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July 2023

60Master Mariners Regatta—156 Years Young

San Francisco's Master Mariners Benevolent Association Regatta is a bit different: The annual event is a pursuit-style race where slower boats start first, putting San Francisco's homegrown Bear and Bird fleets on the line at noon, followed by 10 more division starts over the next hour.

68Sailagram — [email protected]

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70The Coronado 35 Watchfire — A Season in the Delta

Our long-range plan was to take our highly modified Coronado 35 north to Puget Sound, but meanwhile, we enjoyed having Watchfire in a slip just outside the ballpark. That location was a dream for Giants fans like us, but now we were ready to explore the Delta for the first time.

74The Basics — How I Plan a Cruise

Sailor Gary Dickinson provides simple, straightforward advice on how to plan for a summer cruise up the Delta, the San Juan Islands, the Channel Islands or anywhere else.

78Max Ebb – To the Guillotine

There was a surprisingly good turnout at the last Harbor Commission meeting. After I filled out a speaker's card and turned around to find a seat, I was surprised to see Lee Helm in the front row.

82The Racing Sheet

California Offshore Race Week connects Northern, Central and Southern California, Delta Ditch Run connects the Bay and Delta, PICYA's Lipton Cup brings yacht clubs together in friendly competition.

92Changes in Latitudes

With reports of this month on Meraki 2's South Pacific rendezcous with family on Meraki 1: Mandolyn's tough decision to upgrade to Starlink; how Navasana's PPJ this year cmpared to her owner's first one in 2011 - topped off by a tasty assortment of Cruise Notes.

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