By Christine Weaver | December 10, 2018 | San Francisco Bay Area | 0
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.
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.
If you're looking to challenge yourself in the Etchells class there's no better place to be this winter than the four-race Biscayne Bay Series in Florida. Jim Cunningham traveled east for the first regatta and took second place behind 2017 world champion Steve Benjamin.
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