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YRA Awards Party This Sunday

“It’s time for prize-giving for skippers and crew who sailed their boats well in a fairly windy year. The year started out with a bang — 33 knots of breeze with gusts into the high 30s for the first YRA Summer Series race,” reports Laura Muñoz, executive director of the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay. “The second Summer Series race was almost as breezy, and so the summer went for many of the races both offshore and on the Bay.”

Summer racing on San Francisco Bay is not for the faint of heart, as this Express 37 demonstrates during the Westpoint Regatta on June 30.
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“The YRA would like to honor the skippers and crew who sailed their boats well, from the beautiful woodies to the new boats sailing their first races this year. Join us for an afternoon of award presentations for the committed and skilled set of skippers and crew who sailed their boats through the summer and did well in their divisions.”

Drake's Bay Race start
Not all YRA races this year were windy. This is the start of the foggy, light-air Drake’s Bay Race on August 18.
© 2018 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

In recent years, this celebration was held on a Tuesday night. To avoid rush hour traffic and the lead-up to Thanksgiving, the YRA decided to try a Sunday afternoon instead. “The awards ceremony will be held at Berkeley Yacht Club on November 18, at 1-3 p.m. RSVP here:”

Latitude 38 publisher John Arndt will serve as master of ceremonies. Racing editor Christine Weaver will bring her trusty camera.

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