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Wednesday Is Hump Day and StFYC Wednesday Night Woodies

Spring sailing has been spectacular. Sailing at all this year is a big step up from this time last year. There’s also been some intense breeze, intense fog, and many brilliant, crisp blue evenings. The St. Francis Yacht Club Wednesday Night Woodies has seen it all. Sean Svendsen mentioned they’d actually done the almost-never thing and canceled two Wednesday evening races because of too much breeze! We stopped by the waterfront last Wednesday, and it was about as perfect as the Bay can dish up. Nice breeze, flat water and perfect evening light.

Theresa Brandner
Staff Commodore Theresa Brandner’s Knarr Adelante got the inside track on the first weather leg.
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It’s already Wednesday again and it looks set to be another perfect (don’t jinx it) evening. If you can never get enough of elegant white triangles against a bright green (fading fast) backdrop, the riprap by the St. Francis YC is a great place to find a comfortable rock, pull out the telephoto lens, and enjoy the show. It will be ebbing this evening so the winners will be trying to get close to shore and close to you.

Trimmed and set for the duel, this Folkboat is ready to go.
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Wednesday night Woodies
They spread out fast, but the backdrop couldn’t be better.
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Kiting isn’t for everyone. These Folkboats, Valkyrja and Faith, continue to attract avid fans as a lone kiter passes outside.
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Top mark
Yes, they spread out on the weather leg, but all the Knarrs compress as they round the top mark.
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It was so clear that the masts at Marina Bay in Richmond seemed right next door.
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A touch of glass. It is the Wednesday Night Woodies, but you’d hate to leave the fiberglass ashore on a night like tonight. The club J/22s (which will be pressed into service for this weekend’s upcoming Lipton Cup) get to play on Wednesdays too.
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Despite the opportunity to now eat and drink indoors, with the weather willing we can’t think of a better place for some hors d’oeuvres and a drink ‘on the rocks.’ If the evening is warm, open the white; if it’s chilly, open the red.

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