Latitude 38 February 2024

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VOLUME 560 February 2024


Myths and Rumors of Cruising French Polynesia Rolex Sydney Hobart — Boxing Day Packs a Punch Season Champions, Part III Baja or Bust Max Ebb: Winging It



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CONTENTS subscriptions






loose lips




debunking french polynesia


boxing day packs a punch


season champions, part 3


baja or bust


max ebb: winging it


racing sheet




changes in latitudes


classy classifieds


advertisers index




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67’ Devenport Challenge 67, 1992 $150,000 San Rafael (415) 235-7447

64’ Bruce Roberts Ketch, 2000 $220,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

55’ Waterline Steel Pilothouse, 2000 $495000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

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Thoughtfully designed and beautifully finished inside and out, the Aqua Lodge features fiberglass pontoons, a wood-beamed lofted ceiling, a fully appointed galley, and a full bath with residential-sized fixtures. The main salon is open and bright, while the master stateroom features a panoramic water view and a private deck. With the cost of building on the waterfront ever increasing, the Aqua Lodge is an affordable alternative. We currently have three (3) identical Floating Cottages available at $115,000. each. These are new houseboats that have never been used. With the acquisition of all three one could start a unique Air B&B type business in a nice location. NOTE: There is no propulsion An outboard engine could be installed on the bracket but, these boats areSeacraft not equipped with any1978 33’ Pearson Vanguard, included. 1966 32’ Contessa 32, 1990 31’ Pacific Mariah, $30,000 propulsion. They would need to be$35,000 towed or trucked to their destination. $55,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

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48’ Roger Hill Cutter, 2000 $449,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

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48’ C&C Landfall, 1982 $110,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

40’ Norseman 400, 1987 $149,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

40’ Salar 40, 1975 $115,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

40’ Elan 40, 2004 $120,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

35’ Freedom 35, 1995 $119,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

34’ Beneteau 343, 2006 $99,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

33’ Mason 33, 1985 $74,000 Emery Cove (510) 601-5010

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Non-Race Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day. Feb. 2-10 — Seattle Boat Show, Bell Harbor Marina and Lumen Field. Boat Show University, free shuttle, free seminars. Info, Feb. 3 — Introduction to Splicing, Spaulding Marine Center, Sausalito, 10 a.m.-noon. Workshop with Jeff Zarwell. $85. Info, Feb. 3 — Sea Chantey sing, Maritime Museum, San Francisco, 6-9 p.m. RSVP to Peter, Feb. 3 — Offshore Safety at Sea Seminar, SDYC. $300. Info, Feb. 3-4 — International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training, SDYC. $400. Info, Feb. 3-24 — Small Boat Sailing, South Beach Harbor, San Francisco, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, weather permitting. Free, but sign up in advance. BAADS, Feb. 4 — International Offshore Safety at Sea Hands-on Training only, San Diego YC. $300. Info, Feb. 4 — International Offshore Safety at Sea Refresher Course, San Diego YC. $325. Info, Feb. 4-25 — Keelboat Sailing, South Beach Harbor, San Francisco, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting. Free, but sign up in advance. BAADS, Feb. 7 — Newport to Ensenada Race Seminar, Del Rey YC, MDR, 7 p.m. NOSA, Feb. 7-28 — Wednesday Yachting Luncheon, via YouTube, noon. StFYC, Feb. 8 — Instrument Tuning & Polar Tuning webinar via Zoom, 7 p.m. With Peter Isler. Free. Register in advance, Feb. 8 — Newport to Ensenada Race Seminar, Seal Beach YC, 7 p.m. NOSA, Feb. 10 — Lunar New Year/Year of the Dragon. Feb. 10-11 — Advanced First Aid/CPR for Mariners, Southwestern YC, San Diego, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hands-on learning. $435. Info, Feb. 11 — Second Sunday Work Party, Sausalito Community Boating Center, 9 a.m.-noon. Nick, (415) 992-1234 or Feb. 11, 25 — Sunday Sailing on Santa Monica Bay, Burton Chace Park Clubhouse, Marina del Rey, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15. Info, Feb. 14 — Valentine's Day. Feb. 15 — Corinthian Speaker Series, Tiburon, 7 p.m. Winning at the World Champion Level with Daniel Thielman and Keiran Searle. CYC, Feb. 15 — Newport to Ensenada Race Seminar, Dana Point YC, 7 p.m. NOSA, Feb. 17 — US Sailing Club Judge Seminar, SFYC, Belvedere. With John Christman and Rob Overton. $40. Register, Rob, (954) 240-3666. Feb. 17-19 — Small Boat Instructor Level 1 course, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa. Info, Feb. 18 — 360 Cruise of Treasure Island, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet up at the ferry terminal and parade around TI in celebration of the 1939 World's Fair. PICYA, Feb. 19 — Presidents Day. Feb. 22 — Newport to Ensenada Race Seminar, Bahia Corinthian YC, Corona del Mar, 7 p.m. NOSA, Feb. 24 — Pacific Offshore Academy #2, St. Francis YC, San Francisco. Weather data, strategy and heavy weather; provisioning; more. $45. PCYC, Feb. 24 — Full Snow Moon on a Saturday. Feb. 24-25 — Advanced First Aid/CPR for Mariners,

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CALENDAR Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham, WA, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Handson learning. $435. Info, Feb. 29 — Leap Day. Mar. 1-3 — SODA Youth Clinic. SDYC, Mar. 2 — Sail a Small Boat Day. Try out a variety of dinghies and small craft. Free. RYC, Mar. 2 — US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea Seminar, Mission Bay Aquatic Center, San Diego. $300. Info, www. Mar. 2-3 — International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training, Mission Bay Aquatic Center, San Diego. $400. Info, Mar. 3 — International Offshore Safety at Sea Hands-on Training only, Mission Bay Aquatic Center, San Diego. $350. Info, Mar. 3 — International Offshore Safety at Sea Refresher Course, Mission Bay Aquatic Center, San Diego. $350. Info, Mar. 7 — Newport to Ensenada Race Seminar, Silver Gate YC, San Diego, 7 p.m. NOSA, Mar. 9 — USCG Auxiliary CA Boater Safety Card Course, Oakland YC, Alameda, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $45 includes materials and lunch. Register, (510) 522-6868 or vicecommodore@ Mar. 10 — Spring forward for Daylight Saving Time, 2 a.m. Racing Feb. 3 — Double Up and Back. CPYC, Feb. 3 — Super Bowl Charity Regatta, Marina del Rey. Info, Feb. 4 — Santana 22 2v2 Team Racing. EYC/IYC, www. Feb. 4 — RS21 New Wave Winter. SFYC, Feb. 9-10 — Islands Race, Point Fermin to San Diego. NHYC/SDYC, Feb. 16-18 — Women's Winter Invitational Regatta in San Diego. SDYC, Feb. 17-18 — California Dreamin' Match Race stop #2, Corona del Mar. Balboa YC, Feb. 17-18, 24-25 — SCYA Midwinters at many SoCal venues, plus Ensenada. Info, Feb. 24 — Singlehanded/Doublehanded Corinthian Race. SSS, Feb. 24, Mar. 9 — Spring Series, Browns Marina, Folsom Lake. FLYC, Feb. 25 — Tune-Up Race. MPYC, Mar. 2 — South Bay Tour, Berger/Stein Series, Santa Monica Bay. DRYC, Mar. 2 — John Pitcher Regatta. CPYC, Mar. 2 — Mercury Series #1. EYC, Mar. 2 — Bob Furney Race. MPYC, Mar. 2-3 — BAYS Winter #3. SFYC, Mar. 8-10 — Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup/Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta in San Pedro. LAYC, www. Mar. 9 — Spring Shorteez Regatta. CPYC, Mar. 9 — Long Distance #1. SSC, Mar. 9-10 — Big Daddy Regatta, with buoy racing on Saturday, a pursuit race on Sunday, and a party in between. RYC, Mar. 9-10 — RS21 2v2 Team Race. SFYC, Mar. 9-10 — J/105 & J/88 Invitational Regatta. SYC, Mar. 9-10 — Intercollegiate Regatta. StFYC, Mar. 10 — PHRF Spring 1 & 2. MPYC,

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CALENDAR Mar. 13 — J/22 Spring Series. StFYC, Mar. 14 — First Tuesday Night Flight. SCYC, Mar. 15 — First Wednesday Night Beer Can. SCYC, www. Midwinter Series BENICIA YC — Frostbite Series: 2/10 (Sweethearts Race), 3/9. Steve, BERKELEY YC — Separate Saturday & Sunday Midwinter Series: 2/10-11; Champion of Champions: 2/25. Chowder Series: Every Sunday through March except when it conflicts with the Midwinters. Info, CAL SAILING CLUB — Year-round Sunday morning dinghy races, intraclub only. Info, CORINTHIAN YC — Final Midwinters weekend: 2/17-18. Info, COYOTE POINT YC — Winter Races: 2/4, 2/18, 3/10, 3/24. Info, ENCINAL YC — Jack Frost Series: 2/3, 3/2 (makeup). Info, or GOLDEN GATE YC — Seaweed Soup Regatta: 2/3, 3/2. Info, or ISLAND YC — Island Days: 2/11, 3/10. Info, KONOCTI BAY SC — OSIRs (Old Salts in Retirement) every Wednesday, year round. Info, LAKE MERRITT SC — Robinson Memorial Midwinters: 2/10, 3/10. Denis, (707) 338-6955. MONTEREY PENINSULA YC — Perry Cup for Mercurys: 2/3. Info, OAKLAND YC — Sunday Brunch Series: 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7. Info, RICHMOND YC — Small Boat Midwinters: 2/4, 3/3. Info, SANTA CRUZ YC — Midwinter Series: 2/17, 3/16. Info, SAUSALITO YC — Chili Midwinters: 2/4, 3/3. RegattaPRO Winter One Design: 2/10. Info, SEQUOIA YC — Winter Series: 2/3, 3/2. Redwood Cup: 2/10, 3/16. Info, or SOUTH BEACH YC — Midwinters: 2/24, 3/16. Info, www. TIBURON YC — Bob & Esther Mott Midwinters: 2/11, 3/10. Info, or VALLEJO YC — Tiny Robbins Midwinters: 2/3, 3/2. Info, or YACHT RACING ASSOCIATION — Doublehanded Sunday Midwinter Series: 2/25. Info, In the Tropics Feb. 3 — Ocean Posse Caribbean Party, Shelter Bay, Panama. Seminars, open bar, pig roast potluck. RSVP required, Feb. 3-12 — Cruise-in Week/Fiesta de Veleros, Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico. Fundraiser for local schools. Info, Feb. 11-25 — Zihuatanejo Sailfest. Games, volunteerism, fundraising events. Benefits Por Los Niños nonprofit for schools. Info, Feb. 22-Mar. 1 — San Diego to Puerto Vallarta International Yacht Race. Info, Mar. 2-6 — MEXORC Regatta, Banderas Bay, Mexico. Info, Mar. 10-24 — Master Laser-Palooza, La Cruz, Mexico. ISA, Page 14 • Latitude 38 • February, 2024

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time/ht. LOW 1218/1.0 1319/0.4 LOW 0503/2.1 0555/1.7 LOW 1236/0.2 1343/-0.1 HIGH 0713/5.8 LOW 0508/2.1 0543/1.9

time/ht. HIGH 1948/3.5 2107/3.9 HIGH 1114/6.7 1207/6.4 HIGH 2004/4.1 2110/4.5 LOW 1439/-0.2 HIGH 1104/5.6 1141/5.3

February Weekend Currents

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LOW 1751/-1.3 1831/-0.8 LOW 2358/3.3 HIGH 2157/4.7 LOW 1734/-0.1 1759/0.2

NOAA Predictions for .88 NM NE of the Golden Gate Bridge date/day slack max slack max 2/03Sat 0312/1.7F 0630 0918/1.1E 1354 1806/1.2F 2148 2248/0.2E 2/04Sun 0006 0412/1.6F 0724 1012/1.2E 1506 1900/1.5F 2236 2354/0.3E 2/10Sat 0148 0354/1.4E 0636 0942/2.7F 1236 1542/2.7E 1930 2248/3.4F 2/11Sun 0218 0436/1.6E 0724 1030/2.7F 1324 1630/2.6E 2006 2324/3.4F 2/17Sat 0318/2.1F 0636 0918/1.4E 1406 1742/1.8F 2100 2248/0.6E 2/18Sun 0054 0424/1.9F 0742 1036/1.3E 1518 1848/2.1F 2206 2/19Mon 0012/0.7E 0218 0530/1.9F 0848 1324/1.4E 1618 1942/2.5F 2300 2/24Sat 0130 0354/1.5E 0636 0936/2.4F 1248 1542/2.0E 1918 2230/2.8F 2/25Sun 0200 0424/1.5E 0718 1018/2.3F 1330 1618/1.8E 1942 2254/2.6F Source:

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⇑⇓ How Many Days a Year Do You Sail the Bay? My wife Janet and I cherish nearly every weekend, which totals around 120 to 150 days a year. Some weekends are spent sailing, while others find us anchored and savoring moments with our grandkids as they delight in water toys. My recent retirement has opened up new possibilities, and we're excitedly planning more sailing days to explore the Bay and the coastal areas. Over our remarkable 37-year journey of sailing the Bay, our passion for it remains undiminished. I may have overlooked a previous discussion on this topic, but a future conversation about favorite places to anchor and visit sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Jim Eilering Jim was commenting on the December 2023 'Lectronic Latitude with the same name as this letter.

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"One great thing about winter sailing on the Bay is you get to experience weather patterns different from the nuking westerlies and fog of summer down in the Slot," wrote Dana Dupar in December 2020. "I was crewing on 'Irie' on Saturday and we covered 26 miles over 4.5 hours of sailing. Although the forecast was for 8-10 knots, we had a chilly 12-20 under a hazy sun."

It varies per year and employment status, but looking at my Navionics tracks, I'd guess the average is about 30 days or so. A point of personal pride, though, is that I have sailed at least once a calendar month for the last few years. Getting a bunch of days in during the summer is a lot easier than finding the hospitable days in the winter to get out. Every time I feel lazy and overcome my inclination to stay home, I am reminded of how rewarding it is to get out on the Bay. Max

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⇑⇓ is tHere a saFe Break in tHe Berkeley pier? I've passed dozens of times just outside the existing portion of the pier in keelboats drawing 6 feet. According to Navionics (and I realize this, as well as my report, is merely anecdotal): "A channel through the old pier ruins exists here at the end of the community fishing pier. Depth at low tide unknown but believed to be about 5 feet. Use caution and consult additional local knowledge before attempting this passage. Depth in the pass was reported in 2014 to be the same as in the surrounding waters, about 7 feet MLW." Rick Johnson Rick was commenting on the December 2023 'LL with the same name as this letter. We reached out to Max Ebb to inquire about the Berkeley pier's potential passability: "Only one gap in the pier is known to be navigable: the easternmost gap, about 3,000 feet from the shore. This is at the west end of what used to be the habitable fishing pier. "There are many other gaps and some large missing sections in the abandoned pier ruins farther west, but I'm not aware of any survey that locates another safe passage or identifies broken-off, invisible pilings that might be a serious hazard. The piling spacing is 16 feet, if I remember correctly. Some boats have made the mistake of assuming that a double-wide gap is safer, but have sunk after hitting the invisible piling in the middle of the double gap. See the old Diane Beeston photo of a Soling, I think it was, sunk on the Olympic Circle after getting this wrong." ⇑⇓ tHe pier was not a Factor Max — Yes, that is a Soling in the famous Beeston photo. It was taken during the Soling Olympic Trials in 1972 on the Berkeley Olympic Circle. According to the PRO, the wind speed ranged between 25 and 35 knots throughout the regatta, and the sea state was square chop 4-6 feet. The Soling flooded and sank after a wild broach to weather. The


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⇑⇓ no saFe gaps There are definitely no safe gaps in the pier, and only one that is merely risky — the one by the end of the fishing pier. As a longtime sailor out of the Berkeley Marina, I recomA 30-ish-ft boat sails through the gap at mend against even usthe end of the old Berkeley fishing pier in ing the apparently safe 2019. We have seen several large boats in cut between the fishthe Hornblower fleet pass through this ing pier and the ruins. same gap over the years, though the true If you simply must use depth of the pass seems a little uncertain it, stay well toward the and perhaps dated. And what of the many fishing pier side. There other gaps in the pier as you head west is a debris pile of subtoward San Francisco? Please, don't even merged remains of the consider sailing through those. ruins that were removed to make the gap just to the southwest of the gap. If you are coming from the marina side headed toward Emeryville, definitely resist the temptation to come to weather just outside that gap as you will go straight into the submerged debris pile. Tim McCormick

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⇑⇓ soMe HealtHy inDepenDent tHinking I've seen a boat or two go safely through a gap fairly close to land but I'm quite happy to stay clear. I'm also not one to follow sheep over a cliff. Dennis ⇑⇓ it'D Be cool inDeeD Max said "known to be navigable," and there are countless people who have gone through that opening in boats with drafts up to 7 feet, that I know about. But what debris/ ruins are there, and what would the min depth be at MLLW? It would, indeed, be cool, if someone dove the break, or properly sounded at/near MLLW. Y Bother ⇑⇓ SO cool We shot that first gap regularly on Resolute, draft fourfeet and change. I think I was generally biased to be more cautious at lower tide and go around, but we never had any issues. Would be cool if someone could hit the area with high-resolution sonar or dive it! Dan Ancona ⇑⇓ waiting For tHe city oF Berkeley to Do soMetHing. anD still waiting … More importantly, what can we do to make the opening larger and maybe add proper markers? What is the process to things like this done? Glen Pullen Glen — The City of Berkeley has been discussing renovating the pier for years. Their current thinking is to partner with a ferry service to finance at least a small section of pier, a proposal that has some local sailors up in arms. Whatever the ultimate solution, it will likely take years to materialize.

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LETTERS ⇑⇓ local environmental groups are against expanding the oakland Estuary turning basins Once gain, we are back to "not in my back yard." Many of the products we use in the Bay area come from overseas on container ships. Why should the Port of Oakland's be exempt of these products? Folks who feel the Port of Oakland shouldn't be expanded to handle larger container ships should also stop using products that come in on container ships. These folks should also get rid of all their electronic stuff, watch what they eat, forget putting new tires on their car or buses … the list goes on and on. There is a way for ships to help cut their carbon footprint: use ammonia. If as much money that's going into EVs were spent on using ammonia, any ICE [Intercontinental Exchange] gas or diesel engine could be converted to ammonia. The X-15 rocket plane [introduced in 1959] used ammonia as fuel, as well as all ICE in Belgium during WWII, where exhaust is simply water and nitrogen. JJ

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⇑⇓ Meeting New Friends — Two Sailors and Their 1966 O'Day Nice story, Kent. I'd love to hear more about your maiden voyage. How was the launch? How was it when you cleared the breakwater? How was the tide under the Gate? Anything break? Lol. Rich Brazil Tally Ho, Nauticat 43 Mexico

Kent Irving, left, and his friend Ian Metcalf enjoyed a lovely winter sail aboard Kent's new-to-him O'Day 17.

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We launched at low tide using the gravel ramp since I wasn't sure how far the concrete ramp extended. We were able to easily pass through the breakwater with the wind at our backs. Headed north toward Sausalito and then across to Angel Island, over toward Alcatraz, and then aimlessly meandered our way back. The wind was whipping up some whitecaps, but other than the occasional splash and spray, we were unaffected. Everything held together fine with only a few things I'd like to address in future projects. A little bit of leaking by the lever for the centerboard, but nothing overly concerning, and the cam cleats for the jib sheets didn't always grab. Our biggest challenge was shooting the gap in the breakwater straight into the wind. A few attempts under sail, a few paddling, and finally one last sail got us through. Definitely looking into a small motor to ease that process. Can't wait to get back out there! Kent Irving Cuatro Vientos, 1966 O'Day Daysailer 17 Bay Area ⇑⇓ the circle keeps turning Kent — I hope you have much joy with your Daysailer. We bought a dark-blue-hulled Daysailer, Beauty, when our daughter was 8. For the next 12 years, we camped and sailed all over the Sierra Nevada in our trusty Beauty, the memories always to be cherished. After we sold her, my daughter's friend who had joined us on many, many trips, called to say that while practicing with the Cal Poly sailing team, she had seen and spoken to Beauty's new owners trying out their first sailboat. The circle keeps turning. Brian Beers ⇑⇓ New Equipment Requirements for YRA and SSS Offshore Races This seems like another example of requiring equipment that has more likelihood of creating a false sense of security and generating unneeded confusion in the fleet. Having a bunch of small boats broadcasting will undermine the value of AIS with clutter.


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knots will make for chaos and undermine the utility. If the YRA were actually interested in offshore safety, they should require and provide some special skipper and crew education regarding the special hazards of the Farallones, the Potato Patch, Ocean Beach, etc. instead of generating more belief that rescue technology can help you if you screw up on basic seamanship and local knowledge. False priorities. I suppose this will be a boon to the race committees. Could that be what is driving this? It is certainly hard to imagine it meaningfully increases safety. Ray Durkee Alameda Ray — Disabling CPA alarms does not preclude the safe use of AIS. Scott Scott and Ray were commenting on the December 2023 'Lectronic with the the same name as this letter. ⇑⇓ talking points Nanny state. Why not manage where deaths and injuries occur? It isn't sailing. Stanly Martin

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⇑⇓ why not have it? I would love to hear the justifications from the groaners about why not to have AIS on board your oceangoing vessel, regardless of the new regulations. And yes, you can complain about a "nanny state," but that has more to do with the massive weaponization of the legal system in the USA than it does with the YRA/SSS choices. If the mandate reduces the legal liability of those organizing bodies, is a good thing for sailors in the long term. William Pryor Silver Linings, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 Mexico ⇑⇓ why not have it? Because it's expensive, and race participation has been falling In my appeal to the SSS board (which was ignored), I gave them the race entry numbers for the local, shorthanded ocean races. (These were easily obtained from Jibeset.) Both OYRA's shorthanded division and SSS's Half Moon Bay, Farallones and Drake's Bay races show the same trend: After recovering to pre-COVID levels in 2021, entries dropped by 30-33% from 2021 to 2023. Now, skippers considering entering these races have been hit with an additional $800-$1,200 equipment requirement. It's true we can sail out in the ocean any time we want without having most of this gear, but these are races. It costs $300 just for the OYRA entry fees. It's simply not worth it if there are only a couple of boats left to race against. And, for what it's worth, I already have an AIS transponder. Bob Johnston Ragtime!, J/92 Richmond Yacht Club ⇑⇓ Red Rock, the Least-Famous Island in San Francisco Bay, Has a $25 Million Price Tag Red Rock didn't sell 11 years ago at a "reduced" price of $9 million, so why would it sell now for $25 million? It crosses into three counties, so count on a planning nightmare for any significant development, even if it were technically



feasible. What type of basic infrastructure — water, sewer, protected cove/landing, power etc — is even possible? Donation to some preservation cause might make sense, but closer to the $50K price last paid for it in the '60s by attorney David Glickman. R. Robinson R. Robinson was commenting on the January 5 'Lectronic Latitude with the same name as this letter.


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LETTERS ⇑⇓ More comments, and a correction, about the portS of L.A. and Long Beach Just by way of clarification, you mentioned that you talked to the Long Beach Marine bureau manager, but you keep referring to the Port of Los Angeles. The Port of L.A. and the Port of Long Beach are two entirely separate entities. They are adjacent to each other, but for your story to be complete, you should also contact the Port of L.A. David Weil ⇑⇓ yeP, we screwed uP You know, I am certain after reading this that you are unaware that the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbor are two separate entities, governed by two different cities. You tried to answer a question and made everything far muddier. I live beside both ports, and would love to hear a straight answer. Ryan Gierach Ryan and David were commenting on the December 2023 'Lectronic: Can Cruisers Anchor in the Port of Los Angeles? In that story, we mistakenly referred to both the ports of Long Beach and L.A. simply as "the Port of Los Angeles," and readers understandably assumed we didn't know that there are two distinct and separately governed ports within the same massive breakwater in the heart of the L.A. coast. We also failed to contact the Port of Los Angeles directly to inquire about their specific anchoring regulations. We followed up with the January 8 'LL: More Information, and a Correction, About Anchoring in the Port of Los Angeles. Limited anchoring is allowed in both ports: In Long Beach, boaters can anchor off Island White Friday through Sunday via the city's "open permit," which "does not need to be filled out or submitted," a city spokesperson told us. In the Port of Los Angeles, boaters can anchor off the Cabrillo Launch Ramp for up to three days after obtaining a permit from the Los Angeles Port Police, who will want to see your vessel's documentation and run a quick background check on you.

