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Archive for November 2011

Ha-Ha Folks in Caribbean 1500

As we’ve often written, we West Coast sailors generally have a much easier time getting to the tropics than do our sailing friends on the East Coast. Lynn Potter and Larry Klein of the Carmichael-based Catalina 470 Beaudacious, vets of the ’06 Ha-Ha who have just finished the Caribbean 1500, will vouch for that. More »

Boats Break Loose in the Bay

These two sailboats were rafted together in Richardson Bay…during a storm! © 2011 Tim Sell Though there was some wind associated with the low pressure system that passed through the Bay Area Saturday night and yesterday, the rain seemed to dominate. More »

Oracle Double Up at AC World Series

Emirates Team New Zealand once again reached the match racing semifinals. Although their run ended there, they still lead the AC World Series overall. © Stacy Loula The America’s Cup World Series San Diego is in the books, and Oracle’s James Spithill proved once again why he’s got the helm of the Oracle Racing ‘A’ boat. More »

Actress Dies at Catalina . . . 30 Years Ago

Natalie Wood drowned 30 years ago after drinking heavily aboard Splendour with husband Robert Wagner (left), Capt. Dennis Davern (right), and Christopher Walken (not shown). © 2011 Stever Schapiro If you’ve ever watched the television show 48 Hours, you know that if a murder isn’t solved within 48 hours, chances rapidly go downhill that it will be ever solved. More »
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Puma Loses Rig

Just when we thought things in the Volvo Ocean race had settled down, news came this morning that Puma Mar Mostro Powered by Berg had dropped its rig in the middle of the South Atlantic. More »

Mexico – The Good and Bad

The bad news is that two dinghies and outboards went missing in Cabo right after the Ha-Ha. The losses could have been the result of a bad knot and not pulling a dinghy far enough up a beach, respectively. More »
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Chillin’ in Puget Sound

If this weekend’s less-than-stellar Bay Area forecast already has you thinking twice about taking your boat out, just take a look at what Puget Sound sailors were actually eager to experience last weekend. More »

Bargain-Boat Cruising

Who says you have to be old and gray – or have a $500,000 yacht – to go cruising? Zachary Lough (front) and these other young cruisers opted to take the fast track into the cruising life by sacrificing creature comforts. More »

The Fold, Truck and Sail Plan

As we often point out, you don’t need a million-dollar yacht to access the much-envied lifestyle of international cruising. As witnessed during the recent Baja Ha-Ha rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, just about any boat built and equipped for offshore sailing can take you to the same idyllic anchorages.  More »