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Chris Sullivan is an avid RC sailboat racer, especially in the One Metre Class. Last week, Chris organized a bit of informal COVID-19 RC sailboat scrimmaging at the Richmond Yacht Club.
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Magazine Features: June 2020

A Creative Escape to the Delta With Martin Machado

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The San Francisco-based wearer of many hats — Martin Machado — has been cruising the Bay for the past few years, combining sailing with chances to paint landscapes.

Enduring Cruiser Limbo – the Freeze on Tropical Cruising

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The widespread ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic forced scores of South Pacific-bound sailors to slam on their brakes and abruptly postpone their long-anticipated travels to French Polynesia and beyond.

Clipper Race – Victory and Defeat in Leg 5

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I headed off on an adventure, sailing as crew and assistant watch leader in the 2019-2020 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, an ocean yacht race for amateur sailors. I participated in Leg 5, with the original scheduled route from Australia to China.

Puerto Vallarta Over the Transom

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During the many behavior changes required by the COVID situation, I found myself spending a lot more time on the couch. The 2019 Baja Ha-Ha was over and in the books, but apparently there was still one boat that needed to bash her way home.

Max Ebb – Lockdown Racing

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Whenever two sailboats are in sight of each other and sailing in the same direction, they are, by definition, racing. I've had a number of these encounters recently during my socially distant singlehanded sails out on the Bay. But it's not the same. I miss real racing.

The Racing Sheet

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Welcome to the shortest Racing Sheet in recorded history. Included here are reports on an UnRegatta and a Pickup Game. PSSA's Santa Barbara Island Race is the only sanctioned event covered in these pages.