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The Port Police told us that they would consider longer stays, but it is clear that in the mega-port of L.A. and Long Beach, cruisers are not encouraged to linger. "This is not a cruiser-friendly area and I suggest cruisers avoid L.A.," wrote Brent Johnson in last month's Letters, which sparked our inquiry into anchoring in Los Angeles. Is the subtext of this lack of welcoming toward cruisers the result of an effort to prevent long-term liveabaords, or homeless people living aboard old boats? "Yes," according to the City of Long Beach. "Increase in derelict, unregistered and non-operational vessels over the past four years within East San Pedro Bay has required the city to take measures to maintain navigable waterways, ensure the safety of our slip permittees, commercial partners, city residents and visitors



and protect the marine habitat." However, a spokesperson with the immediately adjacent Port of Los Angeles said that they "have not experienced any ongoing issues with unhoused individuals inhabiting derelict boats." Is that because the L.A. Port Police have historically been ultra-vigilant about enforcing anchoring laws, something that was famously lax here in the Bay Area for decades? Or are there larger cultural forces at work? Is there some kind of ingrained apathy toward traveling cruisers on the West Coast? Do cities assume that everyone with a boat is independently wealthy and can easily afford a guest slip? ⇑⇓ wHy can't socal Be More like aus/nZ? The bays around Sydney, Australia, have scores of free pink [courtesy] moorings that may be used by anyone for up to 24 hours, and possibly longer, if you are not an Australian-registered vessel. I'm embarrassed by marinas and ports in the L.A. area that seem to be less than helpful or welcoming to cruisers! Michael Bowe Patanajali, Catalina 42 Marina del Rey ⇑⇓ anotHer angle, anotHer story So glad to hear of allowable anchoring behind the outer breakwater of L.A. Harbor. Sorry to hear (in previous Latitudes) of the apparent reluctance to support temporary anchoring in Long Beach Harbor. American harbors still need recreational anchorages and public docks for both boats and dinghies. George Devore Latitude Nation


GET PAID To Sail! Speaking of recreational and public spaces: In late 2020, Los Angeles' iconic Echo Park had nearly 200 tents and makeshift structures along its shores, and became a "symbolically fraught case study of the conflicts rising in neighborhoods across Los Angeles over the rights to public spaces and the competing interests of the housed and unhoused," according to the L.A. Times.

⇑⇓ anotHer angle, anotHer story There are currently several "derelict" boats on anchor at the east end of the harbor by the breakwall off Alamitos Bay, near the bait barge. They have been there for months, and no one seems to hassle them. Just go set up shop there for a couple of days as needed — no one is going to pull your anchor and tow you without notice. Also, other posters [in the January issue's Letters] are correct: Most places in SoCal aren't interested in budget cruisers or liveaboards. We keep preaching a housing crisis, but I can't get a liveaboard permit. And Long Beach marinas have many open slips. That would be a cool angle for a story. Joe

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LETTERS ⇑⇓ so many stories, hard to pick just a couple We had our boat at Cabrillo Yacht Marina for many years. I learned to sail and then to singlehand in the Port of L.A. This is a very busy port for huge container ships, tankers and all manner of working boats: pilots, tugs, barges and the like. Add in the fun wind we tend to get in the afternoon and evenings near the PV [Palos Verdes] peninsula, and some decent current when the tide is running strong at the Angels Gate harbor entrance, and things can get interesting very quickly. Among other anecdotes: One afternoon I was returning from several hours singlehanding offshore in our little 25-fter to find a regatta underway in the basin, just west of Angels Gate. I stayed out of the racecourse for some time, allowing competitors fresh wind and one less obstacle to navigate around. At last, I picked an opening and began to navigate toward the marina. All was well for five minutes or so until I got close to the marina entrance. Suddenly and very unexpectedly, a huge trimaran appeared off my stern, aiming right for me, with some jacka** shouting "starboard" at me, as if I was racing and not navigating like a normal boat in a welldefined channel. We nearly collided (them overtaking slow me), but they steered away at the last possible moment. Several others on the trimaran looked concerned, so it wasn't just me. Good times! Mark V SoCal


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Readers — F.E.A.R. is an acronym for "Feed Everyone After the Race." The regatta has been running for more than 30 years. ⇑⇓ Port of Long Beach ROckets into the future I am living aboard in Banderas Bay now, but seeing the middle picture of San Pedro reminded me of being able to see and get close to the SpaceX rockets after they land. The narrow channel just to the right of the marinas is where the landing barge docks to get things ready to their refurbishment center, which also in the L.A./Long Beach harbor.

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⇑⇓ BE AFRAID, be very afraid To enter the F.E.A.R. Regatta, hosted in the slot of Hurricane Gulch — that's in San Pedro — you don't have to have any racing and perhaps not even sailing experience. Some people don't know the difference between starboard and port, let alone race rules or etiquette. I've been racing for years, but this has to by far be the most interesting race — crashes and M.O.B.s excluded. Sailorette

Is that a rocket in your ports, or are you just happy to see me? In 2021, SpaceX moved onto a 6.5-acre facility on Pier T in the Port of Long Beach. Side note: This section of reusable rocket is being transported aboard the autonomous spaceport drone ship, or ASDS. The future is now.

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⇑⇓ TIPS continue to be a problem because of an infuriating — and sometimes unavoidable — technicality I need help with renewing my Mexican TIP. Before it expired, I tried renewing it the normal way in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It turns out the previous owner never canceled his TIP, which expired more than 10 years ago. He has Alzheimer's and is in a memory-care facility. His wife has no record or memory of the boat ever going to Mexico or his getting a TIP. When I purchased the boat 13 years ago from a Southern California broker, I was issued a 10-year TIP from Mexico and cruised up and down the Mexican coast for 10 years. When it was time to renew, I was told I couldn't because the previous owner never canceled his TIP. So they canceled my TIP and left his name on the expired TIP because it was never surrendered. I've tried renewing with a reputable service that specializes in TIP cancel/renewal for boats traveling around Mexico; however, they seemed unable to help me resolve this issue. Without a current TIP in your name, as well as boat documentation and insurance, you will not be able to go to Mexico and check into any Mexican marinas, and you leave yourself open to possible legal issues with customs, immigration, and the Mexican navy. I cannot express the importance of this enough: When you purchase a boat, and you plan on going south to Mexico, make sure the boat has a clean title and that there's not a TIP — current or expired — still on it. I'm open to any help or suggestions from other boaters who may have had this issue, I've been told that this is not an isolated problem and there are a lot of other boaters with the same issues. Ken McLaughlin Readers — Please see the January issue's Sightings for a similar story about an uncancellable TIP. "If you are in the same situation, we are compiling a list of people who are struggling with this problem," wrote David Holmes. "The idea is to share information, and even create a collective group that works together. Maybe if someone sees that dozens of boats are being affected, they might be more motivated to find a solution. You can join us by emailing" ⇑⇓ who can help? I wish I could say good evening, but it is not. We are stuck in San Diego on our boat with nowhere to go. Most people who purchase a cruising sailboat that had previously been in Mexico are unaware of a potentially significant problem, like finding themselves in our situation. And that is exactly what is now and has been happening to dozens of boats for the past several months. For those unfortunate boaters, like us, whose old TIP was issued by Mexican customs (formerly known as Aduanas now ANAM), they will find that they cannot get their old TIP canceled and therefore cannot get a new TIP from the Banjercito. The Mexican customs agency has been unresponsive and silent on this. Who can we turn to? Who can help? No agent, dockmaster or $$$ will get a boat through this problem. We all knew of the old TIP issues with old uncanceled TIPs, but there was always a workaround. This is a new problem and nobody knows or prints anything about it. John Guenther Stuck in San Diego

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There's a lot to unpack in this AI-generated photo of "sailing." (Our biggest issue is the incomplete spinnaker hoist.) Jim Hancock said it took almost 50 tries that included a few "bloopers," such as the one above. "AI makes a huge number of mistakes, many of which are hilarious and many of which are very human-like. AI kept giving me images looking over the bows of boats moving at warp speed in reverse!"

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I suppose AI will eventually "get it" and put all of us sailor/designer types out of business. But it still has a lot to learn. Right now it is even worse than the proverbial kid with Rhino [a 3D modeler for design and fabrication], which up until now has been responsible for some of the worst marine concepts. Chris White Naval Architect My wife and I asked for a picture of a cat sailing a boat in heavy weather. In most of them, the cat was facing aft and not touching the tiller or sheets. In some of them, the mast was outside the boat! Max Crittenden AI is Automatic Indexing of human work. It is not Artificial Intelligence. The image shown is still leaning into the wind, and not away, as it would in reality. Curt Taras Civil Engineer Curt — The fact that the boat's main and jib are closehauled and the boat is heeling accordingly really seems to be the least of this image's problems! Not to go too far down an existential rabbit hole, but isn't all intelligence a kind of amalgamation/indexing of existing human work, experience, knowledge, trial and error, etc.?

LETTERS ⇑⇓ More coMMents on tHe sinking oF BOAT BUM GAL, anD tHe captain at tHe HelM, During tHe 2023 Baja Ha-Ha I'm a former sailing instructor, yacht-delivery skipper, Coastguardsman, corporate and private yacht skipper and tug master. I retired with a 1,600-ton master's license, towing endorsed, and with a 100-ton sail endorsement. I have many, many hundreds of thousands of miles of offshore experience on a wide variety of craft. I began following Ray [McCormack] years ago when he was getting ready to leave the Columbia River on a delivery. The forecast was horrific. I contacted him and politely suggested he reconsider. We had a brief exchange, I kept it polite, but he blocked me. Fortunately, they ran the boat into a well-charted object, damaged [the boat], he was fired, and the delivery was delayed or never happened. I have followed other foolish deliveries, including the one from Honolulu to Neah Bay (in the winter) with disbelief. Then there was the sinking of Boat Bum Gal in Turtle Bay, followed by this last Honolulu delivery in the Sea Ray. From what I've been told, he left with 2,300 gallons and arrived with approximately 100. To people with no experience, this might sound cool. But as a professional, to say that this was foolish, risky, ill-advised and mismanaged would be an understatement. It was extremely reckless. The fact that they got the boat there does not mean it was a good delivery. This is nothing to be proud of — they were very lucky. There also seems to be some question about what happened to the 100200 gallons of diesel that reportedly leaked from the numerous bladders they had onboard. Ray has never, to my knowledge, taken responsibility for any of the mistakes he's made. It always seems to be someone else's fault. He spends a lot of time in court. He is apparently drawn to risky undertakings like a moth to a flame, and it seems to me that this tendency is getting worse, rather than better, over time. Having watched and heard about him for years, I find it very worrisome and unsettling that he does not seem to learn. I sincerely wish Ray nothing but the best. And I hope for his sake, his family's sake, and the sake of aspiring, gullible crew members that he finds another line of work. I'm afraid it's going to take some intervention for this to happen. John Tebbetts Ichi Ban, Yamaha 33 Australia John — It was a Sunseeker 54, and not a Sea Ray, that Ray McCormack delivered to Hawaii at the end of December. In a year-in-review on his Facebook page, McCormack wrote, "[In] November, the unfortunate sinking in the Baja Ha-Ha; my biggest mistake was that we never should have left the dock." ⇑⇓ wHy use tHe autopilot at all? You have a problem where your autopilot won't disconnect on command for 20 seconds, it is erratically making 20-degree turns due to low voltage, so you enter a known risky anchorage, on autopilot, at night, following a 10-meter depth contour which puts you very close to shore, relying on navigation tools and practices that have been unreliable for you in the past? Really? I have no credentials, but that sounds very, very wrong. Karl Robrock Snafu, Moore 24 Bay Area












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LETTERS ⇑⇓ FroM ray MccorMack: I do not condone nor do I appreciate the comments in regards to myself and my delivery business. I have worked very hard to build my delivery business, and I continue to work on my credentials and keep them up to date. Yes, I made some mistakes: — Should have never left the dock. My normal delivery process is that if there is no survey within three years, then I require a sea trial; a work list would then come out of that to prepare the boat for delivery. I did not do this on the Baja Ha-Ha effort. She flew me down as crew and I tried to make do with what we had. — Should have stuck with recommendations of staying in the center of the entrance when coming into Turtle Bay. My reason for sticking close to shore was that the offshore breeze was quite stiff and we were having issues with the running rigging of the vessel. The vang had already exploded. [In the] back of my mind, I was worried about the next two legs, which were forecast to be windy. — Should not have been so trusting in my Dell XFR laptop with Coastal Explorer. I had a ticket open with Rose Point's customer service because no track was displayed in Coastal Explorer. If there had been a track being laid down I might have noticed if the autopilot made a turn. — Not so trusting in the autopilot and the 12-volt system of the boat. Given the previous experience with the 12-volt system failing, and the autopilot making turns without notification, as well as the autopilot hydraulic pump locking the helm when going into standby. — I was not paid to do this Baja Ha-Ha, and I pushed too hard in trying to make it happen. I had heard that this might have been the last Ha-Ha due to the Mexican navy taking over the cruising-permit process. Read through others' comments, and there is always dirt that people can drum up from one's past. Your comments about the background check is fine with me — I never have tried to hide my past, as all the people on Sailing Anarchy have found out about and are talking about. Ray McCormack Washington ⇑⇓ soMe ranDoM coMMents on tHe DeceMBer 2023 LATITUDE FroM a Bay area econoMic exile I note from some ads in the issue a growing interest in electric sailboat auxiliary propulsion. This is an appropriate use of modern technology, mainly because of the limited required power and motor operating hours of sailing yachts. However, an important potential improvement is using propulsion units that can be tipped up out of the water (like outboards). The low required power, simplicity, waterproofing and light weight of the motor make this readily feasible and elimiThere are numerous electric outboards nate the propeller drag alalready on the market, such as the together. Evoy Pro. However, tipping up the drive unit also allows a larger, more efficient propeller, and electric propulsion allows the required slower rotation. In addition, it would allow use of a ducted propeller or "nozzle," which substantially increases low-speed thrust and


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efficiency, which is what a sailing yacht needs. Such nozzles are common on tugs and other low-speed commercial craft, and are even used in a tip-up configuration, though mainly for much higher powers. (See Thrustmaster of Texas, or Schottel, for typical commercial systems). There is even legend of a hydraulic-equipment representative in the Pacific Northwest who built a hydraulically powered tip-up nozzle propulsion unit operating off a diesel generator for his sailing yacht. Data on "19A Kort" nozzles is publicly available to do the required calculations, and advanced nozzles that operate in higher speed ranges were developed by the late Josip Gruzling (see SNAME Transactions, 2004 or other sources online), though they probably will not be needed. Max Ebb's article on human-powered craft, especially the sculling Whitehall, reminds me that San Franciso Bay is home to unique fast-rowing craft that may be of interest. The rowing clubs near Fisherman's Wharf have a number of Cable Car Gigs, 22-ft-long double-sliding-seat sculls designed in the 1920s, and originally built in the cable car barn. These are extraordinarily pleasant boats to row and are surprisingly seaworthy. Fiberglass copies of the boats were available in the 1980s, though I don't know if they still are. For better or worse, the best way to obtain a high-performance rowing craft is to build your own. Thomas Hill's Ultralight Boatbuilding is a useful guide to this, and more recently, a number of sources offer plywood kits that are precut using Computer Numerical Control [CNC] techniques, so they only have to be assembled. One CNC cutter offers an 18-ft double-scull gig that might be interesting. I don't know if anyone has reverse engineered one of the rowing club's boats (the extra four feet would make a big difference). Another type that might fit the camping role is the Thames camping skiff, made famous by Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog. They are rowed with tholes, but there is no reason a drop-in sliding-seat rig couldn't be used.

We can't speak to exactly what type of boats these are at the Dolphin Club in Fisherman's Wharf (the two on the left are likely "Gig Boats"), other than to say that they are utterly stunning vessels.

I was also pleased to note a classified ad for a cold-molded wood boat. The answer to the question the Kind Editor asks of correspondents actually relates to all of these remarks: I had published a paper in a sailing symposium on revival of an old method of wood/metal composite boat building using CNC, and the organizer challenged me to show up with a boat built by this technique at a subsequent symposium. So having retired from paying naval architecture, I am working on two boats, one of which I might have ready by 2025; Montmorency, a Thames camping skiff, and Runaway Bunny; a Square Meter-type sloop to replace Freya, the Dragon I left behind in San Francisco (I believe it was also mentioned recently in another letter). I am hoping that someone will


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⇑⇓ wHat's tHe latest on jack van oMMen anD FLEETWOOD III? Dear Jack van Ommen [via Latitude 38] — I woke early and started reading the Classy Classifieds boats for sale section, then came across this article. [Jim is commenting on the December 2023 'Lectronic with the same name as this letter.] I was happy and excited to read Gig Harbor on the transom of a boat in photo. I'd read Around the World in 80 Years [The Oldest Man to Sail Around the World — Twice!] a few years ago and considered it, and yourself, inspiraAt 87 years old, Jack van Ommen was nearing tion. completion on 'Fleetwood III' when we checked You're close by if you in with him late last year. He was less than sat- haven't departed. isfied with the 30-ft Waarschip and embarked I was also suron an extensive repair and refit. He plans to prised to read that sell the boat when he's finished. your vessel is a Waarschip. I have never seen one up close and personal, but I read about them back in late '70s and considered purchasing a kit. If you're still in neighborhood please let me know. I'd love to meet you and the boat as well. Jim Wilson



bring an electric nozzle outboard onto the market by then — I will need one (about 2 kW will do). People interested in unique or one-off boats should also note that CNC in general provides more economical methods of building either wood or metal boats, though buying a used boat will be significantly less expensive than building new. Chris Barry P.E. Runaway Bunny, 22 Square Meter Skerry Cruiser Sloop (In Progress) Annapolis, Maryland Formerly of California and Washington

Dear Latitude and Jim — I'm visiting my oldest daughter in Federal Way, Washington, and I was visiting with my old sailing buddies at their weekly Taco-Tuesday meeting in Gig Harbor, last night. [January 9.] I just got back from a long weekend in Canada and am planning to firm up my schedule for my visits in California in the next days. Looking forward to meet the Latitude crew. Jack van Ommen Fleetwood III, Waarschip 30 The Netherlands/West Coast


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elcome to February's Loose Lips, and the results of 2024's first Caption Contest(!), which produced lots of chuckles and "LOLs,” as well as a few groans, when we read through the comments. There were lots of references to land-sailing, and quite a few mentions of Kilroy (which led one of us to ask "Who is Kilroy?” — now we know). But of all the comments, only one suggested this was a sensible-looking situation, so to speak. Dafna Brown asked, "Doesn't everyone set up their sails to dry in the front yard after rinsing them?” It seems not. The actual reason for Dana McClish's "Yard Sail,” or the placement of what Stuart Carlisle called "… a land yacht!” was to serve as a party prop. The sail and mast were provided by Chris Boome. You can find our favorite comments below.


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In what has the potential to be a landmark case, a federal judge ruled late last year that boaters do not have a constitutional right to anchor on Richardson Bay, and declared that local agencies have the authority to create and enforce laws governing vessels anchored in their waters. "To the extent [an anchor-out plaintiff] is alleging a stand-alone constitutional entitlement to anchor where he chooses, the United States' constitution does not confer a blanket right to anchor in Richardson's Bay," federal judge William Orrick wrote in a December 2023 ruling, dismissing the claims of plaintiff Robert Roark, owner of the 60-ft motorsailer Kittiwake, who accused the Richardson Bay Regional Agency


Ocean Romeo Macedo didn't dream of working in the marine trades as a young man. Instead, he wanted to become a professional surfer — and he was well on his way. Growing up in Lahaina, Maui, Ocean already had multiple sponsors by the time he was in sixth grade, and was surfing in "quite possibly the most competitive age bracket to ever grace the contest scene, Hawaii's under 12 division," Freesurf magazine wrote about 10 years ago. "It goes without saying that Hawaii has no shortage of youthful endowment, but this talented up-and-comer is a step above the rest." But when the pandemic hit, the global surfing contest circuit shut down. Macedo — who is now 21 years old — was able to dig into his hobbies, and his community on Lahaina, to find other interests. That led him to Spaulding Marine Center's Boatworks 101 Apprenticeship program. "I didn't know what to expect, but it was the best possible introduction to the marine industry," Ocean said of Spaulding's program. "We did a lot of fiberglass, painting, woodworking, machine-shop stuff and engines. Everything was amazing." After completing the Boatworks 101 program, Macedo has Ocean Macedo navigates a serious wave. been working as a diesel mechanic apprentice at Helmut's Marine Services in San Rafael since June of last year, and hopes to open his own all-around marine-service shop in Lahaina some day. "My dream was always to be a pro surfer," Macedo told Latitude in an interview in late 2023. "In my teens, I was traveling the world a lot and going to contests. With COVID the contests slowed down, so I was doing different jobs around Maui. I'd always been interested in working on trucks, specifically Toyotas. I'd buy them, fix them up and sell them." (One writer joked that Maui was "the world's largest Toyota Tacoma dealership.) Macedo gravitated toward boats through an acquaintance. "A neighbor of mine in Lahaina has a boat-charter company and noticed that I was into engines. He offered me a job. I worked on logistics and got to do a little work with their mechanics. It got to a point where I was interested in the trade and wanted to learn more." Another of Macedo's neighbors in Lahaina has a house in Sausalito and told Ocean about the Boatworks program at Spaulding. What was it like moving from tropical Maui to the cold, foggy Bay? "When I was younger, I'd go to SoCal all the time for surf contests. But I'd never been to San Francisco. For me, the transition was very interesting. I grew up in a pretty small town where I knew most of the people … the hardest things to adjust to here were the cold weather and figuring out how to put myself out there. I didn't really have much of a basis to go off as to what the Spaulding program would be." Now in its third year, Spaulding Marine Center's Boatworks 101 offers 12-month paid apprenticeships in the marine-service industry to people 18 and older. The course is part of a state and nationally registered program to train a diverse workforce in a "high-need industry in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond," Spaulding said. "It felt different than school," Ocean said of the program. "It was more one-on-one (there were six of us in the class) and kind of perfect — the right amount of people teaching one thing about one subject at one time." Spaulding's Boatworks 101 spans a year, three months of which is dedicated to working in several different Bay Area shops. "I started working at Helmut's and after a month, Spaulding asked if I wanted to switch out

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(RBRA) of violating his constitutional rights. Judge Orrick cited precedent in rejecting the argument that the special-anchorage designations conflict with local ordinances that require permits to stay beyond 72 hours. The ruling appears to be another step toward the end of the anchor-out era on Richardson Bay. Over the past seven years, increased enforcement has dramatically reduced the number of boats in Marin's waters between Sausalito, Belvedere and Tiburon. The were as many as 300 vessels on Richardson Bay in 2016; today, there are fewer than 50, with another chunk of boats slated for removal in October. — latitude / tim henry

or stay. I enjoy working there so I decided to stay. After three months, Helmut's offered me a job as a diesel mechanic apprentice. The amount I've been able to learn with them has been truly amazing." Macedo says that he plans to stay for a while in the Bay Area — "the opportunities for learning are greater," he told us — before going back to Lahaina. "My plan is to get a shop running over there." Macedo returned to Lahaina not long after the horrific wildfires in August 2023 and spent a few months helping to build temporary housing; he was there again for the holidays. "There's definitely a lot of loss and tragedy — the whole harbor pretty much burned down. I'm sure businesses will be coming back. In the industry areas of Lahaina, there are still shops open and running, especially the marine-industry area. "Everyone is trying to stay positive." — latitude / tim henry


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Ocean Macedo was surfing at a high level, landing him on serious waves and magazine covers, before he began an apprenticeship in the marine trades last year. "I surf a lot out here," Ocean said of the Bay Area. "There's plenty of waves out here. It's not hard to find it empty." Ocean said he looks forward to returning to Lahaina, Maui some day to open his own shop.

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If you sail the waves of San Francisco Bay, there's a sassy, sturdy little wooden boat with a memorable light-green deck top that's probably caught your attention. This is Hurricane class Random, and for more than 70 years, she's been under the eye of the Clausen family: first father Bert, then son Kers, today a resident of Brickyard Cove in Richmond. Bert is regarded as the godfather of Richmond Yacht Club (he was club commodore 1961 to '62). Having negotiated the purchase of the land, he also served as the designer for both the harbor and the yacht club. He developed Brickyard Cove, which today has more than 100 homes, a marina and several commercial buildings. That said, it's natural that Random (hull #7) is the flagship vessel for Richmond Yacht Club. In 1949, Random's keel was laid, and the hull constructed at Nunes Brothers in Sausalito. Continuing buildout at the Nunes yard, Bert focused on deck, spars and interior; carpentry was completed by Karl Peach. Despite having been only 5 years of age at the time, Kers remembers playing alongside his father almost every weekend. Random hit the water in 1955 and quickly started to accrue race wins and family happiness. She's achieved podium status at club events, YRA ocean races and the

Hans Henken and Ian Barrows are officially confirmed to represent Team USA in the 49er class at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer. "It's been a lifetime goal," says Henken, who is a Stanford alumnus. "We haven't really been living that long at all, but as kids, both Ian and I knew we wanted to compete at the Olympic Games. It's one of those things where the goal was so big and monstrous to overcome. "At times, it has felt like it would never come." Qualifying for the Olympics signifies a lot of hard work and problem-solving paying off for Henken. Not only is this the second trial attempt, but Henken is still recovering from the September 2023



Clockwise from top left: 'Random' at dock on the Richmond Riviera; Tim Murison at the helm; Sausalito's own Nunes Boatyard is a distant memory of the working waterfront. The Hurricane 'Random' is still very much alive; 'Random' on the water; Shelly Willard at 'Random's helm; 'Random's green decks are certainly among her sassy signatures.


