Category Archives: Racing

Pacific Cup big boat start

Sara and I went down to the St. Francis Yacht Club for the Pacific Cup final start – the big boats! StFYC is very impressive. We went up to the observation deck and watched the 50-70 footers tack back and … Continue reading

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Friday night beer-can racing on John’s FT10

Sara and I joined John and company for another friday night beer-can race aboard his FT10. We had a great start, were right behind the leaders going into the spinnaker run, and saw top speeds above 15kts downwind!

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Double-handed Pacific Cup start!

I scootered down to the St. Francis Yacht Club on the San Francisco Bay, CA at lunch to catch the 2nd double-handed start of the Pacific Cup. This start is the small ULDB boats, Moore 24s, Olsons, and Dylan’s custom … Continue reading

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SF YRA’s Half-Moon Bay ocean race on John’s FT10 “Savage Beauty”

John, Dan, Josh and I sailed John’s FT10 “Savage Beauty” from San Francisco Bay to Half-Moon Bay in the YRA’s annual race. This is typically a wild downwind ride in the 15-25+knots of wind that blows from the north down … Continue reading

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Friday evening beer-can racing on a Flying Tiger 10m

Captain John invited Sara and I to join him and the rest of his crew for a friday-night beer can race aboard his Flying Tiger 10m, sailed from South Beach Marina just south of the Bay Bridge in SF. The … Continue reading

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Racing a Farrier F-27 on SF Bay

Chris and Scott invited me to join them onboard Chris’ Farrier F-27 for race 3 of the interclub inside-the-bay race sponsored by Oakland Yacht Club. Six different fleets raced, each with an average of six or seven boats, on a … Continue reading

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24-Hour Mountain Bike Relay Race in Spokane, WA

My friend Monilee is a world-class mountain biker. I’m not. Her husband Fraser has done epic races like Trans-Rockies and Trans-Alps. I haven’t been to the gym in more than three months. The two of them own six bikes, have … Continue reading

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Vallejo Season Opener

Dylan and Roshie invited Sara and me to join them for the historic Vallejo Season Opener race on their ultralight custom Dogpatch 26, “Moonshine”. We love the Vallejo race – it was the first race we sailed on Velella, our … Continue reading

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Doublehanded Lightship Race

Dylan and I sailed his custom Dogpatch 26 “Moonshine” in the doublehanded lightship race, a short offshore race outside the SF Bay’s Golden Gates. The winds were light and we were becalmed for a short time off Pt. Bonita. Of … Continue reading

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Roadracing my SV650 at Infineon Raceway with the AFM

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