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December 2021

56Baja Ha-Ha — A Rollicking Return

The Baja Ha-Ha cruisers rally returned to tropical Mexico for the 27th time with a vengeance of pleasure in early November, after a year's absence due to COVID concerns. More than 525 sailors aboard 134 boats took part.

62Nighttime Naked Rescue

Yes, there was a man, treading water, both our flashlights trained on him. And … he was naked. At 3 a.m. In the very cold water.

66The Old Men and The Sea

We never forget how much we enjoy the simple pleasures and adventures that can come from sailing with friends close to home. Al Fricke wrote up this recent tale with a wink and a smile about a local cruise with his regular sailing fleet.

70Max Ebb — Drag for Poor People

I had calculated correctly that Lee Helm, grad student in naval architecture, would still be awake this late at night. And I needed to solve a technical problem.

74Racing Sheet

This edition checks in with the J/105 North Americans and J/111 Worlds; relives Halloween via RYC's Great Pumpkin Regatta and DRYC's Halloween Regatta

82The World of Charter

Bay Area sailor, Bill Crowley, has taken six trips chartering in the BVI. He shares his experience from a summer charter as COVID restrictions loosened but didn't disappear.

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