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SIGHTINGS SailGP accident that resulted in serious injury, where he was knocked unconscious. In the wake of that incident, Henken is staying focused. "I'm currently at 80% at what I want to be at — and was 60% at the Pan Am games. After the accident, I could hardly walk and had very limited range of mobility, especially my left arm and shoulder, so it's been a bit of an uphill battle," says Henken. "Injuries are not that uncommon. It's all a matter of setting a game plan." "It could have been anyone's regatta any day, so we're really honored to have won in the end," said Barrows. Henken added: "Ian and I are incredibly proud of what we have accomplished. It feels really good to have that validation." — latitude / heather

the godfather — continued annual Master Mariner Benevolent Association regatta, for the latter, often sweeping past competitors to claim wins. In the 1960s, Hurricane one-design starts would draw eight to 10 to the line. The competition was stiffest 'tween Gandy, Haven and Random (carrying crew Bert and Kers Clausen, Milt Morrison and Ralph Rhoda, plus one more). A standout moment mentioned by Kers was the 1960 Lipton Cup, where a fake tack from second tripped up lead boat Gandy and put Random over the line to gold. A second notable ride comes to mind — and you can feel that wash of water and push of pressure from behind as Kers describes — a 1965 downwind return to the Bay while competing in OYRA Lightship. "Back then, there was no vang or cunningham. Sail controls had to be done on deck while at the mast. We almost always carried a spinnaker, but that day may have been different. I recall plenty of wind, getting tossed about in major waves, and losing the aft hatch cover," he says. "Random clocks six knots in good breeze. This boat has no reef points; she's built for surly Bay conditions." The Nunes Boatyard is well known within sailing and boating cir- Another now-classic boat (this one the Bill Luders-designed cles. Brothers Manuel 'Frolic') is launched from the Nunes Brothers Boatyard in and Antonio, natives of Sausalito in the 1940s. the island of Pico in the Azores, immigrated to California in the late 1890s and soon began building boats beside the Sacramento River. In 1925, the duo relocated to Sausalito to take ownership of Reliance Boat and Ways Co. Spanning the next 35 years, they designed and produced a variety of vessels, including power cruisers, sail and luxury yachts, fishing boats, commercial vessels and more. In the '30s, Nunes's triumphs included the 23-foot Bear Boat (immediately popular and still active today) and the Hurricane, which took design cues from a larger Bear model (only a few were built), eventually morphing to become a 30-ft final blueprint. With the number of post-WWII families on the rise, the boatyard took advantage of surging interest in sailing and introduced DIY kits for both Hurricane and Bear models; craftsmen could buy vessels in various stages of completion, then finish in the boatyard or at home. The Nunes yard closed in 1959, supplanted by the Portofino apartment complex. Much has changed over the years on San Francisco Bay, says Kers, most notably the shift from wood to fiberglass. We all know wood requires lots of attention to last within a marine environment. As the years pass, fewer and fewer traditional boats survive, so the importance of preserving what remains weighs heavily on his mind, as well as friend/ wooden boat aficionado Tim Murison's. A sailing mate to Kers since the 1970s (International 14s), after Kers took possession of Random more than 25 years ago, Murison facilitated a cold-mold of hull plus one-year drying. The vessel was then taken to a Point Richmond yard for additional updating. Cared for by the family over seven-plus decades, Kers is selectively interviewing candidates to determine Random's next caretaker — someone ready to embrace an important slice of local history. Clausen says, "She's in wonderful shape. Having been crafted to excel in San Francisco Bay conditions, Random's next guardian will both appreciate the pedigree and enjoy many winning times on the water." Oh, and the story about that green deck color, plus the name "Random"? Both were selected by the late artist Andrea Grossman, Bert's sister. — martha blanchfield February, 2024 • Latitude 38 • Page 39


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The line between the ruffled blue patch of wind and us got closer, and then we were past it. The boat rolled her shoulder down, and I could hardly stand to look away to stow the outboard. Joe's knuckles were white on the tiller. After tacking gently up from Brisbane, we flew under the Bay Bridge, and it felt, for the second time that day, like it was finally real. I was on my own boat, a real boat, a 26-ft '75 International Folkboat named Leona-Annie, and my brother and I were sailing across the Bay to San Rafael. The first time the feeling hit me was early that morning. It was winter, and the kind of cold that makes your nose run and your fingers hurt. Like all great adventures my brother Joe and I embark on, it started with a call to Mom. We'd forgotten the code to get into the boat, but for me, it always takes a nervous phone call home for me to comprehend the scope of an adventure. Finally, we unlocked the companionway, stowed the sail cover, started the outboard and motored out into a dying breeze. I got obsessed with sailing when I was 10 or 11 by reading the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransom. I took a week-long sailing class that summer and bought Lark, a 13-ft Zuma — sort of a detuned Laser. The whole family helped me scrub the boat in the backyard, and I spent the afternoon figuring out how to rig everything just so on the trailer. I remember looking up at her, in the twilight, with the limp red sail sagging at the leech because I had forgotten the battens. It was as if she were a full-rigged ship. In my memory, she's still massive. Nine years later on Leona-Annie, it stuck with me. As we roared past the Bay Bridge into the heart of the Bay, with the Golden Gate and Alcatraz to windward all yellow and backlit, I started laughing. I ducked below to stow the tiller pilot and crouched for a moment, watching the white genoa and the green rail clip over the chop through the lee deadlights. The previous owner — one of the coolest people I've sailed with — always had gentle music playing belowdecks, so Joe and I emulated him. KCSM Jazz 91.1 came out of a battery-powered radio while we sailed. As I tweaked the sails to hit that famous Folkboat balance, isolated notes drifted up: a trumpet staccato, a piano riff, the trill of a flute. The sailing was sensational, and the rare notes of music added tone, a touch of serenity. It wasn't particularly fierce in the cockpit, but it was my first command. The muffled music gave me confidence. I got my money out of Lark. Every summer, we would drive to a lake for a week of camping. By 11, there was enough wind, and I'd sail until someone would have to tow me back behind a kayak. Later, a Hobie Cat joined the fleet. I got a taste of keelboat sailing on a J/24 when I got my ASA 101 certification. I read everything I could get my hands on — Slocum, the Pardeys, Moitessier. I sailed other people's boats when I could with a variety of characters. I was offered beer, weed, and advice. Some of the wisdom was good. My boatbuilding teacher, Bob Darr at the Arques School in Sausalito, has related esoteric lore and legends alongside practical tips on tying a one-handed bowline and celestial navigation. Once we passed Angel Island on our way north, the wind disappeared again and we started the outboard. I was below again checking the Navionics when Joe yelled at me, "Henry! Get up here!" He pointed at black dolphin fins alongside us. "They were so close, man!" Dolphins, on this first passage? That can only mean good things. I had a good high school experience. My parents helped me pursue the things that interested me; I got to focus on the classics of Western literature. I had sharp classmates with weird, engaging ideas and teachers who were terrifying and inspiring. The week before I graduated, I got on a plane to Barcelona with a backpack and a pair of boots. I had a little money from shoveling horse manure. I wanted to get out into the world and test myself, so I walked the pilgrim trail from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela and Fisterra — more than 400 miles. It was a wonderful trip. I slept on beaches, perfected three jokes in Spanish that I told to everyone, drank a little cheap wine with strangers, and barely managed to feed myself on chocolate pudding cups and salted ham.

After resigning as the executive director of US Olympic Sailing in early 2023 after a two-year tenure, Paul Cayard refocussed his attention on the AmericaOne Foundation, which supports competitive sailors with direct financial contributions to US Sailing. But in January, US Sailing filed a lawsuit against AmericaOne, Cayard and other former executives who also resigned early last year. US Sailing said AmericaOne's "actions have harmed athletes, the US Sailing Team, and US Sailing's business and reputation with donors, sponsors, competitive sailors and the larger sailing community and Olympic movement."

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Spread: Joe Fliflet white-knuckles it (both hands and feet) on the helm as the International Folkboat 'Leona-Annie' powers past the Bay Bridge en route from Brisbane to San Rafael. Inset, center: 'LeonaAnnie' as seen in beautiful winter light. Inset, left: The author of this Sightings — and new owner of 'Leona-Annie', Henry Fliflet.

SIGHTINGS first sail on my new boat — continued

US Sailing said the lawsuit seeks "financial damages to replace lost funding." Responding to the suit, the AmericaOne Foundation said in a statement: "As the largest private financial supporter of US Sailing Association (USSA) and the US Olympic Sailing effort for more than a decade, this has been a disheartening and disappointing week for us. Instead of putting their efforts into what matters most — our Olympic athletes — US Sailing is pursuing a meritless lawsuit against [us]." AmericaOne said they had raised $6 million over the past 15 years for USSA. — latitude

Coming home and starting classes at the junior college was tough — like everyone, I guess, I didn't know what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be. But I knew that sailing was an important through-line for me, and I knew I liked swimming out a bit over my head. I went to Craigslist. I bought my second boat. I don't know where this interest will take me, only that I want to commit myself to it and see where it goes. Don't worry Mom, I'll stay in school (for now) and wear a life jacket. But I do know that it felt good slipping quietly down the fairway at my new marina in San Rafael as the sun set. Joe and I went over our docking strategy one more time. Joe fumbled the line as he stepped onto the dock, and I froze at the helm for a second before steering straight into the only breakable thing I should have missed. Leona-Annie crashed, sedately, with a noise like the heavens torn asunder, into the dock box. We were quiet, then laughed. It had been a good first passage. — henry fliflet


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SIGHTINGS good trouble brings diversity, In honor of Black History Month, Latitude 38 reached out to SoCal sailor and US Sailing Board member Marie Rogers for insights into her nonprofit program Offshore Racing Outreach (ORO), as well as other sailing community leaders. ORO's Andrews 56 Good Trouble completed the 2023 Transpac, finishing fifth in its class and without injuries or major breakdowns in 11 days between L.A. and Hawaii. Good Trouble's crew was comprised mostly of people of color, including five women in a nine-person crew. Offshore Racing Outreach's core mission is to recruit and train individuals in the sport of big boat offshore sailboat racing. It's a program that's one of a kind not only on the West Coast but probably across the country. (Good Trouble is an homage to the late congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis: "Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and redeem the soul of America.") Marie Rogers, the skipper of the boat and a former commodore of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, described herself as "ecstatic" over the results.

"We set out to achieve this goal and we were successful," Marie said. "We could not have foreseen the challenges that came along the way, and they were significant. Each time we met them head-on, worked it out, and got the ball rolling again. I feel like I grew as a person and a leader. It was definitely a humbling experience." Rogers, who is Black and vice president of US Sailing, said she had worked on the project for more than a year and a half. "We were able to expose a new crop of talented sailors to the offshore world. Among many things, they learned how to navigate, how to troubleshoot systems, how to stay nourished, handle stress and lack of sleep, and what it takes to pace themselves mentally and physically in this serious endurance sport." Yosh Han, one of Good Trouble's crew, said that while the race wasn't her first sailboat passage to Hawaii, it was definitely different.

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A few good scenes from 'Good Trouble'. Top left: In Honolulu after the 2023 Transpac. Top right: Marie Rogers helms past Los Angeles Harbor Light. "We were able to expose a new crop of talented sailors to the offshore world," Rogers said.

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SIGHTINGS equity and inclusion to sailing "Racing 24/7 was a new experience for me and it felt very different than doing a passage or delivery — mainly, the hand-steering around the clock," she said. "The night watches and living aboard are similar, but the exhaustion is more apparent with the hand-steering. This trip was colder and upwind longer than expected, but once we cracked off to a reach and downwind with warmer weather, it felt fantastic to be out on the Pacific Ocean. The water is so blue. Sailing under the full moon and the Milky Way is a privilege. So few people get to experience it. When I'm back on shore, I dream of being at sea." Han said she felt fortunate to be part of the Good Trouble program. "It's an incredible opportunity that hasn't been available to me through my sailing community. While I've done many ocean passages and deliveries as well as day races, I hadn't had the chance to do many offshore races." She added that "it's critical to represent the global majority on the water. So often, people of color in the marine

industry are in hospitality or service positions. In performance racing, it's been mostly homogenous and monoculture. Offshore Racing Outreach has the potential to turn day sailors into offshore racers. It's a unique opportunity to raise the sport at large. We see many athletes of color in other sports but the yachting industry hasn't caught up yet. There's the potential to elevate racers in the program to sail on Good Trouble but also graduate, so to speak, and race on other performance teams." David Calloway, ORO board secretary and a member of the supportive shore team along with ORO president William McClure, described the challenges of meeting the nonprofit's goal of finding and training people of color, and others not normally involved in yacht club circles. Many of them are people "who are not racing dinghies at yacht clubs or who came up through college sailing programs," he said. "Still, our mission was to find them and train them." "It isn't that Blacks are not welcome in yacht clubs," David said, noting the number of Blacks and other people of color who are doctors, lawyers and businesspeople. "But there has to be incentive to come out and learn sailing." One of the big challenges is for people to have the time to take off from work for training and actual racing. Given all that, he said, "This was a successful first step. We made our goals, and we'll be sailing in another big race in two years, and other races." Calloway added, "We're providing opportunities." Wayne Zittel is another sailor who has actively supported the Good Trouble effort. President of J/World, the West Coast sailboat race training and chartering operation, Wayne said, "After the founding of ORO, I was pleased that Marie reached out to us for assistance. It began with us just providing some input based on our experience with these types of programs, but quickly developed into a close working relationship in which J/World is providing coaching, resources, and whatever assistance we can," he said. "We are greatly looking forward to continuing to work with ORO in support of their sailing programs." Zittel is enthusiastic about ORO's mission. "As an organization which has been teaching people how to sail (and teaching sailors how to be better sailors) for over 40 years, our mission is fully aligned with any project aimed at increasing access to sailing and bringing new people into the sport. Our goals have always been to introduce people to sailing, to get them excited about being on the water, whether it is daysailing, cruising, or racing. So we 100% endorse the mission to recruit new sailors," Wayne said. "The beauty of ORO and its true and unique value proposition is that they are extending this mission to reach potential sailors who would normally be outside the traditional target demographic for a sailing organization, and I think that is a tremendously positive development." He added, "Success and enjoyment in sailing for an individual might end up depending on some mix of natural ability, dedication, practice, commitment, and so on. But all of it starts with access. And the beauty of Marie and ORO is that they are not just advocating access, but providing concrete, hands-on, actual access. Letting everyone know that they can gain access will hopefully encourage participation, then going the extra step and providing the boat and means for participation guarantees access. That is huge. And given the positive responses from the program participants so far, it is clearly a success." — baxter smith February, 2024 • Latitude 38 • Page 43



f you've ever dreamt of sailing away to the South Seas and exploring all of the magical islands of French Polynesia, but put your plans on pause because of horror stories on the internet of boats being vandalized or robbed, or tales of dinghies being stolen and locals being hostile to cruisers, I want to set the record straight. Here's my firsthand experience with explanations of how some of those situations can be easily avoided. I was giving serious consideration to not visiting French Polynesia while I was preparing my sail through the South Pacific. I had overwintered on Oahu and cruised the Hawaiian Islands aboard my 30-ft sloop, Triteia, and it was time to push south with the plan of seeing as much of Polynesia as possible on my way toward New Zealand for cyclone season. I had read many stories online about how hostile the environment was toward cruisers nowadays in the Society Islands and was trying to decide if visiting French Polynesia was worth the hard beat I would endure sailing from Hawaii to the Tuamotus to reach this classic cruising ground. Long gone are the days of the Roths' and the Pardeys' cruising experiences that so many of us have read and dreamt about. My biggest concerns were stories about cruisers' ground tackle being cut and physical threats toward sailors visiting the Society Islands. I posted my concerns online and received several responses with the same message: "GO! Don't believe the stories." Someone also suggested I reach out to Holly Martin of "Wind Hippie Sailing," a young female solo sailor who is currently cruising onboard a Grindle 27-ft double-ender named S/V Gecko. She responded right away and said she had been in French Polynesia for a year and a half and had

never had a problem. "If you are friendly and respectful, you probably won't have a problem." Holly was absolutely right on all accounts. I made landfall in Avatoru, Rangiroa, in the Tuamotus after a 26-day passage from the Big Island of Hawaii. Once safely inside, I anchored off Avatoru Village and enjoyed a peaceful night on the hook. The next morning, I went ashore to clear into the country and found that the listed location for the gendarmerie on Google Maps was actually a school and not a military police station. I stood on the only major road that ran up and down the motu from Avatoru Village, the largest settlement in the Tuamotus. Seeing a local man coming out of a market across the street, I walked up and said hello and fumbled in French to explain I did not speak French and showed him the word "gendarmerie" on my phone. He smiled and pointed up the road, said, "Two km," and then showed me the international sign for hitchhiking. I started walking up the road, confident that I would be able to find the station on this very small piece of land that is Tepaetia Motu. I had not been walking five minutes before a man pulled over in a small car and rattled off something in French. I replied, "No parle Français," and not being sure I knew how to pronounce "gendarmerie" I showed my phone just as I had done earlier. He waved me over and cleared out the front seat, and I climbed in and off we went, riding in silence as the palms passed by and he waved at friends he saw on the road. My experience clearing in at the very remote village of Avatoru was a pleasant

Why would anyone stay away? James anchoring in the Tuamotus.

one. The young Tahitian officer had never cleared in a yacht before, so it took a little time, but he was very kind and spoke much better English than I speak French. Once we got all the paperwork sorted out, I made my way a mile up the road farther to visit the only ATM in Rangiroa, located at a bank next to the airport. After leaving the airport, the same officer who'd cleared me in pulled up in his police truck and motioned for me to get into the front seat. This is a good time to mention that I have long hair and am covered in tattoos — and growing up as a young punk rocker when police picked me up in the past for hitchhiking, I never got a ride in the front seat, and I certainly didn't get a ride to where I was intending to go! The gendarmerie officer taught me a few very important phrases: "La Orana" (Good morning), "Maururu" (thank you), "NaNa" (See you later). As I traveled through French Polynesia, I made a point to always use these Tahitian expressions instead of their French counterparts, and time and time again I would see people's faces soften and a slight smile would confirm their appreciation. I never ran into any situation where the language barrier was an issue other than when I arrived at 2 a.m. in Papeete Harbor and found an empty slip to tie up for the night. As soon as I had the boat secured to the dock, I turned to see a security guard walking up to me. He was very nice but spoke no English, and through sign language and miming, I confirmed that I was OK to stay there for the night and would go to the office in the morning to clear in. This communication ended with a fist bump and a smile. I had been very stressed about the fact that I needed to call the harbormaster at Papeete and request clearance into the harbor through the very


'Triteia' found plenty of quiet anchorages like this one in Raiatea.

narrow cut in the reef. My fear was that I would make the call and that they would quickly respond in French, and I would have no idea if I was allowed to enter. I stressed about this VHF call for weeks leading up to my arrival, even though I had not had any trouble communicating with people in Rangiroa or Tikehau. As I approached the harbor, I pulled out my French for Cruisers and practiced my phrase repeatedly and, with great anxiety, sweat dripping down my forehead, I finally made the call. The harbormaster responded with clear English and granted me permission to pass. I spent a week and a half staying at Papeete Marina and was very pleased with how secure the marina was and how nice the facilities were. The staff were very relaxed and friendly, and the cruiser's lounge had fast internet and clean, although cold, showers. One major difference between visiting the Tuamotus and the Society Islands and the Leeward Islands was

the abundance of provisions that can be found. The atolls of the Tuamotus are sparsely populated and only receive food shipments every two weeks from Tahiti. Fresh vegetables are hard to come by and eggs are oftentimes impossible to find. It is important for us as cruisers to remember that these groceries are all the locals have, so make sure you don't wipe out all of their stocks by over-provisioning your boat just so you have extra food. Once you get to Tahiti and the other islands you will find endless provisions at Carrefour and even at smaller grocers on Huahine, Raiatea and Bora Bora. Tahiti also has a great chandlery called Ocean 2000. I was amazed at how well-stocked it was and the prices were cheaper than Honolulu's. I also found smaller marine shops in Raiatea and Bora Bora with a limited selection. Regarding formalities, I used Tahiti Crew as an agent. They handled all the pre-clearance paperwork and they covered my bond.

I had read on about anchoring restrictions and hostility toward cruisers under anchor and even the total ban on anchoring at Bora Bora. The two months I was in French Polynesia during August and September James cruising the calm seas of the South Pacific.

DEBUNKING THE MYTHS AND RUMORS 2022, I visited a total of 14 anchorages and two mooring fields as well as a few city quays. I never experienced anything even remotely like what I had read about in the many articles about the current situation in French Polynesia. I found everyone I met to be extremely kind, always with a wave, a smile and a "La Orana" in the sing-songy way of the Tahitian language. When choosing a place to anchor I took Holly Martin's

James and the friendly, helpful 'gendarme' on Rangiroa.

advice and made sure not to anchor directly in front of people's homes and not land on beaches that seemed too close to people's property. I also did not pick fruit off trees, even in seemingly remote places on the side of a road, because every tree belongs to one family or another on the islands. Fresh fruit can easily be bought at roadside tables for a very fair price. Theft has long been an issue in Polynesia dating back to when Captain Cook first arrived and quickly discovered that the concept of stealing did not exist in Tahiti, and it was not seen as wrong for anyone to take anything from another person. I kept my outboard locked onto my dinghy and the dinghy locked up to the boat at night even with it still in the water. I would also lock it to the dock if I was planning on going away for an extended period of time. It is also wise to keep your boat and hatches locked and stuff stowed down below when you leave the boat and dinghy to shore. As my mama always told us, "Don't invite people to steal from you."

'Triteia' at anchor in Moorea.

I think tensions may have eased a bit due to the slowdown in traffic after the pandemic. I think the locals soured on cruisers because of the irresponsible manner of too many charter boats out of Raiatea and Papeete. I watched charter boats come dangerously close to other boats on moorings and even watched

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Above from left to right: Blacktip reef sharks also cruise the islands; They were helpful and welcoming in Papeete; Local color.

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midday sun, and water that is so clear you won't believe your eyes. You will sit in the cockpit and watch the brilliant colors of sunrise and sunset alike that fade from blue to lavender to pink in a way that only the South Pacific can deliver. Reef sharks and manta rays will keep you company as you snorkel and swim over schools of tropical fish and healthy coral. Walk through ancient maraes and listen for the whisper of

the old gods. Take your dinghy up a river and drift back down in silence as the canopy moves slowly overhead. The Polynesians will keep your bellies full of local food often served out of "snack restaurants" that are set up in their front yards, and you will hear them playing their ukuleles and singing the songs of their ancestors as you walk down the streets. There are so many memories just waiting for you. — james frederick

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t was controlled mayhem as 103 yachts of all sizes, shapes and descriptions jockeyed for positions at the start of the 78th Sydney to Hobart ocean race on Boxing Day, December 26. Hundreds of spectator and press boats clogged the harbor while drones and helicopters hovered overhead. The narrow passageway out of the harbor, guarded by the towering cliffs of the North and South Heads, was a sea of froth as boats attempted to claim rights as they hurtled out to the Tasman Sea. Among the fleet was the only American boat in the race, the newly commissioned Beneteau First 44 Lenny, skippered by California ocean racer and boat dealer Charles Devanneaux. "The race fulfilled a lifelong dream," he said. "I've watched the start for years on TV. Now I am here. What a moment!" Fast-forward four days and 20 hours, and a tired Devanneaux is relaxing dockside in Hobart, a glass of red wine in hand. "This was one of the toughest races I have ever done," said an exhausted Devanneaux. "In comparison, the Fastnet, the Transpac and Pacific Cup and Mexican races look almost 'easy' after a tough S2H." Lenny finished 71st in the Line Honors category and 15th in her IRC3 class. The California-based veteran ocean racer called the run down to Tasmania the most challenging part of the race. "Passing Tasmania Island was really tough. Solid 35 knots of wind; squalls with smashing rain; 12-15 feet of swell … and obviously it is when the electronic system shut down. But we got through it. The team was great." Devanneaux's boat is named Lenny in honor of Southern California's ASA (American Sailing Association) founder

Lenny Shabes, who passed away last year at the age of 75. Devanneaux called Shabes a mentor and was proud to have the opportunity to name his boat in tribute to him. "Lenny started so many people on the road to safe sailing," Devanneaux said. "We talked about this race often. It's an honor to have him represented in this race by this great boat." Devanneaux, a Frenchman by birth and a naturalized US citizen, sailed Lenny with an all-French-speaking crew. "When things go haywire, clear communications are key. We all are French speakers. This makes sailing the boat under challenging conditions much safer."

