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    Published on 06-07-2011 03:53 PM
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    Hey that's MY finger...

    After lengthy weather delays, and other such obstacles, work has gotten started in earnest on the
    renovation of the SF Marina. Keep you fingers crossed the don't come across any surprises during the dredging
    portion an the project is done ...
    Published on 06-06-2011 11:21 AM
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    Aquatic Park at the south end of Fishermans Wharf
    Image courtesy US 18 Footers League

    The Nor-Cal 18 Foot Skiff fleet had the first regatta of the season this weekend June 4 & 5. We sailed a Golden Gate Yacht Club hosted event with 5 races being held between X buoy and Blossom buoy (just east of Pier 39). The fleet ...
    Published on 06-05-2011 04:42 PM
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    The Turanor in Tahiti

    CNN) -- After almost 250 days at sea, the world's largest solar-powered boat has made it half way around the globe to the shores of Brisbane, Australia, propelled by nothing but rays from the sun.

    The 31-meter ...
    Published on 06-05-2011 12:39 PM
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    NOAA Satellite Image from Saturday



    “Mother nature can be a bitch.”
    ~Ditch contestant in a bad mood~

    You can’t always get what you want, and if you wanted the smooth sailing , downhill ride were you peel off layer after layer of clothing and finish in the glow of a mellow sunset and enjoyed a tasty BBQ on the ample grass of the Stockton Sailing Club, this wasn’t your year. “Forecast Calls For Pain” lamented one contestant prior to race ...
    Published on 06-04-2011 04:09 PM
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    A British Yacht off Sri Lanka has sunk in the Indian Ocean as reported by Andrew Brook from Yachting Monthly. The yacht which is a Blue Water rally type wasn't able to ...
    Published on 06-03-2011 11:39 AM
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    In the 1970's Bill Lee of Santa Cruz coined the phrase "Fast Is Fun" which be the modus operandi of the SC ultralight movement. Fast forward a few decades and another Santa Cruz resident, Philippe Kahn is modifying ...
    Published on 06-02-2011 07:56 PM
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    It all comes back to where it started! As kiteboarder Kasey Cambell laments: : " The good thing, two new
    kite race ...
    Published on 06-02-2011 07:59 AM



    The latest from the AC Media Crew. This isn't your father's Cup Racing!



    If the test sessions in Auckland were the proving ground, the America's Cup World Series is set to become the ...
    Published on 06-01-2011 04:08 PM
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    Nate headed out the Golden Gate Straits
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    A self portait © Nathan Bossett

    It was a great weekend, though some of us got our heads handed to
    us on the return trip trying to get around Santa Cruz.

    I usually do a writeup anyway; here's what I had going.

    We had a fairly conventional shorthanded start: everyone basically at the
    line but not maneuvering hard for position. Elise came out with very good
    speed near the committee boat end and just went straight for the bridge as
    most of the previous ...
    Published on 06-01-2011 10:19 AM
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    If you are young and willing, you could being doing something like this in August!


    If you are a kid, 10 and over and have the desire to take a ride on one the fastest ...
    Published on 05-30-2011 07:26 PM
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    With fun meter beginning to peg, the crew of War Pony are all grins ©Dave Keane


    Friday’s annual Kick off to the Memorial Day Weekend started just about 11:00 AM off the Knox Point area of Angel Island. The 90 NM downhill jaunt to Monterey featured a fleet of 44 boats ranging from Bill Turpins Reichel Pugh 78’ Akela to more humble 24’s or the Ultimate and Moore variety. Cool and overcast at the start, the front which brought late season ...
    Published on 05-29-2011 09:23 PM
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    Two veteran warships head off the their final destination, north bound under the SF - Oakland Bay Bridge,
    on Friday of this Memorial Day Weekend. If ships could talk......



    Over at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, Troy Sears replica of "America" ...
    Published on 05-29-2011 02:46 PM



    Another 1:40 minutes of your life you will never get back!

    Enjoy! ...
    Published on 05-28-2011 06:35 PM
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    The Master Mariners Benevolent Association held its annual parade/regatta on the
    the SF Bay today, with 100 pre-WWII sailing craft registered in 14 classes. A visual treat for
    all and a great opportunity to see a host of these classics put through the paces.



    In a pre-start mishap, the schooner Tiger tangled with the Farallone ...
    Published on 05-27-2011 08:02 PM



    Act 3, Istanbul -- Day 3, Race 4
    In breezy conditions and gusts over 19 knots, it was a classic port/starboard incident, ...
    Published on 05-27-2011 04:30 PM
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    image © Ainhoa Sanchez

    Brad Van Liew wins the 5th and final leg of the 2010- 2011 Velux 5 Oceans, becoming the 1st American
    to win this prestigious single handed around the world event, but does so in convincing fashion, winning all 5 legs!



    American ocean racer Brad Van Liew today sailed over the finish line of the VELUX 5 OCEANS and into the record books, winning every leg of the 30,000-mile ...
    Published on 05-27-2011 04:24 PM
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    The new old Pegasus gets its's 1st test in the Spinnaker Cup, the annual downhill jaunt from,
    SF to Monterey held the Friday ...
    Published on 05-25-2011 09:38 PM
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    You may have seen Lightwave sailing out on the Bay and wondered what the story is behind her and what are the plans. We caught Lightwave out sailing on the Bay recentlyand were curious ourselves. In a nutshell, she ...
    Published on 05-22-2011 05:33 PM
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    Looking For The End Of The World



    May 21’st 2011 began a day like just any other. However dire predictions of the Apocalypse rearing it’s ugly head again, brought out the curiosity. Not content cower under the desk fearing the worst, we ventures out to have a gander. The 1st thing we notice was the wind was VERY strong with breeze at 10:00 AM already in the mid 20’s and gusting above 30. This is unusual for the location and time of year, when breezes generally peak about 1:00 PM. Maybe we wer e going to get blown off the face of the earth?
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    Published on 05-21-2011 08:44 PM
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    Daniel Alverez and crew getting in one last regatta before the end..




    Timo Bruck slides in under the Golden Gate on way to 1st ...
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