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September 2022

58Pacific Cup Return Rescue

Andy Schwenk probably thought he'd seen it all. After he'd raced in his fourth Pacific Cup, winning the division aboard his Express 37 Spindrift V, an innocent scrape on Andy's ankle turned into a life-threatening injury, triggering a multi-asset mid-Pacific rescue during what had become a brutal return trip for the Pac Cup fleet.

62Bay Area Sailors Race to Mackinac

It came as 'no surprise' that the father and daughter duo were the stars of the 98th running of the Bayview Mackinac Race that starts off Port Huron and follows the Michigan shoreline.

68Baja Ha-Ha — A Fleet Sampler

As of this writing, 107 boats have signed up to participate in the 2022 Baja Ha-Ha. Due to the economy, inflation, COVID, and who knows what, this won't be the biggest Ha-Ha by a long shot. But it will be a great group.

72Galapagos National Park - A Dream Dive Destination

The Galápagos have been a dream of mine as a dive destination for most of my life. Since first seeing videos of schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, and penguins, it was destination No. 1 on my bucket list and the place that first put the idea of world cruising in my mind.

76Max Ebb: Jargon Watch

I am racing long courses around the buoys a lot less these days. The weekday evening club races and the longer point-to-point events are becoming my preferred format, and long ocean races are also high on my list — but the traditional all-day round-the-buoys YRA races seem less and less interesting, especially to those of us who have already sailed those courses a few hundred times.

80Racing Sheet

Moore 24 and Mercury fleets get High on Sierra air; RYC's Jr. Waterhouse continues the OYRA series; BVBC's Plastic Classic rounds the traditional T Mark; the YRA Encinal Regatta and the Estuary Extravagazna cap off July races in the Bay Area; the Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race offers mental challenges; and Santana 22 and I-110s sail their Nationals. Box Scores and Race Notes fill in some of the gaps.

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