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Welcome to the YRA YRA Entry Instructions YRA Entry Form PHRF Application 2011 Season Champions YRA Contact Information Sponsoring Clubs Yacht Club Alphabet Soup Additional Associations PHRF Committee Sailors of the Month ODCA Fleets and Contacts Sunrise/Sunset Times Latitude 38 Contact Information Caribbean Circuit Beer Can Racing America’s Cup Midwinter Series Shorthanded Circuit Fleet Schedules Women’s Circuit Equipment Requirements YRA Racing Areas South Bay Marks Central Bay Marks North Bay Marks Racing Rules YRA Party Circuit YRA Notices of Race Pacific Ocean Events Race Signal Flags Monthly Calendar Pages Yachting Youth: Junior Programs Lake Circuit College Sailing Weekend Currents SF Bay Current Charts VHF Radio Channel Uses Advertisers Index/Alpha Index

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THE YRA WELCOMES YOU TO THE 2012 RACING SEASON Welcome to the YRA’s 2012 Racing Season! As always, we’ve got racing opportunities for everyone, whether you sail a multihull, a classic woody or a one design boat, sail on the ocean or under PHRF in the Bay. For 2012, the YRA Racing Season offers four different racing options. There is the Party Circuit, which includes our three marquee weekend regattas as well as the Summer Sailstice race. The YRA Series is a six-race, four-day series with one race each month starting in June and running through September. OYRA offers nine ocean races and includes a “Pac Cup Prep Series” this year. The Wooden Boat Series has a full schedule of Bay racing for Bears, Birds, IODs, Folkboats and Knarrs. You can find out more information on the different racing series right here in this publication and on the YRA website, www.yra.org. We encourage everyone to get a YRA membership and sign up to race. Your membership support and participation in the YRA helps us to do everything we do. And we do a lot! Besides offering great racing, the YRA administers the local PHRF. More than 700 boats received certificates in 2011 through the YRA, which makes us one of the most active sailing areas in the country. We also serve as the local liaison to the U.S. Coast Guard, handle the coordinating and processing of over 950 marine events, maintain racing buoys, and host the US Sailing Area G Appeals Committee, just to name a few of things that keep us busy. In all we do, the YRA acts as an advocate for sailing on the Bay. As always, we want to thank the YRA member Yacht Clubs and their Race Committees who are sponsoring this year’s YRA races. We couldn’t do it without you and your support. We know each YRA skipper and crew thanks you as well. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all the latest YRA news. You can find us on Twitter at YRAofSFBay and on Facebook at the YRA of SF Bay page! Get those entries in, get your boats and crews prepared, and get out to the start line for every race you’re scheduled to sail. Fair winds to all, Gerry Brown, YRA Chairman of the Board Laura Paul-Muñoz, YRA Executive Director Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay 1070 Marina Village Pkwy., #202-G Alameda, CA 94501 Phone (415) 771-9500 • Fax (415) 276-2378 info@yra.org • www.yra.org Gerry Brown Page 6 •

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SIGN UP FOR THE 2012 RACING SEASON Welcome to YRA Racing, the best racing value on the bay!

Thank you for participating in the YRA! We offer a choice for racing both on the Bay and on the local ocean! SERIES INFORMATION The YRA Party Circuit •

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Includes the 3 marquee YRA Weekend Regattas plus the 1 day Summer Sailstice Regatta. Weekend regattas are The Great nd Vallejo Race, the YRA 2 Half Opener, and the YRA Season Closer. The three weekend regattas features 2 days of racing and a party at the host club Saturday night. Each race is a stand-alone regatta. There are 6 Divisions available for each Regatta: PHRF, Sportboat, One-Design, Double/Singlehanded, Non-Spinnaker & Multihull. Divisions ma y b e split into multiple fleets to ensure competitive racing.

The YRA Series • • • • •

In the Bay racing for boats with a current NCPHRF rating certificate (HDA) or for One-Design classes (ODCA). The series consists of 6 races- YRA 1 (1 race) YRA 2 (2 races) YRA 3 (one race) YRA 4 (2 races). HDA Divisions are determine d by grouping similarly rated boats. YRA Series Racers are invited to race in the Crewed Lightship 1 race for an additional $5.00. Additional OYRA equipment requireme nts must be met. See http://www.yra.org/OYRA/ocean_safety.html. One-Design starts are available for any fleet that signs up for the ODCA season, or, gets at least 5 boats to sign up for a single race day. If you are not sure if your One-Design fleet is a current ODCA fleet, or would like to sign your fleet up for ODCA, please contact the YRA office at (415) 771-9500 or info@yra.org.

OYRA (Offshore Yacht Racing Association) • • •

In 2012, ther e are 9 ocean races ranging from 25 to 60+ nautical. OYRA racer s are invited to race in the Vallejo race for an additional $5.00 Racers will divided into divisions determined by the OYRA board. Racers can also choose to race in the Short Handed division:

WBRA (Wooden Boat Racing Association •

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The WBRA participates in the US Sailing Golden Anchor program which makes WBRA racers eligible for a discounted US Sailing Membership. US Sailing memberships through the WBRA Golden Anchor program must be purchased online here: http://www1.ussailing.org/membership/MPP/Default.aspx?ycid=112274N Bay racin g for one of the following 5 fleets: o Bird Boats o Bear Boats o Folkboats o IODs o Knarrs

GENERAL INFORMATION

YRA Sailing Instructions are available on the YRA website at www.yra.org. Sailing instructions are normally posted approximate ly 2 weeks prior to each race. If you do not have access to the internet and need to have your race instructions mailed to you, ple ase contact the YRA office at (415) 771-9500 or info@yra.org Entries for a series, or individual regatta, must be received by 5 pm the Monday before the race or a $35 late fee will be applied. No entries wi ll be accepted after 5 pm the Wednesday before a race. A YRA sailing membership and a membership in a YRA member yacht club is required to register a boat for any YRA series. A YRA membership is required to race in any individual YRA Race, but one time racers do not need to belong to a member club. The YRA Offers a discount on all race fees to US Sailing Members. YRA Racers are eligible for a discount on US Sailing Memberships through the Golden Anchor Program. US Sailing Memberships can be purchased online at http://www1.ussailing.org/membership/MPP/Default.aspx?ycid=101132Z. Sailors enteri ng the OYRA Season, or any individual OYRA Race, must submit a signed OYRA Boat/Crew Information and Statement of Compli ance Sheet before each ocean Race. See http://www.yra.org/OYRA/ocean_safety.html for more informati on. Please note that to race in an OYRA Race a 406 EPIRB or 406 PLB is required. Please fill out your entry form completely, sign, date and return it to the YRA office along with your payment. If you need addition al assistance completing this form, please contact the YRA office. You can save time and postage by signing up online! Visit www.yra.org for more information! 2012 YRA Calendar •

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Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay - 2012 Entry Form

1070 Marina Vaillage Suite202-G 202-G 1070 Marina VillagePkwy., Prky, Suite Alameda,CA CA94501 94501 Alameda, Phone:415.771.9500 415.771.9500 Phone: Fax:415.276.2378 415.276.2378 Fax: email: info@yra.org

Name:

Boat Name:

Street:

Boat Model:

City,State,Zip:

Manufacturer:

Yr Built:

Designer:

Yr. Designed:

Evening Phone:

Daytime Phone:

Sail Number:

Email Address:

U.S. Sailing #:

Yacht Club Affiliation:

Marina:

Membership Fees:

YRA Membership:

NCPHRF Fees:

Renewal of 2011 Certificate:

YRA Member #: Berth/Slip #:

$

$45

Required for YRA Racing

$30 for YRA Members/$40 for NON-YRA Members $

New Certificate/Renewal of 2010 or prior Cert.: $45 for YRA Members/$55 for NON YRA Members $ US Sailing Members

Season Racing Fees:

Non US Sailing Members

Fleet

YRA Party Circuit (Vallejo, 2nd Half Opener, Season Closer, Summer Sailstice)

$150

$165

$

YRA Series + Party Circuit (HDA/ODCA, Includes Party Circuit)

$180

$195

$

YRA Series only (HDA/ODCA, no Party Circuit)

$150

$165

$

Offshore Yacht Racing Association (OYRA) Full Season *

$195

$210

$

Wooden Boat Racing Association (WBRA) Season

$150

$165

$

US Sailing Members

Non US Sailing Members

$5

$10

$

OYRA season racers entering Vallejo

$5

$10

$

Vallejo Race Only

$75

$80

$

2nd Half Opener Only

$75

$80

$

Single Race Fees: YRA Spring/Summer Series racers entering Lightship  1

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Fleet

Season Closer Only

$75

$80

$

All other YRA Races (write in race name):

$50

$55

$

Late Fee: No entries are accepted after 5pm the Wednesday before the race Any entry Rec'd after 5pm the Mon before the race

$35

* Participants in an ocean race or ocean series must submit a signed OYRA Boat/Crew Information and Statement of Compliace Sheet before each ocean Race. See http://www.yra.org/OYRA/ocean_safety.html

$ TOTAL____________

In consideration of being admitted to sailing membership in the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay (YRA), I agree to abide by "The Racing Rules of Sailing" and the Sailing Instructions of the YRA and the regatta sponsors. I warrant that I will maintain compliance with the YRA Minimum Equipment requirements. To the fullest extent permitted by law, I hereby waive any rights I may have to sue the YRA with respect to personal injury or property damage suffered by myself or my crew as a result of our participation in the YRA and hereby release the YRA and it's race organizers from any liability for such injury or damage.. I further warrant that I have not relied upon any of the above entities or individuals in preparing my yacht for racing. Signed: _____________________________________________Date: _____________________ Make check payable to YRA. To pay by MasterCard or Visa please provide card info below, including billing street address and zip code Card Number:______________________________________ Exp Date:__________ CVV #__________ Name on Card:_________________________ Card Holder's Signature:_______________________________________________

Billing Address:_______________________________________________

Office use only C.C.

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Check Number ___________

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Amount PD_____________

DATE Received in office_____________________________


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PHRF RATING APPLICATION 2012

1070 Marina Village Pkwy, Ste 202-G, Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: (415) 771-9500 E-mail: PHRF@yra.org Fax: 415-276-2378

THIS FORM IS FOR BOATS NOT PREVIOUSLY RATED OR BOATS WHICH DID NOT HAVE A 2012 CERTIFICATE. The NCPHRFCommittee has no responsibility for the seaworthiness or safety of yachts rated, but cites US SAILING Fundamental Rule 4, "It shall be the sole responsibility of each yacht to decide whether or not to start or to continue to race" .

Name:

Boat Name:

Street:

Boat Model:

City,State,Zip:

Manufacturer:

Yr Built:

Designer:

Yr. Designed:

Evening Phone:

Daytime Phone:

Sail Number:

Email Address:

U.S. Sailing #:

Yacht Club Affiliation:

Marina:

YRA Member #: Berth/Slip #:

Please refer to the NCPHRF Rules and Guidelines for assistance in successfully completing this application

Do you want an ODR (One Design Rating)?

What is the source of the information provided?

YES NO N/A

Measurement Certificate

Sales Brochure

Class Rules

Circle all that apply.

Sailmaker

Designer

Own Measurement

Please provide accurate drawings or pictures showing side and end views of your boat from deck to bottom of keel and attach to this application. Where possible, give measurements in feet and decimals. Foretriangle I:

Main

Largest Headsail:

%J

ISP:

JSP:

If yes, complete the following:

E: If yes, complete the following:

MGT:

Mizzen

Standing Rigging Material:

SLE:

SSMG:

How far aft can you articulate your spinnaker tack?

ASMG:

SSF:

PY:

Sprit Length:

SLU:

SL:

MGM:

Mast Material:

Yes/No

Yes/No

MGU:

Type of Rig:

Asymmetric/Cruising Spinnaker

Symmetric Spinnaker

P

J:

ASF:

SPL:

Fixed @ 0 deg or: Degrees

EY:

Hull

Displacement

Keel

Length Overall:

Total:

lbs

Waterline length:

Ballast:

lbs

Maximum Beam:

Ballast Material:

Maximum Draft:

# of Trapezes/Hiking Straps:

Fixed, Moveable or Keel/Centerboard?

Engine

Propeller

Inboard, Outboard or None?

# of Blades (2 or 3)?

Fixed, Folding or Feathering?

Is any of your ballast moveable? This is a:

Unmodified Class Boat

Modifications

Modified Class Boat Non Class (Custom) Boat see Rules and Guidelines Part 1, II, E : Describe modifications/Comments/Moveable Ballast/Trapeze or Hiking Straps below:

The NCPHRF rating certificate is a contract between you, the NCPHRF Committee, and your competitors. You and your competitors expect this form to be accurate and that the reported characteristics will be maintained while racing. Failure to advise the NCPHRF Committee in writing of ANY modification to your boat which will alter its sailing performance may be grounds for protest and disqualification of the yacht. Your rating is valid through December 31 of the year issued. I certify that the above information is accurate and correct, that I have read the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PHRF RULES AND GUIDELINES, and concur with, and agree to sail by those terms and conditions.

Signature of owner

Date:

Rating Fees: $45 for YRA members, $55 for non-YRA members, $90 including YRA Membership, $60 for out-of-area (outside USS AREA G) boats. Make check payable to YRA. To pay by MasterCard or VISA please provide card information below, including billing street address and zip code Card Number:__________________________________________

Exp Date:________ CVV #_______ Name on Card:_________________________

Card Holder's Signature:_______________________________________________

Billing Address:__________________________________________

Office use only PHRF Rating: ________ C.C. Check # ___________ Amount PD___________ Date Rec'd in office_________________________ 2012 YRA Calendar •

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CONGRATULATIONS 2011 SEASON WINNERS These are the folks to beat in 2012!

YRA-HDA

YRA-WBRA

HDA G: Ahi, Santana 35, Andy Newell, BYC

Bear: Kodiak, Peter Miller, MMBA

HDA Sportboats: JetStream, JS9000, Dan Alvarez, SSS

Bird: Robin, Cissy Kirrane, SYC

HDA D, SF 30: Shameless, Schumacher 30, George Ellison, BYC

IOD: La Paloma, James Hennefer, StFYC

HDA K: Surprise, Islander Bahama, Frederick Kamp, OYC

YRA-ODCA Alerion Express 28: Ditzy, Ralf Morgan, RYC Express 37: Golden Moon, Express 37, Bill Bridges & Kame Richards, EYC Islander 36: Windwalker, Greg Gilliom & Richard Schoenhair, SSS Santana 22: Santa Maria, Chris Giovacchini, CYC

SSS Singlehanded: Ragtime!, J/92, Bob Johnston, SSS Doublehanded: Max, Ultimate 24, Bryan Wade, SSS

Folkboat: Windansea, David Wilson, BYC Knarr: Lykken, Robert Fisher, SFYC

YRA-OYRA OYRA PHRO1A: Criminal Mischief, Reichel Pugh 45, Chip Megeath, CYC OYRA PHRO1A Daylight Series: Criminal Mischief, Reichel Pugh 45, Chip Megeath, CYC OYRA PHRO1: Always Friday, Antrim 27, John Liebenberg, RYC OYRA PHRO1 Daylight Series: Always Friday, Antrim 27, John Liebenberg, RYC OYRA PHRO2: Can O’ Whoopass, Cal 20, Richard vonEhrenkrook, SFYC OYRA PHRO2 Daylight Series: Split Water, Beneteau 10R, David Britt, RYC OYRA PHRO3: Ahi, Santana 35, Andy Newell, BYC OYRA PHRO3 Daylight Series: Maggie, C&C 37, Dave Douglas, BYC OYRA SHS - Shorthanded: No Ka Oi, Gibsea 42, Phil Mummah, SSS OYRA SHS Daylight Series: Culebra, Olson 34, Paul Nielsen, SSS

Small Boats El Toro Seniors: Art Lange, RYC El Toro Juniors: David Halman, RYC Mercury: Randy Smith, SFYC Vanguard 15: Ken Turnbull/Shannon Ryan, TISC

And More… BAMA: Origami, Corsair F-24, Ross Stein/Bill Pace, BAMA Etchells: Magic, Hank Easom/Bill Barton/Laurence Pulgram, SFYC Express 27: El Raton, Ray Lotto, StFYC J/105: Blackhawk, Scooter Simmons, StFYC J/120: Chance, Barry Lewis, StFYC

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Oakland Yacht Club 2012 Racing Events Sunday Brunch Series Jan 15, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 19, Mar 4 Warning Gun 12:55

Brunch (9am to 1pm) Racing Seminar (10:30) New racers always welcome.

Rites of Spring Saturday, March 24 Singlehanded, Doublehanded and Women's Crews.

Sweet Sixteen

Wednesday Night Series May 2-30 • June 6-20 July 18 & 25 • Aug 1-29 • Sept 5 Warning Gun 18:25

A great way to ease into racing – ideal conditions and protected waters. Light dinner available after the races.

Schreiber Cup Saturday, Sept 22 A fun race/rally around TI for members of the Oakland and Treasure Island YCs.

Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct 6 Celebrate the season with a South Bay course and a party at OYC after the race. Dinner served Fridays and Saturdays Lunch on Wednesdays Brunch on Sundays Guest docks available (please call for reservations) See our website for race details and entry forms www.oaklandyachtclub.com Sail, Motor, or Drive to OYC N37 47.008, W122 15.096 1101 Pacific Marina, Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: (510) 522-6868 Fax: (510) 522-7378 email: race@oaklandyachtclub.com Accepting new member applications. Page 12 •

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YRA CONTACTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD* 2011-2012: Gerry Brown Wk (408) 245-6560, mintaka.4@gmail.com IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN* 2011-2012: Pat Broderick Hm (707) 528-2109, broderic@sonic.net SECRETARY* 2012-2013: Bob Naber Hm (510) 769-0309, k38bob@aol.com TREASURER* 2012-2013: Bobbi Tosse Hm (925) 939-9885, Fax (925) 906-9282, bobbi@jfcbat.com EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Laura Paul-Muñoz Wk (415) 771-9500, Cell (415) 994-4711, Fax (415) 276-2378, info@yra.org *Executive Committee MEMBER AT LARGE 2012-2013: Paul Kamen Hm (510) 540-7968, Fax (510) 540-6324, pk@well.com MEMBER AT LARGE 2012-2013: Charles Hodgkins Hm (510) 865-9045, charles@sailingmischief.com MEMBER AT LARGE 2011-2012: Brock DeLappe Hm (510) 865-2942, brockdelappe@comcast.net MEMBER AT LARGE 2012-2013: Tom Reed Hm (415) 789-1903, dwntsr@aol.com CHARTER ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS HDA: George Ellison Wk (408) 991-9992, gce@andpac.com ODCA: Bill Murphy Hm (510) 525-3161, capnbill@lmi.net OYRA: Andy Newell (408) 391-0963, andy.newell@sbcglobal.net WBRA: Robert Thalman Hm (415) 479-3281, Fax (415) 499-8077, bobthalman@aol.com WBRA, YRA REPRESENTATIVE: Don Wilson Hm (510) 527-1619, windansea@sprintmail.com COMMITTEES BUOYS: Nick Salvador Hm (510) 406-5169, nick.salvador@gmail.com COMPUTER SYSTEM COMMITTEE CHAIR: George Gurrola Hm (510) 843-9417, ggurrola@comcast.net PHRF: (415) 771-9500, phrf@yra.org See page 18 for PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Formula) committee. RACE MANAGEMENT: Bill Gage Hm (415) 456-1130, Fax (415) 460-6200, bgage@savitar.net US SAILING DIRECTOR, AREA G: TBA AREA REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE: John Christman Hm (510) 797-5524, Cell (510) 410-6771, Fax (510) 790-3273, john.christman@jc2tech.com ARO, AREA G: Bill Gage Hm (415) 456-1130, Wk (415) 460-6200, bgage@savitar.net APPEALS COMMITTEE John Christman, Hm (510) 797-5524, Cell (510) 410-6771, Fax (510) 790-3273, john.christman@jc2tech.com Paul Kamen, Hm (510) 540-7968, Fax (510) 540-6324, pk@well.com Tom Roberts, Hm/Wk (415) 898-7802, tensleyrob@aol.com Robert Thalman, Hm (415) 479-3281, Fax (415) 499-8077, bobthalman@aol.com Latitude 38 has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information, but please confirm your schedule with your fleet captain and look in the monthly Latitude 38 Race Calendar or on www.latitude38.com for changes. Due to space limitations, not all information could be included.


