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Archive for April 2013

Let’s Get the Kids Sailing

SEA will host a week-long sailing camp for local youth this summer. © 2013 Sailing Education Adventures Sailing Education Adventures of San Rafael operates a youth sailing program for the kids of Canal Alliance and the Canal District’s Bahia Vista Elementary School. More »

A Mid-Ocean Proposal

During a passage of nearly 3,000 miles it’s a thrill to break up the daily routine with an equator-crossing celebration. Hydroquest
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC Novice sailor Katie Flynn undoubtedly knew in advance that her crewmates aboard the Vancouver-based Beneteau First 40 Hydroquest were planning an equator-crossing celebration while en route to French Polynesia. More »
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New Annual Fee for Documentation

If your boat is federally documented — as opposed to simply being registered in your state — expect to start paying a new $26 annual fee to renew. The fees are based on the actual costs of processing nearly a quarter million renewals annually. More »

Oracle Team USA Wins AC World Series

Oracle Team USA ultimately took top honors in the three-venue AC World Series. Now, can they maintain the momentum during the America’s Cup? © 2013 Gilles Martin-Raget / ACEA There was plenty of close racing during the America’s Cup World Series event in Naples, Italy (which ended yesterday). More »

Nor’Sea 27s Are Big Fun

Nor’Sea owners and fans gathered at Oakland YC last weekend in appreciation of their favorite design. latitude/LaDonna
©2013 Latitude 38 Media, LLC It’s tough to dispute the assertion that good things come in small packages when you’re standing on a dock looking at a bunch of bristol Nor’Sea 27s. More »

Tight Racing and a Collision at ACWS

Clear skies, steady winds and very close competition made yesterday’s AC45 races spectacular. © 2013 ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget After two days of AC45 racing in Naples, Italy, Oracle Team USA leads the nine-boat fleet with 38 points, followed by the French Energy Team (36) and Emirates Team New Zealand (36). More »
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Whatever Happened To . . . ?

It seems common that certain sailboats make an outsized impression on sailors when they’re young. Over time, the boats disappear and/or are forgotten. But then without apparent reason, the now-older sailor recalls fond memories of the boat, and wonders whatever happened to her. More »