Richmond YC Dinghy Midwinters

January 10 - Richmond Riviera

Richmond YC has not yet provided us with results from Sunday's small boat midwinter race, but Lester Gee did send us the finishers from the El Toro fleets.

Lester reports that the winds were light and shifty, so the El Toros were only able to get off three races, with no throwouts. "Fortunately, the weather was warm and dry, at least making for a pleasant day for the Race Committee." This was the second scheduled race of the four-race series, but last month's race was cancelled due to high winds.

El Toro Seniors (11 Starters): 1. Gordie Nash, 6 pts; 2. Fred Paxton, 7 pts; 3. John Amen, 8 pts. El Toro Juniors (21 Starters): 1. Sean Kelly. 12 pts; 2. Claire Dennis, 13 pts; 3. David Liebenberg, 14 pts.

The El Toro Juniors outnumbered their elders.

Results for the other fleets should be available eventually at

A trio of 505s planing into the mark at reckless speeds

A 29er rounding a looming leeward mark.

Bytes and CFJs sailed inside the breakwater.

Gordie and John racing hell-for-leather
in El Toro Seniors

The ubiquitous white-bandanned Jon Stewart was launched in his Wylie Wabbit.

This Thistle was sailing with the
bigger boats outside the breakwater.

All Photos Latitude/Rob


January 10 - The Pacific Ocean and Cyberspace

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Weather Updates

January 10 - Pacific Ocean

San Francisco Bay Weather

To see what the winds are like on the Bay and just outside the Gate right now, check out The National Weather Service site for San Francisco Bay is

California Coast Weather

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Pacific Winds and Pressure

The University of Hawaii Dept. of Meteorology page posts a daily map of the NE Pacific Ocean barometric pressure and winds.

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