C E NTER CON SOLE 22 / 2 5 / 2 8 / 3 0 / 3 5

TARG A 2 8 / 30/33

TA R G A S L 35/38

TA U R A NG A 38/41

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ISLAND YACHT CLUB Located adjacent to Svendsen's Marine in the Alameda Marina 1853 Clement Avenue, Building 14

2012 Racing Schedule 1/8, 2/12, 3/11: Estuary Midwinters Island Days Feb 25:

Sadie Hawkins Woman-Skippered Race on the Estuary, Full Crew

Mar 24:

31st Annual Doublehanded Lightship Proceeds Benefit United Cerebral Palsy

PHOTO BY: JANE BROWN

SPONSORING CLUBS BAY VIEW BOAT CLUB (BYC) • (415) 495-9500 Arjan Bok c/o BVBC, 489 Terry François Street, San Francisco 94158-2108 BERKELEY YACHT CLUB (BYC) • (510) 843-9292 Bobbi Tosse c/o BYC, 1 Seawall Drive, Berkeley 94710 CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB (CYC) • (415) 789-9206 Donal Botkin c/o CYC, 43 Main Street, Tiburon 94920 ENCINAL YACHT CLUB (EYC) • (925) 930-0247 Matthew Dean c/o EYC, 1251 Pacific Marina, Alameda 94501 GOLDEN GATE YACHT CLUB (GGYC) • (415) 346-BOAT Gary Salvo c/o GGYC, 1 Yacht Road, San Francisco 94123 HALF MOON BAY YACHT CLUB (HMBYC) • (650) 728-2120 Steve Smith c/o HMBYC, PO Box 52, El Granada 94018 RICHMOND YACHT CLUB (RYC) • (510) 237-2821 Doug McVae c/o RYC, PO Box 70295, Pt. Richmond 94807 ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB (StFYC) • (415) 563-6363 Robbie Dean c/o StFYC, On the Marina, San Francisco 94123 SAN FRANCISCO YACHT CLUB (SFYC) • (415) 789-5647 Anne McCormack c/o SFYC, PO Box 379, Belvedere 94920 SAN RAFAEL YACHT CLUB (SRYC) • (415) 459-9828 Richard Lockman c/o SRYC, 200 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael 94901 SAUSALITO YACHT CLUB (SYC) • (415) 331-9147 Dave Borton c/o SYC, PO Box 267, Sausalito 94966

Windward action on the Estuary. Apr-Sept: Spring & Summer Island Nights Friday evening beer can racing Apr-Sept: Interclub Races June 2-3: California Invitational Blind Sailing Regatta

SINGLEHANDED SAILING SOCIETY (SSS) • (866) 724-5777 Max Crittenden c/o SSS, PO Box 3334, San Rafael 94912 SOUTH BEACH YACHT CLUB (SBYC) • (650) 302-1187 Nancy DeMauro c/o SBYC, Pier 40 On the Embarcadero, San Francisco 94107 VALLEJO YACHT CLUB (VYC) • (707) 643-1254 Gordon Smith c/o VYC, 485 Mare Island Way, Vallejo 94590

June 30: Silver Eagle Long Distance Race, Classic Course and Shortened Course Oct 6-7:

Northern California Women's Sailing Seminar 'Capture the Power', with flat water Estuary racing on October 7

Nov 4:

Jack & Jill +1 Woman-Skippered Triplehanded Race on the Estuary

Nov '12- Estuary Midwinters Island Days Mar '13: Second Sundays of each month • Sponsor of HDA, OYRA, ODCA races • Member of PICYA

For information, see www.iyc.org

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2012 SUNRISE AND SUNSET As observed from sea level at the Golden Gate Bridge Pacific Standard Time Corrected for Daylight Saving Time RISE SET JANUARY 1..................... 7:25........... 17:01 5..................... 7:26........... 17:05 10..................... 7:26........... 17:10 15..................... 7:24........... 17:18 20..................... 7:22........... 17:20 25..................... 7:20........... 17:25 30..................... 7:16........... 17:31 FEBRUARY 5..................... 7:11........... 17:38 10..................... 7:06........... 17:43 15..................... 7:00........... 17:49 20..................... 6:54........... 17:54 25..................... 6:48........... 17:59 MARCH 5..................... 6:35........... 18:08 10..................... 6:28........... 18:13 15..................... 7:20........... 19:18 20..................... 7:13........... 19:22 25..................... 7:05........... 19:27 30..................... 6:57........... 19:32 APRIL 5..................... 6:48........... 19:37 10..................... 6:41........... 19:42 15..................... 6:34........... 19:46 20..................... 6:27........... 19:51 25..................... 6:21........... 19:55 30..................... 6:15........... 20:00 MAY 5..................... 6:09........... 20:05 10..................... 6:04........... 20:09 15..................... 6:00........... 20:14 20..................... 5:56........... 20:18 25..................... 5:53........... 20:22 30..................... 5:50........... 20:25 JUNE 5..................... 5:48........... 20:29 10..................... 5:47........... 20:32 15..................... 5:47........... 20:34 20..................... 5:48........... 20:35 25..................... 5:49........... 20:36 30..................... 5:51........... 20:36

RISE SET JULY 5..................... 5:54........... 20:35 10..................... 5:57........... 20:34 15..................... 6:00........... 20:31 20..................... 6:04........... 20:28 25..................... 6:08........... 20:24 30..................... 6:12........... 20:20 AUGUST 5..................... 6:17........... 20:14 10..................... 6:22........... 20:08 15..................... 6:26........... 20:02 20..................... 6:30........... 19:55 25..................... 6:35........... 19:49 30..................... 6:39........... 19:41 SEPTEMBER 5..................... 6:44........... 19:32 10..................... 6:48........... 19:25 15..................... 6:52........... 19:17 20..................... 6:57........... 19:09 25..................... 7:01........... 19:01 30..................... 7:05........... 18:54 OCTOBER 5..................... 7:10........... 18:46 10..................... 7:14........... 18:39 15..................... 7:19........... 18:32 20..................... 7:24........... 18:25 25..................... 7:29........... 18:19 30..................... 7:34........... 18:13 NOVEMBER 5..................... 6:40........... 17:06 10..................... 6:46........... 17:02 15..................... 6:51........... 16:58 20..................... 6:56........... 16:55 25..................... 7:01........... 16:53 30..................... 7:06........... 16:51 DECEMBER 5..................... 7:11........... 16:51 10..................... 7:15........... 16:51 15..................... 7:19........... 16:52 20..................... 7:22........... 16:54 25..................... 7:24........... 16:57 30..................... 7:25........... 17:01

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2012 BEER CAN SERIES The 2012 Beer Can Series Schedule follows. Beer can races are great venues for sailors to learn racing skills, try out new crew, bring the family, socialize, and have fun. If your club has a beer can series you’d like to list here next year, please email your schedule and contact information to chris@latitude38.com, or fax it to (415) 383-5816, by November 9, 2012. BALLENA BAY YACHT CLUB Friday Night Grillers: 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/7. Matt Schuessler, (925) 785-2740, race@bbyc.org, www.bbyc.org BAY VIEW BOAT CLUB Monday Night Madness. Spring: 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11, 6/18 (make-up). Fall: 7/23, 8/13, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 9/24 (make-up). Arjan Bok, (415) 310-8592, bayviewracing@sbcglobal.net, www.bayviewboatclub.org BENICIA YACHT CLUB Thursday Nights: 4/5-5/24, 6/7-6/28, 7/12-8/23, 9/6-9/27. Grant Harless, (510) 230-3649, harlessgrant@sbcglobal.net, www.beniciayachtclub.com BERKELEY YACHT CLUB Every Friday Night: 4/6-9/28. Paul Kamen, (510) 540-7968, pk@well.com, www.berkeleyyc.org CAL SAILING CLUB Sunday morning races year-round; Thursday evening races April-October, weather and tides permitting. For members only in Laser Bahia and JY 15 dinghies. Gary Farber and Alistair Boettiger, racing_chair@cal-sailing.com, www.cal-sailing.org CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB Every Friday Night: 4/27-9/7. Michael Moradzadeh, (415) 320-1292, racing@cyc.org, www.cyc.org COYOTE POINT YACHT CLUB Every Wednesday Night: 4/11-10/17. George Suppes, (650) 921-4712, regatta@cpyc.com, www.cpyc.com ENCINAL YACHT CLUB Friday Nights. Spring Twilight Series: 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 6/1, 6/15. Summer Twilight Series: 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/14. Susan Jacquelin, (808) 864-3515, rearcommodore@encinal.org, www.encinal.org continued on page 26 Page 24 •

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GOLDEN GATE YACHT CLUB Friday Nights: 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24. Gary Salvo, (916) 215-4566, gsalvo@pacbell.net, www.ggyc.com

ISLAND YACHT CLUB Friday Nights. Spring Island Nights: 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/8, 6/22. Summer Island Nights: 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 9/7, 9/21. John New, (510) 521-2980, iycracing@yahoo.com, www.iyc.org LAKE TAHOE WINDJAMMERS YACHT CLUB Wednesday Nights: 6/6-late Sept. Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, will.anderson@sbcglobal.net, www.tahoewindjammers.com LAKE WASHINGTON SAILING CLUB Every Thursday Night: May-August. www.lwsailing.org LAKE YOSEMITE SAILING ASSOCIATION Every Thursday Night: 5/10-8/23. Tom Cooke, tcookeatty1@yahoo.com, www.lakeyosemitesailing.org MONTEREY PENINSULA YACHT CLUB Sunset Series. Every Wednesday Night: 3/21-10/3. Garth Hobson, (831) 915-7020, turbogarth@hotmail.com, www.mpyc.org OAKLAND YACHT CLUB Sweet 16 Series. Every Wednesday Night: 5/2-6/20 & 7/18-9/5. John Tuma, (510) 366-1476, j_tuma@comcast.net, www.oaklandyachtclub.com

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ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB Beer Can Series, Every Wednesday Night: 5/2-6/27 & 8/1-8/29. Kiteboarding Series, Thursday Nights: 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30, 9/13. Windsurfing Series, Friday Nights: 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31, 9/14. Robbie Dean, (415) 563-6363, racemgr@stfyc.com, www.stfyc.com SANTA CRUZ YACHT CLUB Wet Wednesdays, every Wednesday Night: 3/14-10/31. Corinthian Sailing, every Friday Night: 5/4-8/24. (831) 425-0690, scyc@scyc.org, www.scyc.org SAUSALITO YACHT CLUB Tuesday Nights. Spring Sunset Series: 5/1, 5/15, 5/29, 6/12, 6/26. Summer Sunset Series: 7/24, 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18. Dave Borton, (415) 302-7084, race@sausalitoyachtclub.org, www.sausalitoyachtclub.org SEQUOIA YACHT CLUB Every Wednesday Night: 4/11-10/10. John Graves, (408) 306-1408, jagraves@yahoo.com, www.sequoiayc.org

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AMERICA’S CUP The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in sports, and come 2013 it will have a new venue — San Francisco Bay. While very much a work in progress, the 34th America’s Cup is already in full swing, with racing in the America’s Cup World Series already begun. Below are some key dates to keep in mind, plus a few of the frequently asked questions about the Cup. A more complete version of the FAQs, as well as all of Latitude 38’s Cuprelated articles from ‘Lectronic Latitude, are available on the Latitude 38 website at www.latitude38.com/features/ac34.html. When is the America’s Cup? The Louis Vuitton Cup — the series of races that determines which challenger gets the right to meet defender Oracle Racing in the America’s Cup match — will run from July 13 to September 1, 2013. The America’s Cup itself will run from from September 7 to September 22, 2013.

What are the specs on the AC 72s and who is building them? The AC 72s will be 72-ft long catamarans that are 45 feet wide, carrying wing masts that are 130 feet tall. The minimum weight is 6.5 tons. The hulls and beams are required to be built in the country of the challenging yacht club, but everything else can be built anywhere. On a reach, the boats could tickle 40 knots of boatspeed; upwind, their VMG will be in the 14- to 15-knot range. When will the AC 72s be launched? Originally, the first America’s Cup World Series event on San Francisco Bay in August of next year was to mark the debut of the AC 72s, but that has changed, and now the 72s and their 11-man crews won’t come into play until the Louis Vuitton Cup.

The America’s Cup World Series is a series of regattas sailed in one design AC 45 catamarans, that leads up to the main event in August 2013. Events have already been held in Cascais, Portugal, Plymouth, England, and San Diego, California. In 2012, there will be five AC World Series Events. The first will be in Naples, Italy, on April 7-15. The second will be in Venice, Italy, May 12-20. The third will be in Newport, Rhode Island, from June 23 to July 1. The fourth and fifth will be on San Francisco Bay August 11-19 and August 27 to September 2 respectively. After that the series returns to Italy: in Venice April 13-21, 2013, and Naples May 11-19, 2013. What kind of boats will the Cup be sailed in? The 34th America’s Cup will be sailed in 72-ft catamarans called AC 72s.

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How many teams will there be? Eight teams are currently signed up for the America’s Cup World Series, in addition to the defender Oracle Racing, although it is expected that only four will make it to the point of building an AC 72. 2012 YRA Calendar •

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2012 MIDWINTER SERIES If your organization has a midwinter series you’d like included here next year, email your schedule and contact information to chris@latitude38.com, or fax it to (415) 383-5816, by November 10, 2012.

Small Boat Winter Series: 1/28, 2/25, 3/24. Chris Golian, (510) 522-3272, cegolian@gmail.com www.encinal.org

BERKELEY YACHT CLUB Midwinters, remaining 2011-2012 season dates: 1/14, 1/15, 2/11, 2/12. Champion of Champions: 2/26. Fall 2012 dates: 11/10, 11/11, 12/8, 12/9. Bobbi Tosse, (925) 939-9885, bobbi_john@jfcbat.com

HALF MOON BAY YACHT CLUB Midwinters, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/22, 2/26, 3/18. Fall 2012: 12/16. (650) 728-2120, rcommodore@hmbyc.org, www.hmbyc.org

Chowder Series, remaining 2011-2012 season dates: 1/1, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18. Fall 2012 dates: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30. Paul Kamen, (510) 540-7968, pk@well.com www.berkeleyyc.org CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB Midwinters: January 14-15, February 18-19, March 17 (noncounter). (415) 497-5411, racing@cyc.org, www.cyc.org

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GOLDEN GATE YACHT CLUB Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Cup, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/7, 2/4, 3/3. Fall 2012: 11/3, 12/1. Gary Salvo (916) 215-4566, grsalvo@pacbell.net, www.ggyc.org

ISLAND YACHT CLUB Midwinters, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/8, 2/12, 3/11. Fall 2012: 11/11, 12/9. (510) 521-2980, iycracing@yahoo.com, www.iyc.org LAKE MERRITT SAILING CLUB Robinson Midwinters: Four races, December-March. Remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/8, 2/11, 3/11. Fall 2012: 12/8. Vickie Gilmour, (510) 236-8098, vickiesail@aol.com MONTEREY PENINSULA YACHT CLUB Perry Cup (Mercury): First weekend in November; first Saturdays Dec.-Feb. Dick Clark, (831) 373-8956, dnjclark@sbcglobal.net, www.mpyc.org continued on page 32

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OAKLAND YACHT CLUB Sunday Brunch Series: 1/15, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 3/4. John Tuma, (510) 366-1476, j_tuma@comcast.net, www.oaklandyachtclub.com REGATTA PRO Winter One Design Series, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/14, 2/11. Jeff Zarwell, (415) 595-8364, jzarwell@regattapro.com, www.regattapro.com RICHMOND YACHT CLUB Opti Midwinters, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/7, 2/4, 3/3. Fall 2012: 12/1. Dan Brandt, (510) 237-2821, dan.higherfastervmg@gmail.com, www.richmondyc.org Small Boat Midwinters, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/8, 2/5, 3/4. Fall 2012: 12/2. Tony Castruccio, (925) 426-0686, amcastruccio@sbcglobal.net. SANTA CRUZ YACHT CLUB Laser Sundays, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/8, 2/12, 3/11. Fall 2012: 11/11, 12/9. Midwinters, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/21, 2/18, 3/17. Fall 2012: 11/17, 12/15. (831) 425-0690, scyc@scyc.org, www.scyc.org SAUSALITO YACHT CLUB Midwinters, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/8, 2/5, 3/4. Fall 2012: 11/4, 12/2. Dave Borton, (415) 302-7084, race@sausalitoyachtclub.org, www.sausalitoyc.org SEQUOIA YACHT CLUB Redwood Cup, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/15, 2/5, 3/11. Fall 2012: 11/18, 12/16. Robin Weber, (408) 221-7084, robinweber@gmail.com, www.sequoiayc.org Winter Series, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/21, 2/11, 3/17. Fall 2012: 11/3, 12/1. Winston Bumpus, (650) 644-7968, sycwin@gmail.com, www.sequoiayc.org SOUTH BEACH YACHT CLUB Island Fever Series, remaining 2011-2012 season: 1/21, 2/18, 3/17. Milt Smith (925)‐285-2897, miltsmith549@gmail.com, www.southbeachyachtclub.org TIBURON YACHT CLUB Midwinters: 1/14, 2/11, 3/10. Ian Matthew, (415) 883-6339, race@tyc.org, www.tyc.org VALLEJO YACHT CLUB Tiny Robbins Midwinters: five Saturdays, November-March. Gordon Smith, (530) 622-8761, fleetcaptainsail@vyc.org, www.vyc.org

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SCYC Prep Regatta................................................................... June 9-10 SCYC FD Prep Regatta.............................................................July 21-22 High Sierra (Huntington)................................................................July 7-8 Inverness PCCs....................................................................August (TBD) SCYC US NAs.................................... (date to be confirmed) August 3-5 SF NOOD....................................................................... September 22-23 SCYC FD WC.......................................................................September 23 StFYC Fall Dinghy Regatta................................................ October 20-21 SCYC FD Tuning...................................................................November 17 RYC 2012 Midwinter #1..........................................................December 2

