California Offshore Racing Gets Organized:
Offshore racers in California got a new race in 2015, the SoCal 300, which for 2016 has launched a new circuit – California Offshore Race Week. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checks in with David Servais, SoCal 300 event coordinator, for an update.
What was the impetus to launch the SoCal 300?
Manouch Moshayedi, owner of Rio 100, approached clubs in Santa Barbara and San Diego with the proposal for the race. He wanted to create a primarily downwind race through the Channel Islands, which would get boats offshore and into the bigger breeze that races along the coast don’t experience. This sou…
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Keel Failure Redux:
by Darrell Nicholson, Practical Sailor
This summer, the once lovely Oyster 825 was hauled from the water with its keel missing and a large chunk of skin laminate peeled back. Another casualty in a disturbing trend. I wrote a lengthy post on the subject of keels last year, and technical editor Ralph Naranjo discussed the…
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