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Have a Hobie Monday
June 18, 2012
As a prequel to what could be a long week, the Hobie North Americans started racing today out of Sausalito with two classes. The venerable Hobie 16s and the stocky 20s had a handful of wind with shifty puffs up to 25 knots.With the gusty conditions, the two crash boats that had been assigned clean-up duty were very busy helping right downed cats all day. It seemed like a third of the fleet were sideways at one time or another. Most of the competitors could right themselves, but with the strong flood and strong wind some were swept downstream and had to be assisted before ending up somewhere in Richmond.
Sausalito Yacht Club will be running the races all this week, and the boats will be based out of Dunphy Park next to the Sausalito Cruising Club.
If this weather holds up, the racers will be plenty tired by Friday. We plan to have a full report on the regatta after Friday's final races. If you are in Sausalito in the evening this week, stop by the park and visit the camp and the weary competitors.