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Divison 1 start at the Berkeley Midwinters on Sunday, December 10. A brisk, though fickle, easterly got the boats moving, following a 1+ hour postponement. More to come. ©2017

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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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Many Midwinter Series begin in November. Check out a comprehensive list here:

The second in a series of seminars leading up to the 2018 Singlehanded TransPacific Yacht Race from San Francisco Bay to Hanalei Bay will be held on Wednesday, December 13, at Island Yacht Club in Alameda at 19:30. All are welcome. The topics will be power and communications. Can't make it in person? Register for the webinar at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The popular Corinthian Midwinters will be held on January 20-21 and February 17-18. "It's Homecoming at Corinthian Yacht Club," according to "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 start date for the Singlehanded TransPac has been shifted from Friday, June 22, to Saturday, June 23, at Corinthian YC in Tiburon. More 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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