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The Resourceful Sailor Series
In January this year we published, Tales From the Northwest Passage: Arctic ‘Bricolage.’ Written by the Resourceful Sailor, Joshua Wheeler the story featured a few ways the crew of Breskell, a 51’ wooden sloop, 'made do' while transiting the Northwest Passage in 2019. Here he offers a few more examples of bricolage on boats, and on land.
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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.