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Northern California

The latest cancellation to drop into our inbox is the Master Mariners Regatta. “With so many competitive boats in the fleet, it is with heavy hearts the Board has decided to cancel the Regatta, Sponsors Lunch and Awards Dinner for 2020,” announced the MMBA board. “We plan to hold the events in 2021 on their usual dates.” MMBA runs the Master Mariners Regatta, a Bay Tour for classic boats, on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend with help from St. Francis, Sausalito and Encinal Yacht Clubs.

Sequestor with spinnaker flying
The List family sails Sequestor in the 2019 Master Mariners Regatta.
© 2020 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John

We had originally planned to open sign-ups for Latitude 38’s Delta Doo Dah Dozen cruising rally yesterday, but we are holding off for now while we get our ducks in a row. Stockton Sailing Club is the destination for the Delta Ditch Run, an official event on the Delta Doo Dah itinerary, on June 6. The club says: “All Stockton Sailing Club social and regatta events, including the Delta Ditch Run, are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” We’ll keep you updated on developments.

Normally, the beer can racing season would be rolling along about now. “With the shelter-in-place directive continuing for the imminent future, the Corinthian Yacht Club has decided to postpone the Friday Night Race spring series until further notice,” writes Marcus Canestra, CYC Race Council chair. Something similar could be said for the rest of the beer cans on the menu.

Richmond YC‘s Wednesday night races were supposed to start on April 1. In lieu of actual sailing, the club organized a virtual gathering via Zoom. The image of the boat sailing is from a previous year.
© 2020 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

Southern California

On the plus side, the Transpacific Yacht Club opened registration yesterday for the 2021 Transpac from Los Angeles to Honolulu. The first wave of starters will depart on July 13, 2021.

The World at Large

World Sailing has canceled the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Final. Enoshima, Japan was to have hosted the event on June 14-21. Enoshima is also the locale for sailing in the Tokyo Olympic Games, rescheduled for summer 2021. In mid-March, World Sailing canceled an earlier Hempel World Cup Series regatta, scheduled for April 14-19, 2020, in Genoa, Italy.

While you’re waiting for the green light for sailing events to start back up, check out these self-isolation hacks from Amory Ross. He’s the onboard reporter for 11th Hour Racing.

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