Marin IJ Report from Michelle Slade

Michelle Slade’s Sailing in Marin: Corinthian Yacht Club gearing up for final leg of Mid-Winter Series races

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Tight racing characterizes the spirit of mid-winter racing. Leslie Richter photo — www.rockskipper.com
Sailors enjoy post-race party at Corinthian Yacht Club last month during the first part of the winter series. Leslie Richter photo — www.rockskipper.com

For more than 60 years Bay Area sailors have donned their woollies — or fleece — to duke it out in the Corinthian Yacht Club’s Mid-Winter racing series. Even though fluky wind, unpredictable current action and chilling conditions typically prevail, the 2015 edition of the event hosted by Tiburon’s Corinthian Yacht Club expects some 130 participants on the water this weekend for the second installment of this year’s event.

Held over two weekends — one each in January and February with a party in the middle, the regatta draws sailors and boats from all over the Bay Area, a format that singles CYC out from other club winter events around the bay. One race is sailed per day so with up to 12 boats in some classes, and 13 classes racing, it takes well over an hour to get all starts off.

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CORINTHIAN MID-WINTER SERIES

Where: Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon.

When: Feb. 21-22, first gun at noon conditions permitting.

Who: Event open to all. Public viewing for start and finish along Tiburon waterfront.

Registration: race.cyc.org