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    Thumbs up 2016 hoppe regatta june 25

    Saturday, June 25, 2016 is the date for this year's San Francisco Bay's Hoppe Regatta!

    BACKGROUND: The Hoppe Memorial Regatta is a fun race for Ariel and Commander skippers. The principle requirement is that the race be short and fun.

    START: The start / finish line is located off the Corinthian Yacht Club in Raccoon Strait. The power cruiser SOLSTICE is the committee boat and the green channel marker to its port is the pin end of the starting line. The race will start at 1300 hours (1:00 PM). (Prepatory signal 1250 hours, warning signal 1255 hours.). The start will be announced on channel 71.

    (NOTE: course must be completed by 1700 hrs.)

    COURSE: Sail around Angel Island in either direction.

    RESTRICTED AREA: Do not sail inside the Point Blunt marker on the NE side of the island.

    FINISH: SOLSTICE - where you began.


    TIDES AT THE GOLDEN GATE
    JUNE 25, 2016
    =========================
    Slack 1148 0.00 kts
    Flood 1458 2.80 kts
    Slack 1748 0.00 kts
    =========================

    CURRENTS: Be sure to check your tidal charts, they may be important to your strategy. Note too, that currents near Angel Island are 15 to 20 minutes after max at the Golden Gate. An old sailing adage is “hold to the beach.” Also, be aware of the major wind shadow behind Angel Island.

    PROTESTS: No protests will be allowed. Rules of the road apply. First qualified boat to finish wins.

    ALLOWANCES & HANDICAPS: No allowances for BBQ grills, TVs, excessive tools, supplies, cruising gear or overweight crew.

    REGISTRATION: Just let us know if you plan to participate in the Hoppe Regatta. You may E-mail your intention to participate to rphelon (AT) juno (dot) com, or call Bill Phelon (925) 254-8338. No one will be turned away if they don't register, but they might not get a start or a finish if we don't know they are there – after all, the race committee may be busy with cocktails.

    AWARDS GATHERING: The regatta should end early enough to give everyone plenty of time to get to Encinal Yacht Club for the 6:00 PM awards gathering.
    Last edited by Bill; 01-29-2016 at 12:09 PM.

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    Nemesis & crew will be there. Looking forward to another fun race!
    Jeff C-151 Nemesis

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    Thumbs down Abandoned!

    The 2016 Hoppe Memorial Regatta ended in abandonment! The stalwart contestants were caught in the wind shadow on the back of Angel Island and could not extract themselves without resort to power. Their struggle lasted three hours until it was clear that even if they did drift into some wind, it would be too late to make the 1700 hr race deadline. At that point, the race committee called for the abandonment of the 2016 Hoppe Memorial Regatta.

    Disappointed contestants and race committee members drowned their sorrows at the Encial Yacht Club post race gathering. It’s pretty clear that next year’s tactics will include giving the back side of Angel Island it’s due respect!

    The date for the 2017 Hoppe Memorial Regatta is under discussion and will be announced soon. Watch this space . . .

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