Hydrofoil Sailboat Event - boats that fly
When: May 13 -14 2005
Hosted By: Bay View Boat Club, Kayak Connection
Location: San Francisco Bay / China Basin
This will be a open 2 day class C event for foiled sailboats to record speeds with GPS.
It will also provide foiled sailors a chance to get together and share their experience and expertise.
The goal is to get many sailors flying above the water in sailboats.
The location picked (China Basin) is ideally suited for foiled flight.
Winds come from the west through the South San Francisco / Diamond Heights cut (and out over the bay).
Seasonal winds can expect a steady 25 knots.
The seas are relatively calm.
Within site of the Giants Baseball park and MCovey Cove where Berry Bonds blasts homers into the water. The Bay
Bridge, with container and military ships passing under it. Cruising toward Oakland or other harbors south.
Parking and launching is free for boats with trailers.
Expecting Windrider Raves, Hobie Trifoiler, Moths, other foiled sailboats.
Friday get used to the course 12 - 4 PM sailing and flying .
6 PM dinner at the Bay View Boat Club will feature video clips of the day and spinning yarns with fellow sailors.
Saturday 12 - 4 PM sailing around the course with a GPS and other sailboats using staggered starts.
10 AM Captians meeting
6 PM Awards dinner at Bay View Boat Club. Who will have the fastest time recorded on their GPS?
All cockpits need to be filled with people
3 heats 3 mile course
From club start line flag pole and orange buoy to N.E. to R/G bouy (Marked with S. C. south beach harbor),
a wide reach then 1 mile due south red buoy ( Pt poterero, Shipyard),
then back to the start finish line.
Boats will have a staggered start.
GPS required on board.
Costs: $100 per boat (2 people)
Friday Dinner at the Bay View Boat Club Seminar audio visual
Saturday Racing hosted By the Bay View Boat Club
Saturday Dinner steaks and awards presentation
Directions and other information can be found at www.bvbc.org/home.htm
For further information, please contact:
Mark Pastick (Kayak Connection - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Taylor Ongaro (Bay View Boat Club - email@example.com