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    I've only done the Pac Cup once so my perspective...

    I've only done the Pac Cup once so my perspective is limited by my one trip to Hawaii. I know there are skippers on Andy's team who have done many Pac Cups and so I trust they have a good perspective...
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    Another +1 for Jeff Zarwell's post. We said Jeff....

    Another +1 for Jeff Zarwell's post. We said Jeff.

    BTW, it's my understanding that both boats checked in with the RC.

    Don
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    There's a calendar on the YRA website that...

    There's a calendar on the YRA website that includes all the race dates that are in the Master Calendar. The calendar is at the bottom of the YRA home page. Above the calendar is a link for a monthly...
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    I really really really hate these sort of posts....

    I really really really hate these sort of posts. Posts like the most recent from "foreguy" cast the sailing community in general and Pressure Drop in particular as a group of men who have not matured...
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    Seriously, the Saturday afternoon activities are...

    Seriously, the Saturday afternoon activities are going to be epic. Many friendly and fun competitions with lots of awards and gifts from our sponsors, some of which that have considerable dollar...
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    Red Cloud will be there. Both days. Will have the...

    Red Cloud will be there. Both days. Will have the crew wear their suits and best dresses for the Sunday sermon by Kame.
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    There are a number of considerations that factor...

    There are a number of considerations that factor into where to place a finish line, safety being one of the more important. The old finish line, which was just to the north of the Richmond Bridge, is...
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    CurrrentlyJibeset does not support indicating...

    CurrrentlyJibeset does not support indicating downwind ratings in a list of divisions or for the whole fleet. A race can be scored with downwind ratings - but it's a bit of a process. You can see...
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    Rick Bastien, Vice Commodore at the Vallejo YC,...

    Rick Bastien, Vice Commodore at the Vallejo YC, said to expect 8 - 9 feet of water at the guest dock and 7 feet of water throughout the rest of the marina at low tide on Saturday.
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    Yah, Andy kicked some serious butt on Saturday....

    Yah, Andy kicked some serious butt on Saturday. He even beat the J-125. I hate it when Ahi has the right conditions to fly their #1 jib. We barely hang onto Ahi with our gigantic 105% non-overlapping...
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    2016 Ensenada Race

    I sailed this years Newport to Ensenada race and can vouch for the strong quartering waves, as reported by the Farr 40 Foil, which made driving a challenge.

    We had winds 18 – 22 knots for most of...
  12. Thanks for the link to Vessel Finder app Bob....

    Thanks for the link to Vessel Finder app Bob. I've had been tracking the boats that have their AIS units on via AIS Marine Traffic. However, it appears that Vessel Finder does a better job. Vessel...
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    Andy's right. I screwed up. The Encinal dates are...

    Andy's right. I screwed up. The Encinal dates are May 14 - 15. Sorry for the error. And I agree, the 2 day seminar is well worth it.
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    There will be a SAS class at the Encinal on March...

    There will be a SAS class at the Encinal on March 14 and 15 (2 day seminar). Registration should be available soon.

    Don
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    YRA races held in the south bay, over the last 2...

    YRA races held in the south bay, over the last 2 years, have had the best racer participation - that is the number of registered boats that show up to race. Conversely, races with the worst...
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    YRA Spring Series Race #3

    I noticed 3 things on Friday, the day before the YRA Spring Series final race. I was walking our dog at Candlestick Point and noticed that Candlestick Park is almost gone, demolished to make room for...
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    2nd Race / YRA Spring Series

    The 2nd race in the YRA Spring Series had an interesting beginning to the day with wind mostly from the south and from the east as we headed out onto the bay on the way to the racecourse. The wind...
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    I'd like to add to the point that I think...

    I'd like to add to the point that I think Wylieguy made. Race coverage often focuses on the glamor boats, like the Mod 70. I noticed that Scuttlebutt ran a piece today about the Mod 70/ Farallon's...
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    Thanks Eric for posting the various documents...

    Thanks Eric for posting the various documents pertaining to the Vallejo race. Mike Dvorak of Sail Tactics is predicting "decent" winds for the both Sat and Sun. I'm really looking forward to the race.
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    Thanks for the great photos Eric. I appreciate...

    Thanks for the great photos Eric. I appreciate you covering the event.

    Andy got it about right. The weather was moderate at the start, very puffy around Yellow Bluff and the north tower of the...
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    YRA Spring Series Starts This Saturday

    The first race in the YRA Spring series is coming up this Saturday. The first race of the series is a little jaunt out to Bonita, except for the Santana 22s who will race a set of bay courses.

    I...
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    Yes, Dave's presentation starts at 7:00pm. The...

    Yes, Dave's presentation starts at 7:00pm. The Encinal will have a buffet dinner available for those interested in dinner, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
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    YRA Presents An Evening with Dave Perry

    The YRA is hosting an evening with Dave Perry, an expert on sailing racing rules. We hope you'll join us Wednesday, March 18th, 7:00 pm at the Encinal Yacht Club for this special event.

    Dave is...
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    A signup form is now available for the SAS...

    A signup form is now available for the SAS seminar on March 1 at the Encinal YC. This is a 4 hour seminar and I believe completing the 4 hours seminar will fulfill the OYRA SAS requirement. Andy...
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    There's still openings for the 8 hour SAS session...

    There's still openings for the 8 hour SAS session at the Encinal. You can sign up here:
    https://pacificcup.org/16/event/ussailing-certified-safety-sea
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