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Archive for March 2008

Getting Kids Out on the Water

“You can call me skipper!” Sailing courses build skills and confidence – and they’re fun! © 2008 Paul Oliva / South Beach YC Got kids? Although summer vacation is still a few months away, right now is the perfect time to research active summer activities for your kids — including summer sailing programs. More »

Doublehanded Farallones Rescue

This weekend’s Doublehanded Farallones Race ended prematurely for Moss Landing’s Luc de Faymoreau and Disun Den Daas aboard the former’s Olson 40 Pterodactyl. De Faymoreau said they were five miles east of the Farallones when both — who were not clipped in — were washed overboard by what he described as a "freak wave." More »

Marina Nuevo Vallarta For Real

Cruisers – and especially commuter cruisers – looking for less expensive yet brand new berthing on Banderas Bay, should take a look at the plans for the new Marina Nuevo Vallarta. More »
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Apologies for Irving Johnson

If you were one of the several readers who made your way to the Bay Model in Sausalito Wednesday night to catch two films on Irving Johnson only to find they weren’t being shown, please accept our apologies. More »

The Old Fijian Backpeddle

We don’t want to say ‘we told you so’, but when Fiji recently announced that it was going to reduce the time foreign yachts were allowed to stay from nine months to three months, we suggested cruisers not get excited. More »
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DH Farallones Skipper’s Meeting Tonight

The skipper’s meeting for the Doublehanded Farallones Race is on for 8 p.m. tonight at at the Oakland YC. Although attendance isn’t compulsory, race sponsor BAMA is requesting that all skippers attend as any changes to the sailing instructions, division breaks and start times will be announced there. More »
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Historic Irving Johnson Films

If you’re a fan of ‘real’ reality shows, skip tonight’s American Idol, Wife Swap, Supernanny and Big Brother 9, and head on over to the Bay Model in Sausalito to catch a couple of historic Captain Irving Johnson films. More »