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Old Sep 11, 2012, 11:09 PM
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foster city and s.f. results

saturday at foster city results are as cited above. this is the proposed venue for the regionals next year, the nationals the following year and the worlds in 2015. we were in #2 rigs pretty much all day. foster city is a man made lake like body of water that is quite large, salt water, and no current.

the next day, sunday, we sailed at pier 80 in san francisco, at the oracle racing facility. this in s.f. bay and has current and salt water. ian vickers won. tony did well until his deck patch lifted and he came closer to sinking than he wished. the racing was less formal and i've not seen results posted. again, we used #2 rigs all day. oracle went all out with new zealand wine to the top ten, bbq for all, and a tour of the facilities. the tour include both 45 foot america's cup boats and the new 72 footer and their wings.

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Old Sep 12, 2012, 04:32 AM
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Pictures of Foster city lake would be nice...
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 06:48 AM
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Spoke to Tony yesterday and Foster city sounds similar to West Kirby as a dammed salt water lake controlled by a high tide valve,he also said the wind needs to be in the right direction so there's a particular time of year when this is more likley to happen,there's windsurfers and kayaks with a few dingy sailboats but it's like 3 times the size of WK and no trees.I agree some pics would be great.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 07:28 AM
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I found some with Google maps. It looks very big ! Certainly heavy seawinds on summertime.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 07:08 PM
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looks like a great place according to google
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 07:14 PM
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heres some photographs

http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicv/vfiles24438.jpg

http://www.pawplaces.net/apartment_images/10956.jpg
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Foster City lagoon

This link takes you to photos from our June test event. It was lighter air, mostly mid to top of A rig:

https://picasaweb.google.com/gonesai...gattaJune92012

The event last weekend was mostly B rig. A lot of boats had various troubles, but none having to do with the location. It was a great day.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Photos of the June 9, 2012 Foster City Regatta was previously posted in this forum on page 182, August 11 by IOM Sailor
Additional photos of the September 8 Regatta in Foster City will soon be added to the Picasa link.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:02 PM
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For those of us who enjoy/live multihulls, we are not that grateful after they dropped that class of boat ! Ahh well, I understand we may be on our way back soon - we hope.
Nacra 17, olympic mixed multihull in Rio 2016_ENG (7 min 50 sec)
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Foster City, CA

Photos of South Bay Model Yacht Club's Race 7 in their Championship Series was held at Foster City on September 8 2012 https://picasaweb.google.com/gonesai...FosterCity9812


21 boats entered 13 heats sailed two throw outs

Top 5
1. Tony Gonsalves 51 Chienz 13 points
2..Jess Atkinson 56 Pikanto 37
3. John Ebey 93 Pikanto 55
4. George Pedrick 99 Pikanto 65
5. Mark Kennedy 95 TS-2 68
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:27 PM
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ts2 still going strong haha
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:31 PM
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raced at kerikeri today, pretty much a laythrough to topmark and the wind was very tricky. two v8s did well .Ithink getting that first beat right was critical but i had trouble with starting.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 08:42 AM
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Photos of South Bay Model Yacht Club's Race 7 in their Championship Series was held at Foster City on September 8 2012 https://picasaweb.google.com/gonesai...FosterCity9812


21 boats entered 13 heats sailed two throw outs

Top 5
1. Tony Gonsalves 51 Chienz 13 points
2..Jess Atkinson 56 Pikanto 37
3. John Ebey 93 Pikanto 55
4. George Pedrick 99 Pikanto 65
5. Mark Kennedy 95 TS-2 68
Looks like a beautiful location, I hope to be able to attend the Regional race next year.

It also looks very gusty, is that typical?
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Foster City, CA

Hi Ted,
The sailing conditions for the Regatta Foster City;
Wind was NNW shifting to N, then a more Westerly direction late in the day. 7 mph (6 knots) to 18 mph (16 knots) under scattered clouds with temperature ranging from 64˚ F (17.7˚ C) to 71˚ F (21.6˚C) Conditions reported are from the closest reporting station, and my vary from conditions at the Lake. Prevailing wind is from the NNW. Wind direction is true, not magnetic, add approximately 15˚ to the compass heading to compensate for magnetic declination. http://www.wunderground.com/history/...q_statename=NA

The gusts encountered at Foster City Saturday Sept 8 were strong and of short duration. This was the first time this type of gust was encountered in the four previous regattas sailed on Central Lake. The gusty conditions moderated latter in the day. The regatta got under way around 12:00 noon and ended 5:30 pm PST
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 09:52 PM
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How to beat a Britpop

Just found this on the MYA website

As posted by Darin

Finally a way has been found to beat Brad and his BritPOP!

www.flickr.com/photos/52853631@N00/ (and click on play)

Note: No BritPOP!'s were harmed in the making of this video

Very Funny and proberly true
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