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Local Sailor Drowns in Marina

Boaters and their families celebrating Easter Sunday at Marina Village had a holiday they’d probably rather not remember when the body of a berther was found floating next to his boat. 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 »

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 »

Clippers Delayed, Santa Cruz Stop Shortened

Dismastings in the Clipper Round the World Race will delay the start of the upcoming Honolulu to Santa Cruz leg. That delay will result in a shorter Santa Cruz stopover to make up the lost time, according to organizers, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Clipper Ventures. More »

Thanks to Osama, More Red Tape

All merchant mariners and charter skippers will soon have to get a ‘biometric’ I.D. card. Seen here are Bay Lady (background) and Yukon Jack. © 2008 Rendezvous ChartersAttention professional mariners! More »

OYRA Crewed Lightship

Most boats in the race carried daisies out in memory of Kirby Gale and Tony Harrow. © 2008 Bob NaberSeventy-three boats were entered in this weekend’s Crewed Lightship Race, the first event on OYRA’s 2008 calendar. More »

Who’s Who?

We know that this is Robby Fouts (left) with Robert & Kristi Hanelt of the S&S 53 yawl Skylark, but where are they and what are they celebrating? They went around from 1972-74. More »

Sea of Cortez Sailing Week Revived

Patsy Verhoeven, seen here driving her Gulfstar 50 Talion to class honors in the recent Banderas Bay Regatta, has come up with the Sea of Cortez Sailing Week courses. Talion
©2008 Latitude 38 Media, LLCTwenty-five years after it was founded by Latitude 38, Sea of Cortez Sailing Week is soon to be revived, starting, appropriately enough, on April Fool’s Day. More »

Don’t Fear the Rays

Cherie Williams gives a belly rub to an appreciative ray in Belize. © 2008 Rod Williams"The death of the woman struck by a jumping eagle ray during a freak accident in Florida last week, and the earlier death of the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, may give some people a wrong impression of these generally harmless cartilaginous fish," writes Rod Williams of the Alameda-based Catalina 42 Azure. More »