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Masterful Big Waves at Westpoint Regatta, July 8 

One skipper said action was the best in the race’s history, with “thrilling and challenging” conditions. A July 8 YRA destination event, The Westpoint Regatta is gaining in popularity. The start is staged near Berkeley Pier ruins; course runs westward to Harding, then...

Belvedere Classic and Great Schooner Race 1 in 3 Part Series

Belvedere Classic and Great Schooner Race in San Francisco is one event in a three-part series for classic yachts. This event was held July 15 and hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club. The non-schooner division attracted 16 entrants; four boats competed in schooner...

Solo Ocean Making Waves: Man with Mission to Break 35

Solo ocean racer Captain Donald Lawson plans to take on 35 offshore sailing records aboard Defiant, one of the world’s fastest sailing vessels.

Build Small Boat Dory: Super Car Topper 12-foot Nesting Dory

Build small boat as a 12-foot nesting dory car-topper. Video included.

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