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YRA-WBRA See Notice of Race on pages 64-66. April 28: WBRA #1, GGYC – City May 5: WBRA #2, RYC – OC May 19: WBRA #3, CYC – Knox June 16: WBRA #4, BVBC – Mid-Bay June 23: WBRA #5, SFYC – Knox June 30: WBRA #6, StFYC – City August 4: WBRA #7, BYC – OC August 25: WBRA #8, EYC – OC September 15: WBRA #9, SYC – Knox September 29: WBRA #10, GGYC – City

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SSS See ad on page 49. January 28: Three Bridge Fiasco – City/TI/Red Rock April 7: Corinthian Race – Knox/City/SH May 12: Singlehanded Farallones – City/Ocean June 30: Singlehanded TransPac Starts – Knox/ Ocean August 25: Half Moon Bay Race – City/Ocean/HMB September 8: Bay Race TBD – RYC/SBYC October 6-7: Vallejo 1/2 – OC/VYC/RYC


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WOMEN’S CIRCUIT The events on this page constitute Latitude 38’s unofficial Women’s Circuit. We challenge women sailors to take the helm and create their own series of events from this list. Send proof of your participation to chris@ latitude38.com, or fax it to (415) 383-5816, by November 10, 2012, and you could be crowned Latitude’s ‘Queen of the Women’s Circuit’. Saturday, February 25 Sadie Hawkins Race, IYC John New, (510) 521-2980, iycracing@iyc.org, www.iyc.org Saturday, March 24 Rites of Spring (division for all-female crews), OYC John Tuma, (510) 366-1476, j_tuma@comcast.net, www.oaklandyachtclub.com Saturday, April 14 Women Skipper Regatta, SYC Dave Borton, (415) 302-7084, race@sausalitoyachtclub.org, www.sausalitoyachtclub.org Saturday, July 21 Women’s Clinic, LTWYC Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com Sunday, July 22 Women’s Day Race, LTWYC Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com Sunday, August 5 Gracie & George Regatta, EYC Susan Jacquelin, (808) 864-3515, rearcommodore@encinal.org, www.encinal.org Sunday, August 5 Jack & Jill, MPYC Garth Hobson, (831) 915-7020, turbogarth@hotmail.com, www.mpyc.org Sunday, September 16 Jack & Jill, SCYC Beau Vrolyk, (831) 425-0690, scyc@scyc.org, www.scyc.org Saturday, October 6 Jack & Jill Regatta, CPYC George Suppes, (650) 921-4712, regatta@cpyc.com, www.cpyc.com Saturday & Sunday, October 6-7 Women’s Sailing Seminar (race Sunday), IYC John New, (510) 521-2980, iycracing@iyc.org, www.iyc.org Saturday, October 13 Joan Storer Regatta, TYC Ian Matthew, (415) 883-6339, race@tyc.org, www.tyc.org Sunday, October 21 Lady’s Skipper Race, PresYC James Pennington, (415) 816-2902, presidioyachtclub@hotmail.com, www.presidioyachtclub.org Sunday, November 4 Jack & Jill + 1 (woman skipper triplehanded race), IYC John New, (510) 521-7442, iycracing@iyc.org, www.iyc.org Page 40 •

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MINIMUM EQUIPMENT LIST The following equipment shall be required for all yachts racing in YRA events. 1. USCG-approved life jackets for each member of the crew. If the ‘Y’ flag is displayed, USCGapproved life jackets shall be worn while racing. 2. One horseshoe life ring or 18-inch diameter USCG-approved ring buoy. 3. USCG-approved (or equivalent) fire extinguisher as required by USCG rules, readily accessible. 4. One manually-operated bilge pump. 5. One suitable anchor and cable. 6. Fog horn. 7. Marine compass. 8. Suitable charts for piloting. Please be aware that boats must comply with the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations, including OYRA Prescriptions, for Category 2 Monohulls (the OYRA MEL) to participate in YRA Ocean Races. Sailors enter-

ing the OYRA Season, or any individual OYRA Race, must submit a Boat/Crew Information and Statement of Compliance Sheet by 5:00 p.m. the Thursday before each ocean race. You can download the Boat/Crew Information and Statement of Compliance Sheet from the YRA website at www.yra.org/OYRA/ocean_safety.html. Contestants are reminded that conditions on San Francisco Bay are quite unpredictable, and winds in excess of 30 knots are not uncommon. The US Sailing rules state: “It shall be the sole responsibility of each yacht to decide whether or not to start or continue the race.” We would further remind all sailors that, as provided in US Sailing rules: “Every yacht shall render all possible assistance to any vessel or person in peril, when in a position to do so.” We will trust that all contestants will do everything in their power to make our sport of yacht racing as safe as it has been in Note that 406 EPIRBs are required equipment the past. on OYRA races and many other ocean races!

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SOUTH BAY MARKS

DESCRIPTION OF MARKS AS1 Yellow Sphere approx. .25 nm east of BVBC NAS2 NAS Alameda Channel Mark "R2" Fl R 4s SC1 Red & Green Buoy "SC" Fl G (2+1) approx. 1 nm ENE of Mission Rock Terminal W1 Temporary YC Buoy approx. 1 nm east of Army St. Terminal XS1 Temporary YC Buoy approx. halfway between 31 & AS1 31 Temporary YC Buoy approx. 1.2 nm SE of Mission Rock Terminal Page 48 •

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"A" Fl Y 4s approx. 2.5 nm east of Army St. Terminal Red Buoy "4" Fl R 4s, Oakland Inner Harbor Entrance Channel Red Buoy "2" Fl R 2s approx. .5 nm east of Portrero Point Green Daymarker "3" Fl G 2.5s, Alameda NAS Entrance Channel Red Daymarker "4" Fl R 4s, Alameda NAS Entrance Channel Green Buoy "5" Fl G 4s approx. 1 nm SSE of Army St. Terminal


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Buoys of Berkeley Circle: BOC, COC, EOC, FOC, GOC, XOC YRA Mark XOC has been designated the Bob Klein Memorial Buoy by the YRA Board of Directors. Maintenance of this buoy is funded by the Richmond Yacht Club Foundation.

A: D: K: L: N: X: 1: 2: 3:

Yellow Column “A” Outer Buoy ~ St. Francis Yacht Club G “3” Fl G 4s 15 ft on Olympic Circle Temporary YC Buoy .3 nm west of YRA 4 and in line with YRA 12 Temporary YC Buoy .31 nm west of windmill in line with YRA 4 Daymark “2” Fl R on channel east of Sausalito Yellow/Blue Sphere “X” ~ Golden Gate Yacht Club Red Rock Island Alcatraz Island Farallones Light (ocean)

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4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: 12: 13: 14:

R “2” Fl 4s Pt. Knox Temporary YC Buoy approx. .6 nm SW of Alcatraz Yellow Column “M” 200 yds. north of Ft. Mason Docks R “2” Fl 6s 1 nm NW of Treasure Island R “4” Fl 4s Horn 1 nm east of Pt. Blunt Temp. YC Buoy .5 nm ESE of west end of Berkeley Pier ruins 1 nm ENE of YRA 10 Temporary YC Buoy approx. .6 nm ESE of west end of Berkeley Pier ruins Temporary YC Buoy 1.5 nm east of Treasure Island G “1” Fl G 4s Little Harding Rock Crissy Field Buoy Southampton Shoals


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15: Temporary YC buoy approx. .5 nm east of Yellow Bluff (Sausalito vicinity) 16: Yellow Column “C” .2 nm east of Fort Point “Blackaller”

YRA Mark 16 has been designated the Thomas D. Blackaller Jr. Memorial Buoy by the YRA Board of Directors. The maintenance of this buoy will be funded by the Thomas D. Blackaller Jr. Fund.

17: 18: 19: 21: 23: 24: BYC:

RG “HR” Fl (2+1) R 6s, Harding Rock RG “BR” Fl (2+1) G 6s Bell, Blossom Rock R “8” Fl R 2.5s approx. 1.5 nm east of Pt. Bluff G “1” Fl G 6s .65 nm NE of Alcatraz RW “A” Mo (A) east of Angel Island R “6” Fl R 4s Bell, 1.1 nm east of Quarry Pt. Yellow Column “BYC” east of COC

CM2: NO: SO: NBAY: NG7: NR12: NR14: PB: RYC: SF: TYC:

R “2” Fl R 6s on outer end of Corte Madera Channel North Approach Buoy Fl Y 4s to San Francisco Channel (ocean) South Approach Buoy Fl Y 4s to San Francisco Channel (ocean) Temporary YC Buoy approx. .6 nm NE of Tiburon YC clubhouse G “7” Fl G 2.5s approx. .45 nm SE of Red Rock R “12” Fl R4s approx. 1.3 nm south of Richmond-SR Bridge main channel R “14” Fl R4s approx. .28 nm south of Richmond-SR Bridge main channel Point Bonita RG Fl (2+1) R 6s bell (ocean) Yellow Column “RYC” on southern edge of Southampton Shoals Center Channel Buoy RW “SF”, strobe Fl 2.5s whistle on SF Channel (ocean) Privately maintained white mark “TYC” off south entrance to Paradise Cay 2012 YRA Calendar •

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DESCRIPTION OF MARKS 14 19 23 24 CM2 NO SO NBAY NG7 NR12 NR14 SF TYC

Southampton Shoals R “8” Fl R 2.5s approx. 1.5 nm east of Pt. Bluff RW “A” Mo (A) east of Angel Island R “6” Fl R 4s Bell, 1.1 nm east of Quarry Pt. R “2” Fl R 6s on outer end of Corte Madera Channel North Approach Buoy Fl Y 4s to San Francisco Channel (ocean) South Approach Buoy Fl Y 4s to San Francisco Channel (ocean) Temp YC Buoy approx. .6 nm NE of Tiburon YC clubhouse G “7” Fl G 2.5s approx. .45 nm SE of Red Rock R “12” Fl R 4s approx. 1.3 nm south of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge main channel R “14” Fl R 4s approx. .28 nm south of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge main channel Center Channel Buoy RW “SF”, strobe Fl 2.5s whistle, on San Francisco Channel (ocean) Privately maintained white mark “TYC” off south entrance to Paradise Cay

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RULES Latitude 38’s Basic Racing Guidelines It’s not written in any rule book, but, since sailboat racing is a recreational sport, we think the number one rule should be to have fun. Beyond that, some basic guidelines help prevent collisions and ensure that racing is both fun and fair. Below is an outline of the ten basic rules which cover most racing situations. For completeness and total accuracy, refer to Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012, published by US Sailing. See www.ussailing.org/rules for details.

2012

RACE DECK SCHEDULE 41st Annual Manuel Fagundes SEAWEED SOUP REGATTA January 7, February 4, March 3 FRIDAY NIGHT BEER CAN SERIES May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24

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1. If boats are on the same tack, and overlapped, the windward boat must keep clear of the boat to leeward. 2. Port tack keep clear of starboard tack.

3. If boats are on the same tack, a boat clear astern must keep clear of a boat clear ahead. 4. When tacking or jibing, keep clear of boats on a tack. 5. Avoid collisions. If you have the right of way and hit the other boat, causing serious damage, you both will be penalized. 6. Don’t obstruct. Don’t make it hard for the ‘keep clear’ boat to do so. (No hunting allowed.) 7. Sail the course prescribed. You have to round the marks in the directions specified in the sailing instructions and can’t touch a mark. 8. Proper Course (same tack, within two hull lengths). If the leeward boat came from astern, leeward boat shall not sail above its own proper course during the overlap. (Remember that windward boat still has to keep clear, even if windward is forced above what it believes is windward’s proper course.) 9. Give room at marks and obstructions to yachts overlapped on the inside, except: a. When the overlap did not exist before the lead boat reaches the three-boatlength zone. b. To ‘bargers’ at the start except to avoid collision (then protest). 10. Acknowledge your fouls and protest those who don’t. A free rule book comes with US Sailing membership. See www.ussailing.org.

GOLDEN GATE CUP July 16-22 RUTH GORDON SCHNAPP REGATTA August 4 CATALINA 34 SF CUP September 29-30 ISLANDER 36 NATIONALS October 6 42nd Annual Manuel Fagundes SEAWEED SOUP REGATTA November 3, December 1 Join us for these fun-filled races, and enjoy the greatest view at the friendliest club on the Bay!

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2012 YRA PARTY CIRCUIT Three great regattas and a bonus race!

The Summer Sailstice Regatta, run by South Beach Yacht Club, is a one-day race only, part of the global holiday of Summer Sailstice. The after-party for the Summer Sailstice race is hosted by Encinal Yacht Club and is actually the Summer Sailstice San Francisco Festival, guided by an organizing committee of sailing organizations and businesses. It’s Northern California’s largest on-the-water celebration for everyone who loves harnessing wind, water, sun and sails to power their fun. You can get more information on the Summer Sailstice holiday and the San Francisco Festival at Encinal Yacht Club online at www.summersailstice.com/sf. There will be six divisions for each regatta: PHRF, Sportboat, One-Design, Multihull, ShortHanded and Non-Spinnaker. We’ll then divide up each division into as many fleets as needed to create good racing. You get the three regattas plus the Summer Sailstice race for the same $150 fee. We still think the PC Series is the best racing value on the Bay. You can also sign up for the YRA Series (HDA and ODCA) and add the PC Series for a grand total of only $180 – that gives you 11 race days for about $16 a race. We’re pretty sure that’s hard to beat! The dates for the 2012 YRA Party Circuit are: • May 5: The Great Vallejo Race 1. Party Saturday night at Vallejo Yacht Club. • May 6: The Great Vallejo Race 2. • June 23: The YRA Summer Sailstice Race. • July 28: The YRA 2nd Half Opener. Party Saturday night at Encinal Yacht Club. • July 29: The YRA 2nd Half Opener, Escape to/from Alcatraz Race. • September 29: The YRA Season Closer. Party Saturday night at Corinthian Yacht Club. • September 30: The YRA Season Closer, the Crazy 8 Race. Sign up online at www.yra.org or call the YRA office for more information at (415) 771-9500. Page 54 •

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Welcome to the sixth year of the YRA PC Series! New this year we’ve added the Summer Sailstice race to the line-up, giving you three great weekend regattas plus an additional race day in June! The PC Series consists of the three marquee YRA events – the Great Vallejo Race, sponsored by Vallejo Yacht Club, the 2nd Half Opener, sponsored by Encinal Yacht Club, and the Season Closer, sponsored by Corinthian Yacht Club. Each weekend regatta features a long distance race on Saturday, a party at the hosting club Saturday night, and a shorter race on Sunday.


2012 PC Series NOTICE OF RACE Organizing Authority: The YRA of San Francisco Bay 1070 Marina Village Pkwy., Suite 202-G Alameda, CA 94501 (415) 771-9500 ph, (415) 276-2378 fx info@yra.org email, www.yra.org website 1. RULES 1.1. The PC Series of regattas will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing, 2009-2012 (RRS). 2. ELIGIBILITY 2.1. All yachts that meet PHRF minimum requirements and/or one-design class requirements are invited to compete in the YRA PC Series of regattas to be held on San Francisco Bay. 2.2. All competitors must: 2.2.1. Hold a 2012 PHRF Certificate from the NCPHRF Committee. 2.2.2. Be members of YRA. 2.2.3. Be a member of a Yacht Club (YC) belonging to the YRA. 3. REGISTRATION 3.1. Eligible boats may enter electronically on the YRA website or request that entry forms be sent from the YRA office. Entry forms are also available for download on the YRA website and are printed in the Latitude 38 Master Racing Schedule for San Francisco. 4. FEES 4.1. Competitors may enter the entire series as a discounted package or may enter any of the 3 regattas individually. 4.2. Entry fees and deadlines are outlined on the YRA entry form described in Paragraph 3.1. 5. MANAGEMENT 5.1. Each regatta is a stand-alone event and shall be under the management of the race committee of the sponsoring yacht club for that regatta. The Yacht Club and Race Committee Chairman for each race is listed in the Sailing Instructions for that race. 5.2. The YRA Board of Directors contact information is listed on the YRA website. 6. SCHEDULE AND RACING AREAS 6.1. Dates, venues, and sponsoring yacht clubs are as follows: Date 5/5 – 5/6 6/23 7/28 – 7/29 9/29 – 9/30

Race – Racing Area YRA Season Opener/The Great Vallejo Race The Summer Sailstice Regatta YRA 2nd Half Opener YRA Season Closer

Sponsoring Club Vallejo YC South Beach YC Encinal YC Corinthian YC

6.2. Only one race is scheduled for each race day. 7. ENTERTAINMENT 7.1. There will be a party, hosted by the Sponsoring Yacht Club, on the Saturday night of each event. Food and drink tickets may need to be purchased for each participant and will be available at the event. 7.2. All participants are encouraged to overnight at the sponsoring club for each event. Docking, anchoring and/or rafting space will be available. 8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 8.1. Sailing Instructions will be posted on the YRA website approximately two weeks prior to each regatta. continued on page 56 2012 YRA Calendar •

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8.2. Notices to competitors and changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the YRA website. 8.3. Entrants may request that Sailing Instructions be sent by U.S. Mail. This request may accompany their entry or thereafter, but must be in writing and include name, boat name, sail number, and address. 9. COURSES 9.1. Courses will be defined in the Sailing Instructions for each race day. 9.2. Saturday courses are considered “destination” courses, with distances 20+ miles long. 9.3. Sunday courses are shorter courses, generally 8 to 15 miles long, designed to get racers home by late afternoon. 9.4. PC courses use predominately permanent marks. 10. DIVISIONS 10.1. Divisions will be provided for the following types of boats: 10.1.1. PHRF 10.1.2. Sportboat 10.1.3. One-Design 10.1.4. Multihull 10.1.5. Short-Handed 10.1.6. Non-Spinnaker 10.2. The YRA may break down the divisions into fleets to ensure good racing. 11. SCORING 11.1. The Low Point Scoring System RRS A4.1 will be used to score finishing boats. RRS 4.2 is modified to state, penalty points will be added to the number of boats that came to the starting area plus one for OCS, DNF, DNS or RAF (prior to protest hearing), plus two for DNC, and plus three for DSQ. A DSQ for Safety Violation is considered as a (DNE) in addition to RRS 89.3(b). Ties will be broken in accordance with RRS A7 or A8 as appropriate. RRS A9 is deleted. 11.2. The Handicap fleets will be using the Time-on-Time (TOT) system of scoring. 12. COMMUNICATIONS 12.1. RRS 25 is changed to allow for on-the-water radio communication between the Race Committee and racing boats on the VHF channel specified in the Sailing Instructions for that day. The RC may hail OCS and may advise the fleet starting order by loud hailer and/or VHF radio. 12.2. Participating boats must notify the Race Committee if they are dropping out of the race or will be unable to finish the race within the stated time limit found in the Sailing Instructions. 13. MINIMUM EQUIPMENT LIST 13.1. Comply with the United States Coast Guard’s equipment requirements for recreational vessels. 13.2. USCG-approved life jackets for each member of the crew. 13.3. One horseshoe life ring or USCG-approved ring buoy. 13.4. A USCG-approved fire extinguisher, readily accessible. 13.5. A manually operated bilge pump. 13.6. Suitable anchor and cable. 13.7. Fog horn. 13.8. Marine compass. 13.9. Suitable charts for piloting. 14. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY 14.1. Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in a YRA event are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By participating in this event, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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2012 YRA Series NOTICE OF RACE Organizing Authority: The YRA of San Francisco Bay 1070 Marina Village Pkwy., Suite 202-G Alameda, CA 94501 (415) 771-9500 ph, (415) 276-2378 fx info@yra.org email, www.yra.org website 1. RULES 1.1. Races will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing, 2009-2012 (RRS). 2. ELIGIBILITY 2.1. All yachts that meet PHRF minimum requirements are invited to compete in the HDA Division of the YRA Series of races to be held on San Francisco Bay. 2.2. All HDA competitors must: 2.2.1. Hold a 2012 PHRF Certificate from the NCPHRF Committee. 2.2.2. Be members of YRA. 2.2.3. Be members of a Yacht Club (YC) belonging to the YRA. 2.3. All yachts that meet one-design class requirements are invited to compete in the ODCA Division of the YRA Series of races to be held on San Francisco Bay. 2.4. All ODCA competitors must: 2.4.1. Be members of YRA. 2.4.2. Be members of a Yacht Club (YC) belonging to the YRA. 2.4.3. Be members of a One-Design fleet that has secured at least five entries for a particular race. 3. REGISTRATION 3.1. Eligible boats may enter electronically on the YRA website or request that entry forms be sent from the YRA office. Entry forms are also available for download on the YRA website and are printed in the Latitude 38 Master Racing Schedule for San Francisco. 4. FEES 4.1. Entry fees and deadlines are outlined on the YRA entry form described in Paragraph 3.1. 5. MANAGEMENT 5.1. Each race shall be under the management of the race committee of the sponsoring yacht club for that race. The Yacht Club and Race Committee Chairman for each race is listed in the Sailing Instructions for that race. 5.2. The HDA contact information is listed on the YRA website. 5.3. The ODCA contact information is listed on the YRA website. 5.4. An alpha-numerical code flag determined by the HDA denoting the assigned division must be flown from the backstay of each HDA boat. 6. SCHEDULE AND RACING AREAS 6.1. Dates, venues, and sponsoring yacht clubs are as follows: Date 5/19 6/16 8/4 9/15

