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November 2023

44California Tops 5O5 Worlds

Mike Martin and Adam Lowry were favorites in this year's 5O5 World Championships, but also had to fight off their incredibly competitive training partners, damage to their boat, and a few freak mistakes to secure their place at the top of the podium.

50Heading South With the Ha-Ha

If you really want to meet and get to know people like the members of the 2023 Baja Ha-Ha, you've got to jump onto a sailboat and head south.

56Merlin’s Transpac Return

I was not born into the sailing world, unlike many of the people I know, respect, and sail with. Sailing weaved its web around me when I was not really looking.

62Surviving the Lahaina Fire

It's been almost two months since fire tore through Lahaina, Maui. This place I've called home for more than 30 years is now completely decimated. My sailboat burned and sank, my truck was turned to ashes, and my condo is severely damaged. The home I purchased in 2020 is standing, but uninhabitable.

66Max Ebb: Bugs

My home waters are pretty much bug free, but friends at the local sailing school and adventure-travel club had talked me into tagging along on their latest bareboat charter expedition. The destination was a popular cruising area, thick with bareboat flotillas and, as we discovered, bugs with four engines.

70Racing Sheet

South Beach YC's Red Bra Regatta upsizes, the SSS Vallejo 1-2 sails uphill both ways, CYC hosts the Folkboat International Regatta, the Jessica Cup sails on a busy Bay, Jack and Jill sail in Santa Cruz, Vanguard 15 sailors win on two coasts.

84Changes In Latitudes

With reports this month on Magnum's return to the South Pacific; Zeppelin's PRJ with two new-to-sailing owners; Shindig's exploration of the little-visited Southern Lau group in Fiji; and some newsy Cruise notes.

80World of Chartering

Jan Pehrson, Nancy Ibison, Michele Logan of Richmond Yacht Club and Dr. Kim Bullock report on an all-women's charter with the Moorings in the Bahamas.

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