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Archive for May 2012

Bud, Fortunately, Was a Dud

Bud, the first Eastern Pacific (Mexican) hurricane of the season, had boat owners and/or their watchers stripping boats in Nuevo Vallarta and La Cruz on Friday and Saturday, as it was making a beeline for Banderas Bay. More »

Feeling the Love for the Coast Guard

Daniel jury-rigged a mast from his boat’s spinnaker pole after he dismasted off the East Coast. © Daniel Collins "I recently was dismasted while sailing solo offshore on the East Coast and I would like to share my story with you and your readers," writes Daniel Collins of the Roswell, GA-based Allied Princes Aletheia. More »

Master Mariners Regatta

Moving like an express train that’s behind schedule, the 82-ft M-class sloop Pursuit roared across the Central Bay toward the Blackaller jibe mark. A true labor of love, she’d spent decades idling in her slip before owner Ron MacAnnan put this 1929 classic back in racing form. More »
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Spinnaker Cup Is a Go

Ever since a "stand down" order was put into effect by the U.S. Coast Guard several weeks ago, Bay Area offshore racers have been anxiously awaiting word on the status of the annual Spinnaker Cup, slated to begin today. More »

The Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75

The Bay will undoubtedly be more crowded on Sunday during the Bridge’s 75th anniversary celebrations. © Rich Niewiroski Jr. The only Bay Area sailors who haven’t heard about this weekend’s happenings must be living under a bridge. More »

Hawaii Return Options Seminar

As the June 30 start date draws near, the second to last Singlehanded TransPac prep seminar will be tomorrow (Thursday) night at Oakland YC in Alameda with race vets sharing how they got their boats home from Hawaii. More »

Tragic Cruiser Drowning

The West Coast sailing community was saddened to learn of the tragic death of longtime cruiser Mark Barger, 64, in a diving accident last week at Isla Espiritu Santo. Formerly of Sausalito, Barger and his wife Kathleen had been sailing together extensively for more than 40 years. More »

Venetians Bid Farewell to AC Action

Last weekend’s Festa Della Sensa was a spectacular capper to an amazing week of AC45 racing and cultural pageantry. The annual festival commemorates “the city’s marriage to the sea,” and is said to draw “millions” of visitors. More »