Race – Race Format YRA 1 – One Long Course Race YRA 2 – Two-Race Day YRA 3 – Two-Race Day YRA 4 – One Long Course Race

Sponsoring Club Berkeley YC Bay View BC Richmond YC Sausalito YC

7. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 7.1. Sailing Instructions will be posted on the YRA website approximately two weeks before the race. 7.2. Notices to competitors and changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the YRA website. continued on page 58 2012 YRA Calendar •

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7.3. Entrants may request that Sailing Instructions be sent by U.S. Mail. This request may accompany their entry or thereafter, but must be in writing and include name, boat name, sail number, and address. 8. COURSES 8.1. Courses will be defined in the Sailing Instructions for each race day. 8.2. Courses are of varying distances from 3 to 20 miles long and are selected by the Race Committee to provide 2 to 3 hours of racing. 8.3. HDA and ODCA courses use predominately permanent marks with occasional temporary marks. 9. SCORING 9.1. The Low Point Scoring System RRS A4.1 will be used to score finishing boats. RRS 4.2 is modified to state, penalty points will be added to the number of boats that came to the starting area plus one for OCS, DNF, DNS or RAF (prior to protest hearing), plus two for DNC, and plus three for DSQ. A DSQ for Safety Violation is considered as a (DNE) in addition to RRS 89.3(b). Ties will be broken in accordance with RRS A7 or A8 as appropriate. RRS A9 is deleted. 9.2. The HDA fleets will be using the Time-on-Time (TOT) system of scoring. 10. AWARDS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS 10.1. Daily trophies will be handed out for each individual race in the YRA Series at the YRA Year-End Trophy Party held on the third Tuesday of November. 10.2. HDA racers and ODCA fleets that sign up for the entire YRA Series will be eligible to compete for overall Series Championships. Single Race entries will not be counted towards series championships. 11. COMMUNICATIONS 11.1. RRS 25 is changed to allow for on-the-water radio communication between the Race Committee and racing boats on the VHF channel specified in the Sailing Instructions for that day. The RC may hail OCS and may advise the fleet starting order by loud hailer and/or VHF radio. 11.2. Participating boats must notify the Race Committee if they are dropping out of the race or will be unable to finish the race within the stated time limit found in the Sailing Instructions. 12. MINIMUM EQUIPMENT LIST 12.1. Comply with the United States Coast Guard’s equipment requirements for recreational vessels. 12.2. USCG-approved life jackets for each member of the crew. 12.3. A USCG-approved fire extinguisher, readily accessible. 12.4. A manually operated bilge pump. 12.5. Suitable anchor and cable. 12.6. Fog horn. 12.7. Marine compass. 12.8. Suitable charts for piloting. 13. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY 13.1. Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in a YRA event are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By participating in this event, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law. Page 58 •

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2012 OYRA Ocean Racing Series NOTICE OF RACE Organizing Authority: The YRA of San Francisco Bay 1070 Marina Village Pkwy., Suite 202-G Alameda, CA 94501 (415) 771-9500 ph, (415) 276-2378 fx info@yra.org email, www.yra.org website 1. RULES 1.1. These races will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing, 2009-2012 (RRS), the Prescriptions of US Sailing, this Notice of Race, and any Rules modified by the Sailing Instructions for OYRA races. 1.1.1. Between the hours of sunset and sunrise, as recorded in any standard tide and current book for San Francisco Bay, the Steering and Sailing Rules from IRPCAS (International Rules for Prevention of Collisions at Sea, effective 1977) and UIR (the Unified Inland Rules, effective 1981) shall replace Part 2 of the RRS. Preamble to RRS Part 2 still applies. Competitors are advised that non-competing boats are not governed by RRS and that IRPCAS or UIR govern meetings with non-competing boats. 1.1.2. The 2011-2012 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Governing Offshore Racing for Monohulls and Multihulls, prescriptions for Category 2 Racing, as modified by the “OYRA Minimum Equipment List,” shall apply. 1.1.3. 406 EPIRBs are required to compete in all OYRA Races. 1.1.4. RRS 40 is deleted and replaced with, “All competitors shall wear life jackets or adequate personal buoyancy while on deck.” Note that Flag Y will not be displayed. 1.1.5. RRS 41(d) is modified to include the use of cell phones to obtain NOAA weather and buoy information. 1.1.6. RRS 44.2 is not in effect. Penalties shall apply under RRS 44.3 using a penalty of 20% of the number of boats that came to the starting area, but not less than one, nor worse than DNF. This changes RRS 44.3(c). 1.1.7. RRS 52 is modified to allow boats the use of powered winches, powered hydraulics, or powered furling devices as long as those boats have declared this information on their PHRF application. Only those boats that have declared this equipment and have been rated accordingly can sail in this configuration. 1.1.8. RRS 77 is deleted and replaced with, “All mainsails and head sails larger than 125% must carry sail numbers identifying the vessel. The number on the mainsail and all headsails must be the same as on the entry form. Spinnakers need not carry sail numbers. 1.1.9. RRS 89.2 (a) is deleted and replaced with, “Sailing Instructions, Notice of Race, Minimum Equipment Requirements, Boat/Crew Information and Statement of Compliance Forms, Entry Forms and other related material may be downloaded from the YRA website.” 2. ELIGIBILITY 2.1. All monohulls with a valid NCPHRF Certificate and multihulls with a valid BAMA Certificate, which are equipped for offshore sailing, including having a 406 EPIRB, are invited to compete in the OYRA Series of races to be held on the ocean waters surrounding San Francisco Bay. 1.1.10. Monohull boats must have an enclosed cabin, a minimum overall length of 20 feet, and a displacement of 2,000 lbs. empty. Multihull boats shall have weather-tight enclosed accommodations for the crew and shall have the ability to float in an inverted position indefinitely. 1.1.11. All boats must meet the Minimum Equipment Requirements and all standards set forth by the OYRA. Minimum Equipment Requirements can be found on the YRA website. 2.2. All OYRA competitors must: 1.1.12. Be members of YRA. 1.1.13. Be members of a Yacht Club (YC) belonging to the YRA. 3. REGISTRATION 3.1. Eligible boats may enter electronically on the YRA website or request that entry forms be sent from the YRA

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office. Entry forms are also available for download on the YRA website and are printed in the Latitude 38 Master Racing Schedule for San Francisco. 3.2. Prior to each and every OYRA Race, a competitor must submit a Boat/Crew Information Sheet. This sheet will include a statement that the vessel has complied with all requirements of the OYRA Minimum Equipment List. Failure to submit a Boat/Crew Information Sheet will result in a boat being scored DNS. 4. FEES 4.1. Entry fees and deadlines are outlined on the YRA entry form described in Paragraph 3.1. 5. DIVISIONS 5.1. The Following five divisions shall make up the OYRA Fleet: 5.1.1. PHRO1A (Boats with a PHRF of 0 [zero] or less.) 5.1.2. PHRO 1 5.1.3. PHRO 2 5.1.4. PHRO 3 5.1.5. SHS (Short Handed Sailing, open to any boat single or doublehanding. Must be specifically requested at time of entry.) 6. MANAGEMENT 6.1. Each race shall be under the management of the race committee of the sponsoring yacht club. The Yacht Club and Race Committee Chairman for each race is listed in the Sailing Instructions for that race. 6.2. The OYRA board contact information is listed on the YRA website. 7. SCHEDULE AND RACING AREAS 7.1. Dates, venues, and sponsoring yacht clubs are as follows: Date 3/17 4/14 4/28 6/9 6/10 6/30 7/14 8/11 9/22

Race – Racing Area Lightship Full Crew Farallones Duxship Drake’s Bay 1 Drake’s Bay 2 One Way to Half Moon Bay Jr. Waterhouse New! Long Course Ocean Race Southern Cross

Sponsoring Club St Francis YC San Francisco YC South Beach YC Corinthian YC Corinthian YC Half Moon Bay YC Richmond YC TBD San Rafael YC

7.2. The series shall consist of the nine ocean races described above. The number of races allows a boat to experience diverse weather conditions, night sailing, overnight anchoring, and close encounters with marine life. 7.3. A boat’s worst score shall be excluded from the full series. 7.4. To qualify for awards a boat must start 50% of the series races. 8. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 8.1. Sailing Instructions will be posted on the YRA website approximately two weeks before the race. 8.2. Notices to competitors and changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the YRA website. 8.3. Entrants may request that Sailing Instructions be sent by U.S. Mail. This request may accompany their entry or thereafter, but must be in writing and include name, boat name, sail number, and address. 9. COURSES 9.1. Courses will be defined in the Sailing Instructions for each race day. 9.2. Courses range from 21 to 58 NM.

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10. SCORING 10.1. The Low Point Scoring System RRS A4.1 will be used to score finishing boats. RRS 4.2 is modified to state, penalty points will be added to the number of boats that came to the starting area plus one for OCS, DNF, DNS or RAF (prior to protest hearing), plus two for DNC, and plus three for DSQ. A DSQ for Safety Violation is considered as a (DNE) in addition to RRS 89.3(b). Ties will be broken in accordance with RRS A7 or A8 as appropriate. RRS A9 is deleted. 10.2. The Time-on-Time (TOT) system of scoring shall be used. 11. AWARDS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS 11.1. Daily trophies will be awarded for each individual OYRA Race. 11.2. Series Championships will be awarded for the full series. 12. COMMUNICATIONS 12.1. RRS 25 is changed to allow for on-the-water radio communication between the Race Committee and racing boats on the VHF channel specified in the Sailing Instructions for that day. The RC may hail OCS and may advise the fleet starting order by loud hailer and/or VHF radio. 12.2. Participating boats must notify the Race Committee if they are dropping out of the race or will be unable to finish the race within the stated time limit found in the Sailing Instructions. 13. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY 13.1. Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in a YRA event are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By participating in this event, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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July 14: Jr. Waterhouse August 11: New race around all 3 approach buoys Sept. 22: Southern Cross * PAC CUP PREP SERIES

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2012 PACIFIC OCEAN EVENTS HAWAII & SOUTH PACIFIC TRANSPACIFIC TAHITI RACE • April 20 Starts from Los Angeles and from Honolulu on the Pacific Navigators route www.transpacrace.com TAHITI PEARL REGATTA • May 16-20 International fleet racing in the Leeward Islands of Tahiti www.tahitipearlregatta.org.pf

LONG BEACH TO CABO SAN LUCAS • November An ~800 mile slide from Long Beach to Cabo San Lucas www.lbyc.org NEWPORT BEACH TO CABO SAN LUCAS March, 2013 Newport to Cabo in odd years www.nhyc.org

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

VIC-MAUI • June 28 2,300 miles from Victoria, BC, to Maui, Hawaii www.vicmaui.org

BAY OF ISLANDS SAILING WEEK • January 24-27 Buoy racing in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands www.bayofislandssailingweek.org.nz

SINGLEHANDED TRANSPAC • June 30 San Francisco to Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii www.sfbaysss.org

AUDI HAMILTON ISLAND RACE WEEK • August 17-25 A week of racing and partying in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au

PACIFIC CUP • July 16 San Francisco to Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii www.pacificcup.org WAIKIKI OFFSHORE SERIES • Late July-early August Fleet Racing off Honolulu, Hawaii www.waikikioffshores.com TONGA’S REGATTA VAVA’U • Early September A week of racing and reveling in Tonga’s Vava’u Group www.regattavavau.com TRANSPACIFIC YACHT RACE • July 8, 2013 Los Angeles to Honolulu, Hawaii www.transpacrace.com

MEXICO VALLARTA RACE • March 1-10 1,100-mile slide from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta www.sdyc.org/pv

HSBC PREMIER COASTAL CLASSIC • Late October Point to point race from Auckland to New Zealand’s Bay of Islands www.coastalclassic.co.nz ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE • December 26 World’s preeminent middle-distance race — 628 miles from Sydney Harbour to the Derwent River, Australia www.rolexsydneyhobart.com

ASIA ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA January 9-14 Large buoy racing regatta for everything from IRC divisions to multihulls www.langkawiregatta.com MANILA TO BORACAY RACE • February 204-mile race from Manila to Boracay, Philippines www.manilayachtclub.com.ph

MEXORC • March 11-17 Puerto Vallarta, Banderas Bay, Mexico An eight-day event with six days of racing including buoy racing and ~25-mile distance races www.mexorc.com

ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE • April 4 565-mile race from Hong Kong, China, to Subic Bay, Philippines www.chinasearace.com

BANDERAS BAY REGATTA • March 20-24 Five days of music, fun, and racing specially designed for cruisers on Banderas Bay www.banderasbayregatta.com

CHINA CUP INTERNATIONAL REGATTA • Late October The world’s newest and most ambitious yachting festival, held in the southern city of Shenzhen http://2010.chncup.com/en

CORONA DEL MAR TO CABO SAN LUCAS • March 30 Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur www.balboayachtclub.com

PHUKET KING’S CUP • Late November–Early December Five days of racing at Thailand’s biggest event www.kingscup.com 2012 YRA Calendar •

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WOODEN BOAT RACING ASSOCIATION A Chartered Association of the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay

2012 RACING SEASON NOTICE OF RACE Organizing Authority: The YRA of San Francisco Bay 1.0

RULES 1.1 Races will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 20092012. The Sailing Instructions replace the YRA Standing Sailing Instructions. 1.2 RRS 40 is changed as follows: All competitors are required to wear life jacket or other adequate personal flotation device while racing.

2.0

ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 2.1 Members in good standing of the following classes are invited to participate: BEAR, BIRD, FOLKBOAT, IOD, and KNARR. 2.2 Eligible boats may request that entry forms be sent from the YRA office. They are also available on the YRA website, and in the Latitude 38 2012 Northern California Sailing Calendar and YRA Master Schedule. 2.3 In order to avoid a late fee, entry forms and fee must be received at the YRA office by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2012, to enter the full season; and thereafter by 5:00 p.m. the Monday preceding any race, to enter the remainder of the season. 2.4 If an entry form and fee is received after 5:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the full season, or after 5:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding any race for the purpose of entering the remainder of the season, such entry form and fee must be received by 5:00 p.m. the following Wednesday and include an additional late fee of $35. 2.5 The normal WBRA entry fee is $195, which includes a required YRA membership. WBRA Members are also eligible for a discounted US Sailing Membership through the Member Partner Program. Member Partner US Sailing Memberships must be purchased online. A link to the customized WBRA US Sailing Membership page can be found on the YRA website and in the confirmation email you will receive from the YRA after completing your entry into the WBRA. An entrant who has previously paid YRA membership dues for the current year is eligible for a $45 adjustment.

3.0

MANAGEMENT 3.1 Each race shall be under the management of a race committee of the sponsoring yacht club. 3.2 Sponsoring Yacht Clubs, Class Officers, and WBRA Officers are listed in Appendix A.

4.0

SCHEDULE AND RACING AREAS 1.1 Dates, first warning signal, and venues are as follows:

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5.0

MINIMUM EQUIPMENT LIST 5.1 Boats must comply with the United States Coast Guard’s requirements for recreational vessels, and minimum additional equipment as follows: (1) USCG-approved life jackets for each member of the crew; (2) one horseshoe life ring or USCG-approved ring buoy; (3) a USCG-approved (or equivalent) fire extinguisher, readily accessible; (4) a manuallyoperated bilge pump; (5) suitable anchor and cable; (6) fog horn; (7) marine compass; and (8) suitable charts for piloting.

6.0

SCORING 6.1 The Low Point Scoring System RRS A4.1 will be used to score finishing boats. 6.2 RRS A9 will apply. RRS A4.2 is deleted. 6.3 For the purposes of qualifying the fleet for the season, a race that is abandoned shall be listed as a valid race for any boat that came to the starting area.

7.0

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 7.1 Sailing Instructions, notices to competitors, and changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the YRA website, www.yra.org, to be downloaded by the entrant. 7.2 Entrants may request that Sailing Instructions, notices to competitors, and changes to the Sailing Instructions be sent by U.S. Mail. This request may accompany their entry or thereafter, but must be in writing and include name, boat name, sail number, and address.

8.0

COMMUNICATIONS 8.1 RRS 25 is changed to allow for on-the-water radio communication between the Race Committee and racing boats on the VHF channel specified for that day in the WBRA Sailing Instructions. In addition to the normally displayed signal for boats OCS, the RC may hail OCS boats by loud hailer or VHF radio. Additionally, for the second race, the RC may advise the fleet starting order by loud hailer and/or VHF radio.

