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It's Time to Head South
One of the decisions facing the 70 boats that have signed up for the 2020 Nada Ha-Ha, is where to clear into Mexico.
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Up and Down with Max Ebb
I can make a good rough guess by the angle of the gangway, and by looking at the dryness or dampness of the rocks I can usually tell if the tide is going up or down. But it's a crude estimate...
Fall Regattas and Midwinter Series
We have some good news for yacht racers: Yes, there will be midwinters this year. We'll get to those in a moment, but, first…
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Magazine Features: October 2020

Delta Doo Dah Dozen — The Covid Surge

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With few alternatives for recreation, the spring season was especially busy. By the time the Delta Doo Dah closed registration at the end of August, 92 boats had signed up, the most since the first DIY year, 2013.

32 TO 33 At Sea

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The time had never felt more right when I received the invitation to crew for an ocean passage. Having had my world turned upside down and losing my job due to COVID-19, I had been waiting for a new adventure.

I Survived Covid-19 Living On A Boat

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My husband was positive. I was negative. We live on a 41-ft sailboat. On Monday, June 29, my husband Brian came home from work and racked out for a nap in his customary spot on the port settee of the salon.

Headed South With The Ha-Ha Or Not

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The canceled 2020 Baja Ha-Ha has become the Nada Ha-Ha. However, for our October issue, we bring you a story that might provide inspiration or a touch of regret. Like kids going off to virtual college in the strange year of 2020, this year's cruisers will have a unique experience.

Max Ebb: Calibrated

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I can never seem to find my tide book when I need it. It makes a difference because if the tide is more than halfway up I can take a shortcut. Less than half tide and I have to stay in the channel. Yes, I know "there's an app for that," but I like to leave my cellphone home when I go sailing.

The Racing Sheet

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The Moore 24 Championship, Laser Masters PCCs and Mercury Nationals are among the championship regattas covered here. We also introduce the new Pandemonium Regatta and YRA Island Tour and sail to Drake's Bay with the SSS. And we peek in on Santa Cruz for the SC27 Nationals and the Day on Monterey Bay.