Spring Sailing 2016
Timelapse: Opti's at Redwood City - April 1, 2016
Nice timelapse of Opti racing in good wind. You can really see the puffs rolling in.
Optis at Spring Harken #1 SFYC - April 10, 2016
This was a great regatta in Berkeley Circle and served as a warmup and prelude to Opti Team Trials in the same spot later in the month... so very competitive fleet and great conditions!
Timelapse: Opti Team Trials Rigging - April 30, 2016
Optis rigging on 1st day of national team trials at SFYC in Belvedere Cove, Tiburon.
Team Trials Gallery - April 30, 2016
Here's my big gallery from team trials, off the water and on. A lot of pics are from the ramp because that was part of my job.
Opti Team Racing at Cal YC - May, 2016
After all the intensity and drama of team trials it was really fun to take two SFYC teams (5 kids each) down to Marina Del Rey for opti team racing. I think more youth team racing on the west coast would be great for the sport. Team racing is a round robin of duels between 2 teams, each team with 4 boats. Using the rights of ways from sailing rules, you try to get the winning combination of finishers by trapping opponents. It's more defensive skills than a race. Henry and Simon had a dream team with the Foox Brothers and Sarah Young. I think they won every race.
Harken #3 at Cabrillo - May, 2016
Jeez another weekend in San Pedro, just north of the Port of LA (Long Beach is just south.)