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Weekend Sightings

Saturday Sightings

El Toro in front of Terminal 1
The two old objects in this photo are not like each other. Richmond’s decaying 1915-vintage Terminal 1 wharf has long been abandoned. By contrast, wooden El Toro #2163 sports beautiful brightwork, and a new young sailor is finding joy at her helm.
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

The weekend of December 8-9 was a chilly one on San Francisco Bay, but a northeasterly provided some fine sailing in the East Bay for racers, daysailors and junior students alike. Saturday was the sunny day, and the forecast for 8-10 knots out of the NNE was spot-on.

Mr. Magoo with Santa hats
The crew of Mr. Magoo, racing in the RegattaPRO Winter One Design series on Saturday, kitted themselves and their J/120 in holiday style.
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris
cat-rig boat
This pretty catboat, seen exiting Richmond on Saturday morning, was sporting a Fourth-of-July-in-December look.
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris
Davy Jones with lighted Opti
Half Moon Bay Yacht Club’s Davy Jones (aka Kelly Pike) wished visitors happy holidays at the Pillar Point Harbor Lighted Boat Festival on Saturday night.
© 2018 Kara Hugglestone / Sail Couture

Sunday Summary

Sunday clouded up and the temps felt colder, but the forecasters who predicted no breeze were incorrect. Instead, the wind speed and direction repeated the previous day’s. Berkeley Yacht Club hosted Midwinter races on both days. Though breeze took a bit longer to fill on Sunday, the race committee made do with a mere 15-minute postponement to set the marks and get the divisions started.

Crew of Dianne
“Happiness is being in front of Motorcycle Irene,” writes Steve Katzman, skipper of the Express 27 Dianne. Elton Cassels and Will Anderson are the crew pictured.
© 2018 Ben Han

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