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November 2022

58Around the World in 29 Months

Holly Williams is a surgeon. She's also a sailor, but since her med school days at UCSF in the late '80s, it seemed as if she would have to choose: her career or her sailing.

64Voyage to the Antipode

As I write this, X-Wing is made fast to a mooring ball at the lovely Paradise Resort on Taveuni Island in Fiji. And 10,819 nautical miles away in any direction — the exact opposite point on Earth from me right now — is the small town of Bourem, in the East African country Mali.

68J/105 North American Championship

With 28 boats registered for the J/105 North Americans, hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club — including the Velvet Mayhem syndicate aboard their Annapolis vessel plus the Newbury, Ohio, Unbridled crew aboard a locally chartered J/Boat — competition was brisk as the breeze on a fall Bay day.

72Max Ebb: A Hot Night At Anchor

It was shaping up to be another hot and uncomfortable night in the anchorage. Not really that bad compared with being inland during a heat wave; the cabin never really gets that much hotter than the water.

76Red Bra Regatta Turns 10

"For our 10th anniversary of the Red Bra Regatta we saw competitive racing from a solid range of boats," asserts organizer and racer Kim Stuart. "Each year brings an increase in development of skills and gains in confidence. Participation among faster boats has also increased."

79El Toro Stampede

The El Toro Stampede, at age 70+, is Richmond YC's oldest regatta, but it's inclusive of racers young and old. For the older crowd, PRO Vickie Gilmour, herself a lifelong El Toro sailor, recommended that the older crowd "Take two Aleves before you leave the dock, so you can stand up when you get out."

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