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Search Continues for Niña and Crew

Ricky and Robin Wright of Lousiana, the parents of Danielle Wright, 19, who has been missing for nearly two months after setting sail from Opua, New Zealand, for Newcastle, Australia, with six others aboard the 70-ft staysail schooner Niña, haven’t given up hope that their daughter and the others can be still be found alive. More »

Cat Rescues Six Near Cabo

Emilio Castañeda’s Hatteras 85 Alexis sank when her shaft seals blew. Our Shangri-La
© Latitude 38 Media, LLC "Mayday, mayday, mayday! This is the motor vessel Alexis. We are at 23°12.595N by 110°25.092W and we are sinking! More »

Daisy Cutter Finishes Mini Challenge

While the inaugural running of the Mini 650 Pacific Challenge — a race for Mini 6.50s from Marina del Rey to Hawaii — may have gotten off to an inauspicious start, one sailor persevered and finished the course. Belmont’s More »

Aldebaran Floats Again

Earlier in the month, we reported on the sad news that Hayden and Fern Brown’s pirate-style 70-ft schooner Aldebaran smashed into the Richmond jetty on July 4. Sausalito’s Parker Diving Service did their best to stabilze the ferrocement boat until the hull could be patched and the boat raised. More »

ETNZ Win Puts Them in Louis Vuitton Finals

When ETNZ ditched their headsail, spectators thought Luna Rossa had a lock on the race. © Gilles Martin-Raget / ACEA Italy’s Luna Rossa were expected to do much better in their second head-to-head battle with Emirates Team New Zealand on Sunday. More »

What a Great TransPac!

The Dorade crew are the big kahunas in this year’s TransPac. © Trans Pacific YC While a new elapsed-time record wasn’t set, the 47th TransPac has proven to be one of the more interesting and exciting races to Hawaii in years. More »
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Coasties Bust False Mayday Caller

A New Zealander who is accused of making false distress calls may have thought he was perpetrating a harmless prank, but we doubt he’ll be laughing if he is convicted. We understand that the maximum penalty for this felony act is six years in prison, a $5,000 civil fine, a $250,000 criminal fine and reimbursement to the Coast Guard for activating their resources. More »

AYSF Receives Hanson Rescue Medal

While the men on the American Youth Sailing Force, San Francisco’s ‘home team’ for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, undoubtedly want to win the event’s trophy so bad they can taste it, the award six of its team members received this week proves more about who they are as people than any sports trophy ever could. More »