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April 2022

58The Loss of Ashlee — A Perfect Storm

I could hear the beeping of the autopilot, which was struggling to keep us on course in the big seas and winds. The old Autohelm 6000 had seen better days, and was probably due to be replaced.

62March Midwinter Madness–Super Boat Weekend

The first weekend of March saw a confluence of mostly midwinter yacht racing in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was a sunny weekend, with building breeze and shifting currents.

66Repowering with Green Energy

The most electrifying trend might be the one you don't see, or hear, or smell. 

70Max Ebb — It’s a Sailboat, Stupid

I was mortified. My crew was on board, the bottom was clean, the racing sails were bent on, the icebox was full of sandwiches, and the start was an hour away. I turned the key to start the engine, and all we could hear were crickets.

74The Racing Sheet

Winter breathed its last gasp as regattas sailed included RYC's Big Daddy Regatta, the SSS Corinthian Race, the Corinthian Midwinters, the 5O5 North Americans, the NHYC-SDYC Islands Race, and the SCYA Midwinters at Cabrillo Beach YC.

82World of Chartering

This month we hear from Guinevere King, who enjoyed a girls' getaway charter with West Coast Multihulls in the "aquarium of the world", the Sea of Cortez.

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