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Archive for April 2012

Waterfront History Comes Alive

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park has a new exhibit, ‘The Waterfront’, that explores the Cityfront’s past. © 2012 Lynn RingseisNautical history buffs have a new place to explore the treasures of San Francisco’s seafaring past. More »

Paying for the Privilege to Anchor

A growing — and to us disturbing — trend has been the increasing number of places that require cruising boats to pay to anchor. For instance, we recently took ‘ti Proflgiate to the Dutch side of Sint Martten, where upon checking in we were assessed a fee of $47. More »

SPECIAL REPORT: Farallones Survivor’s Full Account

Farallones researcher Sophie Webb captured this eerie image of the stricken sloop while rescue operations were in progress. © Sophie WebbIn the aftermath of the worst sailing tragedy in recent memory, there have been conflicting details reported in the press, and discussed wherever Bay Area sailors congregate. More »

Sailors Rescue Capsized Kayaker

While Saturday’s weather conditions were as close to perfection as one could have hoped — as evidenced by day-long traffic jams as city-dwellers tried to make their escape to the beach — Sunday was a little brisker, with more typical summer-like winds. More »

Bay Sailors Pay Tribute to the Lost

More than 100 boats gathered in Belvedere Cove Saturday evening to honor five lost sailors. © 2012 Erik SimonsonThe Bay Area sailing community has been in a state of mourning over the loss of five sailors from Low Speed Chase on April 14. More »

Memorial Flotilla for Lost Sailors

As a way of honoring Marc Kasanin, Alexis Busch, Jordan Fromm, Elmer Morrissey, and Alan Cahill — the five crew of Low Speed Chase who perished in last weekend’s Full Crew Farallones Race — friends and fellow San Francisco YC members are organizing a memorial flotilla tomorrow evening (Saturday, April 19). More »

“Thank You, Latitude!”

Thanks to our recent Crew Party, Sylvia and Barry now have a deep pool of race crew to pull strings aboard Iolani. Iolani
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC"Thank you for hosting the Latitude 38 Spring Crew List Party on March 7 at Golden Gate YC," write Barry Stompe & Sylvia Stewart of the Sausalito-based Hughes 48 Iolani. More »

Dying Fishermen Spotted from Cruise Ship

As if the cruise ship industry hasn’t taken enough of a public relations beating recently following the Costa Concordia tragedy off Italy and Carnival Splendor losing all power with 4,500 passengers off Mexico, there are now allegations that the crew and/or captain of Carnival’s Star Princess ignored three bird-watcher passengers who alerted them to the fact that three fishermen were desperately signalling for help after their boat broke down off the coast of Panama on March 10. More »

Rutherford Closes Loop

At 10:48 a.m. EDT this morning, Annapolis’s Matt Rutherford crossed his outbound track, closing the loop on his record-setting nonstop solo circumnavigation of North and South America. The 31-year-old sailor set off from his hometown last June 11 aboard his Albin Vega 27 St. More »