Photos of the Day
August 8 - French Polynesia
A second shot shows Commodore - and this will be a shock to to all his friends - banging out an email on a computer. The man who has been sailing across oceans for more than 65 years had previously been slow to embrace digital technology. Despite no longer being a spring chicken, Commodore is still fit.
This can be seen in another photo showing him climbing the mast freestyle - meaning no bosun's chair, mast steps, or anything. We've decided not to publish that photo, however, as Commodore was starkers at the time, and the editor of 'Lectronic just isn't into men's naked butts. Not that there's anything wrong with it, of course. So we've substituted a shot of him with a sail covering his 'package'.
Photos Nancy Tompkins
Light Air Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race
August 8 - Santa Barbara
Peligroso was the first monohull to finish in a relatively pedestrian 10.5 hours.
Randy Reynolds' Cat 16, a Reynolds 33, just about lifts a hull near the start in all of about seven knots of wind.
Michelle, one of the crew aboard Profligate, nearly gets tickled by an F-31 behind Anacapa Island.
Sundown north of Pt. Dume.
Ha-Ha Preview at Two Harbors on Saturday
August 8 - Two Harbors
Aldo Alessio Regatta
August 8 - San Francisco Bay
J/105s playing pinball -- no place for the faint of heart.
Mr. Magoo at left, leads the J/120 charge.
Phil Perkins won the big pickle dish, the Alessio Perpetual Trophy for best performance in Friday's ocean race, with his all-conquering J/105 Good Timin'. Perkins sailed with boat partner Dave Wilson, Tom 'Isi' Iseler, Darren Ward, Dennis George, and Aimee LeRoy. It was a good weekend for the Perkins brothers - while Phil was taking care of business at home, brothers Jon and Chris finished first and second, respectively, in the Knarr International Championship (IKC) in Oslo, Norway.
Good Timin' showed her transom to the J/105 fleet again.
IRC winner Zephyra, encounters the fishing fleet off Irv's Rock.
West Coast Marine Eco-System Not Going to Hell After All?
August 8 - West Coast