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Berkeley Midwinters Between the Rains
It was a weekend BTR (Between the Rains) on November 11-12. Berkeley Yacht Club ran the first of their four Midwinter races. BTR often means light and I-don’t-know-which-way-to-go winds, and that was the case on…

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Jr. Waterhouse Stays in the Bay
Facing a morning flood, an afternoon ebb, and a very light offshore wind forecast, the Richmond Yacht Club race committee opted to keep boats inside to give them a reasonable chance to finish the race. Read on…

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SSS LongPac
While world renowned professional sailors set off from Los Angeles to Honolulu on this year’s Transpac Race seeking glory and unbelievable speed, a much more modest and eclectic fleet of boats sailed by merely mortal sailors departed the Golden Gate Yacht Club on their quest for local glory and a few words in the Northern California sailing press… Read on…

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Coming Up

Many Midwinter Series begin in November. Check out a comprehensive list here: www.latitude38.com/calendar.html#Midwinters.

South Beach Yacht Club's Island Fever Series starts this coming Saturday. Races will be held the third Saturday of each month through March. "We will have the option to run two races each day to maximize the winter breezes in the South Bay waters," writes regatta chair Linda Ratterman.

The popular Corinthian Midwinters will be held on January 20-21 and February 17-18. "It's Homecoming at Corinthian Yacht Club," according to http://race.cyc.org/midwin. "Come on back to 'Old School' Midwinter racing. On the tricky waters of San Francisco Bay, with Winter's winds proving as challenging as Sophomore year Algebra, the race does not always to the swiftest, no, but often to the cleverest." Word. Sign up by December 27 for a $20 discount. New School: two special divisions. "TwentySomething: LOA of 20-ft to <30-ft, NCPHRF of between 81 to 150; SA_DW/D ratio of >=51, D/WL ratio <=124. And SportBoat30: LOA of 28-ft to 38-ft, NCPHRF rating of between 9 and 81, SA_DW/D ratio >=61, a D/WL ratio <=121, that carry a bow-sprit."

The first seminar for the 2018 Singlehanded TransPac will be held at Island YC in Alameda on Wednesday, November 15, starting at 19:30. The start date for the Singlehanded TransPac has been shifted from Friday, June 22, to Saturday, June 23, at Corinthian YC in Tiburon.

Hot tips for 2018… From Stockton Sailing Club: The next Delta Ditch Run will be held on June 2, 2018. And from South Beach YC: The next Jazz Cup will be held on September 1, 2018.

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