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Mexico’s Amigo Net Migrates

If you’re planning to cruise Mexico this season — or you’re already enjoying those sunny latitudes — you’ll want to make note that the much-used Amigo Net has switched frequencies. Net Manager Jake Howard writes, "Starting May 15, 2013, the Amigo Net will switch frequencies to 6.212 USB. More »
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Estuary Diver Found Dead

We’ve received word that the body of William Swanson, who owned the boat diving service Got Zinc, was found dead in the water near Jack London Square early Saturday morning. It’s been reported that his wife called police last night when he didn’t return home Friday night. More »

Rush of Entries for 20th Baja Ha-Ha

Every May, when online registration for the Baja Ha-Ha cruisers’ rally opens, the rush to sign up is so intense it reminds us of the famous Oklahoma Land Rush. We can picture sailors all along the West Coast hunched over their computers with their fingers poised to pounce on the keyboard as soon as the registration site goes live at noon on May 1.  More »

Delta Doo Dah Kick-Off Party Friday

Ditch the summer gloom and head up to the Delta this summer in the Delta Doo Dah DIY © Alex Pearce If last week’s stunning weather wasn’t enough to jog your memory, we’ll remind you that summer’s nearly here and you know what that means…the Delta Doo Dah! More »
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Gary Jobson Talks AC at OYC

Winning AC crew, author and national sailing commentator Gary Jobson is slated to speak at Oakland YC in Alameda on May 18. Jobson will offer his views on the America’s Cup in a talk called ‘Who Looks Strong and Why’. More »

Sea Otter Spotted in Estuary

Bay Area diver Matt Peterson saw an unusual sight last night on the docks at Alameda Marina last night. "In all my years of working and sailing on the Bay, I’ve never seen one of these guys here before," he says of the sea otter. More »

Marina Vallarta Sold

Marina Vallarta has been sold and new management have plans for cleaning it up. © Marina Vallarta The 400-slip Marina Vallarta, the oldest of all the marinas on Banderas Bay, and by far the one closest to downtown Puerto Vallarta, has been sold. More »

British Sailor Lost Overboard in Pacific

An experienced 38-year-old British sailor crossing from Osaka, Japan — where he’d been working for the last three years — to Hawaii, with plans to continue on to Southampton, UK, reportedly fell overboard on Saturday night about 575 miles west of Midway Atoll. More »