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"Don't look back!" C420s are among the classes sailing in BAYS regattas. ©2012 norcalsailing.com
BAYS on the Bay
June 17, 2012
Saturday started out as a lovely, light air day for the young sailors in the second regatta of the Bay Area Youth Sailing (BAYS) summer season. Hosted by Richmond YC, fleets of Optis, C420s, Laser Radials, CFJs and 29ers raced out in the breeze and chop in the Southampton racing area, while the Opti Green fleet (mostly very young children) sailed in the protected waters close to shore of Richmond's Potrero Reach. Richmond YC hosted the weekend-long event.
By mid-afternoon on Saturday, the wind had piped up to about 18 knots. The kids brought their boats in to RYC, pulled them out of the water, derigged them, and tucked them out of the away to await another day of racing on Sunday. "Today was great, better breeze and more races for the kids," commented Dan Brandt Youth Sailing Director at RYC. Preliminary results are here.
The series continues on July 14-15 at San Francisco YC. See www.bayarea-youthsailing.com for more information. The next event for Bay Area Opti sailors is the Opti Heavy Weather Clinic on June 20-21 at St. Francis YC.