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The art deco building of San Francisco's Maritime Museum, framed by spinnakers at the Knox buoy, was clearly visible all the way across the Bay on Friday night. ©2012 norcalsailing.com
Corinthian Friday Night Race
August 20, 2012
Believe it or not fall is creeping up on us like yellow on the poplar trees. During last Friday's Corinthian Yacht Club beer can race the light had a slight fall look to it. The fall semester has already begun in some school districts. And a soft, fall-like wind made the race a pleasant affair with no worries about getting too wet and cold.
Twenty-nine boats showed up on the start line right in front of the stately clubhouse. In good beer can fashion, the fleets were a mixed group from sportboats to the ubiquitous Cal 20. Five Melges 20s were sent off first with a longer course to give them a practice race for the weekend's Melges Race Week, hosted by the neighboring San Francisco YC.
In the soft glow of the setting sun, the boats finished before dark, and just at the end the fog started rolling in the Gate reminding that although fall is coming summer is still with us for one more month.
This series only has two more races left. See http://cyc.org/racing.