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Entering Drake's Bay, parting waves of sooty shearwaters. Hundreds of them. ©2015

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Drake's Bay Race
The OYRA/SSS Drake's Bay Race on August 22-23 was exhausting, slow, and exciting. I was a very tired old sailor by the time I arrived home. The sailing was slow, but… Read on…

Drake's Bay Race Wildlife
The Gulf of the Farallones is alive with sea life of various sorts and they put on a show for us while we were sailing and while we were anchored in Drake's Bay. It continued even when… Read on…

ZYC Singlehanded Challenge
This was a truly fun day on the water, with a great group of singlehanders, none of whom took themselves too seriously for… Read on…

Franks Tract Regatta Photo Gallery

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…

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Coming Up

Labor Day Weekend regattas include the Windjammers from San Francisco to Santa Cruz on Friday and Jazz Cup from San Francisco Bay to Benicia YC on Saturday. Regattas on Saturday and Sunday include the Labor Day Regatta for Mercurys at Stillwater YC in Pebble Beach; Humboldt YC's Redwood Regatta at Big Lagoon in Humboldt County; and the Vanguard 15 Nationals at Treasure Island Sailing Center. Santa Rosa Sailing Club's Labor Day Regatta on Tomales Bay will be held on Saturday through Monday.

Corinthian YC in Tiburon will host the Folkboat International Regatta on September 6-11.

Island YC's Northern California Women's Sailing Seminar will be held on September 19-20. The fee of $250 covers two full days including Saturday workshops, continental breakfasts, lunches, a raffle ticket, binder with class handouts, a goodie bag, and Sunday sailing.

The YRA Season Closer, coming up on September 26-27, offers two days of racing, with Saturday's race heading out the Gate before ending back in front of the Corinthian Yacht Club where a live band will be playing. A special buffet is planned and the bar will not let anyone go thirsty. Sunday gives you a chance to get in some racing in the Central Bay.

Zachery Anderson of Motorcycle Irene writes in to alert us to the Express 27 Nationals coming up on October 9-11, hosted by Corinthian YC. "There is also a class clinic on September 12," he said.

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