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Joined: 03-16-2010
Location: SF Bay Area
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  • Algae Bloom In Estuary Raises Concerns

    Algae Bloom In Estuary Raises Concerns




    Scientists Link Oakland Estuary, Lake Merritt Murky Water to Algal Bloom


    Aug 8, 2022

    SF Baykeeper Cautions Against Contact with the Brown Waters



    OAKLAND—Over the past weeks, many residents and visitors to Lake Merritt, the Oakland Estuary, San Leandro Bay, and surrounding areas of San Francisco Bay have been contacting Baykeeper’s pollution hotline to report discolored water.



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    Algae Bloom In Estuary Information

    Scientists Link Oakland Estuary, Lake Merritt Murky Water to Algal Bloom

    Aug 8, 2022

    SF Baykeeper Cautions Against Contact with...
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  • Crash Course At Cowes

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    Crash Course At Cowes

    Short, action-packed races on the final day of Cowes Week 2022
    http://www.cowesweek.co.uk




    The last day of Cowes Week featured short, action-packed races in a solid north-westerly gradient wind, culminating in a spectacularly busy finish line at the Royal Yacht Squadron. A risk of the wind dying in advance of an afternoon sea breeze prompted a change to the race schedule, with three committee boats used, in addition to the Royal Yacht Squadron line, to compress
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    started a topic Crash Course At Cowes

    Crash Course At Cowes

    Short, action-packed races on the final day of Cowes Week 2022
    http://www.cowesweek.co.uk

    The last day of Cowes Week featured short,
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  • 129th Rescue Wing saves injured sailboat racer


    Pacific Cup skipper airlifted from tanker following injury and life-threatening in
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    Alinghi Has Arrived!

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  • Sir Schwenky Dank Rescued In Dramatic Fashion

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    Sir Schwenky Dank Rescued In Dramatic Fashion

    Pacific Cup Skipper Safely Evacuated on Return Voyage
    August 8, 2022



    Pacific Cup race organizers are happy to report that Andy Schwenk (57, Point Richmond, CA) has been brought safely to land by a combination of Coast Guard, Air Force, commercial shipping, and assistance from a fellow yacht. A rapidly-spreading infection required the action.

    Andy’s Spindrift V, an Express 37, had completed the 2022 Pacific Cup, finishing first in her class on July 18.
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  • Sir Schwenky Dank Rescued In Dramatic Fashion

    Pacific Cup Skipper Safely Evacuated on Return Voyage
    August 8, 2022



    Pacific Cup race organizers are happy to report
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  • All Wrapped Up At Copa Del Rey Mapfre

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    All Wrapped Up At Copa Del Rey Mapfre



    Marcus Brennecke’s ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments after the nearest rivals Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup seemingly came back from the dead after being over the start line early.










    From being a long way ahead of OneGroup, Hatari found themselves needing to cover their
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  • All Wrapped Up At Copa Del Rey Mapfre



    Marcus Brennecke’s ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the
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  • French Sailor Survives Overnight In A Capsized Class 40

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    French Sailor Survives Overnight In A Capsized Class 40

    Against all odds, a French sailor in his 60s survived inside of a capsized sailing yacht off the coast of Galicia, Spain overnight Monday, breathing from an air pocket until Spanish rescue divers reached him the following afternoon.




    At about 2000 hours on Monday, the Class40 sailing yacht Jeanne Solo Sailor capsized at a position about 14 miles northwest of the Sisargas Islands, west of A Coruna. The sole occupant, 62-year-old French national Laurent Camprubi, told
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  • French Sailor Rescued After Spending The Night Inside Capsized Class 40'

    Against all odds, a French sailor in his 60s survived inside of a capsized sailing yacht off the coast of Galicia, Spain overnight Monday, breathing from...
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  • A Misty End To July For Bonita Racers!

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    A Misty End To July For Bonita Racers!

    Rounding out the end of July on the YRA calendar, the Encinal or Bonita race was held over the past weekend.
    a 22 nm jaunt from off of Treasure Island and out the gat to Point Bonita and then back to the Encinal Yacht Club in the Estuary

    A cool misty day with a 2.7 knot flood and varying moments of visibility, sometimes completely occluded in the Golden Gate Strait, and
    moments of 1 mile or so, dashed with drizzle, loud fog horns and large vessels and fishing boats transiting
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    A Misty End To July For Bonita Racers

    Rounding out the end of July on the YRA calendar, the Encinal or Bonita race was held over the past weekend.
    a 22 nm jaunt from off of Treasure
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  • Pinned In Queens

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    Pinned In Queens




    The FDNY freed a sailboat that had gotten stuck under the Roosevelt Island bridge on Saturday morning, officials said.

    A man was rescued by FDNY Marine units after the vessel’s mast got wedged in the steel work on the bridge at about 7:15 a.m., a spokesperson told The Post.

    In coordination with Department of Transportation bridge operators the boat was freed “with minimal damage,” according to FDNY.







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    Pinned In Queens




    The FDNY freed a sailboat that had gotten stuck under the Roosevelt Island bridge on Saturday morning, officials said.
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  • Having A Blast On The Great Lakes

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    Having A Blast On The Great Lakes




    By Laura Muma



    In one punch after another, storm cells rocked the racing and cruising divisions throughout Saturday night during the 113th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust. The predicted storms not only came to fruition, but they also continued throughout the night in rapid succession.



    As of 11 a.m. CDT, 15 boats have officially retired, reporting ripped main sails, exploded spinnakers, and broken
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    started a topic Having A Blast On The Great Lakes

    Having A Blast On The Great Lakes




    By Laura Muma



    In one punch after another, storm cells rocked the racing and cruising divisions throughout
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  • Garda Shines For The Melges 24 European Tour

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    Garda Shines For The Melges 24 European Tour

    ꜱᴘᴀʀᴋʟɪɴɢ ᴅᴀʏ ᴏꜰ ꜱᴀɪʟɪɴɢ ᴡᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴇʟɢᴇꜱ 24 ꜰʟᴇᴇᴛ ᴏɴ ɢᴀʀᴅᴀ ʟᴀᴋᴇ




    The fourth event of the 2022 , , considered also , opens with a sparkling day of racing: it was thanks to a fresh and unstable Ora that the fleet completed four races, opening the series organized by Fraglia Vela Riva in a bombastic way.







    Former Italian Olympian , well assisted by another Olympian, Giovanna Micol, took the lead of the pack with (?,...
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  • The 2022 Mark Foy Trophy Goes To The Aussies

    The 2022 Mark Foy Trophy Goes To The Aussies



    Mark Foy Australian 18ft Australian Acrobatic Championships Lazarus Capital Partners and The Rag & Famish Hotel top two overalls
    The best Europeans are the Germans of Black Knight, down to third place overall, but always first continental; further leap ahead of the other German team on "Peroni", European second and fifth overall






    It ended with 12 total regatta, a lot of scuffs, but a lot of show the Mark Foy European
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