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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
Beer Can Racing in the Tropics (of SF Bay)
One Way to Half Moon Bay — and Back
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.