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Camdeboo sprints out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Boat Notes | Lavranos 50 Camdeboo

With Camdeboo’s main and yankee set, I steered south out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Oak Bay as the staysail was hoisted and trimmed. A two person job, it was done with the effortless precision of sailors who had obviously completed the task before in a variety of conditions, which is always a treat to watch. On […]

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Sailing upwind on a beautiful day in Seattle

Boat Notes | Hallberg-Rassy 39 Artful Dodger

Forty feet, one inch. That’s the length overall (LOA) of the Hallberg-Rassy 39. At that length it’s hard to imagine finding a center cockpit boat that doesn’t look like a floating wedding cake and actually sails well. Fortunately, in true Hallberg-Rassy fashion, they hit the mark on both styling and performance with this boat. Designed by noted […]

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