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Archive for October 2012

Aegean Final Report: “Inadequate Lookout”

Divers Russell Moore and Ed Harris discovered the remains of Aegean at the crash site in May. © Russell Moore West Coast sailors were delivered a one-two punch this spring when two tragic accidents just two weeks apart took a total of nine lives. More »

Smashing Great Pumpkin

Richmond YC’s Great Pumpkin Regatta was held last weekend, stealing the thunder, and most of the boats, from other sailing events on San Francisco Bay. Racers trailered their boats from as far away as Oregon and Washington to enjoy some California sunshine, and the weather lived up to the promise. More »

Ha-Ha Fleet Approaching Turtle Bay

As we post this report (noon on Wednesday) via SailMail from the Baja Ha-Ha mothership Profligate, we’re about 60 miles from crossing the finish line of Leg One, just outside Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay), with the fleet spread out far and wide around us. More »

Spaghetti Patch

Most boats lose a little speed as they age. It might be older sails, but often times it’s the amount of stuff that collects onboard. As we were getting Profligate ready to set sail on the 19th Baja Ha-Ha, we decided to see if we had any lines we no longer needed. More »

Bounty Sinks off Cape Hatteras

The Bounty sank 90 miles off Cape Hatteras this morning. Two crew, including the captain, are reported missing, while 14 other crewmembers were rescued by the Coast Guard. © 2012 Inverclyde Views UPDATE: Claudene Christian’s body was recovered. More »

Liz Clark Breaks Her Neck

Imagine an Olympic downhill ski racer falling down and breaking a leg on a bunny hill. That’s probably how Liz Clark of the Santa Barbara-based Cal 40 Swell, who has been cruising French Polynesia for years now, feels right now. More »

Mexico, Here They Come!

“Mexico or Bust!” Watch out, Baja, here come the Ha-Ha’ers! latitude/John A.
©2012 Latitude 38 Media, LLC The Baja Ha-Ha 19 fleet awoke to clear blue skies this morning, ideal for the fleet’s southbound departure to the waters of Baja California. More »

Ad: Top 10 Winter Tips from KKMI

© 2012 KKMI With winter around the corner, KKMI would like to offer some advice about keeping your boat in its best sailing shape. 1. Add fuel stabilizer to a full fuel tank. More »

Boeing 777 Rescues Sailboat

Okay, so the headline might be a bit fantastic but the story is very real. On October 3, Australian Glenn Ey, 44, set off singlehanded from Pittwater, just north of Sydney, on a cruise of the eastern coast of Oz aboard his Cavalier 36 Streaker. More »