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DRAKE’S BAY — The ride home on the second day of the OYRA’s Drake’s

Yacht Club’s Pier just north of the Napa River Bridge is silted in on its southwest section, but is apparently open to deeper draft vessels on the northeast end. The Napa City Pier, which will be located just south of the Third Street bridge, hasn’t been reconstructed yet but should be soon. Here are a few tips to enjoy the scenic run up the river: • Use current charts. I found my electronic charts to be fairly accurate but I also carried paper charts for reference. • Move slowly in shallow water so you can back off easily if you run aground. MiVida, which has a 7-ft draft, only touched ground once, and that was at low tide when we were tied to a dock.

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The Ultimate 20 ‘Breakaway’ prepares for take-off on the Berkeley Circle.

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was able to pull himself from the blaze and into his dinghy before firefighters arrived. He was treated at Marin General and reports he is healing. He is also asking anyone who witnessed the explosion and fire — especially anyone with photos — to contact him at boatfire@hotmail.com.

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Latitude 38 July 2007  

The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 July 2007  

The July 2007 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.