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Aerial Sailing Photography for the Vallejo Yacht Club. Shown on the "Display Screens" in the club the night after the race.

A Brief History:

According to our official history, as written by Club Historian Janet Evans in 2000 on the occasion of the club’s 100th anniversary, Vallejo Yacht Club was a popular cruise destination for other clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area during the turn of the 20th century and the early years of our club.
It is commonly regarded that any two sailboats headed in the same general direction are “racing”. It can therefore be concluded that VYC has been a popular race venue among the yachting community in San Francisco for over a hundred years. The Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA) organized cruises to VYC in the early years of the century and we must assume that some of these involved racing.
The first mention of an organized race came in 1925, when PICYA organized a cruise to Vallejo on a Saturday, to be followed by a race back on Sunday. This is probably the official origin of the Great Vallejo Race, now reputed to be the largest inland regatta in the United States, drawing from 300 to 500 boats annually. Now under the aegis of the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay, it is a two-day race that marks the official opening of the Bay’s racing season.

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