.Santa Cruz in Photos: Chardonnay Sailing Tours Return

The Chardonnay II, a 70-foot luxury sailing yacht, sails across the Monterey Bay out of the Santa Cruz Harbor.

Chardonnay Sailing Charters resumed operation on July 1 after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. They have new guidelines in place aimed at limiting the potential spread of the virus, including keeping six feet of distance from other people.

Chardonnay II, a sleek, designed-for-speed cutter with a 65-foot mast and nine feet of draft, seats 49 people with plenty of space to stretch out. The charter sail offers two-hour sailing adventures around the bay that feature a mix of energized sailing and relaxing inner bay stretches.

The themed public sails include wildlife and whale watching, a pizza charter, Champaign brunch charter, the Taste of Santa Cruz, the Brewmaster, Wednesday night sailboat races, Pono Hawaiian Grill, Akira Sushi Sunday, a Sunset charter, the Winemaker charter and more.

See more from the Santa Cruz in Photos series.

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Tarmo Hannula
Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.
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