9.0

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY 9.1 Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in a YRA event are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers (organizing authority, race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By participating in this event, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law. YRA of San Francisco Bay • 1070 Marina Village Pkwy, Ste 202-G • Alameda, CA 94501

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Appendix A HOST CLUBS Host Club

Committee Chair

San Francisco YC St. Francis YC Sausalito YC Richmond YC

Anne McCormack Robbie Dean Dave Borton Bill Gage Michael Corinthian YC Moradzadeh Golden Gate YC Leslie Iacopi John Super Bay View Boat Club Peter McCool

Phone & E-mail (415) 789-5647 (415) 563-6363 (415) 332-7400 (510) 965-0095

race@sfyc.org raceoffice@stfyc.com race@sausalitoyachtclub.org bill.gage@savitar.net

(415) 497-5411 racing@cyc.org (415) 931-3980 lesliesailor2003@yahoo.com (415) 564-4779 johnhsuper@att.net (415) 864-4334 bayviewracing@sbcglobal.net

CLASS OFFICERS Division

Flag

IOD

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Knarr

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Bird

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Folkboat

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Bear

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President or Contact Greg Meagher Mike Peterson Pierre Josephs Richard Keldsen Peter Miller

Address

Phone & E-mail

1127 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94707

(510) 541-2543 g.meagher@mac.com

PO Box 471325 San Francisco, CA 94147 125 Locust Ave. Larkspur, CA 94939 2645 Lake St. San Francisco, CA 94121 6004 College Ave. Oakland, CA 94618

(415) 860-6453 grommet@usa.net (415) 924-2731 pierrejosephs@yahoo.com (415) 668-3820 rkeldsen@sagamusic.com (510) 541-6666 lutarious@lutarious.com

WBRA OFFICERS President

Bob Thalman

YRA Representative

Don Wilson

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JANUARY 2012 WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS January 1: January 7-17:

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indicates full moon. indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type.

Midwinter #3, GGYC – City Midwinter Optis #2, RYC – Estero Perry Cup/Midwinters, MPYC

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Midwinters #5, BYC – OC Little Daddy, RYC – SH/Keller Cove Midwinter #1, TYC – NB

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Midwinters #6, BYC – OC Redwood Cup #3, SeqYC – SB Sunday Brunch #1, OYC – Estuary

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Jack Frost Bite #3, BenYC – Carq Midwinter #1, CYC – Knox Winter #3, SeqYC – SB Jack Frost #2, EYC – YRA 10 Island Fever, SBYC – SB Midwinters #3, SCYC

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Chowder #14, BYC – OC Midwinter #1, CYC – Knox Midwinter #2, HMBYC – HMB Frostbite Series, ElkYC

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YACHTING YOUTH Looking for a new way to entertain your kids this year? Look no further than the Bay Area’s dozens of junior sailing programs. Many offer scholarships, and with rare exception, you don’t need to have your own boat. Unless noted below, club membership is not necessary. High school sailing for students in grades 9-12 takes place around Northern California in the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association. If your high school doesn’t have a team – or enough students to field a team – don’t fret. Most programs allow students from several schools to form a single team. BENICIA YC Derith Lutz, (707) 746-0739, www.beniciayachtclub.com Summer Program, ages 9-12 & 13-18 When: Two 5-week sessions June-August, Tuesday afternoons 4-8. Boats: DeWitt Dinghies, Optimists and El Toros (provided) COYOTE POINT YC (San Mateo) Laurel M. Reid, (650) 347-6730 youthsailing@cpyc.com, www.cpyc.com Youth Sailing Summer Camp, ages 8 to 16 When: One-week sessions, June-August, M-F 9-4. Boats: 8 Optimists, 2 El Toros Cost: $275/week. 10% discount for second child. ENCINAL YC (Alameda) Andrew Nelson, (510) 769-0221, www.encinal.org Summer Program, ages 8-18, all levels When: 3-week sessions, June-August, Monday-Thursday. Boats: Optimists, Lasers, FJs, 420s (provided) Winter Program, ages 8-18 When: Saturdays & Sundays for six weeks (dates TBA), 12:30-4:30. Boats: Optimists, Lasers, FJs (provided) High School Program, grades 8-12 When: Weekends February-April. Boats: FJs (provided) Scholarships available through the Encinal Sailing Foundation. GOLDEN GATE YC (San Francisco) Dave Santori, (510) 693-9104, www.ggyc.com High School Program, grades 9-12 from any high school esp. Lowell, Lincoln, or School of the Arts (middle school students by arrangement) When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4pm to dark. Boats: FJs (provided) Cost: Free; students must demonstrate desire and commitment to sailing. INVERNESS YC Barbara Jones, (650) 474-1402, www.invernessyachtclub.org Summer Program When: 6/25-7/13 & 7/17-8/3. Boats: Optimists, El Toros, Lasers, FJs and Flying Scots (provided) Cost: $800. Scholarships available. continued on page 72


FEBRUARY 2012

indicates full moon. indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type.

WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS Jan. 27- Feb. 5: • Seattle Boat Show – CenturyLink Field & South Lake Union February 14: • Valentine’s Day: Take your Valentine sailing. February 20: • President’s Day: Take your president sailing! February 25-26: • Race Committee University, StFYC – City February 29: • Leap Day

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Londerville Cup, HMBYC – HMB Midwinters #7, BYC – OC Sweet Heart Race, BenYC – Carq Winter #4, SeqYC – SB Midwinter #2, TYC – NB

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Londerville Cup, HMBYC – HMB Midwinters #8, BYC – OC Midwinter #4, IYC – Estuary Laser Sundays, SCYC

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HS NorCal Optis #3, EYC – Est Midwinter #3, CYC – Knox Island Fever #4, SBYC – SB/SF Midwinter, SCYC – Santa Cruz Island Fever, SBYC – SB Midwinters #4, SCYC

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MONTEREY PENINSULA YC www.mpyc.org Summer Sailing Lessons, ages 8-16 When: One-week sessions starting in early June through early August, 9am-4pm, except the week of 7/4. Boats: Optis, FJs (provided) Scholarships available. High School Team, grades 8-12 from Pacific Grove, Salinas & Monterey When: Friday afternoons during the school year. Boats: FJs (provided) OAKLAND PARKS & REC DEPT. Sarah Herbelin, (510) 238-2196, sherbelin@oaklandnet.com www.sailoakland.com Sailing into Science, fifth graders (teachers may sign up their classes) Where: Lake Merritt Boating Center When: School year. Boats: Pedalboats, dragonboats, kayaks, canoes, whaleboats (provided) Cost: $300 per class per day (up to 32 students). After-School Learn-to-Sail Program, ages 10-17 Where: Lake Merritt Boating Center When: Weekday afternoons during the school year. Boats: Optis (provided) Cost: $145/10 weeks. Basic & Intermediate Summer Programs, ages 10-17 Where: Lake Merritt Boating Center When: One-week sessions, June-August. Boats: Optis, Sunfish, Catalina 14.2, Hobie Wave (provided) Cost: $155/Oakland residents; $187/non-residents. Advanced Summer Program, ages 11-17 Where: Jack London Aquatic Center (Oakland Estuary) When: One-week sessions, June-August. Boats: windsurfers, catamarans, keelboats, Bytes (provided) Cost: $185 and up. Youth Sailing Team, grades 8-12 from any school Where: Jack London Aquatic Center (Oakland Estuary) When: Practices and regattas on weekends spring and summer. Boats: Laser 4.7s (provided) Cost: $395-$450/season. Scholarships available for Oakland residents. RICHMOND YC (510) 237-2821, www.richmondyc.org Parent or child must be RYC member (jr. membership: $50/year) Junior Sailing School Winter, ages 8-18 When: Most Sundays October-March, 9:30-3:30. Boats: El Toros, Optis, Lasers (BYOB); Optis available for charter, $250/ season Cost: $125 + three days of parent volunteer time. High School Program, ages 8-18 Contact Dan Brandt, higherfastervmg@hotmail.com Boats: FJs, 420s (provided) Summer Sailing Program, grades 8-12 Contact Dan Brandt, higherfastervmg@hotmail.com Summer Sleepover Camp (at Stockton Sailing Club) When: July 8-14. Boats: El Toros, Optis (BYOB) Cost: $275 + three days of parent volunteer time. Scholarships available. continued on page 74


MARCH 2012

SUNDAY

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California Dreamin’, StFYC – City Midwinter #5, GGYC – City Midwinter Optis #4, RYC – Estero John Pitcher Memorial, CPYC – SB

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WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS March 1-10: March 7:

March 8-12: March 16-18: March 17: March 19: March 20-24:

• San Diego to PV Race, SDYC – SD-PV • Latitude 38 Spring Crew List Party – Golden Gate YC, 6-9pm. Check Latitude 38 for details or see www.latitude38.com. • Sacramento Boat Show, SVMA – Cal Expo • San Diego NOOD Regatta, SDYC • St. Patrick’s Day. Take an Irish friend sailing! • Vernal Equinox • Banderas Bay Regatta, Vallarta YC – Banderas Bay, Mexico

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California Dreamin’, StFYC – City Sunday Brunch #5, OYC – Estuary Chowder #19, BYC – OC Midwinters #4, RYC – SH/Keller Cove Midwinter #5, SYC – Knox Spring 1 & 2 PHRF, MPYC

Mercury Series #1, EYC – Estuary Midwinter #3, TYC – NB Big Daddy, RYC – OC/SH Spring Dinghy, StFYC – City Champion of Champions, SCYC

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Frost Bite Race #6, BenYC – Carq Midwinter Bonus, CYC – Knox Spring Keel/One Design, StFYC – City Rosenblum Regatta, SFYC – Knox Winter #5, SeqYC – SB YRA-OYRA Lightship, StFYC – Ocean Island Fever, SBYC – SB Midwinter #5, SCYC

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Chowder #21, BYC – OC Midwinter #4, HMBYC – HMB Spring Keel/One Design, StFYC – City Warm-up Race, PresYC – West CB Spring 1 & 2 One Design, MPYC

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Club Boat #1, StFYC – City NorCal HS Champs, StFYC – City Small Boat Winter, EYC – Estuary Rites of Spring, OYC – CB/OC Doublehanded Lightship, IYC – City/Ocean Jack Frost #4, EYC – YRA 10 Commodore’s Regatta, SCYC

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Club Boat #2, StFYC – City NorCal HS Champs, StFYC – City Lefler Race, MPYC

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Club Boat #4, StFYC – City Collegiate Regatta, StFYC – City Champion of Champions Makeup, SCYC

Club Boat #3, StFYC – City Collegiate Regatta, StFYC – City Doublehanded Farallones, BAMA – Ocean Horsfall-Vincent, CYC – Knox

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Big Daddy, RYC – OC/SH Spring Dinghy, StFYC – City Chowder #20, BYC – OC Midwinter #5, IYC – Estuary Redwood Cup #5, SeqYC – SB Laser Sundays, SCYC

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2012 WETA RACE CALENDAR GGYC & RYC Midwinters Border Run (Sprint Course) StFYC Spring Dinghy San Diego NOOD RYC Big Dinghy Santa Barbara Skiff Fest Seattle NOOD Whiskeytown Fresno YC High Sierra ABYC Multihull Regatta SBYC Wine & Roses Regatta RYC Totally Dinghy San Francisco NOOD RYC Multihull Invitational Santa Cruz YC StFYC Fall Dinghy

Nov-March March 10 March 10-11 March 16-18 April 14-15 May (TBD) May 18-20 May 26-27 July 7-8 July 21-22 August (TBD) September 15-16 September 22-23 September 22-23 October 6-7 October 20-21

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YACHTING YOUTH continued from page 72

SAILING EDUCATION ADVENTURES (Marin YC, San Rafael) (415) 775-8779, www.sfsailing.org/camps Mini Sail Camp, ages 8-10 When: TBD Boats: Laser Picos Cost: $285. Scholarships available. Basic and Intermediate Sail Camp, ages 11-16 When: TBD Boats: Laser Picos Cost: $360. Scholarships available. Advanced Sail Camp, ages 8-16 When: TBD Boats: Laser Picos Cost: $360. Scholarships available. Dominican University Sailing, ages 16+ www.sfsailing.org/dominican Session 1: April-May; Session 2: Sept-Oct; Fridays, 12-4pm. Boats: Laser Picos, Lido 14 Cost: $150. Scholarships available. ST. FRANCIS YC (San Francisco) Brent Harrill, (415) 820-3729, www.stfyc.com Tinsley Island Summer Camp, ages 7-17 When: One-week sessions, June-July. Boats: Optimists, Lasers, Bytes, 420s, Bic Techno windsurfers (provided) Cost: TBD. Scholarships available. Learn to Sail Program, ages 7+ When: Saturday mornings September-May. Boats: Optimists, FJs, 420s, 4.7s, Bic Techno windsurfers (provided) Cost: $220-$270. Scholarships available. High School Sailing When: September-May. Boats: FJs (provided) Cost: $450/semester. Scholarships available.

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SAN FRANCISCO YC (Belvedere) Forrest Gay, (415) 435-9525, www.sfyc.org Spring and Fall Learn-to-Sail Program, ages 7-17 When: April-September. Boats: Optimists, Laser Radials & 4.7s, FJs, 420s, J/24s (provided) High Performance Sailing Program, ages 8-18, all levels When: All Year. Boats: Optimists, Laser Radials & 4.7s, FJs, 29ers, 420s (provided) High School Program, grades 9-12 from any Marin County high school When: September-May, after school, Tuesday-Friday. Boats: FJs (provided) Scholarships available through the Belvedere Cove Foundation. SANTA CRUZ YC (831) 425-0690, www.scyc.org Pinto Lake Program, ages 8-14 Where: Pinto Lake, Watsonville When: Sundays, September-March. Boats: El Toros (some available for charter) Cost: $55 YC junior membership. Scholastic Program, grades 8-12 Where: Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor When: Saturdays, September-March. Boats: FJs, Lasers, 420s Advanced Sailing Program, independent competitors Boats: Moore 24s (provided); Lasers, 29ers, etc. (BYOB) continued on page 76


APRIL 2012 indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type. indicates full moon. S 1 8 15 22 29

M 2 9 16 23 30

T 3 10 17 24

W 4 11 18 25

Th 5 12 19 26

F 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28

WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS April 1: April 12-15: April 22: April 28-29:

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

• Take a fool sailing! • Strictly Sail Pacific, Sail America – Jack London Square, Oakland • Pacific Powerboat Expo, NCMA – Jack London Square, Oakland • Celebrate Earth Day on the liquid part. • US Sailing Power Boat Class, SCYC

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Spring Tune-up, RYC – Angel/Alcaz Corinthian Race, SSS – CB/City/SH Andy Byrd Memorial Race, CPYC – SB Summer #1, SeqYC – SB

8

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For April 1 events, see March calendar on p. 73.

Club Boat #5, StFYC – City Harken Opti #2, SFYC – North OC One Design Club Race, CYC – Knox Hobies Kick-off/5o5/Laser NorCal, SCYC Big Dinghy, RYC – SH/Keller Cove YRA-OYRA Farallones, SFYC – Ocean Interclub #1, TIYC – SB Mercury Series #2, EYC – Estuary NB Shoot Out #1/CMA, BenYC – Carq Bullship, ElToroIYRA – Sausalito to SF Women Skippers Regatta, SYC – Knox Don Wan Regatta, TYC – NB Commodore’s Cup, BVBC – SB/SF

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Club Boat #6, StFYC – City Harken Opti #2, SFYC – North OC One Design Club Race, CYC – Knox Hobies Kick-off/5o5/Laser NorCal, SCYC Baxter Judson #1, PresYC – West CB Estuary Cup, EYC – YRA 10/Alcaz/Est Spring 3 & 4 PHRF, MPYC

Resin Regatta, SFYC – OC Wheeler Regatta, BYC – OC/CB J/Fest, StFYC – City Club Boat #7, StFYC – City Race Weekend, CYC – Knox Singlehanded #2, SeqYC – SB Spring One Design #1, SCYC Doublehanded Race, MPYC

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Resin Regatta, SFYC – OC Wheeler Regatta, BYC – OC/CB J/Fest, StFYC – City Spring SCORE #1, SCYC Spring 3 & 4 One Design, MPYC Gromeeko Round the Island Race, LGYC – CB

Small Boat Spring, EYC – Estuary Intraclub, StFYC – City Team Race Qualifier, StFYC – City YRA-WBRA #1, GGYC – City Anniversary Cup, SFYC – Knox Twin Island Race #1, SYC – Knox YRA-OYRA Duxship, GGYC – Ocean

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YACHTING YOUTH invite you to spend your Memorial Day Weekend racing in the 15th Annual Spinnaker Cup

continued from page 74

SAUSALITO YC Rob Dubuc, coach@sycsailing.org, www.syconline.org Summer Program, ages 9-17 When: June-August. Beginner, High School Varsity and Jr. Varsity Sailing When: September-May. Boats: Optimists, Lasers, Laser Radials (provided) Scholarships available through Sausalito Youth Sailing Foundation. SEA SCOUTS MARINSHIP 1 (Tiburon YC) Ronald Berliner, (925) 674-6120 Year-Round Program, ages 14-21 When: Meetings weeknights; sailing year-round. Boats: Santana 35 & 22s, Lasers, FJs, 420s, tall ship Active (provided) Cost: $60/year.

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SEA SCOUTS SAN FRANCISCO (Aquatic Park) Dennis Lindemann (415) 585-8825, Tamara Sokolov, (415) 517-3943, www.corsair-viking.org Year-Round Program, ages 13-18 When: Saturdays, 9:30-5:00, Tuesdays, 5-8pm, two-week, weekend and overnight cruises. Boats: 30-ft sailing whaleboats, FJs, Cal 20s, more Cost: $60/semi-annually. SEQUOIA YC (Redwood City) (650) 361-9472, www.sequoiayc.org Junior Beginning/Intermediate Program, ages 10-14 Dan Humphreys, (650) 941-9303 When: Saturdays, fall/spring, 9-11am, (beginner); 11:15-1:15 (intermediate). Boats: El Toros (provided) Cost: $125/10-week session. Advanced Program, ages 12-16 Dave Pirron, (408) 966-5659 When: Saturdays in spring and fall, 1:30-3:30pm. Boats: Lasers (4.7, Radial & Full Rig) Cost: $175/10-week session. Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation Summer Program, ages 7-12 Eric Anderson, (650) 854-1048 When: One-week sessions, June-August, 9-3 daily. Boats: beginner, Optis; intermediate, 420s and FJs; advanced racing (all provided) Cost: $300/YC members and students who BYOB, $325/non-members. Scholarships available. Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation High School Sailing Eric Anderson, (650) 854-1048, www.pysf.us When: Training & racing year round. Saturday & Sunday practices & races. Boats: CFJs, 420s, Lasers, 29ers SHORELINE AQUATIC CENTER (Mountain View) (650) 965-7474, www.shorelinelake.com Camp Shoreline, ages 5-11 When: One-week sessions, June-August, 9-2. Boats: Kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, pedal boats, and Catalina 14.2s Cost: $385/week; extra camp supervision (8-5:30) $25/day, or $99/week. Windsurfing and Sailing Camp, ages 9-15 When: One-week sessions, June-August. Level I: 9am-1pm. Level II: 1:30am-5:30pm. Level III 1:30-5:30pm. Boats: Catalina 14.2s Cost: $195/2-day class; extra camp supervision is $25/day, or $99/week. continued on page 78


MAY 2012

Great Vallejo Race, VYC – CB/NB 18-ft Skiff Regatta, SFYC – OC Club Boat #8, StFYC – City Elvstrom Zellerbach, StFYC – City Commodore’s Cup, HMBYC – HMB Moore 24 PCCs, SCYC YRA-WBRA #2, RYC – OC Summer #2, SeqYC – SB Frank Ballintine Memorial Race, CPYC – SB

indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type. indicates full moon. S

M

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

T 1 8 15 22 29

W 2 9 16 23 30

Th 3 10 17 24 31

F 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS May 4-6: May 12: May 25-26: May 25-27: May 28:

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

• Loreto Fest, Hidden Port YC – Puerto Escondido, BCS • South Bay Opening Day, SeqYC – SB • Spinnaker Cup, SFYC/MPYC – SF to Monterey • Flying Dutchman Nationals, SCYC • Memorial Day

Mercury Series #3, EYC – Estuary Interclub Series #2, IYC – CB Team Race Invitational, StFYC – City Club Championship #2, CYC – Knox Singlehanded Farallones, SSS – Ocean Dinghy Invitational, RYC – SH/Keller Behrens Regatta, TYC – NB Club Laser Champs, MPYC

5

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MOTHER’S DAY Team Race Invitational, StFYC – City

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Elite Keel, SFYC – OC Stone Cup, StFYC – City Baxter Judson #2, PresYC – West CB Spring 5 & 6 One Design, MPYC

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Spring SCORE #2, SCYC

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Elite Keel, SFYC – OC Stone Cup, StFYC – City North Bay Shootout #2/Brothers, BenYC – Carq YRA #1/long course, BYC – OC/CB YRA-WBRA #3, CYC – Knox Spring One Design #2, SCYC

Master Mariners Regatta, SYC – City Small Boat Spring, EYC – Estuary

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Great Vallejo Race, VYC – NB 18-ft Skiff Regatta, SFYC – OC Club Boat #9, StFYC – City Elvstrom Zellerbach, StFYC – City Commodore’s Cup, HMBYC – HMB Moore 24 PCCs, SCYC Spring 5 & 6 PHRF, MPYC

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The 113th Great Vallejo Race • May 5-6, 2012 For more information visit www.vyc.org 2012 YRA Calendar •

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2012 RACE SCHEDULE The SYC offers excellent racing off the scenic Marin Headlands adjacent to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The warm club atmosphere provides a great location for after race bragging or complaining. The bar and galley are open after all the races.

