Ten yacht clubs raced 10 matched J/22s in a three-day challenge to win some heavy silver Friday through Saturday. Friday's windy race on heavy ebb-chop took the four-person teams, with women at the helm, from St. Francis Yacht Club, which provided the boats, to event co-host Richmond Yacht Club.
In late April, about 10 sailboats on the Oakland Estuary were destroyed as part of a state-funded, Bay Area-wide program to remove marine debris. It was the City of Oakland's second cleanup operation over a roughly six-month period.
On May 4-5, sailors in the greater Bay Area region had to make a choice. Would they sail in the 120th (no, that's not a typo) Great Vallejo Race? Or would they instead go to San Francisco, by land or water, to watch the pros rip around the Cityfront at 40+ knots in the first SailGP event to be held there?
I'm not big on crossword puzzles. But at my age I need some sort of mental exercise to fend off age-related dementia, so after considering many options, I settled on my preferred brain-stimulating activity: Tutoring calculus at my local public high school.