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Sailing in the Shorthanded Division, Rune Storesund's C&C 35 MkIII Mesmerize flew an asymmetrical spinnaker on a beam reach in the second leg of the OYRA Duxship Race. ©2015

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OYRA Duxbury-Lightship
This year's OYRA DuxShip Race was nearly picture perfect. The race started out with a nice westerly wind coupled with a light ebb to flush… Read on…

Farewell to Tom Baffico
We're sorry to report on the death of a second local sailor in as many weeks. Read on…

The Westpoint Regatta: the Fun Race to Sequoia YC
We heard the Star Spangled Banner coming from AT&T Park in the marina Saturday morning on race day and it was like our regatta was the big league sporting event. Read on…

Farewell to Gary Sadamori
Bay Area sailor Gary Sadamori passed away from heart failure on July 12 at home in San Francisco. Read on…

Beer Can Racing in the Tropics (of SF Bay)
Every Wednesday night is sacred to the crews of thirty or so boats that enjoy racing in the 75-degree waters of the South Bay. Despite rumors of keel grabbing mud monsters below the San Mateo Bridge…
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Moseley Regatta
The weather forecast was perfect, and all the signs were good for a great regatta.
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LongPac Start Photo Gallery

One Way to Half Moon Bay — and Back
I've sailed dozens of these races over the years and usually they're a run with the prevailing wind coming out of the northwest, pushing boats down the coast with colorful spinnakers blossoming. Every few years it's different; this year's OYRA race was one of those. Read on…

The End of Spring in Sausalito
The 2015 Sausalito Yacht Club Spring Sunset Series ended on Tuesday with a delightful romp from Pt. Knox to… Read on…

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Coming Up

St. Francis YC will host the largest kite foil race in the country: the U.S. stop of the Kite Foil Gold Cup Tour. From July 30 through August 2, up to 80 kiters will race on incredibly fast foiling boards, reaching record speeds of 30-35 knots. This regatta will determine the U.S. Youth Kiting Champion, the coverage will include live GPS tracking and high-quality video coverage, and event proceeds will benefit SF BayKeeper, which combats pollution on the Bay. Competitors will launch from the beach at Crissy Field, allowing for ideal viewing conditions.

The YRA's 2nd Half Opener is coming up next weekend. Saturday's race heads out the Golden Gate to Point Bonita, then runs back down the Bay to finish right in front of Encinal YC in the Alameda Estuary. It's a short walk from your boat to the lawn for great food, drinks and live music. Sunday offers short course windward/leeward racing in the South Bay.

Take the Tiller offers women the opportunity to skipper a Cal 20 at Pillar Point Harbor on August 29. Space is limited; register before July 25 for $99, or $119 until August 22. The workshop will be run by Half Moon Bay YC.

Island YC's Northern California Women's Sailing Seminar will be held on September 19-20. Register by August 31 to take advantage of the fee of $225, which covers two full days including Saturday workshops, continental breakfasts, lunches, a raffle ticket, binder with class handouts, a goodie bag, and Sunday sailing. If space is available after August 31, the registration fee will go up to $250 for both days.

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