Alameda Community Sailing Center
While volunteers at Alameda Community Sailing Center were getting their space ready for the recent Spring Sailing Camp at their Encinal Boat Ramp location, they saw the need to do something about all the weeds that have grown in the boat storage area.
A Dog's Way Home
Workers on an oil rig in the Gulf of Thailand were astonished to spot a dog swimming toward the structure last Friday — especially so, since the rig lies 135 miles from the nearest land.
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2019 Sailing Calendar

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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: April 2019

Launching Tomorrow's Sailors – Instructors Share Their Insights

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A dedicated group of sail-training educators is working hard to introducing both youngsters and young-at-heart adults to the magic of sailing.

The Improbable Project

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If all goes as planned, the Mull 42 Improbable could return here in time for the 50th anniversary of its 1970 launch – restored, updated, lightened and potentially faster than ever.

Windships – Will There Be a New Age of Sail?

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The centuries-long Age of Sail met an abrupt end with the advent of the engine, the fuel for which has long been cheap, abundant, and, until recently, perceived as consequence-free. Diesel has since ruled the ocean and global shipping.

Saving Our Boatyards One Permit at a Time

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Recreational boatyards, or facilities that serve primarily vessels less than 65 feet in length, are an essential piece of the social and industrial ecosystem that supports recreational boating. Boatyards are also the most vulnerable link in that ecosystem.

Banderas Bay Regatta – March in Paradise

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The 2019 Banderas Bay Regatta didn't disappoint. Now in its 27th year, this edition of one of the longest-running cruiser's regattas on the West Coast hosted an eclectic mix of 30 boats.

Max Ebb: New Spin

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A spinnaker on a rolling boat can produce an aerodynamic force that pulls the boat in the direction it's already rolling.