Repair and Maintenance
After finding that there was a crack in her keel (please see part 1 on Monday), singlehanded cruiser Elana Connor had her 1985 Sabre 34 MkI Windfola hauled out — and was told that the crack was “just cosmetic” — before departing for San Diego for a more thorough investigation.  
Weather Politics
In late 2017, President Trump nominated Barry Myers to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, a choice that was seen as controversial, even for an administration that was voted in on being unconventional.
National Safe Boating Week
The US Coast Guard recorded 4,291 accidents that involved 658 deaths and 2,629 injuries in 2017, the most recent year for which such statistics are available.
Delta Cruising Seminar
Delta Cruising Seminar & Kickoff Party, May 18, 6-9:30 p.m., at Richmond Yacht Club
Now Available

2019 Sailing Calendar

And YRA Master Schedule

The complete Northern California racing guide including currents, courses, contacts and PHRF application. Pick up your copy from a local distributor, read it online, or download the PDF.

Magazine Features: May 2019

A Battle Worthy of a Postcard

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California's sailing heritage was on display Saturday, March 30, as historic vessels battled in the 31st annual running of the America's Schooner Cup race on a postcard-perfect day in San Diego.

We Wood if We Could

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Is it fair to assume that, at some level, every sailor loves wooden boats?

A Sailor's Heritage

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The sailor's sailor, Luc McSweeney Maheu has boats in his blood. It's his work, but also, his passion.

A 'Traditional Education'

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For decades, tall ships have served as platforms to educate young people. The model of sail training was pioneered in the 1950s by Irving Johnson, who took young men and women out to sea.

Max Ebb: Boat for Adventure

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Kids can have just as much fun — maybe more — with an old boat.

The Racing Sheet

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Hordes of Europeans and Antipodeans invaded California this April, seeking to take championships from American match racers. Euro stars succeeded, first in Long Beach, then San Francisco.