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Novato high school senior Miguel Delgado broke away from a four-way tie atop the leader board entering Sunday's final round to win the Alameda Commuters Tournament by three strokes.

Sailing on San Francisco Bay isn’t just for the 1 percent anymore.

That’s the attitude of a dedicated group of sailors who run the nonprofit Alameda Community Sailing Center.

The 88th annual Alameda Commuters golf tournament teed off last weekend at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex with a field of 208 of the best amateur golfers from the west coast of California.

Greenway Golf kicked off a $6.7 million overhaul of the Chuck Corica Golf Complex last week, which started with turf removal and grading at the Lucious Bateman driving range. Photos courtesy of Rose Agracewicz, Greenway Golf.

The Chuck Corica Golf Complex’s driving range closed on Monday – but that’s good news. Renovations at the 86-year-old municipal golf complex have begun.

Renovations at the Lucious Bateman Driving Range, which will take an estimated four to six weeks depending on weather, are the start of a planned $6.7 million facelift for the golf complex. The renovations are to include a makeover for the Mif Albright short course and a $5.1 million redesign of the Jack Clark South Course that will turn it into a links-style course.

“People are enthusiastic that this time has finally come,” said Ken Campbell, chief operating officer for Greenway Golf, Chuck Corica’s new manager. “It’s fun seeing that excitement and enthusiasm around the club.”

Video by Donna Eyestone.

Hundreds of America’s Cup racing fans packed the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex’s main historic theater Thursday night to learn more about the race series starting in July and to meet the members of Challenger of Record Artemis Racing, whose headquarters are in Alameda Point’s Hangar 12.

It’s quiet in the small Lincoln Avenue gym that once served participants in the local Boys & Girls Club – save the sound of a host of 2.7-gram celluloid balls bouncing off rubber paddles and rows of vast, blue wood tables.

Dozens of adult and youth players dance around tables at what’s now the Alameda Table Tennis Club in their effort to keep those balls in play, while another group of children and teens jog around a second set of tables at the far side of the cool gym.