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The rest of the nation is looking forward to an overload of football to go with the overload of food this long weekend. But did you know you could be watching exciting yacht racing instead? The Bay Area's Genny Tulloch anchors updates on the Volvo Ocean Racing site. The U.S. even has a team in the game, Alvimedica. And, with the all-female crew of SCA in the mix, it's not dudes-only. As the seven-boat fleet makes its way from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi, you can catch up with all the action at www.volvooceanrace.com/en/video/31137_Inside-Track-Leg-2-Episode-5.html.

We're taking a little break this week for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Ronstan Bridge to Bridge
While the racing is taking back stage to the holiday season, we're getting caught up on some projects from earlier in the year. This one is a video of the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge for Aussie 18s, kiteboarders, windsurfers, and more held this summer on a rough, windy day.

Our 2015 Wall Calendars are ready to order. They make great gifts, but be sure to order one for your own home or office. Is your boat in there?

Berkeley Yacht Club Midwinters
It was a tale of opposites for the first weekend of the Berkeley Midwinters – one day warm and sunny with a light breeze and the next day cold and foggy with a big… Read on…

Great Pumpkin Sunday Photo Gallery

Great Pumpkin Saturday Photo Gallery

Farr 40 Worlds Photo Gallery

South Bay Championship
There were three delays until the first warning horn sounded. Given the light winds, taking advantage of the continuing ebb current was an important strategy in… Read on…

BYC Oktoberfest/YRA Champs
It almost didn’t happen. There was so little breeze for such a long period of time… Read on…

SSS Vallejo 1-2
Saturday morning offered promise for last weekend’s SSS Vallejo 1-2 Race. Halyards were clanking, Windexes were pointing, and the morning’s dew had already dried by 8:00 when I… Read on…

Two for the Ladies
South Beach Yacht Club's Red Bra Regatta, an all-women race, was scheduled to start at 1300 hours. The race committee postponed the start, and the wind died while the ebb built… Read on…

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Coming Up

The racing calendar is pretty thin on Thanksgiving Weekend. Tiburon YC to the rescue! Their Wild Turkey Race is on Friday. And there's also a Chowder race at Berkeley YC.

On Thursday, December 4, 5:00-9:00 p.m., we're hosting a Nautical Holiday Shopping Party a la Française in San Francisco. It's free! Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine while checking out one-of-a-kind, stylish bags and more made in Lorient, France, from sails with a story. Door prizes include a Legend bag designed by 727sailbags. If you'd like to be invited, just let us know and we'll send you the details.

The dates for the next Pacific Cup have been announced. The Pacific Cup Yacht Club has chosen Monday, July 11, 2016, as the first start day of the 2016 Pacific Cup Race. In 2015, seminars designed to help racers prepare and qualify for this transpacific race include a Safety at Sea Seminar at Encinal YC on May 17 and two Pacific Offshore Academy Seminars to be held at Richmond YC on Saturday, June 13, and Saturday, October 17, 2015. If you're interested in doing the 2016 Pacific Cup Race, go to https://pacificcup.org/2016 now and sign up to start receiving pre-race information.

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