Missing in Mexico
Cruiser Bob Smith, of the home-built 44-ft catamaran Pantera, hasn't been heard from in three months. His daughter has become concerned.
The BCDC
An educational nonprofit in Redwood City is the latest organization to be locked in an inexplicable struggle with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s permitting process.
Back in the Day . . .
Long before Merlin and Imp, Blondie and Condor — and Charley, The Wizard, Morning Cloud, Santa Cruz 27s/50s/70s, Regardless, Fast Is Fun, Mirabella V, the Chicken Coop, half the Swan lineup in the ’80s and ’90s and, well, everything else — Ron Holland and Bill Lee were just two young guys having fun and hoping to make a career in the marine industry.
around the world race
The old Volvo has been tossed out and is on its way to the wreckers. That is, the old format for the Volvo Ocean Race is history, along with its title sponsor and the Volvo Ocean boats.
Magazine Features: December 2018

Baja Ha-Ha XXV Recap

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"Do the Baja Ha-Ha and you'll have the time of your life," event vets told us, "and you'll make friends for life." That pretty much describes our experience this year."

Martin Machado

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A few months ago, we were scrolling through Instagram when we came across Martin Machado singlehanding to Clipper Cove.

Season Champions Part 2

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As the leaves of autumn — as well as smoke and ash — settle over the greater Bay Area region and drift toward winter, we continue our seasonal profiles of fleet champions with a second collection of one-design fleets.

Catalina Stories

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Catalina has long been a warm(ish)-water haven for all manner of cruisers.

Max Ebb: Killing Time in the Tropics

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One thing that makes cruising very different from racing is that there is time to kill, especially with an experienced crew sailing in stable conditions.

World Of Chartering

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We depart from our usual format this month, and invite you to test your knowledge about The World's Top Chartering Destinations.