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WORLD OF CHARTERING air temps and 20 knots of breeze. Having been cooped up in classrooms for the previous 10 months, policing the antics of overly-energetic 12- and 13year-olds, a simple sail on the Bay was an absolute delight. As staff member Juan Meza put it, "You know me, I love sports, soccer, anything, but there is something so mesmerizing about being out on the sea!" We couldn't agree more. And we'll remind you that late summer and fall typically provide the best sailing conditions of the year on San Francisco Bay. So there's no better time than the present to plan that special Bay cruise with friends, family or associates. Adventure Cat II, by the way, is berthed at Pier 39 along with her sister ship, AC I. See for details.

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Charter Notes Those of us who get to sail often can't help but take its pleasures for granted. Sometimes it takes the enthusiasm of newcomers to remind us just how wonderful it is to get out on the water under sail — especially in a place as beautiful as San Francisco Bay: "Our daysail aboard the 65-ft Adventure Cat II was so blissful, as close to heaven as you can get," reflected Helen Hagemann, one of 40 Santa Rosa middle school teachers and their guests who opted for a daysail on the Bay in June, instead of a traditional retirement party. Helen was one of three honorees

"It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Christo's fence!" No, it's the high-cut jib on 'Adventure Cat II', chartered by an appreciative group of teachers.

that day, each of whom had spent over 30 years nurturing young minds. Although previous days had been foggy on the Bay, the teachers' timing was perfect: They saw clear skies, 78°

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Latitude 38 August 2006  

The August 2006 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 August 2006  

The August 2006 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.