"It was a cliffhanger right up to the bloody finish, wasn't it?" The 628-mile Hobart race is the last leg of a 9,000-mile bluewater shakedown cruise for the newly minted Beneteau First 44 — the first of this new model to reach Australia. First, there were some offshore tune-ups in California. Then, the 2,200-mile Transpac ocean race, which saw Lenny finish second in her class. From Hawaii, the crew took Lenny on a leisurely run to Sydney. Devanneaux calls Lenny "An SUV … a big, comfortable, safe and fun-to-sail performance cruiser. I'd rather face the Bass Strait in an SUV than in a flashy sports car," he joked. Of the 103-boat fleet, only 10 were


The 'Lenny' crew at Hobart Dock after a tough race.

international entries. According to Devanneaux, two big reasons there are so few boats from the United States entered in the Hobart are time and money. "Once you get your boat here," he says, "it is a three-week commitment to get the necessary practices and inspections completed. Add lodging, airfare, expenses and doing the Hobart is a lot about bankroll and logistics." Lenny's crew featured an international who's who of accomplished ocean racers. Among the eight crew members were Luc Sorlin (Devanneaux's best man at his wedding 27 years ago); Pierre Follenfant (the "Legend," the first skipper of a maxi-trimaran in 1982 and first finisher in Vendée Globe 1989); Olivier d'Enquin (old friend who sailed with the boat to Australia); Christophe Vanek, a French-Australian and 17-time Hobart veteran; Jerome de Baecque and Arnaud Crussol, FrenchAustralians; and Yann Masselot, executive director for Beneteau. Notable among the crew was Pierre Follenfant, who proudly took his place in the galley as he prepared mouthwatering French cuisine throughout the voyage. "Just because you are sailing that's no excuse not to eat well," said Devanneaux. On board meals included steak and veggies; quiche Lorraine; pasta carbonara; and duck paté and rillettes. After the race, Devanneaux confirmed that Pierre's cuisine was one of the highlights of the race. At the conclusion of the race, the crew celebrated by opening and consuming several bottles of red wine that had been carefully transported from California to Hobart aboard Lenny. The bottles were from the cellars of Lenny Shabes.


his year's race featured a number of notable repeats, with a few surprises thrown in.



100-ft maxi yachts 'LawConnect' and 'Andoo Comanche' were neck and neck on the finish line of the 78th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with Rodney Daniels of Alameda aboard 'LawConnect' for the win.

her through her paces. A little touch-up paint and she'll be ready for next year." At dockside, Beck joked, "Anybody want to buy her?" LawConnect and Andoo Comanche had fought neck and neck for much of the race. Then, in the crossing of Storm Bay, Andoo Comanche moved away to a 2-mile lead. But on the ever-tricky Derwent River, LawConnect caught them in the light and fluky breeze. In the last one and a half miles, the lead changed five times as the two maxis executed jibes to milk what wind there was. LawConnect managed to finally make the last move to win by 51 seconds. At the line, a spectator-boat catamaran was seen sailing in CRAIG LIGIBEL

Last year's Line Honors winner, Andoo Comanche, is raced by Australia's Winning Group. Prior to this year's race, John "Woody" Winning, founder of the company that bears his name, commented that the race was "a tough way to spend a couple of days on the water." Andoo Comanche was edged out by Christian Beck's LawConnect by 51 seconds at the nail-biting finish. Over the last 1.5 km of the race, the lead changed five times with LawConnect winning the tacking duel at the gun. On board LawConnect was Australian and Alameda resident Rodney Daniels. "After being the bridesmaid so many times, crossing the line first is a dream come true," said Beck at the finish. "Credit to the crew. I have called LawConnect a "shit box" because she's not a beauty queen like Comanche. But we sure put

front of Andoo Comanche, causing her to abort a last-second tack. Perhaps a foul. But none called. By the time LawConnect crossed the finish line, 11 of the race's starting 'Lenny' mixes it up at the start of the Sydney Hobart.



Skipper Charles Devanneaux from the Beneteau 44 'Lenny'.

103-strong fleet had pulled the pin, with some reporting damage and seasickness in challenging conditions that included a thunderstorm on the first night. LawConnect navigator, US sailor Chris Lewis, described the stormy seas as "wild" with 180-degree wind shifts. "My strategy was to get out in front … read the conditions … and stay in contention until the end." "When the boat made the final turn toward the finish line, I didn't think we'd do it," said Beck. "But we hung in there and ghosted across the line."

really. Phil has such an amazing boat to start with. We've got a really good crew. And the weather was good for us." Hine cited the last stretch up the Derwent River to the finish and their nailbiting tussle with URM Group as the key

point of the race that shored up Alive's victory. The skipper said, "It was a cliffhanger right up to the bloody finish, wasn't it? The Derwent River always pulls something out of the bag." Sitting dockside, Lenny's Devanneaux reflected on the race just completed. "We didn't have any grand expectations other than to have a good time, sail a good race, and arrive in Hobart safely. Mission accomplished. As a sailor, I was happy to finish one tough race. As a competitor I am not satisfied by the result. The crew was awesome. I called it a 'gang of friends.' We had some seasickness but we all worked together and got through it. But overall really happy to have made our first Sydney to Hobart." "Will I do another Hobart? We'll see. I am thinking I will come back. I like the challenges and now I know what to expect. The next time I will be better prepared for the fast-changing conditions. Wind. No wind. Cold. Big seas. Maybe more crew as the race is fairly short and you need hands on deck to change sails more often." C'est si bon. It's all good! — craig ligibel


fter the race, Beck took the traditional swim in the chilly waters off Hobart's Constitution Dock. The Reichel/Pugh 66 Alive, built by Westerly Marine in Southern California in 2006 and skippered by Duncan Hine, was declared the overall winner of the race on corrected time, securing the Tasmanian boat its second Tattersall Cup in five years. Alive was the fourth boat to cross the line, with an average speed of 12.5 knots and an elapsed time of 2 days, 2 hours and 19 minutes. When asked how he felt to win a second Sydney Hobart, Hine laughed and said, "It goes to prove finally that it [2018] wasn't a fluke." Then he added, "I'm very lucky, Page 52 • Latitude 38 • February, 2024

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he Singlehanded Sailing Society held their last meeting of 2023 in person at Richmond Yacht Club on December 10. The plan for this year is to have awards meetings in person, at various venues around San Francisco, and to continue Wednesday night skippers' meetings via Zoom. The gathering in December served as the overall trophy presentation for the 2023 season. SSS Singlehanded Monohull The Pork Chop Express, Express 27 Chris Jordan, SSS Having won this division in 2022, Chris Jordan is a repeat champion. In 2023, his closest competition came from Paul Sutchek in the green Cal 20 Slainte. "Paul did a yeoman's job, and he pushed me," said Chris. "Because of waterline, he couldn't finish a couple of races." Chris thanked the SSS volunteers for "being there and making this all happen. It's pretty amazing to be able to come out and just go around the buoys and have someone take care of it. It's really cool to show up at a place like Brickyard and hang out with other singlehanders. I didn't get into singlehanding to hang out with people, but it has become that. That's a nice surprise. "I didn't really plan on doing the whole season again. I started out doing Three Bridge doublehanded on Velvet Hammer. I love the Corinthian and the Round the Rocks races, so I did those. Farallones came around. I didn't want to break the boat before the Hawaii race, so I didn't do that." Next on the schedule was none other than the Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race. "The Hawaii race was amazing. It was everything I planned for."

"I did terribly until everybody stopped at Mare Island Strait and I just came in like a hero." "We finished off the season with a great Half Moon Bay run and the Vallejo 1-2, which I did terribly in until everybody stopped at the Mare Island Strait and I just came in like a hero. Sometimes that's how it goes. As Gordie Nash said last year, it's not any one flash, it's the consistency — showing up — and sometimes that's enough." Page 54 • Latitude 38 • February, 2024

Chris Jordan

ALL PHOTOS LATITUDE / CHRIS EXCEPT AS NOTED Chris Jordan and 'The Pork Chop Express' head out the Gate on June 25 on their way to Hanalei Bay, Kauai, in a successful Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race.

SSS Doublehanded Monohull Outsider, Azzura 310 Greg Nelsen, SSS Greg Nelsen is no stranger to the SSS podium, be it in Doublehanded or Singlehanded Monohull. In 2023, he went doublehanded. "Usually I only have one or two people crewing with me. This was the biggest g r o u p e v e r. Karl Crawford is my regular doublehander and races with me crewed as well. He did Greg Nelsen Three Bridge Fiasco, which we won in Sportboat division. Corinthian, Todd Olsen raced that. It was back to Karl for Round the Rocks, which we didn't win but we finished (that was the no-wind race, right?). "I didn't do Singlehanded Farallones

or Transpac this year. For Half Moon Bay, Todd Olsen just got back from the Singlehanded Transpacific Race and did that one with me, which we won overall, barely, over Zaff. For Drake's Bay, I brought back out of retirement Phil MacFarlane, who's a three-time SHTP racer (he won it overall in '06). His last ocean race was eight years before. "It was down to the last race, as it often is. Tim Roche needed to beat me by seven places, and he only beat me by four in the Vallejo 2. It was down to the transition somewhere around the Brothers, and the finish line, where that played out." Stephen Buckingham sailed with Greg in the Vallejo 2. SSS Singlehanded Multihull Caliente, Explorer 44 Trimaran Truls Myklebust, BAMA "I've won this one before on a different boat," said Truls Myklebust. His previous boat was the F-27 trimaran Raven. "Caliente, the boat I sail now, is a little more work to singlehand. There's seven winches, a rotating mast, a big sail plan, and so on. I have managed to get through



a bunch of singlehanded races on the boat, though I will say, for this last season, there was not a huge list of competitors on the multihull side, so taking the trophy was a little bit Truls Myklebust easier this year than it probably normally would have been. I had fun with it, and still intend to do some singlehanded races going forward."


his third installment of our annual Season Champions features continues with a wrap-up of our check-ins with various Bay Area one-design fleets. Express 37 — Elan Jack Peurach, EYC Jack Peurach says that "2023 was a fantastic year for the Express 37 fleet, with a lot of active new boats." He attributes Elan's success to a great crew. "Most of us have been sailing together for several years, and familiarity with each other and the boat really helps on windy buoy races. "We were fortunate enough to win the Encinal YC One Design Invitational in March with a ton of great competition (a nine-boat fleet). The racing was really close, and great boat handling by the crew in some pretty spicy conditions made the difference. "The season closed with SFYC's Wet,

'Elan's crew, left to right: Derek Schmidt, Lauren Block, Pat Grandt, Hadley Burroughs, Katie Cherbini, Hicham Mejjaty, Mike Ayer, Jack Peurach and John Duncan.

Warm and Wild regatta, another great set of races over two days. Again, the crew kept the boat moving (and kept the aging mainsail together) with minimal mistakes. Hopefully the momentum in the fleet will continue next year!"


SSS SINGLEHANDED (8r, 1t) MONOHULL — 1) The Pork Chop Express, 4.402 points; 2) Slainte, Cal 20, Paul Sutchek, SSS, 5.436. 3) Dura Mater, Cal 2-27, Jackie Philpott, RYC, 7.118. (79 boats) MULTIHULL — 1) Caliente, 9.2 points; 2) Bottle Rocket, SeaCart 30, David Schumann, SFYC, 9.5. 3) Greyhound, F-22, Evan McDonald, BYC, 10. (4 boats) SSS DOUBLEHANDED (7r, 1t) MONOHULL — 1) Outsider, 2.325 points; 2) Zaff, J/92, Tim Roche, SSS, 2.409; 3) Arcadia, Mod. Santana 27, Gordie Nash, RYC, 3.663. (216 boats) MULTIHULL — 1) Bottle Rocket, 4.933 points; 2) Greyhound, 5.95. 3) Ma's Rover, F-31R, John Donovan, BAMA, 7.6. (15 boats) More info at

der, SFYC, 28. (10 boats) More info at

Express 27 Championship Series — Motorcycle Irene Will & Julia Paxton, RYC Julia Paxton reports that she and her cousin/boat partner Will were pulled EXPRESS 37 (16r, 4t) away from their Express 27 for the first 1) Elan, 26 points; 2) Spindrift V, Andy half of 2023 during the buildup to the Schwenk, RYC, 27; 3) Expeditious, Bartz SchneiTranspac. "We were 'Motorcyle Irene's Nationals crew: Courtney Clamp, Julia Paxton, Andy happy to be able to Dippel, Angie Liebert, Will Paxton. They won four out of seven races. support the fleet as much as we could in between pre-Transpac commitments and 'real life,' but we were forced to miss more events than we would have liked, including one of our all-time favorite races, the Delta Ditch Run. "Will was heavily involved in the development of the Santa Cruz 52 Westerly program, which ultimately went on to win T ranspac overall, and I was prepping the J/125 Velvet Hammer campaign at the same time. After Transpac concluded, we were able to focus on prepping for the Express 27 Nationals in October. February, 2024 • Latitude 38 • Page 55


Express 27 Long Distance Series — Bombora Rebecca Hinden, EYC In addition to the Championship Series, the Bay Area Express 27 fleet sails a Long Distance Series. "We have been sailing with an amazing crew this year," says winning skipper Rebecca Hinden. "I'm very lucky to have so many great sailors on my roster: John Kelly, Zac Judkins, Tim Roche, Tom Paulling, Kim Lingel, Aimee Daniel, KariRebecca Hinden na Vogen and Dave Schumann were our core crew this year. "We really enjoyed doing Jazz Cup for the first time this year, even though the finish was painfully light. Next year we hope to travel inland for the Trans Tahoe event." EXPRESS 27 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (19r, 8t) 1) Motorcycle Irene, 0.94 points; 2) Peaches, John Rivlin, StFYC, 0.87; 3) Under the Radar, Greg Felton, SFYC, 0.84. (30 boats, 9 qualifiers) EXPRESS 27 LONG DISTANCE SERIES (11r, 5t) 1) Bombora, 0.71 points; 2) Hang 20, Lori Tewksbury, RYC, 0.56; 3) Current Affair, Seth Page 56 • Latitude 38 • February, 2024

Clark, RYC, 0.55. (32 boats, 3 qualifiers) More info at

International 110 — Smart Shoes Skip Allan, InvYC A repeat champion, Smart Shoes won the Bender Cup for the I-110. "The Bender Cup is based on results from four series of buoy races, six races per series, spread over 12 days," says Skip Allan. Inverness YC runs the races on T omales Bay. "This year's racing was more difficult than last, as I Skip Allan did not have a regular crew, and, depending on availability, sailed with Bryan Lee, Gerhard Panusca, and Lucas and Cynthia Gerlinger. I-110s are tricky to sail well, but we used small jibs all season, which made things smoother and safer for the fleet compared to the optional genoas. As well, I've developed a technique flying the spinnaker pole less, saving time at both windward and leeward mark roundings. "Whether I'll be able to continue the physicality of I-110 racing into my eighth decade is uncertain. This year's Bender Cup fleet saw injury, including a broken arm, ankle and finger, and hypothermia. But Tomales Bay is such a lovely and memorable place to sail!" INTERNATIONAL 110 BENDER CUP (22r, 6t) 1) Smart Shoes, 18 points; 2) Ladybug, Bren Meyer, InvYC/RYC, 41; 3) Nomodoma, Michael Sporer, InvYC, 47. (13 boats)

Knarr — Viva Don Jesberg/ Ethan Doyle, SFYC Don Jesberg told us that he attributes the Knarr Viva's success to good sailors, a strong team, and staying consistent. The team sailed 75 days in Etchells in Florida Don Jesberg during the winter and spring. Don still has his Cal 40, also named Viva, and the team sailed that in the Rolex Big Boat Series. Co-skipper


"My favorite Express races of the year are Nationals and the shorthanded distance races, like the Three Bridge Fiasco and SSS Corinthian Race. Nationals always provides such close racing and is the ultimate test of consistency and execution, while also bringing a large portion of the fleet together to see one another. Since Expresses can be easily sailed shorthanded as well as fully crewed, the fleet usually has a strong turnout for the doublehanded races, leading to close competition all around the Bay." Crew in 2023 aboard Motorcyle Irene included Angie Liebert, Courtney Clamp, Noah Weissich, Jeane Rodgers, David Liebenberg, Andy and Kat Dippel, Alex Quinn, Zach Shapiro, Patrick Brown, Andrew Haggerty, Carly Grant, James Clappier, Natasha Shalliker and Mara Baylis. Races and series that didn't count for the season championship "were all crucial parts of making sure the team and the boat were ready for Nationals when October arrived."

Ethan Doyle is the son of the Doyle Sails founder. "The sails were great too!" says Don. Sailing the Knarr with Don and Ethan were John Bonds, Eric Baumhoff, Matt Fremyer and a young college grad, Alden Grimes, "a rockstar sailor and a good find. In his first race, he said, 'I've never been sailing on San Francisco Bay before.'" The Knarr fleet sailed Cityfront races, even more off Knox, one weekend on the Olympic Circle, and one at Ballena Bay on the west side of Alameda. "It was nice to get out of the fog," mused Don. The team also raced the International Knarr Championship (IKC) in Bergen, Norway, in August. Jon Perkins of StFYC won the 19-boat regatta; Niuhi placed sixth, and Viva 13th. Don and Niuhi's Randy Hecht also borrowed a boat and sailed in the Danish Nationals. KNARR (33r, 6t) 1) Viva, 93 points; 2) Three Boys and a Girl, Chris Perkins, StFYC, 98; 3) Niuhi, Randy Hecht/ Russ Silvestri, SFYC, 105. (22 boats) More info at

Ultimate 20 Matt Boroughf Trophy — Junta Mark Allen, NoYC "Mark Allen and Donna Womble and Team Peabody from Monterey Peninsula YC battled all season, exchanging firsts and seconds," reports Mike Josselyn, chair for the Ultimate 20 Southwest District. "The races were held on venues from San Francisco Bay to Monterey Bay and Huntington Lake, and included the Three Bridge Fiasco, the Richmond YC Midwinters, the U20 Pacific Coast Championships, the High Sierra Regatta, RYC's Big Daddy and Great Pumpkin, and Tiburon YC's HO Lind Series, among others. "Fourteen races were scored, with no throwouts, though the high-point scoring system only scores for those races that the boat participated in, and they must participate in at least seven races. "While 14 boats participated throughout the season at various venues, eight qualified to be eligible for scoring, and included sailors from as far as Salt Lake City." "This year was a challenge for the team," recounts Mark Allen. "The Richmond Midwinters were not as balmy as last year, and we had to get used to sailing in the rain. That dropped attendance, but we found ourselves battling with Peabody, the champions of Monterey. They led the series after the midwinters. "Then came the Three Bridge Fiasco.

THE SSS AND ONE DESIGNS It was my first Three Bridge, and it didn't disappoint. Our motor decided not to cooperate helping us get to the start from Richmond, so we decided to sail. We found ourselves in Mark Allen the heavy fog in the Slot in an ebb with no wind getting flushed out the Gate as our start time came and went. We couldn't anchor, and it was too much to try and scull the boat to Horseshoe Bay. Luckily, the wind finally filled in, and we started about an hour late for the race. We lucked out and were able to make contact with a couple of the other U20s. We placed last in the four that entered but were mid-fleet overall. "The Pacific Coast Championship in Monterey was a highlight — great racing over three days. Once again we were trading places with Peabody on their home waters, and they were dominating for most of the regatta. It came down to the last race, where whoever finished in front would win overall. Peabody led around the final windward mark with us two boats behind. We had a great downwind leg, trying to surf every swell, and

Peter Blake

'Evil Octopus' crew: William Pochereva, Bri Biller, Jessica Ludy, Jasper Van Vliet, Ryan Milne

'Ravenette' ducks another J/88 during the 2023 Rolex Big Boat Series.

crossed the line about 2 feet in front of Peabody for the overall win. "We also traveled to Lake Norman, North Carolina, and competed in the U20 North Americans. It had a great turnout, with 24 boats on the water. After three days of racing we finished third overall in our 12th U20 NAs." Mark's team included Trent Watkins and Trent's son Cooper, who sails in RYC's junior program. This is their second year as season champions. "Unfortunately, I was working for Anchor Brewing — when the brewery closed

I was forced to find new work. I took a job in Connecticut and will not be part of the U20 series next year. I am saddened by this — the Bay is an extraordinary place to sail. Now I am relegated to Long Island Sound, where it always blows and sometimes there is wind." ULTIMATE 20 (14r, 0t) 1) Junta, 90%; 2) Peabody, Donna Womble, MPYC, 87.5%; 3) Breakaway, John Wolfe, RYC, 46.3%. (14 boats, 8 qualifiers) More info at

J/24 — Evil Octopus Jasper Van Vliet, RYC "This year was awesome for our crew," says repeat champ Jasper Van Vliet. "The core members are Jessica Ludy (trim), Bri Biller (bow and octocoozy knitter), and William Pochereva (tactician). The San Francisco J/24 fleet has been extremely supportive in our boat's efforts to also compete at a national level. Every boat in our local fleet volunteered crew to sail with us at various West and East Coast regattas. We keep a second boat in Florida, and we towed it all over the East Coast looking for competition. It's a fun way to have a vacation and sail against the best. What a blast! It makes us all better sailors. "The competition here in S.F. was really friendly, which is what I love about the fleet. We're so chummy we even have a weekly game night now. We play board games at someone's house." J/24 (20r, 4t) 1) Evil Octopus, 19 points; 2) Flight, Rosanne Scholl, RYC, 46; 3) Feral Rooster, Paul Van Ravenswaay, RYC, 48. (6 boats) More info at February, 2024 • Latitude 38 • Page 57

SEASON CHAMPIONS, PART III J/88 — Ravenette Brice Dunwoodie, StFYC "The Corinthian YC Fall Series closed out the 2023 J/88 Fleet Championship competition. The final race of a 37-race series was a challenging course winding all over the Bay," reports fleet captain Dave Corbin. "J/88 Fleet #3 has grown from seven in 2020 to 11 boats at the end of 2023. Two boats are very new to the Bay, with Tom Richman's Fly coming all the way from France, and Michael DiBella's Madre coming from SoCal. The fleet is very active and very competitive. "Ravenette has been very consistent this year but Pelagia, White Shadow, and Butcher have improved their team performance. Speedwell, Split Water and Fly are relatively new teams that are coming up fast. At Rolex Big Boat Series, eight boats were commonly finishing within a few seconds of each other, with many lead changes over the span of the event." The fleet is planning another championship season of 36 races or more for 2024. "Several teams also plan to fit in doublehanded and offshore races during the year. A few singlehand the J/88 in SSS races. "J/88 racing is fast and fun. With 18 knots of wind, the boat will step up and plane. With 25 knots, you can sustain 18 knots through the water. Loads are light, so you don't need linebackers and weightlifters to do well." SAM WHEELER

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miscellaneous event, so we counted our final Thursday Series night toward the Founders Cup instead (along with Roundthe-Island, High Sierra and Fleet Champs). "Fleet 53 has some unusual scoring Sam Wheeler conventions, with our own high-point system that's developed over the years. For our Thursday series, you get four points for each night you show up, plus one point for each boat you beat in the final standings for that night (each night is a regatta with several races scored under the normal RRS system). The Founders Cup takes that same system and makes it even weirder: We score skippers and crews individually, since people V15 Fleet 53's Founders Cup don't reliably J/88 (37r) sail with the same partners in the vari1) Ravenette; 2) Pelagia, Christos Karamanoous events that we count for this. Some lis/Sergey Lubarsky, SSC; 3) White Shadow, Jim years a skipper wins it, some years a Hopp, SSS. (11 boats) crew wins it, and some years a pair of More info at sailors who do all the events together win it jointly." In 2023, 58 individual sailors Vanguard 15 Founders Cup competed in the Founders Cup races. Sam Wheeler, BVBC "This year I sadly didn't make it to "We rediscovered the Founders Cup High Sierra (which might be my favorite trophy in the depths of our sail shed event), but I had just enough good-butin 2018 and came up with the current not-great consistency in the other three format for the series," explains Sam events to win the series. I sailed with Wheeler, the previous fleet captain two different excellent crews: Stephanie for the Vanguard two-person dinghies Gleason for two events, and Danielle based on Treasure Island. "We usually Ryan for one of them. Fleet Champs at count the best three results from four Inverness was particularly fun this year events over the course of the season — two days of really close and challengthat aren't part of our regular Thursing sailing, leaving everyone physically day Night Series. In a typical year, that and mentally exhausted by the end. might include the Knowles Memorial "I'd also like to give shout-outs to Ty Round-the-Island Race in June, High Ingram and Neha Bazaj, who tied for Sierra Regatta at Huntington Lake in second in the series. Neha was the only July, our Fleet Championship regatta person to sail all four qualifying events in the fall at Inverness YC, and another this year, and only lost out on the Cup one-off weekend regatta at Treasure Isbecause we only count the best three. land or Bay View Boat Club. This year, Ty only sailed two events and very likely we didn't end up holding that fourth

would have won if he'd done one more. The same goes for Kristin Altreuter, Steve Kleha and Claire Pratt, who all also sailed two events and finished within a few points of Ty and Neha. "This is my first time winning this trophy and it's a real honor in such a talented fleet." VANGUARD 15 FOUNDERS CUP (4 regattas, 1t) 1) Sam Wheeler, 42 points; 2) Ty Ingram, 35; 3) Neha Bazaj, 35. (60 sailors) More info at

