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Yesterday morning I positioned myself on the San Francisco coast with a terrific view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Mile Rock to photograph the start of the Spinnaker Cup.  50 + boats sailed fromSan Francisco Bay to Monterey in this race, jointly run by the San Francisco Yacht Club and the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club.   The weather was cool and foggy for the 11 am start with also featured a strong 3+kt flood tide — good for photographs from my shore location since most of the boats headed to the south coast for current relief after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge.  No results are posted yet, but the race, sailed under PHRF ratings, strongly favored the planing boats since this is a mostly downwind race.   Photos are online at http://www.rockskipper.com — follow the sailing links.

Jim Gregory's Morpheus

Jim Gregory's Morpheus

2009 Spinnaker Cup

Outsider and X-Dream pass Mile Rock.

2009 Spinnaker Cup

John Siegel's Scorpio heads offshore.

Lani Spund's Team Kokopelli races to Monterey.

Lani Spund's Team Kokopelli races to Monterey.

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After much procrastination, I am finally starting a blog!  So here it goes…

Where to start?  How about a few of my best sailing images from the first half of 2009?

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