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Sailors Escaping the Haze

It’s possible, but not easy. Like everyone in the Bay Area, local sailors are seeking escape from the smoky air blanketing Northern California. Fortunately, sailing helps. Friday’s fresh-air and fun seekers did their best to sail through the haze, as they closed out the Friday night summer beer can series. Like most events this year, the usual April start was postponed until May, and then, with updated protocols, the series started tentatively at the end of June. In the end, CYC was able to get 69 boats signed up, with a typical attendance of 35 to 45 boats for nine races in the series. It was much better than another Zoom cocktail party.

CYC Starting Area
The CYC starting area has been busy every Friday since the end of June.
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The air is better
While the air is better out there it’s not perfect. But at least you’re sailing.
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Sabre Spirit Serenade
This is a common view for too many racers who compete against Hank Easom on Serenade.
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Grey but fresh
The air was gray but fresh for this J/105 sailing out toward the Gate.
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Clear air
Despite ‘clear’ air, masks are required. The J/105 Fast Friends heading home.
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Ranger 33 Liquid Asset
One door closes, another opens. Liquid Asset heads for the Friday night finish. What’s next?
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The rest of the weekend provided an additional escape for sailors across the Bay. Do you have some photos you want to share from your weekend of sailing? Send them to [email protected] and let us know your fall racing, cruising or fresh-air-seeking sailing plans.


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