El Toro Senior — Sorcerer's Apprentice Gordie Nash, RYC The El Toro Seniors' season started with the Bullship Race from Sausalito to San Francisco in April — imagine crossing the Golden Gate in a one-person 8-ft open boat! (El Toro Seniors, by the way, are anyone over 15 years old, though you must be 18 to sail in the Bullship.) "I passed Tom [Tillotson] just before the finish," recalls Gordie Nash. "Then Lake Wa s h i n g t o n in June — I was first; Tom was second. It went that way almost the entire season. Tom finished third in the NAs, and I was fifth." (Haydon Stapleton won the Jim DeGordie Nash Witt Memorial North Americans, held on Huntington Lake in July.) "But I came back to win RYC's Totally Dinghy." EL TORO SENIOR 1) Sorcerer's Apprentice, 25 points; 2) Samara, Tom Tillotson, LWSC, 26; 3) Henry, Tom Burden, RYC. More info at


or our reports on BAMA, the new Classics Championship, and more onedesign fleets, see the December 2023 issue of Latitude 38. For the YRA champs, see the January 2024 issue. The 2024 season is already underway; find races in the Northern California Sailing Calendar & YRA Schedule. We hope to see you out on the water, and we wish you a successful season! — latitude/chris


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ince purchasing our first sailboat in 2016, my wife Sally and I have been preparing for our ultimate goal of coastal cruising. To prepare and refresh our rusty sailing skills, we joined Club Nautique in 2018. We also moved aboard our boat to fully immerse ourselves in the liveaboard lifestyle. We were the typical "Bay sailors" with frequent day trips around the Bay, weekend sail-outs with the Emeryville Yacht Club, and an occasional trip down to Half Moon Bay or Monterey. We focused on polishing our sailing skills and becoming familiar, and confident, with our boat. Everything was going swimmingly, and then life happened. COVID, and our government's response, threw us all a major curveball. Given our job requirements and work-life considerations, we decided to move off the boat and relocate to Vancouver, WA. The ensuing three years, 2020-2022, afforded us only limited opportunities to spend time on the boat and sailing the Bay. Our coastal cruising dream was dimmed, but not dead. Then, one day, an old sailor's query and sage advice came to my mind: "If not now, when? You will never be fully ready to go out the Gate and turn left; therefore, just do it. Go for it!" The fast-approaching 2023 Baja HaHa gave us the perfect platform to pursue our inaugural longer-range coastal cruise dream. Given that our boat was not yet fully prepared for coastal cruising, we opted to enlist as crew on someone else's boat. With our Club Nautique training and our liveaboard experience,

of Latitude 38 James Mills, the owner of the 2016 Jeanneau 44-ft Deck Salon Salty Dancer, we were selected as crew. As members of the crew, our mission was twofold: first to assist in the delivery of the boat from the Richmond marina to San Diego Harbor; and second, participate in the Ha-Ha (San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico).


elivering the boat from Richmond to San Diego took us 27 days, as we hit 11 ports of call. We enjoyed casual harbor-hopping down the California coast — Santa Cruz, Monterey, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Marina del Rey, Malibu, San Pedro/Long Beach, Newport Beach, Catalina Island's Avalon and Two Harbors, and Oceanside. Rounding Point Conception at 3 a.m. in moderately confused seas and thick fog was a bit tense, as was a pop-up squall along the Huntington Beach shore, but otherwise the weather and sea state cooperated favorably. It turned out to be a good shakedown cruise for the boat. In Newport Beach, we replaced four older AGM batteries and installed two additional solar panels, thus achieving a total of 680 watts on what was originally a woefully underpowered solar grid. This leg of the trip was a great experience for us, as we got a lot of "learn-by-doing" practice with entering unfamiliar ports, anchoring, catching mooring balls, night sailing by radar and AIS, and flying a spinnaker.

The trip included a leisurely 27-day cruise down the California coast, including this stop in Malibu's Paradise Cove.

we were highly confident in our capabilities, but also realized that with over 125 boats registered for the Ha-Ha rally, there is strength in numbers. After two days of sea trials on the Bay with longtime friend Page 60 • Latitude 38 • February, 2024

We also crossed paths with many other Ha-Ha participants making their way south to San Diego from points north and west — Vancouver, Canada, Washington, Lake Tahoe, and Hawaii to name a few.

We started forming relationships and camaraderie along the way and learned this is one of the great rewards of cruising. As for wildlife, we primarily saw flocks of pelicans, pods of dolphins, and annoying sea lions, particularly on the docks in Monterey and Oceanside. We arrived in San Diego with a week to spare, affording us an opportunity to meet other Ha-Ha participants as they arrived and allowing us to participate in all the customary Ha-Ha festivities — captains' meeting, complimentary sailingMexico seminars, Last Cheeseburger in Paradise party hosted by the Baja Ha-Ha, and the outrageous Halloween costume contest. All good fun! Our Ha-Ha start was anything but auspicious, as we had discovered a crack and water leak in the Yanmar's water-cooling housing. Due to this misfortune, we were the last boat to depart San Diego Harbor for the start of the rally down to Cabo. The good news was we made a quick repair with 3M marine grade duct tape (now 102 uses) and 3M 5400 adhesive, and we were back in the game. The first leg was a 72-hour affair from San Diego to Bahia Tortuga (Turtle Bay). We had fair winds and following seas, so we were able to make good


Sally Mueller started the Baja Ha-Ha aboard J. Mills' Jeanneau 44 DS 'Salty Dancer' as she left under the Golden Gate.

time. Spending two days at anchor in Bahia Tortuga allowed the Ha-Ha participants to join in the traditional Turtle Bay baseball game with the local kids. I would describe this more as batting practice

than a ball game. Hundreds of kids and boaters participated, and it was a great success. Donations of bats, balls, gloves, and school supplies followed the game, so Christmas came early to these kids. Day two was the customary beach party with music, burgers, hot dogs, tacos, and beverages. It couldn't have been better.

he second leg was 45 hours from Bahia Tortuga to Bahia Santa Maria. The morning rally start time was greeted by 16- to 18-knot winds, 4- to 8-foot swells, and confused seas. It was a bit bumpy, but once the seas quieted, we were able to make good headway. The winds were variable and gusting, which caused our spinnaker halyard to chafe and fail. After a makeshift repair to the halyard, we were able to deploy the spinnaker and resume the chase. Along the way we managed to land a 31-inch, 10-pound yellowfin tuna, which made for some very tasty filets and tuna sandwiches the following two days. On the second night off the coast of Bahia Santa Maria, we experienced a severe weather system. It put on quite the electric light show. We, along with dozens of other Ha-Ha participants, elected to hold our positions while the storm played out over the next three to four hours. As the storm gradually passed to the northeast and the clear, star-filled skies emerged, we charted our course to Bahia Santa Maria. Quite the experience! Once anchored and getting some much-needed rest, we were able to partake in the traditional Beach Party on the cliffs overlooking Bahia Santa Maria. It included an authentic Mexican meal prepared by locals and a band from La Paz playing classic rock 'n' roll cover songs. We ate, drank, and danced the evening away. A very rustic and unique experience.


he third and final leg was 34 hours from Bahia Santa Maria to Cabo San Lucas. Remnants of the previous night's storm manifested in 18- to 25-knot winds with gusts reported north of 30, 6- to

The magic of the Ha-Ha continued beyond the lightning storm at Bahia Santa Maria.

8-foot swells, and a very turbulent sea state. The conditions were certainly not for the faint of heart. While every boat skipper owned their own departure decision,

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the Ha-Ha leadership team elected to delay the official start of the rally. Those brave souls who ventured out first into the heavy weather reported sea conditions back to those of us who'd held at anchor. After weighing all the factors, weather, boat condition, crew competence and confidence, we elected to jump into the fray. The first three hours were a roller-coaster ride where we struggled to find a rhythm in the mixed set of swells and wind waves. We persisted and were rewarded with more steady winds in the high teens, 3- to 4-foot swell, and a less turbulent sea state. As a downhill skier, I equated navigating the sea state to following the fall line down a snow-covered mountain. Do not fight the flow but follow the fall line and go. The sailing conditions were ideal: The boat was wellbalanced on a port tack, 15° of heel, and beam-reached at 9.3 knots SOG. These

Catching fish is always a part of a successful HaHa. Tim lands a 31" yellowfin tuna.

ideal conditions persisted throughout the evening and did not subside until 3 a.m. The balance of the final leg into Cabo was completed under light, variable wind using the spinnaker when possible and/or motorsailing.


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The sad part is the trip is over in Cabo. The crew, Sally Mueller, Blair Hake, skipper J. Mills and Tim Mueller celebrate on the Cabo promenade.

and I was successfully completing our longest coastal cruising experience. All in all, the 27-day trip from Richmond to San Diego and the 11-day trip from San Diego to Cabo far exceeded our expectations. We visited a total of 15 ports of call, and traveled a total of 1,345 miles with 258 hours on the water. I will say we exercised all the knowledge and skills acquired through our training at Club Nautique. We were able to prepare the boat, provision, chart a course, adapt and execute the course based on weather and conditions, and most importantly, do so while

maintaining everyone's personal health and safety. We also feel thankful for the Baja Ha-Ha rally leadership, who had enabled J. Mills and Blair Hake relaxing with the hospitality in Turtle Bay. sailors and motor yachts alike to partake in a relatively again, and if you have been dreaming of safe and controlled event. The next edi- expanding your own coastal cruising extion of the Ha-Ha rally will be the 30th perience, I would encourage you to jump Anniversary and will kick off on Novem- in and take the plunge! ber 4. Sally and I plan to participate once — tim mueller

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challenged. "The paper still hangs vertically, showing that the air pressure is about the same on both sides." A few hands went up. "It's the initial curvature of the paper," one sailor suggested. "When the air flows around a curve, centrifugal force tends to pull it away from the curved surface, so the pressure drops. Bernoulli has nothing to do with it." "A-plus," Lee said. "Now back to your scheduled program," and she ran back to her station at the registration table. The sailmaker needed to have the last word, so he drew the classic diagram of an airfoil. "Bernoulli effect really is where lift comes from," he asserted. "Never mind paper and fans. Look at a typical airplane wing section." He drew a good representation of an airplane wing cross section on the white board. "When air hits the leading edge, it splits into two paths, one over the top of the wing and one under the bottom. Since the airflows in the two different paths have to get to the trailing edge at the same time, the air flowing over the top of the wing has to go faster, and according to Bernoulli, the pressure on top will be lower." "But sails are very thin compared to their chord length," one sailor pointed out. "Think number-three jib, no thickness and a thin boundary layer. The path length is essentially the same for windward and leeward sides. Why would there be a speed difference?" Following Lee's lead, another sailor sitting near me in the front row jumped up and took the marker from the lecturer and drew an alternate airfoil section. "This airfoil has more curve on the bottom than the top, and the sharp

and I learned to accept Bernoulli as undisputed truth. The demo should have made it clear. The sailmaker had a small cardboard box, a battery-powered electric fan, and a thin sheet of paper taped to the edge of the box on the opposite side from the fan. The rig was designed to allow fastmoving air from the fan to blow over the upper surface of the paper, while the lower surface remained in still air. He switched on the fan, and sure enough, the paper rose to near horizontal. "Fast-moving air on top," he said. "Lower pressure on top, higher pressure underneath, so the paper rises."

think I'm a pretty good sail trimmer. After many years of calling trim on my own boat, and being assigned the trimmer position on many other race boats — and winning my share of races — I think I have a pretty good eye for it. That said, when a nationally recognized sail trim expert from one of the big lofts was conducting a seminar on sail trim, I did not want to miss it. Especially since the venue was the dining room of my own yacht club, and especially since the deal was that members of the host club get in at a deep discount. It was no surprise that Lee Helm, starving grad student, was in charge of the registration table at the entrance to the room." "Lee," I said. "You of all people don't need to sit through a lecture on the theory of sail trim." "I'm in it for the free breakfast," she explained. "And to see if, like, they can explain lift and drag correctly." "Don't be too hard on them," I advised, and took my seat near the front of the room for the best view of the screen. The sail trim expert began at the beginning: "Who has heard of Bernoulli?" he asked. A lot of hands went up. Nearly every book about sail trim starts off this same way, describing a simple demonstration of Bernoulli's equation: P + 1/2 rho V^2 = Constant. P is pressure, rho is the density of air, and V is the speed of the moving air. Therefore when air moves faster, the pressure drops. When air slows down, the pressure increases. Now, this has always seemed a little counterintuitive to me. When I blow into my hand, I feel a higher pressure from the moving air, not less. And when I put my hand out the car window, I feel pressure, not vacuum. But science is science

"That's OK," he assured me. "I should know better than to try to talk theory in a college town." But before he could stow the apparatus, Lee Helm was on the stage with her own agenda. "Let's, like, try a variation of this experiment," she proposed. "OK?" Without waiting for an answer, she rotated the rig so the paper hung straight down, and the fan blew air from top to bottom. Again, one side of the paper had fast-moving air while the other side was in still air. But now the paper hung straight down, instead of in a sagging curve from horizontal to vertical. The fan was switched on, the paper fluttered a little, but this time it did not curve toward the moving air. "How do you explain that?" she 1




Figure 1: Some texts still claim that the air must go faster over the top surface of the wing, because the path is longer and the split air must come come back to join the same piece of air that it was split from. Bernoulli causes the faster-moving air to have less pressure, therefore lift is produced. But there's no law of physics that requires this condition. Figure 2: A sail has essentially no thickness, but still generates lots of lift. Figure 3: Even an upside-down airfoil generates lift, despite the longer path being on the bottom. Figure 4: Small model airplanes with flat wooden wings and square edges fly just fine.



Is the Bernoulli equation the reason sails have lift?

leading edge enforces the separation point between upper and lower flow paths. Are you saying that even with a positive angle of attack, this airfoil will have negative lift?" "My airplane is aerobatic, and it flies just fine upside down," confirmed a pilot in the room, a new club member who had recently taken up sailing. "What about those little toy airplanes with thin flat balsa wood wings?" another participant asked. "No camber, 5

almost no thickness, but they fly much better that way than with thick cambered wings." She paused to see if anyone would question her assertion, but the room was silent. "I know this," she continued, "because when I was 12, I built a wing with a NACA 63-215 airfoil to replace the flat wings on my rubber-band-powered toy, and it barely flew at all." "Reynolds number effects," answered



another sailor. "Google 'dragonfly wings' and be surprised." The poor sail trim expert made another attempt to save face, showing a picture of the classic experiment whereby blowing air across the top of a drinking straw pulls some water up a short distance above the surrounding water level in the water glass. "This is pure Bernoulli," he asserted. "Lower pressure at the top of the straw, in the faster air stream." 8

Figures 5 and 6: Fan off and fan on. One of the usual classroom demos of Bernoulli. The claim is that the paper rises because the faster moving air on top is at lower pressure than the still air underneath. Figures 7 and 8: Fan off and fan on. Adjust the experiment so the paper has no initial curvature. The paper hardly moves with the fan on, demonstrating approximately equal pressure in the fast-moving air and the still air. It's the curvature of the paper, and the centrifugal force on the air as it follows the curve that produces lift on wings and sails. No need to confuse things with Bernoulli. February, 2024 • Latitude 38 • Page 65

MAX EBB "Sure," responded another sailor. "The air is pressurized in the mouth, then accelerates when it drops to ambient room pressure on exit. Bernoulli is satisfied. But when the air flows over the top opening of the straw, that's three-dimensional flow, concave-downward around the top of the straw, so just like in the paper demo, it's centrifugal force of the curving flow that causes the low pressure." "Point is," added another stealth aerodynamicist, "you can't just strip off all the terms of the motion equations and treat the flow as one-dimensional when the flow is really in 3D." "I can write out the full Cauchy-Riemann equations, if anyone would like to see how incompressible irrotational fluid flow really works. It's just a fancy way of stating that what goes in equals what comes out, but you need partial differentials to describe that mathematically." "Let's take a short break," sighed the sailmaker. "I need another cup of coffee." A gaggle formed around the pastry table, and we worked out some unsettled issues.

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"What about that airfoil analysis?" I asked. "Is it really true that when flow splits into two flow paths, the same particles of air have to rejoin when the flow paths come back together?"

"I'm in it for the free breakfast," she explained. "And to see if, like, they can explain lift and drag correctly." "Totally bogus reasoning," Lee proclaimed. "Thought experiment: Imagine a pipe that splits in two. One branch goes in a loop while the other branch goes straight, then the two branches combine again. Which particles of air get there first?" Lee answered her own question, it being obvious: "The air that doesn't take that extra loop, naturally." "So where did that supposed law of physics come from?"

"Probably some underpaid science teacher. It's caused confusion for generations of budding aeronautical engineers." "Just like my physics teacher, who insisted that there's no such thing as centrifugal force," added another sailor. "Only centripetal force, this teacher insisted. "He was incapable of imagining a rotating frame of reference." The lecture, once we'd put the theory to rest, was actually very good. The sailmaker didn't know exactly where to use the word "upwash," but he got "leebow effect" correct just the same. He had lots of tricks that can make your sailboat fast or your competition slow, without ever saying "downwash," "root losses," "tip vortices," or "flow separation." I even bought a copy of his book, and lined up to have my copy signed. While he was doing that, I apologized for some of my club members giving him such a hard time about wing and sail theory. "That's OK," he assured me. "I should know better than to try to talk theory in a college town." — max ebb







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THE RACING The Midwinter season is at its height. Here we check in with Golden Gate (complete with capsize, rescue and recovery) and Jack Frost, then head down the coast to Monterey and Marina del Rey — all in one day! Then it's back up to the Estuary and Berkeley. We end with the Corinthian Midwinters. The first leg took the fleet from the start off GGYC's clubhouse on the San Francisco Marina to a weather mark, Blackaller Buoy. Due to an ebb maxing out at close to 3 knots, boats went out into the middle of the Bay rather than working the Crissy Field shoreline. About halfway through the first leg, Nice Rack, sailing in PHRF 2, caught a stinger, capsized, and sank partway. Just one rack and the top of the mainsail remained visible to the rest of the sailors racing past. Arcadia had started 5 minutes later, in PHRF 3. "After our start, the wind increased and switched left, more to the west," reports Gordie Nash, skipper of Arcadia. "We saw Nice Rack capsized again not very far from the GGYC starting area. Again, we had voice contact and got a thumbs-up, 'We are OK.' After we passed them, Ruth heard a crew member say, "We may be sinking." Ruth called the race committee on VHF 71 to report that they had capsized. This was to inform the committee what was going on and not a call for assistance or reporting a dangerous situation. "After the race we learned that two

other racing boats had stopped to offer assistance. That was when we learned that apparently a watertight opening must have failed and water flooded the boat's interior." Nicholas Grebe's Santa Cruz 37 Wildcard, which had been sailing in PHRF 1, stopped racing, put away their sails, and circled around. Their well-prepared crew fished out the three Nice Rack crew, Steve, Nick and Patrick, using their Lifesling. Jack Peurach's Farr X2 Shake & Bake did likewise, and picked up the skipper. The Coasties and an SFPD marine patrol boat also responded to the scene. We heard the sirens of first responders speeding down Marina Boulevard, but paramedics did not stop at GGYC to check out the crew, who, wrapped in blankets, encircled a table at the clubhouse; they thought they were only in the water for about 15 minutes, with no apparent injuries. "We were just happy to be in the right place at the right time to help," commented Nick Grebe, the skipper of Wildcard. "I was thoroughly impressed with how well the crew handled the recovery. All that training and safety gear really paid off! I do think from now on we might practice

While the fastest boats started their second leg, from Blackaller Buoy to Blossom Rock, 'Nice Rack' (far right) took a tumble.

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Capsize at Golden Gate Midwinters Race 3 in Golden Gate Yacht Club's Seaweed Soup Series was held in gearbusting conditions on January 6. The cold front that blew through brought little actual rainfall but plenty of big, blustery breeze. With short ebb chop, you might compare it to summer sailing in the Slot. The difference was the intensity and shifty nature of the gusts and the wind direction, with lots of south in it. Before any of the divisions had started, the crew of the Gary Mull-Gordie Nash "hybrid" Arcadia spotted the capsized Martin 243. "Arcadia sailed around Nice Rack. We did not know if this was their first capsize or what number the crew was recovering from," reports Team Arcadia. "We watched them recover and start sailing. After they were upright, we did have voice contact. The skipper, Zhenya, waved and made it clear they were OK. The weather and wind may have been acceptable when they left the harbor, but we knew the forecast was not going to be kind to a high-performance boat like a Martin 243 that has a very big sail plan."



PHRF 1 start at the GGYC Seaweed Soup race on January 6.

more for the multiple-MOB scenario. "To be clear, Zhenya was not overlooked — we were in constant visual contact with him and originally were very concerned he was somehow entrapped on the sinking boat, since he seemed reluctant to leave it. We confirmed several times there were only four crew, and they were all accounted for. Zhenya did not grab the throw line in time, and we made the hard decision to get the three people we did have contact with onto the boat before attempting another pass. We did not want to risk losing contact with them by dragging them through the water worse than they already were due to Wildcard's leeway. By the time we got the three crew onboard, Shake & Bake had already started the process of recovering Zhenya, and we switched to first aid to treat potential shock, hypothermia and seasickness while we waited to get cleared by the USCG to leave the scene." "It was pretty darn cold in the water for the three sailors who came on board," commented Brandon Mercer, who crews on Wildcard. "I'm glad we were right there, because another 5 minutes in the water would have made it more of a rescue than a quick lift back to the club. Glad it was us, too — we had practiced MOB maneuvers several times before Pac Cup and everyone knew their roles. A good reminder: We had a very warm fuzzy fleece sleeping bag on board for just this reason. Having some extra dry

clothes on board in a Ziploc is a good idea too, since we had to drop everyone off in their skivies. GGYC met us at the dock with hot coffee, and Hawkeye [King, a race committee volunteer] poured some whiskeys for our crew, which made it even nicer. Glad Nice Rack was recovered and looking forward to seeing this sportboat back next month! "Ethically, boats should all be ready to help, and it's a good reminder to know how to shift instantly from 'go-fast' race mode to 'go slow/stop' mode. It's also a great reminder to continually do the safety briefing with all newcomers, as Nick always does, and to practice person-overboard drills regularly, which,

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thankfully, Wildcard has always done faithfully." "I would like to again publicly praise my crew for their impressively competent handling of the situation in difficult conditions," added Nick Grebe. "I am so happy to be racing with this group of dedicated sailors!" Brent Draney, a past commodore of Encinal YC, zoomed out on his new Axopar 37, a go-fast yacht tender, to retrieve Nice Rack and take her to GGYC. During the first leg that had proved so troublesome for Nice Rack, instruments on boats racing in the vicinity were showing 21-28 knots apparent wind speed. Some boats had put reefs in their mains. NOAA had forecast gusts of 30, and the worst of the weather was yet to come. It was during the second lap that the squall hit. One of the skippers noticed an apparent wind gust of 40 knots. Was it even raining yet? It was hard to tell, as there was so much spray flying from the short-period waves. Deep wakes from ship and ferry traffic added to the discomfort quotient. About a third of the boats registered stayed home; another half dozen dropped out (including Wildcard and Shake & Bake, which have received redress). A J/22 that did finish returned to GGYC with a ripped main. The series will continue on February 3. Check standings at — latitude / chris February, 2024 • Latitude 38 • Page 69





Racing in California on busy Saturday, January 6. Top row: EYC's Jack Frost, with the Santana 22s 'Meliki' and 'Albacore' and the Cal 40 'Azure'. Bottom left: Mercury racing in MPYC's Perry Cup series. Bottom right: The Cape 31 'Full Send' in the light-air Malibu and Return race.

