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August 2023

56Transpac 2023

The 2023 Transpac wrapped up with boats roaring down the Molokai Channel in effervescent sailing conditions, with bright-blue water in the foreground and the emerald green of Hawaii and Diamond Head in the background. It didn't start that way.

62San Francisco Sea Scouts—Teamwork Afloat

When it comes to accessing the waterfront in San Francisco, your first thought might be to join a yacht club or sailing school. But with rising costs of living, the typical avenues for learning to sail can be costly and out of reach for families with kids hoping to learn to sail.

68Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race

Following a skippers' meeting and picnic lunch at Richmond Yacht Club on Saturday, June 24, the 2023 Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race started off Golden Gate YC on Sunday the 25th.

74Max Ebb Waxes Poetic

Experienced crew and even promising beginners are flocking to the new generation of ultralight sprit boats. I think they are missing one of the best parts of sailboat racing, and maybe this argument could gain some traction with Lee.

78Racing sheet

The YRA's Westpoint Regatta and Half Moon Bay Race, a pair of regattas north and south for classic woodies, BAMA's Doublehanded Farallones Race, Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week and the Moore 24 Nationals comprise this edition of Racing Sheet.

86Changes in Latitudes

With reports this month on Asimuth's arrival in Chespeake Bay; a retrospective on cruising aboard Mar half a century ago; two unexpected solo sailors crossing aboard Sparklemuffin; and a forepeak full of Cruise Notes

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