SOUTH BEACH YC (San Francisco) Kevin Wilkinson, (650) 333-7873, www.southbeachyc.org Junior Program, ages 9-16 When: June-August, schedule TBD. Boats: Lasers, FJs (provided) Cost: $225/week. Scholarships available for kids in need. SPINNAKER YC/CITY OF SAN LEANDRO (510) 577-3462, www.spinnakeryc.org Summer Sailing Day Camp, ages 10-18, able to swim Beginners & Intermediates When: Three one-week classes beginning in June, 9-4. Boats: DeWitt Dinghies (provided) Cost: $175/San Leandro residents, $200/non-residents. STANFORD SUMMER SAILING CAMP (Redwood City) John Vandemoer, (650) 364-1292, www.stanfordsailing.com Beginner and Intermediate Sailing Program, ages 9-17 When: June-August. Boats: 420s, FJs (provided) Cost: Contact above. Scholarships available.

• Twin Island Series: Three races around Alcatraz and Angel Island on April 28, July 21 and October 13. (You choose your direction around the islands…) • Sunset Series: Ten Spring and Summer races on alternate Tuesday nights to set aside work pressures for mid-week competition. The Spring Series starts May 1 and the Summer Series starts July 24. • Rear Commodore’s Race: A 20 mile race/cruise to Vallejo Yacht Club on June 30. This is usually a great downwind race with an excellent party and dinner afterward. • Women Skippers Regatta: Three races on April 14 for women as skipper. “No man may touch the wheel!” • Midwinters Series: Five races on the first Sunday of the month from November through March. (2nd Sunday in January in 2012.)

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STOCKTON SAILING CLUB Leslie Pannell, www.stocktonsc.org Learn to Sail Program, ages 9-18 When: One-week classes, June-August. Boats: El Toros and FJs (provided) Cost: Contact above; + $15 short-term youth membership. Summer Sleepover Camp (with RYC) When: July 10-16. Boats: El Toros, Optimists (BYOB) Cost: $275 + one day of parent volunteer time. Scholarships available. TAHOE COMMUNITY SAILING (Tahoe YC/Tahoe City) Bryce Griffith, (530) 583-3796 ext. 25/ext. 12 Youth Sailing Program, ages 8-17 When: June-August Monday-Thursday 10-4. Race Program When: Monday evening and Friday day. Boats: CFJs, Picos, Nomad 17s, Lasers Cost: Contact above. TIBURON YC Gary Stypulkoski, (415) 272-1997, www.tyc.org Junior Sailing Program, ages 8-13 When: Saturday morning classes. Session 1: July-August. Advanced classes Thursday mornings depending on interest. Boats: Optis provided or bring your own Cost: $40/day with your own boat, $65/day if you use a TYC boat. TREASURE ISLAND SAILING CENTER Lacey Todd, (415) 421-2225, www.tisailing.org Spring Beginner Program, ages 7-13 Spring Race Team, ages 8-14 When: See www.tisailing.org Cost: $150 Opti Race Team, 10 practices Saturdays, 1:30-4:30, February-May; 3 races weekends. Boats: Optimists Cost: $300/half-days, $600/full-days. Scholarships available. continued on page 80


JUNE 2012 WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS June 13-14:

• Coastal Cup starts, EYC – City

June 14-17:

• Opti Heavy Weather, StFYC – City

June 18-22:

• Hobie 16 & 20 Nationals, SYC – Knox

June 20:

• Summer Solstice

June 21-22:

• Santa Cruz 27 Nationals, RYC – SH

June 22:

• South Tower Race starts, SSC – Stockton to Cityfront and return

June 22-24:

• Madcap Challenge, StFYC – City

• Long Beach Race Week, LBYC/ABYC

June 23:

• Summer Sailstice – Northern Hemisphere

June 24:

• Wooden Boat Show, MMBA – CYC

indicates full moon. indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type.

S

M

T

W

Th

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

F 1 8 15 22 29

S 2 9 16 23 30

SUNDAY

SATURDAY Blind Sailing Regatta, IYC – Estuary Delta Ditch Run, RYC/SSC – RYC to SSC Merton Yolles Memorial Race, CPYC – SB Summer #3, SeqYC – SB

2

Blind Sailing Regatta, IYC – Estuary Woodies Invitational, StFYC – City Ladies Day Race, MPYC

Spring Invitational, SFYC – OC Club Boat Series #10, StFYC – City Ronstan Bay Challenge, StFYC – City YRA-OYRA Drake’s Bay, CYC – Ocean BAYS #2, RYC – SH Mercury Series #4, EYC – Estuary Interclub Series #3, EYC – CB Up and Down Regatta, SCYC

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Spring Invitational, SFYC – OC Club Boat Series #11, StFYC – City Ronstan Bay Challenge, StFYC – City YRA-OYRA Drake’s Bay, CYC – Ocean

10

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YRA-WBRA #4, BVBC – Mid-Bay Singlehanded #3, SeqYC – SB YRA #2/short course, BVBC – SB H.O. Lind #1-2-3, TYC – NB Spring One Design #3, SCYC Singlehanded Long Distance, MPYC

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FATHER’S DAY

Commodore’s Regatta, MPYC YRA Summer Sailstice, SBYC – CB YRA-WBRA #5, SFYC – Knox Club Boat Series #12, StFYC – City Small Boat Spring, EYC – Estuary Barbary Coast, RYC – SH/Blackaller/RYC

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Commodore’s Regatta, MPYC Spring SCORE #3, SCYC

Baxter Judson #3, PresYC – West CB Summer 1 & 2 One Design, MPYC

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For June 30 events, see July calendar on p. 81.

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AUGUST 25-26

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TREASURE ISLAND SAILING CENTER (cont.)

High School Race Team, ages 13-18, no experience necessary When: Sundays, January-April, 10:30-4. Boats: FJs Cost: $150 Summer Sailing Camp, ages 7-18 When: One-week sessions, June-August. Boats: FJs, JY Trainers, Optimists, Lasers, J/24s, Access Dinghies (provided); lifejackets, wetsuits and foul weather gear provided as well. Cost: $150/week, half day; $300/week, full day. Scholarships available. BAY AREA YOUTH SAILING (BAYS) EVENTS May 19-20: BAYS #1 PYSF June 9-10: BAYS #2 RYC July 14-15: BAYS #3 SFYC August 4-5: BAYS #4 EYC September 1-2: BAYS #5 TYC Check www.bayarea-youthsailing.com for more information. PACIFIC COAST INTERSCHOLASTIC SAILING ASSOCIATION (PCISA) EVENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SAILORS These events are sailed in CFJs except as noted. January 7-8: Rose Bowl, PCISA #3, ABYC/USC, Long Beach January 14: SoCal #3, Balboa YC, Newport Beach January 14: Little Daddy, NorCal #5, RYC January 28-29: NorCal #6, Oyster Point February 4: SoCal #4, ABYC, Long Beach February 25-26: Golden Bear Regatta, PCISA #4, TISC March 17-18: Gaucho Regatta, PCISA #5, Santa Barbara YC/UCSB March 24: SoCal #5, SDYC, San Diego March 24-25: NorCal Championships, StFYC, San Francisco April 12-15: CISA Clinic, ABYC, Long Beach, 29er, C420, CFJ, Laser, Laser Radial April 21-22: Gold Pacific Coast Championship, TISC April 21-22: Silver PCCs, Cabrillo Beach YC, Los Angeles April 28-29: Baker Eliminations, SDYC, San Diego May 12-13: Mallory Cup High School Nationals, NWISA May 26-27: Baker High School Nationals (Team Racing), NESSA-MIT Sept.-Dec.: 2012 Fall Schedule TBA; see www.pcisa.org National Youth Events U.S. Youth Multihull Championship and ISAF Youth Worlds & Development Team Qualifier, 1/13-15, Founders Park, Islamorada, FL. F16. U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, 7/6-12, Chicago YC, Chicago, IL. Laser Radial. U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship, 6/24-30, Lake Minnetonka Sailing School, Wayzata, MN. Club 420. U.S. Junior Doublehanded and Singlehanded Championship, 8/7-10, SFYC. Club 420, Laser Radial. U.S. Junior Triplehanded Championship, 8/6-10, SFYC. J/22, maximum crew of four, weight limits apply, mandatory all-day clinic on Tuesday. U.S. Youth Sailing Championship, 8/14-18, Columbia Gorge Racing Association, Cascade Locks, OR. Club 420, Laser, Laser Radial, 29er. See www.ussailing.org for more US Sailing info and events.

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SATURDAY

JULY 2012 indicates full moon. M 2 9 16 23 30

T 3 10 17 24 31

W 4 11 18 25

Th 5 12 19 26

1

30

indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type.

S 1 8 15 22 29

SUNDAY

F 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28

WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS July 4:

• Independence Day

• Brothers & Sisters Race, TYC – NB

• Independence Cup, SFYC – Knox

• Independence Day Regatta, MPYC

July 16-21:

• Pacific Cup starts, BYC – City/ Ocean

July 16-22:

• Golden Gate Cup, GGYC – City

July 27-29:

• Santana 22 Nationals, SCYC

July 27-29:

• Aldo Alessio, StFYC – City

• Kiteboard North American Championship, StFYC – City

July 28-Aug. 3: • Delta Doo Dah, Latitude 38 – NB to Delta

Silver Eagle, IYC – CB Great SF Schooner Race, SFYC – CB YRA-WBRA #6, StFYC – City YRA-OYRA Half Moon Bay, StFYC – SF-HMB Rear Commodore Race, SYC – Knox to VYC Singlehanded TransPac, SSS – Knox/Ocean Friendship Race, TYC/CYC – NB

7

Longboard SF Classic/UN Challenge, StFYC – City Skiff Fleet Regatta, GGYC – City

8

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BAYS #3, SFYC – North OC Summer Multihull, SCYC Baxter Judson #4, PresYC – West CB Summer 3 & 4 One Design, MPYC

15

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Easom Founders & Melges Regatta, SFYC, BYC PHRF Summer Spectacular, MPYC

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YRA 2nd Half Opener/Escape from Alcatraz, EYC – CB Moseley Regatta, TYC – NB

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Longboard SF Classic/UN Challenge, StFYC – City Skiff Fleet Regatta, GGYC – City Hart Nunes, SFYC – Raccoon Moonlight Marathon, SeqYC – SB-TI-SB BAYS #3, SFYC – North OC Summer Multihull, SCYC Team Race Championship, StFYC – City PICYA Lipton Cup, SYC YRA-OYRA Jr. Waterhouse, RYC – Ocean Interclub #4, SBYC – SB Twin Island #2, SYC – Knox Plastic Classic, BVBC – SB/SF H.O. Lind #4-5-6, TYC – NB

Easom Founders & Melges Regatta, SFYC, BYC PHRF Summer Spectacular, MPYC Club Championship #3, CYC – Knox Westpoint Marina Regatta, SeqYC – TI/Alcaz/SB Delta Dinghy Ditch, LWSA – Sacramento River Twin Island Race #2, SYC – Knox Fox Hat Race, TYC – NB/Knox YRA 2nd Half Opener/Bonita Race, EYC – CB Moseley Regatta, TYC – NB Small Boat Summer, EYC – Estuary NB Shootout #4/Benicia, BenYC – Carq Summer #3, SeqYC – SB Tri-Island, RYC – TI/Alcatraz/Red Rock/RYC PICYA CHISPA/Youth Regatta, SeqYC Singlehanded Buoy Race, MPYC

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LAKE CIRCUIT All the flavor of saltwater sailing in a lowsodium package! Beer can series details can be found on pages 24-27.

JANUARY Sunday, January 1 Frostbite Regatta, LYSA – Lake Yosemite, Merced Tom Cooke, tcookeatty1@yahoo.com, www.lakeyosemitesailing.org Sunday, January 8 Robinson Midwinter #2, LMSC – Lake Merritt Vickie Gilmour, (510) 236-8098, vickiesail@aol.com

FEBRUARY Saturday, February 11 Robinson Midwinter #3, LMSC – Lake Merritt Vickie Gilmour, (510) 236-8098, vickiesail@aol.com

MARCH Sunday, March 11 Robinson Midwinter #4, LMSC – Lake Merritt Vickie Gilmour, (510) 236-8098, vickiesail@aol.com

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Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15 Camellia Cup, FLYC – Folsom Lake Todd Craig, (916) 293-9600, sailfox@comcast.net www.flyc.org Tahoe Ski/Sail, Tahoe YC – Lake Tahoe Stacy Conner, (530) 583-6070, gm@tahoeyc.com www.tahoeyc.com Saturday, April 28 Trans-Folsom Champagne Challenge, FLYC – Folsom Lake Todd Craig, (916) 293-9600, sailfox@comcast.net www.flyc.org

MAY Thursday, May 10 Beer Can Races begin, LYSA – Lake Yosemite, Merced See p. 26 for details and complete schedule. Saturday, May 12 Opening Day, LYSA – Lake Yosemite, Merced www.lakeyosemitesailing.org

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Saturday, May 12 Flight of the Bulls, Lake Elizabeth, Fremont www.eltoroyra.org Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20 Annual Regatta, LYSA – Lake Yosemite, Merced Tom Cooke, (209) 769-4163, tcookeatty1@yahoo.com, www.lakeyosemitesailing.org continued on page 84


AUGUST 2012 indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type. indicates full moon. S

M

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5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

W 1 8 15 22 29

Th 2 9 16 23 30

F 3 10 17 24 31

S 4 11 18 25

WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS July 28-Aug. 3: • Delta Doo Dah, Latitude 38 – NB to Stockton August 2-5: • Flying Dutchman NAs, SCYC August 6-9: • Bemis/Smythe, SFYC – North OC August 7-9: • US Sailing Junior Championship, CYC – NB August 11-19: • America’s Cup World Series Event #1, ACRM – City August 23-26: • Melges 24 NAs, SFYC – OC August 24-26: • Viper 640 Big Wind Finals – SB August 27-31: • 18-ft Skiff International, StFYC – City Aug. 27-Sept. 2: • America’s Cup World Series Event #2, ACRM – City August 31: • Windjammers, StFYC/SCYC – City to SC • Blue Moon

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

4

BAYS #3/Summer Splash, EYC – Estuary Santanarama/Veeder Cup, MPYC YRA-WBRA #7, BYC – OC YRA #3/short course, RYC – SH Mitchell/Ross Regatta, SFYC – Knox Jerry O’Grady SH Race, CPYC – SB Ruth Gordon Schnapp Regatta, GGYC – City

11

Chubb Team Race, SFYC – Rich Bay Baxter Judson #5, PresYC – West CB Summer 5 & 6 One Design, MPYC

12

18

Melges Race Week/Summer Keel, SFYC – OC Jack & Jill, MPYC

19

25

Sarcoma Cup, BeatSarcoma – OC/SH West Marine Fun Regatta, SCYC Fall SCORE #1, SCYC Fall 1 & 2 PHRF, MPYC

26

Chubb Team Race, SFYC – Rich Bay Interclub #5, BAMA – SB YRA-OYRA Approach Buoys, YRA – Ocean

Melges Race Week/Summer Keel, SFYC – OC Small Boat Summer, EYC – Estuary Summer #5, SeqYC – SB H.O. Lind #7-8-9, TYC – NB Fall One Design #1, SCYC

5

BAYS #3/Summer Splash, EYC – Estuary Santanarama/Veeder Cup, MPYC Gracie & George, EYC – SB/Estuary

Sarcoma Cup, BeatSarcoma – OC/SH West Marine Fun Regatta, SCYC YRA-WBRA #8, EYC – OC Half Moon Bay Race, SSS – Ocean Corinthian Challenge, CYC – Knox Summer #5, SeqYC – SB Double Angle Race, SCYC/MPYC/ElkYC – Santa Cruz or Monterey to Moss Landing Santa Cruz Fall Big Boat Regatta, SCYC

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LAKE CIRCUIT continued from page 82

Sunday, May 20 Fremont Relays, Lake Elizabeth, Fremont www.eltoroyra.org

SAN FRANCISCO

SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2012 Corinthian Yacht Club and assisted by Sausalito Yacht Club

Opening Day Race, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27 Memorial Regatta, WSC – Whiskeytown (530) 539-4471, whiskeytownsailing@gmail.com, www.whiskeytownsailing.org Monday, May 28 Laser Series begins, Tahoe YC – Lake Tahoe See p. 28 for details and complete schedule. Wednesday, May 30 Beer Can Series begins, Tahoe YC – Lake Tahoe See p. 28 for details and complete schedule.

JUNE Wednesday, June 6 Beer Can Races begin, LTWYC – Tahoe South Shore See p. 26 for details and complete schedule. Saturday & Sunday, June 9-10 Go for the Gold Regatta, GCYC – Scotts Flat Lake Don Hare, (916) 201-9012, donhare@surewest.net, www.gcyc.net Monday-Thursday, June 11-14 Catalina 22 Nationals, GCYC – Scotts Flat Lake Don Hare, (916) 201-9012, donhare@surewest.net, www.gcyc.net

SAILINGWORLD.COM/NOOD For more information about setting up a fleet and to get your class in on the action, contact Sailing World NOOD Regattas by e-mailing nood@ sailingw orld.com

Saturday & Sunday, June 16-17 Clear Lake Regional El Toro Championship www.eltoroyra.org Saturday, June 23 Commodore’s Regatta, FYC – Huntington Lake Steen Skjellerup, (559) 225-8035, hsrinfo@fresnoyachtclub.org, www.fresnoyachtclub.org Southern Crossing, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com Sunday, June 24 Mayor’s Cup Regatta, LMSC – Lake Merritt (510) 236-8098, vickiesail@aol.com Saturday, June 30 Chambers Regatta, TahoeYC – Lake Tahoe Dan Hauserman, (530) 581-4700, dan@ilovetahoe.com www.tahoeyc.com continued on page 86

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SEPTEMBER 2012 WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS

indicates full moon. indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type.

