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Safe Sailing in Sausalito on Super Bowl Sunday
Yes, we did race on Super Bowl Sunday. The fourth Sausalito Yacht Club Chili Midwinter competed with the Super Bowl on February 6. Everyone felt safe with Coast Guard Cutter and two inflatables in Richardson Bay, complete with… Read on…

Three Bridge Fiasco Gallery

Ready for the Three Bridge Fiasco
SSS Race Chair Allen Cooper called the 367-boat race the largest in America. "No one has challenged that yet, so it must be true." Read on…

Corinthian Midwinters Gallery

Berkeley Midwinters Gallery

Berkeley Midwinters
Since wind gods require much discussion among themselves before actually changing wind direction, there were quite a few holes for the racers to suffer… Read on…

Sausalito Chili Midwinters
Sausalito Yacht Club's Sunday Chili Midwinter race attracted 21 boats whose crews challenged the rainy weather forecasts to… Read on…

Berkeley Midwinters Photo Gallery

Wind or Current?
The battle for the soup bowl continued on Saturday in the 45th edition of Golden Gate Yacht Club's Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta in what could best be described as a wind prognosticator's nightmare…
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You’ve sailed to Hanalei Bay. If you like your boat, you want to bring it back to the Mainland. Do you pay someone to do this for you? Do you persuade a good friend to join you? Do you ship it home, at serious expense, upon a freighter? Decisions! Decisions! Jim Quanci was the overall winner of the Singlehanded Transpacific Race in 2012. He arrived in Hanalei Bay on Green Buffalo with an elapsed time of 13:05:07:00. Afterward he sailed his Cal 40 home. Sailing downwind to Hawaii is one thing. Sailing back is a whole different experience. This Wednesday evening Jim will give his world-famous talk about The Return Trip. Yes, there is a time conflict between the seminar and the awards for the Three Bridge Fiasco. So come early to collect your T-shirts, and if you and your boat scored a first place, be prepared to tell a story. Then stay to listen to Jim give his talk if you would like. Oakland Yacht Club in Alameda will host beginning at 1900 hours this Wednesday, February 10. See www.sfbaysss.org.

Berkeley YC runs Chowder Races (like Friday night beer cans, except on Sunday afternoons) most Sundays through March. The exception is on BYC Midwinters weekends. The Corinthian Midwinters finish up on February 20-21. For more midwinters, see Latitude 38's Calendar.

Sail a Small Boat Day, hosted by Richmond YC, will offer free boat rides (and free hot dogs!) to the public on Saturday, March 5, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. It's a once-a-year chance to try out a big variety of small watercraft on San Francisco Bay. Bring a wetsuit and PFD if you have them, or wear something warm and bring a change of clothes in case you get wet!

The third annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, originally scheduled for January 15-18 at Pier 48 and McCovey Cove, and then postponed to April 29-May 1, has been canceled.

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