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Women’s Sailing Seminar This Weekend

Registration for the 17th Annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar, which will be held at Island YC in Alameda this Saturday and Sunday, is still open. "This is the only event in Northern California that is exclusively women teaching women the sport of sailing," said event organizer Dawn Chesney. More »

Bruce Schwab Sells OceanPlanet

Bruce Schwab, the formerly Alameda-based rigger who went on to become the first American to complete the Vendée Globe, announced last week that OceanPlanet — the Tom Wylie-designed Imoca 60 that carried him around the world — had sold. More »

Are Pot, Coke and LSD Legal in Mexico?

"I’m thinking about sailing to Mexico this winter," writes one reader who wishes to remain anonymous, "and have heard that Mexico legalized a lot of popular drugs. Is that true?" On August 21, Mexico "decriminalized" the act of individuals being in possession of small amounts of certain drugs. More »

Tsunami Update

The Cross Family on the Ontario-based Irwin 52 Biscayne Bay survived the tsunami, though their boat was banged around a bit. © Chris DellerIn the aftermath of the devastating tsunami which killed hundreds of Samoans and Tongans last week, cruisers are doing what they can to aid locals and fellow boaters. More »

Let the Reading Begin

Nothing to do this weekend? We’ve got the answer: The October edition of Latitude 38 is hot off the press, chock full of sailing news from around the Bay and around the world. More »

Reports from the South Pacific

A Red Cross volunteer on the south end of Western Samoa takes a breather from rescue and clean-up operations. © Nick JaffeAs rescue workers in Samoa and American Samoa continue cleaning up after Tuesday’s earthquake-triggered tsunami, the death toll has risen to 169 and counting. More »

Tropical Storm Olaf to Hit Baja

While still picking up the pieces from Hurricane Jimena, which hit Baja and San Carlos/Guaymas, folks on the Pacific Coast of Baja between Turtle Bay and Bahia Santa Maria now have to keep a watch out for Tropical Storm Olaf. More »

Looking for Damien and Deborah

Can anybody help us contact Damien McCullough and Deborah Ream of the Newport Beach-based Celestial 50 Ticket to Ride? Deborah and Damien at Animas, Mexico, back in ’05 after doing the Ha-Ha. More »