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January 2024

46Season Champions, Part II

Yacht Racing Association officials and participants gathered at Richmond Yacht Club for an end-of-the-year trophy party and prize pickup get-together. In this second part of our annual three-part Season Champs series, we turn our attention to the YRA season winners.

52Truly a Baja Bash

Our Baja Ha-Ha crew aboard the heavily refurbished 2005 Jeanneau 54 Fio had an enjoyable trip, alongside the other 80+/- boats on the rally

56Enjoying Life on the Hook

Ask 10 cruising sailors about anchoring and you'll get 10 different diatribes on methodology and etiquette.

60Max Ebb: A New Spin

"This can't be right," I thought out loud as I took my first good look at a chart of the Gulf Stream current patterns. "Does the current around the cold cells really rotate counterclockwise?"

64The Racing Sheet

This edition, slimmed down for the time of year, takes us to SYC's Chili Midwinter, new Umpired Team Racing on the Estuary, the Berkeley Midwinters, DRYC's Drumstick Regatta, the Big Sail, SDYC's Hot Rum Series, and the revival of the US Windsurfer Class. We end with slender Box Scores and beefy Race Notes.

70Changes in Latitudes

With reports this month on Deja's Mediterranean loop (Part 2), Ana Maria's final landfall in New Zealand, and some of Lyra's twin-hulled twin-twin adventures. We also catch up with a few 2023 contributors in our annual Where Are They Now? feature, and start the year off with some tasty Cruise Notes.

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