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— cont’d mond YC chase boat, which stood by, offered assistance and remained on scene until we were able to secure the carnage and begin motoring safely. This morning a co-worker dropped by my office to offer his condolences on my “mast-ectomy.” I’ve been laughing at other sailing mishaps on your site and in your magazine for years, so guess it’s only fair that I take a turn. — jd van wyhe
out to California and started fitting her out for the big cruise. Smith, 43, has a similar story. He grew up in Sacramento, got a degree in computer science and worked in the Bay Area as a network engineer right up until Julia sailed out the Golden Gate on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 2001. “It was very scary to leave for places unknown just after 9/11, but I was determined to go anyway,” says Jacobson, who in retrospect adds, “the scariest moment of all was untying the dock lines.” Like all long cruises, there were lots of good times and a few bad — breakdowns in Indonesia, bad storms in the Red Sea, endless gales
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The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.