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December 2023

48A Lively 29th Baja Ha-Ha

Having had boats of mine in Mexico for almost every one of the last 40 winters, it was the most miraculous thing I've ever seen.

56Season Champions Part 1

We kick off our annual Season Champions features by highlighting the new (old) kids on the block.

62The Sinking of Boat Bum Gal

Despite warnings, McCormack approached Turtle Bay near the rocky coastline, and it came as no surprise to many that Boat Bum Gal ended up on the rocks.

68Max Ebb: Roll Your Own Water Trail

It was no surprise that this was not a group of drinkers. Most of them had come by kayak, with a few small sailboats and traditional pulling boats in the mix. They were on a week-long tour of the Bay, and had arranged to camp out on our club's guest dock for the night.

72Racing Sheet

This issue highlights the change of seasons. We intersperse fall regattas (RYC Great Pumpkin, International Masters, SDYC Lipton Cup, DRYC Halloween Regatta) with national championships (ILCA Masters, Islander 36, Mercury) and winter races (RegattaPRO Winter One Design, GGYC Seaweed Soup, BYC Midwinters).

80World Of Charter

This month we hear from Elisa Williams of Alameda on chartering in the Ionian Isles in the company of nine others on two Bavaria 44s.

84Changes in Latitudes

With reports this month on Ellie's trip to Alaska; Sail a Vie's brush with a hurricane; Geja's summer cruising the Med; and some notable, quotable Cruise Notes

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