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Bob Walden (in the back) and Lori Tewksbury, third from right, met while crewing on the Farr 36 Petard, seen here at Rolex Big Boat Series. Photo Courtesy Lori Tewksbury
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Welcome, lovers and sailors, to our annual (mostly) feature about that part of the Venn diagram where the two overlap. This year's feature is in two parts. Enjoy!

The Master Mariners Benevolent Association has shared that Staff Commodore Patty Henderson passed away suddenly on the first weekend of February. A Celebration of Life will be held at Point San Pablo Yacht Club on Saturday, February 18, 1500-1700 hours.
"Please come and share your fond memories of Patty with her family and friends. Food will be provided – feel free to bring additional snacks to share. Guest docks will be available for rafting by those coming by boat (please let the PSPYC harbormaster know you are coming)."

Richmond YC Small Boat Midwinters Photo Gallery

"The 3-ton hoist in the East Lot is now up and running," writes Paul Houtz, the harbormaster at Alameda Marina. "It has been tested and certified by KoneCrane so please feel free to use it. Since we do not yet have email addresses for all trailered sailboat tenants in the marina, I would very much appreciate your helping me get the word out by telling your fellow boaters the good news!"

Three Bridge Fiasco Photo Gallery

Corinthian Midwinters Photo Gallery

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…

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Coming Up

The next event in the Corinthian Yacht Club Speaker Series will be on Thursday March 2, 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.

The Pacific Cup Yacht Club has posted the official Notice of Race and registration is open for the 2018 Pacific Cup. Next year will mark the 20th running of the race from San Francisco to Kaneohe on Oahu.

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