Meanwhile, in the East Bay It was a blustery winter day for Races 5 and 6 in Encinal YC's Jack Frost series on January 6. We anchored off the Berkeley Pier for the start/finish. As predicted by NOAA, the southerly winds in the morning increased into the teens by the start at 11:30 and began shifting to the west. The race committee sent the boats on a short once-around course toward Treasure Island. The wind shifted right after the start, making for a close reach to windward and back. The first boats were done in 17 minutes. With the wind settling into a westerly, blowing in the mid-20s and gusting higher, a new windward mark was set, toward the Golden Gate, for the second race of the day. So far, the rain had held off, but by the second leg, showers moved in from the north and a small ebb pushed the wind waves higher. What on a summer day would be the usual race day became an exciting contest! Keaka, John Maher's Olson 34, took first in Race 5 ahead of Sea Star, Bob Walden's Cal 39. In Race 6 they switched places, still less than a minute apart. Third place in Race 5 was Quantum, Scott Smith's Beneteau First 405, but Azure, Rodney Pimentel's Cal 40, which Page 70 • Latitude 38 • February, 2024

had a slow start in Race 5 due to gear issues, placed third in Race 6. None of the Sportboats came out to race. Only three boats in the Santana 22 fleet braved the winter conditions. Jan Grygier in Albacore won Race 5, followed by Deb Fehr in Meliki, then Anemone with Hank Linderman. In Race 6, the order for Tuna finishes was reversed. This series shares its dates with the above-mentioned Seaweed Soup Regatta, and will continue on February 3. See — margaret fago Meanwhile, on Monterey Bay Forecasts for the January 6 installment of the Perry Cup Series were somewhat ominous: south to southwest winds at the top end of the wind velocities in Hal McCormack's "Guidelines for Mercury Race Committees," with rain possible. At Thursday's go/no-go deadline, PRO Dick Clark and series chair Jack McAleer decided to start promptly at noon and try for at least two races before conditions deteriorated. Two Monterey locals and two boats from out of town showed up. A south breeze filled in just before noon and quickly built into the 10- to 15knot range. Dave West and Chris Krueger

(#429), John and Mike Ravizza (#537), and Bradley Schoch and Patrick O'Hara (#563) rounded the first mark tightly bunched, followed by Ryan Flagg and Max McCormick (#557). A strong puff hit #557 as it started downwind, and a vang block let go. Flagg and McCormick dropped sails and took a tow into the harbor. Meanwhile, the remaining boats had a close battle around the three-lap windward/leeward course, with #429 edging out #537 and #563. The wind built to 15-20 knots for the next two races, with frequent shifts causing lots of lead changes. Fortunately, with the wind blowing offshore, the water was relatively smooth. #537 took the second race of the day and #429 won the third. Just as the RC was debating whether to run a fourth race, the wind dropped somewhat and shifted to the southwest. Patti and Jack McAleer quickly shifted the weather mark, while the RC crew of Dick Clark, Chip Wood and Art Sutton let out anchor line to keep the line square. #537 was over the line early at the start; #429 went on to win its third race of the day. All competitors agreed that it was an excellent day — close racing that rewarded smart tactics and good boat handling. An added bonus: All boats were back on their trailers with sailors in the clubhouse before the skies opened



up. See for more information on Mercury racing. — jack mcaleer Meanwhile, in the Land of No Wind It was like déjà vu all over again. On Saturday, January 6, Del Rey YC ran their annual William Berger/William Stein Race #1, Malibu and Return, after myriad reports of giant surf, massive swells and possible near-gale forecasts.

Scenes from Oakland YC's Sunday Brunch Race 1 on the Estuary on January 7.

Had the race been held the next day, at least the winds would have materialized, but on Saturday it was not to happen. Eighty-four boats started in Santa Monica Bay 2 miles off the Marina del Rey breakwater. They were initially greeted at noon with hazy, sunny skies, 2-4 knots of fluky breeze, and fairly flat seas. After a 15-minute wind delay, Per-


George Gurrola, 93, and Georgie's Girls (left to right: Julia Smith, Marianne Armand and Suzanne Lee) race the Merit 25 'Bandido' with great success.

formance fleets were sent off to Malibu/ Big Rock and Cruisers to Topanga. The bay then lived up to its reputation as the land of no wind. Masthead flies were doing 360s, and ultra-quick sprit boats were doing about 2 knots. The wind died west of Santa Monica Pier and didn't return. The Cruising boats were finished at Topanga (the 6.6-mile top mark); the Performance boats finished off the south entrance to the harbor (17.2 miles total). There was a bit of wind (6-8 knots) at the south entrance. Two Performance A boats finished: Zephyrus, Damon Guizot's RP77, which took line honors at 5:02, and Westerly, Dave Moore's SC52, which saved their time on Zephyrus. The Performance B fleet fared better: four finished, with Jeff Janov's Melges 32 The Baby Screams winning the class. Five Cruising boats finished in A and three in B, led by James Lee's Wauquiez Centurion 40S Mare'zia and Jeff Gentry's Catalina 320 El Encanto respectively. A make-up race was scheduled for January 20. See — andy kopetzky Sunday Brunch Series on the Estuary Oakland YC's 2024 Sunday Brunch Series kicked off January 7 with winds February, 2024 • Latitude 38 • Page 71

of 3-8 knots that had some fluky movements throughout the race. There was an ebb, slight but there, throughout the race. With 37 boats registered, 32 came to the line for Race 1. Given full courses, with four of the nine possible courses being used and no need to shorten the courses, boats raced for 1 to 1.5 hours under sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. Slackwater SF was out with camera at the ready and got some great photos, which are always shared with all who raced. Before the race, OYC hosted Rob Overton to speak about how to get around the leeward mark and not break the rules. Rob was first appointed to the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee in 1993 and has continued his involvement through 2023. He is also a US National Judge and International Umpire. We only had an hour, so Rob focused on the one topic, with an easy way of presenting the information. I believe we all learned from the experience. Questions flowed, and answers came with knowledge and humor in the mix. Rob and his wife Andi joined some race committee volunteers and racers upstairs for Sunday brunch, where the discussion continued. Rob and Andi still sail actively, having just done the Baja Ha-Ha. OYC hopes to have Rob back again. For our 2024 season, OYC revamped our courses, so that everyone has the challenge of learning new ones, adding to the fun. This past year it was decided to rename our Mark #4, set in the basin across the Estuary from the club in Alameda. Racers either love it or hate it, and George Gurrola is more on the dislike side, so what better mark to rename "GG" for George Gurrola and his crew "Georgie's Girls" in honor of his 93rd birthday! OYC is running seven small fleets, which provides for more head-to-head racing. Fleets include Non-Spinnaker; PHRF 189 Santana 525 and Ranger 26; PHRF 168 Merit 25 and J/24; Columbia 5.5; PHRF 123-238; PHRF <123; and Multihull. It's fun to race, but also fun to watch. Courses run between Coast Guard Island and Jack London Square, so find a spot and watch if you are not racing. The first signal is at 12:55 p.m. The next races will be on February 4 and 18. After the Sunday Brunch races, it's back to the club where the bar is open, the race committee hosts a buffet for all racers, and the prizes and stories flow. Find more information on OYC's Sunday Brunch Series at — debby ratto Page 72 • Latitude 38 • February, 2024

Racers round a temporary mark, Little Harding Inflatable, in Corinthian YC's Midwinters on Saturday, January 20. Saturday was the windier of the two days of racing.

Windy, Calm Berkeley Midwinters No midwinter series is complete without at least one rainy, cold and windy day, and one beautiful but completely becalmed, bobbing-on-the Bay day. For the weekend of January 13-14, we had both. Saturday was the cold and rainy day, or, as we like to call it, a warm boozy drinks day, and Sunday was a sunny almost-no-wind day — more of a sunscreen and IPA day. The question is, which brings out more sailors and which keeps them at home? As it turned out, Saturday brought out only 13 of the 35 boats signed up, with winds out of the SSE at 13-20 knots and rain much of the day. The good news was that the wind stayed steady all day to allow for a twice-around windward/ leeward course with an upwind finish. All but one of the six divisions were represented by at least two boats, with only the multihull division empty. Starts were clean with the exception of one over-early horn for the A fleet. Everyone came back and all was forgiven. The 8-mile race was completed in less than two hours in the steady wind. Nesrin Besoz piloted her J/111 Swift Ness to first place in the Fast Even in the Rain Boats (PHRF <85) Division. In the Also Fast in the Rain (87-112) Division, Balineau, the Olson 34 skippered by Charlie Brochard, crossed the line first. In the I've Still Got It (114-156) Division, the Cal 39 Sea Star, skippered by Bob Walden, got the gun. In the Why Not Try Racing (PHRF ≥159) Division, John Gulliford on his J/24 Phantom took first place. In the Where's Shark on Bluegrass? Olson 25 One Design Division, it was Sketch, skippered by David Gruver, winning the day. Sunday's racing was pretty much the exact opposite of Saturday's, except that the wind was mostly out of the SSW, occasionally shifting to WSW and back again. In addition to being shifty, it was very light starting out, at 3-6 knots, then dying shortly after the start to 2 knots or

less, and then picking up after an hour or so to 5-7 knots. In spite of the very light wind, only two boats out of the 27 that showed up retired from the race. All seven divisions were represented, with the doublehanded division having the most with 10 boats on the course. In the Sunday Fast (PHRF <126) Division it was Andy and Kat Dippel driving their J/70 Spirit across the finish line in first place. In the Almost a J/24 (129169) Division, Froglips, the J/24 skippered by Richard Stockdale, crossed the line first. In the Been Doing This Awhile (PHRF ≥171) Division, Antares, skippered by Larry Telford, won the day. In the You Again Doublehanded Division, Krysia Pohl piloted the Express 27 Young Betty to victory. In the Me, Myself and I Singlehanded Division it was Greg Nelson on the Azzura 310 Outsider celebrating by himself as he crossed the line first. In the Alerion Express 28 One Design Division, Fred Paxton and Arnie Quan crossed the line first on Zenaida. Finally, in the Ever Popular Express 27 Division it was Under the Radar, skippered by Gregory Felton, in first place. For more detailed info on the standings, check out The next BYC Midwinter races will be held on February 10-11. — mark bird Gusty Corinthian Midwinters Like last year, the Bay Area has been having a "real" winter; however — so far at least — races haven't been canceled due to storms. Sailors in the Corinthian Midwinters on January 20-21 got lucky in that the biggest winds and rain swept in before and after — not during — the actual racing. And the balmy Bay Area was spared the Arctic temps blasting other parts of the continent that week. The CYC race committee set up the start-finish line west of Angel Island, and Saturday's starts went off without a hitch despite a strong ebb. Wind speeds and direction vacillated but averaged





A gaggle of boats in various divisions attempts to round the new Hank Easom mark at Yellow Bluff in the one windless zone during the Corinthian Midwinters on Sunday, January 21.

mostly south or southwest in the midto high teens. The RC chose middledistance courses in the hopes of getting everyone rafted up in the CYC harbor before the rain — and the 49ers playoff game — started. A sailor's buffet and football viewing back at the clubhouse in Tiburon followed the day's racing. Saturday's snafu was the missing fixed mark off Fort Mason, aka YRA 6. (It had been missing for the Golden Gate Midwinters two weeks prior as well.) The first boats to seek that mark, the second

on their course, radioed in to alert the RC to the problem. Corinthian Spirit, the club's orange race RIB, zipped over there and stood in for the usual yellow cyclinder. However,the early boats had already come and gone, and some later boats missed rounding the new mark. So the three divisions sent on that course were scored Abandoned. (Greg Felton of the Express 27 Under the Radar filed for redress, hoping to reinstate that onedesign class's results.) Sunday was a somewhat lighter day,

with wind in the low to mid-teens. Due to the strong ebb, a couple of boats snagged the anchor rode of the committee boat, Moonbow, causing it to drag. The RC went into postponement to reset. Once they started the sequence again, the second division to start underestimated the ebb, necessitating a general recall and another, briefer pause in the sequence. Once the party got rolling again, those that were sent to the Hank Easom mark, off Sausalito's Yellow Bluff, found a windless zone, which some of the fleet struggled to escape. Once free and sailing across to the San Francisco side, they were surprised by a fresh, gusty westerly. The RC had set a yellow temporary mark at Fort Mason, so that was no longer an issue. The sailors and volunteers lucked out on a break in the rain, which would return later that afternoon, with strong wind and stormy conditions that night. Read more in January 22's 'Lectronic Latitude at The series will conclude on February 17-18. Check standings or sign up at https:// — latitude / chris

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WORLD This month we hear from Dennis Maggard, who shares his Moorings charter experience of spending a family holiday in the British Virgin Islands.


Christmas in the British Virgin Islands I guess I didn't have it all out of my system yet. After sailing for six months this past summer — 7,000 miles from San Francisco to Hawaii to Seattle and back to San Francisco — I suppose I wanted more. So I booked a catamaran charter with Moorings for a family Christmas holiday in the British Virgin Islands! Would this be our third or fourth trip to that Disneyland playground of perfect sailing? I couldn't quite recall. But I'll never forget that first trip, 18 years ago. As a rookie charterer I made nearly every conceivable mistake: grounding the boat as I sailed out of the marina, then burning my hands on a flying sheet as I tried to reef the mainsail; capsizing the dinghy and working for hours to get the salt water out of the outboard motor; and finally wrapping a line around the propeller as I backed up over the dinghy painter! Perhaps it was the Triple Crown of Sailing Mistakes, but the school of hard knocks is a good way to learn and remember. How else to learn to cruise in bluewater? This time would be different. I'd take it easy, get to know the boat before blasting upwind into the trades, be easy on the boat and easy on the crew. I'd make advance mooring reservations at the more popular anchorages so as not to compete for space with the other holiday seekers. Leave all hurries and worries

behind on the mainland and settle into the lull of the islands. The horizon was black with a line squall howling from the northeast as we guided our big catamaran out of Road Town and into the Drake Channel. The winds around Christmas time are usually in the 15- to 20-knot range, but these squalls were bringing 25 knots of horizontal rain. No worries, just point the boat downwind to the Bight at Norman Island. No raising the mainsail in this weather, no attempts at reefing the unfamiliar rig — just full power ahead until we reached the calm waters of the Bight and tied up on a mooring ball. With plenty of time to sail around Tortola in the next seven days, why push it on the first day out? I'm happy to report that the "Willy T" is back in business at Norman Island! The 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria sank the original William Thornton schooner floating bar and restaurant, but a nearly exact replica has been built and moored once again in the fabulous Norman Island anchorage. Jumping off the upper deck of the schooner is highly addictive, despite the "no jumping, no diving" sign, and plunging headfirst into the blue-lit water at night is especially fun. The next day we sailed downwind to the island of Jost Van Dyke to visit Foxy's Tamarind Bar, sometimes called

It's hard to find a better Christmas sunset than one from Cane Garden Bay in Tortola.

the birthplace of the BVI's yachting tourism industry. It was quiet there, nothing like the outrageous party it becomes on New Year's Eve, so we putt-putted the dinghy around the corner to White Bay to lie on the pristine sand by the Soggy Dollar. The following day we powered north into the trade winds to scoot around the top of Tortola to Trellis Bay, and then to the Baths of Virgin Gorda.

Below, left to right: Cruisers, charter guests and the Maggards are all happy The Bitter End is back in action; Dennis created the only sandcastle built to last forever. Not.

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The Baths are arguably the most beautiful natural rock formations in all of BVI, and if you get there early you can tie your boat onto a day mooring just a few yards from the giant boulders

surrounding the beach. There you can explore the myriad watery caves and grottoes around and under the boulders. We paddled our kayak around the breaking waves polishing the slick

The Christmas finale was a double rainbow from The Bight on Norman Island, home of the Willy T.

granite, while turquoise pools of still water glimmered in the caverns. From the Baths we sailed to North Sound on Virgin Gorda to a mooring by Saba Rock and the Bitter End Yacht


Above, left to right: Family time with the Maggards at the Baths on Virgin Gorda; You can easily see the sea life in the BVI.

Club. Six years following the devastating hurricanes of 2017, the Bitter End has been thoroughly rebuilt. There are plenty of fun things to do there: playing in the water, drinking cappuccino, hiking the nearby mountain. My boys Lindsay and Julian went scuba diving off Necker Island, home of Sir Richard Branson, where they saw scores of giant lobsters,

all kinds of tropical fish, and a galloping octopus. Although Sir Richard's island suffered greatly from the hurricanes, I noted that three huge wind turbines had been recently erected on the island. Before you know it, your seven days in Paradise are nearly up. But not before one more visit to the Baths and a long downwind sail back to Norman Island,

one last evening on the boat in the calm waters of the Bight, and one last painkiller at the Willy T. At dawn I sipped my coffee in the soft morning light as a double rainbow made a soft arc across the mouth of the Bight, a perfect ending to another delightful cruise in the British Virgin Islands. — dennis maggard


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CHANGES With reports this month on Wayfinder's almost-empty-nest adventure;

Appa's young owners making good their escape; and Convergence's first (can you believe it?) Baja Ha-Ha. We also catch up with a few more 2023 contributors in our annual Where Are They Now? feature, and check in with a few other folks in Cruise Notes.


Wayfinder — Jeanneau 53 Chad and Lori Bremner Last Trip Before the Empty Nest Vancouver, BC Last year my wife Lori and I came to realize that soon our home was going to be empty, as both our kids were about to move out to start lives of their own. Over a sixmonth period, we discussed the idea of having one last Empty nesters Chad and Lori adventure towill be continuing south later gether before the nest was this year. empty. As we sit here on the deck of Wayfinder, rocking gently in the Sea of Cortez, I can't help reflecting on the incredible results of the decision we made: sell our house in Calgary and start one last family adventure, by land and sea, with Hanna and Adam. The Bremner family of four — plus our trusty dog, Lucy — set out on the adventure from Victoria, British Columbia, to Mazatlán, Mexico, on August 1, 2023. Our vessel of choice was a Jeanneau 53-ft sailboat named Wayfinder, and our land transportation was a Mercedes Sprinter van. The road trip and the sail were going to be an epic farewell to our old life and a welcome to new beginnings for 18-year-old


Crossing under the Golden Gate is always a Kodak moment.

Adam, who is taking a gap year before heading to Toronto for college next year. Our oldest, 20-year-old Hannah, is already living on her own in Toronto. She would join us periodically to share in the adventure. The plan was for me to sail Wayfinder down most of the US West Coast (Adam was aboard as far as Crescent City), while Lori would drive the van. We would meet at various ports down the coast until we arrived in San Diego. Once we arrived in San Diego, we would fully move onto our floating home and sail south with no defined destination. From Seattle, we made our way down the West Coast of the United States, exploring each coastal city and port along the way. We visited Sequim Bay, Port Ludlow, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Seattle, and Neah Bay. The sights, sounds, and experiences of each place left a mark on our family's collective memory. Gig Harbor was a family favorite with easy access to ice cream, pizza and West Marine, which supplied the parts to support a neverending "to-do" list. As we ventured farther south, we encountered picturesque destinations like Newport, Coos Bay, Crescent City, and Eureka. The redwood forests of Northern California were awe-inspiring, and we took hikes through the towering trees, feeling like tiny creatures in a giant's world. One of our favorite experiences was taking a road trip to Florence, Oregon, to rent dune buggies to rip up and down the sandy coastline. In San Francisco, we marveled as we crossed underneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. We continued our journey down the California coast, stopping in Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Simeon, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Marina del Ray and Newport Beach. Each place had its own unique charm and beauty — with a few teaching moments thrown in: During an early morning dinghy landing with Adam in San Simeon, as we got close to shore, the surf raised up the stern

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of the dinghy, turned us sideways, and dumped both of us, and our belongings, into the water. We laughed a bit nervously as we gathered up our things, but a lesson was learned. For the rest of the trip, we took dinghy beach landings more seriously. Our final US destination was San Diego, a city known for its vibrant waterfront and laid-back atmosphere. It was in San Diego that we joined the Baja Ha-Ha rally fleet of boats, a community of likeminded sailors embarking on a thrilling adventure to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. With Halloween just around the corner,



Below: 'Wayfinder' in Bahia Santa Maria. Left (in Chiefs uniforms): Chad, Lori and Adam. The "ref" is friend and Ha-Ha crewman Peter Hennig. Above: Sunset over Neah Bay. Right: Not all fishing tales were of mahi and bonito — these are Adam's first fish taken with a spear gun.

the event kicked off with a costume party ashore. We dressed up as the Hanson brothers from the hockey movie Slapshot. The rally was an incredible experience. Leg 1 took us to Turtle Bay, where we enjoyed fresh fish tacos, swapped stories with fellow sailors, and participated in an epic baseball game with the locals. After the game, Ha-Ha organizers distributed sporting goods that had been donated by the rally participants. It was evident that the Baja Ha-Ha rally has a long history with the community in Turtle Bay As we finished Leg 2 into Bahia Santa Maria, we were greeted with a magnificent

lightning storm that caused much of the fleet to slow down and stay out at sea for hours until the storm passed. The next morning, we woke to almost the entire fleet at anchor in the large and protected anchorage. Thanks to rally organizers, in Bahia Santa Maria, we had a once-in-a-lifetime experience checking into Mexico. One by one, each skipper in the rally dinghied over to the rally mothership, Profligate, where Mexican officials checked in each boat! As the small navy of dinghies were rafted to Profligate, our passports were stamped, and we officially cleared into

Mexico. It was the most efficient clearing I have ever seen, especially in such a challenging location. The final leg brought us to Cabo San Lucas, where we completed the 750-mile journey. The sense of accomplishment and the bonds we had formed with our fellow sailors were immeasurable. After a good night's sleep at anchor off the beach, the fleet celebrated with a beachside party, then we all went our separate ways. No longer confined to a defined timeline, we now had to make our own decisions regarding our next destination. Surprisingly, it was hard to decide where to go! But rather than make long-term plans, we chose to let the proverbial wind blow us where and when it made sense. That meant heading north to La Paz, with stops along the way in Los Frailes, Ensenada de Muertos and Isla Espiritu Santo. After spending two weeks in the area, we headed south for the warmer weather of Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. Our overall plan is to spend the winter in Mexico, and then begin traveling farther south, through the Panama Canal into the Caribbean in December 2024. Throughout our journey, I couldn't help being struck by the incredible support and camaraderie within the sailing community. Living on a boat can be challenging, and we are living proof of the saying that "the cruising life mainly consists of fixing your boat in exotic places." Our trip was no different, but the nice twist was that we often found ourselves lending a hand to fellow sailors fixing boats in exotic places. It's amazing how quickly you make friends in the sailing world, and the shared experiences and challenges create a unique and lasting bond. Now, as I look at my family on the deck of our sailboat, I know that this adventure has brought us closer together. Adam and Hannah will soon be heading back to Toronto, but the memories we've created on this journey will stay with us forever. Our family will cherish this incredible voyage, the adventure, and the incredible sailing community that brought us all together. — Chad 1/2/24 February, 2024 • Latitude 38 • Page 79


'Nellie', the jaunty Flicka 20 that helped launch the Blakes' cruising dreams.

kids were grown and the house paid off, buy some beautiful yacht and sail with all the conveniences available. We'd have enough money to pay other people to fix everything that breaks. Enough money to eat out when we got to port. Maybe even enough money to rent a slip as we bounced from anchorage to anchorage. Did someone say hot showers? The second option was to go while we're young. Sure, we'd have to fix everything ourselves. Sure, we'd have to figure out how to make money as we went. Sure, we'd fall way behind the Joneses who stuck with the American Dream. Writing as a man who ran out of beer a month ago, I can confirm those downsides are real. Outside of wealth, though, we found that going young was the more rational option in most regards. Skipping a doctor's appointment? No problem. Friends and family? Healthy as can be. Time to fail miserably and still recover? Absolutely. After much deliberation and too many pro-con lists to count, we finally synthesized the decision into two words: health or wealth. The longer we waited, the more money we'd have to pay our way around the world. The sooner we went, the more likely our bodies could see the adventure through to the end. With a consensus reached, we switched from dreaming to planning. We made a five-year plan with three basic elements: build up the knowledge we'd need to go cruising; get more sailing experience; and grow a decent enough cruising kitty. To accomplish the first two, we decided our best bet was to get a starter boat, something we could buy cheaply and use as a learning platform for firsthand experience. Enter Nellie, the 1978 Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 that we found rotting in Cincinnati. Over the next five years, we spent our summers becoming better sailors on Lake Michigan, and our winters learning how boats work as we did a full restoration. While we were building our boating knowledge and experience, we also needed to build our bankroll. We never made it rich, but by working steady jobs over the years, we saved enough to get our adventure started, and that was all we needed. We then spent the next two years, the COVID years, scouring the internet and traveling across the states to find the perfect APPA


Appa — Catalina/Morgan 440 Will and Emily Blake Going for Broke Channel Islands via North Carolina My wife Emily and I are the youngest cruisers that we've come across in our travels so far. Most cruisers we've met have kids our age. Some even tell us that we remind them of their grandkids. Now, to be honest, we didn't expect to be the only 20-somethings starting a circumnavigation — but being out here well before retirement age is no accident, Both 28, Emily and Will were and it's certhe youngest owner/cruisers on tainly not last year's Ha-Ha. something we regret. With curious minds, able hands, and adventurous spirits, we heard the calling of a lap around the world early in our relationship. We'd spend our free time dreaming of distant shores and watching the latest YouTube sailing channel. The more we talked about the dream, the more we realized our goal in doing this epic journey was, first and foremost, to learn. Learn about the natural world. Learn about different cultures. Learn about ourselves. With that goal in mind, the question slowly but surely changed from "Should we do this?" to "When are we doing this?" We considered two options. The first option is the one most cruisers seem to choose. We would stick with our careers. Buy a house outside the city. Start a family. Save money. And one day, once the

cruising boat for us. We finally found our new vessel, a 2006 Catalina/Morgan 440, at Channel Island Marina in Oxnard, California. She has the rugged construction of a Morgan and the pleasant livability of a Catalina. There was a cartoon show on when we were kids called Avatar: The Last Airbender. It's about a group of kids on a flying bison who circle the world in order to save it. When it came to naming our new adventure vessel, we could think of nothing

IN LATITUDES After three months of intense boatwork to get Appa ready to cruise, there were still 40 things on my "high priority" to-do list when the time came to join the Ha-Ha. Without the forced exit, we'd probably still be in the boatyard in Ventura working on things. Have a date and stick to it! The projects will never end. Just get going and do them along the way. I hope this article helps inspire other potential cruisers to make the jump, especially younger folks. I hope it proves that this lifestyle is possible without winning the lottery or getting an inheritance from some distant uncle. Finally, if you'd like to keep up with how it's going, I hope you find and follow us on Instagram and YouTube, both under the name The Sailing Bison. — Will 1/3/24


Below: 'Appa' at anchor. Left: Half the fun of cruising is interacting with the locals. Above: Peaceful transfer of power as Will seals the deal on the former 'Annie's Song'. Right: Salty (and sandy) dog, Lu.

better than the name of that flying bison. So here we are, a couple of kids circling the world on our sailing bison, Appa. You might be thinking that, by now, we had the knowledge, experience, cash, and a bluewater boat … what else is there? Well, only the hardest part so far, and where we hear so many other cruisers get stuck: Nobody wants you to go! Your friends don't want to stop hanging out; your family doesn't want you to miss game night; your job doesn't want you to

stop working; banks, governments, religions … everyone wants you to stay. To say you have to be brave to abandon these important parts of land-based life would be an understatement. But we mustered all the courage we could and left the city. Our not-so-secret tactic, which I highly recommend, is signing up for a rally or regatta that gives you a hard deadline you have to meet. Trust me, it's a lot easier to get stuck on the dock than you think. For us, it was the 2023 Baja Ha-Ha.

