Archive for March 2011
Two men are dead and eight people injured after the 25-ft sailboat they had rented capsized in San Diego Harbor around 5 p.m.
As reported earlier, members of the Central and South American cruising community have been closely following developments related to the disappearance of American sailor Don North in Panama’s San Blas Islands.
The Island YC’s Doublehanded Lightship gets going tomorrow, and although the weatherman is calling for rain, he’s also calling for 15 to 25 knots of breeze from the southwest!
Of all the idyllic islands in the South Pacific, none are more famous as honeymoon destinations than Tahiti and her sister islands.
"I really want a cat," writes San Jose’sTerry Lampthan. "Not a catamaran, because I’m a monohull person.
When we last crossed paths with the father-son crew of Eva, they were testing their strength the Polynesian way at the 2009 Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous.
Indefatigable Jeanne Socrates, 68, spent two months getting Nereida once again ready for sea.
In years past, many cruisers sailed right past El Salvador, but with a seven-week lineup of fun events, the country’s Bahia del Sol is becoming a must-do stopover.
A couple of mariners — they have a trawler — who plan to return to Central America and Panama on their boat are hoping to get an update on the price of fuel — diesel and gas — in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
It’s been awhile since we’ve updated you on the various ‘Round the World races currently underway.
With many midwinters series wrapping up throughout the rest of this month, the weekend regattas are back in full swing.
Next time you’re in San Blas, stop in to Billy Bob’s and pay your respects to the last remnants of a grand old San Francisco ‘lady’.
Given the chaos of ‘tsunami Friday’, it’s a little unclear to us what kind of instructions port and other officials gave to boatowners.
As we waited for the tsunami at Schoonmaker beach this morning, we heard several reports from locals that the body of a Sausalito boater was found yesterday afternoon floating near Clipper Yacht Harbor 1.
The St. Francis YC announced today that Robbie Dean will be taking over as the club’s Director of Racing Operations in place of John Craig who has moved on to the PRO role for America’s Cup 34.
The CNB 77 Four Devils as seen off St. Martin. Shortly after sailing across the Atlantic, she quickly and inexplicably went to the bottom.
Even if you own your own boat or sail regularly with friends, there are special occasions when you might want to use the services of one of the Greater Bay Area’s many professionally run charter boats.
This bright-eyed little rascal of a petite juene fille is a perfect symbol of the whimsical nature of Carnival in St.
Two moorings from Ayala Cove went walkabout but were successfully salvaged. ‘Diver Dave’ will reset them this week, and survey the remaining field.
The eastern Caribbean is known for its reliable tradewinds, and this winter and spring it’s been particularly windy.
From the visitor center at the Miraflores Locks, travelers check out the nonstop action of international vessels moving from coast to coast.
As seven Danish sailors — Jan and Birgit Marie Johansen and their three teenage children Naja, Hjalte, and Rune, along with two unnamed crewmembers — were being transferred yesterday from their Dynamic 43 Ing to a larger ship loaded with others kidnapped by Somali pirates, a couple on the Dutch-flagged yacht Capricorn were saved from a similar fate by a private Dutch security firm.
The La Gamelle Syndicate members would like to thank everyone for their help in our search for a very basic, ‘big bang for the buck’, Olson 30 for Zen cruising.
Variety is the name of the game at the Richmond YC’s Sail a Small Boat Day.
March made like a lion last night, sending a roaring front through the Bay Area that had the halyards slapping.
Having recently opened up the Latitude 38 winter office in St. Barth, French West Indies, we were in line for a drink at Le Select the other evening with former San Francisco sailor Guillaume Touhadian when a young woman behind us struck up a conversation.