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November and Midwinter Regatta Preview

New Midwinter Series

The beer-can racing scene is wrapped up for the fall, and our thoughts turn to midwinter racing. Northern California sailors have a plethora of options from which to choose this year.

New to the midwinters calendar this year are the Yacht Racing Association’s Shorthanded Sunday Series for doublehanders, starting and finishing at Golden Gate Yacht Club on the San Francisco Cityfront, and Spinnaker Sailing of Redwood City’s Winter One Design Series. The latter will begin on November 7, and the former on November 21. Ten Merit 25s have registered for the Redwood City series in two divisions: Spinnaker and Jib and Mainsail.

The Usual Suspects

The new series above will join the usual suspects that start in November, including (in alphabetical order):

Racers in SYC’s Chili Midwinters beat to the weather mark in a race last year.
© 2021 Niki Scioli

November Is for Turkeys

Turkey-themed regattas in November include:

TYC racers sail past San Quentin
Warm, sunny weather, light wind, scenic views of Marin County — must be TYC’s Wild Turkey Race.
© 2021 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

More Stand-Alone Regattas

Among other regattas in November are:

The Vanguard 15 Invitational, hosted by Bay View Boat Club on November 6. Fleet 53.

Richmond YC’s Amazing Grace Cheney Cup for women skippers on November 7.

The Big Sail, Cal vs. Stanford on the Cityfront at St. Francis YC on Tuesday, November 16.

We’ll have many more listed for your sailing pleasure in Calendar in the November issue of Latitude 38, coming out on Monday, November 1.

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