Unusually Pleasant Racing Down to Monterey

The forecast for this year’s Spinnaker Cup from San Francisco to Monterey was for 7 to 10 out of the west. A couple dozen boats and their crews played hooky on Friday for the 18th annual Spinnaker Cup race to Monterey, … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Reasons Top-Down Spinnaker Furlers Are Awesome For Asymmetrical Spinnakers

Top-down furling has a ton advantages over standard hoisting of asymmetrical spinnakers for shorthanded sailing and cruising. Top-down furling systems were originally designed for hard-core ocean racers, but they can make ripping downwind even more accessible for cruising crews and … Continue reading

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Strong Winds and a Ripping Ebb Tide Make for Sporty Conditions for the First OYRA Race of the Season

Average wind speeds into the mid 20s and short, steep chop made for difficult driving conditions for Saturday’s full-crew Lightship race in San Francisco. There was no shortage of wind for the first full-crew OYRA race of the season to … Continue reading

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