June 2020

60A Creative Escape to the Delta With Martin Machado

The San Francisco-based wearer of many hats — Martin Machado — has been cruising the Bay for the past few years, combining sailing with chances to paint landscapes.

64Enduring Cruiser Limbo – the Freeze on Tropical Cruising

The widespread ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic forced scores of South Pacific-bound sailors to slam on their brakes and abruptly postpone their long-anticipated travels to French Polynesia and beyond.

68Clipper Race – Victory and Defeat in Leg 5

I headed off on an adventure, sailing as crew and assistant watch leader in the 2019-2020 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, an ocean yacht race for amateur sailors. I participated in Leg 5, with the original scheduled route from Australia to China.

72Puerto Vallarta Over the Transom

During the many behavior changes required by the COVID situation, I found myself spending a lot more time on the couch. The 2019 Baja Ha-Ha was over and in the books, but apparently there was still one boat that needed to bash her way home.

76Max Ebb – Lockdown Racing

Whenever two sailboats are in sight of each other and sailing in the same direction, they are, by definition, racing. I've had a number of these encounters recently during my socially distant singlehanded sails out on the Bay. But it's not the same. I miss real racing.

80The Racing Sheet

Welcome to the shortest Racing Sheet in recorded history. Included here are reports on an UnRegatta and a Pickup Game. PSSA's Santa Barbara Island Race is the only sanctioned event covered in these pages.