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The Midwinters Begin

As Farr as the eye can see – Wicked and Racer X struggle to make wakes during yesterday’s SYC Midwinters. latitude/LaDonna
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Bay Area racers were out in full force this weekend competing (or at least trying to) in several midwinters – Golden Gate YC (abandoned due to no wind), Sausalito YC, South Bay YRA and Berkeley YC‘s Chowder Series – as well as Island YC‘s Jack and Jill +1. More »

The 90-Foot Beast

It’s official – the AC90 Rule has been published and the future looks bright for the 33rd America’s Cup. Briefly, the rule says AC boats will be 90 feet in length overall with a draft of 6.5 m (21.3 feet) and a displacement of 23 tons. More »

The Great Pumpkin

Even though the winds were less than thrilling this weekend, racers in the Great Pumpkin report a fantastic time. © Peter Lyons The winds were less than ‘great’ this weekend for Richmond YC’s Great Pumpkin Regatta. More »

Pindar Open 60 Dismasted

Brian Thompson’s Pindar 60 was dismasted in mild conditions last night on its way to La Havre, France, for the start of the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabré. The race, which starts in just eight days, runs non-stop from France to Brazil. More »

Free Pelican Rides

The folks at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, dedicated to teaching sailing and seamanship skills, as well as keeping maritime traditions alive, are offering free rides on Pelicans at Aquatic Park tomorrow from 10 a.m. More »

Mini Transat

And they’re off! Leg 1, from France to Portugal, is 1,100 miles while Leg 2, from Portugal to Brazil is 3,100 miles. © 2007 Pierrick Garenne / Grand-Pavois The 89 entrants in the 16th Transat 6.5 Charente-Maritime/Bahia de Madère – a.k.a. More »
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Here Come the Sailing Judges

The St. Francis YC is sponsoring a US Sailing Judges Workshop Seminar and Exam this weekend. The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the racing rules, including racers and race committee personnel. More »

The Tall Ships are Coming

The American Sail Training Association (ASTA) has announced that the 2008 Tall Ships Challenge, slated for the North American West Coast, will add San Francisco as a port of call from July 23 – 28, 2008. More »

Record Tally for Leukemia Cup

Smiles abound onboard J/120 Desdemona, who took second in their division, during the most successful Leukemia Cup to date. © David Dibble Of the 46 Leukemia Cups held in the United States this year, the San Francisco YC’s was the most successful, raising a whopping $296,400 on September 28-29. More »