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Archive for November 2008

Three Marinas, Great Selection

Having had great experiences at the San Diego YC and the El Cid Marina in Mazatlan, Lewis Guiss and Mary Lee, members of the Cal Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, have been loving their time at the Nayarit Riviera Marina with their Beneteau 473 Merry Lee. More »

Happy Thanksgiving

It may be raining today, but this weekend’s forecast is for sun, sun, sun! Go ahead, eat till you pop a button tomorrow, but don’t waste that sun. We expect to see each and every one of you out there using your boat at some point this weekend — we sure will be! More »
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Remembering George

Per request, we received several nice remembrances of George Olson, who passed away on November 12. We’d intended to run some of them in the December issue, which went out the door this morning. More »

What Did You Do This Weekend?

Did you take advantage of this weekend’s lovely weather to go for a daysail? © 2008 Peter Lyons While some of us were chained to our desks in an effort to get the December issue to the printers, others were out enjoying a lovely, mild weekend on the water. More »

Banderas Bay Blast Instructions

Two of the three legs in this year’s Banderas Bay Blast will almost certainly be downwind. It will be hot and the water will be flat. That’s why Capricorn Cat, seen here, will be back again this year. More »

ARC Starts with a Fleet of 211

At 211 boats, this year’s ARC cruising class fell short of record numbers. © Atlantic Rally for Cruisers The 23rd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the granddaddy of all cruising rallies, started from the Canary Islands over the weekend. More »

A Honeymoon on Honeymoon

Seth and Elizabeth earlier in their honeymoon at Martha’s Vineyard on the Fourth of July. A good sense of humor is an important asset these days, both on land and at sea. More »

Weekend Fun for the Family

The San Francisco Maritime Museum may be closed until next year, but the Park Service still has many free and low-cost activities for the public to enjoy. Tomorrow, for example, your family could enjoy any one of the following: Join a Park Ranger on a free Historic Waterfront Walking Tour starting at the Argonaut Hotel lobby, 10:30-11:30 a.m. More »

Best of the Northwest

Sailing beneath the towering peaks of the Cascade Range, charter trips in the Northwest are a visual feast. latitude/Andy
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC As savvy travelers know, it’s smart to plan vacations far in advance these days in order to get the best air fares and — in the case of bareboat cruises — the best boats in the charter fleets. More »

Stanford Keeps ‘The Big Sail’ Trophy

Stanford held on to The Big Sail trophy with wins in the first and last of the annual best-of-three match racing event against Cal. © 2008 Peter Lyons With wins in the first and last races in fog and 8- to 12-knots of breeze, Stanford beat Cal in the Varsity division at Tuesday’s Big Sail. More »