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June 2023

60The SailGP Trifecta

Tom Slingsby and company completed their SailGP Championship trifecta, three-peat, hat trick — whatever you want to call it — to dominate the high- speed catamaran foiling seascape again.

64Rescue of Niniwahuni

Shawna and Travis Nicolet, and their three children, 7-year-old Bas, Kyuss, aged 5, and Tiago, 4 months, were embarking on their dream voyage, years in the making. Two weeks later, the family found themselves in peril when Niniwahuni was dismasted, approximately 950 miles into their voyage.

68Transpac 2023 ­— The Big Guns

Under the big guns of USS Iowa, the fastest guns in the West Coast sailing fleet will gather for the Aloha send-off party marking 95 years since the inaugural voyage of the legendary Transpac Race.

72SSS Transpacific Race Preview

This adventure is the Singlehanded Sailing Society's Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race. The journey will start on June 25 from in front of Golden Gate Yacht Club on the San Francisco Cityfront. A couple of weeks later, the fleet of solo sailors profiled here will sail into gorgeous Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii's Garden Isle.

76Great Vallejo Race

The 98-boat fleet would have a fast and spirited run to Vallejo. Indeed, by the end, racers were surprised at how quickly they covered the course, the vast majority finishing in two hours and change.

80Max Ebb: Crotchety ­— Or the Pits

I can never find a comfortable adjustment for the crotch strap: When I sit down I bend at the waist, which shortens the distance from neck to crotch; the strap is either too loose when sitting or too tight when standing. And the strap does not play well with baggy foulies, bunching them up when the strap is properly adjusted. I confess: I avoid the crotch strap when I can get away with it.

92Changes in Latitudes

The 2023 Pacific Puddle Jump is in full swing, and this month. we bring you reports from some of the early arrivals, including Quark's third time across the Pacific; Simplicity's kid boat experiences; Havili's return to French Polynesia; Fundango's unexpected pit stop; and a duffel bag full of Cruise Notes.

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