SIGHTINGS While years in the saddle have allowed us to get a sailboat from A to B with some efficiency, we don't understand a lot of the science behind how, exactly, it happens. All of which leads us to give David Burch's book (now in this third edition) a high recommendation. Why? Because it's written and illustrated in such a way that we do understand what he's talking about — at least most of the time. And as the subtitle says, that covers a lot of ground: "From the time-honored traditional knowledge to the latest technology." The Long Way Back (Lois Joy Hoffman $29.95) Eight years, 43,000 miles, continued in middle column of next sightings page
lifetimes — continued Science." One aspect of that program is to help teachers applying for grants to take their students out on the water, where they do hydroacoustics, water quality sampling and plankton counts, and, perhaps most importantly, are introduced to the bird and mammal life currently seen on the Bay and ocean. The Derek M. Baylis helps support its scientific mission by doing corporate charters. "We're a little different from other charter vessels; the Baylis conducts these charters as a way to support our primary mission. Our plan is to expand our partnerships with existing educational and marine science institutions. By doing this, we'll be able to increase the reach of our research and education programs. We hope to see Wyliecat 40s attached to marine sanctuaries all over the United States, so that more people can have the opportunity to experience the ocean for generations to come." Stewardship isn't just for grade school kids, Desenberg said. "We want to introduce adults to the ocean as well, and help expand their horizons." — tim
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The November 2018 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.