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Archive for May 2010

Spot On. . . Or Not

Those who know us well would fall off their chairs in a state of hysterical laughter if we purported to be technical experts. But we do know something about SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger units that we’d bet some ocean passage-makers — and some salesmen — don’t know. More »

Crewed Farallones Gets Weird

Peter Stoneberg’s Formula 40 Shadow blasts under the Gate on the way to posting an elapsed time of just under six hours in the Full Crew Farallones Race. © Erik SimonsonWith the Spinnaker Cup just a few short weeks away, the OYRA’s Full Crew Farallones Race brought out a high-quality fleet of boats for what many people expected would be a breeze-on, pound-out, surf-back, 58-mile trip around the Rockpile. More »

At Rainbow’s End

A day like today makes sailors long to find their pot of gold so they can head somewhere warm. But you can’t have rainbows without a little rain, so while today’s forecast for the Bay Area is drippy, the rest of the week should be sunny and in the low 70s. More »

Will AC 34 Be Sailed on the Bay?

Russell Coutts and Vincenzo Onorato have a plan for the 34th America’s Cup. We hope it involves the Bay. © Gilles Martin-Raget“Every candidate city knows that a very strong case has already been put forward by San Francisco.” More »

Vote for the Boat

Adventuress was a work boat on San Francisco Bay for many years before being taken to Seattle. She was restored in the ’70s by Ernestine Bennett and has been a youth training boat since. More »
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Embezzling Yacht Brokers Sentenced

Former long-time Sausalito yacht brokers Clay and Teresa Prescott were each sentenced yesterday to eight months in the county jail for stealing more than $200,000 from their clients. They must also pay restitution. More »
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More on Bogus Bob

The extent some people will go to in perpetrating a fraud never ceases to amaze us. Take, for example, the case of Boguslaw ‘Bob’ Norwid, who is now the focus of scrutiny by the maritime authorities of several nations. More »

The Better-Than-Great Vallejo Race

The fleet stretched far and wide on Saturday’s slide to Vallejo. © Erik SimonsonThe 2010 Great Vallejo Race wasn’t just great, it was downright awesome. As the opener for the Party Circuit, and the official YRA season opener, this is one of those events that’s on just about everyone’s calendar. More »