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YRA Westpoint Regatta Runs to Redwood City

On Saturday, July 16, 32 boats in the Yacht Racing Association’s Westpoint Regatta made a run to Redwood City. The race started east of Treasure Island, rounded Harding Rock as a windward mark, sailed past the west face of Alcatraz, under two bridges and on to a finish east of Redwood City. From there, boats either turned and burned for home or proceeded along to the party, this year at Westpoint Harbor instead of at Sequoia Yacht Club as in the past.

Some Favorite Photos

duck at Treasure Island
In the first stretch of the first leg, crews sought relief from the flood current behind Treasure Island.
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2 Wyliecats and an Olson at Alcatraz
Most boats went to Angel Island next, but a few chose the cone of Alcatraz instead. This is Dan Doud’s Wyliecat 30 Polecat and Galan Rhett Smith Jr.’s Olson 30 Flying Fish.
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Nuckelavee at Bay Bridge
The brisk breeze in the Slot died at the Bay Bridge. Mark Kennedy and crew on the Melges 32 Nuckelavee went up with the jib and dropped the spinnaker. The flood carried the fleet through the light patch.
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Islander 36 Highlighter
The Highlighter crew must have tried to drop the kite. Something did not go according to plan.
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Saoirse at the San Mateo Bridge
Russell Huebschle’s Tripp 41 Saoirse approaches the San Mateo Bridge.
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Erik Jessen’s Bavaria 40 Imagination crosses the finish line to win PHRF 4. Sequoia YC provided the 54-ft trawler Stillwater as the finish line boat.
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Look for our report and a half dozen more photos in Racing Sheet in the August issue of Latitude 38. In the meantime, find results on Jibeset. Thank you to Brian and Jeannie Vaughn for hosting us aboard their 53-ft motoryacht-turned-photoboat, Sea Renity.

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