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March madness has begun with three races in two days on San Francisco Bay. The weekend wind forecast looked dire, and sure enough Saturday dawned to perfect kayak weather… Read on…
Sail a Small Boat Day
Redwood Cup #4
Berkeley Champion of Champions
Latitude 38's Spring Crew List Party will be held at Golden Gate YC on March 13, preceded by an in-the-water liferaft training class by Sal's Inflatable Services. Call Sal for info at (510) 522-1824.
Laserpalooza III is coming Alameda Community Sailing Center on March 15. It's free! Call Ryan at (510) 421-2914 or Nick at (415) 601-7483 for info. The following day, March 16, Richmond YC provides the venue for Pacific Offshore Academy prep seminar #4. See www.pacificcup.org.
Bob Naber of BAMA writes, "OYC, BAMA, SSS and IYC recognized that we have four weekends in a row of doublehanded races (scheduling logistics forced the situation), so we decided collectively to make a series out of them co-sponsored by all four clubs.
On Sunday, March 16, at RYC, the final prep seminar for the Pacific Cup will be preceded by a free Spectra Watermaker Seminar. See www.pacificcup.org for complete details and to sign up.
Friends of Zarko Draganic are invited to a memorial service on March 23 for the Bay Area sailor who passed away on March 6 at the age of 47. See www.forevermissed.com/zarko for details and for more about Zarko. You can read his obituary in Scuttlebutt.
Flipping forward in the pages of our calendar, we see that the Great Vallejo Race, 'always' held on the first weekend in May, will instead be moved to the last weekend in April. It seems that May 3-4 coincides with a minus tide, and the City of Vallejo isn't handing out any dredging permits this year. YRA's Spring #1 will shift from April 26 to May 3, as does the SSS Round the Rocks Race.
Lucie Mewes, co-chair of the Singlehanded TransPac race to Hawaii, writes, "The General, Ken Roper, slid under the January 31 regular entry price and registered for the Singlehanded TransPac this week. This will be his 13th Belt Buckle when he arrives in Hanalei Bay, Kauai. The 2014 Singlehanded TransPac starts June 28 at Corinthian YC, Tiburon, and celebrates arrivals at The Tree each day beginning around July 11. It isn't too late for interested sailors to enter. Go to www.sfbaysss.org and select the TransPac page." Registration closes on May 1.