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Archive for September 2010

Cojo Carnage

"I crewed on Jim Hassberger’s Valiant 40 Kanga on the way south to get ready for the Baja Ha-Ha," writes O’Neil Dillion. "When we pulled into Cojo the other day, we saw these two sailboats on the beach. More »

Cleat Cruise Report

Karen Metzner and event newcomer Joshua Bowden enjoyed sunny weather at China Camp last weekend while the rest of the Bay was shrouded in fog. © 2010 Doug WorkmasterLast weekend’s fog may have been a downer for Big Boat sailors, but a group of Sausalito sailors upped anchor and headed for China Camp on the annual Cleat Cruise. More »

Want to Be the Record Breaker?

Wonder of wonders, the number of paid entries for this fall’s Baja Ha-Ha is tied with last year’s record of 193. Although the entry deadline has passed, it would be kind of fun to break the record. More »

Rolex Big Boat Series Recap

The “big” in the ’10 Rolex Big Boat Series, IRC, works to weather. Jim Mitchell’s R/P 52 Vincitore took the title for the third year in a row. © Erik SimonsonWith some of the wackiest weather in anyone’s recent memory, the St. More »

Health and Dental Care While Cruising

How to pay for health care is a huge concern for everyone, cruisers included. There is some good news, however. Once you leave the United States, health care costs plummet. Secondly, in places like Mexico, there are very low cost health insurance options. More »

Body Found in Tiger Shark

In a scene straight out of the movies, an investment banker made a grisly discovery on September 4 while fishing in the Bahamas. As he was landing a 12-ft tiger shark, the banker noticed something sticking out of the shark’s mouth — a human leg! More »
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Livin’ for the Weekend

If the weekend’s forecast of patchy fog, drizzle, and light winds aren’t tempting you out onto the water to watch (if you can see that far through the fog) the Big Boat Series or to join the Singlehanded Sailing Society’s Richmond/South Beach Race, you have options. More »