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Archive for August 2011

The Potters Hit Carquinez

“Hey, where are all the other boats?!” © Goose Gossman While others spent last weekend doing something other than sailing, Goose Gossman and the members of the perpetually-sailing Potter Yachter group enjoyed beautiful sailing conditions in Carquinez Strait. More »

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Own a Piece of Cinematic History

"Seriously for sale. Must be sold! All offers considered!" So reads a listing for the "original" HMS Bounty on an Internet sales site. Wow, could we have fun with that. Unfortunately, the $4 million-price tag is a bit beyond the depth of our novelty boat slush fund. More »

“Do the Ha-Ha and Get Your Head Cut Off!”

Each year we’re reminded, in a very curious way, when it’s about two months until the start of the Baja Ha-Ha. The ‘alarm’ is that a few people, most of whom refuse to identify themselves — try to tell as many people as possible that they would be crazy to do the Ha-Ha. More »

Goodnight, Irene

A couple anchored their big Hunter Maybe Tomorrow off Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday night when conditions on Chesapeake Bay worsened. They and their cat were rescued when the boat washed ashore Saturday morning. More »

South Pacific Reefs Claim Another Sailboat

Although most passage-makers in this year’s Pacific Puddle Jump rally rated their crossing to French Polynesia as easier than expected, every offshore sailor gets occasional reminders that merely a few minutes of inattention or bad luck can lead to a ‘game-ending’ disaster. More »

Maybe Immigration Should be Plasti-Dipped

We’ve had a corrosion problem on a couple of Profligate components that have given us fits — and cost us a few bucks. The components are the electric motors — one drives the windlass, the other drives the electric mainsheet winch. More »

Kiters Sweep Bridge to Bridge Podium

A decidedly mellow Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race allowed the kiters to take the top-three spots. © Rich Roberts The Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race drew 37 entries yesterday afternoon for what by all accounts was a pretty mellow 7.5-mile slide from the Gate to Yerba Buena Island. More »

Baby Onboard

On Wednesday, we challenged readers to supply a caption or explanation for this bizarre photo submitted by Bruce Adornato. We received dozens of hilarious captions, many of them of a scatalogical nature (which never fails to crack up this crew), but Robertta Edwards won a Latitude 38 hat with this this little bon mot: “Hmm, wonder what he used for bait.” More »