Sailing in a Nor'easterly
It only happens in the winter, and that's part of the fun. Setting a spinnaker to head toward the Golden Gate is an unusual experience for many San Francisco Bay racers, but it was all part of a pretty idyllic first weekend of the Corinthian Yacht Club Midwinters.
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Asian Tour and Cape 2 Rio
Two days ago, Francis Joyon and his crew of four set off from Hong Kong to tackle Giovanni Soldini and Maserati’s record time of 36 days and change for the ‘Tea Route’ record from Hong Kong to London.
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2020 Sailing Calendar

And YRA Master Schedule

The complete Northern California racing guide including currents, courses, contacts and PHRF application. Pick up your copy from a local distributor, read it online, or download the PDF.

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Magazine Features: January 2020

Season Champions, Part III

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This third installment of our annual Season Champs series shines the spotlight onto the divisions of the Singlehanded Sailing Society, Bay Area Multihull Association, Yacht Racing Association and even the Master Mariners Benevolent Association.

Homeschool Daze the Routine to Raise Cruising Kids

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I should have been giddy with excitement the day we untied our dock lines and set sail to embark on our cruising life, but instead I was being smothered by my biggest fears: losing someone overboard and bombing at homeschooling.

Bill and Melinda Erkelens — Living and Working the Sailing Dream

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Twenty-five years later, the jury is still out as to whether five pounds of candy (a large bag of Costco Halloween candy, to be precise) and chocolate espresso beans were the secret weapon that swept Bill and Melinda Erkelens across the Pacific to victory on their first doublehanded Pacific Cup.

Year in Preview

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As we bid farewell to the 20-teens, we find that our 2020 dance cards are filling up fast with plenty of regattas and events to keep us busy on waters near and far. (Some of these events even conclude with actual post-sail dancing!)

MAX EBB: Back to the Future, Again

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In 1990, Max and Lee time traveled 20 years into the future, to a dystopian 2010 in which only sailors with corporate sponsorship could race YRA, and the new and very popular high-speed powerboat racing circuit had right of way over the few remaining amateur sailing events.

The Racing Sheet

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December 7's GGYC Seaweed Soup, EYC Jack Frost and SDYC Hot Rum Series provided contrast. Both Cal and Stanford won the Big Sail, we glimpse the Transpac through the lens of an onboard reporter, and we take a peek at the Leukemia Cup Fantasy Sail. Race Notes draws 2019 to a close.