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Two Moore 24s and a J/124 make the best of very little breeze in last year's Three Bridge Fiasco, in which only one boat out of more than 336 starters finished. ©2015 norcalsailing.com

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An Evil Little Game
"Which way are you going?" she asked. His answer was calm but predictable and confirmed the confusion in the room. "I have no idea, but…" Read on…

Corinthian Midwinters Photo Gallery

Patience or Stubbornness?
Whatever it’s called as practiced by the Berkeley Yacht Club Race Committee, it allowed BYC to complete a race each day of the third weekend of the… Read on…

Small Boat Midwinters #2
The second Sunday of the Richmond Yacht Club Small Boat Midwinters saw steel-gray sunshine and bipolar wind conditions for the three courses set out in the Richmond Riviera. Read on…

Berkeley Yacht Club Midwinters
Since we know that California needs the rain but racers prefer the sun, special arrangements were made to produce rain on Friday before the weekend and Monday after the weekend. Wind, however, was… Read on…

Stirring the Seaweed Soup Pot
The haphephobia began soon after the starts on a building ebb and a light easterly breezethat sent the fleets off to a windward mark by Fort Mason. As the lead faster boats picked their way along the piers to… Read on…

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Coming Up

Three Bridge Fiasco is this Saturday. Entries are now closed. Three hundred sixty-eight boats, 11 more than last year, signed up for this doublehanded or singlehanded pursuit race. See www.sfbaysss.org.

Encinal YC in Alameda will host an all-day US Sailing One-Day Race Management Seminar this Saturday. The cost will be $35. For more info, email or sign up online at US Sailing.

Clubs with midwinter races on Sunday this weekend include Sausalito YC, Richmond YC, and Oakland YC.

On February 17 and 18 Kame Richards will be giving his Tides on San Francisco Bay talk at the Bay Model in Sausalito beginning at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $15, cash at the door only. You'll need to RSVP, as these seminars fill up. Call Jim Tantillo at (707) 759-2045 or to reserve your spot.

The next Sail a Small Boat Day is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, at Richmond YC, featuring free boat rides in a variety of dinghies and other small sailboats plus a free hot dog lunch.

The first starts of the 2016 Pacific Cup will be on Monday, July 11. In 2015, seminars designed to help racers prepare and qualify for this transpacific race include a Safety at Sea Seminar at Encinal YC on May 17 and two Pacific Offshore Academy Seminars to be held at Richmond YC on Saturday, June 13, and Saturday, October 17. If you're interested in doing the 2016 Pacific Cup Race, go to https://pacificcup.org/2016 now and sign up to start receiving pre-race information.

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