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Archive for September 2013

Sailor Rescued off Tillamook

Along with the fall’s first major storm hitting the Oregon/Washington coasts this weekend also came the inevitable request for assistance by sailboat. On Saturday, Duane Jones of the Oak Harbor, WA-based 40-ft sailboat (make unknown) The Rock called the Coast Guard for a rescue 14 miles off Tillamook, Oregon. More »

Australia to be AC35 Challenger

Love him or hate him, Larry Ellison put on a spectacular show on the Bay. © Gilles Martin-Raget / ACEA Having won the Cup two times in four attempts, a champagne-splashed Ellison told the press that he had already received a challenge for the next America’s Cup. More »

Rolex Big Boat Series Takes Over

The Rolex flags were blowing the ‘wrong’ way this morning. © 2013 The America’s Cup ended just in time for St. Francis YC’s signature regatta, the Rolex Big Boat Series, to take over San Francisco Bay yesterday. More »

The Little America’s Cup

As the 34th America’s Cup winds down to a thrilling finish, there’s another America’s Cup going on that is likely off your radar: the International C Class Catamaran Championship, also known as the ‘Little America’s Cup’ which is taking place right now in Falmouth, England. More »

Spectacular America’s Cup Final Race Today

No one thought it would ever come down to the 19th race! © Gilles Martin-Raget / ACEA Thanks to an improbably spectacular America’s Cup, Oracle’s improbably exciting comeback from an 8 to 1 defecit, and the improbably dazzling AC72s, today’s final showdown between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand is one for the ages of not just yacht racing, but all of sport. More »

America’s Cup Special Bulletin

Never before in yachting history has there been such drama surrounding a race as for the first race of today’s ongoing 34th America’s Cup battle between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand. More »

Variation on a Theme

Since innovative multihulls are in the spotlight this summer, we thought we’d introduce you to another variation on the theme. While traveling in Russia a few months ago, reader Larry Radcliffe of El Cerrito came across this odd-looking trimaran as it was sailing into the docks at Petrozavodsk (on a northern lake, east of Finland). More »