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Our topic this week is the new San Francisco to San Francisco Ocean Race (SF2SF for short), scheduled to begin in the fall of 2012, and our guests will be naval architect Jim Antrim and Cree Partridge, owner of Berkeley Marine Center.
In a recent SF2SF press release, Antrim said, “This race will be about the challenge and the love of sailing. It should be accessible to a greater variety of teams. We welcome the big syndicates if they’d like to participate, but we also want the amateur teams that are ready to take on this challenge.”
With a course around Cape Horn and Cape of Good Hope, SF2SF is essentially a non-stop race, though boats will be allowed to stop as needed, with the clock continuing to tick.
For more information, visit the race website at http://www.sf2sfoceanrace.com. A survey on the site is seeking input from potential entrants, sponsors and racing enthusiasts. Some 20 potential entrants have already expressed an interest in the race.
If you have questions for Jim and Cree, please send them now to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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