“It’s so great to have some racing going on at the St Francis again!” says photographer Chris Ray, a member and volunteer at St. Francis Yacht Club. Racing shut down at the Cityfront club in March 2020 and resumed on April 22, 2021, with Thursday Night Kites (Johnny Heineken is leading the series after three races), followed by an Intraclub pursuit race on April 24 (John Buestad’s Knarr Alinea topped the 20-boat fleet). Then, on April 28, the club’s Wednesday Evening Series began, with racing for three fleets.
The Wednesday Evening Series continues each week through August 25. StFYC followed up on May 1-2 with a US Match Race Qualifier, also sailed in the club’s J/22s.
Next up for the club is the Elvstrom Zellerbach for invited one-design dinghy classes. See www.stfyc.com for more info about racing and other goings-on at StFYC.