Convergence — Wylie 65 Sally-Christine Rodgers and Randy Repass Baja Ha-Ha Reflections Santa Cruz A squadron of pelicans flew in formation overhead as 100+ yachts departed San Diego Bay on the 29th Baja Ha-Ha Cruisers Rally. For many, this fun, supportive jaunt is a start to long-distance cruising. For others, it's repeated, year after year — a badge of honor. We never intended to sail the HaHa. When we departed Santa Cruz with our 9-year-old back in 2004, we sailed straight to French Polynesia — 3,500 miles in 15 days. Mexico wasn't even on our radar. But Richard Spindler, the HaHa's Grand Poobah; founder of Latitude 38; Captain of Profligate — and an old friend — said it "might" be his last hurrah, so we decided to join the fray. There are few pleasures so relished as when cruising families have their adult children join them in sailing adventures again. It's even better when they bring their friends. Kent-Harris, that little 9-year-old, is now 29. He brought his girlfriend Emily and college friend Grant to join Convergence as crew. Their trepidation (Grant and Emily, while sailors, had never been offshore) transformed, seasickness aside, turning into palpable enthusiasm, crazy antics, insatiable appetites, and fun. February, 2024 • Latitude 38 • Page 81


Mother Nature put on quite the show as much of the fleet arrived at Bahia Santa Maria.

to be underestimated, this rugged pitch has produced several professional players. The game went on forever. Per Ha-Ha rules, girls always get to go first. On Day Two, cruisers congregated southeast of an eroded outcrop for pricey palomas and fish tacos. The gracious Doña de Mallorca — Richard Spindler's much better half — raised money for charity from the crowd. The tug-of-war, another Ha-Ha tradition, pits weight and brawn against smarts and strategy. Once again, the girls won. We departed amid a carnival of spinnakers in 20 knots of breeze. Following seas frothed, and Kent-Harris spotted two sperm whales — a rare sight. That night, phosphorescence spilled behind us like a bridal veil as stars broke through windows in the clouds. We were sailing nearly dead down, but moving nicely under a bejeweled sky, when the 960-ft Carnival Miracle, going 19 knots, bisected the fleet. Being "out there" doesn't mean you don't have company. Just before our dropping anchor in Bahia Santa Maria, an electrical storm charged the night. The VHF revealed concern. Fork lightning flashed strobe-like, and rain bucketed down, washing salt from our decks. The storm came straight into the bay, our eyes retaining the glow of electrified strikes long after they dispersed. Many sailed north, terrified by the spectacle. Morning was bathed in sun. Chuck, the sailmaker aboard Profligate, fixed numerous shredded spinnakers and mains. I radioed to see if he could fix my garter belt and broken stiletto, but he failed to respond. We swam in 78° water and hailed fishermen hawking $5 langusta and buckets of camarones. In the afternoon, several hundred HaHa crew gathered on a bluff above the beach, where locals cooked up batterfried shrimp and wahoo. A rock 'n' roll band hooked up to a car battery for amplification got everyone on their feet dancing under a tarpaulin. Doña de Mallorca led the conga line. The vibe was all about camaraderie and connection. Richard Spindler, in his coral-pink shirt uniform, mingled with the crowd like the Profit of Fun; everyone vying for his attention. We hiked the bluff to watch breakers stream in. Beyond the mangroves lay Magdalena Bay. Satiated, we pounded out through the surf in pangas, the myriad mast lights surreal in the night. In the morning, the wind returned with a vengeance and the fleet decided to hold off CONVERGENCE


As we closed in on Cedros Island, dolphins zeroed in, sprinting to the bow. Emily, an animal enthusiast, shrilled at the magic of it. Later on, 60 nautical miles offshore, a tiny house finch landed on our deck. A visitation from the other side. It was a clever little spirit to find us and to stay aboard as we surfed at 9 knots. It tucked itself under the open hatch, protected from the wind, fluffed itself up, and slept. Hopping inside the main saloon, it made itself completely at home, bathing in bowls of water and eating pine 2024 marks the 20th year that nuts. It Sally-Christine and Randy have sailed with been circumnavigating aboard us for three 'Convergence'. days until, on warm currents, it departed for land. Turtle Bay was a riot of activity. Shinybacked fish bulleted across the water as sea lions arched and dove with a vengeance. Dolphins rocketed airborne, leaping over and over in a Marineland performance straight to the kid boats, where peals of "Dolphin! Dolphin!" rang out. Frigate birds and dive-bombing pelicanos intersected our massive fleet. Radio chat boasted enviable catches. Having lost three cedar plugs, we were despondent, but made up for it later. Baja Sur is a wasteland. No trees. No shade. No vegetation. But at Turtle Bay, there is a diamond! The Ha-Ha baseball game is renowned. Cruisers and village kids play a continuous game of hits and fielding, while spectators pound down two-dollar beers. Tiny children with determined stances, barely the size of the bats they held, smacked the ball. Not

a 7 a.m. start. Sailing was actually great! Kent-Harris finally caught a 4-ft mahimahi. Grant helped muscle it aboard, its rainbow color reflecting in the sky as its spirit departed. In the morning heat, we passed Los Arcos, and were bombarded by jet skis, pangas, fishing vessels and party boats blasting bad music. An overbuilt mess of architecture crowded a disappearing beach. The first night in Cabo was dancing and debauchery at Squid Roe, a raunchy bar with a construction site feel. The next afternoon, Richard announced to a hungover but willing fleet, "The From Here To Eternity Kissing Contest." Many participated, throwing their partners down

Above: The Ha-Ha fleet at Bahia Santa Maria — 'Convergence' is at center; mothership 'Profligate' is at lower left. Top left: 'Convergence' under sail. The boat is a cat ketch with wishbone booms and unstayed masts. Top center (l to r): Grant, Emily and Kent-Harris with the catch of the day. Top right: This little bird joined the boat 60 miles offshore and stayed for three days.

into the surf like cavemen. Kent-Harris kissed Emily gently, then eased her into the sea, rolling over and over with passion before gallantly helping her to her feet. Burt Lancaster would be proud. A comment on Facebook stated, "Now that's a convergence!" We've seen the elephant and heard the owl, but the Baja Ha-Ha was worth the wait. Thank you, Richard and Doña for the privilege of joining the fun. — Sally-Christine 1/4/24 Editor's Note: The Grand Poobah has

confirmed that there will be another Baja Ha-Ha. The 30th edition of the rally starts November 30, 2024. For more information, go to Where Are They Now? Here's some more catch-up with what some of our 2023 contributors are up to these days. • Planning to ride out cyclone season in New Zealand, Kent and Michelle Dudley of the Florida-based Valiant 42 Jack Iron left Vuda Marina in Fiji on November 4

for the 1,000+ mile journey to NZ's North Island. Concerned that El Niño might affect the season (indeed, Cyclone Lola formed in October), they signed on with weather router John Martin. "He ended up being very helpful," says Kent. Following Martin's advice, they rode a high-pressure system that led safely to the Bay of Islands. If you're a regular Changes reader, you'll remember Kent and Michelle as the ones who had endless trouble with their engine during a Pacific crossing. It would flood with water, conk out during passages, or simply refuse to start at all. A steady procession of mechanics at every stop came aboard to make different diagnoses and "repairs," only to have the engine break down again after they left. The problem was finally traced to a wasp nest inside the vent to the anti-siphon loop — it blocked air from "breaking" the siphon, allowing water to backflush and flood the engine(!). Once the nest was cleared (with a pencil in about two minutes), the engine finally worked properly. But then the transmission absorption plate gave out, rendering the The "fix" at one stop involved engine use- taking 'Jack Iron's engine completely apart. less again. As this was written, Kent had ordered a brand-new Yanmar diesel. It was on the way from Australia. It will be installed sometime this month. • The Fennell family — Vikki, Rowan, Emmy and Lucy — left their Bavaria 46E Taliesin Rose in Mexico and have been back home in Port Townsend for a while now. (You'll recall Vikki wrote The Route Less Traveled, an excellent multi-part series on out-of-the-way places to stop in Mexico and Central America after the HaHa.) Rowan has been skippering La Vie en Rose, a lovely, cold-molded 40-ft yawl donated to the Northwest Maritime Center and used for charters and sail training. Vikki and Rowan have also gotten back into racing and a bit of local cruising. They brushed the cobwebs off their Moore 24 Paramour and took part in that fleet's Hood River Regatta in July — Rowan driving, Vikki on the bow, Rowan's brother JACK IRON



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CHANGES the San Juan Islands and BC every sum- had huge, surfable waves on either side, miles out from shore. Of course, we had mer," says Vikki. • When Shane Engelman and Karina to check out beautiful San Carlos, where we stayed for a few days. Durand appeared in the Finally, the longest leg to April issue (Shane penning Peñasco, where we had the an informative piece on boat shrink-wrapped for the working remotely), the plan summer while we hoped was to sail their Berkeleyfor the best regarding the based Ericson 36C Outstorm season." Run across the Pacific from It all paid off and the Mexico. But as they stood boat was in good shape to in front of the envoy in the splash in November, when it French Embassy in Mexico was onward to Puerto RefuCity, about to get visas for gio, Bahia de los Ángeles, French Polynesia, they realized they hadn't really done It's one more year in Mexico and where they are now, "The fantastic town of Santa justice to the Sea of Cortez, for Shane and Karina. "So we decided to stay another season," Rosalia." Next up is Loreto and Puerto Escondido. Shane and Karina figure they'll says Shane. The plan was to head north on the likely depart for French Polynesia from mainland side, so they could ride the Zihuatanejo sometime in the next few northerlies back south on the Baja (aka months. "the good") side. "We trekked from La Cruise Notes Cruz de Huanacaxtle to Mazatlán, where • After an intense, 30-month refit, Jawe enjoyed a relaxing 19-day stay at El Cid marina/resort," says Shane. "We mie and Behan Gifford's Stevens 47 Tothen continued onward to Topolobampo tem finally departed Mexico's Puerto Peto get diesel, where the channel entrance ñasco boatyard to resume a decade and a




Nathaniel in the pit and good friend John Kernot trimming. "The Gorge did not disappoint, with winds up to The Fennell family flying 25 kts, but low. Originally from Sau- we kept the salito, they're now based in wheels on the the PNW. bus with no wipeouts and took second for the regatta," says Vikki. In August, the couple celebrated their 19th anniversary with a week-long cruise aboard the new-to-them Thunderbird 26 Blewbird, down the Hood Canal to Summer Tide Resort in Tahuya. They then transitioned Blewbird from cruising mode to racing mode for the Thunderbird Internationals, again sailing with friends. Late last year, Rowan headed down to Mexico to relaunch Taliesin Rose for a short family cruise in the Sea of Cortez before delivering the boat back up to the PNW. "Future plans are family cruising in




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Left: Jess and Ben. Right: 'Noctiluca' looking decidedly unchonky.

as fast as the other boats in the fleet." That said, "We love our Noctiluca dearly, yet we can't deny that the light downwind days of the Ha-Ha frequently devolved into trials of patience, especially without a spinnaker. "Instead, we travel with sturdy bluewater sails, allowing us to thrive in heavy winds. When those 30-knot gusts roll in, we finally reach our hull speed of 7.5 knots. And what Noctiluca lacks in agility, she makes up for in sheer comfort. We might need a gale to get us moving, but we're a beacon of stability in a sea of swaying masts." • Yes, we're aware that the goal of many cruisers is NOT to have a defined itinerary or schedule they have to stick to. That said, a trio of events happen in Mexico in February and March that can add

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Ê ÎÊ /Ê* ,-" Ê£ä Ê£ Ç{Ê°Ê Sad to see Î her go. Selling AS IS. Overbuilt brick-house daysailer. Needs TLC. Atomic 4, 2-burner alcohol stove, ice box, V-berth new cushions, older Autohelm, simple instruments, cleans up nicely. Needs composting head to replace ancient OEM inoperative, noncompliant-today LectraSan (no holding tank). Sails beautifully, like your dad’s old Oldsmobile with a bench seat and a big block. She loves wind! 30 kts? Maybe think about reefing. If I had the time, I’d restore her myself, but life threw curves. There’s a story to tell, from our friend who passed her on to us when he too passed on. Want her to go to a good home. Fix her up. Sail her to Cabo. Fun times ahead! $7,000. Alameda (707) 580-2868

Ê nÊ /Ê , ÊÎxÊ£ ÈÎÊ°Ê ‘Querida’ is a Î unique A35 with a balanced helm, Monitor, Westerbeke diesel, and a custom dinghy/dodger! There are so many upgrades, but the space here is limited. She’s worth the trip to see if you are seriously in the market for a capable, old-school bluewater cruiser. $19,900. L.A. Harbor

Ê ÓÊ /Ê ,, - " Ê £ nÊ° Ê BeautiÎ ful, strong cruising cutter. Herreshoffdesigned bowsprit and boomkin, coldmolded hull, full lead keel, spruce spars, sails in great condition (mainsail with 3 reefs; stays’l, jib; 120% Dacron; 120% 1.5 oz. nylon; storm sail; trys’l); Aries wind vane self-steering; 10-ft fiberglass dinghy; no engine; sail into and out of upwind Berkeley berth or use 16-ft oar; 4 anchors (45# 35# 25# CQR, fisherman); windlass. Sail this beauty around the world. Call Ken’s cell. $29,500. Berkeley, CA (925) 786-7878

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Ê {°ÇxÊ /Ê , Ê ÎxÊ 9 7 Ê £ È{ xÊ°Ê Î ‘Calypso,’ hull #111, built 1964 Bristol, RI. 35-ft LOA, 9-ft beam, 5-ft 4-in draft. Full suit of sails: Doyle StackPack full-batten main, Doyle genoa on Reef Rite furler, mizzen, spinnaker, main and mizzen staysails. Westerbeke Universal M4-30 diesel with 640 hrs (since new). C-Head composting head. Decks completely rebuilt. Raymarine radar, GPS, depthfinder, Icom VHS, etc. Solid cruiser in seaworthy condition. $12,000 OBO. Onancock, VA (Chesapeake Bay) (757) 9992088

Ê {Ê /Ê ÊÎ{Ê Ê Ê£ ÇÇÊ°ÊAll new paint Î from waterline up! Many upgrades with all deck hardware remounted following the paint upgrade. Wheel steering and a Westerbeke 30 diesel. Good sail inventory. $19,500. San Rafael (415) 6866998

Ê ÓÊ /Ê 7 -/- Ê ÎÓÊ £ Ç{Ê°Ê Aft cockpit Î cutter-rigged sailboat. Above-average condition. Have appraisal. Boat was not lived in. Very rare and wellkept sailboat. Serious buyers only. Email only. Will send more photos and appraisal to serious buyers through email. $55,000. Coyote Point, CA (707) 317-8073 Ê ÎÊ /Ê Ê ÎÎÊ £ ǣʰ Ê Classic olderÎ style sloop with modified scoop stern. Strong Volvo diesel 487 hrs. Harken roller furling. Tiller, older sails. Relocating and priced to sell. $5,900 O B O . E m e r y C o v e Ya c h t H a r b o r (747) 286-8311

Ê ÓÊ /Ê Î 1Ê // Ê £ nxÊ°Ê Beautiful Jeanneau. New sails, rigging, and painted hull in 2021. Engine serviced regularly, divers every 2 months. All lines run to cockpit. Sails great on the bay — these boats have been sailed worldwide. Working galley. $21,000. Emery Cove Marina, Emeryville (510) 725-1825

Ê ÓÊ /Ê ", Ê£ ÇÈÊ°Ê REDUCED! This Î is a great little sailboat. Former owner made it electric; his schematics drawings on board. Outboard, but old (can get a new one for better/higher offer), Survey in last 2 years, valued at up to $13,750 per survey, I will consider reasonable offers close. It is at Blu Harbor in Redwood City (old Pete’s Harbor inner harbor). Contact Al or Blu Harbormaster. $5,200 OBO. Redwood City, CA (650) 270-0066

Ê {Ê /Ê / " Ê £ nÈÊ°Ê ‘Ghost’ is for sale. Î Huge interior. I’ve been told it has the interior of a 50-ft. Three-cylinder Volvo Penta. Folding prop. Good bones but needs a good amount of TLC. Can be seen at the Stockton Sailing Club, “D” dock, #26. $6,500 TRADE smaller motor boat, motorcycle, car, truck, or ? / OBO. Stockton, CA (209) 564-2958 Ê {Ê /Ê6 "Ê{xÊ£ n{Ê°Ê Vindo 45 model Î refers to the 45 sq meters of sail. Featured in Ferenc Máté’s book World’s Best Sailboats and John Neal’s list of cruising boats to consider. Very special boat, only a few in California. $34,950 (925) 948-5613


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Ê xÊ /Ê- / ÊÎxÊ£ Ç Ê°ÊFair condition, Î needs TLC, sails complete. As is. Role: Racer/Cruiser. Waterline length: 26.50 ft. Beam: 11.92 ft. Draft: 6.25 ft. Displacement: 8,500 lb. Ballast: 3,300 lb. Engine: Volvo Penta MD7A 13 hp diesel — good condition. Please text. $4,500. Richmond (415) 819-4515

Ê ÎÊ /Ê* Ê- , /Ê , ÊÎ£Ê Î £ ÇnÊ°Ê Stout boat of legendary strength and seaworthiness. Highly sought-after for bluewater sailing. She is in excellent condition, spartan appointments and in original condition with no modifications. Newer standing rig, crisp sails, fresh bottom job. $45,000. Alameda

Ê ÎÊ /Ê -7 "7Ê , /Ê -7 /Ê ÎÎÊ Î £ ÇnÊ°ÊAbsolutely beautiful from all angles, inside and out, Bristol. Volvo 30 hp diesel with only 200 hrs. 100 gal water tank, 30 gal fuel, new electronics, refrigeration, autopilot, new mainsail, all new standing rigging, new Awlgrip paint 2022, threeburner stove with oven, spacious teak interior, new Restoration Hardware/Sunbrella upholstery, large cockpit, shower with new head and hot water, tons of storage. Great sailing boat: an unforgettable must-see. $65,000. Richmond, CA (707) 484-7071

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Ê ÎÊ /Ê, ,Ê£ ÇäÊ°ÊActively sailed and Î raced boat. New Yanmar diesel (115 hrs), 2022 chainplates removed, inspected, and rebedded. Roller-furling jib, main with lazy jacks, spinnaker. Tiller steering with autopilot. Priced for quick sale due to partner’s health. $16,000. Berkeley Marina (510) 708-5581

Ê {Ê /Ê ÊÎ{Ê Ê Ê£ ÇnÊ°ÊA wonderful Î bay and coastal cruiser in great condition. New bottom paint, seacocks, and packing gland June 2023. Westerbeke 30 diesel. Dinghy and outboard included. Open to best offer! $26,500 OBO. Alameda, CA 510-332-1492

Ê ÈÊ /Ê 1- Î Ê 1-/" Ê ÓääÓÊ°Ê Price-to-sell. Boat valued at $34k in 2018 survey with many upgrades. Steel-hulled Brent Swain design built by the legendary Winston Bushnell of Nanaimo, BC. Simple, stout, solid. Currently in Puerto Vallarta. Finally time to say goodbye to our sweet ‘Dove.’ All wood interior. Easy to sail. AIS, Autopilot, Solar, Dometic Fridge, New Battery Bank. Fantastic cold-weather boat with diesel heater. 85 gal diesel fuel tank with marinized Isuzu tractor engine that has run for 7 years and hundreds of hours without a glitch. 150 gal water storage. We chartered her for years in Port San Luis before sailing her south to Mexico. Can deliver anywhere in the world or buy her with transferable slip. 0 $24,000. Puerto Vallarta, MX (707) 8451739


Ê nÊ /Ê , Ê- ""*Ê£ Ç Ê°Ê‘Osprey’ is Î a ferrocement-constructed hull finished in Santa Cruz, w/55hp Westerbeke diesel (168 hrs) w/”spare parts kit,” twin Racors w/case of filters, 2 steel 25 gal fuel tanks beneath cockpit, tiller steering, full keel, 6-ft 5-in headroom in main salon, 6-ft1-in in galley/nav station, Aries Standard vane, 2 electronic autotiller units, 20-mi Raytheon radar (to be installed), minimal other electronics, 26,000 lbs displacement, incl 11,000 lbs internal ballast. Aluminum spars, new SS standing rigging, 4 new 6V sealed Cat batteries in 2018, 2 sets ground tackle, head w/Y-valve and tank, working set of sails plus spare main. Built as a bluewater cruiser, ‘Osprey’ needs some TLC to personal specs. $14,500 OBO. Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, CA (907) 602-3523

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Ê 9 Ê ÎÇÊ Ê ÓÊ 1// ,Ê°Ê Bluewater / cruiser, plenty of head room and storage. She is sound but is a project boat. Needs work on motor and some electrical. Batteries in good shape, all new thru hull fittings. New standing rigging, electrical wiring and LED lights, VHF antenna of this past year. Brought overland from East Coast so lifelines, stanchions and bow sprit were removed and need to be reinstalled (all included). Stainless frames for dodger and Bimini but no canvas. Sails and covers in fair condition. Interior cushions in good condition. Nice interior layout. Priced to reflect engine and other work to be completed. $25,000. Sausalito (415) 4136707

Ê ÈÊ /Ê - Ê£ ÇÇÊ°ÊBluewater-ready Î turnkey sailboat. 55 hrs on new Yanmar 30 hp, navigation autopilot, leather interior hand-carved wood. Dickinson diesel heater, full head with hot shower, full galley and more. Great liveaboard with large V-berth, comes with transferable slip! $25,000 OBO. Newport, OR Suresh(510) 459-8018or Dustin 808 756 1389

Ê nÊ /Ê ,, , ÊÎnÊ£ nÇÊ°Ê Imported by Î Sven Svendsen. 2023, mast removed with new standing rigging installed, two new batteries, two new compasses, new bottom paint, new zincs, new service of the outdrive/prop, hydraulic outhaul, vang and mast bend, twocylinder Volvo recently serviced with oil change/pump/filters, all work done by Svendsen. Two mainsails, two spinnakers, genoa and two roller jibs, spinnaker pole, Ballenger mast and boom. $22,500. Pt. Richmond Marina, CA (510) 914-1289 ÎnÊ /Ê ", Ê ÎnÓÊ £ Çn°Ê Already in Paradise. Based in Puerto Escondido, Baja Sur, Mexico. Located in a stunning national park full of beautiful islands with beautiful anchorages. Easy flight from LAX on Alaska or Phoenix on American. Ted Brewer-designed racer/cruiser fin keel with a skeg-hung rudder. Fitted with an improved 384 rudder. Sails like a dream. Available in January. Too much equipment to list. Email for details. $33,500. Puerto Escondido, Baja Sur, MX (907) 687-9975


Ê ÈÊ /Ê ,,Ê ÎÈÊ £ ÇÇÊ°Ê ‘Sweet Okole’ Î – Bruce Farr-designed, 36-ft with coldmolded construction. 2017 Southern carbon spar and boom plus full set of Ullman sails from Dave Hodges. Raft and safety gear for more crossings. We have done 15 crossings: first overall in ’81 Transpac, second overall in ’85 Transpac, first in class in ’19 Transpac, second in class in ’23 Transpac, multiple class wins in Pac Cup. Would consider sailing with the buyer to Hawaii on 2024 Pac Cup. $75,000. Richmond Yacht Club (510) 6041990

Ê ÓÊ /Ê 6 Ê { Ê -/ /Ê , Ê £ ÇÇÊ°Ê Built in England, fiberglass sloop with Perkins diesel, BorgWarner transmission. Sailed across Atlantic shorthanded. New mainsail 2022, four headsails, new stainless rigging and lifelines 2023. Runs and sails well, but electronics need upgrading. Lewmar 44 main winches, Lofrans anchor windlass, hydraulic steering. $19,000. Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, CA (626) 4758522

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{äÊ /Ê6 /Ê{äÊ£ ÇÈ°ÊThe fast, comfortable, Perry-designed cruising classic, well-cared-for by experienced owners. Loads of equipment and spares, including Beta 43 diesel, Monitor steering vane, aluminum RIB with outboard, Spectra watermaker. Hull #124, no hull blister issues. ‘Galivant’ is located, afloat, in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico (six hours from Tucson) until March. Price of this capable offshore cruiser recently reduced to $49,000. Video tour, details and photos upon request. $49,000. Marina Fonatur, Guaymas, MX (410) 831-0113 {È°xÊ /Ê ", Ê {ÈÓÊ £ n£°Ê Solid cruiser. Comfortable boat will make a great liveaboard. Ten-hour daysail south to Puerto Vallarta. Overnight sail north to Mazatlán. New stainless steel port lights. Reconditioned hatches. New instruments. Reconditioned engine. $30,000 OBO. Marina Fonatur, San Blas, Nayarit, MX morgan462

{ÇÊ /Ê 1/ /Ê{ÎÊ£ nx°ÊJust returned from six months cruising Desolation Sound and the waters of British Columbia, ‘Grace’ is the much sought-after Sparkman & Stephens-designed Nauticat 43 ketch, built to exacting standards by Siltala Yachts of Finland. Considered by many to be the ultimate motorsailer, the Nauticat 43 has a nice turn of speed under sail while still providing her crew with all the comforts and protection of an enclosed pilothouse. This vessel has been extensively upgraded and outfitted for safe and comfortable full-time living off-grid cruising anywhere in the world. For more photos and details visit website. $189,000. Puget Sound, WA (206) 309-6148 www.

