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Archive for January 2013

To Ha-Ha or Jump the Puddle?

If you’re planning to attend the first weekend of the Seattle Boat Show, which starts today and runs through February 3 at CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union, be sure you don’t miss the seminars by our very own ‘Banjo Andy’ Turpin tomorrow and Sunday. More »

Roger Swanson’s Final Journey

It may seem ironic that a mild-mannered Minnesotan would be considered one of the greatest ocean voyagers of our time, but Roger Swanson — who passed away late last month at the age of 81 — was precisely that. More »
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The Unsuspecting Surfer

The day before the internationally renowned Mavericks surf contest was slated to start, surfers at Ocean Beach, just south of the entrance to San Francisco Bay, enjoyed some killer waves. Filmmaker and kitesurfer Pete Koff caught some impressive surfing action last Saturday, including a high-performance cigarette boat that zipped into the surf zone. More »

Know Your Snakes?

Talk about an unwelcome shipmate! This one was not only uninvited, but he bit the captain. Can you ID the species? © 2013 Keith AlbrechtA little while back, Keith Albrecht of the Alamitos Bay-based Columbia 36 Ojo Rojo climbed down the companionway into the dark main salon to grab a cruising guide. More »

Good Tip For Mexico

Starting in mid-January, government officials in La Paz started knocking on boat hulls in one marina asking to see copies of Temporary Import Permits. TIPs were created about 20 years ago to provide a means for boat owners to leave Mexico without their boats. More »

Frank Savage at St. Francis YC

St. Francis YC’s Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Chair Kimball Livingston has a habit of drawing some very interesting and evocative speakers to the club’s weekly luncheon, and this week’s is no exception. More »

A-Cup Partnership Focused on Youth Sailing

Since 2008, a Bay Area nonprofit called SailSFBay has been quietly working to unite the Bay Area sailing community behind the goal of growing participation in sailing. During the group’s January 17 meeting, hosted in the Oracle Team USA compound at Pier 80, Tim Jeffrey of the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) and John Craig from America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM) made a very exciting announcement: The ACEA will partner with SailSFBay for community outreach, especially events and programs that get more young sailors out on the water. More »

Time to Ban Whales from Banderas Bay?

Anti-social whale behavior on Banderas Bay. This wasn’t the whale that interfered with our race, but just one of many annoying yachties on the bay. © 2013 Jay AilworthThere we were, sailing downwind toward the finish line of Saturday’s Vallarta Cup race, trying to get the crew to keep paying attention to their jobs. More »

Kiteboarder Rolex Yachtsman of the Year

Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Johnny Heineken, seen here with fellow Kiteboard Course Racing World Champion Erika Heineken, who happens to be his sister. Johnny Heineken
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLCMarin County kiteboarder Johnny Heineken has been named US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year after being nominated for the second time in a row. More »