San Francisco Cup in View

By Kimball Livingston Posted March 29, 2015

Since 1967, the San Francisco Cup has been the annual rivalry match-up between The San Francisco Yacht Club (founded 1869) and the outfit that spun off from it, St. Francis Yacht Club (founded 1927).

They live across the San Francisco River from each other.

Today, the joy is on the north side of the river, at SFYC.

I’d tell you the score, except, I don’t want to. It hurts, from an StFYC point of view.

On the other hand, remembering that this is a game, and friends get together and play games and nobody wins Boardwalk in every Monopoly game, it was a great weekend on San Francisco Bay. I didn’t approach it as a documentary photographer. Instead, I put in my time with a camera in one hand and an air horn in the other, trying to catch — well, don’t they say, it’s all about the people?

And wherever you live, there’s a hometown rivalry, and it’s a big deal. And it works as long as everybody remembers that, someday, we’ll be somewhere else together. And then, “them” is “us”.

Open Division J/105s. Women’s and Youth Divisions, J/22s. It looked like this.

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And this . . .

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2-22s-Y

Perkins

 

2-105s

22s-bridge

 

2-22sY-transoms

crewing-SFYC

hunting

Dana-crew

SFYC-crew

Katie-umpires

SFYC-cockpit

Arbitrage-crew

Dana-Barton

Molly-crew

Jack

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