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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 »

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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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 Expensive and the Free In Mexico

The marina at the Grand Hotel in Barra de Navidad, like all new marinas in Mexico, is not cheap. © 2008 Scott Stolnitz One of the not-so-good things about cruising in Mexico is that all the newer marinas are muy expensive. More »

Happy 100th, Gordy Miller!

Local sailor and 74-year member of Richmond YC Gordy Miller will celebrate the "Big 100" on April 3. Gordy’s love for sailing dates back to 1934, when he joined the newly formed Richmond YC. More »