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Drake's Bay Race
The OYRA/SSS Drake's Bay Race on August 22-23 was exhausting, slow, and exciting. I was a very tired old sailor by the time I arrived home. The sailing was slow, but… Read on…

Drake's Bay Race Wildlife
The Gulf of the Farallones is alive with sea life of various sorts and they put on a show for us while we were sailing and while we were anchored in Drake's Bay. It continued even when… Read on…

ZYC Singlehanded Challenge
This was a truly fun day on the water, with a great group of singlehanders, none of whom took themselves too seriously for… Read on…

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OYRA Duxbury-Lightship
This year's OYRA DuxShip Race was nearly picture perfect. The race started out with a nice westerly wind coupled with a light ebb to flush… Read on…

Farewell to Tom Baffico
We're sorry to report on the death of a second local sailor in as many weeks. Read on…

The Westpoint Regatta: the Fun Race to Sequoia YC
We heard the Star Spangled Banner coming from AT&T Park in the marina Saturday morning on race day and it was like our regatta was the big league sporting event. Read on…

Farewell to Gary Sadamori
Bay Area sailor Gary Sadamori passed away from heart failure on July 12 at home in San Francisco. Read on…

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Coming Up

Take the Tiller offers women the opportunity to skipper a Cal 20 at Pillar Point Harbor on August 29. Space is limited; register before July 25 for $99, or $119 until August 22. The workshop will be run by Half Moon Bay YC.

Island YC's Northern California Women's Sailing Seminar will be held on September 19-20. Register by August 31 to take advantage of the fee of $225, which covers two full days including Saturday workshops, continental breakfasts, lunches, a raffle ticket, binder with class handouts, a goodie bag, and Sunday sailing. If space is available after August 31, the registration fee will go up to $250 for both days.

Zachery Anderson of Motorcycle Irene writes in to alert us to the Express 27 Nationals coming up on October 9-11, hosted by Corinthian YC. "There is also a class clinic on September 12," he said.

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