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Archive for February 2011

Pirates for Pupils and the BBR

While the Pirates for Pupils Spinnaker Run for Charity course is fairly simple, it’s always good to have navigation help from the likes of Tammy. latitude/Nick
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC When an event is as fun and beneficial to the local community as is the Pirates for Pupils Spinnaker Run for Charity, it can’t be held just once a year. More »

USA 17 Makes Her Bay Debut

USA 17 pulls into Pier 80 aboard a freighter just before 7 a.m. today, completing a 7,900-mile transport from Valencia. © Gilles Martin-Raget One of the first tangible signs of the 34th America’s Cup to grace the San Francsico waterfront sailed under the Gate at O-dark-thirty this morning. More »
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Murder in St. Martin

A pall has been cast over this weekend’s Heineken Regatta in St. Martin, one of the great sailing regattas in the world, as the result of the weekend murder of a 37-year-old French causcasian cook from the megayacht Cheetah Moon. More »

Ad: Richmond YC’s Sail a Small Boat Day

Sail a Small Boat Day
Saturday, March 5
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Join us at the Richmond Yacht Club for our FREE Sail a Small Boat Day! This event is open to everyone, including non-sailors. More »
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Pirates Kidnap Seven Danish Cruisers

On February 24, just two days after Somali pirates murdered Scott and Jean Adam of the Marina del Rey-based Davidson 58 Quest and their Seattle crew Robert Riggle and Phyllis Macay, pirates have reportedly captured the 43-ft Danish-flagged Ing with a family of five — including two boys and a girl aged 12, 14 and 16 — and two crewmembers. More »

Let It Snow

The frigid front sweeping down from the Arctic has caused Bay Area residents to hold their breath in anticipation all week. Forecasters have been understandably vague about the likelihood of snow sticking at sea level, but it’s made for interesting conversation on the docks. More »

How Much to TransPac

John Kilroy Jr.’s TP 52 Samba Pa Ti frolicking in the Molokai channel on the way to the overall win in the ’09 TransPac. Ever wonder what the entry fee for one of the world’s oldest ocean races is? More »
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Immediate Effect of the Quest Hijacking

"Hearing the news of the death of our friends Scott and Jean Adams of Quest, whom we knew from Tonga and New Zealand, we made the difficult but important decision to turn around and return to Cochin, India," report Chay, Katie and Jamie MacWilliams, veterans of the Ha-Ha aboard their Colorado-based Kelly-Peterson 46 Esprit. More »

Cruisers Deaths on Quest

‘Stunned’ is the only word that can describe our reaction to the murders yesterday, at the hands of Somali pirates, of veteran cruisers Scott and Jean Adam of the Marina del Rey-based Davidson 58 Quest and their Seattle crew Robert Riggle and Phyllis Macay. More »