Sailors Enjoy Mexico Sheltering
We recently received an email from Mike Carran, a California sailor who has spent most of this year sheltering-in-place, in Mexico, or as some of us might say, sheltering-in-paradise
Sailing Snippets
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.
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Good News for Doublehanded Crews
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.
AC System or Not
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."
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Magazine Features: August 2020

Destination: Channel Islands

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The Channel Islands are just 20 miles off the coast of Southern California, but offer all you could ever ask for in a cruising area.

Just Sailing

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Though there is less racing, there is plenty of 'just sailing', as summer weekends have filled the Bay with mariners escaping life ashore.

Hobie Cat Champ Ben Brown

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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.

Singlehanded Farallones Race – You Cant Get There From Here

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In the age of pandemics and shelter-in-place lockdowns, a minor miracle happened. There was an organized official race around the Farallones.

Max Ebb: Mind the Gap

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Without accurate readouts for wind angles, wind and water speed, and computed values for true wind and VMG, he was lost.

Racing Sheet

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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.