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Berkeley Yacht Club Midwinters
Forty-two boats (about 77%) of the fleet came out to play on the Saturday of a three-day weekend. (Do we surmise that the remaining 23% were skiing? Hmmmm. We do know that one missing contestant didn’t go skiing, because instead he was stuck… Read on…
With the New Year's holiday past us, it's time to look forward to Valentine's Day on February 14, and our annual Sailing Valentines feature. If you're a sailing couple and would like to participate this year, let us know by the end of January and we'll send you some questions to help you tell your tale, and possibly inspire some of the loney hearts out there. Read past Sailing Valentines stories here: 2016 | 2014 | 2013 part 1 | 2013 part 2 | 2012 | 2011.
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Entry is open for the Three Bridge Fiasco on January 28. The skippers meeting is scheduled for Wednseday, January 25, at Oakland YC in Alameda. "Start the 2017 race season big! Enter and race in the largest sailboat race is the United States, The Three Bridge Fiasco!" writes the Singlehanded Sailing Society. See www.jibeset.net. The NOR/Standing Sailing Instructions have been posted for a while; the Three Bridge SIs are up now too. Which way will you go?
Some of the races that were canceled on the stormy weekend of January 7-8 will be made up in February. Tiburon Yacht Club canceled January 7's Race 1 of the Mott Midwinters until the February 4 race date. "We'll attempt to run both Races 1 and 2 then. Still only $30 for all three races (single race for $15) and registration is open until just before Race 3 on March 4," writes TYC's Cam Tuttle. Island YC plans to run two races in their Island Days Series on February 12. Latitude 38 keeps a long list of Midwinter Series here: www.latitude38.com/calendar.html#Midwinters.
The next event in the Corinthian Yacht Club Speaker Series will be on Thursday March 2 when Jim Staley, author of Come In, Swanee Leader, will show photos with a narrative of his time aboard a USS LST 561 during the Korean War. These events are free and open to the public, but the club would appreciate an RVSP to (415) 435-4771.