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New Blackaller Buoy Ready for Action

Early on Tuesday morning, Ron Young texted Latitude to alert us to the placing of the new Blackaller buoy in its spot east of the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. “Scott Easom just called to say that the guy with the big government boat needed to place the buoy can only be at StFYC today at 10:30 a.m.,” wrote Ron.

US ACE boat placing the buoy
The crew aboard the “big government boat,” the US Army Corps of Engineers’ John A. B. Dillard Jr., places the bright yellow cylinder in its appointed location.
© 2022 Denis Marriott

So the new, larger YRA Mark #16 is now on station and should be much more visible to racers approaching it from down the Cityfront or across San Francisco Bay.

GPS coordinates
The GPS coordinates for YRA Mark #16.
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Bruce Stone, Ron Young, Scott Easom, Lisa Williams with buoy
Bruce Stone, Ron Young, Scott Easom and Tom Blackaller’s daughter, Lisa Williams, accompanied the new buoy to its station.
© 2022 Denis Marriott


  1. Greg Clausen 2 years ago

    That’s great, no more “I think it’s more to the left?” CYC races coming up too.

  2. milly Biller 2 years ago

    I wish I could have been there ! I have a long, family history with the Blackaller family in Inverness .

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