Congratulations to Webb Chiles Upon the Completion of His Sixth Circumnavigation
66Sail GP Flies into San Francisco
Six teams, named for their nations instead of corporate sponsors, and sporting their country colors, descended on San Francisco Bay on May 4-5 to duke it out in foiling 50-ft catamarans.
70Oakland Estuary Feeling the Pressure
In late April, about 10 sailboats on the Oakland Estuary were destroyed as part of a state-funded, Bay Area-wide program to remove marine debris. It was the City of Oakland's second cleanup operation over a roughly six-month period.
74Webb Chile's Life of Circling the Globe
Webb Chiles made landfall in San Diego on April 29, concluding a 46-day, nonstop passage from Panama — the final leg of a five-year, singlehanded circumnavigation aboard the Moore 24 'Gannet'.
78The Great Vallejo Race
On May 4-5, sailors in the greater Bay Area region had to make a choice. Would they sail in the 120th (no, that's not a typo) Great Vallejo Race? Or would they instead go to San Francisco, by land or water, to watch the pros rip around the Cityfront at 40+ knots in the first SailGP event to be held there?
84Finding your ‘Window’
Tahuata is the sort of roughly chiseled volcanic isle that fills the dreams of would-be bluewater voyagers the world over when they picture themselves escaping the stresses of mainstream living.
90Max Ebb: Newton was Wrong!
I'm not big on crossword puzzles. But at my age I need some sort of mental exercise to fend off age-related dementia, so after considering many options, I settled on my preferred brain-stimulating activity: Tutoring calculus at my local public high school.
94The Racing Sheet
102World of Chartering
This month we salute the Greater Bay Area's impressive fleet of Six-Passenger Charter Vessels
106Changes in Latitudes
West Coast Boat Down East, Pt. 2