BAYS #5, TYC – NB Jazz Cup, SBYC/BenYC – TI to Benicia

September 1:

• Ronstan Bridge to Bridge, StFYC – City

September 3:

• Labor Day – Take a worker sailing

• Staff Commodore’s Cup, SFYC – Knox

Millimeter Nationals, EYC – Estuary Dolphin Regatta, MPYC Richmond-South Bay, SSS – RYC to SB Club Championship #4, CYC – Knox Interclub Series #6, CPYC – SB SH #4/Commodore’s Cup, SeqYC – SB

September 5:

• Latitude 38 Mexico-Only Crew List Party and Baja Ha-Ha Reunion – Berkeley YC, 6-9pm. See www.latitude38.com or Latitude 38 for details.

September 6-9:

• Rolex Big Boat Series, StFYC – City

September 7-9:

• Wooden Boat Festival – Port Townsend, WA

September 13-16: • Fall Boat Show, NCMA – Jack London Square, Oakland September 20-23: • 5o5 North Americans, SFYC – OC September 22:

• Autumnal Equinox

September 23-30: • Flying Dutchman Worlds, SCYC September 28-30: • Melges 20 PCCs, CYC – OC

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2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

Aug. 27-Sept. 2: • America’s Cup World Series Event #2, ACRM – City

S

1 8

BAYS #5, TYC – NB Big Brothers Big Sisters Regatta, SCYC Millimeter Nationals, EYC – Estuary Dolphin Regatta, MPYC Baxter Judson #6, PresYC – West CB

2 9

YRA-WBRA #9, SYC – Knox YRA #4/long, SYC – Knox/Bonita Interclub Challenge, SeqYC/LGYC – SB Totally Dinghy, RYC – SH/Keller Cove Tornberg Regatta, TYC – NB Fall One Design #2, SCYC

15

Commodore’s Cup, EYC – Estuary Jack & Jill, SCYC Fall 1 & 2 One Design, MPYC

16

Multihull Regatta, RYC – SH NOOD Regatta, CYC/SYC YRA-OYRA Southern Cross, YRA – Ocean Barth Race, CPYC/SeqYC – SB Schreiber Cup, OYC – TI/Estuary

22

Multihull Regatta, RYC – SH NOOD Regatta, CYC/SYC Fall SCORE #2, SCYC Fall 3 & 4 PHRF, MPYC

23

YRA Season Closer/Island Tour, CYC – CB/NB Corinthian Cup, SFYC – OC Catalina 34 SF Cup, GGYC – City Club Boat Series #13, StFYC – City Express 27 Nationals, RYC – SH YRA-WBRA #10, GGYC – City Small Boat Summer, EYC – Estuary Regatta, BenYC – Carq Past Commodores, MPYC

29

YRA Season Closer/Crazy 8, CYC – CB/NB Corinthian Cup, SFYC – OC Catalina 34 SF Cup, GGYC – City Club Boat Series #13, StFYC – City Express 27 Nationals, RYC – SH Fall 3 & 4 One Design, MPYC

30

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LAKE CIRCUIT continued from page 84

JULY Saturday & Sunday, July 7-8 High Sierra Centerboard Divisions, FYC – Huntington Lake Steen Skjellerup, (559) 225-8035, hsrinfo@fresnoyachtclub.com, www.fresnoyachtclub.org Wednesday, July 11 Intergalactic Beer Can Race, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com Thursday-Friday, July 12-13 Melges Race Week, Tahoe YC – Lake Tahoe Dan Hauserman, (530) 581-4700, dan@ilovetahoe.com www.tahoeyc.com Friday, July 13 Tahoe Warm-up Race, Tahoe YC – Lake Tahoe Dan Hauserman, (530) 581-4700, dan@ilovetahoe.com www.tahoeyc.com Saturday, July 14 Trans-Tahoe Race, Tahoe YC – Lake Tahoe Dan Hauserman, (530) 581-4700, dan@ilovetahoe.com www.tahoeyc.com Saturday & Sunday, July 14-15 High Sierra Keelboat Divisions, FYC – Huntington Lake Steen Skjellerup, (559) 225-8035 hsrinfo@fresnoyachtclub.com, www.fresnoyachtclub.org

Pacific

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PHRF 45-99 PHRF 100-156 PHRF 157-206 PHRF 207-270

One entry per division per yacht club. Division parameters may change.

YOUTH REGATTA Hosted by the Sequoia YC • Saturday, July 28 Optimist Division A 10 & under Optimist El Toro CFJ

Division B Division C Division D

12 & under 16 & under Grades 8-12

Two boats per division per yacht club*

CHISPA Laser

PICYA Small Boat Perpetual Trophy

All ages

One boat per yacht club

*Go to www.picya.org for Regatta News Page 86 •

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Saturday, July 21 Wild Goose Regatta, Tahoe YC – Lake Tahoe Dan Hauserman, (530) 581-4700, dan@ilovetahoe.com www.tahoeyc.com Women’s Clinic, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com Sunday, July 22 Women’s Day Race, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com Sunday, July 29 Doublehanded Race, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com

AUGUST Friday-Sunday, August 3-5 Pinecrest El Toro Worlds, Pinecrest Lake www.eltoroyra.org Sunday, August 5 Commodore’s Cup, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com continued on page 88


OCTOBER 2012 indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type. indicates full moon. S 7 14 21 28

M 1 8 15 22 29

T 2 9 16 23 30

W 3 10 17 24 31

Th 4 11 18 25

F 5 12 19 26

S 6 13 20 27

WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS October 4-8: October 5-7:

• Fleet Week • Melges 20 Nationals, CYC – OC

October 6-7:

• Women’s Sailing Seminar, IYC – Est

October 29:

• Baja Ha-Ha starts, SD-Cabo

October 31:

• Halloween: Go sailing in costume!

Vallejo 1-2, SSS – OC-VYC Vice Commodore’s Cup, HMYC – HMB Sausalito Cup J/105 Match Race, SYC – OC J/24 & Olson 25 Nationals, BYC – East OC 5o5/Multihull Fall Regatta, SCYC Hobie Regatta, MPYC Islander 36 Nationals, GGYC – City/CB Wosser Cup, SFYC – Knox Around the Brothers, RYC – RYC/Brothers Jack & Jill Regatta, CPYC – SB Oktoberfest, OYC – SB/Estuary Doublehanded Race, TYC – NB

6

Vallejo 1-2, SSS – VYC-RYC Vice Commodore’s Cup, HMYC – HMB Sausalito Cup J/105 Match Race, SYC – OC J/24 & Olson 25 Nationals, BYC – East OC 5o5/Multihull Fall Regatta, SCYC Hobie Regatta, MPYC Chowder #1, BYC – OC El Toro Stampede, RYC – Richmond Estero Singlehanded Race, TYC – NB

7

Jessica Cup, StFYC – City Logan/Paige/Simpson, StFYC – City Fall Classic, SFYC – Knox Otter Cup High School Regatta, MPYC Ross Wood, CYC – Knox Twin Island #3, SYC – Knox Joan Storer Regatta, TYC – NB Champion of Champions, BVBC – SB/SF ERC Sprints, BVBC – SB/BVBC Basin

13

Jessica Cup, StFYC – City Logan/Paige/Simpson, StFYC – City Fall Classic, SFYC – Knox Otter Cup High School Regatta, MPYC Chowder #2, BYC – OC

14

Fall Dinghy & Olympic Classes, StFYC – City Oktoberfest, BYC – OC YRA Yankee Cup/Champion of Champions, IYC – City Schnapp Regatta, GGYC – City Sunset Championship, SYC – Knox Corkscrew Slough Regatta, SeqYC – SB South Bay Championship, SeqYC – SB Fall One Design #3, SCYC

20

Fall Dinghy & Olympic Classes, StFYC – City Chowder #3, BYC – OC Multihull Slalom BAMA Closer, BYC – OC Leukemia Cup, SFYC – Knox Lady Skipper Race, PresYC – West CB Fall 5 & 6 PHRF, MPYC

21

Great Pumpkin, RYC – OC/SH Club Boat Series #15, StFYC – City Round the Island, SFYC – Belvedere/TI/SH

27

Great Pumpkin, RYC – OC/SH Club Boat Series #16, StFYC – City Chowder #4, BYC – OC Fall SCORE #3, SCYC Fall 5 & 6 One Design/Luke’s Regatta, MPYC

28

Raise a sail and save a life! The seventh annual Leukemia Cup Regatta benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, California. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLEN HOKE

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October 11-12: • Kilroy ProAm, StFYC – City

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

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Saturday, August 4 Sunnyside Regatta, Tahoe YC – Lake Tahoe Dan Hauserman, (530) 581-4700, dan@ilovetahoe.com www.tahoeyc.com

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Gardner Regatta, LYSA – Lake Yosemite, Merced Tom Cooke, (209) 769-4163, tcookeatty1@yahoo.com, www.lakeyosemitesailing.org Saturday, August 18 Jake’s Regatta, Tahoe YC – Lake Tahoe Dan Hauserman, (530) 581-4700, dan@ilovetahoe.com www.tahoeyc.com

$34,995 w/trailer and North sails Viper 640 West Coast Championship Series Jan. 13-15: Arizona YC Birthday Regatta Lake Pleasant, AZ Mar. 16-18: Sailing World NOODs Coronado YC June 22-24: Long Beach Race Week Alamitos Bay YC July 15-20: Whidbey Island Race Week Pacific Coast Championships Aug. 24-26: San Francisco Big Wind Finals

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Sunday, August 19 Midsummer’s Madness Race, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com Sunday, August 26 Singlehanded Race, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com

SEPTEMBER Saturday, September 8 Governor’s Cup, FLYC – Folsom Lake Todd Craig, (916) 293-9600, sailfox@comcast.net www.flyc.org Saturday & Sunday, September 8-9 Laser Fleet Championship, Tahoe YC – Stampede Reservoir, Truckee Rick Raduziner, (530) 581-6070, raduziner@sbcglobal.net, www.tahoeyc.com Saturday & Sunday, September 15-16 Perpetual Series, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com Sunday, September 30 Fannette Island Race, LTWYC – South Lake Tahoe Will Anderson, (678) 517-6578, ltwyc2@aol.com www.tahoewindjammers.com

OCTOBER Saturday, October 20 Corkscrew Slough Regatta, SeqYC – Redwood City www.eltoroyra.org

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NOVEMBER Sunday, November 11 Turkey Shoot, LWSA – Lake Washington www.lwsailing.org

DECEMBER Saturday, December 8 Robinson Midwinter #1, LMSC – Lake Merritt Vickie Gilmour, (510) 236-8098, vickiesail@aol.com


NOVEMBER 2012 WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS November TBA: • The Big Sail (Stanford vs. Cal), StFYC – City

• Running of the Bulls, Elkhorn YC – Elkhorn Slough

• YRA Year-End Trophy Party

November 11:

• Veteran’s Day. Take a veteran sailing!

November 22:

• Thanksgiving Day

November 23:

• Wild Turkey Race, TYC – NB

indicates full moon. indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type.

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4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

Th 1 8 15 22 29

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24

SUNDAY

SATURDAY Midwinter #1, GGYC – City Summer’s Last Gasp, HMBYC – HMB Club Boat Series #17, StFYC – City NorCal FJ Regatta, SCYC Perry Cup/Kelp Cup, MPYC Commodore’s Cup, CPYC – SB Winter #1, SeqYC – SB Red Rock Race, TYC – NB

S

3

4

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS Club Boat Series #18, StFYC – City NorCal FJ Regatta, SCYC Perry Cup/Kelp Cup, MPYC Jack & Jill + 1, IYC – Estuary Chowder #5, BYC – OC Midwinter #1, SYC – Knox

Midwinters #1, BYC – OC

10

Midwinters #2, BYC – OC Midwinter #1, IYC – Estuary Laser Sundays, SCYC

Jack Frost #1, EYC – Estuary Midwinter #1, SCYC

17

Chowder #6, BYC – OC Redwood Cup #1, SeqYC – SB Commodore’s Challenge, IYC – Estuary Crew’s Revenge, MPYC

24

Chowder #7, BYC – OC

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2012 WEEKEND CURRENTS J A N U A R Y

A P R I L

date/day slack 12/31Sat 0003 1309 1/01Sun 0055 1412 1/07Sat 0028 1125 1/08Sun 0109 1205 1/14Sat 1126 2322 1/15Sun 1235 1/21Sat 1109 1/22Sun 0046 1200 1/28Sat 1121 2314 1/29Sun 1223

max 0306/2.7F 1546/1.9F 0357/2.5F 1701/2.0F 0232/1.9E 1443/4.7E 0314/2.1E 1524/4.9E 0142/3.4F 1410/2.5F

slack 0619 1837 0705 1950 0544 1849 0624 1925 0500 1709

max 0901/2.8E 2109/2.3E 0956/3.0E 2208/1.9E 0835/2.5F 2151/3.5F 0916/2.6F 2225/3.6F 0746/3.5E 2001/3.3E

0231/3.2F 1517/2.5F 0218/2.3E 1428/5.3E 0307/2.5E 1516/5.3E 0129/2.8F 1359/2.1F

0544 1825 0525 1827 0616 1912 0442 1702

0840/3.8E 2059/2.7E 0819/3.1F 2135/4.2F 0909/3.2F 2217/4.2F 0723/3.1E 1937/2.6E

0212/2.4F 1500/1.9F

0523 1806

0812/3.0E 2029/2.1E

date/day slack 4/01Sun 0930 2253 4/07Sat 0155 1459 4/08Sun 0234 1555 4/14Sat 0314 1548 4/15Sun 0949 2249 4/21Sat 0141 1448 4/22Sun 0210 1530 4/28Sat 0105 1354 4/29Sun 0228 1451

max 0022/1.8E 1236/3.5E

slack max 0404 0642/1.8F 1639 1942/2.9F

0501/5.5E 1731/3.8E 0547/5.6E 1819/3.4E 0602/2.0F 1906/3.2F 0115/2.4E 1305/3.3E

0840 2046 0930 2130 0838 2203 0420 1643

1140/4.6F 2340/3.7F 1230/4.5F

0443/4.4E 1709/2.7E 0518/4.5E 1746/2.5E 0348/1.3F 1658/2.5F 0458/1.4F 1756/2.7F

0836 2033 0912 2102 0620 2032 0738 2121

1134/3.6F 2318/2.7F 1208/3.4F 2351/2.5F 0955/3.3E 2244/1.8E 1055/3.2E 2345/2.3E

1150/3.4E 0716/2.4F 1957/3.3F

F E B R U A R Y

M A Y

NOAA predictions at the Golden Gate Entrance

date/day slack max 2/04Sat 0121/1.7E 1020 1335/4.4E 2355 2/05Sun 0206/2.1E 1104 1418/4.7E 2/11Sat 0023/3.6F 0959 1252/3.2F 2205 2/12Sun 0109/3.3F 1102 1352/3.0F 2254 2/18Sat 0124/2.2E 1010 1330/4.7E 2337 2/19Sun 0214/2.6E 1104 1419/4.8E 2/20Mon 0017 0255/2.9E 1153 1502/4.7E 2/25Sat 0003/2.9F 0945 1232/2.7F 2146 2/26Sun 0040/2.5F 1034 1320/2.4F 2223 date/day slack max 5/05Sat 0042 0354/5.7E 1402 1626/3.5E 5/06Sun 0123 0440/6.0E 1455 1715/3.3E 5/12Sat 0138 0413/1.9F 1407 1721/3.1F 5/13Sun 0254 0539/1.9F 1507 1823/3.0F 5/19Sat 0036 0346/4.4E 1357 1615/2.3E 5/20Sun 0109 0420/4.6E 1438 1650/2.3E 5/26Sat 0219/1.7F 1209 1518/2.9F 5/27Sun 0035 0317/1.6F 1258 1610/2.9F 5/28Mon 0152 0423/1.6F 1352 1704/2.9F

COLLEGE SAILING Many colleges and universities around the country field competitive sailing teams. Some teams in Northern California follow: Cal Berkeley; Cal Maritime Academy, Vallejo; Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo; Cal State University Monterey Bay, Seaside; Cal State Sacramento; College of Marin, Kentfield; DeAnza College, Cupertino; Dominican University, San Rafael; San Jose State University; Santa Clara University; Sonoma State, Rohnert Park; Stanford, Palo Alto; UC Davis; UC Santa Cruz.

slack 0438 1742

max 0729/2.4F 2045/3.3F

0522 1819 0333 1559

0813/2.7F 2119/3.6F 0626/4.1E 1846/3.6E

0415 1707

0716/4.2E 1940/2.9E

0428 1724

0724/2.9F 2034/3.9F

0521 1809 0609 1850 0309 1542

0817/3.2F 2116/4.0F 0904/3.3F 2152/4.0F 0558/3.6E 1817/2.9E

0343 1635

0640/3.5E 1902/2.4E

slack 0740 1938 0828 2023 0657 2030 0814 2121 0744 1935 0820 2007 0448 1854 0549 1941 0705 2028

max 1041/4.7F 2232/3.7F 1130/4.8F 2317/3.5F 1001/3.5E 2313/2.3E 1111/3.0E 1049/3.6F 2220/2.7F 1122/3.6F 2253/2.6F 0828/3.8E 2113/2.2E 0921/3.5E 2208/2.4E 1018/3.2E 2306/2.8E

M A R C H

J U N E

date/day slack 3/03Sat 0327 1624 3/04Sun 0956 2316 3/10Sat 0211 1458 3/11Sun 0350 1657 3/17Sat 1003 2324 3/18Sun 1103 3/24Sat 0250 1540 3/25Sun 1012 2204 3/31Sat 0301 1549

max 0613/2.0F 1930/3.0F 0052/2.0E 1305/4.2E

slack 0903 2237 0417 1706

max 1214/3.8E

0511/4.8E 1737/3.8E 0658/4.9E 1927/3.2E 0127/2.1E 1325/4.0E

0845 2054 1039 2239 0429 1714

1143/4.0F 2352/3.5F 1337/3.7F

0224/2.5E 1423/4.1E 0546/4.1E 1809/2.9E 0023/2.7F 1305/3.0F

0525 1802 0933 2134 0319 1625

0824/2.9F 2111/3.7F 1225/3.3F

0536/1.5F 1854/2.6F

0822 2210

date/day slack 6/02Sat 1302 6/03Sun 0015 1356 6/09Sat 1227 6/10Sun 0109 1321 6/16Sat 1300 6/17Sun 0006 1344 6/23Sat 1055 2308 6/24Sun 1132 6/30Sat 1155 2304

max 0244/5.4E 1519/2.8E 0334/5.9E 1611/2.9E 0235/2.3F 1533/3.4F 0342/2.0F 1628/3.0F 0245/4.1E 1522/1.8E 0323/4.4E 1557/1.9E 0110/2.3F 1401/3.5F

slack max 0640 0942/4.2F 1828 2123/3.4F 0729 1033/4.6F 1918 2212/3.5F 0524 0830/4.0E 1852 2120/2.6E 0631 0925/3.3E 1942 2220/2.6E 0648 0959/3.3F 1831 2121/2.4F 0727 1036/3.4F 1910 2157/2.5F 0348 0716/4.5E 1730 1955/2.7E

