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Sausalito J/105 Regatta
Racers enjoyed a brisk westerly wind, which, along with a healthy flood current on the Alcatraz Shoal, created fast… Read on…
The Pacific Cup awards ceremony will be held on July 29 in Kaneohe.
"Point Bonita is calling your name," writes the YRA, "and the 2nd Half Opener will take you there. Get ready to head out under the Golden Gate, round Point Bonita and then head back to Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda for a great finish in front of the clubhouse followed by beers on the docks and great food, drinks and music on the lawn!" Divisions are offered for one design classes, PHRF divisions, sportboats, multihulls, non-spinnaker boats, and shorthanded crews. The race weekend is July 30-31, and entries close on July 28.
The 2016 Dinghy Delta Ditch is scheduled for August 6. Instead of sailing around the buoys, this race sails 30 miles through the Delta, from Rio Vista to Lake Washington Sailing Club in West Sacramento. Pre-register before July 30 to avoid the $15 late fee. For details, see www.lwsailing.org.
Island YC's annual Northern California Women's Sailing Seminar is all about women teaching women how to sail. Top-notch women sailors from all along the Pacific Coast volunteer their expertise to provide instruction in workshops in the classroom and on the water. Local sponsors donate items for the seminar's lunchtime and cocktail hour raffle on Saturday. Participants select from a variety of 'tracks', ranging from Beginner through Advanced. There are workshops for Spinnaker and Racing, and opportunities to customize schedules for specialized subjects such as multihull sailing, weather, troubleshooting and fixing engine problems. Women often return year after year to advance their skills. On Sunday, participants choose between a real sailboat race on the flat water of the Oakland Estuary or a cruise on San Francisco Bay. Participants enrolled in two-day tracks continue their practice sessions on the Bay. The discounted 'early-bird' registration fee, until September 2, is $250 for both days, and includes continental breakfasts, lunches, no-host cocktail party, one raffle ticket, class materials in a binder, WSS visor and a bag filled with goodies from sponsors. If space is available after September 2, registration fees increase to $275 for both days.