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Secrets of the Farallones

Island Yacht Club in Alameda will host the Singlehanded Farallones awards meeting on Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. But the meeting is not just for the racers who rounded the islands on May 14, as a guest speaker will reveal the ‘Secrets of the Farallon Islands’.

A batch of solo racers escapes the confines of San Francisco Bay, bound for the Farallon Islands, on May 14.

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Russ Bradley, senior scientist and Farallon program manager, will tell all. Bradley has spent more than 1,500 nights on the islands and is an expert on predators (seabirds, marine mammals, white sharks) as well as the islands’ terrestrial ecosystem (land birds, insects, salamanders, plants). "Please come and enjoy Russ’s presentation, bring your questions and/or share your Farallon experiences and learn about the Farallon Patrol," says the commodore of the Singlehanded Sailing Society, Al Germain.

Conditions on race day were mellow at the islands, as seen from the deck of Ralph Morganstern’s Dehler Opti 34 Geodesic III.

© Ralph Morganstern

The event is free and open to everyone. IYC is located behind Svendsen’s Boat Works in the Alameda Marina. For more about the Singlehanded Farallones Race, see Racing Sheet in the June issue of Latitude 38, which will be published a week from today on May 27.

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