{ÇÊ /Ê / Ê ,* / ,Ê "Ê - * 9 , Ê £ xÇ°Ê Ketch with 11-ft beam, 7-ft draft. Hull is strip-planked tongue and grooved. This vessel was built by naval architect Ted Carpentier, who also worked as an engineer for Hughes Aircraft and was a personal friend of Howard Huges. It was custom-built for the CEO of United Airlines (the original spinnaker is in United Airlines colors). I have owned this boat since 1996. The interior has been refinished, Elco EN7000 motor installed, teak deck and a new carbon fiber mast and boom and new toilet are ready to be installed. Coast Guard Vessel documented. She is a fine vessel in the San Francisco Bay area. $85,000 OBO. San Francisco Bay Area (510) 967-8421

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{ÎÊ /Ê- , * /9Ê{ÎÊ£ n£°ÊVery well equipped for cruising, this classic Doug Peterson design is located in Mexico and is seriously for sale after a circumnavigation. Universal diesel, two spins, two mains, Moniter vane, Maxwell windlass and much more. $54,500 OBO. Mexico

{£Ê /Ê 1 -/ ,Ê Ê / Ê £ Çx°Ê I have owned and sailed ‘Someday’ for 40 years. Always maintained till last 2 yrs (since my old age set in). Systems in good functioning order, approx 3000 hrs since Perkins 4-108 professional rebuild. Rigging inspected annually. Sails (main, jib, 160 and 120 genoas) in excellent condition. Sails well. Comfortable liveaboard. Inflatable Avon tender with low-hrs Merc outboard, 5 anchors, 3/8in chain rode, 500W solar. Appearance needs attention. Hauled with new fiveyear Pettit bottom paint Feb. 2023. Enjoy living aboard free at anchor in Mexico or beautiful bays of Central America, or anywhere. Contact Bill Nokes for more information. $34,900. Puerto Vallarta, MX (541) 587-4490 or cell (541) 361-0239

{nÊ /Ê / 1Ê Ê £ Çn°Ê Aluminum cutter-ketch lying in French Polynesia and awaiting your offshore adventure – Cooks, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Antarctica! Built by one of France’s most renowned yards, and launched in 1978, ‘Athanor’ was fully refitted in Seattle in 2015: new engine, sails, rigging, electronics, coatings, watermaker, etc. Light use since arriving in Polynesia (COVID lockdowns). Meticulously upgraded and maintained, she’s truly ready to splash and sail whichever direction you want to go! Safety, comfort, and speed. Import tax paid, with a hardstand in place, making the logistics of taking ownership simple. View details at website or email for more information. $130,000. French Polynesia (Raiatea) ym5mfsd6

{ÎÊ /Ê 1-/" Ê- " Ê / Ê£ ÇÎ°Ê Professionally built of mahogany over oak, ‘Debonair’ has been lovingly maintained and extensively upgraded. A seaworthy passagemaker, ‘Debonair’ recently completed a 16,000nm Pacific tour. From rig to sails, systems to safety, ‘Debonair’s voyage-ready. $74,900. Port Hadlock, WA www.tinyurl. com/2s36wtce

{ Ê /Ê 1-/" Ê " / Ê * / ,-" Ê - ""*Ê£ nn°ÊSolid performance racer/ cruiser. Spacious headroom, storage, large galley and main saloon, with roomy aft cabin and separate head. Rod rigging, great winches and running rigging layout. $70,000 OBO or Trade. Sausalito, CA (415) 613-3665

{ÈÊ /Ê-/ Ê9 7 ]Ê 1 Ê, /ÊÓääx°Ê ‘Endeavor’ is a strong, sea-kindly vessel, designed by Henk Tingen and built in Holland in 1958. Purchased 1987 and brought back from near-extinction. We had 13 years cruising about the world; maybe now it’s your turn. Fall in love with your dream boat. Lots of good kit included, can be ready to sail to Norway in 2023! Contact C. Masters for complete list. $100,000. Ipswich, Suffolk, UK (206) 9603793 {nÊ /Ê-1 " -/Ê£ nä°ÊType of vessel: ketch. Estimated speed: 10 kt power, 6-8 kt sail. Built Netherlands 1980. Time of lay-up: fall 2012. Hull: length 48-ft, beam 15-ft, draft 7-ft. Frames: varied dimensional steel. Topsides single skin steel plate, 1/4 thick estimated; bottom single skin steel plate, 1/4 thick estimated; deck and bulkheads steel plate. Hull layout: V-berth, forward head, forward triple berth, settee/berth, chart station, galley, captain’s berth, engine/machinery/ maintenance room, after master bath, after head, straight inboard diesel engine auxiliary powered. New bow thruster (2010), electronics, autopilot, forward underwater sonar. Six-cyl Leyland diesel, midline, 350 gal water, 250 gal fuel. Pictures at website. $54,900. Cleveland, OH (954) 235-2527

{ÇÊ /Ê 6 " Ê £ Ç °Ê Bluewater Yachts Vagabond ketch. The true image of an offshore cruising yacht, the classic, beautiful William Garden center cockpit ketch is a proven bluewater cruiser. Contact for links with photos, full description. 2022 AIS, watermaker, wind/solar, $125,000 OBO. La Paz, MX (206) 818-3955

{nÊ , ,Ê / Ê £ Çä°Ê Newly rebuilt motor (runs good). New upholstery. Good liveaboard. Needs some work. Call or text Jim. $9,500. San Francisco (209) 756-7991

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ÈäÊ /Ê 1-/" Ê , " Ê£ Ç°ÊJust back from NZ! This 60-ft steel schooner will take you anywhere you want to go. Available to view in Tiburon. $200,000. Tiburon (707) 499-9414

ÈäÊ /Ê ,/" Ê- "" ,ÊÓäää°ÊAttention wood boat enthusiast! Schooner ‘Latitude’ is for sale. Custom-built wood schooner designed by Joe Hartog. Coldmolded mahogany hull. Plank deck over marine plywood. For more information, call or visit our website! Partial trade considered for small trailerable fishing boat. $52,000 OBO. Richmond, CA (408) 406-3884

x{Ê /Ê 1Êx{Ê -ÊÓää °ÊFully loaded in mint condition — This boat was truly loved on! She is ready to take you anywhere in the world with safety, class and style. Please call for extensive inventory list. Must see her! $425,000. Alameda, CA (559) 269-7669


ÓnÊ /Ê " / , 9Ê ** ,Ê £ £n°Ê Beautiful and solid example of the most famous boats on the Bay. 1918 Monterey Clipper built in Sausalito. Unique and very rare. Plumb bow. Power from a Perkins 108. Marine survey available. Email me and we can set up a time to talk and see her in person. $15,000. San Francisco ÓÇÊ /Ê , - *Ê- ""*Ê£ {{°ÊHuge REDUCTION on this West Coast-built classic wooden Friendship Sloop. ‘Tia Mia’ was mentioned p. 66 of Latitude 38 September issue. Her total rebuild is 80% complete. 40 new oak ribs, bronze fasteners, new cabin, new deck. Sabb diesel. September haulout/bottom paint. Terms possible. $10,000 OBO. San Rafael (808) 319-6916

ÇÎÊ /Ê , Ê -Ê - "" ,Ê £ Ç°ÊGaff-rigged schooner built by Capt. John Maher, Master Shipwright Mike Winterburn. Built to cruise the Inside Passage and Alaska. Turbo John Deere 6068 TFM engine. 34-inch Max-Prop. Watermaker. New Webasto diesel heater system. Abovedeck galley with Sigmar diesel cookstove. 12V refrigerator. Outback inverter electrical system. Belowdeck bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Aft sleeping cabin and forward sleeping cabin. Main hold sleeps seven. Full set of Force 10 sails. Can be seen in Port Townsend, WA. $500,000. Port Townsend, WA (808) 283-2461

ÎnÊ /Ê // 1, Ê£ xx°ÊMahoghanyplanked on oak frames. Needs varnish and paint, engine work if you must. Now berthed in Berkeley, she wants to wants to get her sails wet! I am nearly 80 and she is only 68 and needs a stiff breeze! No leaks. Decent old sails ready to sail today. Bottom refastened with hundreds of bronze screws, then corked and painted. Will instruct in sailing, varnishing, Cetol application, and bottom caulking/painting. New carburetor included! $199 OBO. Berkeley Marina I Dock (510) 527-3600


ÎäÊ /Ê " Ê Ê ,1 - ,Ê £ ÎÈ°ÊUnder roof in San Rafael. Beautiful interior, sleeps 5. Four-cylinder diesel. All new Renogy electric system. New cushions and curtains by Marcia of San Rafael. We use her all the time on the Bay. $65,000. San Rafael Yacht Harbor (707) 884-4836

MULTIHULLS ÎÈÊ /Ê* +Ê£ n °ÊCompletely ready for cruising adventure and conveniently located in the Sea of Cortez! Fast, fun and easy to sail. For photos and more info see website. $75,000. Sea of Cortez (831) 295-3219 Î{Ê /Ê - ,1 ,Ê /, , Ê £ nn°Ê Brown Searunner 34 trimaran. Epoxybuilt. Cutter-rigged sails in very good to excellent condition. Spinnaker with sock. Raymarine C120 chartplotter with radar separate Raymarine tridata. Autopilot, two-speed self-tailing winches, Honda top end on saildrive. Dodger and sunshade with side curtains. Tenft Zodiac with Honda 4-stroke. Three anchors, windlass. Solar, 2 new 100 amp batteries. Recent survey. $25,000 (707) 349-6664

ÓÈÊ /Ê 1-/" Ê / , Ê Óäää°Ê ‘PAJA’ is a custom-designed and -built 26-ft catamaran. She is a solid boat, fun to sail, and has been in the fresh waters of the Delta for all her 23 years. The boat’s core is Corecell, with aluminum crossbeams. In June 2023, the bottom was sanded down and a new barrier/ bottom paint applied. She has new running rigging completed this year. $20,000 OBO. Hidden Harbor, Rio Vista, CA PETER@THEALLENSITE.COM (916) 538-1530 Î£Ê /Ê ",- ,É ,, ,Ê Î£,ÊÓääÓ°Ê A dry-sailed, US-fabricated and assembled racing/cruising folding trimaran (and trailer), designed by Ian Farrier and customized by Mike Leneman of Multi Marine. This is one of the lightest and fastest boats on the West Coast. $72,500. Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, CA (310) 770-1103

ÓÇ°xÊ /Ê 1 ,-Ê-*",/Ê - ,Ê£ Çn°Ê Gas-powered 350s with V-drives. Closedin flybridge with nice interior and some fishing equipment. She’s been in covered slip most of her life. $11,000. Alameda Marina (510) 2051695

, , ,1 - ,Ê /Ê -"1/ Ê Ê , ",°Ê1986 Dehler 34, racer-cruiser, tiller, Yanmar. Non-equity sailing partnership. Semi-annual maintenance contribution of $500 is required. Monthly: $300 for two pre-assigned weekend days and four weekdays. Fuel, electricity, parking, insurance. Call/text. $500. South Beach Harbor (650) 670-5300


PARTNERSHIPS - ÊÓx¯Ê " +1 /9Ê* ,/ ,Ê - 7 Ê £äääÊ / , °Ê Solid, clean, safe, comfortable, fun catamaran. Convenient location. Easy scheduling/ sharing. See website. Email sailing résumé and three references. Price to be negotiated – between $500-$1,000/ month. For one week-plus use per month Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, Richmond, CA (925) 303-3747 " "7 ,É- ** ,Ê 7 / °Ê Age (30) seeking experience — looking for a friend on my 30-ft Newport in Grand Marina. ‘Elise’ is solid with a sleek interior and good Yanmar. She’s a nice boat. Already been to the boatyard. Working toward local cruising. $7,500. Grand Marina

{£Ê /Ê / 1°ÊCo-own a 41-ft Beneteau in West Harbor. Beautiful Golden Gate Bridge views from slip. Meticulously maintained sailboat located off Marina Blvd, by Gate 13. Two cabins and two heads. Looking for a 50% owner who wants to get out on the Bay and sail, believes in the importance of investing in maintenance, and appreciates the amazing location off Marina Blvd. One-time fee for 50% of the boat value, plus 50% of monthly costs, including maintenance fund. Other partnership arrangements will be considered. Only 1 partner. No co-ownership of actual slip. Slip doesn’t transfer. Liveaboards not allowed in marina. $70,000. S.F. West Harbor (415) 244-5422 "" Ê ",Ê " /Ê * ,/ ,- *°Ê Looking for partnership on 30-50-ft sailboat, preferably East Bay. Equity and non-equity considered. Have 20+ years of experience sailing on the Bay and chartering internationally. I have partnered successfully on a 31-ft Beneteau for five years. Now I have a small sailing dog that I want to sail with me and the others are allergic. Looking for a clean boat in good condition that is sailed regularly, and responsible, nice sail partners. Berkeley

/, ,°ÊThree-axle boat trailer, used to transport my 31-ft Cheoy Lee full-keel sailboat. Trailer only. $7,500. Humboldt County

BERTHS & SLIPS , , Ê-° °Ê90 FT Slip. The best 90-ft slip opportunity in San Francisco Bay in decades is available for a discerning owner. San Francisco West Harbor just 30 yards to the St. Francis Yacht Club. Visit website. Serious? Contact harbormaster. SF West Harbor * , Ê Î Ê - *° Ê G r e a t 4 5 - f t “E” dock slip for sale or rent. (925) 7083374

äÊ /Ê - *Ê Ê - Ê , - "Ê 9°Ê This ideally-located 90-ft slip is available for the first time. Located just steps to the St. Francis Yacht Club with iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and quick access to the city, Palace of Fine Arts, Crissy Field, and much more. Enjoy celebrated events such as Fleet Week, Opening Day on the Bay, Rolex Big Boat Series, and SailGP. This is a rare chance to bypass the multi-year waitlist and have your own piece of nautical paradise to enjoy now. $1,000,000. San Francisco Bay | West Harbor (714) 345-8330 , 7"" Ê /9Ê , Ê- *-Ê 6 °ÊSlips 30 -75 at great rates! Amenities: parking, bathrooms, laundry, pumpout, free wi-fi, keyless entry. Guest berths also available. Call for availability. 451 Seaport Court, Redwood City, CA 94063 (650) 3064150

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*" /Ê , " Ê /"7 " °Ê 1314 Mallard Dr. Indulge in waterfront bliss at this Point Richmond townhome. With 2 beds, 2.5 baths, and a 2,202 sq ft floor plan, this residence offers a 34-ft-deep water dock for sailing, paddleboarding, or fishing. The open living area connects seamlessly to an updated kitchen. Upstairs, two ensuite bedrooms provide comfort, with the primary featuring a double sink and a steam shower. A balcony off the second bedroom offers serene water views. An inspiring office space, storage shed, practical garage, and dedicated laundry room enhance functionality. Enjoy easy access to scenic trails and proximity to Richmond Yacht Club and major highways. Contact Nathan Jines. $1,345,000. Richmond, CA 94801 (510) 220-4714

Ê " -/Ê "// Ê ",Ê , /°Ê Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from this lovely 3BR, 1BA home perched above the gentle shore of Beal’s Cove, perfect for kayaking adventures, watching wildlife, and relaxing by the sea as the afternoon light floods the windows. You’ll love exploring all the islands have to offer during the day and retreating to the cottage in the evenings to catch the gorgeous pink, purple and orange hues of a Harpswell sunset. 866-8350500

, / Ê 7 / , ," /Ê Ê /"7 " °ÊDramatic waterfront Alameda 3BR/2.5 BA townhome with a private 44-ft deep-water slip attached to the property. An impressive 2,054 sq ft with multiple living spaces all designed to overlook the glistening Ballena Bay. $1,249,000 (510) 701-6497 0AGE s Latitude 38 s &EBRUARY

" / Ê " Ê ÉÊ "1- " /°Ê A rare opportunity to have a unique waterfront (literally ON the water) building. The structure is built on a 16 x 40 concrete barge produced by the renowned Aquamaison in Sausalito, the premier builder of most of the houseboats that populate Sausalito and Alameda. The interior space currently consists of one large front office space (reception, lounge, office or?), a back office or conference room, a large storage area/ kitchenette, and expansive ‘basement’ storage with two access hatches. Use this ‘as-is’ for an office, studio, workshop, or? Or convert to a one bedroom, one bath home, add a roof deck, lots of potential! Currently berthed in Marina Village, Alameda. $175,000. Alameda, CA 415-606-2634

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 1-/" Ê 6 -Ê- "*°ÊThe Canvas Works is seeking one or more active managing partners to succeed us as we navigate a smooth transition to retirement. We have an experienced team of expert craftspeople, a strong customer base, name recognition, and a convenient workshop and dock space on the charming and historic Sausalito waterfront. We’re looking for experience with small-business operations, workflow scheduling, customer service, the ability to reprioritize on the fly, unfailing attention to detail; someone who enjoys work and people, and has a sense of humor. We don’t have a hard deadline or specific ownership structure in mind, but are committed to exploring any arrangement that allows The Canvas Works to continue to thrive.


9 /Ê ," ,Ê 7 / Ê Ê - 1 - /"Ê " °Ê Oceanic Yacht Sales has an available position in brokerage power and sailboat sales at our Northern California premier waterfront office location, which includes a high-visibility sales dock. Established in 1991, Oceanic has been in the same Sausalito location at Clipper Yacht Harbor for 32 years. Join our team of experienced salespeople and enjoy strong management support and excellent marketing tools, as well as Oceanic’s outstanding name-brand awareness and reputation. Sausalito, CA (415) 3770866

, Ê- Ê -/,1 /",-°ÊModern Sailing School and Club is looking for sailing instructors to join our growing team! USCG OUPV License is required, though if you are interested in getting your captain’s license we can help there too. We have opportunities to teach aboard both tiller-steered sportboats and wheelsteered cruising vessels ranging from 24- to 50-ft. We focus on the education of adults in a fun, welcoming and safetyoriented environment. With locations in Sausalito and Berkeley we are just minutes from the best sailing grounds on San Francisco Bay! Do you enjoy racing? Our performance program is going strong and we need racing- and spinnaker-experienced captains as well. US Sailing and ASA Instructors welcome! Competitive pay! Free boat use! Sausalito & Berkeley (415) 3318250

/7"Ê , ",-Ê , ",Ê * /," Ê *"- / " -Ê 6 °Ê Positions available for 2023 season! Two Harbors Harbor Department, on the west end of Catalina Island. Looking for experienced boat operators for seasonal harbor patrol positions (March–October). Harbor patrol assigns and facilitates the use of 700+ moorings on the west end of Catalina Island and assists with transporting passengers to and from shore. USCG license required for passenger transport, seasonal mooring included for patrol personnel with liveaboard vessels. Rates from $18-$21/hr. Two Harbors, Catalina (310) 510-4201

- "Ê- Ê Ê 6 -Ê -Ê , ÊpÊ 1 / * Ê *"- / " -°Ê SLO Sail and Canvas is hiring for multiple positions in our busy sail loft in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California. We specialize in building boat covers, trampolines, and sails for sailing dinghies, one-designs, and beach catamarans. The following job opportunities are open for immediate fulfillment: Sailmaking Department Manager, Manufacturing Assistant — Industrial Department, Production Sewing & Prep — Trampoline or Boat Cover Department, and Office Assistant. To learn more about each job opening, visit website. (805) 4796122 ext.9

-/,1 /",-Ê7 / °ÊJoin the captains at Club Nautique and start teaching US Sailing’s most comprehensive curriculum of sail and power courses, both offshore and inshore, in the nation. We have openings now for USCG-licensed captains who exhibit exceptional communication and boating skills, and the willingness to train and work in a professional environment. All instructors are classified as employees, not independent contractors. $28-$35 depending on experience. (510) 865-4700 x313

8* , Ê 9 /Ê ," ,Ê ÉÊ - -* ,-" Ê °Ê Rubicon Yachts is seeking a professional yacht broker/salesperson for its new Alameda, CA office. Yacht sales experience required, must be a self-starter, membership in CYBA is a plus. Contact owner/broker Mark Miner. Alameda, CA - Ê - Ê / ,Ê qÊ " /, /Ê Ê6" 1 / ,Ê*"- / " -Ê "* °Ê Community Engagement Coordinator, Graphic Artist, Photographer(s) wanted as contractors or volunteers. Volunteer docents wanted for educational science exhibitions. Ask about other roles. (510) 390-5727

" Ê"1,Ê/ Ê" Ê -/,1 /",-t. Spinnaker Sailing in Redwood City is looking for ASA-certified sailing instructors to teach out of our Redwood City Marina location. Part-time, flexible schedules, midweek and/or weekends. Please contact Rich or Bob by phone or email. Redwood City Marina (650) 3631390

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Ê ,Ê 7 / Ê° Ê North Sails in Alameda is looking for a sailmaker to add to our service/repair department. Experience operating an industrial sewing machine preferred. Full-/ part-time hours available. Pay DOE. Reach out with inquiries or interest. (415) 3393000

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Ê* Ê 9"1,Ê 8 Ê / 7 9Ê "7Ê°ÊAt the gorgeous Cielo Y Mar condos. Located in Punta Mita, 35 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, available to rent from private owner. On the beach, 10 feet from the water, they offer spectacular views of ocean and mountains, the biggest infinity pool in the area, an endless beach, great surf breaks, great fishing, tremendous views of whales, bird life and the islands. While uncrowded and tranquil, just a fiveminute walk to several waterfront restaurants. Choose from a spacious, beautifully furnished one- or three-bedroom unit, or an amazing two-story penthouse with lovely shade trellis on the top floor. To reserve, call or email Dona de Mallorca. (415) 269-5165

Ê // -Ê ",Ê Ê1 " Ê , " /Ê° Ê ISO owner of a Lake Union Dreamboat bought at auction from Oyster Point Marina after she sank. I have fittings that I want to return. Peninsula


Licensed Captain with towing endorsement for TowBoatUS./Vessel Assist on the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Preferred if you live by SF waterfront, Alameda or Bethel Island areas. (925) 382-4422

NON PROFIT Ê " / Ê 9"1,Ê " /Ê°Ê The Bay Area make sailing accessible to people with disabilities. BAADS is always on the lookout for donated boats to support its mission. Help an all-volunteer organization while receiving a charitable tax deduction. (415) 5329831

PERSONALS " / - /¶ . World cruising couple (24+ yrs) would like to boat-sit in the Bay Area for a few weeks beginning mid-February. Call if you can help us. (206) 380-1213


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