Just Missed the Cut Our editorial dealdine fello over the inal weekend of the month, so we did miss some of the biggies at the end. But don't, fret, we'll get to them next month. In the meantime, here are a few notes about them: The YRA's Party Circuit wrapped up Septemeb 24-25 with the YRA Season Closer. Hosted by Corinthian YC, Saturday's 21-miler around Red Rock and Alcatraz drew 59 boats in 15 divisions for a sunny, moderate day on the water. Sunday's 12-mile "Crazy Eights" choose-your -own-direction pursuit race drew 45 boats for a 12-mile romp through some unseasonable drizzle. It wasn't surprising to see that perennial contenders Gerry Brown on his Farr 38 Mintaka 4 and Gordie Nash and Ruth
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Emma Creighton is on her way to Madeira, Portugal as of this writing aboard her proto Mini 'Pocket Rocket' in the Mini Transat race.
Suzuki on their modernized Santana 27 Arcadia top the podium with David Britt's Benteau 10R Split Water close
behind. The Catalina 34s were racing their SF Cup over the weekend out of Golden Gate YC but the results for that have yet to go up. The Folkboats wrapped up their Internationals at Corinthian YC on the September 24, with Dane Per Buch winning on a countback after tying with the Bay's Eric Kaiser. American sailors took seven of the top-10 spots in the 18-boat fleet. If you're up in the Gold Country, you may want to think about this if you need to find ways to occupy your kids' time next summer: "Summer youth programs have been part of the Gold Country YC schedule for several seasons," wriets Dudley Gaman of the Gold Country YC. "This year they're being taken over this year by our newly certified sailing instructors, Stewart Nielsen and Janis Johnson who donated their time to teach a new generation of sailors absolutely
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