After the most GORGEOUS day of champagne sailing the merry band of sufferers aboard the good boat KATARA find ourselves again at the mercy of the decaying breeze. We had a great day making good time down the course and we knew this was coming. We spent much of the late morning and early afternoon working ourselves ...
    Published on 03-10-2020 09:13 AM
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    Posted March 10, 2020
    Race Update from Fast Exit II.

    Hi race fans. We are in the middle early stages of day three ...
    Published on 03-10-2020 09:09 AM
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    PV Race Day Five - Lighter Air Tightens Competition on the Course

    In any handicap race, time is the measure of performance. An hour is a huge chunk of performance. So keeping track of ‘race time’ is important. One unique challenge for the 2020 PV Race is the time change that occurred in the US Sunday morning. All boats started the race in Pacific Standard Time ...
    Published on 03-09-2020 08:56 AM
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    San Diego Yacht Club has been hosting the Puerto Vallarta Race to the Mexican mainland since 1953, making this year the 35th running of this west coast classic. Twenty-nine boats are competing in 6 classes in this edition of the PV Race with starts on Thursday, March 5 (Class 6), Friday, March 6 (Classes 3, 4, 5) and Saturday, March 7, 2020 (Classes 1 and 2). The destination is 1012 nm away in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

    The festivities began on Wednesday with a kick off reception for Class 6 boats who started ...
    Published on 03-06-2020 09:08 AM
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    Melinda and Bill Erkelens and their new to them Hobie 33' Sleeping Dragon

    2020 SSS Corinthian Regatta

    118 boats, mostly double handed participated in this year’s edition of the Single-Handed Sailing Society’s Corinthian Regatta, host by… The Corinthian Yacht Club! While the forecast cast on many local news stations warned of dire or near dire conditions with winds in the 40’s and low 50’s and a possibility of rain, the weather turned out just splendid. The skies crystal clear and wall to wall sunshine ...
    Published on 03-02-2020 08:49 AM
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    A few selects to whet your appetite whilst the 2nd 1/2 of editing continues.
    The 1st 60 selects have been posted HERE
    Over 1,200 images take Saturday, but who knows, may I will finish the 1st round before results are posted!

    Above, Will Baylis's Diam 24' 11 ...
    Published on 03-01-2020 09:04 AM
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    Things got a bit sporty on Saturday during the SSS Corinthian Regatta on San Francisco Bay.

    After a light start, the fleet was met ...
    Published on 02-27-2020 02:59 PM
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    The Pacific Cup yacht race is a unique event in the world of sailing. Having established itself as “The FUN race to Hawaii” , the Pacific Cup Yacht Club and it’s members are firmly committed to running a race that is competitive, fun and safe while operating the race with a focus on ...