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Jessica Cup this Weekend

One of the great annual sailing spectacles on San Francisco Bay is the Master Mariners Regatta, held every Memorial Day weekend. But it’s certainly not the only event on MMBA’s calendar, and it’s not the only chance to see classic yachts in action. There is also the Jessica Cup held in the fall – this weekend to be exact. While not quite as large or steeped in history as the ‘main event’ (which traces its roots back to the mid-1800s), the Jessica Cup – aka the ‘Mini Mariners’ – has this year attracted a field of 28 boats for two days of competition and a no-host crew/friends dinner Saturday night. Racing will take place in the main Bay off the hosting St. Francis YC.

Brigadoon and a competitor round Blossom Rock at the Master Mariners Regatta.

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So if you’re out sailing this weekend, swing by and check out racing the way it used to look before they invented fiberglass and aluminum. But, as with all racing, please stay well clear (and preferably downwind) of the action.

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