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Archive for July 2010

Ad: New Marine Protected Areas

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Determination Gets It Done

Some sailors merely dream about crewing in exotic destinations; others, like Kat Gartin and Brian Morrison are more proactive — a lot more proactive. When we bumped into them last month on the Tahitian island of Moorea, they told us how, after a year and a half of false starts and misadventures afloat, they finally found a great ride to this sun-kissed tropical Shangri-La. More »

Shadow Flips in Second-Half Opener

Peter Stoneberg is all smiles as his Formula 40 Shadow is back upright and ready to be towed after yesterday’s YRA Second-Half Opener. Tiburon
©2010 Latitude 38 Media, LLC While this has to have been the coldest July ever, the flipside is that it’s been breeze-on for most of the month, and this weekend’s YRA Second-Half Opener was no exception. More »

Tonga Regatta Builds Momentum

Most cruisers will tell you that they relish quiet moments in secluded anchorages and savor the solitude of being alone on a vast ocean. But most also love to socialize with like-minded sailors once in a while. More »

Testosterone Returns to World Record Sailing

With the flurry of attention over teenage girl circumnavigators having at least temporarily subsided, we’re thrilled to note the successful completion of a very ‘manly’ round-about. Yesterday, 39-year-old French/Italian geologist Alessandro di Benedetto sailed Findomestic back into Les Sables D’Olonne Harbor after a nonstop circumnavigation that took 268 days, 19 hours and 36 minutes. More »

Last Chance to Do the Deux

The 2nd Annual Delta Doo Dah is fast approaching — the event runs July 31-August 6, with the Kickoff Party the evening of July 30 at Tradewinds Sailing in Marina Bay Yacht Harbor — and considering the overcast and chilly temps we’ve been seeing on the Bay over the last few days, a week of sun and fun in the Delta looks mighty appealing right about now. More »

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Viral Videos

Debunking all the Photoshop theories floating around about the whale-sailboat collision in the above story, CBS has acquired actual video of the incident. That amazing video reminded us that we’ve watched a number of very cool videos recently, so we thought we’d show you a handful. More »

Ad: Marina Bay Yacht Harbor

You don’t have to be a Salty Dog to find a great slip at Marina Bay. © Marina Bay Yacht Harbor Whether it’s just for the weekend or a permanent berth, Marina Bay Yacht Harbor has room for yachts, multihulls, classics and “regular” boats too! More »

Whale Breaching Under Investigation

A Southern Right Whale administers a smack down on the steel-hulled, 32-ft Barens Seatrader Intrepid off Cape Town. © 2010 James K. Dagmore Photos of the 32-ft Barens Seatrader Intrepid being on the receiving end of a Southern Right Whale’s best impression of a pile driver have gone viral over the last couple days; but curious sailors and a massive non-sailing audience aren’t the only people paying attention. More »

Man’s Best Trimmer

Bryan and Jennifer Saulsbury often sail their Glen Cove-based Cal 2-27 Boris on the Carquinez Straits, but frequently take longer trips to China Camp, Petaluma and Angel Island. Barley strikes his pose on the windward side and enjoys the ride. More »