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    Published on 06-07-2021 09:51 AM
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    SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker approximately 70 miles west of Santa Cruz, Sunday morning.
    Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report at 9:42 p.m. Saturday from a kayaker who was making a solo voyage from Sausalito to Honolulu.
    The kayaker lost GPS capability, had nearly capsized due to heavy weather and contacted the Coast Guard for rescue.
    Watchstanders directed ...
    Published on 06-04-2021 12:42 PM
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    The 2021Master Mariners Regatta made a glorious return over the Memorial Day Weekend.
    Following on the heels of the Spinnaker Cup start along the Marina Green and Crissy Field area, providing an awesome back drop for spectators,
    beach goers, passerby's and vintage boat enthusiasts.

    40 vessels from a gone by era, ranging from the 18.5 Bear Boat to the recently splashed 100', old school constructed brigantine Mathew Turner
    plying the chilly and breezy ...
    Published on 06-02-2021 05:50 PM
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    The annual offshore romp to Monterey aka the Spinnaker Cup got off to a crisp and breezy start on Saturday May 29th,
    in a strong flood and wind in the high teens and low 20's. The 1st leg of The California Offshore Race Week resumed, after a year
    sabbatical due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, and from the turnout, is still a cherished part of the Memorial Day Weekend.
    Hosted by the Encinal Yacht Club for the start, the starting area had been shifted from off Knox Point on Angel ...
    Published on 05-24-2021 02:23 PM
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    Entering the Golden Gate this weekend, in what appeared to be a dominant line honors in the
    2021 OYRA Duxship Race, the Mod 70 Orion blasted by as if she had never missed a beat.

    Published on 05-19-2021 11:32 AM
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    The 2021 Moore 24 Nationals last weekend was an amazing event – seven races over three days in significantly varying conditions.
    To everyone’s delight, we ended up doing the Natural Bridges course on both the first and last day in full-on Santa Cruz mode – big breeze and big waves.
    The Sunday run back to the finish line was epic fun, turned into Wetspot’s best finish for the regatta, to boot.

    There was such enormous talent in the fleet - Philippe Kahn and the Pegasus team ruled the weekend, Morgan Larson on Bruzer followed closely, ...
    Published on 05-18-2021 03:51 PM
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    This past weekend's Single Handed Farallones race was not one for the faint of heart.
    The days leading up to the race outside the gate were filled with strong winds and building windswell,
    maxing out at midnight the day before the scheduled 08:00 start, with gust to 31, sustained wind at 25mph.

    With visibility lacking, and a cold drizzle all day in the ...
    Published on 05-06-2021 01:41 PM
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    Energy Explorer is making slow but steady progress up the San Mateo County Coast and is due to arrive at the Golden Gate at 5:50

    Published on 05-05-2021 11:39 AM
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    Innovation to accelerate energy transition

    Energy Observer is a laboratory where engineers, researchers and scientists are developing innovations, which will make renewable energies a reality for
    all. With this in mind, they put to the test the latest, cutting-edge technologies in terms of hydrogen,batteries, solar and wind power and hydroelectricity
    production in the most demanding and at times hostile environment known to man: the ocean.

    These are tried-and-tested technologies optimised over the course of a voyage spanning more than 30,000 nautical miles. ...
    Published on 05-03-2021 10:44 AM
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    Tim Van Raam posted this houseboat on the run this past weekend in San Rafael

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    Last week, Brenda Tostenson caught this houseboat ...
    Published on 05-02-2021 09:33 PM
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    Last weekend's SSS's Singlehanded No Trophy North Bay Race was a pure single handed only event that attracted 67 entrants
    and good pressure for a 20.5 nm romp from the Southampton area up to the Sisters then to the kite eating daymark at Point Pinole and leaving Red Rock to port before finishing
    at the Richmond YC's Race Deck. As far as we know, this is the 1st time The Sister's or the Point Pinole Day Marker have been used for any ...
    Published on 05-01-2021 10:32 AM
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    "This will be the 30th running of the Delta Ditch Run - only a year late, and a bit more subdued ashore than normal due to Covid. Get ...
    Published on 04-25-2021 06:52 PM
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    Charging Towards The Sisters...

    Teams of one sailing to where many have never gone before...

    The "No Trophy Solo Single Handed North Bay Regatta" held on Saturday by the good folk at SSS was sailed in rather pleasant
    yet breezy conditions, and utilized the following course:

    COURSE (A review of charts 18654 and 18649 is suggested.)
    From the START,
    • to Sisters leaving
    Published on 04-23-2021 10:24 AM
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    It was a grand celebration and a milestone of sorts as full crew racing returned to the OYRA's calendar.
    Over a year had passed since the COVID 19 virus exploded across the land and the seas, forever changing
    our lives and lifestyles. For us fortunate ones which came out relatively unscathed, it was a relief to finally start
    socializing in person, on the water with friends, family and acquaintance's after a long absence. The weather and seas
    cooperated almost as ...
    Published on 04-12-2021 09:37 AM
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    Story and photos : Len Bose

    The warmth I felt on my bald head indicates that spring has arrived along with the swarming beehive under my neighbor’s eve, which reminds me of the activity on the harbor when it appears things are returning back to normal.

    The word “epic” best describes ...
    Published on 04-09-2021 12:57 PM
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    Article by Lauren Hernández for SF Chronicle

    A 30-year old underwater power cable that keeps the lights on at the historic East Brother Light Station in San Pablo Bay has failed, and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is pleading for help to get power back to the island.
    Published on 04-08-2021 12:41 PM
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    The Notice of Race has been posted and registration is open for the 2021 Rolex Big Boat Series at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California.

    Scheduled for September 15-19, 2021, the regatta includes four days of high-test competition for boats in the ...
    Published on 04-06-2021 05:42 PM
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    April 5, 2021 - Los Angeles, CA - The 63-foot Reichel/Pugh-designed GoodEnergy co-skippered by George Hershman and Mark Comings is now the 60th entry in this year’s 51st edition of the Transpac, the Transpacific ...
    Published on 04-01-2021 08:46 AM
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    A Pressure Drop reader sent in these photo from a local marina in the area.
    Not wanting to create panic, the contributor did not specify fro, which marina this ...
    Published on 03-31-2021 10:30 AM
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    167 short handed boats signed up for the 19~20 nm, SSS' Tour d' Bay better known as Round The Rocks.
    Split up into 14 divisions with the 1st start scheduled for 11:00 A.M. with the Multis getting the 1st starts.
    With slack tide at the Gate scheduled for 12:12 PM and a stronger than expected westerly, the fleet made
    great progress in the westerly migration in the early going, with the leading divisions getting favorable currents
    as well, before the full moon ebb of 4.0 knots began to strengthen.

    COURSE 1
    From the Start,
    Published on 03-24-2021 09:53 AM
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    Saturday's RYC Big Daddy Pursuit race was different from other years for various reasons, being run on a Saturday for one.
    Buoy races and a party at RYC are the norm, but with the pandemic still looming, and the Pursuit Race always the most popular,
    it was good for many, to just be out and sailing again. It was also unique in the fact that it was a down hill start and a downhill finish,
    with a wide variety of wind conditions that ranged from light and shifty to downright blowy, depending where you were and when you were there...