Overboard: Stories from off the boat:
Falling overboard can occur unexpectedly and end tragically. Staying onboard is always a priority, but even the most experienced can find themselves off the boat. Olof Hult shares his experience.
The 1972 US Olympics Trials were held in the San Francisco Bay area, as was deemed similar to the Munich 1972 Games venue at Kiel. I was in college at that time with a job teaching sailing out of Sausalito’s (now defunct) Cass’ Marina.
On a gray, mid-week day, I had a private lesson for a beginner sailor. Few other boats were on the bay other than a Soling which was testing the waters on the City Front before the trials would begin.
At one point, we we…
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Some Random Early Season Thoughts:
by Don Finkle, RCR Yachts
If you have not already done so, set some goals for where you would like to go and what you would like to do this summer. At the end of each season, we look back on things we missed out on because we either didn’t plan early enough or we let other things get in the way.
Share your passion:
For most of us, one of the things we enjoy most about boating is being able to share it with others. There are a few who enjoy the solitude of single-handing or the challenge of solo or shorthanded racing. Some even like extended cruising alone. These hardy souls are in the minority, however, as sharing the feeling of being on the w…
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