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Magazine Features: February 2023

Season Champions Part III

The top agenda item on December 17 was the awarding of the 2022 season championships in four divisions. We lead off these profiles with those SSS winners, and wrap up with a few small-boat one-design champs.

La Diana — A Love Affair

In 1974, Marina del Rey yachtsman Paul Berger purchased a Contessa 35 sailboat from Jeremy Rogers, the renowned builder of fine sailing yachts in England. The boat was shipped to MdR and Paul proceeded to actively race his new boat, Decision, in race venues all over Southern California, with winning results everywhere.

Cruise the Channel Islands

Sometimes a long day isn't a bad thing. When our planet tilts toward the south, and the sun springs up by 5 a.m. and hangs around until well past 8 p.m., it can be pure pleasure to while away those hours cruising in a small, slow sailboat.

Max Ebb: Cast off Your Chains

"It was an offense to science, nature and yacht design." That was how the owner of this home-built catamaran described adding 200 feet of chain to his ultralight carbon fiber creation.

Racing Sheet

Sailors welcomed 2023 with New Year's Day races north and south and sat out races on two stormy Saturdays, but found success in Sunday midwinters hosted by Sausalito YC, Island YC, Richmond YC, Berkeley YC, and the YRA.

Changes in Latitudes

With reports this month from Sonrisa's rare encounter with a milky sea; Geja heading to new cruising grounds after 14 years in Croatia; the sixth installment of Taliesin Rose's guide to off-the-beaten-track post-Ha-Ha destinations.
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