Let no one tell you sailing is boring. Over the past couple of weeks we've come across some stories that show the more unusual sailing — things that go on outside the straight forward cruising, racing and day sailing realm. So we've put together some of our favorite snippets from local waters and afar.
The Yacht Racing Association has been hard at work on behalf of clubs and organizations around the area, helping to launch dozens of races. However, they had yet to launch their own YRA races — until now.
One of the stories that caught our eye this month's edition of Latitude 38, is Clark Beek's discussion on upgrading your boat's AC system. "My electrical system is built around being out cruising, away from the grid."
Many of us have either fallen into or carefully sought out a fleet of racing boats that has those magic ingredients: fun boating experience, talented fleet members, competitive on-course racing, and off-the-water camaraderie.
We visit Lake Tahoe north and south. We check in with beer can races from South Lake Tahoe Windjammers, Corinthian, Oakland and Encinal YCs. The Pacific Cup goes virtual, the SSS plans to Round the Rocks, and the US Sailing Team Men's 49er sailors train in Santa Cruz.