0158/2.2F 1443/3.3F 0128/4.8E 1404/2.2E

0436 1809 0536 1714

0705/2.4F 2007/3.3F

0724/2.5F 2027/3.6F

0624/4.0E 1848/2.6E 1136/3.3E

0802/4.1E 2043/2.9E 0839/3.6F 2011/3.0F

continued on page 96

PACIFIC COAST COLLEGIATE SAILING CONFERENCE EVENTS 1/7-8

Rose Bowl Regatta

1/14

ICSA Winter Meeting

Park City, UT

CFJ

1/21-22 Wenner Memorial Rainbow Intersectional U of Hawaii

CFJ

1/28-29 South 1 & 2/Jeff Simon Memorial Regatta UCSD

CFJ

2/4

PCCSC Annual Meeting

StFYC

2/11-12 North 1 & 2

2/25-26 South 3 & 4

UCI

CFJ

3/3-4

McIntyre Team Race

Stanford

CFJ/420

3/3-4

Cal Team Race

Cal

CFJ

3/9-11

Harbor Cup

LAYC

Catalina 37

3/24-25 South Designate

CFJ

USC/USSCLB CFJ

3/31-4/1 North Designate/St. Francis Intersectional StFYC

CFJ

4/14-15 Carter Ford Trophy Team Race Champs

Stanford

CFJ/420

4/21-22 Women’s Conference Championship

U of Hawaii

CFJ

4/28-29 Healy Trophy Coed Dinghy Championship UCSB/Santa Barbara YC CFJ 5/12-13 ICSA Coed Dinghy 1st Round Semi-Finals Miami 5/29

CFJ

ICSA Annual Meeting/Alumni Activity

5/30-6/2 ICSA/Sperry Topsider Women’s Dinghy Nationals U of Texas/Austin YC CFJ

For complete information, see www.collegesailing.org. Page 90 •

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6/3-5

ICSA/APS Team Race Nationals

U of Texas/Austin YC

CFJ

6/6-8

ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy Nationals U of Texas/Austin YC

CFJ

September-December 2012: Fall season to be determined; see www.collegesailing.org/pccsc


DECEMBER 2012 WEEKDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS December:

December 9: December 21: December 25: December 31:

• Happy Holidays! Check the Calendar in the Nov. or Dec. issue of Latitude 38 for a lighted boat parade near you. • Hanukkah begins at sundown • Winter Solstice – just 6 months till Summer Sailstice! • Christmas Day • New Year’s Eve

indicates full moon. indicates 2-day races. YRA events indicated in bold type.

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Th

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2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

SUNDAY

SATURDAY Midwinters #2, GGYC – City Midwinter Optis #1, RYC – Richmond Estero Winter #2, SeqYC – SB Perry Cup/Midwinters, MPYC

1

Chowder #8, BYC – OC Midwinter #2, SYC – Knox Midwinters #1, RYC – SH/Keller Cove

2

Midwinters #3, BYC – OC

8

Midwinters #4, BYC – OC Midwinter #2, IYC – Estuary Laser Sundays, SCYC

9

Midwinters #2, SCYC

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15

Chowder #9, BYC – OC Midwinter #1, HMBYC – HMB Redwood Cup #2, SeqYC – SB

16

22

Chowder #10, BYC – OC

23

29

Chowder #11, BYC – OC Christmas Race, MPYC

30

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY These current charts show direction and speed of the tidal current for each hour of current at the San Francisco Bay entrance. The charts depict the flow of tidal currents under normal weather conditions. Strong winds and freshets, however, bring about non-tidal currents which may modify considerably the speeds and directions shown in the charts. USE OF CHARTS The chart to be used for any specific time is determined by obtaining the difference between the desired time and the time of the nearest Maximum Flood or Maximum Ebb for the Golden Gate. The chart with the title that agrees most nearly with this difference is the one to be used.

FACTORS FOR CORRECTING SPEEDS MAXIMUM FLOOD Predicted speed (knots)

MAXIMUM EBB Factor

Predicted Speed (knots)

Factor

0.5-0.8,

multiply by

0.2

0.7-1.1,

multiply by

0.2

0.9-1.1,

multiply by

0.3

1.2-1.5,

multiply by

0.3

The numbers before or after the arrows indicate the 'tropic speed' of the current in knots. To determine the actual speed of the current for a particular day and hour, this tropic speed is multiplied by the factor given in the table to the right, 'Factors for Correcting Speeds'. To find the correct 'predicted speed' as listed in the table, see 'Weekend Currents' on pages 90 (JanuaryJune) and 96 (July-December).

1.2-1.4,

multiply by

0.4

1.6-2.0,

multiply by

0.4

1.5-1.8,

multiply by

0.5

2.1-2.4,

multiply by

0.5

1.9-2.1,

multiply by

0.6

2.5-2.9,

multiply by

0.6

2.2-2.4,

multiply by

0.7

3.0-3.3,

multiply by

0.7

2.5-2.8,

multiply by

0.8

3.4-3.8,

multiply by

0.8

2.9-3.1,

multiply by

0.9

3.9-4.2,

multiply by

0.9

3.2-3.4,

multiply by

1.0

4.3-4.7,

multiply by

1.0

3.5-3.7,

multiply by

1.1

4.8-5.1,

multiply by

1.1

3.8-4.1,

multiply by

1.2

5.2-5.6,

multiply by

1.2

The charts on this page and those that follow are from the National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

4.2-4.4,

multiply by

1.3

5.7-6.0,

multiply by

1.3

4.5-4.7,

multiply by

1.4

6.1-6.5,

multiply by

1.4

4.8-5.1,

multiply by

1.5

6.6-6.9,

multiply by

1.5

TIDAL CURRENT CHART SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Two Hours Before Max Flood at Golden Gate Page 92 •

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One Hour Before Max Flood at Golden Gate


TIDAL CURRENT CHARTS

TIDAL CURRENT CHART SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Maximum Flood at Golden Gate

TIDAL CURRENT CHART SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Two Hours After Max Flood at Golden Gate

TIDAL CURRENT CHART SAN FRANCISCO BAY

One Hour After Max Flood at Golden Gate

TIDAL CURRENT CHART SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Three Hours After Max Flood at Golden Gate

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY

TIDAL CURRENT CHART SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Two Hours Before Max Ebb at Golden Gate

TIDAL CURRENT CHART SAN FRANCISCO BAY

One Hour Before Max Ebb at Golden Gate

TIDAL CURRENT CHART

TIDAL CURRENT CHART

SAN FRANCISCO BAY

SAN FRANCISCO BAY

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TIDAL CURRENT CHART SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Two Hours After Max Ebb at Golden Gate

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2012 WEEKEND CURRENTS

NOAA predictions at the Golden Gate Entrance

continued from page 90

J U L Y

O C T O B E R

date/day slack 7/01Sun 1253 2357 7/04Wed 0140 1516 7/07Sat 1105 2331 7/08Sun 1148 7/14Sat 1148 2253 7/15Sun 1238 2338 7/21Sat 0954 2202 7/22Sun 1027 2250 7/28Sat 1038 2147 7/29Sun 1143 2249

max 0225/5.3E 1505/2.3E

slack max 0629 0936/4.1F 1811 2107/3.2F

0458/5.9E 1736/3.0E 0118/3.0F 1405/3.8F

0854 2048 0411 1723

1158/4.7F 2339/3.4F 0715/4.6E 1953/3.1E

0211/2.6F 1448/3.3F 0121/3.5E 1403/1.3E

0505 1805 0539 1716

0801/3.8E 2040/3.1E 0852/2.7F 1008/2.0F

0213/3.8E 1455/1.5E

0624 1803

0938/3.0F 2053/2.2F

0010/2.9F 1254/3.8F

0300 1615

0613/4.8E 1845/3.3E

0054/2.9F 1330/3.7F

0344 1649

0655/4.5E 1928/3.5E

0003/4.3E 1240/1.7E

0419 1552

0722/3.0F 1852/2.5F

0108/4.6E 1351/1.9E

0521 1702

0830/3.4F 1958/2.7F

date/day slack

max

slack

max

10/06Sat 0026

0321/2.5F

0654

0858/1.7E

1212

1505/1.6F

1746

2114/3.4E

10/07Sun 0123

0419/2.3F

0752

0953/1.5E

1319

1603/1.4F

1845

2210/3.2E

10/13Sat 0002

0247/3.6E

0622

0916/3.4F

1220

1512/4.2E

1853

2148/3.6F

10/14Sun 0056

0335/3.7E

0703

0956/3.5F

1255

1556/4.8E

1937

2235/4.0F

0300/3.8F

0631

0841/2.3E

10/20Sat 1159

1446/2.4F

1734

2055/4.6E

10/21Sun 0059

0406/3.5F

0732

0944/2.1E

1314

1555/2.2F

1843

2157/4.1E

10/27Sat 0018

0304/2.9E

0629

0926/3.1F

1215

1521/4.0E

1907

2211/3.5F

10/28Sun 0109

0345/2.8E

0709

1001/2.9F

1250

1555/4.2E

1948

2251/3.5F

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A U G U S T

N O V E M B E R

date/day slack 8/04Sat 0955 2212 8/05Sun 1033 2301 8/11Sat 0406 1540 8/12Sun 1113 2218 8/18Sat 0209 1501 8/19Sun 0254 1533 8/25Sat 0250 1429 8/26Sun 0400 1549

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slack max 0310 0609/4.7E 1602 1838/3.6E

0059/3.2F 1328/3.6F

0358 1639

0651/4.1E 1919/3.6E

0717/2.1F 1829/1.6F 0034/3.3E 1315/1.2E

1013 2121 0503 1642

1205/1.1E

0511/4.7E 1738/3.7E 0552/4.6E 1818/4.1E 0548/2.8F 1727/2.2F 0709/3.0F 1841/2.3F

0853 2101 0926 2145 0911 2022 1022 2133

1148/3.9F 2354/3.4F 1223/3.9F

date/day slack max 11/03Sat 0206/2.9F 1054 1345/1.8F 2351 11/04Sun 0152/2.8F 1049 1335/1.6F 2339 11/10Sat 0021/3.1E 0954 1252/4.2E 2245 11/11Sun 0115/3.1E 1033 1340/4.8E 2344 11/17Sat 0048/4.3F 0944 1231/2.7F 2238 11/18Sun 0145/4.0F 1052 1333/2.5F 2335 11/22Thu 0225 0535/3.1F 1524 1822/2.6F 11/23Fri 0318 0625/3.0F 1617 1920/2.9F 11/24Sat 0048/2.3E 0958 1313/3.9E 2305 11/25Sun 0139/2.2E 1037 1351/4.1E 2356

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max 0014/3.5F 1252/4.0F

0817/2.4F 1931/1.8F

1113/1.7E 2342/4.2E 1228/1.7E

S E P T E M B E R

slack max 0540 0744/1.9E 1621 1953/3.9E 0528 1609

0733/1.8E 1942/3.6E

0349 1644

0649/3.1F 1935/3.3F

0437 1731

0734/3.3F 2027/3.8F

0418 1518

0629/2.5E 1839/5.1E

0512 1620

0727/2.5E 1936/4.5E

0833 2104 0917 2207 0408 1705

1140/3.3E 2347/2.5E 1231/3.6E

0454 1748

0750/2.7F 2056/3.3F

0710/2.8F 2011/3.2F

D E C E M B E R

date/day slack 9/01Sat 0214 1446 9/02Sun 0301 1520 9/03Mon 1001 2231 9/08Sat 0211 1349 9/09Sun 0316 1503 9/15Sat 0111 1343 9/16Sun 0159 1416 9/22Sat 0118 1312 9/23Sun 0228 1433 9/29Sat 0118 1331 9/30Sun 0206 1404

max 0508/4.3E 1730/3.9E 0547/4.0E 1807/4.0E 0040/3.4F 1251/3.2F

slack 0849 2106 0926 2148 0347 1553

max 1144/3.8F 2359/3.6F 1217/3.5F 0625/3.5E 1845/4.0E

0503/2.0F 1639/1.5F 0619/2.1F 1746/1.5F 0404/4.3E 1627/4.1E 0447/4.3E 1709/4.5E 0418/3.2F 1604/2.2F 0535/3.1F 1719/2.1F 0408/3.6E 1625/4.0E 0446/3.4E 1700/4.2E

0826 1932 0931 2037 0743 1959 0819 2042 0748 1856 0855 2009 0742 2006 0819 2046

1022/1.3E 2248/3.1E 1125/1.3E 2349/3.2E 1036/3.7F 2253/3.7F 1112/3.7F 2338/4.0F 0954/2.0E 2216/4.2F 1104/1.8E 2324/4.0E 1037/3.4F 2305/3.6F 1109/3.2F 2344/3.6F

date/day slack 12/01Sat 0846 2139 12/02Sun 0931 2218 12/08Sat 0209 1529 12/09Sun 0303 1621 12/15Sat 0304 1408 12/16Sun 0929 2214 12/22Sat 0240 1553 12/23Sun 0921 2248 12/24Mon 1004 2339 12/25Tue 1045 12/29Sat 0224 1317 12/30Sun 0301 1356 12/31Mon 0908 2143

max 0002/3.2F 1135/2.0F

slack 0332 1414

max 0536/1.9E 1742/4.3E

0040/3.2F 1219/1.9F

0414 1455

0620/2.0E 1826/4.1E

0518/3.0F 1815/2.8F 0609/3.0F 1915/3.3F 0518/2.7E 1728/5.5E 0028/4.3F 1215/2.9F

0826 2126 0910 2232 0828 2124 0352 1505

1128/4.0E 2350/2.6E 1221/4.6E

0544/2.6F 1900/2.7F 0016/1.8E 1240/3.8E

0836 2149 0333 1643

1151/3.6E 0633/2.4F 1952/3.0F

0113/1.7E 1323/4.1E

0423 1728

0718/2.4F 2038/3.2F

0159/1.7E 1403/4.3E 0431/2.1E 1637/4.6E 0511/2.2E 1718/4.4E 0009/3.4F 1156/2.2F

0508 0759/2.4F 1809 2120/3.3F 0744 1032/2.4F 2036 2335/3.4F 0824 1112/2.3F 2109 0338 0553/2.4E 1437 1800/4.2E

1119/3.1F 0610/2.8E 1819/5.0E

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VHF RADIO CHANNEL USES Distress, safety, calling. Monitored by the Coast Guard and public coast stations.

6

Intership safety purposes and search and rescue (SAR) communications. Not to be used for non-safety matters.

12

Offshore Vessel Movement Reporting System. In use from Pilot Boarding Precautionary Area Approach buoys N, W and S to outer limits of System (N 41 nm, W 29 nm, S29 nm).

13

Bridge to Bridge commercial vessel navigation and safety communications. In use from the Offshore Pilot Boarding Precautionary Area (buoy SF #1 – Sea Buoy) to inside the Bay and throughout the Delta regions.

14

Vessel Traffic Service (VTS). Power Driven Vessels (40+ meters), Passenger Vessels (50+ passengers), Towing Vessels (8+ meters w/tow), Marine Events (committee boat, organizer). Check in, MONITOR, update, check out.

22A

U.S. Coast Guard Communications with USCG stations, vessels and aircraft after contact on channel 13 or 16.

7A, 8, 9, 10,11, 18A, 19A, 79A, 80A, 88A

Port Operations. Commercial (intership and ship to coast) working channel. Commercial vessel business and operational needs.

9, 68, 69, 71, 72, 77A, 78A

Port Operations. Commercial (intership and ship to coast) working channel. Supplies, repairs, berthing, yacht harbors, marinas. These are the channels used by race committees.

26, 84, 87 27, 28, 86 25, 26, 27, 28 28 12, 20, 65A, 66A, 73, 74 WX 1-2-3

Marine Radio-Telephone Operators San Francisco Sacramento, Stockton, Delta North: Bodega Bay to Fort Bragg and 50 miles out South: Santa Cruz to Point Sur and 50 miles out Coast Guard Port Operations. Traffic advisory for use by agencies directing movements of vessels in or near ports. Offshore Vessel Movement Reporting System.

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GC Rigging & Composites................... 36 Gill...................................................... 32 Golden Gate Yacht Club....................... 53 gotzinc.com........................................ 67 Hansen Rigging.................................. 28 Harken.................................................. 4 Hood Sails.......................................... 80 Interlux Yacht Finishes........................ 25 Island Yacht Club................................ 14 Islander 36 Fleet................................. 19 J/105 Fleet #1.................................... 39 J/120 Fleet #5.................................... 41 Jack’s Diving...................................... 59 Johnson-Hicks.................................... 79 Karver................................................ 16 KKMI - Full Service Boatyard.............. 99 Landfall Navigation............................. 26 ‘Lectronic Latitude.............................. 50 Leukemia Cup.................................... 87 Marchal Sailmakers............................ 96 Marina Bay Yacht Harbor..................... 23 Marina Village..................................... 30 Melges 24 Fleet.................................. 98 Musto Performance............................ 68 NOOD Regatta.................................... 84 New England Ropes............................ 59 North Beach Marine Canvas................ 47 Northstar Risk Management............... 76 Oakland Yacht Club............................. 12 Offshore Yacht Racing Association...... 62 Open Sailing / Open 5.70.................... 45 PICYA.................................................. 86 Pacific Cup Yacht Club........................ 75 Pasha Hawaii...................................... 71 Pettit Paint.......................................... 15

Pineapple Sails................................... 69 Pirate’s Lair.................................. 46, 97 Protector Boats, Inc............................. 13 Quantum Pacific................................... 3 Regatta Tech....................................... 95 Richmond Yacht Club.......................... 35 Robichaud Batten System, Inc............. 22 Rondar .............................................. 88 Sail California..................................... 18 Sal’s Inflatable Services...................... 72 Samson Ropes.................................... 67 Santa Cruz Sails................................. 27 Santana 22 Fleet................................ 19 Sarcoma Cup...................................... 80 Sausalito Yacht Club........................... 78 Seashine............................................ 72 Selden Mast, Inc., USA...................... 100 Singlehanded Sailing Society.............. 49 South Beach Yacht Club...................... 83 Spinlock............................................. 40 Spinnaker Cup.................................... 76 Stockton Sailing Club . ....................... 31 Strictly Sail Pacific ............................. 43 Trident Funding................................... 85 Twin Rivers Marine Insurance............. 20 Tylaska............................................... 82 VacuWash........................................... 44 Vallejo Marina..................................... 97 Vallejo Yacht Club................................ 77 Variprop USA...................................... 10 Waterat............................................... 67 West Marine - Rigging........................ 38 Westwind Precision Details................. 47 Weta Marine....................................... 73 Windjammer Yacht Club...................... 70


2012 YRA Calendar  

2012 Northern California Sailing Calendar and YRA Master Schedule