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Walder boom brake

Enjoy Downwind Sailing with Walder Boom Brake

Walder boom brake is an essential safety device that ensures the indispensable protection of your crew and equipment.

USS Oakland

Navy Trimaran USS ‘Oakland,’ ‘Sailing’ into San Francisco Bay

The USS ‘Oakland’ will be sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday, ahead of her commissioning ceremony at Pier 22, Oakland.

Peregrine J/120

Rolex Big Boat Series Opens for Entries

St. Francis Yacht Club opened registration for the Rolex Big Boat Series last week.

Is This the End of the Road for East Brother Light Station?

On April 1, the power cable connecting East Brother Light Station to the rest of the world broke. Unfortunately, the news was not a joke. The island is now without power.

We Said We Were Done Discussing s/v ‘Freedom’, then This Happened …

Kirk wrote to us and admitted he had given us a bum steer about s/v ‘Freedom’s location. It turned out the naysayers were right.