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Making an impact — An action-packed moment at the starting line of the final Jack Frost midwinter race last month. The boat on the left was judged to be in the wrong, and both boats retired immediately. Inset: amazingly, the visible damage was fairly small and no one was injured. The moral of the story is to be cautious out there, especially as the Bay gets more crowded during the summer and conditions get more challenging. It's a dangerous world, so take care!

thian YC at 7 p.m. on April 25 to hear an insider's perspective on the America's Cup. CYC will host Tom Whidden, CEO of North Marine Group and an eight-time AC veteran, discussing the evolution of technology in the race for the Auld Mug.

Unlike most talks in the CYC series, this one's free. RSVP online at www.cyc. org/speakers. Sale boats of the month: Several race boats have been switching hands lately. See if you can spot a theme.

Leading off, Jon Perkins has added another Knarr, Larkin, to the Perkins brothers' flotilla. . . . Jim and Jen Vickers are the new owners of Joyride, a J/109 formerly raced on Lake Tahoe as Ice Nine. Jim, a physicist in the semiconductor industry, didn't intend to race the boat in its first year, but then signed up for the Three Bridge Fiasco, where he finished third in the doublehanded non-spinnaker division. He's now signed up for the Singlehanded Sailing Society and HDA seasons. "My non-racing plan is going to hell!" he laughs. . . . Marin architect and San Francisco YC member Onne Broek will take delivery of a new Beneteau 10R later this month. It's Broek's first boat, but the former delivery skipper has raced J/105s on the Bay for years. "I was looking for

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• April, 2007

For Prospective Members Sunday, May30th 6 Sunday April 9am-Noon

We’ll be providing complementary Mimosas, yummy Muffins and a tour of our facilities in exchange for an opportunity to show you why OYC is known as - The Friendliest Club on the Bay! After the tour, please stay for our lavish brunch buffet, available for $9.50. $8.50. You won’t find a better buy on the Estuary. If you think you might attend, we’d appreciate a call to the office: 510-522-6868 or an email to our Manager:

Oakland Yacht Club Pacific Marina (Foot of Triumph) Alameda, Ca See you at the Boat Shows! Strictly Sail Pacific booth #363 and Pacific Power Boat Expo booth #108

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Latitude 38 April 2007  

The April 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 April 2007  

The April 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.