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Archive for August 2013

Labor Day Weekend Happenings

On the odd chance you don’t have much going on this weekend, here are a few events you might want to check out over the next few days: The artists have once again decended on Marin County for the 61st annual Sausalito Art Festival. More »

Just in Time for the Weekend

Worried you would be stuck without fresh reading material for the long Labor Day Weekend? Fret not, sweet reader! The September Latitude 38 is on its way to marina and chandleries all over the Bay Area today. More »

AC Jury’s Decision Delayed

A five-member international sailing jury is continuing to hear testimony today regarding allegations of cheating by Oracle Team USA staff during the America’s Cup World Series. Their decision regarding punishment, if any, is expected to come early next week. More »

Huge Crowd Turns Out for Cat Racing

One would have assumed that the final race of the Louis Vuitton Cup on San Francisco Bay, between Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand, would have been the most popular high-speed catamaran racing show in the world during the last week. More »

Coke Boat Seized in Vanuatu

Raj was reportedly laying over in Vanuatu, on its way to Oz, when it was raided. © Australian Government American and Australian officials seized a customized 85-ft Bristol ketch in Port Vila on Vanuatu last Monday, coming away with 1,650 lbs of cocaine worth $330 million. More »

A Bull for a Bride

"My daughter is getting married at Presidio YC on August 31," writes Lesley Madison, "and I’m looking for a small dinghy or El Toro-sized boat to hang from the club’s very strong and stable set of pulleys. More »

Kiwis Clinch AC Challenge

We got a little grief from a few readers last week for suggesting even the remote possibility of the Italian-backed Luna Rossa Challenge staging a comeback in the just-completed Louis Vuitton Cup Finals. More »

Is the AC’s Poop About to HIt the Fan?

Oracle Team USA’s were almost indomitable at last August’s AC World Series. © 2013 Oracle Team USA / Guilain Grenier "It is still possible that they (Oracle Team USA) will survive the jury hearings and the evidence gathered against them, but most observers are predicting that team members (will be) banned from the regatta and at least two points docked from Oracle’s defense of the Cup.” More »

Catamaran Racing for the 99%

Ferrari thrills with Volkswagen pricing: F18s are fast, fun, and accessible. © 2013 Courtesy Cherie Sogsti This Sunday over a dozen Formula 18 catamarans will be racing a short course right in front on the Marina Green in San Francisco starting at 11:15 a.m., More »