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Bragging Rights: Cody Freitas

Napa’s Cody Freitas caught his first-ever salmon, this 22-pounder, July 5 in the ocean off Fort Bragg.

Skip Long Auto-Roundup in Yountville July 15

The 34nd annual Skip Long Memorial Auto-Roundup will be held Sunday, July 15 at the Vintner’s Golf Club, 7901 Solano Ave., in Yountville. The Auto-Roundup will display and feature many different classes of vehicles, including antiques, street rods, customs, pick-ups, motorcycles and muscle cars. This event attracts national recognition. Entry setup is at 9 a.m., the public is welcome at 11 a.m., and awards presentations will conclude the show at 2 p.m.

The annual event is dedicated to the memory of the late Napa native, Skip Long, who as a young man restored a 1932 Ford Coupe from the ground up and won various prestigious awards. He lost his life at age 25 to a fishing accident in 1985 in the Sacramento River. To many, Skip is remembered as a happy, adventurous individual who attended local schools and was active in local sports and activities.

Admission is free. Along with the enjoyment of the display vehicles, there will be raffle prizes and other activities.

Burwash tennis camp at Silverado Aug. 9-12

Peter Burwash International will host a four-day intensive tennis camp Aug. 9-12 at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. It is part of the World Camp Series, which is held at some of the most beautiful and highly rated exclusive tennis destinations in the world.

“We are very excited to host our second PBI World Tennis camp at Silverado,” Silverado Director of Tennis Katie Dellich said. “With the successes of both our 2017 camp and the series of 2018 camps that have occurred at other PBI destinations, our team is excited to be a part of this unique and fun tennis experience again.”

In addition to Silverado staff members Quinn Saine, Joey Coleman, John Weston and Dellich, guest PBI coaches confirmed for the camp include Fabio Vasconcellos and Zack Miskel.

“The PBI coaches at Silverado excel at making meaningful and memorable experiences for their guests,” PBI President Rene Zondag said. “To have the chance to be in the beautiful Napa Valley for a World Camp in that setting, with that level of coaching, is a very unique and special opportunity.”

The PBI World Camps are open to all levels and participants are paired with comparable players. The Silverado camp features over 20 hours of world class instruction with PBI professionals, drills, round robins, gifts, photographs, and a welcome dinner.

Since 1975, PBI has provided quality tennis instruction and tennis management services for many of the world’s best resorts, hotels and clubs. Using simplicity checkpoints and fundamentals that provide individualized instruction, PBI has taught over 3 million students from beginners to professionals.

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Casual Tennis Napa plays Tuesdays and Saturdays

Connect with other tennis players, casually and just for the fun of it.

Casual Tennis Napa meets Tuesday and Saturday mornings, weather permitting. For the current meeting time and location, check Casual Tennis Napa’s Facebook page or send a message directly to

Skyline Swimmers meet Mondays, Wednesdays at NVC

The Napa Valley Swim Team offers a program for adult swimmers and triathletes, the NVST Skyline Swimmers.

The group is for adult swimmers of all ability levels, whether they want to improve overall fitness, swim just for fun, develop better technique, or train for triathlons or swimming competitions. It convenes from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Napa Valley College pool.

Skyline Swimmers are coached by experienced swim coach and professional triathlete Emily Cocks. Each workout has a drop-in fee of $10, or a monthly fee of $60. All attending swimmers must be registered with US Masters swimming.

Email Cocks at for more information on the Skyline Swimmers. For information on any NVST program, email or call 257-7946, visit or find NVST on various social media sites.

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