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September 2023

60Back to the Sailing Basics on Lake Tahoe

I have fond childhood memories of dangling my legs over the rail as I sailed with my best friend's family to the Channel Islands. I was only 8, and we did not have active roles on those trips, but as saltwater sprayed in our faces, the sailing seed was firmly planted.

66133-Year-Old Wooden Boat

Allen Gross took over the helm of Folly in 1976, when she was almost 90 years old and had seen many lives at the hands of previous skippers. When a vessel has been on the water as long as Folly has, there is a lot to tell. Allen Gross narrates what he has learned of her history over his 47 years of research.

7099th Mackinac Race

The Great Lakes are more like oceans than lakes, but without salt or sharks.

74Catalina Diving With David Crosby

Rick Marvin recalls stories of diving and sailing with David Crosby aboard 'Mayan' in the Channel Islands.

78Max Ebb Takes Waves 101

Swell eight feet every eight seconds," said the synthesized voice over the radio, tuned to the VHF weather for the offshore wind and wave report.

82Racing Sheet

El Toro North Americans and Santana 22 Nationals, the YRA Encinal Regatta with a crew-overboard recovery, victory at Cowes Race Week for a Sausalito team, a challenging Drake's Bay Race, the Mercury Huntington Lake Regatta and the Shaw Island Race are the stories covered here.

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